Bootmii Configuration Editor

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  1. pembo
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    v2.1 of BootMii Configuration Editor has just been released

    Download: Here
    Home Page: http://www.pembo.co.uk

    Additions:
    Changes in this release are:

    • English, French, Italian Portuguese and Spanish languages available to select from within the settings menu.
      Thank you to the following people who have provided translations
      French: Vlad
      Italian
      : Raiden
      Portuguese: zedascouves
      Spanish
      : Mokona Modoki/Comepiedras
    • Adjustments to the text positioning to cope with some of the longer words that the new translations bring.
    • Game cube controller compatible. Use the D-Pad to move through the options, 'A' to select a menu option, and 'Start' to bring up the settings menu
    • Boot Delay modified. It can now be changed from 0 up to 10 seconds
    • 576i/480i detection and adjustment. Vertical positioning is adjusted slightly depending on which video mode is selected and the height of the screen
    • Wiimote vibration. Wiimote vibrates when you enter the start menu
    • BootMii Configuration Editor Logo always shows in bottom right corner
    • Wii Power Button now turns off wii without having to hold for 5 seconds
    • Wii Reset Button now resets the console
    • Power button on wiimote now powers down the wii
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    v2.0 Additions:
    • Settings Dialog to change editor settings. This can be accessed by pressing the ‘HOME’ button. The settings are persisted to the langauges file, so if you change the language/skin, whenever you load BootMii Configuration Editor, your selected options will be the default
    • Internationalisation Supported (Currently English & Spanish Langauges available). Further langauges can be added by editing the bce_messages.xml file. See the readme.txt for details of how to do this
    • Skins/Colour Change. The application can now be presented in a number of look & feels. Initially the following skins are available:
      • Windows - Windows Installer/DOS like look/feel with a blue background and grey windows
      • Console - Black background, white text with other colour text to highlight options/selections
      • Inverse Console - White background, black text with other colour text to highlight options/selections
      • Custom Skins can be added by editing the bce_messages.xml file. See the readme.txt for instructions on how to do this
    • On-line new Version Checking. When the Editor is loaded, it performs a check to see if the version running is the latest available version. If a newer version is available, then a message is shown for a few seconds during startup to indicate this. This online checking can be disabled if you do not wish BootMii Configuration Editor to check for a new version or do not have the wii networked. If you wish to disable this check, see the instructions in the readme.txt
    Please be careful if you do edit the XML file. A corrupt/non well-formed XML file will result in a Crash of the Wii and will dump the stack to the screen. Ensure you take a backup of the original before attempting to make any custom changes.

    Currently you can only use characters in the standard ASCII character set, e.g. [0-9] [a-z] [A-Z]. Some punctuation characters may also cause issue. It is recommended that you do not use characters with any accents/umlauts/etc as this will cause an issue.

    If you do create a translation for a new language please let me know and I’ll include it in the next release!


    Screen Shots
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    v1.1 Additions
    • Resolved a bug that caused a code dump if the bootmii directory did not exist. The bootmii directory is checked for existence on startup and the user is prevent from making changes if the directory does not exist
    • Improved Look & Feel.
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    v1.0 Additions
    • Added OFF option to autoboot. Setting Autoboot to off will disable the delay timer setting in the configuration editor, as this serves no purpose with autoboot disabled. Setting autoboot to OFF has the effect of making the Wii sit in the bootmii menu screen until you select the system menu or homebrew channel option from the bootmii menu using either a gamecube controller, or the power/reset buttons on the front of the console. Probably not an option most people would choose to use but it is an option that was missing from the previous release.
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      v0.1b Additions

      The BootMii Configuration Editor allows you to modify the BootMii ini file on the SD card to change the settings, without having to bring the SD card over to the PC and edit it.
      Download: Direct Link
      http://www.pembo.co.uk

      Once launched from the homebrew channel/bannerbomb/etc you can use it to change the following options:
      • Video - NSTC/PAL50/PAL60/PROGRESSIVE
      • Autoboot - System Menu / Homebrew Channel
      • Boot Delay - Time in Seconds from 0 to 5 for how long the BootMii screen shows before autobooting.
      The application is text based and controlled via the wiimote d-pad. Use:
      • UP/DOWN to move through menu items
      • LEFT/RIGHT to change the options of the current selection
      • The 'A' button to select the save/discard option.
      • Pressing 'HOME' will also quit discarding any changes.
      When the changes are saved, the bootmii.ini file within SD:/bootmii/bootmii.ini is recreated with the changed values.

      I've tested this on my Wii only and with a standard bootmii.ini file, but everything seemed ok. It assumes there is a bootmii/bootmii.ini file on the SD card. If there isn't it'll error or dump out - not sure which
      This is my first attempt at a Wii homebrew app, and hopefully there will be a lot more to come, small steps though [​IMG]

      You can download this from my website: http://www.pembo.co.uk or this Direct Link


      I'll probably release the source code at some point, but right now it is soooooo messy it's not worth it [​IMG]
      Please let me know if you try this and how you get on.

      Pembo
     


  2. Nerdii

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    Awesome! [​IMG]

    Also, what is the font you used for "Configuration Editor" in the logo.png?
     
  3. pembo
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    It's Eras Demi ITC with some Adobe Fireworks trickery.
     
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    The Place? Perth... Warn: BIG.
    Thanks!
     
  5. pembo
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    I figured this was a worthwhile application as so many people seem to have trouble editing the ini file, and it is a small pain having to put the SD card in a PC to change anything. Plus it was a reasonably simple application to start with [​IMG]
     
  6. chA1nBull3t

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    This is great! It makes things so simple and keeps my lazy ass from moving off the couch to change boot settings xD.

    ty
     
  7. TeenTin

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    How about an option to rename the file bootmii.ini to bootmii.bk so that the Bootmii menu does not show up when start ?
     
  8. pembo
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    just set the delay to 0 and it wont show up assuming you're using bootmii beta 2 [​IMG]
     
  9. pembo
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    Edited first post to include a youtube video of bootmii configuration editor working.... not very exciting, but you can see what it does/how it looks
     
  10. wiiman123

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    Great release. Thanks pembo! [​IMG]
     
  11. pembo
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    thanks everyone for taking the time to comment

    and thanks wiiman123 for posting it up on WE BREW WII - much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  12. OSW

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    Ah, very useful [​IMG]
     
  13. OriginalHamster

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    I don´t get the delay time, however if setting it in "0" I can overpass the bootmii screen it´s great ^^

    An off topic question, if I configure PAL60 on my NTSC Wii, will my games run in that mode too?
     
  14. WitoRIT92

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    cool a time saver.
     
  15. madtamski

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    Simple, but handy.

    Cheers matey!
     
  16. ether2802

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    I think it will, but you need to check that out if your TV supports both video signals

    great app, very useful..!! [​IMG]
     
  17. pembo
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    The delay time is how long the bootmii screen will show before it goes to the autoboot selection.
    E.g.
    • if autoboot is set to the systemmenu and the delay time is 4 - the bootmii screen will stay on for 4 seconds (unless you press power button or use the GC Pad) and then will go to the system menu.
    • if autoboot is set to the HBC, and the delay time is 0, then it'll boot into the home brew channel immediately
    The youtube video I did shows the delay time working.
     
  18. pembo
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    Update
    BootMii Configuration Editor has been updated to v1.0

    Added OFF option to autoboot. Setting Autoboot to off will disable the delay timer setting in the configuration editor, as this serves no purpose with autoboot disabled. Setting autoboot to OFF has the effect of making the Wii sit in the bootmii menu screen until you select the system menu or homebrew channel option from the bootmii menu using either a gamecube controller, or the power/reset buttons on the front of the console. Probably not an option most people would choose to use but it is an option that was missing from the previous release.

    Previous link will will now download v1.0.
    Download: Direct Link
    http://www.pembo.co.uk

    First post has also been modified to include this information.
     
  19. DMC

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    As you seem to know a lot about this. I can't get my nand to back up on Bootmii. i have tried boo2 and ios. any ideas? Would it be the sd card too full for e.g?
     
  20. OriginalHamster

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    There´s any way to totally bypass Bootmii because if you put the timer in "0" it still try to load Bootmii, you can notice in time that Wii takes to load the warning screen, it´s a little slower that booting without the SD or renaming the bootmii folder.