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Thanks to svpe for the ES_DIVerfiy patch.
 
Thanks to svpe for the ES_DIVerfiy patch.
  
== Preloader 0.29 WARNING! ==
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== WARNINGS ==
On April 1st, Preloader 0.29 bricks your Wii only for April 1st. If you keep pressing A, you can get past it.
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On April 1st, Preloader 0.29 bricks your Wii only for April 1st. If you keep pressing A, you can get past it. So don't freak out and try to repair it.
So don't freak out and try to repair it.
 
  
== Note ==
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THIS TOOL CHANGES THE WAY THE WII WORKS IN A WAY IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO, SO THERE IS A RISK OF BRICKING YOUR CONSOLE. ALL MEASURES WERE TAKEN TO HELP ASSURE THAT NOTHING WILL BRICK.
Preloader 0.29 will be the last version - there won't be any new versions. Preloader does not support System Menu patches from SDHC cards.
 
  
== IMPORTANT NOTE ==
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THIS IS STILL NO GUARANTEE!! THE AUTHOR CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE IT MIGHT CAUSE!
When the installer finds IOS60 it will patch the ES_DIVerfiy function,
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YOU ARE INSTALLING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
so preloader can load the system menu with IOS60.
 
  
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== IMPORTANT NOTES ==
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* Preloader 0.29 will be the last version - there won't be any new versions. Preloader does not support [[System Menu]] patches from SDHC cards.
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* When the installer finds IOS60 it will patch in the ES_DIVerfiy function, so Preloader can load the System Menu with IOS60.
  
== WARNING ==
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== What is Preloader and what the hell does it do? ==
SINCE THIS TOOL CHANGES THE WAY THE WII WORKS IN A WAY IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO,
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Preloader is a small application which places itself before the System Menu. Its main feature is to directly boot the Homebrew Channel or a file you can install from a FAT device. Preloader is also able to apply memory patches the system menu to remove limitations
THERE IS A RISK OF BRICKING YOUR CONSOLE.
 
 
 
I'VE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN TO ASSURE THAT NOTHING WILL BRICK.
 
BUT THIS IS STILL NO GUARANTEE!!
 
THE AUTHOR CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE IT MIGHT CAUSE!
 
YOU ACCEPT THAT YOU INSTALL THIS ON YOUR OWN RISK!
 
 
 
== What is preloader and what the hell does it do ==
 
preloader is a small application which places itself before the system menu.
 
 
 
It's main feature is to directly boot the Homebrew Channel or a file you can install
 
from a FAT device.
 
 
 
preloader is also able to apply memory patches the system menu to remove limitations
 
 
or other things.
 
or other things.
  
Since preloader places itself before the system menu any problems that would cause
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Since Preloader places itself before the System Menu any problems that would cause
the system menu to fail are not causing your whole wii to stop working.
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the System Menu to fail are not causing your whole Wii to stop working.
  
If autoboot is enabled and you want to access preloader's menu simply hold RESET
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If autoboot is enabled and you want to access Preloader's menu simply hold RESET
while powering the wii on.
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while powering the Wii on.
  
 
== Hacks ==
 
== Hacks ==
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included with preloader into the root of your SD card.
 
included with preloader into the root of your SD card.
 
   
 
   
Then,boot into preloader's settings, and chose to enable or disable the patches
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Then, boot into Preloader's settings, and chose to enable or disable the patches
 
in the Hack Settings menu.  
 
in the Hack Settings menu.  
  
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== Uninstall ==
 
== Uninstall ==
The simplest and safest way to remove preloader is to reinstall the System Menu using AnyRegion Changer or a WAD installer. You can also use restoremii with the bootmii app to reinstall your backup of your system menu, if you had bootmii installed before
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The simplest and safest way to remove Preloader is to reinstall the System Menu using AnyRegion Changer or a WAD installer. You can also use restoremii with the Bootmii app to reinstall your backup of your system menu, if you had Bootmii installed before Preloader was installed.
preloader was installed.
 
  
 
== Greetings ==
 
== Greetings ==
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there are way to many people to greet and before I forget
 
there are way to many people to greet and before I forget
 
some I just don't list any :P
 
some I just don't list any :P
 
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*devkitPro
devkitPro
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*Team Twiizers
Team Twiizers
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*todXXX the sanctuary!
 
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*playground
#todXXX the sanctuary!
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*wiidev (both of them!)
#playground
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*dsidev
#wiidev (both of them!)
 
#dsidev
 
  
 
== Changelog ==
 
== Changelog ==
 
0.29:
 
0.29:
 
     -added a feature to load the system menu with any IOS version you want.  
 
     -added a feature to load the system menu with any IOS version you want.  
     -The installer includes an IOS patcher which when found patches IOS60 so preloader can fully work with system menu 4.0
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     -The installer includes an IOS patcher which when found patches IOS60 so Preloader can fully work with [[System Menu 4.0]]
 
     -Moved some text around for better visibility on 16:9 screens
 
     -Moved some text around for better visibility on 16:9 screens
     -fixed a bug which let the disc endlessly spin when wc24 was enabled and the wii got turned off
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     -fixed a bug which let the disc endlessly spin when wc24 was enabled and the Wii got turned off
     -fixed a bug which broke system menu loading when the system got formated
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     -fixed a bug which broke System Menu loading when the system got formatted
  
 
0.28:  
 
0.28:  
 
     -rewrote the hacks parser, it's more solid now and detects syntax errors much better
 
     -rewrote the hacks parser, it's more solid now and detects syntax errors much better
     -added a new font  
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     -added a new font
 
     -optimized the menu layout  
 
     -optimized the menu layout  
 
     -you can now add unlimited offsets/value in one hack entry  
 
     -you can now add unlimited offsets/value in one hack entry  
 
     -added beta version related code  
 
     -added beta version related code  
 
     -added a setting which allows to always turn you Wii off even when standby is enabled  
 
     -added a setting which allows to always turn you Wii off even when standby is enabled  
     -fixed that when shutting down from the System Menu, the Wii always got powered down instead of using the set shutdownmode.  
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     -fixed that when shutting down from the System Menu, the Wii always got powered down instead of using the set shutdown mode.
 
     -fixed a bug which prevented updating to a non beta version during beta testing  
 
     -fixed a bug which prevented updating to a non beta version during beta testing  
 
     -fixed a bug in the System Menu hacks scrolling code  
 
     -fixed a bug in the System Menu hacks scrolling code  
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0.27
 
0.27
 
     -added a setting to stop the disc when autoboot is disabled  
 
     -added a setting to stop the disc when autoboot is disabled  
     -added a setting to return to preloader when Wii titles are using the switch off state  
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     -added a setting to return to Preloader when Wii titles are using the switch off state  
 
     -added a setting to show beta updates  
 
     -added a setting to show beta updates  
 
     -added a setting to disable lighting the drive slot on an error  
 
     -added a setting to disable lighting the drive slot on an error  
 
     -added one message to make the online update not look frozen  
 
     -added one message to make the online update not look frozen  
 
     -errors when parsing the hacks.ini now show the line  
 
     -errors when parsing the hacks.ini now show the line  
     -preloader now regards the shutdownmode (OFF/Standby)  
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     -Preloader now regards the shutdown mode (OFF/Standby)  
 
     -fixed that under certain circumstances hacks from another version were applied  
 
     -fixed that under certain circumstances hacks from another version were applied  
 
     -fixed a settings related bug  
 
     -fixed a settings related bug  
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0.26:
 
0.26:
 
     -added elf-loading (able to load white-linux!)  
 
     -added elf-loading (able to load white-linux!)  
     -added an option to load preloader or the System Menu when the return-to state is used.  
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     -added an option to load Preloader or the System Menu when the return-to state is used.  
 
     -made the hacks list scrollable, allowing an unlimited amount of hacks  
 
     -made the hacks list scrollable, allowing an unlimited amount of hacks  
 
     -rewrote the installer  
 
     -rewrote the installer  
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     -fixed System Menu loading for all System Menu versions  
 
     -fixed System Menu loading for all System Menu versions  
 
     -fixed the stuck-systemmenuhack-option bug  
 
     -fixed the stuck-systemmenuhack-option bug  
     -fixed the bug that when a nunchuk was connected the System Menu wouldn't load  
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     -fixed the bug that when a Nunchuk was connected the System Menu wouldn't load  
 
     -fixed a bug which caused the Wii to freeze when power was pressed  
 
     -fixed a bug which caused the Wii to freeze when power was pressed  
 
     -fixed a bug where only the first Wiimote was powered down when the Wii got turned off
 
     -fixed a bug where only the first Wiimote was powered down when the Wii got turned off
  
 
[[Category:Software|Preloader|Homebrew]]
 
[[Category:Software|Preloader|Homebrew]]

Revision as of 15:43, 18 August 2009

Preloader
General
Author(s)Crediar
TypeSystem tool
Version0.29 (Final)
Links
Download
Peripherals
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Warning!
This homebrew makes permanent changes to your Wii's flash memory (NAND) and should be used with caution.

First of all I want to thank 'zouzzz zzzuoz', AlexLH, GizmoTheGreen and SquidMan.

Thanks to svpe for the ES_DIVerfiy patch.

WARNINGS

On April 1st, Preloader 0.29 bricks your Wii only for April 1st. If you keep pressing A, you can get past it. So don't freak out and try to repair it.

THIS TOOL CHANGES THE WAY THE WII WORKS IN A WAY IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO, SO THERE IS A RISK OF BRICKING YOUR CONSOLE. ALL MEASURES WERE TAKEN TO HELP ASSURE THAT NOTHING WILL BRICK.

THIS IS STILL NO GUARANTEE!! THE AUTHOR CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE IT MIGHT CAUSE! YOU ARE INSTALLING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Preloader 0.29 will be the last version - there won't be any new versions. Preloader does not support System Menu patches from SDHC cards.
  • When the installer finds IOS60 it will patch in the ES_DIVerfiy function, so Preloader can load the System Menu with IOS60.

What is Preloader and what the hell does it do?

Preloader is a small application which places itself before the System Menu. Its main feature is to directly boot the Homebrew Channel or a file you can install from a FAT device. Preloader is also able to apply memory patches the system menu to remove limitations or other things.

Since Preloader places itself before the System Menu any problems that would cause the System Menu to fail are not causing your whole Wii to stop working.

If autoboot is enabled and you want to access Preloader's menu simply hold RESET while powering the Wii on.

Hacks

To install additional System Menu patches, simply copy the "hacks.ini" file included with preloader into the root of your SD card.

Then, boot into Preloader's settings, and chose to enable or disable the patches in the Hack Settings menu.

Once applied, your patches are placed in NAND, so feel free to erase the file on your SD card.

The format for adding additional hacks, or patches, to your hacks.ini file is simple and should explain itself.

Uninstall

The simplest and safest way to remove Preloader is to reinstall the System Menu using AnyRegion Changer or a WAD installer. You can also use restoremii with the Bootmii app to reinstall your backup of your system menu, if you had Bootmii installed before Preloader was installed.

Greetings

(in random order) there are way to many people to greet and before I forget some I just don't list any :P

  • devkitPro
  • Team Twiizers
  • todXXX the sanctuary!
  • playground
  • wiidev (both of them!)
  • dsidev

Changelog

0.29:

   -added a feature to load the system menu with any IOS version you want. 
   -The installer includes an IOS patcher which when found patches IOS60 so Preloader can fully work with System Menu 4.0
   -Moved some text around for better visibility on 16:9 screens
   -fixed a bug which let the disc endlessly spin when wc24 was enabled and the Wii got turned off
   -fixed a bug which broke System Menu loading when the system got formatted

0.28:

   -rewrote the hacks parser, it's more solid now and detects syntax errors much better
   -added a new font
   -optimized the menu layout 
   -you can now add unlimited offsets/value in one hack entry 
   -added beta version related code 
   -added a setting which allows to always turn you Wii off even when standby is enabled 
   -fixed that when shutting down from the System Menu, the Wii always got powered down instead of using the set shutdown mode.
   -fixed a bug which prevented updating to a non beta version during beta testing 
   -fixed a bug in the System Menu hacks scrolling code 

0.27

   -added a setting to stop the disc when autoboot is disabled 
   -added a setting to return to Preloader when Wii titles are using the switch off state 
   -added a setting to show beta updates 
   -added a setting to disable lighting the drive slot on an error 
   -added one message to make the online update not look frozen 
   -errors when parsing the hacks.ini now show the line 
   -Preloader now regards the shutdown mode (OFF/Standby) 
   -fixed that under certain circumstances hacks from another version were applied 
   -fixed a settings related bug 

0.26:

   -added elf-loading (able to load white-linux!) 
   -added an option to load Preloader or the System Menu when the return-to state is used. 
   -made the hacks list scrollable, allowing an unlimited amount of hacks 
   -rewrote the installer 
   -added some interface improvements 
   -fixed the online update 
   -fixed returning to the System Menu, which loaded preloader instead 
   -fixed shutting down from System Menu, which loaded preloader instead 
   -fixed a bug in the "Install/Load File" menu that allowed users to move out of the list 
   -fixed System Menu loading for all System Menu versions 
   -fixed the stuck-systemmenuhack-option bug 
   -fixed the bug that when a Nunchuk was connected the System Menu wouldn't load 
   -fixed a bug which caused the Wii to freeze when power was pressed 
   -fixed a bug where only the first Wiimote was powered down when the Wii got turned off