Front SD ELF Loader

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Front SD ELF Loader
General
Author(s)Sven Peter and svpe
TypeLoader
Links
Download
Peripherals
GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot


This is just a small Front SD ELF loader with a menu, written by Sven Peter, svpe #wiidev@efnet/blitzed, svpe@gmx.net.

There are probably still some bugs so don't blame me if something goes wrong.

See COPYING for the license (GNU GPL 2; and _only_ version 2)


Usage

Create an "elf" directory (all letters in lower-case, don't include quotes) on your SD card and put all your ELF files in there. Load the tp-hack-loader.elf with the twilight hack or the trucha-disc-loader.dol with a trucha signed disc.

If you want to compile it yourself you just need to type 'make' in the root directory. Precompiled elf and dol binaries are included.

The miniloader/ is just a quick hack to make this work with trucha discs because the apploader i used didn't seem to support a non-standard entry point. The real loader with the front SD code is in the loader/ directory.

When using the homebrew channel you might need to use the trucha-disc-loader.dol or build the miniloader/miniloader.elf file yourself.

Credits

  • Internal SD stuff by bushing, marcan and maybe some more people. I just reversed the twilight hack elf loader.
  • FatFs by elm-chan.org.
  • ELF loading code taken from Geckoloader by dhewg, #wiidev at efnet. Written by dhewg, tmbinc and William L. Pitts
  • People from #wiidev who helped me with a few problems ;)

ChangeLog

  • v0.4
    • Some bugfixes
  • v0.2a
    • Wiimote shutdown code from this wiki added
  • v0.2
    • Video mode detection (should work on PAL TVs now)
    • Faster ELF loading due to removed debug printfs

Download


Unofficial versions

GizmoTheGreen Version

GizmoTheGreen Version
General
Author(s)GizmoTheGreen
TypeLoader
Peripherals
GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot


These versions are not supported by svpe, but GizmoTheGreen, also #wiidev, or gizmothegreen [at] hotmail.com

NOTE: This download appears to be missing.

Changelog

  • v0.35
    • Added the miniloader again
    • Now only one A press
    • Even more beginner friendly (error retry)
    • Trial, give feedback please.
  • v0.3
    • Skips double "Press A.." before file listing
    • If SD card or something else fails:
Start + Z reloads TP loader to try again.

the.flamming.moe Version

the.flamming.moe Version
General
Author(s)the.flamming.moe
TypeLoader
Links
Download
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg Loads files from the Front SD slot


/!\ Wiimote support with wiiuse being pretty unstable, this version is also very unstable. I just created it for those who have no GameCube pad and can't launch different elf without renaming it in 'boot.elf'.

A way to make this work :

  • when asked to press 1&2, do it slowly, wait 5 second, re-do it, wait 5 seconds... until the leds switch on
  • wait for the sync
  • when asked to press A, wait about 10 seconds and then press A
  • use up and down to choose the elf file
  • wait about 10 seconds, then press A

Mirror of download.

/!\ I have only tested it on few elf files, and with the TP hack.

Have fun !!!

(Also, alternatively when prompted to press 1&2, you may press the red button on the Wii [next to the front SD slot] and on the Wiimote [underneath the battery cover]. Koziasty.)

MAG Loader

MAG Loader
General
Author(s)MAG/PiratePila and AntonioND
TypeLoader
Links
Download
Peripherals
GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot

Yet another Front SD Elf loader, this one uses the reset button. Current Version 0.2