Dual-boot 3.4, with a SoftMii'd 3.2

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  1. noobwarrior7
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    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    just modfied the instructions from here:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=130538

    and modified it so, on a 3.4 with downgraded IOS, I grabbed the proper app file of the sysmenu (no preloader, just regular fs_browser through hbc, then completely Softmii'd the system, and then used the procedure for with the app file I obtained for 3.4 instead of for 3.2

    [keep in mind the 3.4 app isn't gonna start with 1, like "100000xx.app" because it hasnt been moved by preloader.]

    I installed IOS50 (so the menu would boot), and instead of installing the channel and the autoloader (cuz I doubt theyd work as expected), I just install the sysmenu.dol (formerly the sysmenu 00000Xx.app file) to autoboot in preloader (prepare to lose a few blocks), then set preloader to Shutdown or reset to mainmenu, I forget.

    so I boot up...heres what happens:

    boot up
    regular 3.4 (havent actually tested savefile copying etc, so some might want to)
    home menu, press shutdown or whatever
    softmiid 3.2

    some people might like this...give er a go.

    it might be possible to do it the other way around, so long as you had IOS50 installed, you might be able to use fs_browser to dump the 3.2 app file, autoboot it, and then use softmii tweaks to install 3.4's app file, but I don't know if that would work, or completely wreck preloader....

    if you want it flipped so softmii boots first, you could try it.
     
  2. WiiShizzza

    WiiShizzza Graphics juggler

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    considered same....
    But wasn't sure about the benefits, cos I'm chipped anyway...
     
  3. BIG MOE

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    NoobWarrior7 you are an amazing son of gun , you just introduced me to a lot of play time with a lot of trials and error , a game I enjoy but cause of the lack of time ( work work work ) results will posted in a few days [​IMG] 2 thumps up bro [​IMG]
     
  4. noobwarrior7
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    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    for most people it kinda sucks....cuz Im thinking I just lost 220ish blocks on that wii....not really worth it, but people seem to be "omg 3.4 speeds rawk"....I think we're just feature-hungry.
     
  5. BIG MOE

    BIG MOE ๔*๖ LORD BIG MOE ™

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    well you will never know buddy , messing around with things might get somewhere [​IMG] no guarantees thought , but will give it a shot [​IMG]
     
  6. Jizmo09

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    Really cool, now why didn't i think of that.

    Oh yea... bacause I just take other peoples work and make a PDF guide for it.

    Im gonna have to give this a try someday. I think I'll wait a week though and let my buddy Big Moe and you do the work.
    Then I'll write a PDF guide and take credit for it. [​IMG]

    Keep up the good work. Seems like a day doesn't go by anymore without something cool being discovered.
     
  7. fishears

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    Can I pay you up-front for that? [​IMG]
    Seriously, though, this is another interesting experiment. I'll wait for the results rather than strap a pair onto myself [​IMG]
     
  8. jacklaidlaw

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    sounds good but ill wait and see what other people say
     
  9. Skarface05

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    Nice Idea NoobWarrior - It sounds completely feasible to me as some people have already got more than one system menu booting.

    I look forward to seeing this progress and helping test a long the way once I get my wii back.

    [​IMG]


    To those that care - SoftMii Tweaks can only write to 00000001/00000002 on the wii so if you need to be able to write anywhere else than that, you would need a modded SoftMii Tweaks or a Nand Writer like we use.
     
  10. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Now THIS sounds like a very good idea [​IMG] Glad to see some people are not just flaming, but also working on their own ideas.
     
  11. FGOD

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    Nice work! I wonder if this would be able to get this working with something like crazy intro so you can have the choice between 3.2 and 3.4
     
  12. WiiShizzza

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    You could give WiiCrazy a Hint to implement an option on Crazyintro. Also Cashman could add it to WiiHome.