future of preloader

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  1. SanGor
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    except for bug fixed, what do you think will preloader bring us in the future, or what would you like to see in it ?

    I would like dvd loading and channel loading both with autoboot ability [​IMG]
     


  2. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    I would like ability to load different System Menus.
     
  3. YellowYoYos

    YellowYoYos GBAtemp Regular

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    Indeed, and more customization's as well.
     
  4. oneleggedjack

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    for that to happen, someone will need to make one worthy of installation
     
  5. SilverSurfR

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    Maybe it's just me. But I think preloader is fine as is, for the job it's meant to do. For me it's brick protection and simple menu hacks. I don't know what more can be improved upon or added without turning it into something else. To me it's like asking for my printer to be able to heat up a Chimichanga.
     
  6. games2007

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    What I'd like to see....
    No system menu corruption, although I fixed mine, others get it.
    Autoloading gamecube backups, and letting you choose between games with Mutligame ISOs.
    Let's see...
    A feature where you can create shortcuts that you can select at the preloader that could boot emulators or channels, like virtual console games.
    The ability to boot games 6x speed without a hardware mod. That'd be awesome ._.
    Better Region Free Abilities- Being able to play games from any region with any Wii region.
    An option of loading games from the disk channel with cheats enabled. It could be changeable in either the Preloader menu or by just holding a button while booting the game.

    Hm...
    Booting games from the Preloader menu. Maybe storing the hacks.ini file on your wii somehow...
    Maybe encrypt it into a channel or save file, and have the Preloader access it from there. I'm not sure how that would work, but if you're hacking your friend's and they don't have an SD card, they can still play burned games if they loaded the hacks.ini file right from their system. Or maybe not have a hacks.ini file. Just build it into the Preloader itself.

    Loading DVDs would be pretty sweet, as you said, SanGor.

    Well, these are my ideas =)
    They might be hard to make, so if they don't come in future releases, I'd be fine. I just really appreciate that someone was kind enough to develop the software for people to use at no charge.
     
  7. staller

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    I so totally fuckin' agree!!! Well said!
     
  8. SilverSurfR

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  9. Don Killah

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    For all the things we want, my guess is that we need to have more homebrews like CrazyIntro.
    Small apps that allows us to add specific options using PL as the main core.
    CrazyIntro v4 is one of the app i'm waiting for along with the source code as soon as Crazy release it. Then we can use this to add whatever we want since it's easier to edit, not dealing with the NAND... so brickproof.
     
  10. UranusKiller

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    let me get one thing straight from some of the turd i have just seen above, preloader will not help pirates in anyway, shape or form....fact. don't have a go at me...you know it's a fact, so pointless to mention that crap with preloader.
     
  11. tj_cool

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    Preloader is perfect as it is for me
    If I would add new functions, it would be in cSSM
     
  12. Blue-K

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    Yep, cSSM's own Preloader, called Dashboard, will kick away the Preloader. This has many reasons:

    -Launches earlier (more safty?)
    -More Functions (still not all revealed)
    -Launch Systemmenus/Multi-Booting (One patches to 249, one is cSSM, one original, etc..)
    -etc...

    So, this is why I said goodbye to preloader at his release, and will wait for the Dasboard. It will R-O-C-K!!!
     
  13. SanGor
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    SanGor Witchhunter

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    how can something which isn't released with unkown features be better than anything ?
     
  14. jacklaidlaw

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    i am happy with preloader as it is but a nice point and click gui would be amazing like the homebrew channel but i dont think this is actually needed
     
  15. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    this might be a bit off topic, but can someone point to where the graphics are in the system menu? like, what files go to the menu graphics?
     
  16. Puma

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    Preloader takes over the boot sequence, there's nothing earlier than that. You sir, need to learn to google.
     
  17. dajavax

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    im pretty sure there might be some dvd loading option in the system menu... there wouldn't be the dvd-video images if there wasn't... at least it should be in 3.2... who knows... and maybe preloader can enable it...
     
  18. Blue-K

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    Let's say we both made a failure...(Oh, and btw, I'm probably one of the many Peoples here that use Google, and I know how to search...-.-)...

    I was wrong with the earlier...Forsaekn wrote quicker, and I though it would be earlier...that was a dumb mistake by me, sorry.....

    And you are wrong with the Preloader. Preloader patches the Menu, it's hooks in somewhere in the Systemmenu-Progress (that's why installling a Menu.wad will remove him). Before that, there comes boot2, in which BootMii will hook in. So there's something which is earlier [​IMG]. So you should also learn to google [​IMG].
     
  19. Nautilart

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    way to slap that trick K!
     
  20. Don Killah

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    Preloader boot just after the wii is powere (hence the name) and right before anything else.
    So i doubt that cSSM will boot earlier, but that's not really the point.
    What is much more important is that cSSM ain't out yet, but PL is!