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    Update to V1.0.8 - Where are Homebrew apps?

    Hello. Brand new to the modding community. I found a Wii that already had Homebrew installed. The first time I went into it, I was prompted to update. So I did...and maybe that is where I went wrong. It appeared that the installation went ok but now nothing shows up in the Homebrew Channel. I went to WiiFlow to play a game and it is Black & White. What is my next step here? The Wii is version 4.0. It did not come with an SD card.

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    If there's no SD card with Apps on it, then nothing will show up in the Homebrew channel.



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    That is what I was thinking last night. I am guessing that the apps that were showing in the Homebrew menu were installed on the Wii and when I updated, it wiped them out. So I didn't do anything wrong. Again, I am new to this. I have to put apps on an SD card and then they will show up in the Homebrew menu?

    I have read and understand that I CANNOT update my Wii system from 4.0 to the current without losing Homebrew and having to install again.

    Any suggestions on the black & white games? I thought there was a way to play and backup games from any region?

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    You have to force the region in the loader settings.

    And yes you do need the apps on the sd card for them to show in HBC or you will be forever blowing bubbles.
    Last edited by narse1979; 11-18-2011 at 04:25 AM.


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    Ok cool. I am starting to understand. Now I have WiiFlow to play the games. Am I correct in saying that this is a WAD channel and this is not that actual USB Loader...just an interface for the Loader? The loader would have been an app in Homebrew that I wiped out when I did the update? And if so, what is the loader that I should be looking for?
    Thank you very much for the replies and your patience. Noobs can be very frustrating! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaGolf View Post
    Am I correct in saying that this is a WAD channel and this is not that actual USB Loader...just an interface for the Loader?
    Wiiflow is a usb loader. There are two ways to install most loaders to your wii. If you install it as a "channel" the program is physically on your wii and will not show up in the Homebrew Channel. If you install the "Forwarder Channel" all it is is a link to the app which is on your sd card (which will show up in the Homebrew Channel). IMHO the forwarder channel is the way to go, because if you ever want to update your app it is a simple process of swapping out a few files on your sd card.

    The loader would have been an app in Homebrew that I wiped out when I did the update?
    Updating your Homebrew Channel is ok and will not wipe out any apps. All apps are stored on your SD card or external HDD. Its not like a computer where an actual app install has to happen first. The homebrew channel simply looks for the contents of the apps folder on your sd card. An update from the big N could delete your Homebrew Channel and/or make your apps stop working, but would not cause them to disappear.

    And if so, what is the loader that I should be looking for?
    There are many different usb loaders. Which one is best? We all have our own opinions, so ultimately it is up to you to decide what you like best. They all have the same end result - loading games from usb. Some are more complex, some offer different features.

    You probably should take a look at the "Basic introduction to Wii hacking" link that is below in my sig. It will help you understand the whole thing a lot better.

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