Homebrew Disc "channel"

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  1. FGOD
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    Homebrew Disc Channel

    Using the Homebrew Disc Channel, you can load homebrew programs from regular ISO9660 DVDs. It supports (sub)directories.

    Note: the name Homebrew Disc Channel is actually wrong; the program was intended as either an add-on to the Wii Disc Channel or a separate channel, but due to the fact that BootMii will need a SD card to load, turning this program into anything other than a regular homebrew program will be useless in a couple of months.

    Requirements

    Some way to run homebrew
    DVDx

    Usage

    Rename programs to boot.dol and put them in separate (sub)directories on the DVD.
    Burn as ISO9660 DVD.
    Put disc in console and start program.
    Follow on-screen instructions.

    Todo

    Support for (parts of) meta.xml, to show friendly program names
    Graphical interface?
    Change Name

    i found this on wiibrew.

    Anyone tested this yet? and if the guy says burn as iso9660 is that only iso9660 or iso9660+joliet? cause if you burn as iso9660 only then the names of the files are changed, and i think the programs will not work anymore...

    edit: wiishizzza channel version can be downloaded here
    edit: Gundalf channel version can be downloaded here
     


  2. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    hey FGOD, i posted this not long ago in homebrew section [​IMG] i cant see the point in this, when we have SDHC SD Cards, why would we have hundreds of applications on DVD that we wont use??
    also decent applications like emulators etc have DVD support, so i think it pretty pointless in some ways* hmmm [​IMG]
     
  3. FGOD
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    true, but i was wondering how to get it to work...

    having problems with dvd on emulators too... it reads the disc, but can't open the roms for some reason :s
     
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    to be honest mate, iv'e not tried, the only hope im wanting is for when psx, n64 emulator gets polished, and can load good from usb, DVD, SDHC dont need DVD to be honest..

    All emulators like snes, etc all are tiny roms anyway, mind you VBA and genesis, some of the roms are quite big on them, but we have SDHC anyway, i cant really see the point, only DVD is required for psx and wii64 [​IMG]
     
  5. FGOD
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    with sdhc you are still limited to 2gb isn't it? that's why i want dvd, cause i don't have that much space anymore...
     
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    No some apps can find the path to 16gig cards etc
     
  7. noobwarrior7

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    someone should make a channel of this, cuz it'd be sweet!!!
     
  8. FGOD
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    but again, what would be the best for dvd burning? iso9660 or iso9660+joliet?
     
  9. wolffangalchemist

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    can't HBC read from dvd?
     
  10. FGOD
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    no, only sd... @noob: i could make a channel, but i'm not skilled at photoshop, so somebody else would need to make the banner...
     
  11. Ozz465

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    It would be nice to acutaly pu all the roms and such on dvd , got way to much for sd cards,
     
  12. gundalf

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    lol quick and dirty [​IMG]

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  13. FGOD
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    lol gundalf
     
  14. gundalf

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    lol i see now that you doesnt have made it [​IMG]
     
  15. FGOD
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    the channel is made, i only have inplement the banner you made [​IMG]

    first going to put my little Keano to bath and bed ;-)
     
  16. WiiShizzza

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    Here's something I just whipped up for you.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. gundalf

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    lol i have made now as well the save banner.
    You see it on my posting abouve.
     
  18. noobwarrior7

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    Problem with this you can't update your disk, once its written. I can't see any advantage in this. Please correct me if you can. [​IMG]
     
  20. noobwarrior7

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    some people just like using discs....I've actually been waiting for this for a while.