Know what we need? A Wii "Virtual Machine"

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Shinigami Kiba, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Shinigami Kiba
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    Shinigami Kiba GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The way I understand it is, bootmii lets you backup your whole system, menu and everything, I think preloader does this too but I'm not sure.

    Now that backup could be used with the PC Emulator/Virtual Machine so people could test how certain things would work on their setup without actually putting their systems at risk.
    This emulator shouldn't be running games, just be a fully functional system menu, ios's and everything, basically the user makes an image of their Wii's internal memory and mounts that image to the emulator/VM in a form of an ISO and tests things without actually putting their system at risk, it could also be useful for more knowledgeable people to fix other people's systems if it's a software problem and something that could be fixed but requires more advanced knowledge of things.

    Think VMWare but for the Wii
     
  2. gitkua

    gitkua GBAtemp Regular

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    Well... wasn't the dolphin emulator already able to run the system menu and load iso's of games and dols and stuff? Pretty close to what you're looking for...
     
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    Yes the only thing that doesn't work is emulating the SD card slot which the haven't done but it plays some wii games right also has support so you can use your wiimote.
     
  4. dsfgd

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    in real dolphin does not emulate the systemmenu, it emulates the apploader of systemmenu,
    so no support for the NAND stuff actually.

    it's possible to test systemmenu hacks (visually and memory hacks) but that's it.
     
  5. Shinigami Kiba
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    I'm sure some capable people could do this because it could make wonders for the scene IMO