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    How to find the IOS a game uses

    If you're loading your original games from the disc channel and you get a black screen you are likely missing an IOS. This guide will show you a few ways to find out which IOS your game needs to run, how to get it, and how to install it on your Wii.
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    If your games are on a USB Hard drive and you want to check them all at once you can use Wii Backup Manager instead of these methods.



    Option 1


    1. Open the game image with WiiScrubber [Link]
    2. Expand partition.bin and find tmd.bin
    3. Right click and choose extract. Save to your PC somewhere.
    4. Open tmd.bin with a hex editor [Link]
    5. Go to Offset 0x018B and convert from Hex to Decimal
    6. If you don't know how to convert Hex to Decimal use Windows Calculator - Switch to programmer view
    7. The decimal value is the IOS the game uses.

    Option 2

    1. Download and Extract WiiGameInfo
    2. Open "WiiGameInfo.exe"
    3. Browse for the image file of your game and select it
    4. Uncheck the box that says "Verify before getting info"
    4. Click "Get Info" - Done

    Note: WiiGameInfo also gives you the file size, scrubbed size, ID, disc name, region, partitions, and system menu version of the image.

    Option 3

    1. Open Game in CFG USB Loader v70 +
    2. Look for IOS number in the Game Info.


    To get the IOS you need use NUSD or ModMii. If using NUSD make sure to check "pack as wad". To install your IOS wad use Multi-Mod Manager or Wad Manager.

    Note - WiiGameInfo and WiiScrubber will not work for .ciso or .wbfs files. Use Wii Backup Manager or Cfg USB Loader instead.
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    Is there anything that can read .wbfs files, or would I just have to convert them to isos?

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    Just convert/extract as an ISO file. Not that I know of.

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    Option #3:
    1. Open Game in CFG USB Loader (On Wii)
    2. Look for iOS## in the Games Info.

    Easiest option

    Might want to add it. Not sure if there's any other loaders that do.

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    You know I just noticed that the other day as I never usually go into Cfg to start a game. That must have been added recently as Cfg never used to tell you the IOS the game uses. Forgot about it until you mentioned it, thanks.

    Edit: Added.
    Last edited by Krank; 09-09-2011 at 08:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    You know I just noticed that the other day as I never usually go into Cfg to start a game. That must have been added recently as Cfg never used to tell you the IOS the game uses. Forgot about it until you mentioned it, thanks.
    Yup. Just recently added.

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    Well that beats the hell out of hex editing!

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    You can also use Wii Backup Manager.
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    Sure does...although there is no actual editing involved. You just have to open the file with a hex editor and convert the value...still easier to just look in Cfg though.

    You can also use Wii Backup Manager.
    Thanks, same idea as using Wiigameinfo though so I will leave that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Thanks, same idea as using Wiigameinfo though so I will leave that out.
    But it works for CISO and WBFS files too.
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