Is there a way to delete chanels

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May 15, 2008
  1. Dakota76
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    Hi i was wondering if there was a way to delete channels
    Mii Channel
    Photo Channel
    News Channel
    Ive never used these and never will
    Id like to delete the disk channel too (as my dvd drive dont work) but i doubt thats possible

    Im also trying to figure out how to add a custom banner to the homebrew channel
     


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    homebrew channel has a banner thanks to PARADOX
     
  3. jan777

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    waht will you use your wii for?

    lean mean homebrew machine?
     
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    i cant seem to find it

    and to janjo777

    lean mean homebrew machine it is
    also vc and wiiware
     
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    I know a way to delete all of that stuff... Use a Gamecube.

    Seriously, though, I would also like to delete the Photo Channel. Not that it takes up very much space, but it needlessly clutters my menu. But delete the disk channel? Are you kidding?
     
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    the Wii HomeBrew Channel and the Wii HomeBrew Luancher Channel are not the same thing. make sure that everyone is talking about the same one.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing the WHLC does have a banner i beleive but not the homebrew channel
    but dont quote me i still consider my self a noob only with a bit of experience
     
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    this is interesting, i would love to remove them as well. At the moment there at the end of the list and there annyoing..waste of space.
     
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    I hate the photo and weather channel. Would love to get them off my wii. I only have 4 blocks open.
     
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    Has anyone tried dumping their NAND chip, getting the channels you don't want, packing them into wads and running them through the uninstaller?

    I'd test this, but I prefer to keep my channels [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, I've been working on this.

    I've determined that the channels take up an inconsequential amount of space. Between the Mii, Weather, News, and Photo channels, you're only talking about 20MB of space at the maximum. 20MB is not worth the trouble, when you consider the fact that you're going to cause numerous problems with games.

    If you think about it, is space really an issue? USB mass storage is becoming a realization, so you'll be able to use external hard drives very soon.
     
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    Update to the latest version through internet and get a mario kart iso or ssbb of your region. Open it with wiiscrubber and extract RVL-Forecast_US-v7.wad,RVL-News-v3.wad,RVL-photo2-v1.wad,RVL-photo-v65280.wad,RVL-Weather-v3.wad,RVL-News_US-v7.wad. Now use the wad uninstaller to remove them from your system. I still dont know which wad is the mii channel, i think it is RVL-bc-v2.wad but im not sure about that.
     
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    Or.... you could save the time and just patch a small VC title with the Title ID of each system channel.
     
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    Don't you need the Mii Channel for the Mii Character?
     
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    Technically, no.

    If the Mii data is on the NAND, Mario Kart will access it.


    However, deleting any default channel might make it unable to play games or perform basic functions.
     
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    Like Wii Sports which can only be used with Mii characters.

    I agree with the News and Weather channels - never look at them

    I like the Everybody Votes - its fun

    Never use the Photo Channel although I did update it.
    I don't have the Internet Channel or the other Mii Channel - tried it but found it unnecessary.

    Not sure about the Nintendo Channel, don't know much about it. [​IMG]

    And Wii Ware - not sure what the difference is between those games and normal Wii games. [​IMG]
     
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    Well wow, you're in the dark. You should take advantage of the Wii's features.

    Like I said before, as long as the actual Mii data is on the NAND, you only need the channel to edit Miis.

    The News and Weather channels only take up about 5MB..... it's worth it to keep them for the novelty alone.

    The Photo Channel update cripples mp3 support, but the entire channel is only 500kb or so.

    The Internet Channel is probably the best reason to own a Wii. It outperforms the PS3 browser and the XBOX 360 still doesn't have a browser. It really becomes powerful when you have a USB keyboard. The only thing I dislike about it so far is that you can't press Enter after typing a URL to click the checkbox.

    The Nintendo Channel is only good for NDS demos, because the video quality is poor. It's main function is just to spy on you, though.

    WiiWare is actually built on the same tools as Wii titles and I believe it will eventually become a distribution method for buying Wii titles and downloading them. So far, it appears there are no size requirements, so exploitation might be a viable option.
     
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    Well admittedly I don't use the Wii much - for the simple reason that I play single player games only, and none of the generic mini games, party games, wii fit, and whatever else is flooding the market. (aside from Mario Kart which I play with someone else and online)

    There aren't that many decent single player games really.
    So I've been using the Wii really to play VC and Everyone votes ( I love it )
    I might consider the Internet Browser - but I have PSP one and PC lol.

    Hopefully there will be some decent titles out this year.

    Do Wii Ware titles reside on the servers or on the Wii?
    You said there appears to be no size requirements?
    How do you mean?
    I thought the Wii was very limited with 'storage?

    btw. My apologies for hijacking this thread somewhat.
     
  19. teq

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    Wii Ware is downloaded to the console.

    Lost Winds takes up about 32MB on the NAND, so it's similar to an N64 game in size.


    As far as size requirements, because it's distributed online, the only physical limitation is local storage capacity.

    So, Nintendo could release a 100GB hard drive and allow customers to download full games online. Imagine having everything as a channel.
     
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    That sounds quite neat.
    Bit like the PS3shop

    Will check it out on the 20th - UK release
     

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