The Preloader Guide

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  1. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    I am sorry if this offends anyone. I'm trying to make it so that the reign of noob questions will end. So don't blame me for flooding in with another stupid tutorial, as I am sure it will help many.

    Sorry for bumping this old thread. I felt this is needed due to the fact that I've seen many people have problems with Preloader. Hope this'll help. Plus, I updated almost everything [​IMG].

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    DISCLAIMER

    I, OR OTHER DUDES/DUDETTES AFFILIATED WITH THIS GUIDE DOES NOT, I REPEAT DOES NOT, HOLD THE RESPONSIBILITY IF THIS GUIDE OR APP BRICKED YOUR WII!

    KTHXBAI
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    FAQ:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    What you need:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    [Step 1] PREPARING PRELOADER

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    [Step 2] PREPARING HACKS.INI

    This step only works for people who's Wiis on 3.2. You're on 4.0? Check "Step 2a"

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    [Step 2a] PREPARING HACKS.INI
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    [Step 3] INSTALLING PRELOADER

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    [Step 4] SET PRELOADER

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    [Step 4a] INSTALL A DOL

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    That's it! You're done setting up preloader! Easy, isn't it?

    Shoutz to:
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  2. kitt050383

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    I actually welcome guides because it does cut down on the questions... not by much but at least a little bit...
    good job...
    and thank you.....

    -kitt050383
     
  3. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    You're welcomed kitt!

    And thanks, for reading!
     
  4. donchen

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    good guide and its very much appreciated!
    Cheers!
     
  5. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    lol, yeah, kind of forgot, delete your post.

    Editing this guide now.
     
  6. malacai

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    real good guide!
     
  7. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Glad you liked it [​IMG]
     
  8. noir

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    Unfortunately the RAR file no longer contains the preloader DOL, it just has a text saying that that version is out of date.
     
  9. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Thanks for the heads up, noir!

    EDIT: LINK FIXED
     
  10. SilverSurfR

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    Perhaps a mention in step 4a that not all dols can be loaded from preloader. Use '2' to test first?
     
  11. noir

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    Thanks for the working link and thanks for this guide. Whenever it's been a few weeks since I've done stuff on the Wii, I'm always a little apprehensive. I appreciate it being broken down so I can worry a little less about bricking my Wii again, heh.
     
  12. Don Killah

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    @afif:
    Here's a link with:
    - Preloader v0.27
    - an icon.png
    - the meta.xml file
    - and both the Ntsc-U/Pal hacks.ini for Mac users' that can't use Hacks.ini Creator to generate the relevant file.
    Feel free to replace your link with this one.

    Edit: Changed the link to a new one since i've improved the icon.png a little bit.
    To all who already downloaded it, please download it again:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/197559300/Preloader.zip

    or only the icon.png

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Wiisel

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    nice on afif but i would also include the hacks remover and that when updating your hacks.ini its best to disable all hacks and run the remover first [​IMG]. also an explanation of each setting and hack would be good.

    [​IMG]
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    CODE
    ÂÂÂÂ
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂPreLoader
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂCrediar
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ0.2?
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ200808270000
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂPreloader installer dol
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂPreloader 'replaces' the systemmenu (it's not really replaced, its main.dol is just renamed) with a simple loader which allows you to automatically load the HBC, a .dol/.elf you can install from SD or the systemmenu. To overwrite the autobooting simply hold RESET on bootup. It also allows you to use simple patches on the systemmenu. Modifying the installer can lead to a brick.
    ÂÂ
    Simply place the supplied hacks.ini in the root of the SD and enter the settings and then the hack settings to select the once you want to use. Once save settings is selected the hacks.ini is copied to the NAND and it's no longer necessary to keep the file on the SD card. The format is very simple and should not require any explanation.
    Uninstall

    The simpliest and safest way to uninstall preloader is to reinstall the Systemmenu using AnyRegionChanger or a wad installer.

    ÂÂÂÂ
    [​IMG]
     
  14. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Thanks Don Killah!

    Guide updated:

    What's new?
    1)A little bit more shoutz to people
    2)Added something on Step 4a
    3)And added cool stuff [​IMG]

    @Wiisel, yeah, I'll add that, soon. Got a lot of homeworks to get a crack on [​IMG]
     
  15. Scolor

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    Very good guide!! THanks!

    But...may you explain all the menus in Settings Menu ? [​IMG]
     
  16. Zalda

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    add something like what is preloader
    what are the features?
     
  17. getrehl

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    Where is the hacks.ini removal .dol. Yes I've done some looking and not found it. Thanks for any help.
     
  18. Don Killah

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    Thanks, Don Killah for the Hack Remover.
     
  20. Don Killah

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    you're welcome mate.