Is StarPatch a good substitute for Preloader?

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Aug 18, 2009
  1. kama
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    I tried Preloader on my older Wii. I ended up not liking it. I had Starfall when I was on 3.2U and I liked it. Is StarPatch like Starfall at all? If it is, is it pretty much identical to Starfall or slightly different?

    I heven't seen much talk about it so I thought that maybe it was bad or something.

    Opinions/Explanations are appreciated


    Also, just another question. How can you find out what boot 2 you have on your console?
     
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    why dont you like preloader?
    theres nothing wrong with it?
     
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    Think of Starpatch as a Starfall that works on newer System Menu versions. They're made by different people as far as I know, but they accomplish the same purpose.

    However, Preloader does offer what Starpatch would, and more. For boot2's that don't work with bootmii, you can use it as a partial brick protection. It's not as good as bootmii as boot2, but it's better than nothing.

    As far as finding out what boot2 you have, it's probably just best to run the hackmii installer on your console. The only reason I can think of that you'd want to know is for bootmii purposes, and it detects if bootmii can install on it for you. It won't automatically install or anything, so there are no negative impacts by using it to check.
     
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    One main reason was that when I shut the Wii off, the disc would spin indefinately. I mostly didn't like this because I'm not the only one in the family who uses it. I was worried that someone wouldn't know/care and having the disc drive running for no reason for extended periods generally isn't a good thing for it.

    Also, it seemed kind of messy and incomplete. It made me feel like that whatever I changed would end up hurting the system. I just generally didn't like how it looked.

    It's not that I didn't like Preloader, it's that I would perfer Starfall over it, and I'm wondering if StarPatch can replace Starfall.
     
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    that problem was fixed in the new version of preloader.
     
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    No it wasn't, not for me anyway. I had 0.29
     
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    I think it might just have something to do with standby being on. If you turn it off you shouldn't have that problem.
     
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    or he had the beta version.
    get the newest version and stick to preloader.
     
  9. tanis698

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    prob because you are still using 3.2 witch is outdated. 4.0 is just as good if not better.
     
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    There's an option in Preloader labeled 'stop disc'. You should know what that means.

    I sorta hate Preloader, but I'm stuck with it because I use the Weather Channel (when I'm bored) but it requires standby to be on. I knew that some Wiis have overheating problems in Standby, so I wanted something that will turn off standby, but will still allow everything to work.
    Only if Startpatch could do it. It seems a lot better.
    And I don't need brick protection, I have BootMii boot2.
     

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