Softmii or Starfall

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by spadagoal, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. spadagoal
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    spadagoal Member

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    Feb 2, 2008
    Hey guys

    Searched this up but still could not tell which is better. I wanna play region free gc and wii backups using their respective launchers on my 3.2E firmware wii, should I use Softmii or Starfall?

    cheerz [​IMG]
     
  2. fgsfdsyo

    fgsfdsyo GBAtemp Regular

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    I apologize if this message isn't as coherent as possible, it's 5:15AM over here and I haven't had any sleep.

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    Softmii is a set of applications, CIOSCorp and Preloader.

    CIOSCorp allows you to play backups without the need of a booting channel, as it patches the main system files* and allows burnt games to be directly read.
    Preloader is a combination of things, it's like starfall but even better in some aspects. This also patches over system files. It's a fail-safe if you wii ends up bricking, so you can boot into preloader and attempt to fix it. The same codes that starfall has and even more are in Preloader.

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    Starfall is something that also patches over system files. This can also save you from bricking, but only in some specific situations. There are a few codes in starfall, but the list is no where as vast as preloaders.

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    If don't mind using a backup channel, then just install starfall hacks.

    If you want (almost full?) brick protection and the ability to just shove a disc in and just play, then SoftMii.
     
  3. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Personally I wouldn't install softmii, I don't like how it messes with so many files
    There should be a better solution possible: when menupatcher gets an update to work as preloader's autoboot
     
  4. magic12

    magic12 GBAtemp Regular

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    Oct 4, 2008
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    omg, you should use chip! [​IMG]
     
  5. spadagoal
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    spadagoal Member

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    Feb 2, 2008
    Thanks a lot fgsfdsyo! You were very helpful. If installing softmii means being almost fully brick protected then I might do that!

    Is softmii a more popular choice than Starfall?

    Anyway thanks again fgsfdsyo!
     
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