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{{Infobox homebrewapp
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{{Infobox homebrew
 
| title      = Menu Loader
 
| title      = Menu Loader
| desc        = Reboots the Wii with any IOS & RegionFree Wii/GCN functionality
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| type        = loader
| type        = Loader
 
 
| author      = [[Team Twiizers]], [[User:marcan|Marcan]]
 
| author      = [[Team Twiizers]], [[User:marcan|Marcan]]
| download    = [[Media:Menu Loader.zip|Download from WiiBrew]]
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| download    = Media:Menu Loader.zip|Download from WiiBrew
 
| source      =
 
| source      =
 
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{GCNController}} {{FrontSD}}
 
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{GCNController}} {{FrontSD}}
| hbb        = 1
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| hbb        = yes
 
}}
 
}}
==Features==
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== Features ==
 
The '''Menu Loader''' is a simple .dol executable capable of rebooting the Wii under custom boot settings.
 
The '''Menu Loader''' is a simple .dol executable capable of rebooting the Wii under custom boot settings.
<br>These options include:
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<br />These options include:
 
* Debugging Mode (via USBGecko)
 
* Debugging Mode (via USBGecko)
 
* RegionFree Mode for Wii Channels
 
* RegionFree Mode for Wii Channels
 
* RegionFree Mode for Wii and Gamecube discs
 
* RegionFree Mode for Wii and Gamecube discs
 
* No Music in the Wii Menu
 
* No Music in the Wii Menu
* IOS selection to choose any version of the Wii system menu.
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* IOS selection to choose which IOS the System Menu loads.
 
* No Health/Safety Screen
 
* No Health/Safety Screen
 
* Improved RegionFree functionality.
 
* Improved RegionFree functionality.
 
* Disable updates
 
* Disable updates
  
Note that Menu Loader does not work with Wii version 3.4.
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Note that Menu Loader does not work with Wii version 3.4 or higher.
  
 
The program must be run each time you want to reboot under these conditions.
 
The program must be run each time you want to reboot under these conditions.
  
==Installation==
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== Installation ==
===Homebrew Channel===
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=== Homebrew Channel ===
 
Simply decompress the .zip file and copy the 'Menu Loader' folder to the folder 'apps' on the root of your SD card.
 
Simply decompress the .zip file and copy the 'Menu Loader' folder to the folder 'apps' on the root of your SD card.
  
===Twilight Hack===
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=== Twilight Hack ===
Place the file boot.dol from the folder 'Menu Loader' on the root of your SD card. Load up the Twilight Hack.
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Place the file boot.dol from the folder 'Menu Loader' on the root of your SD card. Load with the Twilight Hack.
  
==Instructions==
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=== bannerbomb ===
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Place the file boot.dol from the folder 'Menu Loader' on the root of your SD card. Load with bannerbomb.
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== Instructions ==
 
Simply load the .dol file using one of the above methods. Select your options using the D-pad on the Wii remote and then select "Launch" to boot with your chosen settings.
 
Simply load the .dol file using one of the above methods. Select your options using the D-pad on the Wii remote and then select "Launch" to boot with your chosen settings.
 
Note that an imported GameCube game can only save to a memory card that is either empty or only has saves from its own region.
 
Note that an imported GameCube game can only save to a memory card that is either empty or only has saves from its own region.
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To use the 'Region Free' setting, be sure to set IOS to IOS30. This is true if you have installed the 10/23 update, though this has not yet been tested with System Menu 3.4.
 
To use the 'Region Free' setting, be sure to set IOS to IOS30. This is true if you have installed the 10/23 update, though this has not yet been tested with System Menu 3.4.
  
==Known Issues==
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== Known Issues ==
 
According to Marcan, these issues existed in the previous 0.4 build but may be solved by release 0.5 and later.
 
According to Marcan, these issues existed in the previous 0.4 build but may be solved by release 0.5 and later.
 
* Compatibility Issues with RegionFree usage for some discs and Channels on PAL Wii's.
 
* Compatibility Issues with RegionFree usage for some discs and Channels on PAL Wii's.
 
* Compatibility Issues with RegionFree Channels on some NTSC Wii's.
 
* Compatibility Issues with RegionFree Channels on some NTSC Wii's.
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
* [http://static.hackmii.com/menuloader.dol Download Stand-Alone .DOL from HackMii.com]
 
* [http://static.hackmii.com/menuloader.dol Download Stand-Alone .DOL from HackMii.com]
* [http://www.tehskeen.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&file=viewarticle&id=2761 Release Thread at TehSkeen.com ]
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* [[Starfall]] - A similar application by Crediar that patches the Wii System Menu to use certain settings forever.
* [[Homebrew apps/Starfall|Starfall]] - A similar application by Crediar that patches the Wii System Menu to use certain settings forever.
 
 
 
[[Category:Loaders]]
 

Revision as of 02:11, 3 September 2010

Menu Loader
General
Author(s)Team Twiizers, Marcan
TypeLoader
Links
Download
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot

Features

The Menu Loader is a simple .dol executable capable of rebooting the Wii under custom boot settings.
These options include:

  • Debugging Mode (via USBGecko)
  • RegionFree Mode for Wii Channels
  • RegionFree Mode for Wii and Gamecube discs
  • No Music in the Wii Menu
  • IOS selection to choose which IOS the System Menu loads.
  • No Health/Safety Screen
  • Improved RegionFree functionality.
  • Disable updates

Note that Menu Loader does not work with Wii version 3.4 or higher.

The program must be run each time you want to reboot under these conditions.

Installation

Homebrew Channel

Simply decompress the .zip file and copy the 'Menu Loader' folder to the folder 'apps' on the root of your SD card.

Twilight Hack

Place the file boot.dol from the folder 'Menu Loader' on the root of your SD card. Load with the Twilight Hack.

bannerbomb

Place the file boot.dol from the folder 'Menu Loader' on the root of your SD card. Load with bannerbomb.

Instructions

Simply load the .dol file using one of the above methods. Select your options using the D-pad on the Wii remote and then select "Launch" to boot with your chosen settings. Note that an imported GameCube game can only save to a memory card that is either empty or only has saves from its own region.

To use the 'Region Free' setting, be sure to set IOS to IOS30. This is true if you have installed the 10/23 update, though this has not yet been tested with System Menu 3.4.

Known Issues

According to Marcan, these issues existed in the previous 0.4 build but may be solved by release 0.5 and later.

  • Compatibility Issues with RegionFree usage for some discs and Channels on PAL Wii's.
  • Compatibility Issues with RegionFree Channels on some NTSC Wii's.

See Also