Wad Manager v1.4 that can handle folders

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  1. wiiNinja
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    I built this for my own use, but thought I'd share:

    Dol/Source/Channel: http://www.mediafire.com/file/atknykzjtdm/...iNinja.mod2.rar

    This is based from Waninkoko's Wad Manager v1.4. I added support for the
    wad manager to handle folders. Use it as you would with the original wad
    manager, only now you can have up to 9 levels of folder under the "wad"
    folder.

    Summary:

    * The sd:\wad folder now can have folders in it
    * Each folder can have up to 9 directories deep
    * I've tested install/uninstall wads
    * I've tested traversing directories
    * I noticed that some directories may appear as all upper case. I don't know why; but
    it does not interfere with the function of the wad manager, so I just leave it alone.
    * I have not tried directories with spaces in the names. I don't think anything
    detrimental will happen, since the wad file names can have spaces in them
    * GameCube controller buttons supported

    Enhancements by Sorg:

    Includes enhancements:
    - Device selection combined with IOS selection for shorter startup.
    - Bigger console window with 16 entries per page (instead 8)
    - browse from root(/) folder (intead of /wad)
    - "B" button returns to parent folder until root. On root - returns to device selection.
    - remember/restore list position on enter/exit directory
    - remember last used IOS when back to device selection (instead forced IOS249)
    - fixes for some minor bugs

    Credits: Waninkoko, Sorg (sorgelig)

    If you use it and find anomalies, please let me know.

    wiiNinja
    5/9/2009

    Edit: Sorg made some enhancements. His post is here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=154720

    I grab that code and added support for the GameCube's controller. This is a feature that I suspect not too many people will use, but will be needed in certain SHTF situations, when a second mode of input becomes the only mode.

    5/15/2009
     
  2. xem1x

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    Thanks, will check this out. [​IMG]
     
  3. steve-p

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    can you select the ios version to use in this?
     
  4. wiiNinja
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    The original has that feature. I didn't touch it, and I didn't test it.
     
  5. steve-p

    steve-p GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    almost perfect then,

    the only other thing i'v always wanted was a batch-mode so i can install a whole load of wads in one go. [​IMG]
     
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  7. steve-p

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    what's "too many" ?
    i want to put all the 3.2 ios wads in it - 17 of em. [​IMG]
     
  8. franky86

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    too many is installing too many wiiware/vc games at once, filling the nand and ending up with some corrupted ones and a banner brick.
     
  9. kevenz

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    is it possible to add the "Fast Readcache" or something like that?

    1.3 had this and the .wad files installed super fast compared to 1.4 which now takes forever.

    Thank you.
     
  10. TrickyTony

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    Thanks for this. I am pretty anal about having files organized, this will really help keep things clean inside the Wad Manager.
     
  11. penetr8or

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    Wonderful [​IMG]
    This is one of the three things I suggested in another thread which would make this the best tool for wii.. Great to no longer being forced to connect the HDD to my computer to move wads out of the folders to have them available [​IMG]

    Anyone made a wad of this yet? I can't get any forwarders, save usbloader, to work when I have an hdd connected
     
  12. magic12

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    this is great. thanks m8. using it now
     
  13. syst3merror

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    wiiNinja, let me just say you are a god among men!!! I have said that I wish someone would come out with this exact thing because I like to keep everything organized but the current builds couldn't read the files I had in my folders......but you found a way!!!!


    Thank you for literally making my freaking night!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Elfish

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    thats pretty cool.
    i was looking for something like that [​IMG]
     
  15. BIG MOE

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    not bad buddy good job , now you can organize your WADs in separate folders to know which one is where [​IMG]
     
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    DAMN!! YEAHA this is just what i requested some days ago!! THX MAN!!
    This is just what i need!

    Rock on

    /mallorz
     
  17. Elfish

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    does it work with hdds too?
    cuz it says sd cards in the readme :/
     
  18. wiiNinja
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    Waninkoko's readme file says:

    So USB devices are supported, but I'm not sure if a hd is supported, and if it does, which hd models are supported. The only USB HD I have is being used as a WBFS drive for backups; so I couldn't try it out. If you do try it, please let us know the results.
     
  19. penetr8or

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    The unmodded version from Wanin works fine with my Maxtor HDD.
    I'll try this out as soon as someone can point me to a wad from which I can install it [​IMG]
     
  20. kedest

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    Sounds very useful, thanks!