Softchip or Gamma?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Keylogger, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Keylogger
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hi,

    Just want to know:
    Wich backup loader is the best? Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma or SoftChip Backup Loader r51?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mrkinator

    Mrkinator Neil Peart Wannabe

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    Great White North, Eh!
    I haven't heard too much about SoftChip, but Gamma is pretty much perfect
     
  3. knowitall599

    knowitall599 Banned

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    I would say that SoftChip is a better program. It is well written using OO programming and it runs better than Gamma.
     
  4. hogofwar

    hogofwar Newbie

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    what are the differences between the two?
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    I think the concept of SoftChip - a well written, open source backup loader - is much better, but at the moment I use Gamma as well.
     
  6. Mrkinator

    Mrkinator Neil Peart Wannabe

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    It's still in its early stage compared to gamma, right?
     
  7. knowitall599

    knowitall599 Banned

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    Oh, yeah, it is.
     
  8. Bergkees

    Bergkees Member

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    Softchip doesn't run decrypted iso's
    Use Gamma if you still have those.
    I use both programs.. it's nice to see that softchip is very actively being developed though.
     
  9. Foie

    Foie That one guy

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    How is the speed and compatibility of Softchip compared to Gamma? For example, does Animal Crossing load slower with Softchip?
     
  10. MrBubbles

    MrBubbles GBAtemp Fan

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    There wouldn't be any difference, the Wii's drive is capped at 3X with softmod loaders.
     
  11. Screemer

    Screemer GBAtemp Maniac

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    right now there is no big difference between the two loaders. i would go with softchip. it seems to me a little bit faster. but most of the speed is "issues" are caused by a badly coded dip module patch. as soon as the opensource dip module the softchip team is creating most speed issues and disc recognition issues will be solved. could be even faster than nintendos original dip module because of better caching methods.
     
  12. dengar

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    I already have Gamma installed through hbc of course. Can I just install Softchip the same way and have them co-exist or do I need to do something special first?

    Thanks.
     
  13. strell

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    Good question. I would also like to know the answer, if anyone has the time.
     
  14. CooLKasT

    CooLKasT Member

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    They sure can co-exist, just like Hillary and Barcak can ;-)
     
  15. thawkins1

    thawkins1 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yes dl the .dol or .wad. Problem solved.
     
  16. strell

    strell Member

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    Great - thank you both for the answers!
     
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