Preloader Hacks.ini for 4.2U

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Oct 1, 2009
  1. mariomaniac33
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    I went ahead and ported the Preloader hacks for 4.1U to 4.2U since I haven't seen anyone make a move for it. They need testing though. I tested some of them and they seemed to work.

    Preloader installs fine on 4.2U by the way. If the system menu doesn't load for some reason, have Preloader load it through IOS60. Make sure that your IOSes do not have the trucha bug fixed as that could be an issue as well.

    While running through porting these hacks, I noticed a lot of code in the system menu of 4.2 that was not talked about previously (or at least that I heard about). First off, I think the region protection has been updated. The No-Copy protection has also been slightly updated. Numerous parts of the system menu are completely different - as a result, I couldn't port the "replace healthwarning with backmenu" properly. Also, I think the 4.2 system menu also has some sort of modchip detection, which helps explain error code 003. I don't know, I could be wrong though since I'm not a pro [​IMG]

    BTW, obviously I didn't port "Disable HAXX,DVDX,RZDx Checks." It's just in there for the sake of completion [​IMG]
    Well, without further ado, here's the hacks:

    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
    [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
    [Recovery Menu (D-Pad Up 4th GC)]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137ACCC,0x81379900
    value=0x2C000008,0x60000000
    [Force Recovery Menu]
    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
    [Force Disc Games to run under IOS249]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137BD7C,0x8137BD80
    value=0x3B200001,0x3B0000F9
    [Force Disc Region to Wii Region]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137DBE8,0x8137DC0C,0x8137DB44,0x8137DB48
    value=0x4800001C,0x60000000,0x3C608000,0x936300CC
    [Region Free Wii Games]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137D90C,0x8137DBE8,0x8137DBC8,0x8137D904,0x8137FC84
    value=0x60000000,0x4800001C,0x38000001,0x38000001,0x38600001
    [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
    [Error Could Not Load Channel!]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137D738,0x8137FC84
    value=0x38000001,0x38600001
    [Lock out System Menu with Blackscreen]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137ACDC
    value=0x60000000



    Hacks.ini Download


    The main ones that I am curious about are No-Copy Protection and the region free codes.

    Please report back your results if you try them. Once they are well enough tested, we can update Wiibrew with them.

    Have fun [​IMG]


    Confirmed Working:
    Disable HAXX,DVDX,RZDx Checks (obviously)
    No System Menu Background Music
    No System Menu Sounds at all
    Auto-Press A at Health Screen
    Remove Diagnostic Disc Check
    Recovery Menu (D-Pad Up 4th GC)
    Force Recovery Menu
    Move Disc Channel
    Lock out System Menu with Blackscreen
    Force Disc Games to run under IOS249
    Region Free GC Games (No VM Patch)
    Remove NoCopy Save File Protection
    Region Free Channels (also works from SD)


    Confirmed NOT Working:
    Error Could Not Load Channel - not very useful anyways
    Force Disc Region to Wii Region - see code below
    Region Free Wii Games - due to enhanced region protection, a direct port of this code will not work properly.
    ....................................... A new or updated one must be developed. Use Gecko OS as a workaround in the meantime.


    Testing Complete! [​IMG] I will now post the working codes on Wiibrew and move on to porting them to 4.2E! Thanks for the feedback guys!
     


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    Banned beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    Would it be possible for you to port something like the "Block HAXX, DVDx, etc" to 4.1, so we can use the Twilight Hack?
     
  3. infinete

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    would it be possible for you to port the EUR version for 4.2?
     
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    thanks man will get to testing asap good sir.
     
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    Thanks for doing this.



    - "Auto-Press A" is actually "replace health screen with backmenu".

    - If you enable auto press A and "Remove diag disc check" or "skip disc update" at the same time, "Auto-Press A" does its job instead of replace with backmenu.

    - "Remove NoCopy" code dumps.

    The others I had no problem so far.
     
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    Cool stuff, anyway we can get this into nand patches??
     
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    yes, it would, although the uses of twilight hack are limited when you alredy have homebrew.
     
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    Would be useful with SaveMii.
     
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    thats why i said the uses were limited, as opposed to non-existant.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate it [​IMG].

    I was thinking about porting them to 4.2E and 4.2J. I'll need more help testing them though [​IMG]. Before I do, I should try to fix the bugs in the 4.2U codes. Once the 4.2U codes are stable enough to be "officially released," I'll look into porting them for the other regions. [​IMG]
     
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    Well if you need the help I would be glad to test any EUR version you make [​IMG] Thank you for the reply though.
     
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    I went ahead and tested a lot more of the codes. I have updated the confirmed working and not working list. So far, there is only one that I have flat out confirmed to be not working - "Error Cannot Load Channel." That one's useless anyways since we have "Blackscreen on system menu startup."

    I also tested the No-Copy Code some more, but it worked just fine for me. I tried to crash it, but I couldn't. It copied everything I threw at it, be it VC save states or Brawl. All seem to work just fine too after I copied them to my SD, deleted them from the menu, then copied them back to the menu.

    @sess
    What were you trying to copy when it crashed? Was the save data modified in any way, like did you copy the save data through a version of Gecko OS at some point in time, and then copy it again using this hack?

    If anyone else could test the No-Copy code as well, that'd be great. I also need more people to test the region free hacks as those may need some work.
     
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    for some reason i get no tv signal when i activate any code or deactive codes in it and had to downgrade firmware then reupdate to get it workign again.. none worked for me :\
     
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    It sounds like you activated the blackscreen code [​IMG]. Turn it off, then try again. Hopefully that fixes it.
     
  15. wolffangalchemist

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    i get (unexpected 'offset' or "'value' before 'n' at line 12) error when i try to load the hack.ini
    so i can't use any hacks, what's that all about?
     
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    same here
     
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    Same.
     
  18. GolfDude

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    open the file in notepad and make it so the entire code on line 12 is on one line.. for some reason, it breaks the code in half for some unknown reason..

    as for my issue, it didnt even work with every code disabled.. it jsut gives no tv signal when i boot through preloader using eitehr 60 or 70
     
  19. wolffangalchemist

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    here is a fixed hacks.ini file for lazy ppl.
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z2wdnuwzoyv
    it should work since i fixed line 12.
    and no tv signal when leaving preloader or DSI exception error is sometimes caused by turning on the no copy protection hack.
     
  20. GolfDude

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    its like prelaoder failed for me completely b/c i got nothing no matter what.. it wouldnt store the hacks in the system and when i used hack remover to remove it it said it didnt exist, so it never saved the hacks to the system... and just caused no tv signal whether or not i used prelaoder to load causign me to firmware downgrade/upgrade to get it going again..
     

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