Installing Wad Files Via The Homebrew Channel

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Apr 28, 2008
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    Installing Wad Files Via The Homebrew Channel

    Dont know if this has been done yet but i couldnt find any info on it when i searched

    The disk drive on my Wii recently went so I needed to find another way to install Wad files
    So with some help from MagusDraco on gbatemp.net
    I managed to come up with this little tutorial

    Ok so i used

    homebrewchan_installer.elf i dont have a link for this but it is the no limits (if someone has a link could you please post it Thanks)
    Sdelfload-0.4.tgz http://wiibrew.org/images/c/cd/Sdelfload-0.4.tgz
    WAD-Installer_v2.1.zip http://rs99.rapidshare.com/files/110684369...taller_v2.1.zip

    ok so now you have the files needed
    install the homebrew chan however you want there are plenty of tutorials on this
    once installed you need to format your SD Card
    then in the root of the card place Sdelfload-0.4 but rename it to boot.elf first
    the in the root of the card create 2 folders
    1. elf
    2. wad
    now in the elf folder place the wad installer rename it to boot.elf also
    then in the wad folder place whatever wads you are using
    when using more then 1 wad make sure to name them differently
    (I only do one wad at a time)

    I've only tested this with VC Games so far
    Please let me know if you test it with other wad files
    I hope this help others
    Thanks
    Dakota76


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    shred6waves New Member

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    anyone have the link to the no-limit homebrew channel? i would like to try this out but i might need the homebrew channel first [IMG]
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    alright thank you [IMG]

    also, is there a rapidshare or megaupload or anything to wad uninstaller v1.1?
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    to dakota76:

    this method works flawlessly thank you [IMG]
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    your welcome
    but i could not have done it without MagusDraco
    im glad this helped
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    Thank you, I have been waiting to be able to install WADS without having to use the Twilight hack to load Homebrew Launcher each time.

    I haven't tried this yet, but I assume that it should work with no problems. I'll try after work tomorrow.
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    Hmmmm I think iveinstalled to many wads
    I 'm out of room now
    and i still have 13 or 14 empty chans
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    Thanks.
    But I would prefer to use WiiHL instead of Sdelfload.
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    post back if it works with my tutorial
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    Finally installed a VC game!

    Thanks dakota76.
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    Beware New Member

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    I'm surprised it took people this long to figure it out. I'm not totally sure, but I believe you can install it without the Homebrew Channel if you use some kind of loader such as the one that looks like the Wii interface (I think that one is just called HBLoader or something ilke that).
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    CambridgeGuy New Member

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    sdelfload prompts me to press a but doing so does nothing. I'm guessing i need a gamecube controller for this, but i don't have one [IMG]
    Is there a version that does not need a tto be pressed? Or any other way around this?

    EDIT: ok so yes, a gamecube pad is needed. I'm not really bothered about having a menu for booting multiple elfs, i just want to be able to run elfs like the wad installer from the hamebrew channel. is there anything that would enable me to do this?
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    im pretty sure you could find one using the reset button
    ask around im sure someone could help you out
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    alpha0000 New Member

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    Use WiiHL (Wii Homebrew Launcher) instead of sdelfload.

    Wii Homebrew Launcher:
    http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/?categorie=download
    Also, download the program, english language file and the homebrew pack.
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    Miles New Member

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    That still requires a gamecube controller. [IMG]
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    Sir Spanky New Member

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    Why do you need to format the SD card after installation? I just installed the Homebrew Channel, then use it to load the Homebrew Launcher (which is the root boot.elf), with which I can select (among other stuff) the WAD installer, which installs stuff fine.
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    I can install the wad for a vc game just fine, however when I actually try to run it, the wii tells me the channel cannot play. Is this because the vc game I've loaded is from a different region than mine (i.e. the game is PAL and my wii is NTSC). I'm going to try with an NTSC vc game and see.
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    yup, works fine with same region games. does anyone know if you need to use a different loader for different region games?
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    why is this loader good?
    I only get red wii screen with empty channel slots after the wiimote is activated.
    txt file is in spanish so i cant understand a word.
    guess this was ment for spanish people only?
    hasnt got the sdelfloader to work properly either so i guess twilight hack is the way to go.
    sdelfload stopped during wad installation.
    At second try it just rolled the same numbers that would not stop så I had to reset.

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