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Elf/Dol Forwarder for Custom Channels

Forwarder generic.jpg

Description

A while ago I posted an idea for a GeeXboX channel in the "Custom Channels" thread. The idea was to have a little app that automatically loads the GeeXboX elf from the SD. This little app could be injected into a channel.

There is a generic Elf/Dol Forwarder which can be configured to load a desired elf/dol file from a .conf-file and Forwarders for specific apps such as GeeXboX and MPlayerWii, so they can be injected into a wad and installed.

Benefits

- GeeXboX Channel possible through forwarding GeeXbox's boot.elf

- No injection of a dol needed when an app/emu is updated through Homebrew Browser

- Less Wii memory storage is used when using Forwarders. Example: MPlayerWii's boot.dol is approx. 5MB, where the MPlayerWii Forwarder is under 1MB!


Elf/Dol Forwarder Generic

This is a little app that automatically loads a dol/elf file from front sd. The Elf/Dol Forwarder is to be injected into a wad and installed. When launching the channel the Elf/Dol Forwarder automatically loads the said elf/dol file. Advantages of this method are that less space of the Wii's internal memory is needed compared to injecting the apps directly and if a new version of an app is released you don't have to inject it. Just replace the old boot.dol/elf.

Changes

- v0.1: initial release, seperate versions for loading elfs and dols, which are loaded from a directory on sd

- v0.2: elf and dol forwarder merged into one application (auto-detection of elf or dol), location of loaded elf or dol read from a config file on root of sd

- v0.2.1: fixed the bug when the path in the config file has white spaces

Usage

1. Inject "elf_dol_forwarder_v02.dol" from the archieve into a wad and install it using WadManager

2. Copy the file "elf_dol_forwarder.conf" into the root of the sd

3. Edit "elf_dol_forwarder.conf" and change the path to the elf/dol you want to be loaded (only one boot.dol allowed)

3. Put your SD card back into the Wii and launch the installed channel from 1. It will load the elf/dol specified in the config file

Credits

svpe - The creator of Front SD Loader and TCPLoad: He helped me out and gave permission for using some of his functions.

Downloads

- Download Elf/Dol Forwarder v0.2.1

- Download Elf/Dol Forwarder v0.2.1 wad with white banner. Preview: Forwarder white small.jpg


- Download Elf/Dol Forwarder v0.2.1 wad with black banner. Preview: Forwarder black small.jpg

(Banners by Master Mo, wads compiled by Banjosancho)

App Specific Versions

As mentioned in the description, you can find here several Forwarders for specific apps such as GeeXboX and other apps /emulators.


GeeXboX Version

Ever thought a GeeXboX Channel would be useful but it wasn't possible before? Than you will find the GeeXbox Forwarder useful. It loads /apps/geexbox/boot.elf.

Downloads

- Elf Forwarder for GeeXboX for injecting into wads

- Download as wad with sound (Banner provided by Blue-K, sound by djdynamite123, wad compiled by me) or without sound (thanks Banjosancho)

Preview: Geexbox banner small.jpg


MPlayerWii Version

Loads /apps/MPlayerWii/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for MPlayerWii for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks djdynamite123)

Preview: MPlayerWii preview.jpg


MPlayerWii Twiizer Version

Loads /apps/MPlayer/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for MPlayer Twiizer for injecting into wads


snes9xGX Version

Loads /apps/snes9xgx/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for snes9xGX for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks kevenz)


fceuGX Version

Loads /apps/fceugx/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for fceuGX for injecting into wads


Genplus Version

Loads /apps/genplus/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for Genplus for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks Banjosancho)


SMSPlus Version

Loads /apps/smsplus/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for SMSPlus for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks Banjosancho)


vbaGX Version

Loads /apps/vbagx/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for vbaGX for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks kevenz)


ScummVM Version

Loads /apps/scummvm/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for ScummVM for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks Banjosancho)


SoftChip Version

Loads /SoftChip/loader.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for SoftChip for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks WiiShizzza)


Pong2 Version

Loads /apps/pong2/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for Pong2 for injecting into wads


Quake Version

Loads /apps/quake/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for Quake for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks kevenz)


PCEngine Version

Loads /apps/pcengine/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for PCEngine for injecting into wads

- Download as wad (thanks kevenz)


DMP Version

Loads /apps/dmp/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for DMP for injecting into wads


FTPii Version

Loads /apps/FTPii/boot.dol from SD.

Downloads

- Dol Forwarder for FTPii for injecting into wads


Taking Requests

If you need a Forwarder for a specific app, feel free to request it in the Elf/Dol Forwarder GBAtemp thread.


Current Development

- I'm working on a "Media Forwarder", which combines the different Wii Media Player apps in one channel (more Info soon)

- Dol Forwarder for gxgeo

- Elf Forwarder for Linux Kernel

- Dol Forwarder for GeckoOS

- Dol Forwarder for Homebrew Browser (is there a greater homebrew app?)

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