Sierradev released Homebrew Disc Loader v0.3

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  1. djdynamite123
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    Sierradev released Homebrew Disc Loader v0.3 (previously Homebrew Disc Channel) [​IMG]

    Using the Homebrew Disc Loader, you can load homebrew programs from regular ISO9660 DVDs. It supports (sub)directories.

    Requirements

    Some way to run homebrew
    DVDx

    Usage

    Rename programs to boot.dol and put them in separate (sub)directories on the DVD.
    Put meta.xml in the same directories if you want friendly program names and descriptions
    Put DISCINFO-file in the root of the DVD if you want disc information
    Burn as ISO9660 DVD.
    Put disc in console and start program.
    Follow on-screen instructions.

    DISCINFO-file

    As of version 0.3, Homebrew Disc Loader supports a DISCINFO-file in the root of the DVD. This file contains info about the homebrew DVD. At the moment, only the first line is read and displayed as the disc title above the program menu. More fields may be implemented in the future; the recommended format is as follows:





    Example:
    Sierradev's Homebrew Compilation Disc
    Sierradev
    2008
    foo@example.com
    Various licenses apply
    Note: not all fields may apply to your disc; just leave the non-applicable fields open by using an empty line
    Known issues

    Programs like Quake, which depend on data files in the same directory as the program, may not work. At the moment, it is unclear whether and, if so, when this will be fixed.
    If the disc title is longer than 60 characters, it will wrap to the next line and the menu may scroll up.

    Todo

    Graphical interface?
    Add loading from USB drive?
    Clean up code
    Changelog

    0.3:
    Added support for meta.xml (name and long_description)
    Added support for DISCINFO-file (see above)
    Added eject- and retry-functions
    Fixed issue with scrolling through a long list
    Fixed issue where program crashed randomly due to a bug in memory allocation
    Changed name to Homebrew Disc Loader
    0.2
    Initial public release

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    Member Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    Arent SDHC cards better?
     
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    I dont really see the point in running a disc unless your wii doesn't already have homebrew on it
     
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    Fucking rights, i cant see the point in this at all, sorry..
     
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    I think we have spoken enough about it. We dont need again an discussion about it [​IMG]
     

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