Month: September 2015

Retired Hackintosh

Seagate drive doesn’t show up, I reinstalled Paragon NTFS for Mac 14. It was showing up before, but I didn’t try writing to the drive. Didn’t show it in the Paragon NTFS for Mac in system preferences. Ethernet won’t get an IP anymore. So I turned it off. Plugged Seagate drive back into desktop. Need to reinstall Twonky in Windows now.

OS X is updated on hackintosh

But bluetooth doesn’t work. Guide didn’t say anything about that. Don’t know if I care enough to plug a USB keyboard and mouse into it. The light on my mouse and keyboard just keeps blinking. Should unplug my Seagate drive from it and plug it directly into desktop. Then the hackintosh can remain at the login screen forever.

Ahh, looks like USB doesn’t work. There was something about that on the hackintosh forum. My Seagate drive is inaccessible.

USB might be working. The light is on on the bluetooth adapter. So it looks like I’ll have to connect USB keyboard and mouse and remove the bluetooth keyboard and mouse and re add them.

Apple removed support for my USB bluetooth adapter in OS X 10.11. I plugged the one from my laptop into hackintosh and I have bluetooth now. The one that I was using with laptop is super old.

Time to upgrade hackintosh

Need to update Clover, and do some other stuff. Looks pretty easy.

4 GB downloaded so far. Clover is updated, copied the kexts to the 10.11 folder, and edited the config file.

Over 5 GB downloaded, almost done.

It’s installing. Had to turn it off before it booted back into OS X 10.10, needed to plug USB keyboard into it, so I could boot the installer. Might of had to re download it again if I booted back into the old OS X.

Paragon NTFS For Mac 14

Got my free upgrade to Paragon NTFS For Mac 14, I bought 12 sometime ago. Looks like it works on my hackintosh, with OS X 10.10.5 or something. Don’t know if I’ll upgrade to the next OS X, upgrading might be to complicated, that is if you have a hackintosh, upgrade should be fine on a real mac. Could replace it with a mac mini, but my Intel NUC is more powerful then the cheapest mac mini. I can also upgrade my NUC without any problems.

Super Mario 3D Land

Should buy that game. About thirty bucks new on Amazon. It won’t be in 3D for me, but who cares. I don’t provide Amazon links, as nobody clicks them anyways.

Maybe I’ll buy it on payday.

Same price at Walmart.

Think I’ll assume the games on my Seagate drive are corrupted

The power went out while I was playing a game, so I’ll assume that caused corruption on my external drive for my Wii. Going to plug it into desktop and re copy everything. Then eventually I’ll see if it still freezes.

Might not be the problem. Mario Sports Mix still says the md5sum is wrong, and now it says Punch Out is wrong too.

Update
I was right, Mario Sports Mix works now.

And Punch Out is stuck on loading now. I’ll try deleting the save file.

Formatting the drive, and will re copy everything.

Good thing it’s almost payday. I’ll be buying another UPS and a surge protector. The UPS will be for my desktop, and my old one will be for the Wii and PS4. I plug my UPSes into a surge protector, the only thing plugged into the surge protector is the UPS. Except for the one for my desktop, one hard drive is plugged into the surge protector too.

And according to Wii Backup Manager, the md5sum is still wrong for Punch Out.

Either my drive isn’t compatible, or it’s damaged from the power outage. I did drop it while it was plugged into my desktop too. I did do a test on the drive using Seagate Dashboard, said it was fine. Punch Out was working, then I tried doing exhibition and it never started. Just kept scrolling through the stats of the person I selected.

Should probably wipe the drive and send it back to Amazon if I can. Just burn discs instead.

My USB 3.0 on my desktop could be incompatible with the drive, so everything I copy is corrupted. I’ll try re copying everything from USB 2.0. Got to love USB 3.0.

Could also be my USB 3.0 hub. Should probably replace the hub and the PCI Express USB 3.0 card.

Punch Out has a good md5sum now. Got to love my computer’s USB 3.0. The built in didn’t work with linux, never tried it with Windows, stuff would disconnect. I’ve always had problems with USB 3.0.

Update
Looks like copying by USB 2.0 to the drive fixed it. I have a new USB 3.0 card coming, maybe it’ll work correctly with it. When I get it, I’ll copy a game, and verify it to see if it’s corrupted or not. Could just be the USB 3.0 of the drive, but it’s not the first USB 3.0 thing that has been corrupted. I have a Lexar USB 3.0 flash drive, and it doesn’t work very well with my USB 3.0.

Maybe my Seagate external drive isn’t compatible with the Wii

Two games made the Wii freeze so far. The tutorial in Punch Out made it freeze. Mario Sports Mix also freezes, when you learn how to play basketball, once you get to the jumping and blocking. I tried two times, and it froze at the same spot both times.

Maybe I should burn them to a disc, and see if they freeze.

Downloading the Seagate Dashboard software. See if I can disable the sleeping. Maybe it’s going to sleep and causing it to freeze. It’s already set to never power off.

I updated to 4.3 using Multi Mod Manager. Games still freeze. I’m just going to assume they are bad copies.

According to Wii Backup Manager, the SHA1 is correct on the ISO, but the actual image on the drive isn’t right, but I checked some working games, and they aren’t good either. I’ll recopy Punch Out and try playing it tomorrow. Don’t care about the sports game. Says the MD5 is right on the external drive now. Wonder if I should recopy all my games. Maybe if they start freezing. I won’t know if Punch Out works until tomorrow. Going to bed. Checking the SHA1 takes to long, only did that on the ISOs, because it’s the only option.

Motion plus rocks

If you get a old Wii, make sure you buy a new remote with motion plus. You can probably get them used for less. Mario Super Sluggers is much easier with motion plus. Haha remote almost cost as much as the Wii. 20 bucks less.

Got a new remote

The Mario one at Walmart. Didn’t know Walmart had it, went there, and they had a bunch. Should probably see if it works.