Internet "Favourites" Forwarder Channels

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Dec 31, 2009
  1. XFlak
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    Internet "Favourites" Forwarder Channels

    these channels are capable of launching a specific website via the internet channel (so you must have the internet channel on your wii for this to work).

    cwstjdenobs and I have modified the "bootopera" source code so that the specific website is embedded in the channel/dol [as opposed to referencing an external config file like boot opera did, thus we've made it possible to insert the binary (dol) into a channel (wad)]

    The modified source code is available here. To customize it, just open the template.pnproj with programmers notepad (install devkit pro), and open main.c and change line 12 to the URL of your choice. Then "make" your modified binary (dol), now this can be launched via homebrew (or your preferred method), but now it can also be inserted into a channel/wad using Leathl's "customize mii" application.

    GBAtemp.net Channel
    (the GBAtemp.net Channel has the following URL embedded --> http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=108)
    No video (yet), but here is a screenshot of the channel, the logo is animated (the channel is based on the wadder base wad 2)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    3 Different Youtube Channels
    they all direct to "youtube.com/xl"
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    G-MAIL Channel
    directs to "mail.google.com"
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Hotmail Channels
    directs to "hotmail.com"

    Facebook Internet Forwarder
    directs to "http://touch.facebook.com"
    Warning: Spoilers inside!



    I'm pretty busy now, but if there are any requests for other Internet "Favourites" Forwarder Channels let me know and I'll see what I can do.



    Requested Internet "Favourites" Forwarder Dols

    So I finally got arounded to responsing to ALL the requests in this thread. I didn't make channels for each website, but these dols can be inserted into a channel using customize mii to launch the embedded website (internet channel required). Or the dol can be launched as is via the homebrew channel.

    note that I have only tested the gbatemp and youtube dols/channels and they worked fine. The following should work the same, but as always, make sure u have proper brick protection in place (especially if you made the channel yourself and for the first time).


    www.psp-hacks.com

    www.ebay.comwww.itv.comit/vplayer

    www.itv.comit/vplayer

    demand.five.tv/home.aspx

    www.channel4.com/programmes/tags/more4

    www.iraqgoals.net

    wiibrew.org

    mail.google.com

    www.wiihacks.com

    hotmail.com

    nintendo.joystiq.com/tag/@wii

    www.facebook.com

    m.facebook.com

    touch.facebook.com

    www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/index.html

    news.bbc.co.uk/low

    m.yahoo.com

    wapedia.mobi/en

    en.m.wikipedia.org

    mobile.uk.msn.com/device/default.aspx

    mobile.uk.msn.com/elink.aspx?lab=&h=jml7v2ve&elk=http%3A%2F%2Fm.mail.live.com%2F%3Fmkt%3Den-gb%26is%3D2160

    www.youtube.com/xl

    m.thetrainline.com/dsb/timetable/jsp/mobile_portal.jsp

    m.hotukdeals.com

    www.finetune.com/wii

    wiicade.com

    http://mycast.orb.com.dol
     
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    Could also be done for flash games, making them open full screen [​IMG]
     
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    how bout a youtube forwarder?
     
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    FYI, the source you posted is broken in someway. Trying to make it doesn't work.
     
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    Here you go, something I just whipped up. The banner is very basic, and I haven't tested it yet, so make sure you have protection (i.e. BootMii/boot2 or at worst preloader/priiloader), but it should be safe. This is my first ever custom channel and I didn't spend long on it, so don't complain too much if its crap. It directs to "youtube.com/xl" which is a version of youtube optimized for TV viewing via Wii and PS3. Here's the download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?munjzywmurn

    (OP feel free to add this to first post if you want)
     
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    @ SifJar, I am 100% positive that the source is not broken, it is exactly what I just used less than an hour ago, maybe try "clean" before "make", if it still doesn't work, it could be the libogc u r using

    edit: i guess u managed to get it working, once some1 reports that your channel is working I will add it to the first post or make my own youtube channel and post both (I'll test it if I get around to it, but this week is crazy busy for all of us!)

    edit2: tested your youtube channel, works perfectly and I've added it to the first post
     
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    Well, whenever I tried to "make" it, it went into an endless "make clean" loop. It was weird. It worked fine when I edited the source myself and made the channel I posted above, so its not my devkitPro or libogc installation.
     
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    Made a new, more advanced nicer looking YouTube channel. Same dol as before, but nicer looking (I hope, haven't actually tested it either). Its based on leathl's MPlayer CE forwarder, I replaced some images and left others, I think it should be quite nice. Here's the link: [link removed, better version in first post]
     
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    Can you do one for www.ebay.com and another one for www.psp-hacks.com Thanks!!!!
     
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    Hey, i just tested your new channel, no offense but it looks shitty (great effort though!), you didn't do a great job of erasing the white background behind the youtube letters (so there are random white blotches everywhere). I've used yours as a template and cleaned it up a lot. I will modify the first post with a link to the edited channel later
     
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    Sorry. I didn't spend very long on it and must have missed bits of the white. I dont have brick protection on my wii currently so couldn't test it. Thanks for fixing it up. Did you change any other graphics or just erase the white blotches?
     
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    nice job but can u erase that little bit of white inside the O of yOutube
     
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    @ SifJar, I started from scratch with the youtube logo, i got a higher quality youtube logo image from google images and used the photoshop "magicwand" to select/delete the white background

    @steves334, just re-read your post, i'll erase the white from inside O when i get a chance, hopefully later today. When I do I'll edit the first post, so keep your eyes peeled

    @ both of u, do you mind editing your messages to remove the mediafire link to the old blotchy channel so others stop downloading that one by accident?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW. I never knew of the function of "MagicWand" before. I am amazed, thank you so much for telling me this. I have often thought it would be handy if there was a tool you could use to select all of a single coloured background to then delete (I use Paint.NET, not Photoshop, but the tool exists in both and has the same function). Thank you, that is very useful to know.
     
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    Would it be possible to do one to www.iraqgoals.net. To be able to watch live premiership matches
     
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    I have a question,
    I have Programmer's notepad and devkit pro on my p/c.
    I've downloaded your source in an attempt to modify it... maybe you could help me out?

    What I've done...
    I open p/n and through p/n I open template.pnproj and main.c. From there, I modify the URL, which is on the 12h line, to one of my choice (My School - school project - lol).

    What I'm confused about is how to compile it from there. What to do from that point to create a .dol or .elf.

    Any advice/steps?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    tools --> clean, then tools --> make

    if it fails, try using a different libogc
     

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