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1,642 bytes added ,  05:46, 26 August 2008
some progress in VFF/cdb/mbox. Be patient
theorbtwo may be working on a vff extractor. vff is used for the wc24(recv|sent).mbx files. Apparently it's like a FAT filesystem, minus a table at the beginning, and some extra stuff -- just far enough from a normal FAT to make it annoying. [[User:CarstenK|CarstenK]] 03:12, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Recent developments:
The following is heavily paraphrased information gleaned from #wiidev, (please feel to update or correct):
Messages arriving in the mbox are marked deleted and then copied to <code>title/00000001/00000002/data/cdb.vff</code>. This may be where the "Today's Accomplishments" (Today's Play History) Wii Message board messages are kept.
There is still much work to be done:
* Decoding the various picture and thumbnail formats.
* How to interpret ''non-contiguous'' blocks of data in the VFF data store.
''This is good news, but don't get all of your hopes up just yet:''
The capability for any future Homebrew software to ''send'' emails with custom templates, like the ones you receive from N about MK tournaments with the fancy envelopes; picture attachments with thumbnails and so on, is a very long way off.
First it needs to be understood how these messages are decoded, writing them is another matter altogether. It is fairly certain at this point there are considerable concerns in writing any future software which could output such "rich" email messages for the Wii, the very-same danger as designing banners for Wii channels... one small mistake results in a brick.
A stable method of unbricking a Wii must be established before any significant discoveries in mbox/cdb can be realized, be patient.
'''To prefix this note, I would like to point out what little I have documented here so far is just scratching the surface of a giant iceberg with a toothpick. At least until we have a nice level road to iceland paved for the bulldozers.''' :P
[[User:CarstenK|CarstenK]] 04:46, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


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