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by BenoitRen
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

Like I said, I only had trouble when I installed a cIOS before. Good luck getting support when your issue involves one, as Wii homebrew communities ban any discussion related to them.
by BenoitRen
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

iamdablasta wrote:And it's not piracy, it's backuping.
That's just what they call it so they don't look bad. Very few people use it for actual back-ups instead of pirated copies they downloaded from the web.
by BenoitRen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

I've only had bad experiences with piracy-related IOSs. There shouldn't be any need for them, either! The required priviledges can be gotten by memory patching. WiiLoader does it.
by BenoitRen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

USB Loader GX and cfg-loader both require some kind of cIOS. AAAAARGH!
by BenoitRen
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Handhelds
Topic: Using the Nintendo Wifi USB dongle as a soft AP
Replies: 1
Views: 2886

Re: Using the Nintendo Wifi USB dongle as a soft AP

I figured it out thanks to a warning message that Windows pops up when you try to enable Internet Connection Sharing on an interface that has static IP settings. The IP address of the wireless connection has to become and remain 192.168.0.1. I always changed it so it was 192.168.3.1, as my Ethernet ...
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

I didn't mention the game to keep discussion focused on the topic. Most people don't like the game much.
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

Someone on another board suggested the same thing. It wouldn't help, though. This isn't something that's shared with all Wii save files; it's game-specific. At any rate, I'm not going to bother putting more effort into this. The reason I bothered in the first place is that I thought the clear save d...
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Handhelds
Topic: Using the Nintendo Wifi USB dongle as a soft AP
Replies: 1
Views: 2886

Using the Nintendo Wifi USB dongle as a soft AP

It's possible to use the Nintendo Wifi USB dongle as a soft AP. That means that you can use it for any device; no just the Wii and the DS. In my case, I'd like to use it with my PSP. No matter how much I try, though, I can't get it to work using the guide you can find. I get as far as having my PSP ...
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

Still no idea how to figure out the checksum. I've ran some checksum algorithms on the file using HxD, but none of them match. One option would be to use Dolphin in tandem with a debugger, but my computer isn't powerful enough for that.
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

The second set of 8 bytes (00 60 62 8d d6 69 07 68 in the first file) is the time the file was saved, in CPU ticks; divide it by 60750000 and it should give the number of seconds since 1 Jan 2000. Whoops, those are eight bytes, not four bytes; my mistake. At any rate, thanks for clearing that up. T...
by BenoitRen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

What puzzles me most right now are the first eight bytes. Here is a binary comparison between two save files taken between 7 seconds of each other: http://i.imgur.com/BuC2uzB.png I think the first four bytes are some kind of checksum, and the next four bytes some kind of date (based on seeing the va...
by BenoitRen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

Anyone have any tips for reverse engineering save files? All kinds of values change even after having bought an item. Some of it is obviously position data. What I'm trying to find is the value that identifies a save file as being loaded with bonuses awarded after the game finds a clear save of the ...
by BenoitRen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

It seems like these days "Windows port" really means "we packed it in a .NET project". AARGH Actually, to be fair, it's the updated version of the port made by WiiCrazy that .NET-ified it. Having many cIOS for various purposes isn't a bad thing you know They're frequently linked to piracy, and ther...
by BenoitRen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

It seems like these days "Windows port" really means "we packed it in a .NET project". AARGH
by BenoitRen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

There is a tool to dump non-encrypted saves from your Wii and put them back in, but they require a cIOS...

At any rate, I just found FE100 and will give it a try.
by BenoitRen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Hack Wii save files

Apparently this tool called "tachtig" (80 in Dutch, what the heck?) does also decrypt them. But you have to compile it yourself, along with "twintig" (20 in Dutch). What a pain.
by BenoitRen
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Hack Wii save files
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Hack Wii save files

Is there some documentation about the Wii's save files or an application that can process them? I'd like to edit the save file of one of the Wii games I have, but from the limited documentation I found , it's encrypted. But seeing as Dolphin knows how to create them, surely someone knows about the f...
by BenoitRen
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Goals for Swiss 0.4
Replies: 242
Views: 59452

Re: Goals for Swiss 0.4

Any progress on the option of launching DOL files that are inside the disc?
by BenoitRen
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 298555

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

I have a PAL TV that can do both 50 and 60Hz and I was experimenting with RE1 PAL. When I forced it to NTSC, the image on the TV went out of sync and started rolling vertically. When the game asked if I wanted to force 60Hz I said "yes" and the image stabilised immediately. So, just for the sake of...
by BenoitRen
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi all, hooked up the gamecube again :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: Hi all, hooked up the gamecube again :)

Composite isn't so bad if it's a PAL signal.
by BenoitRen
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Invalid or Corrupt File, possible DiskHeader size bug
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Re: Invalid or Corrupt File, possible DiskHeader size bug

Possible left-over check from the time when Swiss patched ISOs? Because now it patches memory instead. Right?
by BenoitRen
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Wii-U
Topic: Is HBC safe to use on Wii U
Replies: 11
Views: 5839

Re: Is HBC safe to use on Wii U

Nintendo isn't going to brick your Wii U. At most they'll try to delete the Homebrew Channel and block its installation.
by BenoitRen
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

emu_kidid wrote:I'm not sure, but I'd look into why it's failing to patch when using patchers that work on other Wiiware software and ask those authors to look into it.
I can't. WiiLauncher is based on Gecko OS, and Gecko OS's website is WiiRd, where I've been declined membership.
by BenoitRen
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Wii
Topic: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10
Replies: 27
Views: 8140

Re: Hack 480p support into Mega Man 9/10

I did not use Swiss. What made you think that GameCube software can force 480p on WiiWare software?

I used WiiLauncher, which can load channels without needing patched IOSs.
by BenoitRen
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: My platinum GC is getting dusty
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: My platinum GC is getting dusty

Um, shouldn't we be trying to get him to buy retail games instead of encouraging piracy?