(v)Wii homebrew channel open sourced

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  1. loler55

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    can we boot from haxxi to vwii? vwiilauncher have a title id too?
    its like a forwarder to vwii
    can fix this the vwii problem in rednand
     
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  2. Brawl345

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    Marcan fixed the TMD, so that the channel now uses IOS 58 again. Compiled version is attached.
     

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  3. plyscho

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    You should be able to install this with any WAD installer, with or without an old version of HBC.

    You can use any of the known exploits to start a WAD installer instead of the HackMii installer, of course you will lack BootMii in that case. (Does BootMii do anything on vWii? Does it even work on vWii?)
     
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    But can we delete the old HBC after the new wad is installed?
     
  5. Brawl345

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    Nope and the installation of it is blocked as well.
     
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    Thanks, works perfect
     
  7. niuus

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    I want to confirm this too. I don't mind using the original installer and then update with the new WAD, but what i would like to do is to delete the oldest one, no point in having 2 channels doing the same.

    Last question, can i use the same WAD for Wii and vWii?
     
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    Already installed the HBC wad on vWii and the old one is not needed, you can delete it afterwards. Not sure if it works on original Wii though.
     
  9. niuus

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    Cool. I took the plunge and installed it on my Wii, replacing the original, so i can autoboot it with Priiloader. No problems at all.

    The only detail is that some homebrews hang when going back to loader. They might need to be updated for the new channel, i assume.
     
  10. plyscho

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    In that case, there should be no reason for using the HackMii installer on vWii, unless someone intends to use BootMii installed in IOS254. But I doubt there is much use for it, since Priiloader also can't be installed on vWii.
     
  11. xfcrowman

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    Couldn't the HBC source code be changed so that it has the same ID as the previous version? This way, an installation of the HBC wad would overwrite the older version. It would also mean that older homebrew wouldn't crash when it exits to the HBC
     
  12. niuus

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    Yes, it can be changed, though i don't have the means to do so. I had the same predicament since as i mentioned, i autoboot directly to HBC right from the console start (and the new ID would have to be integrated to Priiloader for this to work), but i made a quick workaround: changed the ID of the WAD before installing, from OHBC to LULZ. The install went fine and overwrote 1.1.2.

    I'll still have to go back to 1.1.2 because of the little inconvenience previously stated (some apps hang when going back to HBC, e.g. Nintendont), but it definitely works fine for me.
     
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  13. marcan_troll

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    Returning to HBC would've been broken for apps that did the wrong thing (you're supposed to jump to 0x80001800, which is what libogc does when you return from main(), not hardcode any ID, so it works with everything). By changing the ID of the WAD, you've broken things for all the apps that do the right thing, because now HBC doesn't know its own title ID and can't set up the reload stub properly.

    If you want to change the title ID, you need to change tmd.template, cetk.template, and config.h.
     
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  14. plyscho

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    The best solution about this would be an invisible channel forwarder from LULZ to OHBC, imo. But I also don't mind too much about having two HBC installed (1.1.2 + forwarder or 1.1.2 + 1.1.3).
     
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    What apps were affected by the new ID?
     
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  16. Pepois

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    Hi there Brawl345 and thank you for compiling the homebrew channel, just wanted to double check... this works on the vWii, right? Thank you!

    Warm regards
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  17. niuus

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    Don't worry, i only did it to test (which luckily, i did) it is not a complain. I can't compile right now as i don't have the full knowledge to do so, i have been having trouble compiling Askot's Snes9xGX GIT myself, just to name a case. I DO like this new release and everything that implies, even if i can't use it right now. So, kudos for the great work done and the permanent preservation of this irreplaceable piece of Wii software.

    Thanks for the pointers, BTW. Helps a lot.
     
  18. Pepois

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    Hi Marcan,
    Could you please compile the above mentioned so that the new HC 1.1.3 replaces the old one (vWii)?

    Thank you
    Pepois
     
  19. niuus

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    AFAIK, you wouldn't benefit from the Widescreen fix because you'd continue to use the old ID.
     
  20. Pepois

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    Good point Niuus, however, I did install the new one and changed the title ID as you did and it did work but as you mentioned after replacing the 1.1.2 hbc with 1.1.3 and launched hb apps wont go back to hbc instead you get a black screen etc... so maybe there could be a workaround. I did rename many wiiware titles before due to the same widescreen issue etc. but perhaps something could be done here?

    Warm regards
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