How to make forwarders to ANY homebrew with buying only one Haxchi game

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  1. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Do this at your own risk! I'm not responsible for anything!

    Although this method is obvious these are the steps in order to make forwarders for whatever you want:
    1. Get https://github.com/FIX94/haxchi and buy one of these DS VC games in the eShop
    2. Following Haxchi's readme put a haxchi folder to SD:\ and another one to SD:\wiiu\apps\
    3. Open SD:\haxchi\config.txt with a text editor and set sysmenu as default and the path to the homebrew launcher to button A
    4. Launch Haxchi through Homebrew Launcher to install it into your bought DS VC game
    5. Now grab any of the DS VC games but not the one you already used for Haxchi in step 1 with this fantastic tool. So if you used Yoshi Touch & Go, just use one of the Kirby games now or anything else.
    6. Push the downloaded game to SD with Wii U USB Helper's built in button and install it via WUP Installer. If installation fails you would need to run sig patches before so just tap your Haxchi icon once, wait until you're in the Wii U menu again and install again via HBL -> WUP Installer.
    7. Decide what you want your next forwarder to be. If you want it to be Loadiine, just edit the SD:\haxchi\config.txt again and replace the default line's value with the path to Loadiine on your SD card.
    8. Let's pretend you downloaded Kirby now. Run the Haxchi installer from the Homebrew Launcher again but install it into Kirby this time.
    9. Now comes the magic: Use ftpiiu (you would need to run a CFW before) and navigate to Kirby's meta folder. Edit the meta's titleID to something unused (e.g. by adding 1 to the last digit) and change the name to "Loadiine" or whatever. You could even replace the TGA files for the icon and background pictures.
      Additionally you would have to rename the titleID's folder under 00050000 to match your newly edited titleID.
    10. Now you've got a forwarder for Loadiine. The only downside is that you would have to launch your first bought Haxchi game once everytime after coldboot (unless you're using CBHC) for the other Haxchi games to work.
      Thanks to the fact that you edited the titleID in step 10 you can start again with step 7 and install the same Kirby game again. Just make sure to edit it's titleID afterwards as well.
    Update 2017-07-13:
    - replaced sigpatches2sysmenu by Haxchi's own CFW (default=sysmenu in config.txt)
     
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    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    You can just rerun the the haxchi installer with the TGA files and title.txt for the name of the app in the haxchi folder for the last 2 steps. (Expect the title id part)
     
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Pretty cool. Wasn't aware of this. Since you've got the second post I'm too lazy to edit mine. :P
     
  4. nexusmtz

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    This isn't making sense to me.

    First, if you go back to step 8, you're not reinstalling anything. You probably mean step 7.

    If you change the meta/meta.xml (if that's your intent), the title will no longer function because there is no directory under 00050000 that matches that TitleID. (You should get a 199 error from that.)

    When you do reinstall the DS title, it'll overwrite whatever's in its title directory.

    Did you leave out any steps, or can you explain the theory behind your magic? I understand that if you're creating a package, you can change the TitleID in the xml and it'll work, but that's because that TitleID is used for the installation. That's not what's happening here.
     
  5. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You're right. Forgot that you would have to rename the folder as well.
    And yes: Step 7 should be enough.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Whose patches allow for that rename? Haxchi sysmenu with Fix94's ftpiiu_everywhere u2 didn't allow it, but I'm a couple revs behind on haxchi at the moment.
     
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Make sure you use the ftp version from CBHC's first post.
    Or to be sure run Mocha CFW, that's what I did.
    Of course it would be easier to edit the titleID before you install it via Wup Installer.
     
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    nexusmtz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Under Mocha v0.2 (no rednand), neither Fix94's v0.4u2 nor Dimok's v0.4 ftpiiu_everywhere allowed renaming the title folder. (Result with both is 550 Success, which is Access Denied)

    If people have trouble with your procedure, that might be something to look into.
     
  10. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Mh that's odd. I strongly recommend to edit the titleID on PC before using WUP Installer then, that make's everything easier. Will edit my post once I'm on my PC.