Wad Manager 1.8

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Mar 28, 2011

Wad Manager 1.8 by Red_Gh0st at 5:12 AM (47,675 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Red_Gh0st

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    hamachi-mp has released an unnoficial version of wad manager 1.8. This version removes the need of the cIOS for AHBPROT.

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    Source- wii-homebrew

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    - removed cIOS support
    - removed the ability to install wad files in NAND backups
    - added runtime ios patching with HW_AHBPROT
    - added advanced settings, you can now choose
    a) the start IOS of installed channels (IOS58 recommended)
    b) to enable and disable AHBPROT
    c) to enable and disable the parental controll password on channels
     
  2. Bladexdsl

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    does it auto shut down to wii menu after your finished? 1.7 doesn't
     
  3. Hielkenator

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    Why? There's MMM, and ios236.
     
  4. Jacobeian

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    Still interesting to see new apps using AHBPROT instead of CIOS, much cleaner solution imo
    And there are already many applications released that do similar things and therefore seems "useless" to some users, however that should not be a criteria for a developper to try and release something if he wants to.
     
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    But if you are on SM as high as 4.2 you'de still need to install ios 58 ( If you don't plan on updating )
    If you softmodded your Wii, changes are you allready have ios 236 installed.
    Ios 236 is'nt a CIOS. It's just a patched ios 36 in slot Number 236.

    All can be done ( incl. patching )with MMM in ONE go.
    On the other hand, if you follow the "scene "a lot, you're bound to have ios 58 too....

    In this version things are even removed...why?
     
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    there should be a massive warning on this app, if the HBC init. error kicks in during the middle of installing a crucial wad, it could brick a wii. In fact, cwstjdenobs wrote a mod of his app, yawmm (yet another wad manager mod) called YAWMM 4 ModMii that was able to use ahbprot instead of a cIOS (and this was only a week or so after HBC v1.07, so a looong time ago). Anyways, due to the HBC's init bug and the instability of running apps using ahbprot, he and I decided not to release yawmm for modmii. In our opinions, until the HBC network init bug is fully addressed by a HBC update, the only apps to use ahbprot should be ones that do not touch the system menu or system menu IOS (that includes wad managers).

    In summation, I've had a similar app for a long time, and the author and I decided not to release it because it's not 100% safe. This app is no different, and neither will be 100% safe from the HBC network init. bug until a new HBC is released. Seriously, there should be a big warning on this app.
     
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    thanks for the warning deleted and reverted back to 1.7.
     
  8. Jacobeian

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    yes, you're right. But for installing channels, this is not more dangerous than Tantric's official forwarder channel installers which also rely on HBC behavior
     
  9. M1r0

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    It could bannerbrick....
     
  10. giantpune

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    no. it couldnt.


    instaling a wad is a pretty safe process. everything is installed to a tmp folder and hash is checked by ios. then in the very last 1/100th of a second, all the files are renamed to the correct names. and they are renamed by the ARM. it doesnt matter if the PPC code crashes, the RAM code is still running and should finish renaming those files.

    the danger i see here is when installing 1 wad that depends on another one. ie, if you install a system menu, there is a chance that the program will crash before installing the IOS for the system menu.
     
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    Umm...I see no point in this, but never heard about the brick risk [​IMG]
     
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    The brick risk is the risk of AHBPROT failing halfway through. It's more risky than IOS install
     

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