Wad creation for injected games

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Oct 18, 2009

Wad creation for injected games by G0dLiKe at 3:35 PM (1,794 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. G0dLiKe
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    Ok,

    I am dying to play Shadow Dancer on the Wii, so I got into wad injecting.

    I am not sure if I have the right wad where I injected the rom of the Genesis release but I used Castlevania Bloodlines.wad. Is there a specific wad that I should use to inject into? Like a blank wad or some?

    This worked out great, I used Injectuwad for the injection, but when I install it it still shows the banner from Castlevania.

    So I searched the net and found a tool called Wadstudio which extracted the banner and icon files from Castlevania wad which I replaced with pictures which I edited with Gimp that the sizes, format and dimensions would match the original files...

    Now Wadstudio is kinda wanting a .dol file which I should inject into the wad but I dont want to do this so... what next?

    Is there a prog that can do it better, I know how to edit the banner and icon files but I am not sure about putting them back into the wad...

    Is Bannertool the way to do it?
     
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    Ever heard of WADder? It's the best App for WADs. It's here. Get the 3.1 Beta, and try it again.
     
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    Well, I got Wadder but now I need a program which can convert graphic files into this TPL format.

    Anyone knows one?
     
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    WADder 3.1 Beta accepts .png-Files. Simpy go to Banner/Icon, and replace the Images with .png ones. WADder will do the rest.
     
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    Wadder is giving me errors when trying to replace the tpl files with png ones...

    This is just friggin complicated...
     
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    Some things about wad injecting....

    1. Don't use Autoinjectuwad. It may work sometimes, but I've had nothing but trouble with it.
    2. Wadder won't help you much. You have to unpack the wad, then extract files from this unpacked wad, and even extract files extracted from the wad, etc. Wadder is mostly for making forwarders or homebrew channels easily.
    3. You'll want wwpacker. It's available on these forums. It is insanely useful for wad injection.

    Aside from all of this, you'll want a wad of a virtual console of the same type you're injecting. Like if you want to inject a Genesis game, you use a Genesis VC wad. There is no "blank wad" or any of that. You're basically altering things to make the VC emulator run your rom instead.

    There is a guide on here for Genesis injection, and it has tools linked that will work on all types of VC stuff. If you have any trouble, post back here and I'll try to help you.

    Some things I suggest getting for this:

    1. A hex editor. I use Hex Workshop, but there are many others.
    2. wwpacker, for reasons I stated above.
    3. The tools pack from the Genesis injection topic. I forgot where it is, but I'm sure you can find it if you search a bit.
    4. A PC emulator for the system you're injecting for, for making a screenshot and maybe verifying rom integrity depending on where you got the rom. (I only use no-intro roms.)
     
  7. G0dLiKe
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    Thanks bro, I found that wadder is kinda useless for me.

    I´ve got wwpacker.

    Ok, got it. I used a Genesis .wad so thats ok.

    I didn´t find the thread about Genesis injection meanwhile but I keep searching. EDIT: I found it, its here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=137539

    Its kinda annoying how much ppl say to use wadder, I asked some of my pals too, no one is realizing what I try to do and it always gives me riddles when wadder packs all together and its not a wad.
     
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    Oh boy.... I hate this already... Any easy way to replace the banner and icon file in a wad?

    Please, someone help. It´s getting really frustrating.

    Nothing is working.

    I can inject the rom into the wad and it plays fine but with the other games banner and icon...
     
  9. s3phir0th115

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    There is no easy way to inject games. You more or less have to use the same tools.

    Also, if it's giving you too much trouble, I suggest using the homebrew genesis emulator. I don't think injection is worth it unless you have a Nintendo 64 game or something else that won't emulate perfectly with homebrew.
     

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