How to convert a .bin file to a usable .elf file?

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  1. Reecey
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    Hi,

    I wanted to convert .bin file from a make file into a .elf file to use with the Homebrew Launcher. Can anyone help me with this part I'm a bit stuck that will probably know how? I found this on the web> https://gist.github.com/tangrs/4030336 "bin2elf.sh" but there are no instructions on how to use it and I really haven't got a clue on what to do. I have never done one before so I don't know what to do, I am a .elf file converter virgin!
     
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    That is a shell script. Can you not simply run it?
     
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    No its a .sh file a script would be a .bat file.
     
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    That's a LINUX/UNIX shell script. You're going need to install either Linux or a virtual machine with Linux. Mac's also work if I'm not mistaken
     
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    I didn't know that no I have not got linux at hand. Do you know how to convert bin to elf on windows?
     
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    Install VMware & ubuntu. Take about 20 minutes
     
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    Forget that its to much hassle installing a virtual based linux. There must be an easier way on windows I'm surprised no one has made an app yet for this.

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    PMd you buddy you might be able to help me out :)
     
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    No. I said it was a Shell script, not a batch script.

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    Try cygwin or MinGW with MSYS. Not sure if it has all of the stuff required by the script, but it might.

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    -ninja'd-
     
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    if only someone had made a wiiu development enviroment in the cloud so you can create and compile code...
     
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    That costs. It's not worth doing.
     
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    i was of course talking with my tongue firmly in my cheek