Anyway of getting the source out of a .dol?

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  1. djdynamite123
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    Anyway of getting the source out of a .dol?

    Just i'm wanting to edit a few things in some applications, and I cant when the author doesn't include the full source only (partial) which is useless, I know there probably isn't but who knows...?

    many thanx djdynamtie123
     
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    Nope. Don't think so.
     
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    Such a shame, i mean some of the coders upload the source, they say its open source and they have source ready, yet you go and download it and it cannot compile as areas are missing!
    Shokking....
    i hope their is a little tool that can gather up the contents from inside the .dol
     
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    i dont think so you could try hex edit but thats really not the same.... indeed its really a shame..
     
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    ill have a look into that, surely there is a tool that allows us to get into the .dol or .elf and capture the source [​IMG]
     
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    Which program are you referring to that's "open source" but not buildable? I'd be glad to do some makefile writing.
     
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    Dragon Media Player both of them to have sources on wiibrew but they aint the full sources.
    also homebrew browser i want to edit
     
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    You not having the prerequisites for compiling their app doesn't mean the developers haven't included full sources. Why would they include libraries that they didn't write?

    Also, it's called disassembly, but it won't lead to C source code, just assembly language.

    Just read the error message, find the required library, get library, try again.
     
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    well what ever, the sources are broken so i cant edit and compile then, was hoping for a tool that could possibly take out the ingredients of the .dol or .elf [​IMG] hehe
     
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    I doubt that they're broken.. I've downloaded a few sources and I've have to hunt to missing libraries they've included.. just try googling the file name listed in the error.. and if they haven't included the source try asking them personally to see if they're willing to let you have it.
     
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    already tried that otherwise i wouldn't have posted this, this is hopefully an alternative to going inside the dol for the source.
     
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    I've taken a look, and it looks like this is what you're looking for: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/List_of_development_tools

    You should be able to find most of the libraries you need there. If there's anything else you need specifically, PM me and I'll see what I can do to help.
     
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    requiem4d many thanx, ill give it a blast [​IMG]
     
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    Can you get the source from .exe or elf files on linux. No, you cannot. The same with dol on wii.
     
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    ''Capture the source'' sounds as if you'd reach inside the dol and grab a perfectly preserved source, but that's just not how it works. Fact of the matter is that when you compile a source, nearly everything gets changed (hence Compiled). So no, you can't grab sources out of programs, dols, elfs, dlls, or whatever extension.
     
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    I know you cant, i was just saying that a tool which could gather up the source like that would be easier and a handy tool to use.
    I was just mentioning it as devkipro isn't very windows friendly, never mind.