Riivolution

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  1. SFenton
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    Introducing Riivolution, the first loader to implement on-the-fly file replacement!

    Developed by AerialX and several others, Riivolution was first featured in the Fatal Frame 4 patch (recently released), and has been seen even earlier. Check out this video from way back when, featuring Guitar Hero III songs being loaded off of an SD Card:



    Riivolution was the basis for this.

    How does Riivolution work?

    I'll now explain this in a very, very short tutorial- note that it won't necessarily work until AerialX releases the loader.

    - First, the .dol will check to see if you have IOS 242 installed. If you don't, it will automatically grab the required files from the internet and install them. Once you've installed the IOS, you will be asked to reboot the program.

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    Delicious!

    -Next, the loader will read the ID of the disc that you have in your tray. My disc is, of course, Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 (for testing purposes).
    -One very real note: in order to use this loader you MUST have the original disc (or a modchip, I presume). 242 doesn't have backup loading capabilities.

    -After the loader has determined the ID of the disc, it looks for an XML with that ID. For example, the ID of Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 is RREE. Here is a snapshot of my custom-made XML:

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    Here's some notes.
    - root="/RBTPV1"
    -This is the root folder on your SD Card. Every file you want replaced will go in here, in a sub-folder or on its own. I decided on its own as I'm only replacing the main.hdr and main_0.ark files. Riivolution will automatically find and replace all files with the same name for you.

    - id game/region type
    - Easily identifiable to anyone familiar with USB Loader or WiiScrubber in general. Self-explanatory to everyone else.
    - option name="Song Replacer"
    - The name of the patching option.
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    - Tells the loader that all files are located in the root folder.

    After this, just execute and go. It's that simple!

    Current uses:
    - Rock Band track replacer (see Mrkinator's original tutorial)
    - Fatal Frame 4 English patch (features the loader in action)
    - Any game mod, really. Think of it as "WiiScrubber on the go". Reggie, anyone? [​IMG]

    Anyways,

    3) My custom files aren't loading!

    Make sure your XML directories are right.

    ...mine weren't.

    Haha.



    VIVA LA RIIVOLUTION!

    Brought to you by AerialX and CheerIOS, the Universal Cereal Bus.
     


  2. Det1re

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    Sounds cool, will take a look at it later this day.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm stunned about all that gorgeous upcoming stuff!!
    ...wonder when this will hit the board,
     
  4. jackdanielchan

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    Will this work on GH 5? DJ Hero?
     
  5. Det1re

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    Regarding to the description: Yes.
     
  6. TobiasAmaranth

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    Hurry up with that Network support! [​IMG]
     
  7. skawo96

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    This thing will work on every game available.
     
  8. Det1re

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    What I noticed... that one is not a backup loader, correct? It will only work with retail discs?

    Edit:
     
  9. Blue-K

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    Finaly it's realy out [​IMG].

    Maybe I should better ask this in the SNEEK-Thread, but will this work with SNEEK? I heard some/all cIOS won't work...someone can test?
     
  10. Det1re

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    No download, no test. ;p
     
  11. giantpune

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    i'd try it out in sneek, but i dont see a link. maybe my browser is being gay.
     
  12. Pakatus

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    I wonder if we can bring riivolution to those games that only have NTSC and allow them to be forced on PAL...

    like FFCC
    like NMH2
    like Jurassic
     
  13. WiiShizzza

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    I just tried the dol from fatal frame 4 patch... it's initializing the network, but won't download nor install the cios242...
    I'll keep patiently waiting for AerialX.

    //EDIT:
    using the offline installation (fatal frame 4 patch)
    then run the dol from ff4 patch will install the cios242...

    guess I play with some xmls, now... [​IMG]

    ////EDIT:
    How to dip cios242.wad ? or how to dip cios242.wad and install as cios223 ? [​IMG]
     
  14. SFenton
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    The XMLs are kind of cool. What I love about this, though, is how fast it can execute everything. It's really amazing.
     
  15. Slimmmmmm

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    Looks amazing.

    This is gonna get used for the custom singing games too I'd think, and people experimenting with changing the textures in games too.

    I wonder what else this can intercept and redirect to and from SD, and what about USB ? hmmm. Can't wait for a release [​IMG]
     
  16. SFenton
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    Unless AerialX has slipped it out recently its not been released yet, very closed beta. If you have a legit Fatal Frame 4 grab the patch and try that.
     
  17. Blue-K

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    Aehm, I'm not shure about this, but isn't the Fatal Frame 4 Patcher basicly Riivolution? As far as I know, nothing is specially hardcoded for FF4...so if you edit the xml, it should also work for other games...or am I wrong/missing something? If not, he wouldn't need Fatal Frame 4...any other game would do it then...

    Oh well, maybe Aaron or Tempus can answer this definitely...
     
  18. Det1re

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    Haven't looked at this patcher, but the test would be regarding the IOS242. Is this included there?
     
  19. Slimmmmmm

    Slimmmmmm GBAtemp MoNkEeE

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    Will AerialX be releasing the source code ?
     
  20. tueidj

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    Try putting a different disc in and see what happens... [​IMG]