How do I turn a Homebrew app into a channel?

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  1. roy_hu
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    I looked for this information for a while but couldn't find anything helpful. Please enlighten me, thanks!
     
  2. toastert2003

    toastert2003 GBAtemp Regular

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    sorry, which "app"?

    the "homebrew channel" app

    it's already a channel, go grab it from the official site

    http://hbc.hackmii.com/
     
  3. roy_hu
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    I mean the apps executed from HBC. I've seen people making Backup loader channel, Wad manager channel, and so on. I'm wondering how that's achieved.

     
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    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    This topic:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=897...t=0&start=0

    When you unpack a homebrew app wad, the 001.app you see is the .elf / .dol file that is being launched.

    So you can take any boot.elf / boot.dol file and rename it to "001.app" and repack the wad and make it a channel.

    Then you can go all fancy and make an official looking banner, etc...
     
  5. DespizingU

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    Well, thank you for that link Tichinde, but that looks like a shit load of confusing work just to turn an emulator(or any other homebrew) into a channel. I think I'll wait until somebody creates a program where it only takes a click or two to make a .dol or .elf into an actual channel. [​IMG]
     
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    awesome! thank you!
     
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    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    From the readme:

    4. rename the DOL to Channel.001.des

    You can use .ELF files as well, so renaming a .ELF file to Channel.001.des would work.

    Though, instead of seeing the same banner for all homebrew apps being created this way....you could just create your own banners. I made the VC Goldeneye 007 banners [​IMG]
     
  9. djdynamite123

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    would be handy, to have a quick program to do it all for you, simply click and locate the banner, icon and save file, would be cool [​IMG]
    Like autoinjectuwad where you inject to a specific wad, but have the ability to change the banners etc easily [​IMG]
     
  10. Slowking

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    Just a word of warning: Once you mess with the channel banner, you have a very change of bricking your Wii. I for one will wait for bootmii untill I atempt something in that direction...
     
  11. cody000001

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    i followed the readme, but after i click encrypt and channel.000.des it says "'Mak' is not a valid integer value."
    any advice?
     
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    Dude, this thread is 2 YEARS OLD (!). Use CustomizeMii.
     
  13. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Old thread with outdated info. Closed!
     
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