WiiFlow Lite

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  1. fledge68
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    WiiFlow Lite


    What is WiiFlow Lite?
    My mod or continuation of WiiFlow mod by Fix94. Gave it a new name because this is my own code editing without collaboration with Fix94 and other devs of WiiFlow.
    Need help with wiiflow and wiiflow lite then be sure to check the wiiflowiki here - https://sites.google.com/site/wiiflowiki4/home
    it's a little outdated for wiiflow lite but can still be helpful.

    Note: WiiFlow Lite was originally its own separate mod. But as of 2019 I have decided to make it a replacement or real continuation of wiiflow and thus now I refer to it as WiiFlow 5. Just never changed the title of this thread or github repository.

    Source code is now on github here - https://github.com/Fledge68/WiiFlow_Lite
    It can be compiled with devkitpro ppc r30 and libogc 1.8.19.

    Downloads

    Official releases - https://github.com/Fledge68/WiiFlow_Lite/releases
    Latest version is v5.2.0 march 6 2019.

    Beta release v5.3.0 beta 8 - https://www.mediafire.com/file/g1mlr8owau8hprb/wf5_480p_pixel_patch.zip/file
    Released sept 19 2019. This download is just the boot.dol and the ext_booter.bin which needs to be placed in the bins folder. download and install the official release first.

    Platform.ini and coverflow default.ini:
    These are updated versions to work with the latest beta builds. Replace the ones included in v5.2.0 with these if you are using the latest beta.

    Tetsuo Shima's platform ini - http://www.mediafire.com/file/ofrexsezw7lgd8k/new_platform_ini.rar/file
    Tetsuo Shima's coverflow default ini - http://www.mediafire.com/file/a9clyiq935cllgh/default.ini/file
    Fledge68's coverflow default ini - http://www.mediafire.com/file/uehcpbbvcirm3y8/default.ini/file

    Theme's to check out:'
    Hakaisha's Rhapsodii theme - https://gbatemp.net/threads/wiiflow-lite-theme-rhapsodii.511833/
    Tetsuo Shima's Rhapsodii Shima v2.0 theme and more - https://gbatemp.net/threads/rhapsodii-shima-v2-0-prp-ed.544091/

    Wiimpathy's plugin database files needed for Titles, CRC's, and general game info of plugin rom games.
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/a3ldc8dibakwffg/Wiiflow_Database.7z/file
    Extract to dev:/wiiflow/plugins_data

    Updates to his database files:
    Arcade, Neo Geo, SCUMMVM - https://gbatemp.net/attachments/wiiflow_database_v2-zip.158986/
    DOS - https://gbatemp.net/attachments/wiiflow_database_dos-zip.162218/

    Wiimpathy's packages of rom snapshots and cart/disk images needed for game info screen and possibly in future displayed as mini banner for plugin rom games.
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/4ncv79000codslq/Wiiflow_Snapshots.7z/file
    Extract to dev:/wiiflow/snapshots

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/1fikbg3wler5do6/Wiiflow_CartDisk.7z/file
    Extract to dev:/wiiflow/cart_disk

    @RunningSnakes has added many more snapshot and cart/disk image links to wiimpathy's thread here - https://gbatemp.net/threads/wiiflow-lite-with-emulators-database.527613/
    Just scroll thru the 2 pages to find posts by RunningSnakes.

    Forwarder Channels
    Forwarder channels for Wii and vWii can be found on wiiflowiki here - https://sites.google.com/site/wiiflowiki4/forwarder-channels
    Install them with a wad manager.

    Installing
    As of v5.2.0 WiiFlow Lite will simply be a replacement for WiiFlow. Put it in apps/wiiflow and use wiiflow forwarder's to launch it via the wii system menu. forwarders can be found on wiiflowiki4. for previous wiiflow lite users, sorry but you must uninstall your wiiflow lite forwarder and replace it with a wiiflow forwarder.

    Simply download the latest release and extract it to your apps/wiiflow folder on SD or USB HDD. SD is recommended. Your device should be formatted to FAT32.

    Changes after WiiFlow
    list of changes or differences from wiiflow. many more changes have been made recently but aren't listed here yet. Sorry I stopped adding changes here. Too many to list.


    Added:


    changed:


    removed:

    the language files need updating. i tried to keep up with the english.ini
    help files need updating. i fixed the english internal help guide.
    themes need to be updated. i may work on them but probably not. i prefer the default theme now and don't really use themes.
     
    Last edited by fledge68, Sep 26, 2019
  2. KiiWii

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    Nice thanks! Any screeners to visualise how it's streamlined?
     
  3. fledge68
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    biggest changes:
    • removed dml stuff. must use nintendont or devolution.
    • in game settings for GC games pages 2 - 4 show options only for the loader selected on page 1.
    possible new changes coming:
    • using a nands folder to hold subfolders of emunands and being able to select the nand just like neek2o does rather than use preset nands
    • creating seperate coverflows. instead of brewflow and emuflow there will be sideflow, shortflow, and smallflow each with their own number of layouts. sideflow will be used for snes and n64 covers, shortflow for gameboy and ps1 cd covers, and smallflow for homebrew (just like smallbox).
    • thinking of changing download covers in main settings to manage covers and banners which will go to a new menu with new options for downloading banners and covers and deleting them.
    • may change cover loader to only use the wfc cache files to display covers. and create seperate option in main settings to create all or missing wfc cache files which will go thru the list of games and show a progress bar similar to cover downloading. do this because when you add covers for games you have to go very slowly thru the covers to wait for each one to be made and display or sometimes it stops and stutters while making the new wfc file. once the wfc files are made it loads fast.
    • may get rid of source menu and just use sourceflow. and move source menu options from startup options to its own menu.
    • adding options to sourceflow like sorting, favorites, categories, and multi select.
    • and hoping to fix installing wii and gc games.
    • and hopefully fix or get rid of that darn coverflow problem that causes random corrupted covers to render.
    also might get rid of fanart and movie trailers. seriously who really uses those?
     
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    how about a cache all covers/banners option? would be nice!
     
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    i suppose that's possible. it will take a long time for wiiiflow to finish caching all those covers.
     
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    Takes even longer as it currently stands without this feature! If you want it done you have to sort through every title 1 by 1.
     
  7. WiiuGold

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    Takes about 1 hour and 20 mins , from the old wiiflow with 1,400 games on it , All Wii Games . thankgod i made a back up with the cacha folder lol
     
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    made some more minor changes and fixes today. total of r1095 thru 1098.
     
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  10. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    Thanks fledge for this new lite mod
    Dumping dml is great, I would keep the source menu though. It's lite and neat.
    Also you should have fixed links for online update
    I'll have a look later and give feedback
    :)
     
  11. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    I replaced the dol, bins, imgs in my apps/wiiflow folder and I get " No apps/wiiflow" folder found upon boot!
    My files are on SD
    tried both 1094 and 1098, also tried using "wiiflow lite" folder same result
     
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  12. fledge68
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    This wiiflow lite. All that needs to go in apps/wiiflow_lite
     
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    commenting for save and don't forget,
    will try this when i decide to dust out the wii again
     
  14. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    That worked, thanks!
    is /wiiflow folder shared in 1098 too?
     
  15. fledge68
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    fledge68 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes. If it changes I will let everyone know.

    But, maybe I should just keep every thing in apps/wiiflow and still use wiiflow forwarder channels.
     
  16. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    yeah that would be even better, replacing dol/bins and using same folder and forwarders
    the ini file should be different and gamesettings/configfiles unless there's no conflict
     
  17. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    looks like GC mode is disabled by default!
     
  18. fledge68
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    fledge68 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ooops good catch. i need to change that especially if nintendont and/or devo are installed. thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    anyone have a forwader ?
     
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    They're on SourceForge... It's in the OP. :P
     
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