Removing entries from Play History

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  1. Sonic0509
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    Sonic0509 Sometimes I'm Maryushi3

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    Um... Hello!

    How can I delete entries from Today Play History?
    I had few Homebrew forwarders and it's make me mad when I go into playstats and see those forwarders' titles.
     
  2. roku93

    roku93 GBAtemp Fan

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    Solution: Don't look there
     
  3. TRushInfo

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    or take anger management classes
     
  4. beegee7730

    beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    Or format your Wii memory.
     
  5. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Formatting the Wii memory is afaik the only way to do it. But of course, that will erase a lot more than just the play stats and it's not worth it...
     
  6. SifJar

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    You could probably do it manually by finding the right file on NAND, dumping it with FSToolbox, editing it (probably with a hex editor), and putting it back with FSToolbox. However, you'd have to know what file it is, how the file "works" (i.e. how to edit it without corrupting it), and it'd probably take a while.
     
  7. bugaveli

    bugaveli Banned

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    If he gets mad seeing homebrew forwarders, hes really going to be pissed when he sees hex editing
     
  8. tueidj

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    Delete /title/00000001/00000002/data/cdb.vff and the system menu will bitch about corrupted data, then it will make a new one.
     
  9. wiiman123

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    Here's a radical idea.... why doesn't a homebrew developer create some homebrew to clear the play history. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sketter

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    ^ I've been waiting for something like that to pop up for months!!
     
  11. SifJar

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    There is already one to view it, dunno if its open source, but maybe if it is someone could mod it to delete entries?

    EDIT: It is open source, here's the WiiBrew page, there's a link to source there: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Playstats

    There's also some info in the source on the filetype, if you're interested. More than I could find anywhere else.
     
  12. gameking66

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    There is? Link?
     
  13. SifJar

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    See my edit above [​IMG]
     
  14. tueidj

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    I wouldn't rely on the source of playstats for information about the .vff (virtual FAT filesystem) format. See this page instead (it has a small typo that needs correcting, the root directory starts at 0x28020 not 0x28040).
     
  15. SifJar

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    I never found that page, the best I could find was playstats' source. Which seems to have far more detail tbh. Anyway, why didn't you fix the typo, instead of pointing it out? I have fixed it btw.
     
  16. tueidj

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    Because I'm too lazy and only noticed it when I went to find the link. The reason I recommended not to use the playstats source is because it's got bugs; it doesn't seem to realize that the file is actually a complete filesystem. I've yet to see it give sane stats for any wii, most of them will show a ridiculous amount of logged hours for HBC.
     
  17. SifJar

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    Hmm. Well, maybe I shouldn't have pointed it out then, it was all I could find like I said.

    Now, you said it was a "virtual FAT filesystem" : would it be possible to modify libfat to work with this, if it is at all similar? And if it was, would this allow you to browse the cdb.vff, opening files, deleting, modifying, saving etc.? How hard would it be? Is it very similar to FAT filesystem?
     
  18. tueidj

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    It appears to be very similar to FAT including long file name support. Being able to "mount" .vff files should be pretty easy to implement and they're also used in several other places (SSBB savefiles for example).
     
  19. SifJar

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    Interesting. If I knew anything about coding, I'd give it a go.