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Title: WiiLauncher (version 0.1 beta testing release, source code available now)
Post by: conanac on January 21, 2013, 12:01:57 AM
I am trying to develop a simple alternative to GeckoOS without the need to install custom IOS (i.e. using the full hardware access inherited from HBC) when using either the game channels or rebooter features. Here is the link: WiiLauncher (http://code.google.com/p/wiilauncher/). It now has the downloading and editing cheat codes features.

You could also log the debug messages through wifi so that you could see what the problems are in case you find any issues when using this WiiLauncher. You need to run WifiGeckoReader (PC application) and edit the first argument line of the meta.xml file in the WiiLauncher folder (before the </app> line at the bottom):


where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is your PC IP address where you run WifiGeckoReader.

You could compile WifiGeckoReader by yourself (source codes could be found in WiiXplorer googlecode page) or get/download the compiled executable from WiiFlow googlecode page.

This application also could be used with WiiMode on WiiU.

Title: Re: WiiBooter (beta testing release)
Post by: Bully@Wiiplaza on January 22, 2013, 03:10:44 PM
Who told you that you need cios for gecko os?

Title: Re: WiiBooter (beta testing release)
Post by: megazig on January 22, 2013, 03:41:59 PM
it requires a patched IOS for identifying as sysmenu for rebooter functionality

Title: Re: WiiBooter (beta testing release)
Post by: Welohabi on January 23, 2013, 01:08:47 AM
Yeah, certain stuff don't work without it.

Title: Re: WiiBooter (beta testing release)
Post by: dcx2 on January 23, 2013, 05:12:45 AM
The confusion might be because cIOS generally refers to an IOS that has pieces of a bunch of other IOS and has been hacked at and also needs its own slot, whereas Gecko OS merely requires patching IOS36.  conanac's WiiBooter doesn't require patching IOS36.

I believe brkirch had said he wanted to make a new version of Gecko OS that basically patched ES_Identify on-the-fly, but it was not finished.

Title: Re: WiiBooter (beta testing release)
Post by: 111 on January 25, 2013, 03:34:36 AM
Thanks for this.  I have a WiiU, but I haven't gotten around to moving all of my Wii saves/Virtual Console/WiiWare games over yet.  If I ever do get around to doing it, I'll let you know how it works on the WiiU, if you haven't already gotten an answer.

I might include this program as an option in the guide that I have posted on the "Wii Help" board.  I had been waiting for the ability to run the Rebooter and channel cheats without having to patch IOS36.  In fact, I have been thinking about fixing up that guide, and removing some parts of it that are probably unnecessary at this point.

Title: Re: WiiLauncher (beta testing release)
Post by: conanac on January 26, 2013, 12:50:01 AM

Great, I appreciate any feedback or bug reports. Several people have confirmed that it works in WiiMode (WiiU) when launching it from HBC.

Latest/updated version now includes the ability to launch disc games. Currently I put this beta testing version in box.com site (see updated link in the first post) until I manage to submit all the codes into googlecode page (to make sure I comply with their terms of services).

My plan is to incorporate the gameconfig file (some of keywords, not all  of them) and gpf (patch file) features as well.