Thank you for this tutorial.
I am new with a new Wii and have been wanting to install a USB forwarder with out Bricking, to give my family a simple access to the games.
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Well, I've made it to this point in your tutorial, everything seems to be working thanks!,
now I'd like to install a Forwarder channel for Configurable USB Loader, I've done everything offline
so far because I don't have wifi yet but I'm going to set it up so I can install IOS58 properly.
My questions is… if I set up the wifi on my wii will it try to automatically update to 4.3 or can I choose not to update?
I'm currently on 4.2. Thanks!
How to setup the cfg loader to run from the usb hhd drive (the same hdd drive I stored games) instead of sd card when access it from the Wii menu? I was running the cfg loader through sd card and ran a game or 2 last night … Just want to know what to do before installing the forwarder channel into the Wii menu …
When i start usbloader channel i get back to the wii menu. I don't know what to do pls help.
I had the same issue, but was able to fix it by installing IOS58 (http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-guides-tutorials/66489-latest-ios-channels-wads.html)
I followed this tutorial, but no forwarder channel shows up in my menu. Has something changed, or have I done something wrong? Please help!
Short version: Yay! It works! :)
Long version: I swear I had done all that, but I did it again (except for installing IOS58, since I'd already updated to ver. 4.3). I then went back & repeated a bunch of other things, including setting USBLoader to use IOS248 instead of IOS224-mload. That also allowed my games to actually load, as USBLoader was previously useless.
So I don't know what exactly was wrong, but your advice helped me fix my Wii.
Thank you, blueping!
sorry to jump in, but when i was installing my forwarder channel, i already had ios249 installed, and there was no option to choose ios236, the highest was ios250. i just chose ios249 and installed it, and it works - is there a difference if i had done ios250 or iso236 if i could find it or all the others?
I'm glad I could assist you fix your Wii
Once the forwarder installed and works, it doesn't matter how you installed it.
See a forwarder as a shortcut like in Windows, just an icon in the channel menu which points to the location where your USB loader is actually running from.
I had a problem with these instructions, and just wanted to share how I got past it.
I followed the instructions using my 4 GB SDHC card, which includes my USB Loader files, but when I loaded the WAD Manager, it kept giving me an "error=-1" when I had selected to load the wad from Wii SD Card.
Looking around a bit, I found that other people had the same problem and it was resolved by using a different SD card. I used a 32 MB SD card, and was able to find the wad on the SD card. Of course, since my USB Loader was on my 4 GB card, the forwarder didn't work, but when I swapped the SD card back, it works great!
Using an SDHC card and IOS236 I was getting the same error as well. I assume because it's based off of IOS36 which doesn't have SDHC support? Anyways, using IOS248 worked fine.
okay I did all the step and rename the ones that I needed t, but I'm stuck in Step 9, I don't see that app to run. "/apps/InstForwarder/boot.dol"
What do you see? Have you checked for extra pages of apps? Perhaps try using the hard drive instead of SD (same file location, but either SD must be unplugged or you would access the hard drive apps by pushing 1 in HBC).
The folder named "InstForwarder" looks empty (From my Computer), but I click on it and there's the file I rename to "boot.dol"
The HBC doesn't see the app. I can't try the HDD since this computer can't read the HDD.
in the wad manager folder (Rename to Boot.dol) is there only three other folders in there? (Data / Lib / Source) and a Makefile..or is there any thing missing? (There's also a two read docs and a License one), I still can get pass step 9. I went through HBC and its not there…or is there any other way to get the fowarder?
yep you were right, I DL the source. Now that I got it and did it, it seems that screen went to a black screen with white lettering stating: Exception (DSI) occurred: (With alot of number) and then it says Stacks Dumps (More Numbers) and Code Dump (More Numbers). I assume it froze, should I leave it as is and wait or did I do something wrong?
did it 5 times and it still goes to the screen. I suppose to install it from here InstForwarder/boot.dol folder right?
did it 5 times and it still goes to the BSOD screen. I suppose to install it from here InstForwarder/boot.dol folder right?
okay Thanks DOC!
Do I just copy it to the InstForwarder folder and run it? I tried it but it gave me the following error:
Retrieving list file….error ret-1
Use the zip version and copy the YAWMM/apps/WadManager directory and contents to apps/WadManager
Although given you are getting that error, it might be the case that you have a file on the SD that is confusing the Wad Manager. Perhaps try copying everything else off the card and installing it fresh.
I swear I had done all that, but I did it again (except for installing IOS58, since I'd already updated to ver. 4.3). I then went back & repeated a bunch of other things, including setting USBLoader to use IOS248 instead of IOS224-mload. That also allowed my games to actually load, as USBLoader was previously useless.
I'm using LoadMii to get to my SD card and then selecting the boot dol in the Apps InstForwarder folder I get the Wad Manager v17 screen to show with disclaimer and press A or B (and the funky music.)
Problem my Wii Remotes disconnect and I cannot get them to reconnect so I can press either A or B. I just have to power off. Tried many times - same things WiiMotes disconnect and I can't finish the install of the Wad Manager!
When I'm installing it and picking the IOS part, it doesn't even have IOS 236 as an option. So if I install it else where would it matter?
use this link:
v12 for Wii
v14 for Wii U