WiiSystemmenu wadpatcher

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  1. webyugioh

    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 17, 2007
    10KM East of Nowhere
    Superken7 has posted an app for patching WAD files to remove IOS37's Trucha blocking. Here is a translation of the original post on ElOtroLado...

  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    That sounds dangerous.

    Waninkoko's patcher patched games to use older IOS revisions. From what I understand, this patches the Wii System Menu itself (within a game disc, not from the Internet) to use older IOS revisions.

    This is extremely useful if Nintendo decides to release a new Wii System Menu with lots of cool features but you don't want IOS37.
  3. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 20, 2007
    Holy crap, hope this works!

    Can anyone test this, and are there any side-effects?
  4. paul1991

    paul1991 Banned

    May 5, 2007
    United States
    So people that have updated can't do this?
    Awsome! They told me I was silly for staying at 3.0!
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I would not use this tool if I were you.

    This tool seems (the explanation is not good in the readme) to replace the IOS37 content by an IOS30 content, but leaving the same filename, letting the file beeing installed on the Wii as if it were an IOS37.
    The problem is if IOS37 has some new code for the Wiimenu that IOS30 desn't.
    When a game need the IOS37 and will ask for it, the Wii will give the IOS30 data.

    IOS30 is an old firmware, there are some IOS36 before 37.

    To block any update I most likely use WBB or WUM or edit the update.inf to disable some file, but not replace file content with another one into the Wii.

    Edit :
    maybe it's easier to only modify the TMD of the game to tell it need another IOS, and test if it's working.
  6. bailli

    bailli GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Waninkoko's IOS patcher already does that...

    Currently there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to use this tool. I still highly doubt that Mario Kart will ship with the feared system menu update.
    And if it really does the first attempt should be to change the IOS version the game uses and remove the system update from the __update.inf.
    In the worst case you have burned a coaster but that's rather cheap compared to new wii...

    If that fails you can think about using this tool... it's the choice between an untouched firmware or patched games and the homebew channel...
  7. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    ah, ok.
    I didn't understood that.

    Edit :
    After reading the source, it seems it only modify the TMD version of the WAD, so it will not be installed to the wii (it has to be already present on the Wii).
    The other updated files and the game ID will be written to the Wii, but not the Wiimenu file.
    Let's hope the installed file does not need the new wad functionality too.
    It's easier and better to use brickbloquer or WUM as it works without any problem.
  8. vv_

    vv_ Advanced Member

    Jan 29, 2008
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