New Forwarders, With USB2.0 speed!

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Jun 29, 2010
  1. Skater4599
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    Hey guys, I made these for my own personal use, but I started thinking and thought maybe others might want them too, At worst, it saves some time for some people. I've made some new forwarder dols based off the WiiMC forwarder source, and changed it to mount the USB drive FIRST instead of SD, and added a retry if and only if USB fails to mount, for those with slower HDD's and/or those with pre/priiloader booting straight into apps that use USB drives.

    They feature:
    USB 2.0 loading speeds (Tantric's emulators all boot from my HDD in around 1 second now, Faster than my high speed SD card [​IMG])
    It mounts NTFS, which means, like WiiMC you can have the app in your NTFS partition and it will boot it
    Pre/Priiloader compatible.
    Proper widescreen support, it auto detects if your using Widescreen, and loads the proper splash, rather than simply stretching it across the screen
    They use IOS 202 to load, so make sure thats installed. Failsafe of IOS61 if 202 is not found.
    If your USB drive fails to Mount properly, it waits 2 seconds and retry's.
    Matching splash/loading screens
    All forwarders check in this order, SD > USB FAT > USB NTFS in the path listed below

    Emulators
    Super Nintendo​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Nintendo​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Gameboy/Advance/Color​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Wii64​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Apps


    WiiXplorer​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Wad Manager​

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Thats all for now, WiiFlow one will have to wait, it gets additional treatment [​IMG] and nobody will have a use for my WiiWare one yet.

    Credits:
    My Friend Macfionn for the splash/photoshop help (Thanks!)
    Tantric for the amazing forwarder source.
    Vibestar for some great channels.
    Neorame for great graphics/mods of channels used as bases.
    Pepxl for some of his splash artwork i re-created.
    Miigotu and r-win (The WiiFlow team) This started originaly only cause of WiiFlow [​IMG]. They both answered my (n00b) coding questions so I could get this done!
    My good friends the googles, they know all! [​IMG]
    Anyone else i missed
     


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    Hi. Very beautifull work. I've tested wadmanager forwarder, only one bug when i press home to exit it show code dumps.

    Hmmm. I love this work, and i like to see the forwarder souces if is not a problem for you [​IMG]

    I don't want to release nothing, only for my personal use. Thanx. But if there are difficult, ok. I love your work anymore. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hi xabby, thanks for your kind words, im glad you like them [​IMG]. I will get you the source sure np, It will be later today (when i get home) though.

    As far as dumping on exit with wad manager, I've never had this problem, infact mine works i tested it this morning again just to make sure. Maybe its the version of wad manager your using, not sure. I personally use Yet Another Wad Manager Mod and it works great for everything
     
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    nice to see more ppl creating forwarders, the more the merrier, any chance u could PM me the modded WiiMC forwarder source you used, cheers
     
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    Sorry for the delay I've been real busy in real life stuff recently, but I will make it a point to get you guys the source tonight. I dont know how needed the mount USB retry is for most apps, but it does not hurt anything, again this was only added originally cause of WiiFlow (and loading from Pre/Priiloader) [​IMG]

    BTW, I will do any requests... But before anyone asks GenplusGX and Wii64 will NOT work in there current state, something to do with the entry point (I think) and i cant find an actual working source with them to see how they got it working through USB at all, even at 1.1 speeds, if i could find it then i could add it in properly. At current they just Blackscreen.

    P.S. If anyone cares and/or would like to help, I could use short vid's of the channels, videos are alot better than trying to explain them. I dont have the needed hardware to make the vids. Thanks
     
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    Indeed it is your source Tantric (I hoped i had made that very clear? [​IMG]) At any rate I hope nobody thought I wrote this from scratch... and Thanks again Tantric, your work is by far the best forwarder out there.

    You can get the source from WiiMC as mentioned above... but it will not contain the USB mounting retry changes
     
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    Updates first post with a slightly modified "Fixed" version of Super Nintendo, I think it matches alot better now, it always looked funny to me how the Super Nintendo logo didnt have an outline and the icon above did, So I fixed that [​IMG]. I've also added the Super Nintendo Icon to the icon of the channel, to make it match better to the others.

    Also added a Wii64 channel, details above
     
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    Thanks man for the Wii64 forwarder! I was using the exact one except it had a little sign that came up on the top left of the channel that said Wii64 beta 1.1(honey) which your does not! Your one is future proof!
     
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    Your welcome, yes i had forgotten i took that out of it, should have mentioned it. Thats the exact reason i took it out cause IMO there is no reason for a forwarder channel if you cant update the app simply by replacing the boot.dol file, this one was locked to 1.1 only, which is silly xD
     
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    Hey thanks again for giving me peplx's forwarder after injecting it! It worked perfectly! Can you tell me how to do that?

    I have found a nice Wiisx forwarder but it wont work with Wiisx beta 2.0! Hopefully injecting it works!
     
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    To inject the forwarder dol or any dol for that matter into a channel, use the Program Customize Mii. Load the wad you want and go to options tab, find the line that says new dol, and click browse, point it to your new dol you want, then click create wad.

    Injecting the dol it will work exactly the same way as it does without it being injected, meaning if the dol doesnt work outside of the channel, it wont work inside the channel, if you want i can compile the USB 2.0 forwarder and see if that works for wiisx, but in fairness i kinda doubt it will, its from the same group wii64 and im sure has alot of similar loading code/entry point, but its worth a shot.

    Just tell me where you want it to point to and ill post it for you to test it out (I dont have/use that application so i dont know the folder names for it)
     
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    Well i got the forwarder from http://rapidshare.com/files/340692645/WiiS...ators_-WISX.rar.

    I think it's made by XFlak from this site or atleast from his forwarder page!

    It should point to apps/wiiSX

    Again dude I dont even know where to begin thanking you!

    I have been hacking my Wii for ages and only joined GBATEMP recently (I was a Tehskeen man back in the day) but am totally flabbergasted at the help I have received, especially from you!

    Kudos to you mate!

    P.S I also think it might be time for you to check out Wiisx beta 2. So far the three games I am running work very well!

    UPDATE: I tried customizemii but sadly the wad doesnt work!
     
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    No problem, really all im doing takes a few seconds only its nothing special, but you are welcome all the same [​IMG]

    Here is a TEST wad, Its safe from bricking but I do not know if the forwarder works, i compiled one that points to apps/WiiSX/boot.dol folder, for now i left splashes blank, tell me if it works, if by some chance it does work ill create a splash and add it to the first post, but test it first please if you can

    PlayStation TEST
     
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    Damn it doesn't work! It comes up with a black screen like the one I tried with customizemii!

    That is the only WiiSX forwarder I have found so far and googling beta2 forwarders nets me no results!

    If you do get it to work you should post this up the top!

    P.S It may take you only a few minutes but that's a few minutes of work for you that I don't take for granted!
     
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    Ok thats what i thought would happen, I'll see what i can do when I get some time and i actually set that application up (lol). You could always inject the apps .dol into the channel and it will work at least, for now.

    Thanks for your test though [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry dumb question but isnt that what I already did with customizemii! I used the boot.dol from my apps page and injected it into my existing wad. Did I do it wrong?
     
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    Yep thats all you've got to do, it wont forward anywhere, but instead load from the wii itself, until a forwarder gets worked out [​IMG]
     
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    Dumb question:

    If I take the USB Loader GX forwarder I have installed and extract the dol file from it and then inject it into your forwarder channel will I get USB 2.0 speed for that? Or is it all in the dol itself?
     
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    OK so I did it right but it still didn't work! You did that for Pepxl's Wii64 channel too right but that acts as a forwarder ie. with No SD card inserted it doesnt load! So what I'm saying is it's not a self contained channel but a real working forwarder...How Did you do that?

    Anyway thanks again...I am quite happy to use WiiSX from the HBC atm!
     

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