Wii-U Elf Files

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by veraci_00, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. veraci_00
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    what exactly is the difference between self-hosting ur own files (i.e. clicking on a link to initiate an exploit) and storing the elf file(s) on the sd card? is that just to load the elf files from the homebrew launcher? I was trying to download artwork with loadiine, but it would never download anything making me think my loadiine is outdated or something. I'm trying to get loadiine and the initial exploit to work as often as possible along with downloading box artwork. those r my two main goals. I'm on 5.3.2 spoofed to 5.5.1 btw. thanks!
     
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    Did you follow @Cyan 's instructions?
    There is a HUGE list of options for web based exploits:
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/list-of-web-hosts-for-homebrew-exploit.429943/
     
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    I don't know where the original loadiine tutorial is located. + did nothing for any game.
     
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    though, I still don't understand y no artwork was downloaded. I'll switch to the homebrew launcher method in a couple days.
     
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    If you are sure you have the folders named correctly, you can use a nightly build to seeing that will work for you or install them manually.

    Nightly builds:
    https://github.com/dimok789/loadiine_gx2/releases

    Manual download:
    You can manually download and copy the game covers on your SD card.
    There are Full WiiU cover packs available, don't download them one by one if you have a lot of games.
    Gametdb.net -> WiiU -> WiiU downloads -> Wii U Covers -> 3D covers -> click on a flag to download the covers in that corresponding language.

    Note that only the English pack contains all the covers.
    If you download the French pack, and a cover is not present in french, it will not include the English cover.
    Download EN pack first, then your language and merge the pack to get full available covers.
     
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    I'll try one of the nightly builds. my loadiine may be outdated, not sure which version I'm running really. however, it looks like 4.0. the manual download option would take too long for me, so I'll try the automatic download method with the nightly build.
     
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    The installation and launching method was probably a little confusing so I just updated it.
    it was still using the "old loadiine 4.0" (not Loadiine GX2) informations.

    old loadiine wasn't released in a "homebrew launcher" format, and could either be sent by the exploit webpage or loaded from SD card.
    the "sent by the webpage" method was useful for developers who didn't have to eject the SD card every time a new version was build. This method had to "send" 4MB of data (the executable) so it was long to launch after patching the kernel.
    the "SD card" method was useful for end users who didn't need to replace the file that often, and the 4MB was already on the SD card so the launch was very fast, only the kernel patch was done by the webpage.


    With the new loadiine GX2 :
    There's NO MORE online method.
    All loadiine executable are released in "elf" format, which is used by the homebrew launcher and NEED to be placed on the SD card.


    So, the installation is very easy :
    copy the homebrew launcher to SD card.
    copy loadiine GX2 to SD card.
    Done !

    and the launch is as easy :
    - visit a website (or host your own)
    - choose whether you want to launch the homebrew launcher and select loadiine from here, or loadiine directly bypassing the homebrew launcher.