variable game forwarder channel?

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  1. chaseincats
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    Wondering if theirs a channel that we can setup to load a bunch of different ISOs from the hdd

    for example when mario galaxy 2 comes out, link that channel to it on my hdd then change it to metroid later etc

    does this even exist?

    -chaseincats
     
  2. KiiWii

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    Sort of like a generic CRAP?

    You want it to redirect to an iso for example USB:/isos/image.iso and just replace the iso each time you get a game?

    I guess it would check the title ID of the iso and fail?

    why?
     
  3. tj_cool

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    No I think he wants one channel that can be configured to boot a specific game
     
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    Sorry maybe not CRAP, but a usb backup channel creator.
     
  5. chaseincats
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    ya, I know their are forwarder channels made for game X

    wondering if theirs a channel that can be configured for game X, Y, or Z dynamically
     
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    crazy intro style usb channel ?
     
  7. chaseincats
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    ?
     
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    bump?
     
  9. XFlak

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    How to create a "CRAP Multi-Forwarder Channel" 101

    u would have to first create a bunch of CRAP forwarder channels

    the extract the *dol's from each of them using customize mii or any other tool capable of doing this

    then u would need to download spacejumps multi-forwarder source code from HERE (I think wiipower also has multi-forwarder thread with source code somewhere that could be used instead)

    Install devkit pro if u don't have it already

    then modify spacejump's (or wiipowers) source code to load the extracted CRAP dol's instead of w/e the default values are

    then build the dol, and insert it into a channel using customize mii (u probably also want to edit the banner to describe what game each button will load)

    Edit: I actually think this is a good idea for a channel... I don't have time to do it myself, but when I find time, I'll probably take a look at it assuming no1 has beaten me to the punch (but I encourage any1 to try doing this themselves! But don't forget about brick protection first!)
     
  10. chaseincats
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    wow thats much more involved than i guessed
     
  11. XFlak

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    well, u could always request in the CRAP thread that WiiCrazy add's Multi-Forwarder Channel support... but that would be a lot of work on his part... so I wouldn't expect it anytime soon, if ever
     
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    u have a Question? ask it! [​IMG]


    basically I was saying this could be added to "CRAP", but I doubt it will ever happen. And if it were added to crap, it may only be able to create the DOL and not the WAD because the wad would require a custom multi-forwarder icon/banner based on the games that were selected to make this forwarder

    anyways, if u want to try doing this yourself, just follow what I wrote above
     
  14. WiiCrazy

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    Interesting idea but what percentage of users will this feature target? 0.01% ? It would just bring unneeded complexity.

    Instead of this, a better genre support by the usb loaders is much more preferable I think. Say you are greeted with Covers that depict genres and once you are in you are presented with the usual layout that contains the game covers... Throw in the editing/adding of the genres, voila...

    edit: Now I'm understanding the OP's actual intention... He possibly filled his channel space and instead of removing an unwanted channel he just wants to easily change it to another game... And I say I'm sorry. It would be possible though when usb loaders implement channel creation hence it all happens in the wii... and by that time possibly Crap will be a dead project.
     
  15. XFlak

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    I don't think that's what the OP is asking... and that could be done by just removing the channel he doesn't want anymore and installing a new channel made by CRAP... but that channel would still only be able to boot ONE game

    edit: btw, configurable USB loader already has a way to filter the game list by genre (and many other filters)
     
  16. WiiCrazy

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    Well laziness:) He wants to boot only one game at a time from said channel.