How to load ELF files

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  1. krissynz
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    What do I need to do to load .elf files from the Memory card?
     
  2. loopguy

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    homebrew channel
     
  3. nIxx

    nIxx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Why from the memory card or do you mean SD card !?
     
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    SD card serves as a memory card if you wish for it to.
     
  5. WiiPower

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    As all old .elf files are in a wrong format and the HBC refuses to load them, nearly everybody uses .dol files now. Maybe the new .elf files you get with the latest DevKitPro are fine, but until now nodody bothered to post test results with these. So the best ways to load .dol files on your Wii are the homebrew channel or a channel of WiiSend.

    WiiSend is a program for loading .dol files on your Wii streamed from a pc to your Wii via wifi:
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/WiiSend
     
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    another loader or you can use elf2dol converter
     
  7. Jacobeian

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    HBC does not load ELF neither DOL files from SD-Gekko MCARD adapter

    Loadmii claim to be able to load from SD-Gekko but I don't know if it supports ELF files

    there are ELF->DOL converters available though
     
  8. krissynz
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    Because what I am trying to load is Mame, but it only came with a elf file.
     
  9. WiiPower

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    Just get the .elf to .dol converter.
     
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    I got the converter, converted the boot file from .elf to .dol, yet when I tried to load it through LoadMii, I got some long error.
     
  11. Jacobeian

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    MAME is not like other emulators, it's not a standalone port, it's a cross-compiled version running on gc-linux
    so you have to put gc-linux stuff on the sdcard first

    as usual, read the installation manual before asking: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/SDL_MAME

    since you are using a SDCARD, you dot not need LoadMii, juste use the HBC to load the dol

    SDCARD !=MEMCARD
     
  12. triassic911

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    can't you load .elf files with preloader?
     
  13. D-Jay

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    not at all