Something cool I didnt know about Preloader

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  1. Unfortune
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    im on my internet channel right now..
    anyways...
    i just posted a thread about using starfall after preloader since i dont have an sd card and only a usb stick

    BUT, I put a hacks.ini on my usb stick. I put it in my Wii and went to preloader.then I selected system menu hacks
    And it worked!
    (just wanted to tell everyone about this since crediar never mentioned this)
    so if you dont have an sd card like me then do this!
     
  2. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It works on USB drives? That's something new... So much things are USB-happy now. [​IMG]
     
  3. dogeggs

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    he's on about the fact you can use a usb stick - never knew that, thx [​IMG]
     
  4. Det1re

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    Preloader copies the hacks.ini from sd card and then just compares if changed. So try adding a line/hack to your hacks.ini on USB and see if it will appear. I don't expect it will.


    Edit: As stated below, it indeed works.
     
  5. imapterodactyl

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    Your googly eyes seem to say you disapprove of this. Why? More options is always better.
     
  6. Unfortune
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    It did. I don't have an sd card to begin with so...
     
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    So then, why it don't for me? OK, let me explain:

    1. Boot up a fresh Preloader without SD card in
    2. Select "Systemmenu hacks" -> It tells you, there's no hacks.ini file
    3. Add a random hacks.ini to your SD root
    4. Boot up Preloader with SD card in
    5. Select "Systemmenu hacks" -> It lists your hacks (from SD)
    6. Boot up Preloader without SD card in
    7. Select "Systemmenu hacks" -> It lists your hacks (from SD)
    8. Create another random hacks.ini to your HDD root [with other hacks inside]
    9. Boot up Preloader without SD card in but with the HDD attached
    10. Select "Systemmenu hacks" -> It still lists your hacks from the SD card
    11. ?????
    12. FAIL

    That's what I did right now.
     
  8. Unfortune
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    maybe it doesnt work with HDD. only usb sticks.
     
  9. Det1re

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    OK, I'll give it some tests right now.

    //edit: I'm sorry. It actually works. Just not with my HDD. :x
     
  10. mikeyt1998

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    how'd you install preloader without an SD card?
     
  11. Det1re

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    HBC 1.0.1+ checks USB for apps, when there's no SD.
     
  12. mikeyt1998

    mikeyt1998 YouTube Glitcher

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    yeah i know that XD but i mean how did he get HBC there without SD card?

    i'm sure everything starts from an SD card in wii hacking [​IMG]
     
  13. Det1re

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    Indeed. xP