Talk:Menu Loader

From WiiBrew
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I was just wondering, does this change the Wii permanently? When you reboot after you have tried an alternate system menu, does it return to it's normal state?--Scarperguy 13:35, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

No, it does not change the Wii permanently. Not so sure what happens when you install anything while using the patched menu, so I recommend you not to do that. Helsionium 16:50, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

Hi , 2 things i have to ask! First, can i use this program to re-enable booting of my gamecube action replay disc? Second, i have this program running successfully and can play my imported discs, but, when i try to load any system menu lower than IOS28 the program justs reboots back to HBC, why is this? Thanks in advance.Nikeymikey 19:02, 9 August 2008 BST

The System Menu depends on IOS30, I guess that earlier IOSes don't have all features the System Menu needs. Helsionium 19:59, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

Thanks, Wasn't IOS30 when they disabled Gamcube AR, if so that will answer my 1st question too. In that case i'll have to give waninkokos downgrader a look over.Nikeymikey 19:09, 9 August 2008 BST

Wait a second, you're confusing IOS and the System Menu. These are two separate, yet dependent pieces of software. IOS handles all the invisible and low-level tasks and could be considered the "Operating System" of the Wii. Many different versions of IOS can be stored on each Wii. Each game or channel (including the System Menu) loads and uses only one of these. The System Menu normally uses IOS30, older versions are most likely not supported, while newer versions most likely are.
The trucha signing bug is fixed in versions 30, 31, 37 and all future versions. The blocking of GameCube AR was achieved in a different way, I don't know if this Menu Loader can be used to boot the AR. Helsionium 20:23, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

Thanks again. Maybe theres an idea for another feature for this program Gamcube AR support??Nikeymikey 19:39, 9 August 2008 BST

I think this is beyond the scope of this Menu Loader. The part that blocks AR is in MIOS, the software that handles GameCube mode. The Menu Loader is for patching the System Menu, not other parts of the Wii's system software. Helsionium 20:38, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

Can I still install Menu Loader since 23 October 08 Update ? --Zaccret 10:01, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes you can -- did it last night on a buddy's Wii. Since it relies on IOS30, though, make sure to set your IOS to be IOS30 before you hit 'Load'. That was necessary for Region Free Game Cube gaming last night; a few other IOS' didn't work. I probably wouldn't use Menu Loader for anything other than Region Free gaming at the moment. I'm also not sure if it is affected by System Menu 3.4's update. Jrronimo 18:03, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Question from a very beginner: in order to read a Wii disc bought in the US (I'm in Europe), I've installed Homebrew channel and then Menu Loader. But if I setup IOS30, it freezes. And if I try IOS36 or 61 it doesn't freeze but does not seems to make the disc readable. By the way, once the Menu Loader is launched, can I just go back to the standard system menu or shall I go somewhere else to start the game ? I have system menu 4.0 and obviously IOS61 (indicated by the homebrew channel home menu). Thanks for your help to a beginner !! Sylvanus 01:22, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm having this same problem - IOS30 crashes, and other IOSs don't seem to take any changes. I installed through the homebrew browser, and my Wii is a UK model, and up to date with system updates as of August 2009. —Preceding unsigned comment added by R0gue (talkcontribs) 12:39, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

GameCube saves?

The article says: "Note that an imported GameCube game can only save to a memory card that is either empty or only has saves from its own region." I want to confirm if this is true or not. I've saved Japanese save data to a memory card with US save data on it before, but this was on a Gamecube using a Freeloader disc. I had read in the past that Japanese save data cannot go on a card with US save data and vise versa, but I tried it once one day on my Gamecube and it worked. Is this a flaw of the Menu Loader or am I missing something? PsychicKid 17:57, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Not sure. I am in the same situation -- I have Japanese saves on my otherwise US GC cards. The Japanese games still recognize the save files, but I haven't tried to update the save. I'll test this out later tonight or tomorrow or something. Jrronimo 18:08, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

3.4 compatible?

Has anyone tried region free gaming on System Menu 3.4? I was thinking of importing Tatsunoko vs Capcom but I want to make sure I'll be able to play it first Blackprince97 04:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Debugging via USBGecko

Anyone know how this feature works? I've tried GDB and WiiRD, but neither seem to be able to do anything. --Isaac356 09:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

4.2 compatible?

I was hoping to download from the Japanese Wii Shop on my System Menu 4.2U. Has this tool been tested with 4.2? --Q-pa 19:03, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

You need to delete your USA wii Shop account before switching regions fyi, so its not really worth it if you have downloaded stuff already. but anyway, i think this should still work if you have trucha bug in IOS30. i'd say you're best to just load the channels through gecko os, its quicker i think. --SifJar 19:27, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Just got a new Wii, so no worries about my account there or already-downloaded stuff. It came with System 3.1 and I tried to use the cIOS Install bundled with MPlayer CE before upgrading to 4.2 (really jumped the gun on that one...) How can I check if I have a trucha bug in IOS30 and if not, is there any way I can get it?
BTW, this page says gecko os can't load channels on System 4.0 and higher. --Q-pa 13:07, 23 October 2009 (UTC)