Hacking Forwarder channel

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a forwarder is a channel, but it loads a dol on the SD card (or USB)

so its basically its a shortcut to an app on the SD card (not having to go through the HBC)
 

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Right, but then the forwarder wad (channel) acts as a shortcut to the apps within your usb or SD card. Does this work on all apps (ie emulators, usb loaders, etc.)? And how do you have to have your files organized in order for the forwarder to open the appropriate app?
 

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spritefreak said:
Right, but then the forwarder wad (channel) acts as a shortcut to the apps within your usb or SD card. Does this work on all apps (ie emulators, usb loaders, etc.)? And how do you have to have your files organized in order for the forwarder to open the appropriate app?
yeah, once you installed it, it will always point to the same directory on the SD card
so it loads the boot.dol in that directory, nothing else

If there is no boot.dol, it returns to the wii menu (or crashes)
 

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So I think I am confused still.....if I wanted to run three different emulators, and my usb loader, is it handled through the same forwarder channel? If it points to the same directory, how does it boot different apps from the same directory?
 

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spritefreak said:
So I think I am confused still.....if I wanted to run three different emulators, and my usb loader, is it handled through the same forwarder channel? If it points to the same directory, how does it boot different apps from the same directory?


No you can't.

You need a forwarder for ONE specific app.

For example: I have a M Player CE forwarder channel. Once I load it, the forwarder channel looks inside my SD card and looks for apps>MplayerCE>Boot.dol
But that boot.dol could be anything you want it to be. But the thing is, the channel would have the M Player design because it was meant to be used for Mplayer.

Forwarders are meant for apps that get updated every now and then so you won't have to look for a new wad everytime an updated version comes out and it takes up less space on your system menu.
 

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Actually I believe there is a forwarder that will run a dol that will then launch different dols depending on what button you press, so effectively you could launch several different emulators from that one channel.
 

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really HBC can do that !!!! ????

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the thing he want is Wii Multi-Forwarders just ask google ! It's your best friend
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Emulator Forwarder Channel : http://forums.nintendo-scene.com/index.php?topic=3028.0
 

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messie said:
There is also onw that will list all apps and will let you choose which one to run... it is called HBC
Yes but a lot of us want a cleaner, better look with a forwarder channel. Plus it saves a step or two.

@spritefreak You can either go with the all-in-one emulator channel that matguitarist linked you or with individual channels for each emulator you have. I prefer the individual channels that TroyTheZombie made. They look really good and have a consistent looks.
 
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