(little) Announcement : working on a cover loader tool for window

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by leonard42A, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. leonard42A
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    leonard42A Newbie

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    A simple post to announce, i'm working on a windows software which will automatically download covers.

    Because i'm using USB Loader GX without intenet connexion and for now, i download covers and discs png manually, i decided to create my own tool to do it.

    > i'm not looking for "hey dude, it already exists !" messages [​IMG] because, for me, it's a raison to study wbfs format [​IMG]

    because i didn't want to simply use the Kwiirk library, i decided to create my own one in a different language (delphi) - to be sure to really understand it [​IMG]

    So, for now, i understood the wbfs header format, i successfully list games on a wbfs partition - i'll see for wii disc format later, for my first tool, i don't need it

    Modules that's work now :
    - Windows Logical Device list
    Logicals Drives are associated with physicals one, so it detect when logicals drives are on the same physical one : it is able to detect WBFS partition and Fat one one the same physical drive.
    - WBFS partition : list games
    - Auto-detect cover and disc folders : look for 2 folders in a the same one, containing png image, if no empty, look if png are squared => disc folder else cover folder. if empty, look for 2 folders named "%cover%" and "%disc%" in the same one.

    Work on :
    - detect physical drive serial number ( !?! WMI, register database ...)
    - download PNG cover / disc from web database site

    To do :
    - configuration option (3d covers, download cover sequence : EN, FR ...)
    - use previous preview download, search another covers / discs
    - finalyse application to get a "pro" rendering
    - found an icon and a name [​IMG]

    Next feature (classical WBFS ones) :
    - rename game / disc id
    - remove / add / extract game

    - defragmentation tool (if needed - don't know for now if it is needed)

    Do you see feature i forgot ?
    Any ideas, comments ?
     
  2. mousex

    mousex GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Don't require windows functions and use multi-platform code. Windows APIs suck.
     
  3. leonard42A
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    leonard42A Newbie

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    [​IMG] I code it in Delphi... which is for windows ...
     
  4. zorglub07

    zorglub07 GBAtemp Fan

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    check your private messages [​IMG]
     
  5. leonard42A
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    leonard42A Newbie

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    done and replied
     
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