Question about wad files...

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  1. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have wad files, but most of them are in PAL format. Can I use them (I live in the US so it should be NTSC).
     
  2. shred6waves

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    look for freethewads

    i personally dont know how to use it but it seems to work

    also, most of the PAL releases are released in NTSC region as well
     
  3. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    One more thing... I don't know if it won't sound silly...

    After copying wad files with wad installer must I leave them on my SD card or they are installed so it's ok to delete them?
    If yes, so what are the limits of Wii of installed wad files (how much memory I can use for it?
     
  4. Prime

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    it is ok to delete them.
     
  5. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    so up to how many i can load into my Wii?
    Where do the games go? 512 MB built-in NAND flash memory?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. dj_skual

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    yes you can delete from your SD
    but keep a copy in your computer because you need the wad you have installed to desinstall properly your channel (with ticket) with wad uninstaller
     
  7. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Duh, on your wii!
     
  8. nanika

    nanika 文鎮じゃダメ!まぁ、こんな文字小さしすぎてどうせ読めないっしょ。

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    Yes, on the 512MB NAND, and they use up 8 blocks for each megabyte of .wad, iirc.
     
  9. Gagarin
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    I tried to install my wad files (btw, their names don't matter, right?)
    but after loading the screen I have following message:

    FAT starts at sector 0x2
    /start at sector 0x 2
    start cluster 0000
    FAT_ReadFile (boot.elf) failed with error-1
    ## No elf image at address 90100000
    DOL image detected?
    loading binary file...






    and everything is frozen :|
    I got wad installer from GBATEMP guide (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=83479)
    There are two files in there:

    wad-installer.dol
    wad-installer.elf


    Should I rename them to boot.elf?
    What I supposed to do with other one?

    On youtube guide they use one file and rename it to boot.elf

    Please help............
     
  10. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There is no info on the wad installer or download link to the installer in my guide.

    You havn't downloaded the wad installer dude.

    Download the wad installer from the common download links sticky and name it boot.elf, make a new folder in the root of your sd card name that wad and put your wad in that folder.

    Boot up Twilight princess and away you go.
     
  11. Gagarin
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    WAD_Installer_v2.1.zip 178,998
    -README.txt 751
    -README.es.txt 770
    -wad-installer.dol 145,024
    -wad-installer.elf 244,049


    That's what I have.
     
  12. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Right, and you didn't obtain those from my guide because i didn't provide them in my guide, correct? good!

    you name the installer to boot.elf, put it in the root of your sd card
    create a folder called wad and put your .wad in that and boot up the installer.
     
  13. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That 's what I tried!
    Didn't work. I have that message.
    Folder is "Wad" and files are in it. However - still no result!



    P.S.
    I didn't get it from your guide.:|
     
  14. Prime

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    i'm not sure, the wad installer i have doesn't start with that make sure you HAVE downloaded the wad installer.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2444



     
  15. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ok, so rename it wad-installer.elf into boot.elf, right?
    What about the second one, wad-installer.dol rename into boot.dol?

    Ok, I google the name after your great guide, satisfied?
     
  16. Prime

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    you do not use the .dol, rename the .elf to boot.elf.
     
  17. Gagarin
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    I will let you know it 15 minutes if it worked....
     
  18. Gagarin
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    Yep. I tried another SD card (2GB micro SD in adapter) and it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Life is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Gagarin
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    By the way.........
    How does it effect my Wii, I mean, if I would load (lets say) 40 Wads, so there will be no memory (ram) for regular games, so how does it work?
     
  20. Arakon

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    eventually the memory is full, and when you turn on the wii it won't let you do anything but delete channels/saves, until you have made enough space again. wii has a sort of "backup memory" in case you install more than you can fit in the user-usable space.