Boot gamecube homebrew on wii

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  1. linkinworm
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    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

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    Purpose

    Launch Gamecube homebrew on Wii. Read before using! Program can be dangerous, because the flash is changed.

    Background Information


    DOL loader is patched into MIOS. If Wii switches to Gamecube mode, the DOL loader is always started. That means that a Gamecube disc can't be started. This behaviour can be disabled by reinstalling a normal MIOS. I don't have a Gamecube disc, so I don't have tested it.

    Installation Steps

    1. Copy RVL-mios-v5.wad.out.wad into root of front SD card (This file is not part of the archive and is located on Super Mario Galaxy Disc (EU)). If you use a different version, this is on your own risk. The MIOS patching wad installer will only allow to install MIOS. This can only break the GC mode. If the patch fails, it could patch Starlet code. Starlet code has the ability to brick your Wii.

    2. Patch MIOS using MIOSPatchingWADInstaller. CAUTION: You can't play any Gamecube Disc anymore!!!

    3. Copy your Gamecube Homebrew DOL into SD root as start.dol. Use Wii Gamecube Slot A for SD Gecko.

    4. Launch GCBooterHomebrew. This should start the the DOL on the SD card. If screen looks strange, you need to try it again. It is sometimes not working.


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  2. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Or you can just launch a .dol from the Homebrew Channel [​IMG]
     
  3. Treflex

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    The point of this is that it is gamecube homebrew, not wii homebrew. Gamecube homebrew doesn't work in the homebrew channel, which is in wii mode.
     
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    linkinworm is cool !!!
     
  5. Arm the Homeless

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    Wow. There's finally a topic about this.

    It's been out for a while. Long enough for there to be a topic about it.

    Actually, there was a topic about it, somebody wanting help about it.
     
  6. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    gamecube homebrew is .dol correct?

    Homebrew Channel boots. dol.
     
  7. Minox

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    Not in Gamecube-mode.
     
  8. linkinworm
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    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

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    why cant people see that wii wont run gamecube homebrew, there are differences in the codeing, this is where this comes in
     
  9. Arm the Homeless

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    GameCube homebrew are in fact dol files.
    But that's just the container format. Just because the file ends in .dol doesn't mean the Homebrew Channel will boot it.
    It's what's inside the dol, the coding, that matters.

    Like how some people thought the doltool/dol2elf made it Wii homebrew. It doesn't make a difference.
    It just switches container format, not the coding.
     
  10. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    You can still use the doltool to convert Wii .elf files into Wii .dol files though and it will work.

    But theres no point as the Wii can read both Wii .elf and Wii .dol