SoftChip back in development

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by requiem4d, Nov 25, 2010.

Nov 25, 2010

SoftChip back in development by requiem4d at 8:14 AM (3,196 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. requiem4d
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    After much soul searching, I decided that my previous attempt to receive funding to allow SoftChip to mature and grow was a complete failure. Since then I have reacquired the rights
    and am beginning to take up development again to incorporate some of the more useful features in the newer backup loaders, as well as a few extras I have planned.

    If anybody is interested, please check out http://www.softchip-mod.com/ and if anyone is interested in helping me fund the project's reorganization,
    I am accepting donations to cover the time I am willing to put into getting SoftChip up to par with current offerings.

    The project is still, and always will be free and open source, but anything you can spare will help.
     
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    If you want a big user base, then i recommend to do all IOS patching on-the-fly(AHBPROT) and making it IOS Reload resistant(sneek). Maybe if you manage this, you find a way to launch DIOS-MIOS without sneek, or write something better.

    Good to see you again btw.
     
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    Thanks, WiiPower, and likewise. It was around this time of year when SoftChip's development first began. I find it fitting that I'm finally able to pick up that old torch and carry it once again.
     
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    Hello requiem4d! [​IMG]
    I have heard of SoftChip, but I never installed it... [​IMG]
    But like WiiPower said, if you give it a nice looking GUI, the ability to solve the problematic games issues without external hacks and to run backups without cIOS, me and I'm sure a lot more people will definitely give it a try!!! [​IMG]
    Good luck for your project! [​IMG]
    P.S.: Btw, your website at http://www.softchip-mod.com/ seems to be down... [​IMG]
     
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    I liked SoftChip. It gave a lot of technical information when you booted a game. I thought that was cool [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, the website is down. I'm redeveloping the site itself from the ground up instead of a buggy drupal install. In the meantime, you can check http://www.asylum7studios.com/ for any news.

    Thanks for the support!
     
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    Good for you !! wishing you well and glad for your efforts
     
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    Even tho I've always had a hardmod I've always loved SoftChip will be great to see a comeback.
     
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    Thanks, everybody, for the kind words. I'm recovering from a spinal injury at the moment, and haven't had time to get the site up and running yet. As soon as I'm able to recuperate, I'll be releasing pre-built binaries as well as full sources for the entire package.
     
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    Great to hear your back! I love softchip, the simple design, the settings and all the information of the loading process, very professional! I only used this loader on my old wii, all games worked great! It would be great to have this loader back [​IMG]
     
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    I'm very glad to hear Sofitchip came back, which is the first tools that let me play Wii [​IMG]

    But after v99, it's gone. Welcome back to support new games [​IMG]

    Great project in Wii hack history!
     
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    Actually r102 was the last revision contributed by WiiPower: http://code.google.com/p/wii-softchip/source/list

    Anyways, welcome back requiem4d.
     
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    Honestly, wb!
     
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    Thanks requiem4d! [​IMG]

    Hope you recover from your health probs real soon!
     
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    +1
     
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    Good to see you back.

    SoftChip was ahead of it's time imho, but obviously now it's a little behind. There are a LOT of things even current loaders could do but don't. I wont go into details here because I don't have the time for it, but I'm sure you'll see a lot of potential to get this back at the front with some unique features.

    Anyway, all that is important to me is to see you're on the mend
     
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    Dude I'm glad to see this. If you come up with a solution to load dios mios without sneek that would be tight. I hope to see some nice features that rival or even surpass Wiipowers Neogamma loader.
     
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    You guys realize that this thread has been bumped twice for a reason?

    Hint: Look at the date on when he was online here last time.
     

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