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Revision as of 15:00, 18 July 2009


USB Loader Modifications

Since the March 30, 2009 release of Waninkoko's USB Loader v1.0 and source, there have been numerous attempts for improving it and adding features. Listed below is a compilation of versions and their features.

Official USB Loader Releases

blog of Waninkoko

Version Coder Release Date REQ SD, USB Loader Game
List
Sorg
Fix
LoPsT Mod
(HDD
Timeout)
Game Language
Select
Manual
Video
Force
Child-
Proof
Ocarina Box
Art
Background
Image
Background
Music
WiiMote
Pointer Support
Channel Download
Official v1.0 Waninkoko March 30, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 9 USB 6 No No No No No No No Fixed No No Embed Download
Official v1.1 Waninkoko March 31, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 9 USB 6 No No No No No No No Fixed No No Embed Download
Official v1.2 Waninkoko April 12, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 10 BOTH 6 No No No No No No Yes background.png No No Embed Download
Official v1.3 Waninkoko April 12, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 10 BOTH 12 No No No No No No Yes background.png No No Embed Download
Official v1.4 Waninkoko April 12, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 10 BOTH 12 No No No No No No Yes background.png No No Embed Download
Official v1.5 Waninkoko April 17, 2009 cIOS36 Rev 10 BOTH 12 No No No No No No Yes background.png No No Download Download

3rd Party USB Loader Releases

Configurable USB Loader +GUI: "GridFlow" & "CoverFlow" Wii Cover Flow WiiFlow NeoGamma uLoader by Hermes USB Iso Loader GUI (USB LoaderGX) USB Loader by Brisma Coverflow7 Ultimate USB Loader Graphic USB Loader Multiple Box Art (cover flow) USBLoader with Game Images nIxx's USB Loader ChildProof Loader Hungyip84's Raptor1010's USB Loader with LibWiiGui KongsNutz Edition Sorg Usb Loader UniiLoader
Homepage Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here None Here
Changelog None None None None None Here None None None None None None None None None None None None None
Current Version 35 RC8 Beta2 R6 2.4 1.0r624 1.5s mod 0.3 rev9alpha6 7.4 1.0-RC4 1.4r8 - - 2 - - - - 0.65
Release Date July 11, 2009 June 30, 2009 June 22, 2009 July 1, 2009 June 30, 2009 July 18, 2009 April 23, 2009 May 08, 2009 April 19, 2009 April 22, 2009 April 13, 2009 April 7, 2009 - - - - - - May 22, 2009
Coders oggzee, usptactical justin.hawkins et al. Hibern WiiPower Hermes Neorame, WiiShizza,Hungyip, nIxxx, dimok, giantpune and cyrex Brisma, klipp, GeniusCode, zimo Don Killah WiiShizzza maddoc AppleBelly usptatical nIxx M-Tek Hungyip84 Raptor1010 dimok/KongsNutz Sorg Sorg
Based On Waninkoko 1.5
Kwiirk yal
Hermes
Ultimate
NeoGamma
Waninkoko 1.5 Waninkoko 1.5 WiiGator Gamma 0.3
Kwiirk yal
Waninkoko's cios 249
kwiirk's modded cios 222
Hermes' modded cIOS with mloader
Waninkoko v1.1 and v1.5
Kwiirk
FishEars
LibWiiGui
Waninkoko 1.5 Waninkoko 1.5
Applebelly
Usptactical
Oggzee
56Killer
Waninkoko
1.1 and 1.5
Nixx
FishEars
Narolez
Hungyip84
Brisma
Waninkoko Wanikoko 1.4 Raptor1010 Sorg v1.02 V1.1 Raptor1010 Sorg v1.02 Wanikoko
Kwiirk
FishEars
LibWiiGui
v1.1
Hardware Supported
USB/SD Both USB Both Both USB USB Both USB USB USB USB USB USB USB USB USB USB USB Both
Wii System Menu Supported
3.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.3 Yes unknown unknown Yes Yes Yes unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
3.4 Yes unknown unknown Yes Yes unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
4.0 Yes unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes unknown unknown Yes unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Interface Options
Game Listed Configurable Unlimited Unlimited 1 15 Channels 9 with Scrollbar 21 7 covers 12 6 covers 7 21 21 17 21 21 8 with Scrollbar 21 12
Cover / Box Art Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Background Image background.png No No No No background.png background.png main.png bg.png No background.png background.png bg.png background.png Optional background.png fixed fixed No
Background Music Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Wiimote Pointer Support Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes
Transparency Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
WideScreen Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes
Change the Titlename with txt file Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
Custom Layout Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Cover Auto Resize both 4:3/16:9 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Game/Video Mode Patches
Game Language Select Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Manual Video Force Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Ocarina (Cheat Engine) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes
Ocarina TXT(Cheat Engine) No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Child-Proof Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No
Parental Control,
Specific Titles
Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Individual Game Settings Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Update / Online Functions
Automatic Box Art / Cover Download Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No
Auto Update Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Fixes
SorgFix Yes Unknown Unknown No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
LoPsT Mod (HDD Timeout) Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Other USB devices Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Other features
Add Game
With/Without
Update Partitions
Yes Unknown Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Multiple WBFS partitions No Unknown Unknown No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
cIOS mloader support Yes Unknown Unknown No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
cMIOS support No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
DVD Support No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Support for waninkokos cios rev13 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Support for FAT32 partition Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
IOS Reload Block Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Alternative .dol Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Alternative .dol from disc Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
External EHCI Modules Support Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Channels/Forwarders/DOL
Wii Channel Download Forwarder or Channel Forwarder None None Forwarder Forwarder or Channel in HBC App folder Download Download Forwarder Download Forwarder Forwarder Forwarder Forwarder Forwarder Download Embed Forwarder
HBC App Download Download Download Download Download Download Here Download Download Read here Read Here Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download

Features Explanation

Interface Options

  • USB/SD Loader : Load Wii games from USB device and/or SD card
  • Game List: Number of games displayed at once
  • Cover / Box Art: Display Wii game's Cover
  • Background Image: Name of the background picture if it can be changed
  • Background Music
  • WiiMote Pointer Support
  • Transparency: support alpha channel or transparency for themes, backgrounds and cover images
  • Widescreen: Proper support for widescreen TVs
  • Change the titlename with txt file: Read the game's name from a file instead of wbfs partition
  • Custom Layout: Able to change location of box art, games list, etc.
  • Cover auto Resize 4:3/16:9 : Automatically detect widescreen and resize the cover. No need to download different cover size.

Game/Video Mode Patches

  • Game Language Select
  • Video Mode: user can choose what video mode to use: PAL/NTSC
  • Child Proof: Disable install / remove options
  • Parental Control, Only Show Games Flagged as Appropriate
  • Ocarina: Cheats for wii games which have to be activated by creating a GCT file with another utility
  • Ocarina TXT: Cheats for Wii games (no GCT creation needed, and individual cheat activation/deactivation can be made from within USB loader)

Update / Online Functions

  • Automatic Boxart Download
  • Auto Update: Automatic download of the latest version

Fixes

  • Sorg Fix: Display more names, navigation with left/right, no TV mode change
  • LoPsT Mod (HDD Timeout): Give hard drive more time to start
  • Other USB devices: Able to use other devices than USB disk (microphones, rock band instruments, etc)

Other features

  • Add Game With / Without Update Partition, Not needed with most games, but may be used in the future official release to repair certain games.
  • Multiple WBFS partitions: Can use a drive with several partitions formatted in WBFS
  • cIOS mloader support: Can use new cIOS architecture with external modules (EHCI, etc). included with the application instead of cIOS reinstall
  • cMIOS support: Can use cMIOS to load GameCube Games from DVD
  • DVD Support: Start games from DVD
  • Support for waninkokos cios rev13: Supports rev13a with more compatibility then rev13b
  • Support for FAT32 partition: Supports FAT32 partition to load covers and config files instead of SD card.
  • IOS Reload Block: IOS reload blocking allows to load games like House of The Dead 2
  • Alternative .dol: Using an external .dol allows to load games like Red Steel
  • Alternative .dol from disc: Extract the alternative .dol from disc image automatically, without the need for WiiScrubber.
  • External EHCI Modules: Supports loading of different EHCI modules from SD card, increasing compatibility with different disks or USB peripherals

Channels/Forwarders/DOL

  • Channel: Wii Channel type (Forwarder or Channel) to install on Wii menu.
  • HBC app: USBLoader for homebrew channel

Bugs Not Yet Fixed in all loaders

Name Description Examples of Games Affected Fixed
Patched to 249 Games Old Games that require patching to IOS249 do not Work Red Steel, Mortal Kombat Armageddon, SSXBlur SSX Works in uloader AFAI can tell.
Reload IOS Games that Perform a reload of IOS do not work Metroid Prime 3 Metroid works with uLoader 1.7
USB Devices Use of Other USB Devices at same time (Waniniko plans to fix in CIOS Rev 11) Wii Speak Fixed in uLoader 1.6 and later using cIOS with mloader support
USB Lan Adapter Use of Other LAN Adapter at same time Fixed in uLoader 1.7 using cIOS with mloader support

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