How to make forwarding channels

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Apr 20, 2009
  1. deceptica
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    Newcomer deceptica Advanced Member

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    A basic guide for anyone who wants to avoid having to update channels. Forwarders load the relevant "boot.dol" from the apps directory on your SD card.

    Download 'Forwarding_Channels' from the link below:

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zudtf4yqwtq

    You will then have an archive containing:

    dol_forwarders/
    dol_forwarder_genplus.dol
    dol_forwarder_pcengine.dol
    dol_forwarder_Snes9xGX.dol

    and

    WADChannelsUpdater/
    WAD Channels Upater.exe
    README.txt

    Copy the wad you to want to replace with a forwarder for in the WADChannelsUpdater directory. Copy the dol_forwarder[...].dol into the same directory.

    Run WAD Channels Updater.exe
    Select the wad channel that you copied
    Select the dol forwarder that you copied
    Give the new channel a title
    Click update
    Find a new channel named "updated.wad" in same directory
    Rename updated.wad to something more descriptive
    Install channel

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    More dol forwarders can be found on SpaceJumps page here.

    Many thanks to SpaceJump for creating these forwarders.
    Many thanks to Red Squirrel for WAD Channels Updater.
     
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    Great Guide! Thanks for the write-up.

    How does one go about doing a custom banner for the newly created channel?
     
  3. SpaceJump

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    Newcomer deceptica Advanced Member

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    Eddie: sorry, don't know about making banners.

    SpaceJump: I would have linked to that thread but there are no links to the emulators, only the multi launcher which isn't SDHC compatible.

    Any chance of adding the emulator forwarders to your thread?

    Also, could you provide a hugo-gx forwarder?

    Cheers
     
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    wouldnt it remain the same as the old one and just 'forward' the .dol? i mean, it'd just replace the older dol with the new one and leave everything else the same.

    unless i'm wrong XD i dont even know what forwarding a dol means lol
     
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    Newcomer deceptica Advanced Member

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    That's exactly how I understand them to work mikey. You just take an existing wad and the only thing that changes is the .dol
     
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    Does anyone have a forwarder dol for the usb loader that will work as autoboot in preloader?
     
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    There are lots of Forwarders for emus on that thread. You have to open the spoiler tag to see them [​IMG]
     
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    I never found a Backup Gamma fordwarder Channel ...

    Can somewone help me out here ?

    Tnx
     
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    Newcomer deceptica Advanced Member

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    Thanks SpaceJump. I see them now! Are there any ones that have been updated from the wiki version ones?
     
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    whey! not bad for a guess [​IMG]

    hmm, i take it a dol forwarder is to be used on the PC then? i cant see something like this being used on the wii to remove and replace a .dol XD
     
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    Kedest, have you tried the USB Loader Forwarder boot.dol I posted here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=148...0&start=120 where I described how to do use this very same method for USB loaders!

    The others I found either crashed or wouldn't work with the nunchuck plugged in...

    So either grab this or get yourself a copy of the HD Forwarder linked on the wiki... then get a copy of wadder and unpack the WAD...

    You then simply rename the 00000001.app to boot.dol and you've got the same file.
     
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    Eddie_Brock take a look at: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=89793

    Be careful with your image size especially if changing icons as well as you can cause bricking!
     
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    Member kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah thanks, I tried that. But that dol does not work as autobooting dol in preloader.
    Preloader is very picky about the dols it can run. So I'm looking for a forwarder dol that is compatible.
     
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    You can essentially do the same thing with injectuwad v3 [​IMG] Just put it in Homebrew mode, find the DOL you want to inject, and inject it into the WAD file.
     
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    Kedest, silly question...but rather than use a forwarder have you used the USB Loader 1.1 boot.dol?
     
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    Member kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That could be a solution indeed, although I do think some of the custom loaders won't work that way.
    But I really prefer a forwarder solution, that would make updating easier.
     

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