what is a wad manager?

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    title explains it does anyone have a link to one so I can use for the wii64 channel?
     
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    where does the wad manger go on the sd card?
     
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    like every other homebrew, you place them in the apps/ folder.

    For example :
    SD:/apps/wad manager/boot.dol
    SD:/apps/wad manager/meta.xml
    SD:/apps/wad manager/icon.png

    Boot.dol = the homebrew executable
    meta.xml = information to show on the homebrew channel, like homebrew name, version, developers, etc.
    icon.png = the shown icon on the homebrew channel.


    You will need a custom IOS to be able to install wads.
    If you followed a recent tutorial to hack your Wii you should have IOS236. You can use that IOS if the manager ask you "what IOS do you want to use to install wads?".
     
  5. PPSainity

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    If you want to learn more about the HomeBrew Channel like how to edit the meta.xml read WiiBrew's entry on the HomeBrew Channel.

    On the topic of WADs, and WAD mangers, here's The Complete SoftMOD Guide's entry on WAD Managers. The only thing I would add is that I prefer to use MultiModManager (MMM) instead of the WAD managers listed.

    EDIT: Darn, sniped by GBATemp's *quick* lurking knight. lol

    -[]D
     
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    Have you read the links I posted above? Still stuck?

    -[]D
     
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    so I jsut turn the wii64 fowerder to a boot.dol and out it in a folder
     
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    No, no, no... Please read the post and the links carefully...the devil is in the details. You are confusing the instructions on how to install and run homebrew like WAD managers, and how to install the WADs themselves.

    If you just want to install the Wii64 Forwarder WAD, then just follow the instructions on The Complete SoftMOD Guide on how to use a WAD manager to install WADs...

    -[]D
     
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    I fowllowed the link and the guide it gets to the part where it says something like mounting to sd card then it jsut says error and it dosent let me choose IOS249 it jsut turns my wiimote off
     
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    Okay...try this, and hopefully it works for you.

    If you have the HomeBrew Channel v1.07 or higher and it is running off of IOS58, this should work for you. You can tell what version of the HomeBrew Channel you have along with what IOS it is using by pressing the Home button on your WiiMote while the HomeBrew Channel is running. If it is an older version and/or not running off of IOS58, update/re-install the HomeBrew Channel (HBC).
    • Download Multi-Mod-Manger from >here
     
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    thank you that worked