Hacking Priiloader 0.9 Released!

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I just created a pull request for the new hacks_hash (my very first pull request, lol).

Just FYI, not only did I add the "Remove Deflicker" hack, but I also removed the "Lock System Menu with Black Screen" hack. I vaguely recall speaking with you about this at some point in the past, and I think you said you wanted to keep the black screen hack, but I can't recall 100%, nor do I remember what your rationale was. In any case, it's up to you if you want to decide to nix the black screen hack or not, but just be aware that's it's been removed in my pull request.
 
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I never imagined that Priloader reached version 0.10. Thanks Daco!, I think this is going to be one of the most useful versions of all.
 

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Edit: nvm, see first post
New "Beta" v0.10 from @DacoTaco

https://github.com/DacoTaco/priiloader/releases/tag/0.10.0-beta1

IMPORTANT !!!!!!
Since this is a beta version,installing BootMii in boot2 is strongly recommended !
Those who cannot do this should wait for the
Stable Release please !!!!

v0.10 : Version Kappa​

New Features​

  • Add ability to load Wii and gamecube discs
    • this ignores region of the discs
    • this also does not apply any hacks
  • Add setting to prioritize USB access over SD
  • Priiloader can now water your plants
  • Refactor device access
    • Priiloader no longer waits for the usb drive to respond when mounting

Fixes & Improvements​

  • Fix launching channels from another region
  • Refactor the region free hacks on SM < 4.3
  • Fix Online updates after my host broke it (again)
  • Correctly check for the gamecube shutdown flag
  • Fix clearing bss section with .elf files
  • Fix typo in installer
  • Refactor meta.xml parsing
  • Refactor versioning in priiloader
I found the full release notes from Daco on reddit and thought I'd copy and paste it over here for reference


tl;dr : Priiloader 0.10 Beta 1 is online and can be downloaded through github or priiloader : https://github.com/DacoTaco/priiloader/releases/tag/0.10.0-beta1

Hey Guys, Galls and everything in between. It's been a while, i know. but no worries, im here to present you the beta of the new priiloader version, 0.10 ! as always with beta's & pre-releases , please be careful when installing this release and make sure you have [email protected]!

Let's start with the changelog :

v0.10 : Version Kappa​

New Features​

  • Add ability to load Wii and gamecube discs
    • this ignores region of the discs
    • this also does not apply any hacks
  • Add setting to prioritize USB access over SD
  • Priiloader can now water your plants
  • Refactor device access
    • Priiloader no longer waits for the usb drive to respond when mounting

Fixes & Improvements​

  • Fix launching channels from another region
  • Refactor the region free hacks on SM < 4.3
  • Fix Online updates after my host broke it (again)
  • Correctly check for the gamecube shutdown flag
  • Fix clearing bss section with .elf files
  • Fix typo in installer
  • Refactor meta.xml parsing
  • Refactor versioning in priiloader

It's a small changelog, but 0.10 comes with a few nice new features. First Feature: loading discs. Priiloader now has a menu option called 'Launch Disc'. this menu will load the disc inserted into the wii. This launch menu is region free and will load any game from any region, both in GC & Wii mode. It will also apply Video mode fixes which should make it possible to load more games than System menu itself! However, this menu can not, and will never, load burned discs out of the box.
Other than that, if a game does not load don't hesitate to report it to me.

Next up : prioritize usb over sd.
Priiloader up until today was able to access both the USB as SD as a means to load things like the hacks or homebrew. however, it always chose SD over USB if it was available, even if it contained nothing for it to use. this is now changed.
The Settings menu now has an option to select the priority of fat device. by default this is set to Auto, which is the old behavior ( SD has priority over USB ). however, there is also an USB option, which makes priiloader load things from the USB drive before checking the SD card. which can be helpful for setups in which the SD is not the primary device the user is using to store things like homebrew and the hacks file. Together with this change however, was a full device mounting rework, and slow responding USB devices might now work better, or still show slowdown when priiloader is booting something, or shutting down. BUT at least the menu will no longer hang because of all cpu cycles going towards the usb mounting code.

next up we have some fixes, which most can be ignored by 90% of you. The most obvious fix might be that when launching a channel, priiloader will now correctly setup the system so that all virtual consoles and channels from other regions are launched correctly.

And thats about it folks.
Enjoy and keep me posted if any problems come up!
DacoTaco, OUT!
Source:
Code:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WiiHacks/comments/sddjth/priiloader_010_beta_1_released/
https://www.reddit.com/r/WiiHacks/comments/sddjth
 
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Hello, great that you are still developing this project, I wonder what will be in the official stable version? And ew when can a stable release be expected? Thank you.
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I just created a pull request for the new hacks_hash (my very first pull request, lol).

Just FYI, not only did I add the "Remove Deflicker" hack, but I also removed the "Lock System Menu with Black Screen" hack. I vaguely recall speaking with you about this at some point in the past, and I think you said you wanted to keep the black screen hack, but I can't recall 100%, nor do I remember what your rationale was. In any case, it's up to you if you want to decide to nix the black screen hack or not, but just be aware that's it's been removed in my pull request.
check the comments on the PR please.
 

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I would like to install these latest Priiloader 0.10.0 Beta 1 release
But the console I'm using doesn't have boot2 and I wouldn't want to break anything and I don't know whether to install or wait for a stable release?
 

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Installing a beta is a risk, but AFAIK no one has reported any brick related issues with the beta. If it were me I would stay with the latest official release, and leave the beta testing to those with bootmii boot2, or those who are willing to risk bricking their console because they have spare units or enough available funds to grab a replacement console
 
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