Call for volunteers

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by AlexDP, Apr 24, 2009.

Apr 24, 2009

Call for volunteers by AlexDP at 3:08 AM (3,981 Views / 0 Likes) 46 replies

  1. AlexDP
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    I've cropped up some channel creation code for WBFS Manager and I'm looking for a few volunteers to do some Alpha testing.
    I'm unable to test the created channels myself because my Wii is on system menu 4.0 with no preloader or similar tool.
    The code generates WAD files which correctly match the MD5 hashes of WAD files created manually, so I'm almost 100% sure it'll work, assuming the manual technique works.

    NOTE
    Please volunteer ONLY if you have a safe way to recover from banner bricks (be it preloader on previous SMs, or whatever). I don't want anyone to brick their Wii for this.

    If your interested in volunteering send me a PM with your email address and I'll contact you with the files and testing instructions.
    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT:
    Thanks to TroyTheZombie, skawo96, Red_Squirrel, Pirate and some others for the help in making this happen.
    Also, if and when this works I'll be releasing the code for it so other WBFS tools can have this feature as well.
     


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    Ill test for you Alex. Email is being PM'd to you.
     
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    Thanks Troy, I'm sending the email as I type [​IMG]
     
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    count me in buddy
     
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    Thanks [​IMG] , can you PM me your email address?
     
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    it's in your PM buddy [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks BIG MOE and everyone else who PM'd me. I'll be sending out emails in a few moments.
     
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    Sorry to keep everyone waiting, I'm fixing an issue that I've already found.
     
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    go to know hope you get it iron out [​IMG]
     
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    dude count me in! [​IMG] im not sure exactly what the point of it is, but i'll figure it out i guess lol. ive got preloader and everything and im on 3.2U [​IMG] i'll pm u in a sec [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder what you did for the code...I'd liek to see it [​IMG].
     
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    Wow... i just looked at your link to your forum... that's quite a comprehensive tool you have there... Makes me kinda wonder if this feature is even necessary...
     
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    well if you want to create the game channels on the fly from the WBFS Manager 3.0 this well be a completion to a the #1 App
     
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    k, check your mail guys... hopefully you should have recieved an email...
     
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    darn it no luck with my 64bit crap
     
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    Sent you back a detailed bug report, pictures and the wad that was produced.
     
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    2nd test with new files is done. Check your email for the results.
     
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    this is a really nice feature, thanks all the people envolved.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Things are getting better, pretty soon there'll be a beta version which I'll send out to you guys.
    Can anyone tell me what channel ID the Mario Kart Wii channel uses?
    I'm thinking of auto-generating 4 letter channel IDs and the channel name based on the name of the game and the first 4 letters of the game's disc ID (without the leading R), so that you could create multiple channel files at once, in batch mode without specifying details for each.

    P.S. Don't worry, this will work with 64 bit as well, I assumed all my testers were using 32-bit OSes, so I only sent 32-bit, I'll send the beta in 64-bit to you when it's ready BIG MOE [​IMG]
     
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    Is there a guide somewhere with how to recover from a banner brick? If so, then I'd more than be up for helping to test this...
     

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