Preloader Hacks for 4.2

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Oct 4, 2009

Preloader Hacks for 4.2 by mariomaniac33 at 7:07 AM (17,261 Views / 0 Likes) 53 replies

  1. mariomaniac33
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    As some of you may know, I was working on porting the Preloader codes over to 4.2. I ported them to 4.2U, tested them (and so did many of you [​IMG]), then once they were stable, I ported them to the other regions. I just finished porting over the hacks to 4.2E and 4.2J. So without further ado, here's the codes:

    Hacks.ini 4.2 Complete - Download

    4.2U:
    CODE[Disable HAXX,DVDX,RZDx Checks]
    version=481
    offset=0x813345A0
    value=0x60000000
    [Block Disc Updates]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137F5BC,0x8137F5C0,0x8137F564,0x8137F568,0x8137F4BC,0x8137F4C0
    value=0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000
    [Block Online Updates]
    version=481
    offset=0x8168FDB0
    value=0x6E756C6C
    [Remove NoCopy Save File Protection]
    version=481
    offset=0x813C55EC,0x813C55F0,0x8134E260,0x815C2624,0x81353F5C,0x8134E270
    value=0x7C000000,0x4182001C,0x7C000000,0x38600001,0x3BE00000,0x801C0024
    offset=0x8134E274,0x8134E278,0x8134E27C
    value=0x5400003C,0x901C0024,0x48000018
    [Move Disc Channel]
    version=481
    offset=0x813AFC00
    value=0x60000000
    [No System Menu Background Music]
    version=481
    offset=0x8136B224
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds at all]
    version=481
    offset=0x8136B1F8
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds (Channel BGM)]
    version=481
    offset=0x8136B270
    value=0x4E800020
    [Recovery Mode (D-Pad Up 4th GC)]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137ACCC,0x81379900
    value=0x2C000008,0x60000000
    [Force Standard Recovery Mode]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137ACB4
    value=0x48000020
    [Remove Diagnostic Disc Check]
    version=481
    offset=0x81379900
    value=0x60000000
    [Auto-Press A at Health Screen]
    version=481
    offset=0x813BD524
    value=0x48000034
    [Replace Health Screen with Backmenu]
    version=481
    offset=0x81656FF4
    value=0x81409C9C
    [Force Disc Games to run under IOS249]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137BD7C,0x8137BD80
    value=0x3B200001,0x3B0000F9
    [Region Free GC Games (No VM Patch)]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137D90C,0x8137D910
    value=0x900DA5D8,0x38000032
    [Region Free Channels]
    version=481
    offset=0x8152DA88,0x81530F34,0x8152DF70,0x813B68AC
    value=0x60000000,0x4E800020,0x38000001,0x48000028
    [Lock out System Menu with Black Screen]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137ACDC
    value=0x60000000


    4.2E:
    CODE[Disable HAXX,DVDX,RZDx Checks]
    version=482
    offset=0x81334610
    value=0x60000000
    [Block Disc Updates]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137F664,0x8137F668,0x8137F60C,0x8137F610,0x8137F564,0x8137F568
    value=0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000
    [Block Online Updates]
    version=482
    offset=0x81690070
    value=0x6E756C6C
    [Remove NoCopy Save File Protection]
    version=482
    offset=0x813C56E8,0x813C56EC,0x8134E2D4,0x815C2720,0x81353FD0,0x8134E2E4
    value=0x7C000000,0x4182001C,0x7C000000,0x38600001,0x3BE00000,0x801C0024
    offset=0x8134E2E8,0x8134E2EC,0x8134E2F0
    value=0x5400003C,0x901C0024,0x48000018
    [Move Disc Channel]
    version=482
    offset=0x813AFCFC
    value=0x60000000
    [No System Menu Background Music]
    version=482
    offset=0x8136B2CC
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds at all]
    version=482
    offset=0x8136B318
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds (Channel BGM)]
    version=482
    offset=0x8136B2A0
    value=0x4E800020
    [Recovery Mode (D-Pad Up 4th GC)]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137AD74,0x813799A8
    value=0x2C000008,0x60000000
    [Force Standard Recovery Mode]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137AD5C
    value=0x48000020
    [Remove Diagnostic Disc Check]
    version=482
    offset=0x813799A8
    value=0x60000000
    [Auto-Press A at Health Screen]
    version=482
    offset=0x813BD620
    value=0x48000034
    [Replace Health Screen with Backmenu]
    version=482
    offset=0x816572B4
    value=0x81409D98
    [Force Disc Games to run under IOS249]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137BE24,0x8137BE28
    value=0x3B200001,0x3B0000F9
    [Region Free GC Games (No VM Patch)]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137D9B4,0x8137D9B8
    value=0x900DA5D8,0x38000032
    [Region Free Channels]
    version=482
    offset=0x8152DB84,0x81531030,0x8152E06C,0x813B69A8
    value=0x60000000,0x4E800020,0x38000001,0x48000028
    [Lock System Menu with Black Screen]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137AD84
    value=0x60000000


    4.2J:
    CODE[Disable HAXX,DVDX,RZDx Checks]
    version=480
    offset=0x81333A9C
    value=0x60000000
    [Block Disc Updates]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137EA70,0x8137EA74,0x8137EA18,0x8137EA1C,0x8137E970,0x8137E974
    value=0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000,0x60000000
    [Block Online Updates]
    version=480
    offset=0x816BFDB0
    value=0x6E756C6C
    [Remove NoCopy Save File Protection]
    version=480
    offset=0x813C493C,0x813C4940,0x8134D740,0x815EB564,0x8135400C,0x8134D750
    value=0x7C000000,0x4182001C,0x7C000000,0x38600001,0x3BE00000,0x801C0024
    offset=0x8134D754,0x8134D758,0x8134D75C
    value=0x5400003C,0x901C0024,0x48000018
    [Move Disc Channel]
    version=480
    offset=0x813AEEEC
    value=0x60000000
    [No System Menu Background Music]
    version=480
    offset=0x81333298
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds at all]
    version=480
    offset=0x8136A6AC
    value=0x4E800020
    [No System Menu Sounds (Channel BGM)]
    version=480
    offset=0x8136A724
    value=0x4E800020
    [Recovery Mode (D-Pad Up 4th GC)]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137A180,0x81378DB4
    value=0x2C000008,0x60000000
    [Force Standard Recovery Mode]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137A168
    value=0x48000020
    [Remove Diagnostic Disc Check]
    version=480
    offset=0x81378DB4
    value=0x60000000
    [Auto-Press A at Health Screen]
    version=480
    offset=0x813BC804
    value=0x48000034
    [Replace Health Screen with Backmenu]
    version=480
    offset=0x816878D4
    value=0x81408F88
    [Force Disc Games to run under IOS249]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137B230,0x8137B234
    value=0x3B200001,0x3B0000F9
    [Region Free GC Games (No VM Patch)]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137CDC0,0x8137CDC4
    value=0x900DA5D8,0x38000032
    [Region Free Channels]
    version=480
    offset=0x815569C8,0x81559E74,0x81556EB0,0x813B5B98
    value=0x60000000,0x4E800020,0x38000001,0x48000028
    [Lock System Menu with Black Screen]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137A190
    value=0x60000000


    If you're wondering what's up with the "Lock System Menu with Black Screen" code, it's for locking down your Wii, so you can't boot it without turning off the code in Preloader. You can think of it like a password, in a way. According to Wiibrew, the code is useful for locking your Wii "so the kids and family can't break it!" Hopefully this will answer the numerous questions about this code [​IMG]

    The "No System Menu Sounds at all" codes disables all system menu sounds NOT banner sounds. As a result, when you zoom in on a channel and the music starts playing, you can zoom out and the music will keep playing. This is due to there being no "mute" command since the menu sound commands are overall disabled. Although some may consider it a bug (that was in the previous versions as well), I think it's a pretty cool easter egg [​IMG]

    By the way, I did not technically make these codes. I simply ported and enhanced a few of them to make them work on 4.2.

    Special Thanks:
    phpgeek - He ported the majority of the 4.2E codes. Thanks dude! [​IMG]
    All 4.2U Testers - Thanks for the feedback guys!

    Update: I just uploaded the fixed values for 4.2E and ported the "Block Online Updates," "No System Menu Sounds (Channel BGM)," and "Replace Health Screen with Backmenu" codes.
    The hacks.ini has been updated as well! [​IMG]
     


  2. FenrirWolf

    Member FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm curious. Disabling the RZDx check lets the TP Hack work again, right?
     
  3. xzxero

    Member xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    yea but theres no really no point in my opinion, just another way to launch homebrew.

    could save you tho just to have the save installed.

    edit: i think some themes have to be ported to 4.2 still no?
     
  4. mariomaniac33
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    Not exactly. It disables the check upon boot. Nothing more (meaning that the checks in the copying subroutines still exist). I'm sure it's probably possible to get the Twilight Hack onto a Wii with this turned on though. Maybe through Waninkoko's SaveGame Installer or something....

    @xexero
    With mym files, theme porting is almost unnecessary, unless the Wii's GUI is updated in some fashion (like it was on 4.0). With 4.2, it wasn't. Even when the GUI is updated, mym files still work just fine (so you can apply a 3.2 mym theme on a 4.2 Wii).
     
  5. Madridi

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    Thanks for this.
    Werent there more hacks though in your first thread?
     
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    Yep, there were three more. With all of the new security that is placed in 4.2, I felt that it was necessary to go through a phase of testing before officially releasing the codes. As a result of the testing, I found that the region free security needs to be recracked [​IMG] . The non-working codes were "Error could not load channel," "Force Disc Region to Wii Region," and "Region Free Wii Games." Every other code that was tested seemed to work as it should.
     
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    ah, i see.. Thanks again [​IMG]
     
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    Good work

    Now at least the Japan people can't complain anymore
     
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    nice work, so does preloader 0.29 install ok using sm4.2 and is darkwii theme available for 4.2e
     
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    hey, who's complainin'? [​IMG]

    Thanks very much for the hard work and all the ports, mariomaniac33!

    Hope these get cracked soon, "Force Disc Region to Wii Region," and "Region Free Wii Games."

    Arigato Gozaimashita! ??????????????

    Cheers!

     
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    Thanks for your efforts. [​IMG]
     
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    Tried but now, preloader is blocking wii.
    I power up the Wii, pass bootmii and then just after preloader, it hangs !
    I still can enter preloader menu but no more system menu.
    What's wrong then ?
    Must I change "ios system menu option" in preloader ?
     
  13. Magnerion

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    Hm this is odd, on 4.2e i select no bgm on wii and the music still plays and the wii hangs when i'm going into options or wii mail. Does this happen to anyone else? tryed to change the ios in preloader nothing happens:/

    Hate the bgm music, makes my head feel like a circus.
     
  14. Hans Gruber

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    The only 4.2e hack that works for me is the move disc channel one. Selecting the use IOS 249 hack, ejects my disc and the Wii hangs.
     
  15. rommy667

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    Just installed the jodi mod of this app but it keeps saying hacks.ini not found even though it is root of the sd card anyone know how to fix it? this is my first time installing this app i usted to use startpatch but the 4.2 version is slow to come out......
     
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    The most common cause for this problem is.

    1) You are using a SDHC card. Pre-loader will not load the hacks.ini from a SDHC card.

    2) Wrong Hacks.ini file.
     
  17. rommy667

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    Lothlorian you are correct it was reason 1,sorted that out by putting hacks.ini on a old 1 gig micro now the problem for me is when the patches are used the wii cant boot to sys menu all that happens is a black screen (4.2E wani updater) I could go through each hack 1 by 1 but I dont really wana bother ill just wait for startpatch never had problems with that app,preloader its self installed fine patched IOS60,thankfully ive a nand of just before the preloader install so back to that the wii will go [​IMG]
     
  18. mariomaniac33
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    So you guys are having trouble with the 4.2E hacks? Dang... [​IMG] I didn't port all of those, but I'll have to look into it if they don't work right.... is anyone else having any issues?

    In the meantime, try testing each hack individually. Then see if you have any problems.
     
  19. phpgeek

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    With regards to the 4.2E hacks, I ported most of these myself and I'm aware of a few issues. The problem is not with the porting of the hacks, they ported fine, it's just that most of these hacks no longer seem to work on the EU firmware. I'm currently looking into finding new entry points for the non-working hacks and digging a little deeper into the more advanced ones, such as forcing the disc as the wii region etc...
     
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    Thanks
     

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