Are there/Will there be WADs for DLC?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by pnut, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. pnut
    OP

    pnut GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    158
    0
    Jan 4, 2007
    United States
    Hey, since I'm new to the whole HOmebrew scene, I was wondering if DLC for Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero can be transferred to the SD card. If so, has anyone been able to make them available to install using a Wad Manager or something similar?

    I haven't seen any DLC files on the newsgroups nor I don't think I saw anything DLC related in the releases section is why I am asking.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    16,979
    3,098
    Oct 12, 2004
    Rock Band has no DLC, I think Rock Band 2 will though
    GH:WT can load songs from SD card but I don't think any have been released just yet.
     
  3. Killer Phantom

    Killer Phantom GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    273
    1
    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    There's a Mega Man 9 NTSC DLC wad with nearly all DLC on it.

    It is separated from the original wad. You install it like a normal wad file and it will give you the DLC save file instead of a channel.

    It isn't an official scene release though, it might be a little hard to find.
     
  4. HisshouBuraiKen

    HisshouBuraiKen GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    214
    0
    Jun 1, 2004
    United States
    Nowhere
    Are they actually WADs? The GHWT DLC is stored as a savefile, and because of the limitations of the savegame extractor (requires the game disc) you can't currently extract them by normal means. Which is a shame because custom DLC would probably be possible on the Wii.
     
  5. noobwarrior7

    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,601
    2
    Aug 2, 2008
    United States
    USA
    will there be DLC wads?


    well, you're in luck.

    I can see all things, present future and past.

    I say....the answer is....

    ....apricot.


    ERRORerrorERRORerror
     
  6. hetoan2

    hetoan2 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    64
    5
    Oct 3, 2007
    United States
    what about GeckoOS's rebooter function to move uncopyable channels and save files?
     
  7. HisshouBuraiKen

    HisshouBuraiKen GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    214
    0
    Jun 1, 2004
    United States
    Nowhere
    Does that just give you a content.bin or the same file set as the savegame extractor? I haven't messed with geckoos at all.
     
  8. siggy2guitar

    siggy2guitar Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    66
    0
    May 11, 2008
    United States
    it is 100% possible through the softmod, we just need someone smart to findout how [​IMG]
     
  9. noobwarrior7

    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,601
    2
    Aug 2, 2008
    United States
    USA
    it give you the same basic files as any other regular save, it just copies "uncopyable" ones, and removes their protection in the process, so they may be copied back

    also, there is an entire folder in the wii fs devoted to stuff we'd classify as "DLC"

    its just that not much is devoted there yet.
     
  10. Rebound

    Rebound GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    363
    1
    Jan 31, 2008
    Hmm... I like this guy


    And to your question, it's probable
     
  11. mrwulff

    mrwulff Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    0
    Apr 9, 2007
    United States
    i did a little work with this, by dumping the file system, and getting the title and tmd and stuff like that so as soon as somebody figures out how to repack all this we should be good
     
  12. hetoan2

    hetoan2 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    64
    5
    Oct 3, 2007
    United States
    try Gecko OS and save yourself some time.
     
  13. alex

    alex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,657
    2
    Jul 1, 2008
    United States
    I'm not sure, but I think the "ticket IDs" are stored in a GHWT save file, so that you can redownload it, or is it in the WSC? If it is in the save file, practically, someone could upload their save with some DLC, but the more I think about it, the less practical it sounds.

    But on the SD card it's in .bin files.

    @mrwulff: You have the files already? Use wadpacker... Or is it different...?
     
  14. noobwarrior7

    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,601
    2
    Aug 2, 2008
    United States
    USA
    I already began to answer this question here:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=113...t&p=1512103

    but now, I'll be more thorough.

    A) There already are DLC wads
    B) There already are DLC saves

    C) If it is something already on the disc, it'll likely be "Pay4SaveConent" and will require only save-file
    D) If is is something requiring more data to be DLed, it will be stored in the proper formats to pack a wad, aka: "TRUE DLC"

    E) It is entirely possible, and likely, that it will almost always or often require BOTH an "unlocked save" and a "DLC wad".... a sort of "hybrid-access"
    I believe this was the case to get ALL DLC working for FFCC: MLaaK
     
  15. HisshouBuraiKen

    HisshouBuraiKen GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    214
    0
    Jun 1, 2004
    United States
    Nowhere
    I was thinking that dumping the nand would do the trick. I assume they can be repacked in the same way Waninkoko's savegame installer works, by installing back to the content to the correct folder in the NAND. The problem is the current homebrew utilities out there don't support that function. Is there anything out there that can repack the files into an installable content.bin (I assume not)?
     
  16. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Member
    1,096
    0
    Jul 14, 2008
    United States
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Best method: Custom version of Guitar Hero World Tour

    Thats the best method for playing DLC without the hassle of using the SD card or wad installing.

    Here's a vid I uploaded to show the DLC from Rockband and Guitar Hero 3 on my Wii:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIvHyPJgDG0&fmt=18
     
  17. mrwulff

    mrwulff Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    54
    0
    Apr 9, 2007
    United States
    ive tried every wad packer there is right now, and the only one that comes close is trent_fox's wadpacker, and that gives me an error of 4001, saying that i do not have all of the files required. supposedly in order for you to pack wads with dlc, such as megaman, you need to have all the dlc before wadpackers realize it is a valid wad.