Pengin Backup Channel (Latest Package)

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  1. asthepenguinflie
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    EDIT: The link has been updated to point to the "recompiled" channel with autoboot. Bleach is still not working. Point me to an autoboot with press one and a working 002 fix for bleach, and I'll fix it sometime. In the meantime, here it is. To prevent further confusion: I did in no way make a new loader. This is just a set of images you can use with the loader of your choice (a "compiled" version is included for the lazy kids, using gamma).

    Ok, so I've abandoned the old thread, and started this new one for the sanity of all those looking to read about the channel. Also, the other one had a deceptive topic title (it's an actual channel now, rather than images). Anyway, here it is, the Penguin Backup Channel v1.1. Included in the package is both a 16x9 and 4x3 version.

    Preview (16x9)
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    The "Read Me" is below in the spoiler tags. I suggest you read it if you have questions.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    As always, comments and suggestions are more than welcome.
     


  2. Dark_anth

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    WTF is pengin backup loader? is this new? [​IMG]
     
  3. HaniKazmi

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    I think it is just a new channel image, using Gamma.
     
  4. dlxowhd

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    can u at least provide a screenshot / preview
     
  5. Karlucchi

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    The 16:9 channel isn't Autoboot. Can you please fix [​IMG]
     
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    @Dark_anth: This is is just a set of images, and a few sounds. Please read the "Read Me" if you have questions. The channel, and what it is, is described fully in the readme.

    @dlxwohd: Will do, one second... *Now Up*

    @Karlucci: I was under the assumption the 002 fixed .wad I used WAS autoboot. Maybe not.

    EDIT: Looks like the wad was the wrong one after all. Reverting to the old one. Oh well.

    *Working*...

    Ok, it's done, and the link above has been replaced with the new one, here it is again for those too lazy to scroll up: Penguin Backup Channel v1.1. Bleach isn't working right now, but if you know of an autoboot, press one, no force with the 002 fix that I can use, we'll get that done.
     
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    hmm the download link doesnt work [​IMG]

    edit: works now [​IMG]
     
  8. Zeek03

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    That's Awesome man!

    ..but did you use Wadder?
     
  9. Sportsmaniac1322

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    This is good but it needs animation. It just seems boring without it.
     
  10. neonix

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    I can't wait until the day when someone replaces the Disc Channel with a custom channel that determines between GC, Wii, and Burnt discs.

    This is the best until then! [​IMG]
     
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    Stupid question, but what are you guys referring to when you say Bleach?
     
  12. screamq3

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    Bleach the game m8...
    Bleach: Shattered Blade
     
  13. Rock Raiyu

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    They are talking about Bleach: Versus Crusade. Not that sorry excuse for a Wii game, Shattered Blade. [​IMG]
     
  14. bewitched

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    Great work, thanx for the time and effort you found to create this package [​IMG]
     
  15. asthepenguinflie
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    @Zeek03: Yes I did. Unfortunately doing it by hand is a bit time-prohibitive and WADder has never bricked a wii to my knowledge.

    @Sportsmaniac1322: I agree. I look forward to tools being released that let me do that.

    @neonix: Thanks! I want that to happen too, but figured this would do for now.

    @bewitched: No problem. Gotta do something over the holidays when I don't have class.

    If anyone has any suggestions, just let me know. I think it's pretty much done other than the possible addition of more languages and more/different .wads. I'll probably add in the vector versions of the discs at some point so people can use those in other things if they want.
     
  16. aakerlind

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    Is there no way to improve the image quality? :/

    Can you make one without sound aswell? [​IMG]
     
  17. gamer1035

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    im sort of a noob in this stuff... do I just put everything into the apps section of my sd card?
     
  18. Jytach

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    Put the channel version you want on the wads folder and install with wad manager.
     
  19. dreygonix

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    using this now... graphics/color scheme match the original disc channel very well. great job
     
  20. asthepenguinflie
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    I think one can be put together without sound, that's easy enough.

    As for the image quality question, I asked that same question a while back. The short answer is: no, not with the tools available at this time. Also note, if you're using the 16x9 version, the wii stretches a 4x3 image out to the full screen size, and that causes a little distortion in and of itself. Other than that, in order to avoid complications, the images get compressed a lot (perhaps more than is actually necessary). This is why my preview images look better than the channel does to some degree, because they have not been compressed by WADder (the utility that makes the channel) yet.

    If someone felt like putting it together by hand, and was willing to test it all out, perhaps we could get a version with better graphics, however not too many people are willing to take that risk. If we're patient I think better utilities will come out/WADder will see upgrades, and the channel will look progressively better.

    Glad everyone seems to be enjoying it! It's nice to see work giving rewards every now and then :-P