Do I need the boot.dol of a program if I have the wad?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by k4ever, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. k4ever

    k4ever GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2009
    United States
    I modded my wii very recently and havent tried to play dvd wii backups on it yet. I followed Deviyl guide ( ) by the way. In that guide, at the end you have the option to install a backup launcher as a program that has to be loaded via the hbc, or also directly via a channel using the wad manager. I chose the latter, and even though I havent yet tried to load a backup disc, when I load the program it seems it is working normal. Do I also need the neogamma r7 folder with the boot.dol in the apps folder, or I dont need it since I already have the wad in the wad folder?
  2. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    some wads use the boot.dol to load delete the boot.dol and check if it still works if it does then you dont need it if it doesnt you should leave the boot.dol in the the sd card
  3. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

    Jul 9, 2009
    United States
    It depends on whether the WAD is a simple forwarder or a self-contained app. The former links to a boot.dol in the SD card while the latter contains all the code necessary to make things run. They each have their advantages - all-inclusive wads can be run without an SD card, but forwarders take less space and are easier to update (no reinstallation needed). Keep tabs on which wads are forwarders/included and arrange your SD card accordingly.