Make an USB Game Channel.

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Apr 4, 2009

Make an USB Game Channel. by skawo96 at 7:26 PM (45,907 Views / 0 Likes) 102 replies

  1. skawo96
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    After a LOT of request to make the channels, I decided to write an guide. So there it goes. I'll update it with pictures tommorow, maybe.

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    First, make 2 folders. To make it simple, call them "Folder 1" and "Folder 2".

    Put this: VC Injector
    in Folder 1.
    Also put "cmd.exe" (it's in WINDOWS/System32, you could also go to START->Search->type in cmd.exe)in the Folder 1.

    And then, put this: Wad packer and unpacker
    in Folder 2.
    Also include "common-key.bin" in both of these folders (Remember that the common-key.bin can't be hidden)

    Now, get a wad. For simplicity, you can use my already-made game channel wad, like this one: http://www.mediafire.com/?jy5yry2atzo. Rename it to "in.wad" and put in Folder 2.

    Now, run "WAD Unpacker.bat". It should create an folder.

    Copy the contents of that folder into the "Folder 2".

    Now, run the WiiScrubber. Go to the DATA partition and extract the "opening.bnr". Put it in the Folder 2 and rename to 00000000.app (replace the older 00000000.app).

    Now open your favourite hex editor, and open the 00000001.app file. Press Ctrl+F and find the word "subsystem". Scroll up a little and you should see a game id (e.g RZDP01).

    Replace it with the game you want to boot from this channel (For example, if you want to boot PAL version of Mario Galaxy, replace RZDP01 with RMGP01). Save and exit.

    Now, run the "Wad Packer.bat". "Out.wad" should be created.

    Move it to the "Folder 1". Run cmd.exe and write:

    Code:
    vc out.wad
    After some random numbers, it will ask you for the channel's region. Select one and press enter.

    Then it will ask you for the 4-digit channel's ID. Be creative! For example. If you want to run Mario Galaxy, write in SMGA or MARG or something like that. Just be sure your new channel's ID won't overwrite the ones on your NAND! And for Christ's sake, don't use ID's like HACA, HABA, HAGA!!!...It will overwrite Shop/News/Weather channels!

    After you give your channel an ID, press enter and your wad will be created (it'll be called title.wad)
    It's now ready to install.

    Enjoy!
     


  2. gitkua

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    cool, thnx!
     
  3. mmik

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    Thanks. Can we get a confirmation that this guide works and can be followed easy? Sorry if you're a well known member or something and I'm questioning you, but I'm new here so I'm not sure who to trust with guides as of yet. I'd be happy to make the channels myself if this guide works. Thanks for the effort either way though, friend.
     
  4. hungyip84

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    Could anyone try to use this as the base wad to make game channel and see if you can launch the game?

    This is the smallest wad i have seen but I could not get it to work with this wad. I can make the channel but the channel could not boot the game.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2496

    What I did:

    Extract the wad.

    Replace 00000000.app and 00000001.app with correct file

    Pack the wad

    Use VC to change title id
     
  5. gitkua

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    --nevermind
     
  6. deshwasi

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    before i try this.. can someone post a quick way of recovering from banner bricks using preloader?
     
  7. SkH

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    WOW This is AWESOME!!! And it's works for me!!! [​IMG]

    This method is THE BEST, becoz':
    - IT WORKS
    - The Channel Title IS THE EXACT SAME as in the DISC CHANNEL
    - And it's easy to do.

    Hm, maybe I can write a GUI/Batch file for it...

    Yay! Thanks a lot!! [​IMG]
     
  8. mmik

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    awesome that it works, I'll have to try it later when I get home. : D
     
  9. xomp

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    Where is this "DATA" partition? I have an ISO loaded but don't see anything like this at all.
     
  10. MizuhoChan

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    Instead of using VC, you can just edit the .tik and .tmd

    They are very small, you just scroll down to the bottom and replace the 4 character id with whatever you want. I suppose VC may be easier, but this is how I do it =)

    No regions needed either.
     
  11. maduin

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    awesome, worked perfectly, my PES2009 channel turned out just as it should have.

    great guide, just follow the instructions and you'll be making channels in no time. Maybe took me all of 10 minutes to make the first one, I'm sure the rest will be much quicker too.
     
  12. skawo96
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    You need a common-key.bin...just search it on google.
     
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    Is there any time bug with this method ?
     
  14. xomp

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    Ok, I sorted it all out but my title.wad file is only 4Kb (doing Super Mario Galaxy) does this appear to be the correct filesize for such a thing?
     
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    That would be cool., but thanks four you guide skowo96.
     
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    I don't think that's right... my SMG channel is 978kb.

    My smallest is Madworld at 477kb.
     
  17. skawo96
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    Nope. Did you have the common-key.bin in both folders?
     
  18. hungyip84

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    I am trying to find the smallest wad so that I can keep my channel small. I heard that homebrew channel wad is the smallest one so I downloaded the wad from http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2496 and use this as my base wad, but it's not working.

    I used the base wad provided in this post and it works.

    Would it matter which base wad I use? I thought that it would not matter
     
  19. hungyip84

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    SMG is 978kb and that is the correct size using the wad provided in this post =)
     
  20. xomp

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    Yeah I have common-key.bin in both Folder 1 & Folder 2. This guide seems simple but even I can fuck it up lol I don't know what the hell went wrong..
     

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