System Channels in HBC?

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Jul 29, 2010

System Channels in HBC? by D34DL1N3R at 11:44 AM (5,898 Views / 0 Likes) 55 replies

  1. D34DL1N3R
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    Is it possible to have system channels like Weather, News, Mii, Everybody Votes, etc. displayed in the HBC? If so, how?

    ThanX!
     


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    Nope, as far as I know there is no way.
     
  3. SifJar

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    Yes. You must write a small app to load the specific channel, compile it and put in in your apps folder in its own folder with a meta.xml and an icon.png. I'll make an example and upload it with source in a minute...

    EDIT: Here's an example which (should [​IMG]) load Mii Channel. It's fairly simple.

    Here's the main code:

    Code:
    //---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    int main(int argc, char **argv) {
    //---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ÂÂÂÂWII_Initialize();
    ÂÂÂÂWII_LaunchTitle(0x0001000248414341ULL); //Change this line to title ID
    ÂÂÂÂreturn 0;
    }
    As you can see, its very short and simple. All you need to do to make it load another channel is change the title ID (in Hex, with the 0x at the start, and ULL at the end) and compile and it should load any channel. Then just make an icon.png and meta.xml.

    Here's the app for you to try: http://www.mediafire.com/?s9ekqfq5camm1uz

    Please tell me if it works or not, I think it should [​IMG]
     
  4. iancer

    Member iancer GBAtemp Regular

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    this is a GODSEND because i always wanted an alternative way of loading the mii channel, obviously so i can reserve all visual space for game shortcuts...my only question is....how can i....'hide' the mii channel? i know certain titles like the old DVDX were 'invisible' channels, is there ANY way to do the same to the mii channel, or edit the mii channel wad? should i uninstall it, fill up my channels, then install it LAST? thank you
     
  5. D34DL1N3R
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    Awesome. Thanks!!! Although I have no idea how to compile the source for other channels. I do have devkitpro and tortoisesvn, but what libs and such do i need and where do I get them?
     
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    You can move the channels you don't want visible to the last page.
     
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    HideAndSeek by WiiCrazy is capable of creating "invisible" channels, but that probably won't work for System channels....
     
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    >move the channels you don't want visible
    >reserve all visual space for game shortcuts
    implying you read my post at all.
     
  9. SifJar

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    So I assume the app works then? If you want, I'll post more, just give me a full list of channels you want.

    As for hiding channels, I believe dumping a WAD, editing the title ID to 00010008 at the start instead of 00010002 should do the trick (not 100% sure though), and then you'd delete the normal Mii Channel (or whatever channel), but that'd mean the DOL I posted would no longer work as it uses the normal title ID.
     
  10. c_house

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    I don't see the point of having the channels in the Homebrew Channel. They are right there when you boot up your Wii. It would be just more work to open the HBC and load them, but I guess this would be useful for the people who autoboot to the Homebrew Channel.
     
  11. Krestent

    Member Krestent What to post?

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    He doesn't want them visible on the main System Menu, but he wants them to be accessible.
    EDIT: You could use Waninkoko's Channel Loader to load them. Link: http://www.teknoconsolas.es/blog/waninkoko...nnel-loader-v10
     
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    I believe that the OP wants each channel to show in HBC so that he can autoboot HBC and load everything from there without having to run another app first to reach other stuff eg. channels.
     
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    >the DOL I posted would no longer work

    damn damn, is there ANY way you could upload an edited DOL so i could use your forwarder to launch my 'hidden' mii chan? i would just smile SOOO wide if you would please [​IMG]
     
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    Well, yeah I could. I simply change one character and it would work. I'll upload a DOL in a minute, and then it'd be great if you could test this method to see if it works by:

    1. Dump WAD of Mii Channel
    2. Use ShowMiiWads (or another tool) to change title ID from 0x0001000248414341 to 0x0001000848414341
    3. Install WAD
    4. Delete original Mii Channel with ATD (title ID 0x0001000248414341)
    5. Run DOL

    I'll upload it in a minute.

    EDIT: Here's the test DOL: http://www.mediafire.com/?a17ohkt37t112pe

    If it works, I can make more for other channels, hidden and non-hidden.
     
  16. iancer

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    i will test this l8r today. my question is
    will using wad from wehackwii (mii chan v6, latest)
    work as well? its what i use to uninstall and reinstall my mii channel, so is it essentially the same as dumping mine, also how do i dump mine, lol.
    i will test this within the hour if using the wad from here works
     
  17. Krestent

    Member Krestent What to post?

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    You can't post those links here. If you want reliable wads, get them using NUS Downloader.
     
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    Or NUS Auto Downloader [​IMG]
     
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    Getting the WAD with NUSD should do the trick, I don't advise downloading it from anywhere other than direct from NUS with a tool like NUSD. And that'd probably be easier than dumping a WAD...
     
  20. D34DL1N3R
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    Would like Everybody Votes and the Nintendo channels.

    ThanX again!
     

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