Suggest use SD:\wiiu\install instead of SD:\install

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by pelago, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. pelago
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    It may be too long established and too hard to change this, but if I may make a suggestion: It seems better to me if the "install" folder that disc2app and WUP Installer uses was a subfolder of the "wiiu" folder, so sitting side-by-side with "apps". It could be called "install" or maybe "wupinstall", but the important thing is that I think it should be within "wiiu" rather than at the root of the SD card.

    Justification: neatness (especially for OCD types), but also clarity, especially if the same SD card is used for multiple purposes or for multiple systems. The "wiiu" folder already exists, so let's use it for more than just the "apps" subfolder.

    I realise this would mean updates to disc2app, WUP Installer and its various forks, as well as updates to various guides and tutorials, and it will be some effort. Paging @dimok @Yardape8000 @Benoit934 @EyeKey for their opinions.
     
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  2. QuarkTheAwesome

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    On the programming side of things, its a literal two-second change. Retraining all the users, however...
     
  3. Felek666

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    Why tho?
    It doesn't change anything and just confuses majority of users. [Imagine searching it when you forgot...]
     
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    Don't.
    This will create a fuck ton of confusion amongst people and will result in an overload in the same threads.
    Seeing noobs can't read and you need to spoonfeed all of them.
     
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  5. Columbo2811

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    Yeah and you said especially for OCD type of people. If you had OCD you'd delete the folder straight away after installing stuff anyway.
     
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    Going to put this here:
    If it ain't broke(n), don't fix it.
     
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    People with data OCD create organized folder structures to store everything on a central place and use SD cards/USB drives to store it temporarily.
    I know cause I am one ;')
     
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    Here, On wupinstaller mod y open main.c

    and look for:
    Code:
     
    static void GetInstallDir(char *dest, int size)
    {
       DIR *dirPtr;
       struct dirent *dirEntry;     
       dirPtr = opendir ("sd:/install/");
       int dirsFound = 0;
       
       if (dirPtr != NULL)
       {
           dirEntry = readdir(dirPtr);
           if (dirEntry != NULL && dirEntry->d_type == DT_DIR)
           {
               seekdir(dirPtr, dirNum);
               dirEntry = readdir(dirPtr);
               closedir (dirPtr);
               if (dirEntry != NULL && dirEntry->d_type == DT_DIR)
                   __os_snprintf(dest, size, "install/%s", dirEntry->d_name);
               else
               {
                   dirNum--;
                   if (dirNum < 0)
                       dirNum = 0;
               }
               dirsFound = 1;
           }
       }
       if (!dirsFound)
       {
           __os_snprintf(dest, size, "install");
           dirNum = 0;
       }
    }
    
    and
    Code:
    static void setAllFolderSelect(bool state)
    {
       DIR *dirPtr;
       struct dirent *dirEntry;     
       
       for (int i = 0; i < 1023; i++)
           folderSelect[i] = false;
    
       if (state)
       {
           dirPtr = opendir ("sd:/install/");
           if (dirPtr != NULL)
           {
               int i = 0;
               while (1)
               {
                   dirEntry = readdir(dirPtr);
                   if (dirEntry == NULL || dirEntry->d_type != DT_DIR)
                       break;
                   folderSelect[i++] = true;
               }
               closedir (dirPtr);
           }
       }
    }
    
    
    Change on both irPtr = opendir ("sd:/install/"); to irPtr = opendir ("sd:/WiiUGamesToInstall/");
    Recompile.
    Profit.
     
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  9. nexusmtz

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    And if this got done, would the next target be haxchi? tik2sd? wudump? If it makes you uncomfortable, label the card WiiU. Don't use it for anything else.
     
  10. Marko76

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    This is the most pointless request I have seen on the website in a long time.
     
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    It made me think that people with OCD are weird...
     
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    Lol my wife has OCD and even she said this thread was dumb and a waste of time. She is constantly moving my games about on the WiiU homescreen she has to have all the Mario games together then all the Zeldas ect and then they are all put in the order they first came out ect. Me I would just have them in any old order and not care lol.
     
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  13. Ryccardo

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    I suggest /homebrew/wiiu/channels/install
     
  14. xtheman

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    People seem to not think about allowing to install from both /install/ and /wiiu/install/

    As for anyone who needs to install from anywhere, use sys config tool and it can install from any directory.
     
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