WiiCoverHunter: automaticaly download wii covers with a PC

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by nicodocet, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. nicodocet

    nicodocet Newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    <!--sizeo:200--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Wii Cover Hunter ver 2.6</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <img src="http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/2184/26info.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>SCREEN-SHOTS:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>PURPOSE:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    This little program download the covers of your wii files and save them in your HDD/SD.
    It first scans your FAT/NTFS/WBS partition looking for .wbfs wii files (but it can also retrieve the files list from a .csv file) and then it will download the covers of the files found.
    The main difference respect other similar tools, is that you can select a preference order for the language of the covers (max three languages): for example, first it searches the english (or whatelse you entered as first language) cover of each file, then, if it is not available, it searches the second language cover and finaly, if not available, the third language cover. In this way you are rather sure at least a cover of one of the three language will be found and downloaded.
    This is very usefull for not english users, because other languages databases of wii covers are not so complete as english ones.
    A drop-down list where check/uncheck the files found, a search box to enter a single title, a filter for the types of the covers to be dowloaded and a report window of the covers not found are all available.
    The language of the program is fully customizable, by translating the language file WiiCoverHunterLng.txt

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>SPECS:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    - searching of .wbfs files on FAT e NTFS partition (natively) and on WBFS partition (with the wbfs_file.exe by oggzee)
    - searching of the files list from the .csv file, if found
    - you can enter the ID or the title (also partialy) to search of the wii files of which you want to dowload the cover
    - single or multiple file selection by a listbox
    - you can select an order for preffered languages (max three) of the cover to be downloaded
    - filter for the cover types to be downloaded (2D/3D/Disc/DiscCutom/Full/FullHQ)
    - you can download all the covers, overwriting the existing ones
    - you can download only the missing covers
    - you can download only the file titles.txt
    - you can delete the covers without the corresponding .wbfs file, to clean your unit
    - compatible with all known covers dbase (wiitdb.com wiiboxart.com, boxart.rowdyruff.net, etc.), with or without language localization,
    because the URLs used to download the covers are completly customizable
    - compatible with the titles.txt titles database
    - compatible with all usb loaders, because the covers subfolders can be completly customizable

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>OPERATING SYSTEM:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Windows XP, Vista or Seven, with VisualBasic runtime libraries installed.

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>LICENCE:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> freeware

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>WARNING:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> I'm just a beginner with coding, so this tool is released as it is. I take no responsabilities about damages caused by it.

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>NOTE for Vista and Win7 users:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    To avoid problems for the access to wbfs partitions on Vista and Win7, follow these steps (thanks to nickmot for this procedure)
    - run WCH as administrator with the option of context menu
    - once the WBFS partition is selected, a requester will pop-up warning the drive isn't formatted, press CANCEL
    - confirm with OK
    - now the WBFS partition is selected, and the program can be normaly used

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>HISTORY:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>DOWNLOAD (windows version)</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <a href="http://ul.to/4aq1pb" target="_blank">WiiCoverHunter26</a>
    <i>optional (see history):</i><a href="http://ul.to/6tbfx0" target="_blank">bin.zip</a>

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>INSTALLATION:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    Download the archive.
    Extract it in a folder, and create a shortcut to WiiCoverHunter.exe on the desktop.
    Rename the proper language file as "WiiCoverHunterLng.txt" or, if missing, translate an existing one.
    To avoid failures, the installation folder name or its path must not contain blank spaces.
    Note: this program needs mscmdctl.ocx to work. So, if not already present, you need to install it on your system, as follows:
    - Download the file from the net
    - Copy it inside C:\Windows\System32 (for XP) or in the right folder, according to your windows operating system.
    - In the command prompt (Start -> cmd) enter <i>regsvr32 \windows\system32\mscmdctl.ocx</i>
    - A message will inform you the dll has been successfuly registered
  2. nicodocet

    nicodocet Newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    Version 2.6 (english) released.
  3. turbotronic

    turbotronic GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    nice thanks [​IMG] gamecube cover support would be nice [​IMG]
  4. nicodocet

    nicodocet Newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    I have no knowledge about gamecube covers: is there a site like wiitdb where retrieve the titles list and the covers?
    Are the gamecube titles indexed with a code, like wii ones?
  5. vinzanity

    vinzanity GBAtemp Regular

    May 25, 2004
    I do hope someone integrates Gamecube cover downloading for use with My Wode. There seems tobe too many Wii cover downloaders now but hopefully someone adds Gamecube support. Thanks for this anyways.
  6. nicodocet

    nicodocet Newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    I checked. Both wiitdb and wiboxart databases contain GameCube covers. Also titles.txt contains the ID list of GameCube games (the IDs starting with G).
    So Wii Cover Hunter is already able to download Game Cube covers. Click on "path .wbfs" to enter in the title ID list, look for the titles of your games and if their ID start with a "G" check them and start download.

    I can add a checkbox to restrict the list to filter only GameCube games and, if someone tell me the extension of GameCube files game, I can also modify WCH to recognize such files and to automaticaly download their covers. There is not much work to do, but I need this informations.