Talk:Starfall

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'Your systemmenu will only be patched, it won't be deleted. This makes the patch progress very brick safe.'

If the patch fails, won't you end up with a nonworking systemmenu? How is that very brick safe? Steve32 02:24, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
if anything fails the patch won't be applied, I check everything which could go wrong. So the patch-process itself is very safe. Crediar 15:31, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

Is it possible to "unpatch" the system menu, leaving no trace? --Scarperguy 12:17, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

have you ever run that tool ? Crediar 15:31, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
No I haven't, in case it makes any permanent changes to my Wii--Scarperguy 13:36, 9 August 2008 (CEST)
It writes alle changes directly to the NAND Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

Sorry i didn't get it; after starfall is ran via homebrew channel, is it possible to unpatch the wii? i ask it because i don't want to do any permanent change to my wii. thanks --Balta 16:50, 9 August 2008 (CEST)

Just update to 3.3. Sli 02:26, 10 August 2008 (CEST)
StarFall can remove all hacks and restore the menu like it was before Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

Suggestions

I am not the most educated on this but couldn't you eventually make the recovery menu free to be accessed on a bricked system so recovery is possible? Also, My system is in the US so I guess it isn't usable on this version? Great job though. Pinball wizard 03:04, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

and how would you install it onto a bricked system ? Crediar 15:31, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
I mean to have it installed before your system gets bricked. Like a safe-gaurd from issues later to come. Pinball wizard 16:36, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

How about making each hack/feature an option? Some of us might want to keep our BGM. What is the rescue menu? It would be useful to include more info about what its purpose is (or a link to a Wiibrew page if it indeed is part of the System Menu). And finally, well, a US version would be nice :) AerialX 07:29, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

it already has options, before you suggest stuff you should do some research first Crediar 15:31, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
Fair enough, I was just going by what the video seemed to do and what's written on the article; I never downloaded it since I don't have the right System Menu version. I'm still curious about what the rescue menu does though; care to elaborate or link to information about it? AerialX 19:59, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
You can use the cIOS downgrader to install 3.2E. This doesn't really help the U region very much (I don't feel like chancing an install of a Euro menu on a U region Wii), but there you go. Any chance that a U region version will be released? Sli 22:36, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

Channels on the SD card to show on the Wii Menu and be launched. Jiiprah 2:30, 9 August 2008

never Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

I don't really understand what you mean by when you say that you're adding wii region free with video patch. But if its going to force PAL60 or fix the PAL widescreen issue with some games then that's good. Boggle

So cool!

Everything works as advertised on 3.2U. Gotta love the Wii menu without music.

Holding Y actually boots directly into the disc game for me, as opposed to any sort of recovery mode, but I like it!

The rescue-menu is meant to start a disc nothing more Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

The health warning hack needs some work as it works only partially. When you exit a program like HBC, then it does skip the health warning. But if you cold boot your system, you actually get a 30-second black screen.

It waits for the wiimote to connect Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)
On mine, the screen flashes the health warning, then goes to the black screen or the menu. And are there any plans to use custom screens? I would like to use the built in picture that tells you to press A. --SwooshyCueb 02:50, 12 August 2008 (CEST)
Custom pictures aren't planned, the health warning is made of text not pictures. Crediar 01:12, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
This is what I am talking about: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/2409239795_390570d2c3.jpg
I love a faster loading wii menu! No black screen or any other problems here. Long live Starfall! Xyrion 00:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

The region free channel feature is basically freethewads on the fly as I understand it, right?

maybe ? Never used that tool, the hack simply does what is says 'region free channels' Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

Feature req

Can you make it work on 3.3E? Since I don't have 3.2 anymore and I don't want to downgrade. Sanderevers 00:21, 10 August 2008 (CEST)

3.3x support isn't planned Crediar 03:01, 10 August 2008 (CEST)
Why? --SwooshyCueb 02:47, 12 August 2008 (CEST)
Yes..why? --otto888 22:27, 12 August 2008 (CEST)
too much effort to maintain patches for 4 versions Crediar 01:12, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Is there a reason you have decided to stay with 3.2x rather than 3.3x? From what I can tell all other applications still function properly under 3.3x Ciper 22:14, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Could you make a built in WAD installer(like make them show up in SD card in channels menu?)? --otto888 22:29, 12 August 2008 (CEST)

I don't really know what you mean but StarFall will always only be for installing systemmenu hacks Crediar 01:12, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Could you make SDHC Support for the SD Card slot ? Sudo -s 18:51, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Backmenu?

What does the backmenu do or change from just skipping the healthwarning and why is it better? And how long does it last? Pebls123 01:46, 13 August 2008 (CEST)

It's that intro with the fading channels. Getting to the mainmenu isn't faster but you don't have to connect a wiimote or press any buttons Crediar 01:12, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Region-free channels

I have a US Wii and would like to be able to select the UK as my country, as the US Wii only offers selections for N/S American countries. Not that I'm bothered per se, but it would be nice if the news, weather, shop etc channels, were UK-centric. I installed Starfall and turned on region-free channels, but still can't change to the UK. Did I misunderstand the point of region-free channels?

--"Region-free channels" means that you are now able to use channels from any region, however it doesn't change the region of those channels. For instance, since you have a North-American Wii, the channels that came packaged with it are of the US region. Their region can't be changed, but if you were somehow able to acquire channels from other regions, they would work correctly with Starfall. Hope this helps! SMR Kurosan 06:20, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

I see. So my only option for European channels is a European Wii? I've heard that using the Waninkoko downgrader to install a different region's firmware causes a semi-brick, so I don't fancy doing that. BTW, I don't understand the point of this region-free channels feature, as how is one supposed to "somehow acquire channels from other regions"? Topper 18:22, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, here's an example. When Dr. Mario first came out, I was eager to play it and didn't want to wait until it came out in the Americas, so I downloaded the Japanese version until the game came out here. Thus, that channel's region was JP, and because of that it didn't work on my US region Wii; I had to convert the channel to a region-free one. Had I been using Starfall, that wouldn't have been necessary. Here's an idea though... If people who used the JP version of Brawl on their non-JP Wii got duplicate news/weather channels from the JP region, perhaps playing a EU version of the game on your US Wii would install duplicate weather/news channels from Europe? SMR Kurosan 19:28, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

i'm having troubles with the "region free channels": i have a NTSC "super metroid" channel, before being patched when i tried to load the channel on the screen used to appear "this channel cannot be used in your region" or something like this, then freeze; now that the wii it's patched it directly freezes showing no message. what can i do? --Balta 23:13, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't need to be patched, that's what Starfall's region-free feature is for. So, get an unpatched one. SMR Kurosan 00:02, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

does it work with anyregion changer?

I have a japanese wii. I recently changed my wii's region, language, country code and game region to load thing with anyregion changer. if the install of starfall goes uninterupted, will it brick my wii? (don't have a semi brick)

In theory, no, it won't. Nobody has actually tried this though. Muzer 16:24, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

can someone check?

Wii Recovery Dongle

"Start rescue-menu when Y is held on 1st GC controller" How does this compare to the recovery dongle marcan made?

It's exactly the same, except that with StarFall you can remove the DiagDiscCheck which checks if the first byte of a disc is '0'. Crediar 10:56, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Press B+2 To continue.... (Problems)

I can never get past the warning screen. When ever i try to press these buttons at the exact time, it never works... Suggestions? Perhabs you should just change it to A?

Read the disclaimer, faggot --SquidMan 07:35, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
I have read everything, also the disclaimer that is shown when i launch the app. I was referring to, "As of v0.5, to install the hack, you must press B+2 at exactly the same time when prompted. This may take a few tries. " Maybe it would be better if there was a readme file included. I don't feel like i know enough about this, especially if i can't even get the app running.