Official Homebrew Launcher for WiiU

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Cyan, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. pcs3rd

    pcs3rd Advanced Member

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    The Absolute freak'n MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.
    May I ask how haxchi works if all apps are checked at boot?
     
  2. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

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    haxchi is a content app that is why it requires an officially legit owned ds vc title, basically we change the content and save file but its a legit app with legit certificate thats how it works.
     
  3. Cyan
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    I explained it somewhere, but I don't want to search -o-


    All titles on WiiU have 3 folders :
    /code/ <-- contains the executable, signed and verified.
    /content/ <-- contains addtional files (settings, binary). unsigned, not verified
    /meta/ <-- contains title info (game's title in every language, icon, background image when launching the title, etc.), unsigned, unchecked.

    if you create a program, and replace it in /code/ you can't launch it without signature check function patched. for example, HBL channel has the "hbl homebrew" executed, it's not signed and need CFW to be launched.

    Haxchi is a NDS modified game with some additional function added to it:
    /code/ <-- contain the NDS emulator
    /content/ <-- NDS's ROM.zip (the game binary loaded by the emulator)
    /meta/ (pictures)

    Haxchi doesn't replace the emulator, but the NDS's game's ROM.
    It's exploiting a vulnerability in the (unedited, still good signed) emulator, by loading a corrupted ROM.zip it crashes and execute haxchi's code location in the ROM instead of playing the ROM original game.


    if you install haxchi in a pirated (WUPinstalled) NDS game, content in /code/ is not good signed and need CFW to launch, so it can't be used by haxchi.
    you need cfw to launch haxchi to patch the console's signature check that you already have; that's useless.

    if you set this NDS game as autoboot (with CBHC), you can launch it only if it's good signed, or else the emulator won't launch, and the console won't boot.
     
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  4. morpheous

    morpheous GBAtemp Regular

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    Can you help me change the bootMovie.h264 to a custom one? I already have a custom loadiine-GX Boot/splash screen with custom bootSound.btsnd that has a custom sound i created. :)
     
  5. morpheous

    morpheous GBAtemp Regular

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    Could someone made this custom Loadiine-GX forwarder work with the latest release of loadiine-GX, please?
     
  6. camasaki

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    Can I delete the following folders from /wiiu/apps/ after I've installed CBHC?
    cbhc/
    haxchi/

    I've installed the homebrew launcher channel, can I then delete /wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher?
     
  7. Flashpass

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    Does this work for 5.5.3?
    When I try to use it I get FSGetMountSource failed error every time I boot into it, it's worked about 2 times for me
     
  8. HunterMK8

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    FSGetMountSourceFailed happens when the Homebrew Launcher isn't found, whether it be because it's not on the SD card or the Wii U isnt recognizing it, I'm not sure.
    try taking out the sd card then plugging it back in as I know from experience older wii u's tend to have more unstable slots. if that doesn't work, blow out the slot with some air since that could be another issue.
    since it's worked already for you a few times, it can be safe to assume that you have the file on your sd, and that the sd you have is not corrupted yet.
     
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  9. E-ZombieHERO

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    Okay so I'm on CBHC and have the homebrew channel installed, but I was wondering is there a way to restore the Miimaker channel and use just the homebrew launcher app?
     
  10. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Didn't you just write you have the homebrew channel installed? It's an own title then and doesn't bother the Miimaker channel.
     
  11. E-ZombieHERO

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    No, I followed through the tutorial on Wii U hacks guide. I made the decision to just uninstall CFW last night. It's not worth it.

    Was trying to set up Nintendont and have it on the system menu, but the guides for that either don't exist, or where talking about everything having be done by overwriting VC NDS games or haxchi.

    It's a damn mess from my perspective. Not to mention without a computer Injecting is off limits to me.
     
  12. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Basically you only set it up once to have a CFW solution forever with which you can play games from all Nintendo Systems from NES/GB up to the Wii U (including Wii und GC thanks to the vWii obviously, also including many SEGA and other retro systems).
    Well except for the 3DS.
     
  13. E-ZombieHERO

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    Not to sound rude, but like I mentioned I uninstalled the CFW, and I've lost interest in it.

    From what I've seen more then half the homebrew has been abandoned by the developers and the tutorials I've found for anything are way too outdated.

    I'd rather not brick my Wii U over confusion of how to even install something on it.
     
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  14. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Fine for me man. Just wanted to help. If you change on your decision and need further help, keep posting here. :)
     
  15. E-ZombieHERO

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    The problem wasn't installing CFW it was that I have it set up with Coldboot Haxchi, and the Homebrew Launcher Channel does not function properly.

    When I followed the tutorial I had a setup that put it in place of the Mii Channel. Now I've looked back into it, ran the exploit, reinstalled CBHC and currently can only load HBL during boot.

    I've attempted to install 2.x which I believe is the stand-alone version, but it just crashes. It's driving me batty.
     
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  16. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Install the HBL channel using WUP Installer GX2.
    Since the HBL channel is no "official title" (since it's not signed by Nintendo) you need an active CFW (like Coldboot Haxchi) not only while you install it but everytime you run the channel (which shouldn't be a problem with CBHC since that applies a CFW on boot).
     
  17. E-ZombieHERO

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    All I did was extract the launcher to the sd and now it won't even load into homebrew at all now. I get -5 on my gamepad.
     
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  18. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Okay just to make sure a few things.
    1. Is your SD card formatted to FAT32? 32 k (or 64 k) cluster size is recommended.
    2. What's the path to your HBL? I hope something ilke sd:\wiiu\apps\homebrew_launcher\homebrew_launcher.elf (or *.rpx)?
    3. Do you have WUP Installer GX2 there as well? If not, download it as I wrote above and put it on your SD card as well. Should be something like sd:\wiiu\apps\wupinstaller\wupinstallergx.elf (names might differ, look into the downloaded archive).
    4. The HBL channel goes into sd:\install\hbl\[multiple files here] => then it appears in WUP Installer GX2 and can be installed
     
  19. E-ZombieHERO

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    It was sd:\wiiu\apps\homebrew_launcher\homebrew_launcher.elf, just tried to use browser to launch and now it's telling me it cannot load.

    Which means I'm screwed, the only way I had access to that SD was through FTPiiu and my phone. I do not own a computer or OTG cabl8 so I assume that means I'm locked out.
     
  20. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Okay I know this might sound very odd to you but: Could you try another SD card? It happened multiple times, that for any reasons, a SD card that seems to be working fine isn't working as intended in the Wii U. So if you have another one, please format it to FAT32 and try it as well. It doesn't have to be big as the HBL is pretty small.
     
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