WiiFlow Lite

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  1. CokeCookie

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    Yes that too, I've tried pretty much everything that would make sense.

    Thanks, if the WIT converted isos won't work I'll try that :)
     
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    Anyone know how to make covers for games in wiiflow lite? For me, the built in downloader fails to download the covers, so I have a few games with no covers.
     
  3. fledge68
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    it works for me. this is my setup.

    gamecube games are on USB in a subfolder of games - like this:

    usb:/games/animal crossing/game.iso
    usb:/games/mariokart double dash/game.iso
    usb:/games/metroid prime/game.iso
    etc....

    now if i change animal crossing extension from .iso to .iss then run wiiflow lite the cover will still be there but that's because wiiflow lite is using the cached cover list. goto home menu and reload cache and now the cover is gone.

    now change animal crossing from .iss to .ciso and run wiiflow lite it's still not there so goto home menu and reload cache and it shows with the rest. of course its not a real ciso so it won't run but this was just to show you that .ciso covers do show up.

    maybe your just putting the game.ciso in the usb:/games folder without a subfolder or maybe you forgot to name it game.ciso.

    make covers or download them manually?

    make covers involves scanning the actual cover or making an image 1090x680 with photoshop. but almost all covers should be on gametdb.com

    to download goto gametdb.com and search for the games ID or title and download the covers you want to your pc.
    now connect your SD or USB device to your pc and copy the covers to these folders. make sure the cover name is the ID plus .png extension.
    root:/wiiflow/covers for 2d flat covers
    root:/wiiflow/boxcovers for full covers (front back and spine)

    put your sd or usb back in wii or wiiu and run wiiflow lite. when you scroll to the cover wiiflow lite should automatically change the blank cover to the one you want.
     
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  4. CokeCookie

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    Well, as I've said in my original post, I've tried just about everything that would make sense (including what you've just said). But just to be a 100% certain I've tried the following again with all my GC games. I'll use Luigi's Mansion as an example:

    starting with no GC games at all -> refresh cache -> no games show up (as it should be)
    put fullsize iso in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.iso -> refresh cache -> game shows up fine
    put DiscEx iso in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.iso -> refresh cache -> game shows up fine
    put CISO in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.ciso -> refresh cache -> game won't show up
    put CISO in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.iso -> refresh cache -> game won't show up

    Nintendont on the other hand finds and plays the games without a problem.
     
  5. GreyWolf

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    As far as I know only Nintendont directly supports CISO. I'd recommend not using it. GC games are only a max of 1.4GB so there is no need to clean or compress them.

    /games/game title [titleid]/game.iso or disc2.iso

    That is all you need. Do not use DiscEx or any other tools on your images.
     
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    That doesnt make sense. When you refresh the cache all wiiflow does is look thru the games folder looking for files with the extensions iso and ciso. When it finds one its added to the list. So either you have a hidden extension or you have an old revision of wiiflow lite that doesnt have ciso added
     
  7. CokeCookie

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    I'm using v4.4.0 r1134 and I guarantee you there's no hidden extensions. I know it doesn't make a whole lot of sense but it is what's happening. I even looked at the source code and yes in menu.cpp/ListGenerator.cpp it sure looks for .iso and .ciso when creating the list for GC, so it's not like I don't believe you. Have you actually tried using a CISO converted game on your end, preferably from an sd card? I mean I haven't looked at the differences between a .iso and a .ciso in detail but maybe the formats are different enough to cause a problem somewhere in Create_GC_List() or AddISO()? At least my latest test makes me believe it has to be something like that since:

    fullsize .iso in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.iso -> refresh cache -> game shows up
    fullsize .iso in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.ciso (simply renamed) -> refresh cache -> game shows up
    CISO in sd:/games/luigismansion/game.ciso -> refresh cache -> won't show up
     
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    Ok so i looked at the code. Based on what you just told me i figure the only problem can be is when the list generator checks header for gc magic. Ciso games must change the magic thus it doesnt match n get added to the list. I will work on it monday. In the mean time does anyone know what tje the magic is of a ciso file?

    Edit: just read gerbilsoft ciso info and he says the magic is CISO. So should be easy to fix
     
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    @CokeCookie ok i got gc ciso games working in wiiflow but having trouble getting the banner to display. using a custom banner works but displaying the default banner in the iso/ciso image isn't going so well. @GerbilSoft or anyone else that might know does a banner get scrambled/lost in a ciso image or is it still there? if still there how do i find it?

    i know from your info that the actual gc disc header is at offset 0x8000 and that after the title is FST offset and size.

    here's part of wiiflow code that's being used to get the gc banner:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  10. CokeCookie

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    oh wow I've tried to get it working myself over the weekend but didn't have any success.
    Could it be that something is still wrong with the FST offset? I've tried taking a look at the source for the Dolphin Emu since it is able to show banners for .ciso files but their code is quite a bit more complex than anything I've ever worked on. Would probably take me like 2 weeks to get anything out of it. Maybe you can use it:

     
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    @Cyan @Wiimm @GreyWolf
    i compared a iso to a ciso of the same gc game and the FSTable is identical. the FSTable has the offset to the opening.bnr. but in a ciso it clearly no longer points to the opening.bnr. so how do i get the offset of the opening.bnr in a gc ciso?
     
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    I think the CISO header has a map of where the chunks were originally located on the disc and where they are in the compressed image.

    Check https://github.com/FIX94/Nintendont/blob/master/kernel/ISO.c

    There are probably what appear to be two FSTs like there are on a WBFS image. One is a copy in the header and the other is located in the chunk it belongs to on the real disc.
     
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    Question, does this support reading gameconfig.txt files like USB Loader GX? I need it for Kirby's Return to Dreamland since the metafortress protection causes it to hang at specific points in the game. If not, could this support be added?
     
  14. fledge68
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    Thanks i checked iso.c and kind of understand it. It basically has init and read function that can read iso as well as ciso. If i read the fstable to get the banner offset and size i can then iso read and it will remap the offset and fill buffer with the banner data. Now to get this to compile with wiiflow lite. .. I have a feeling it wont be easy.
     
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    yes it does .... just put gameconfig.txt in dev:/wiiflow/codes folder.

    @CokeCookie
    here is wiiflow lite with working ciso support. note banners do not show for ciso games unless you use a custom gc banner.
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/k2n03s7nkdnbv71/boot.dol
     
  16. StrikerMan780

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    However, I have run into another issue, which I think may be already known: The game (Kirby's Return to Dreamland) hangs during cinematics, when it's run from an SD Card. Hopefully this can be fixed at some point. (This is the NTSC version, if that matters.)
     
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    Nothing i can do about that. Try a different sd card. Problems during gameplay are handled by your cIOS. Make sure you have a class 10 sd card.
     
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    It's a class 10. Any other cIOS's out there other than d2x (which hasn't been updated in years) that work on vWii?
     
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    committed last update patches/changes to sourceforge. so now wiiflow lite is up to revision 1135.

    if you are already using the last boot.dol with working ciso support a few posts back then you don't need to upgrade.
     
  20. Nomelas

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    whats the diff between:
    WFL v4.4.0 r1135.rar
    &
    wfl_r1135_as_wiiflow.rar