Super Smash Bros. Brawl (NTSC-U) DVDroot setup?

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  1. samedifference
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    Hi, I'm new. I've relied on GBATemp for quite a while for useful info on homebrew/modding. Recently, I've run into a problem that I can't solve, so I decided to register and ask for help. Basically, I'm trying to get Brawl running in Dolphin from a folder on my HDD through the DVDroot/apploader options, to make testing mods more convenient. My big problem however, is that whenever I launch the main DOL, I always get "Please insert the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Game Disc". I've tried looking for a solution elsewhere, and I've also tried numerous supposed solutions, none of which have worked for me so far. Could anyone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong? (Sorry if a thread like this already exists, but I couldn't seem to find one here)
     
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    Assuming you are performing PAC/PSA edits (BrawlEx, Project M, or even base Brawl) the easier solution is to just use a SD.raw [and dolphin 4.0-7161 or newer].

    If however you are already using a gecko.dol, the only thing you probably missed is right clicking your Brawl.iso in Dolphin and setting it as the default ISO.
     
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    Thanks, the SD.raw solution seems to work fine so far, it just requires mounting the virtual disk; it's pretty much no different from inserting an SD card to edit.
    Originally, I was just trying to boot Brawl's boot.dol directly, but as you mentioned the gecko.dol, would Riivolution actually work too (with Brawl as default ISO)?
     
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes, Riivolution will work as well. But honestly if you are just going to work on Brawl I highly recommend just setting up the private/RSBE/fighter blah blah (you know the drill if you are familiar with Brawl mods) and launching the modification with a gecko.dol. It works quite smoothly. An example would be Project M XP - a Project M mod that integrates BrawlEx.