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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) =) [[User:Jdcx95|Jdcx95]] 01:08, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
== Uninstallation ==
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. --[[User:Murkantor|Murkantor]] 07:28, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
:Maybe AnyTitle Deleter? [[User:Jdcx95|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. <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Crwys|Crwys]] ([[User talk:Crwys|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Crwys|contribs]]) 20:46, 12 January 2009</small>
::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. <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Murkantor|Murkantor]] ([[User talk:Murkantor|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Murkantor|contribs]]) 07:40, 13 January 2009</small>
What about using [[AnyRegion Changer]] and downgrade to 3.2.. --[[User:WiiCracker|WiiCracker]] 18:17, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
:I think theres now an uninstaller on the main page of this article.
[[User:Jdcx95|Jdcx95]] 21:22, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
::I couldn't get [[AnyRegion Changer]] to work, and I couldn't find the "Remover" either... --[[User:Murkantor|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. <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:IronMask|IronMask]] ([[User talk:IronMask|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/IronMask|contribs]]) 19:32, 19 January 2009</small>
Does the install of a system menu update work as an uninstall also? [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 02:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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...--[[User:Balta|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? <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Shadowtroop|Shadowtroop]] ([[User talk:Shadowtroop|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Shadowtroop|contribs]]) 12:08, 6 March 2009</small>
:run the dol from HBC or TP Hack.--[[User:Wilsoff|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!--[[User:Wilsoff|Wilsoff]] 05:12, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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 <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Deadlyangel91792|Deadlyangel91792]] ([[User talk:Deadlyangel91792|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Deadlyangel91792|contribs]]) 16:40, 26 March 2009</small>
:'''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.''' <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Seandgibbonsy|Twil]] ([[User talk:Seandgibbonsy|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Seandgibbonsy|contribs]]) 22:10, 27 March 2009</small>::Update: I fixed my wii. [[User talk:Donnichols|Here]] is what I did. - [[User:Seandgibbonsy|Twil]]
This worked ok for me. I has 3.2E, cISO rev9, cISOCORPS and preLoader 0.28. I just installed the IOS60 patch, then used Waninkoko's updated to get to 4.0. I then installed preLoader 0.29 with no issues. <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Joe90|Joe90]] ([[User talk:Joe90|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Joe90|contribs]]) 07:23, 1 April 2009</small>
My Wii is at 3.1U and preloader works fine. But after updating to 4.0, via a \/\/ /\ |> file, preloader will brick my Wii (and it's a bad brick too! [black screen with "system file is corrupt..."]). So do have a safety net and backup your NAND before hand like I did (AND THANK GOD! for BootMii). [[User:TPAINROXX|<font face="VINETA BT"><font color="black">-TPAINROXX</font>/<font color="green">BKW</font></font>]] 04:57, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
==Additional Hacks==What additional hacks can be added to the ini file?<br />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. <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Seandgibbonsy|Seandgibbonsy]] ([[User talk:Seandgibbonsy|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Seandgibbonsy|contribs]]) 23:06, 26 March 2009</small>
:[[Preloader/hacks]] [[User:Djdynamite123 |Djdynamite123]] 15:27, 9th April 2009 (UTC)
::Read [[Preloader#Hacks]] [[User:LoganA|LoganA]] 21:50, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I can access WIFI, can I just waitting for 0.29 Update or installed 4.0 Menu in Preloader Menu? <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Gaojiugao|Gaojiugao]] ([[User talk:Gaojiugao|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Gaojiugao|contribs]]) 14:49, 30 March 2009</small>
Will 0.28 update via Wifi to 0.29 now or in the future? (most of you know why I reference these 2 times..)
--[[User:ninjafish1990|ninjafish1990]] 17:40, 01 April 2009 (EST)
:You need to press A, 2, and then 1 in sequence on the warning screen. At least, that's what I was told. --[[User:Bdr9|Bdr9]] 23:00, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
::You only need to Press 1. [[User:Djdynamite123 |Djdynamite123]] 15:27, 9th April 2009 (UTC)
== SDHC Conflict ==
== A few things... ==
1. That "repairing" thing was a mean April fools joke!
'''You scared the crap out of me'''! (It was a good one though.)<br/>2. Is there anywhere similar to the usb gekko code database for the preloader/starfall hacks?<br/>3. An ability to load a game directly would be cool, not to mention the unbricking possibilities. (I know the direct hombrew channel link solves this mostly, but in the unlikely event of a forced system update and removal of the homebrew channel it would be useful.) <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Ienjoytaffy|Ienjoytaffy]] ([[User talk:Ienjoytaffy|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Ienjoytaffy|contribs]]) 21:50, 4 April 2009</small>
:So 0.29 functions normally right? I mean, as of April 2nd.
Also, I have StarPatch and cIOS-Corp (with cios60BF) installed. Would that cause any problems? Especially considering preloader patches IOS60 and I have a custom IOS60 already. - [[User:Seandgibbonsy|Twil]]
== Updating Preloader (0.27-0.29)==
Since the from-console online update is broken/unavailable to 0.29, is the best way to just launch the .dol install out of HBC/TH SD card again or are there changes I should make in the configuration first?
== hacks page ==
I think it would be a good idea to link the [[preloader/hacks]] page somewhere on the main preloader page saying that it has updates for the hacks.ini because if you dont know its there it can be quite hard to find <span style="background:black">[[(Az)Xeus|<font color="white" face="Comic Sans MS"><sup>Az</sup></font>]][[
User_talk:(Az)Xeus|<font color="red" face="Comic Sans MS">'''X'''</font>]][[(Az)Xeus|<font color="blue" face="Comic Sans MS">eus</font>]]</span> 08:46, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
:It is linked, see [[Preloader#Hacks]] [[User:LoganA|LoganA]] 13:35, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
== Right-Press Autoboot ==
What does the "Disc auto start when right pressed" hack do?
Does it automatically run the wii game in the DVD drive, if right on the GC controller or wiimote is held on startup? - [User:Seandgibbonsy|Twil] <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Seandgibbonsy|Seandgibbonsy]] ([[User talk:Seandgibbonsy|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Seandgibbonsy|contribs]]) 15:30, 25 April 2009 (UTC)</small>
== .29 still spins disc endlessly ==
I just noticed that my disc still spins endlessly while having wc24 on, just read in the update log that it shouldn't but mine still does :s [[User:TwoBladedKnight|TwoBladedKnight]] 07:02, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
:Same here try turning on ignore standby settings. This will make your wii not have wc 24 on while off but it will not spin endlessly anymore.
<small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[ User:Flyguy|Flyguy]] ([[User talk:Flyguy| talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Flyguy |contribs]] ) 18: 56, 18 June 2009 (UTC) </small>
== .29 widescreen ==
Cheers <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Xak|Xak]] ([[User talk:Xak|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Xak|contribs]]) 20:39, 9 May 2009 (UTC)</small>
==It Would Be Nice...==
If you could run homebrew disks from the disk channel, I like to use homebrew disks because I don't have a SD reader. It would be of convienence (and look pretty nice) if I could run them from the disk channel with a hack instead of going all the way to the homebrew channel and launching it or having additional channels.
[[User:Corysmart]] <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Corysmart|Corysmart]] ([[User talk:Corysmart|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Corysmart|contribs]]) 01:11, 10 May 2009 (UTC)</small>
[[User:Beegee7730|Beegee7730]] 06:30, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Why is this the last version :( all I wanted added was a proper disk spin fix. ah well, R.I.P Preloader [[User:TwoBladedKnight|TwoBladedKnight]] 08:02, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
== Wii Home / Cant sync wiimotes ==
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post but im out of ideas, I had my Wii softmodded, and everything was working fine, until I purchased 2 new wii remotes.
I managed to unsync all my wii remotes and now I can not get past the wii home screen because no wii remotes can click onto the launch wii button, and I have the game cube controller plugged in but that doesnt work either. I am at a total loss, any help would be great! thank you!
[[User:Skiptastik|Skiptastik]] 03:39, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
: [http://sogamer.wordpress.com/2007/08/26/wiimoteblinking/ How to Sync the Wiimote] --[[User:IanWatson|IanWatson]] 03:53, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the post, but not the dilemma, sorry if I didn't explain correctly I will try again.
I understand how to sync the wii remotes, however when I soft modded my wii, instead of the preloader menu which has the 8 or 9 options such as system menu and the others, i also downloaded a preloader app 'Wii Home' which changes the simple looking preloader to a more user friendly and "prettier" look if you will. Now my dilemma was that I managed to unsync all of my wii remotes, and to re sync them I need to be on the health and safety screen which asks you to press "a" to proceed or the main menu for the wii, neither of which I can get to because I can not get past the preloader screen which i need a wii remote to click through, and the Wii Home preloader app screen is not compatible with the GC Controller so this is where I was stuck.
I was able to solve this, for anyone who may have this problem in the future, if you have luck as bad as I had, I solved the problem by taking out the SD Card, inserting it into my pc and deleting the 'boot.dol' not 'boot.elf' file along with the wii home files from the root menu and when i reinserted the SD card into my Wii it brought up the old preloader screen which I was then able to navigate through with the game cube controller to the health and safety screen and then resync my wii remotes.
Thank you for your help tho Ian! [[User:Skiptastik|Skiptastik]] 06:18, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
==install done, loading preloader... waiting 5s ...==
If it hangs on this message it's probably fine.
* Wait 30 seconds to make sure it's finished.
* Restart, all should be fixed
I believe this happens when you had 3.2, installed preloader, upgraded to 4.0, installed preloader again.
Preloader remembers that it used to use IOS30 and tries to use that, but it needs IOS60 to boot v4.0--[[User:Wilsoff|Wilsoff]] 12:28, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
== No hacks except skip disc updates==
When i try the hacks the only one's that come up are skip disc updates! Any help with this would be appreciated! (i could take a video of what happens.) <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Buriedsmiles|Buriedsmiles]] ([[User talk:Buriedsmiles|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Buriedsmiles|contribs]]) 02:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)</small>
Nevermind, figure I'd just use StartPatch. [[User:Swift Finch|Swift Finch]] 19:04, 22 July 2009 (UTC)