Backup Launcher 0.3 beta

This is the release of a test version of the backup launcher. It runs stable for most games. I hope someone can make a compatibility matrix in the wiki. Please provide some good input data. Don't ask questions which are already answered. If you didn't use it before, you should check the posts for the old version.

Please put test results here.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OLZZUJSJ

The files are also in the signature of djtaz (see post below).

If you have problems with the archive, you may rename it from .tgz to .tar.gz and extract it twice.

What is included:
- cIOS Installer
- Backup Launcher 0.3 with banner

Changelog:
- Cinematic now working properly
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Faster Load time
- Drive speed is still 3x. It is so fast that some testers believed it is running at 6x.
- Supports non-patched and patched Wii games (The correct term for "patched" is "decrypted")
- Not all games will work, but as of now most do.

Some parts are modification of free available source code, and are unsupported and not condoned by the original authors of it. The backup loader modification is solely the work of WiiGator.
Thanks to Waninkoko for his support and the first version of the backup loader.

Before you use the software check if this is the offical version by comparing the hash values.

SHA1
40169d38e18b19561f331471f9c3a119f7faf30a cIOS_Installer/boot.dol
6693c1c439566bfd4ca62cd60fea709bf3d53583 Backup_Launcher/boot.dol

MD5
a3fec9280cde7d955b061ed32c75aec3 cIOS_Installer/boot.dol
925d030f977f22d61012c04b03985874 Backup_Launcher/boot.dol

WiiGator

It is prohibited to use any of the software to illegally copy games, they are intended only to create and play legal backups of games that you own. In some countries or regions it is still illegal to make copies of games that you own, check with your local authorities if you are unsure. I cannot be held responsible for any misuse of these programs. The use of any of the above software is done so at your own risk. If you mess something up or anything undesirable (ie: loss of warranty, brick, lawsuits, jailtime) happens because of any of these programs, it is your own fault. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

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Instructions
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1. Install new cIOS. Make sure its properly installed
2. Load Backup Launcher and play game.

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F.A.Q.s
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Q. What does it do?
A. Play Wii backups on your non-modded Wii.

Q. Do all games work?
A. This is only a beta version. Not all games will work, but as of now most do.

Q: Where do I get support for it?
A: I do this in my free time. So you need to search in the internet for forums like http://gbatemp.net.

Q: Where do I get an update?
A: You will get updates at my blog: http://gbatemp.net/?act=module&module=...member=WiiGator

Q: When will it support ... and when will be released?
A: I do this in my free time, so I don't know.

A: I heard a rumour that ...?
Q: Don't believe it. Wait until it is approved or declined.

Q. What does patched games means and do I need it?
A. This was used in the first version. The game application was decrypted. It is not needed anymore. 1:1 backups have higher compatibility than patched games.

Q. How do I run it?
A. Seems you don't know anything about homebrew yet:
- You need to install http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Channel.
- You will need http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Twilight_Hack and the game "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" to install the channel.
- Create the directory apps in the root of your SD card.
- Copy Backup_Launcher and cIOS_Installer to the directory apps.
- Put the SD card into the front SD slot of your Wii.
- Then run the homebrew channel.
- First install cIOS and then run Backup Launcher.

Q. I can't install cIOS, I keep getting an error. How do I fix this?
A. If you have a previous cIOS installed, remove it with Waninkoko's cIOS Uninstaller or use AnyTitleDeleter. Then
try to install the new cIOS. IF YOU RECENTLY UPDATED THE WII, DON'T UNINSTALL CIOS, BECAUSE THIS IS YOUR LAST HOPE TO DOWNGRADE AND USING THIS!!! People reported about automatic updates when Wii connect 24 was activated. Wait until something is released to fix this. More information is on page 7.

Q. Do I need the new cIOS to play games?
A. Yes.

Q. Does Wi-Fi work?
A. Yes, some games have been tested and they work. Though we're not sure if all of them work.

Q. I have a problem, will you fix it?
A. Post it in the Backup Launcher thread and beta testers or someone can help you.

Q. Can I be a beta tester?
A. You have already something what you can test.

Q. Will this brick my Wii?
A. There is a slim chance that it will. I have installed the cIOS countless times with no problems. But just make sure you follow the onscreen instructions. It is possible that someone puts malicious software on a game disc. I suggest to run only games which are correctly signed by Nintendo! You can check this for example by running extractpartition. Don't install updates from a burned game disc of a different region, this was already reported to brick your Wii, when using a hardware modchip.

Q. <Insert Game Here> doesn't work, whats the problem?
A. The loader isn't perfect. It will probably be fixed in the next update.

Q. Does it load GameCube backups?
A. No.

Q. Does it play old games like Twilight Princess and Red Steel?
A. No, but some are working.

Q. Do I need dvdx?
A. No. Just ignore it and forget that it could be in anyway related to this program.

Q. There is a online or disc update available from Nintendo, should I update it?
A. NEVER MAKE ANY UPDATE FROM NINTENDO!!! This can make the backup launcher unusable. There are better ways to do this.

Q. Where does cIOS install?
A. It installs on the NAND flash of your Wii. It uses IOS249 v6.

Q. Is this easy to uninstall if I decide I dont want it ?
A. Yes - most of the install files can be removed with the WAD manager - the rest just delete off the SD card.

Q. I'm getting an error with : DVD Identify Failed when I try to run a game - why ?
A. This is a burn media issue - dont use DVD REWRITABLES and try a different disc/drive/burn speed. You need to change the book type of DVD+R.

Q. I'm getting an error with : No DVD when I try to run a game - why ?
A. This is a burn media issue - dont use DVD REWRITABLES and try a different disc/drive/burn speed. You need to change the book type of DVD+R.

Q. I don't have Wi-Fi, how can I install it?
A. You need to download the following files with your computer:
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/tmd.1042
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...0100000024/cetk
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000000
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000001
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000002
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000003
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000004
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000005
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000006
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000007
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000008
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/00000009
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/0000000a
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/0000000b
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/0000000c
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/0000000d
http://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0...000024/0000000e

Create the directory /00000001/00000024/v1042/ in the root of your SD card. Copy all downloaded files to this folder and put the SD card in the front SD slot.

Q. My game doesn't start. What should I do?
A. Try to change the hook type to GC in the configuration.

Q. My game has a read error. What can I do?
A1. You can try the cIOS with read retry.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=26HQT909 (SHA1 1113cbb49643d2f8ddc72754760d859152f976f9 cios_installer.dol, MD5 548c3ec9eaba982997d4bf2f0100ad8b cios_installer.dol)
A2. You can eject the disc and insert it again. Sometimes this helps.

Comments

[quote name='Matt Cese' post='1493118' date='Oct 25 2008, 08:37 PM'][quote name='bambam95' post='1493107' date='Oct 25 2008, 03:32 PM']why is this thread not being viewed by hundreds[/quote]
Why post something so useless?
[/quote]
I'm just saying everyone wanted this so badly I'm suprised there isn't more people here
 
[quote name='unicode2CP' post='1493091' date='Oct 25 2008, 09:26 PM'][quote name='WiiGator' post='1492736' date='Oct 25 2008, 06:39 PM']Q. Will this brick my Wii?
A. There is a slim chance that it will. I have installed the cIOS countless times with no problems. But just make sure you follow the onscreen instructions. It is possible that someone puts malicious software on a game disc. I suggest to run only games which are correctly signed by Nintendo! You can check this for example by running extractpartition. Don't install updates from a burned game disc of a different region, this was already reported to brick your Wii, when using a hardware modchip.[/quote]

Hi WiiGator, is there any alternative way to check is backup disc originally signed from Nintendo? For example, directly from DVD drive from already burned game disc? I think that such application is really necessary. There is so many games over the net that are modified and trucha signed by some kids. All people don't have 3.3 firmware's installed on their Wii systems. I don't know does extractpartition can check game disc authenticity on this way, can you made some good application for that purpose?

Best regards.
[/quote]

I've one small program that checks it (removed copy from extractpartition). I assume that you want a Windows GUI, but I only use Linux. Maybe someone want to port it to Windows.
 
[quote name='WiiGator' post='1493125' date='Oct 25 2008, 08:39 PM']I've one small program that checks it (removed copy from extractpartition). I assume that you want a Windows GUI, but I only use Linux. Maybe someone want to port it to Windows.[/quote]

I don't need application with Windows GUI, only one that works on Windows OS. Can you make that application (extractpartition with removed copy) public available? If answer is positive, please, release application in "compiled" form that works on Windows.

Best regards.
 
[quote name='WiiGator' post='1493125' date='Oct 25 2008, 09:39 PM'][quote name='unicode2CP' post='1493091' date='Oct 25 2008, 09:26 PM'][quote name='WiiGator' post='1492736' date='Oct 25 2008, 06:39 PM']Q. Will this brick my Wii?
A. There is a slim chance that it will. I have installed the cIOS countless times with no problems. But just make sure you follow the onscreen instructions. It is possible that someone puts malicious software on a game disc. I suggest to run only games which are correctly signed by Nintendo! You can check this for example by running extractpartition. Don't install updates from a burned game disc of a different region, this was already reported to brick your Wii, when using a hardware modchip.[/quote]

Hi WiiGator, is there any alternative way to check is backup disc originally signed from Nintendo? For example, directly from DVD drive from already burned game disc? I think that such application is really necessary. There is so many games over the net that are modified and trucha signed by some kids. All people don't have 3.3 firmware's installed on their Wii systems. I don't know does extractpartition can check game disc authenticity on this way, can you made some good application for that purpose?

Best regards.
[/quote]

I've one small program that checks it (removed copy from extractpartition). I assume that you want a Windows GUI, but I only use Linux. Maybe someone want to port it to Windows.
[/quote]
First off: Thanks for your great work ;) !
Id would be nice to have the program for linux too, there are some people out here who are linux users, like me :P
 
It works perfectly, the speed is practically equal to an original, these are, is evidence:
ISS Pro Evolution (Perfect) Backup Creator
Shin Chan (100% functional) Backup Creator
Will continue to report
Wiigator you're a genius.
 
[quote name='Thor1981' post='1493228' date='Oct 25 2008, 10:04 PM']It works perfectly, the speed is practically equal to an original, these are, is evidence:
ISS Pro Evolution (Perfect) Backup Creator
Shin Chan (100% functional) Backup Creator
Will continue to report
Wiigator you're a genius.[/quote]

Please post your results on the wiki
http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/Backup_Launcher_v3
 
MARIO KART {PAL} wii and The house of the death {PAL} patched works fine on my pal wii, no bug, very fast loading, ... Thank you for all wiigator (team)

Sry for my bad english !
 
Guitar hero:world tour and guitar hero custom games work fine

Only experienced some lag on one of the customs but that was a faulty disc error
 
First of all, great work Waninkoko and WiiGator. I really appreciate this work specially how I'm new to the Wii scene. I mostly know how to's on a psp but with the wii it has been a bit diferent.
To my dilemma. I had updated to 3.3u last week. Homebrew channel and everything else continued to work. I uninstalled everything how the instructions said, I installed the cIOS included and at the end of the installation I had a -1 and froze there. and now when I wanna run a backup it gives me a "DVD NOT VALID" error. The backups used to work with the v0.1 launcher. Any ideas on what I can do? or would I have to wait?
 
[quote name='elsocplayer' post='1493442' date='Oct 25 2008, 05:22 PM']First of all, great work Waninkoko and WiiGator. I really appreciate this work specially how I'm new to the Wii scene. I mostly know how to's on a psp but with the wii it has been a bit diferent.
To my dilemma. I had updated to 3.3u last week. Homebrew channel and everything else continued to work. I uninstalled everything how the instructions said, I installed the cIOS included and at the end of the installation I had a -1 and froze there. and now when I wanna run a backup it gives me a "DVD NOT VALID" error. The backups used to work with the v0.1 launcher. Any ideas on what I can do? or would I have to wait?[/quote]

Just like the rest of us poor suckers who updated, you'll have to wait til someone conjures up a way to get around it post-update.
 
Thank you wiigator!

I have tested my previous two backups (Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper and Mario Kart) and have updated the matrix accordingly.

And... I offer you my services, 1 free 3D render! (Samples)
 
well none of my "new" not-patched burned games work. Still getting "impossible to read the disc" error. I guess I'll wait for another update... :)
 
three or four days ago everybody expected a release and the thread about the loader was flooded by up to 400 people at the same time. now the release has arrived only 35 watching this thread and about a 100 the thread in the wii hacking forum. funny :)

@wiigator, waninkoko and all the beta testers: Thank you very much! i really appreciate what you are doing. please keep on spending your time and affords to the community. THX again!
 
Im watching but also doing making up a single zip with step by steps on how to install and also how to upgrade - Wiigator did a great job on this though - its simple and he has a Q&A already so nothing needs to be added , but i have post 3 in case we do have any issues that need updating and he is too tired after all that hard work :D
 
I tried 2 games now 1:1 and both don't work :hateit:

I get a black screen after the licensed by nintendo screen, and the other game give me an error saying that I have to remove the disc and power off.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
 
It seems like 1:1 are actually less compatible than decrypted so far.
Try decrypting the games and you might not have any trouble.
 
[quote name='Sara-chan' post='1493568' date='Oct 25 2008, 10:57 PM']It seems like 1:1 are actually less compatible than decrypted so far.
Try decrypting the games and you might not have any trouble.[/quote]
I had most of the normal games i have working fine - i tried mario kart and it didnt work , but i think thats my copy of it and not the games fault.

Ill be testing properly tomorrow
 
[quote name='djtaz' post='1493576' date='Oct 25 2008, 04:59 PM'][quote name='Sara-chan' post='1493568' date='Oct 25 2008, 10:57 PM']It seems like 1:1 are actually less compatible than decrypted so far.
Try decrypting the games and you might not have any trouble.[/quote]
I had most of the normal games i have working fine - i tried mario kart and it didnt work , but i think thats my copy of it and not the games fault.

Ill be testing properly tomorrow
[/quote]
Myself, I've had poor luck with 1:1 so far but decrypted games have been fine.
The 1:1 games I've tried so far have run slowly or given a disc read error upon startup.
Decrypted versions of the same games have functioned fast and error-free.
So, well, it's just my personal experience as of now.

I'm sure there are games that will give an error either way, of course, though.
 

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