HomebrewFilter (vWii)

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Jan 4, 2013

HomebrewFilter (vWii) by Excelsiior at 7:38 PM (3,536 Views / 5 Likes) 22 Comments

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    The HomebrewFilter celebrates it's debut on vWii!

    --=== The HomebrewFilter ===--

    == About ==
    The HomebrewFilter is an drop-in replacement for the
    Homebrew Channel - it allows Homebrew applications to
    be loaded and sorted, among other more outstanding
    opportunities.

    Compared to the Homebrew Channel, the HomebrewFilter
    features the following additional functionality (Wii version has several more):
    • load Homebrew from SD, USB or both
    • load Homebrew from FAT, NTFS or EXT2/3/4 formatted devices
    • categorize Homebrew (without the need to change directories)
    • download additional content directly from within The HomebrewFilter (Fonts, Themes, Languages)
    • on-the-fly updates via network connectivity
    • child-lock mode
    • screen adjustment options
    • edit meta.xml from within the HomebrewFilter
    • debugging WiFi and SD-Card (SD//config/HBF/debug.txt)
    === Installation ===
    Run the Installer from any Loader (HBC, whatever). Requirements: HW_AHBPROT access or IOS236.

    For the standalone Version install the Forwarder using a WAD Manager and place the app-folder in SD/USB:/apps/

    === Flavours ===
    Starting with rev42 the HBF comes in 4 flavours:
    • Wii Installer: installs the fullchannel for Wii (Path: /apps/HomebrewFilter/)
    • Wii Standalone: standalone boot.dol with forwarderchannel for Wii (Path: /apps/HomebrewFilter.Standalone/)
    • vWii Installer: installs fullchannel for vWii (Path: /apps/HomebrewFilter.vWii/)
    • vWii Standalone: standalone boot.dol with forwarderchannel for vWii (Path: /apps/HomebrewFilter.vWii.Standalone/)
    All versions are updatable via online-update. Don't change paths - will result in non-working updates/forwarders.

    Don't install vWii version on Wii and vice versa (channels won't load else).

    === ChangeLog ===
    Code:
    //rev44:
    - built against libruntimeiospatch 1.5.1
    - apply XFLAGS (flag specifying build-type (Wii/vWii,
      installer/forwarder) to CXXFLAGS not just CFLAGS
      * this will speed up HBF on vWii.
        x only the first time you choose an application will
          delay 1 or 2 seconds (as we are scanning all available
          IOSes, for you to choose a different IOS to start an
          application with, before it always delayed)
        x same for external launchers menu
        x no more delay when opening the settings
      * this will fix upgrading HBF via network on vWii.
        x previously it was accidently downloading the Wii version
      * this will fix upgrading standalone HBF via network.
        x previously it was accidently downloading the installer
      * ... yeah, one variable, huge impact ...
    - move creation of distribution files into dist/
    - bump channel version to 44 (accidently skipped for 43)
    === Download ===
    License: GNU GPL v2

    Installer Wii: http://www.nanolx.org/hbf/Installer/HomebrewFilter-rev44.tar.bz2
    Standalone + Forwarder Wii: http://www.nanolx.org/hbf/HomebrewFilter-Standalone-rev44.tar.bz2

    Installer vWi: http://www.nanolx.org/hbf/Installer.vwii/HomebrewFilter-vWii-rev44.tar.bz2
    Standalone +Forwarder vWii: http://www.nanolx.org/hbf/HomebrewFilter-vWii-Standalone-rev44.tar.bz2

    GIT-Repository: https://github.com/Nanolx/homebrewfilter

    suggestions, comments, patches welcome.
    Last edited by Excelsiior, Jan 20, 2014. Reason: rev44


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    Pattonfiend67 You're F'ng Out!

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    interesting... thanks!
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    julialy Ehh, I'm so lazy.

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    video please
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    Sounds interesting! I also would like to see a video as well
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    I dont have the hw to record from vWii. Anyhow looks exactly the same than on Wii. Ah... if you want some proof it's legit, you can read the source instead.
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    if you are promoting this for vwii here, mentioning priiloader is... a no no. this might confuse people here and may cause some bricks that could have been avoided.
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    late-night copy-paste - changed the first post.

    I'm gonna upload now to repo and update-server. Thanks. :)

    (also fixed a bug in php-file on update-server preventing download of japanese font file)
    Last edited by Excelsiior, Jan 5, 2013
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    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    So, it's like homebrew channel 2.0?

    If you didn't mind me asking , what do I get from the vwii installer vs the standalone?
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    From users view: maybe. Technically: I guess not.

    Nothing except you don't have a full channel, but rather a boot.dol - but it has been requested by users.
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    megazig SU

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    how do I install this without having hacked the wii already?
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    Excelsiior New Member

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    You can't. The Installer never had any exploit, unlike hackmii. You need hbc first - unless you add an exploit to the installer.
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    HBF r42,I just downloader Chinese.lang and chinese.ttf from network.

    It show that downloading the chinese.lang is finished.
    but in language list no Chinese.lang,so i seek the sd,there is no chinese.lang on sdcard

    so i download english.lang. it show in language list and is on sd card
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    Hmmm.... gonna check.

    Edit: fixed.
    Last edited by Excelsiior, Jan 6, 2013
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    rev43 now available, see first post.
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    Info: The HomebrewFilter performs normal on latest vWii (Wii-U-System-Menu 4.0.0), no strange aspect ratio (I bet it's because the HBC's ID starts with L, as some VCs do aswell), so does homebrew started from it.
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    So, we place the app in the apps folder, then install the wad?
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    drfsupercenter Flash Cart Aficionado

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    That is actually a very good point. It was a huge pet peeve of mine that when you'd launch VC games, they were stretched out to 16:9. The ones inside Brawl as "masterpiece" titles had proper aspect ratio adjustment, but not the normal VC titles. And with HDMI, you can't change your TV's ratio like you could with component.

    So if the reason Nintendo did that was to make VC titles not be stretched out, then that's actually really awesome and I love it. Sounds like we just need a new channel title for HBC.
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    Too bad the HBC team is so hard to get a hold of.
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    drfsupercenter Flash Cart Aficionado

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    I think they do that for their own safety... if we could get ahold of them easily, so could Nintendo's lawyers.

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