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This vs, Starfall

I'm assuming the "hacks.ini" part is similar to the Starfall type hacks. How dangerous is this program compared to Starfall? I've used starfall (3.2U) and it works great, but I'm afraid of the "brick risk" with this program. Also, it sounds like it has similar BootMii capabilities. (sorry i ask a lot of questions, thanks in advance to whoever answers) =) Jdcx95 01:08, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible to easily uninstall this? Because I've read in a few places that it impossible easily to uninstall, and the only way to uninstall it is by using a new SysMenu WAD. --Murkantor 07:28, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Maybe AnyTitle Deleter? Jdcx95 20:42, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Well I don't think you can uninstall it, but basically if you just set the preloader to disable and delete the hacks.ini on your sd. It would be just the same as uninstalled.

It's ok, I managed to uninstall it. I ripped the 3.2E SysMenu and used a WAD installer to reinstall. And to my research, AnyTitle Deleter would brick the Wii. Since Preloader just renames the SysMenu and puts it's own .DOL in it's place, the Wii wouldn't find a .DOL on Boot, so it won't boot. But this app is a good idea (Just like BootMii...), the only thing it lacks is an easy uninstallation.

What about using AnyRegion Changer and downgrade to 3.2.. --WiiCracker 18:17, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I think theres now an uninstaller on the main page of this article. Jdcx95 21:22, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I couldn't get AnyRegion Changer to work, and I couldn't find the "Remover" either... --Murkantor 16:49, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

If you have an attachment to the Wiimote when rebooting or loading system menu the screen hangs where code is displayed. Unplug the attachment and resetting fixes the problem.

Does the install of a system menu update work as an uninstall also? Pinball wizard 02:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

as removes files left in share2? those not removed by reinstalling the menu

Thank you very much for the application

Should starfall be removed before installing this ?

I'm thinking of installing this, but I have one small question. Do I need to uninstall / turn off hacks in Starfall in order to install it safely ? Or can I just leave Starfall 'on' and run Preloader.

Ps. Great work !as removes files left in share2? those not removed by reinstalling the menu

Thank you very much for the application

Update: just installed it yesterday on top of starfall, without turning of any Starfall hacks. And it worked like a charm !


i'm loving starfall which i believe is the best homebrew thing out there but this also looks very very good, is there any risk in installing this with the menu patched by starfall? please someone who knows if there are issues or if someone has just installed it with starfall on, please tell me! thanks everyone!

Yes you can install it with starfall on ! I just tried it yesterday ! DayWalker

Where do installed apps go?

I know its a small point, but I'm the sort of person who doesn't like having unused apps wasting space. If you could let us know where on the filesystem it's installed we could just go and delete it. Maybe a delete app option on a future version would be nice too.

Bug in preloader 0.28

Whenever the Wii turns into standby and there's a disc in the slot, the drive spins the disc. --IcyVeins 09:05, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Will be fixed in the next version and there might be a beta version with that fixed before 0.29. Crediar 01:13, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

I also have the same bug as IcyVeins, but also if I power down from either the Preloader or the HBC it will go to standby (orange) but will not turn on unless you hold down the power button to turn off to the red light. I have a PAL system running 3.2E JP 11:52, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

What's the safest way to install preloader?

Does it matter if I install this through the TP Hack, or through HBC? Or is there another safer way? Also, if this just renames and replaces main.dol, couldn't someone write a tool to rename this and bring back the old main.dol?--Wilsoff 23:32, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

All methods bare the same risk, yes someone could write such a tool but it's much safer to reinstall the System Menu. Crediar 01:13, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Eject DVD bug 0.28 [?]

I've got preloader 0.28 installed and when my wii is turned off and I press the eject button, instead of spitting out the game, it just powers on the wii and loads the file I told him to load (CahMans's Wii Home) but doesn't eject anything. I don't know if it's a preloader or a wiihome bug, if it is actually a bug...--balta 12:23, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

How do I install This thing?

All I see is a DOL a NFO and a INI. What do I do?

run the dol from HBC or TP Hack.--Wilsoff 05:12, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Basic settings

I hadn't realised how great this app was. At first I was annoyed by the preloader coming up everytime I booted my Wii, then I was frustrated that whenever I came out of a program that it went back to preloader. Then... I was annoyed with MYSELF for not realising how great Preloader is! Here are some basic settings that will keep all of the benefits of preloader and none of the downsides (my opinion). Bascially I suggest the following as as starting point for people who have just instaled this: > Autoboot - set to on, booting systemmenu > Return to - systemmenu > Health screen - change to back menu. Now Preloader is almost invisible, and if you need it you just turn off the wii, hold down reset and turn it back on again, voila, preloader menu! Now you won't even see the black health screen or have to press A to get to the channels screen. Great work from crediar - thank you!--Wilsoff 05:12, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Hacks.ini question

Hi. I have created a NTSC-U 0.28 hacks.ini file with hacks.ini creator. There are several hacks created, but there is one that says "Remove diagnostic disc check". In Starfall, I remember that there was one that said "Remove diagnostic disc check", and one that said "Hold Y on GC Controller for rescue menu". In Preloader, do you still need to take apart your GC controller if you use this hack in order to access the rescue menu, or does this hack take care of both of those? If so, can someone provide me with a hacks.ini that has both of those options, so I can press Y to access the menu, and boot a disc that is not a recovery disk? Thanks. --Bdr9 16:39, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Will This work If I Try To Install It in 4.0

i recently just used waninkokos new updater to make my wii 4.0 and still be able to use old features i would really like to know if this still works on 4.0 but im to afraid to try help? please

Do NOT install this on 4.0 (after using Waninkoko's updater) It WILL BRICK YOUR WII!!! IT happened to me!!! Do NOT USE IT! I just get a "System data Corrupt" Message now on boot. I'm attempting to get it fixed.

Additional Hacks

What additional hacks can be added to the ini file? I was looking for something that could let my copy protected save files without having to load GeckoOS every time. Also, does it autoboot to the system menu unless the reset button is held, or does it load a selection menu on startup automatically? I would like the prior.