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    Well, my 1st attempt did not work.

    I removed the usb-loader directories and the .dol file. then I placed the r416-pre.dol in the root. All I got was a black screen.

    So I removed the r416 and copied the boot.dll from the wiiflow to the SD root. Black screen again.


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    All .dol's have to be renamed to boot.dol. Remove the boot.dol, keep the r416, but rename it to boot.dol, and put in the Wiiflow folder.


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    Still trying to get it to auto boot to WiiFlow. I renamed the r416-pre.dol to boot.dol and changed my priiloader settings. But all I can get to happen is to boot to the system menu when I have "installed file" chosen. I also have a cd:\boot.elf file that was on there from before. I have tried with and without that file - same results. The file size of the r416 file is 1,773. There is already a boot.dol file in the cd:\wiiflow directory that came with the download extraction. That file size is 3,702. There is also a boot.dol file in the cd:\apps\wiiflow direcotry with a file size of 3,702. I tried to use that file, rather than the renamed r416 file and still nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrosteve View Post
    Still trying to get it to auto boot to WiiFlow. I renamed the r416-pre.dol to boot.dol and changed my priiloader settings. But all I can get to happen is to boot to the system menu when I have "installed file" chosen. I also have a cd:\boot.elf file that was on there from before. I have tried with and without that file - same results. The file size of the r416 file is 1,773. There is already a boot.dol file in the cd:\wiiflow directory that came with the download extraction. That file size is 3,702. There is also a boot.dol file in the cd:\apps\wiiflow direcotry with a file size of 3,702. I tried to use that file, rather than the renamed r416 file and still nothing.
    Download and put this on the root of your sd card --> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4398921/NForwarderWiiflow.dol Go into priiloader settings --> Autoboot to installed file --> Return to autoboot Save settings and try again.


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    Well, I had trouble getting it to work.

    I tried it 3 ways. 1st, with it in the root with the boot.dol. 2nd, it without boot.dol, and 3rd - removed the previous boot.dol and rename your file to boot.dol.

    Each time I went to priiloader and verified that the boot to installed file was selected and return to autoboot was as well.


    Then, i thought I would double check the guide and saw that I was leaving a step out.
    With NForwarderWiiflow.dol in the root directory of your SD Card, power on your console while holding the
    reset button to load into Priiloader. Select Load/Install File. Afterwards, navigate to Settings and make the
    following changes: "autoboot=Installed File" , "return to=autoboot"

    After rebooting, this will automatically load Wiiflow when you power on the console and reboot to Wiiflow when you exit a
    game. To get your system menu back after exiting a game, change "return to=system menu".
    So I did that and now it boots right to WiiFlow. GREAT!!


    Now I need to find out how to get it to recognize the games I have already loaded. I see where I can copy the covers over to the wiiflow directories, but I have not came across how to get it to see the game files in the usb\wbfs directory.

    The drive is fat32

    Looking now...

    Thanks


    Edit -

    Would this apply to my case?? I think not as the programs where never listed in WiiFlow in the 1st place


    Quote Originally Posted by bigjat69 View Post
    All of a sudden I couldnt see any games or settings buttons or titles...although channel loaded (via forwader from USB) and background music played....arrgh!!

    Well it seems that clicking the star button to make a favorite causes a corrupt wiiflow.ini

    Have tried with no parental control, setting fav on in settings but using any combination hitting that star button meant no covers, no titles no buttons, nothing. Also tried on 3 different themes (after fixing) with same result each time

    You have NOT - repeat NOT lost or corrupted your games so don't go formatting your drive!

    Fix - Simply hook up the USB/SD to your PC, go into wherever your wiiflow folder (not the one inside apps folder) containing .ini files is and delete wiiflow.ini

    The next time you start wiiflow channel this will be recreated as if it was a fresh install.

    Re-installing forwader channel via wad manager did not fix this..just get rid of the wiiflow.ini

    Hope that helps someone else.



    EDIT - Wife did it again! - Here's some carbonic theme DO NOT CLICK buttons and also game hangs cover for any that you have not fixed as yet.


    - EPIC FAILURE:CAN'T SEE TEXT (looked ok in fireworks)

    - EPIC FAILURE:CAN'T SEE TEXT (looked ok in fireworks)

    - EPIC FAILURE:CAN'T SEE TEXT (looked ok in fireworks)

    - EPIC FAILURE:CAN'T SEE TEXT (looked ok in fireworks)

    Downloading source code - see if can be removed from menu...

    I am loading a dvd now, just to see where it puts in on the hard drive. I already loaded this game in the other usb loader. I will compare them and see if I can make any effective changes.

    I think something is wrong, as it has been about 10 minutes and the progress bar is not progressing.

    I did not make any changes to the hdd before I tried to load the dvd. I assumed that wiiflow would create the directory. maybe I am wrong about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acrosteve View Post
    Well, I had trouble getting it to work.

    I tried it 3 ways. 1st, with it in the root with the boot.dol. 2nd, it without boot.dol, and 3rd - removed the previous boot.dol and rename your file to boot.dol.

    Each time I went to priiloader and verified that the boot to installed file was selected and return to autoboot was as well.


    Then, i thought I would double check the guide and saw that I was leaving a step out.


    So I did that and now it boots right to WiiFlow. GREAT!!


    Now I need to find out how to get it to recognize the games I have already loaded. I see where I can copy the covers over to the wiiflow directories, but I have not came across how to get it to see the game files in the usb\wbfs directory.

    The drive is fat32

    Looking now...

    Thanks
    Didn't I tell you to do that in my last post? I didn't tell you to rename any files but at least you have your problem sorted.


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    Well, I was not doing the "Select Load/Install File" part before checking the settings. All I was doing was putting the files in place on the SD card.


    On the other hand, after over two hours, there was still no progress on the game load into WiiFlow, so I powered the system down.

    I just tried a different game, with the same failing results.

    I deleted the wiiflow.ini file this morning and it did not improve things.

    I am going to check my WiiFlow version, and probably try and find the newest one. - I have not verified what I have now, but I assumed it is current.
    Last edited by Brian; 09-30-2011 at 07:02 PM.

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    yes, yes it does.

    Well, I was unable to see what version I have. But I have 7 pages of options.

    I have been reading the wiiflow installation thread and have gotten to page 12 - but the posts are still from 2010. I have yet to find a solution, but I will try and make sure I have the most recent version which seems to be 2.5

    But now I have all these different WAD files and more research to do.

    One post says that I can get the latest version here http://www.mediafire.com/?zyrtiwmmtrm
    Another says to go herehttp://code.google.com/p/wiiflow/dow...+DownloadCount and get the files.
    Or, others say to go here http://www.mediafire.com/?h4csva4psv6m617

    And then I need to do the WAD pack or installer? Do I already have a forwarder? Do I want another?
    The install all the bases. I think I already have that part, but hell, I don't know.


    No wonder I am confused.

    I think I will go with 2.2-RC-1-(No-Dol).zip It says it has been depriciated and a newer file might be better, but that is the newest file with a large file size.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Denni View Post
    YES, THERE IS (at least that I've been using until now)!
    Here's what I did:
    1. Download the latest stable version of WiiFlow.
    I'm using r304-250
    Unpack the contents, [apps] folder, into USB HDD root folder.
    2. Downoad 2.2-RC-1-(No-Dol).zip
    Unpack the contents, [apps] & [wiiflow] folders, into USB HDD root folder.
    3. Edit (using WordPad) [wiiflow.ini] in [apps/wiiflow] folder at the USB HDD and change all strings [sd:/] into [usb:/], then save it.
    4. Follow Priiloader Loading Method
    Copy WiiFlow Forwarder dol (I'm using StarNight.dol) into USB HDD root folder.
    Boot Wii to PriiLoader by holding [Reset] button while turning on Wii, and from the PriiLoader menu choose [Load / Install File], then select the Forwarder DOL which you copied to the root of USB HDD.
    Once this is done you can then go to the PriiLoader [Settings] menu and choose:
    -----------------Autoboot: Installed File
    -----------------Return To: AutoBoot

    5. Eject the SD card, then power on Wii.
    It will boot straight to WiiFlow on USB HDD without SD card needed.



    But according to this comparison, USB Loader Releases, WiiFlow (v2.2 RC-1) is capable (reliable) installing games into NTFS partition (look at "Install a game disc to a hard drive partition" comparison).

    Cheers
    Is that good advice? It seems to be referencing the most recent files and seems to be correct. HOWEVER, he recieved 0 thanks for that post. Surely, if it was good advice, someone would have thanked him. No?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithian View Post
    These instructions pertain to forwarding directly to Wiiflow through a Priiloader installed file after editing the .ini file. Without the user specifying, it was my assumption he was discussing channel forwarders. Regardless though, your method will also look for files off an SD card assuming the .ini is not edited. But to the user's question a forwarder alone, and still to my knowledge, has not been coded and publicly released to specifically ignore any files off an SD card.

    Not to take away from your instructions, as they're good ones that people should follow if they want to use that method of loading.




    What does Wii Backup Manager have to do with bypassing an SD card for use with forwarding into Wiiflow off a USB hard drive? I'd say nothing, but I'm interested to hear your thoughts.




    I had nothing but problems with a WBFS formatted drive once the USB Loader GX guys took over Wiiflow. They've kept up official support for the filesystem in Wiiflow, but they don't recommend using it. They suggest a full FAT32 drive and so do I. Runs great.

    249 vs. 222. I've stopped using 249 almost entirely. It's typically buggy when a new version gets released and has a tendency to black screen on more occasion than I'd like. That said, I respect the work that kid has done and he pioneered a lot of what we take for granted today in loading these backups.

    v20 vs v19 I didn't see a noticeable difference when loading most games. I mostly went with v20 so I didn't have to listen to that guitar going nuts on the installer.

    base 38 is compatible with wad manager. Any other base is not when installing wads. Some people notice marked improvement when loading games with a base 57 or 56 (I'm not really among them anymore) and certain games, like that infernal black ops, requires loading off an IOS with 57 as base.

    I go full FAT32 and love it. It took me a long time to change over from WBFS; mostly because I'm lazy, partly because I don't have the space to backup my files, and partly because I'm stubborn as all get out. But for me it was the better choice.




    Since you've on vaca for a while you'll probably never see this, but in case you do, I wasn't aware NTFS support had come along that far yet. Thanks.



    FWIW, this is how I have things set up and Wiiflow has never been better:

    -222 v4 base 38
    -223 v4 base 38+37
    -224 v5.1 base 57
    Last edited by Brian; 09-30-2011 at 07:02 PM. Reason: why the triple post? edit post doesn't work for you?

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    SUCSESS!!!!!!!!

    Well, here is what I did. - very similar to post #507 that I quoted above.

    Extracted the 2.2-RC-1 files to the sd,
    then extracted the files in r304-250 and put them in sd\apps\wiiflow,
    then I extracted r3-4-data and copied them to sd\wiiflow.

    Then I got the Wiiflow_NForwarder.zip and put the dol in sd\


    Then installed the forwarder from priiloader.

    Wiiflow immediately saw all of my games, but no artwork. So I just downloaded them.


    I think that is as simple as it gets. The guides just have so many options for this and options for that, it is hard to know what to skip and what not to.

    Thanks for your patience.

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