Wad Manager is not detected on SD

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by mytho, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. mytho

    mytho Newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Hello guys,
    This is my first post here and my second day after I softmodded my Wii.
    Everything went perfect, until the part where I needed to install Neogamma. I went looking after it and I found a .wad file, that went to the /wad directory on the SD card. So far, so good.

    Now I needed the WAD Manager. I found the WAD-Manager_v1.5 and copied the folder to the /apps of the SD card.
    Then I turn on the Wii, go to the HBC, and... nothing. I have some other apps in there that are listed in the HBC, but the WAD Manager simply does not appear on it. I have downloaded the .dol from different sources and it seems the HBC won´t detect the Wad Manager no matter what I do.

    FYI, the files inside the /apps/WAD-Manager_v1.5 are:

    - LICENSE.txt
    - README.es.txt
    - README.txt
    - WAD-Manager_v1.5.dol

    I even tried the version 1.4, with the same results.

    Am I doing something wrong here? (My Wii has the latest update - 4.2)
    Is there something else I should do to try to sort this out?

    Many thanks in advance
  2. mytho

    mytho Newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Sorry guys, found the problem.
    Got another version of 1.5 that has the XML files and it worked.
    It just puzzles me why are there incomplete versions of the app out there (and those are more popular than the ones that work).

  3. pepxl

    pepxl GFX W!Z4RD

    Jun 19, 2009
    nothing to do with .xml's, its because you didnt rename the "WAD-Manager_v1.5.dol" to "boot.dol" so HBC just ignored it.

    all apps in SD/apps/*** & USB/apps/*** need to be renamed to boot.dol for dols and boot.elf if its an elf for HBC to pick them up and display them in the list. For channel forwarders its similar but most authors display where the paths should be and what to call the dol's and elf's