postLoader v4.b12

June 16, 2012

Published on 06-16-2012 12:05 PM


postLoader is intended to be an extension to priiloader autoboot feature. It aims to replace Forwarders, HB Channel and the Wii System Channel with emulated NAND support. This Wii application’s purpose is to be used in conjunction with Priiloader as an alternative to the Homebrew Channel and/or system menu, and also supports launching Wiiware/VC titles from real or emulated NAND.

What postLoader is:
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* HomeBrew Browser with subfolder support
* Channel/Title Browser with filters and cover
* Uneek+cDI (+DI) game browser with cover support
* Wiiload server

Features:
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General:
* If started from priiloader it gains AHPBROT and spawn full hardware rights to homebrew applications
* Autoboot your default application/channel: If you don’t press (A) in time to enter in interactive mode, postLoader will launch the predefined app (if enabled)
* Direct access to BOOTMII
* Support costom splash screen (only from SD device)
* Full support for UNEEK environment. May work under SNEEK
* Support for Wiimote and GC controllers
* Intergrated UNEEK nand switcher
* wiiload update: If you send postLoader.dol via wiiload, postloader installation will be updated (after confirmation).

Uneek+cDI (+DI) game browser (see historii.txt)
* Support covers
* Support title vote

Homebrew:
* HB Channel replacement: It can be used to browse homebrew application, with it own interface.
* Dangerous homebrews can be hidden
* Full support for meta.xml arguments and all other tags.
* It support subfolders (see notes)
* Can browse SD and USB device (FAT32 on first/active partition)
* WiiLoad support (straight, compressed dol, zip archieve)

Titles:
* Nand emulation (ciosx/waninkoko on slot 249)
* AHBPROT is need for real nand browsing (otherwise ios249 is used)
* Wii System Channel replacemente: Can browse and run Channels, WiiWare and VC.
* Can run Titles from real and emulated NAND on SD or USB with folder support
* Titles can be sorted voted and/or hiddened
* Support interactive application sorting
* Sort titles by vote/name
* Titles filters (System channels/wiiware/neogeo/c64… etc)
* Fast titles search
* Download title icons from wiitdb
* Alternat nand folder support (other that classic root)
* Experimental microsneek technology for maximum channel compatibilty

Installation

Installation:
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(A) Real Wii: priiloader extension (ios 249 required)

PRO: Do not require an SD always inserted
CON: Upgrades are less easy. Auto update function can’t work

1) Copy to your SD root postLoader.dol.
2) Enter in priiloader pressing “reset” when you turn on your wii.
3) Select “Load/Install file” from priiloader menu’
4) Select postLoader.dol
5) Go back to main menu’
6) Select settings -> Autoboot: Installed File
7) Select settings -> Return to: Autoboot
8) If you wish, you can remove postLoader.dol from the SD

(B) Real Wii: priiloader extension via priibooter (ios 249 required)

PRO: Easy to upgrade. Just replace postLoader.dol on the root of your SD with newer one. When autoupadte will be available, it will works
CON: SD is always needed in the Wii

1) Copy to your SD root postLoader.dol.
2) Copy to your SD root priibooter.dol.
3) Enter in priiloader pressing “reset” when you turn on your wii.
4) Select “Load/Install file” from priiloader menu’
5) Select priibooter.dol
6) Go back to main menu’
7) Select settings -> Autoboot: Installed File
8) Select settings -> Return to: Autoboot
9) If you wish, you can remove priibooter.dol from the SD
10) postLoader MUST exist on the root of SD, and SD must be inside the Wii

(C) UNEEK: priiloader extension via priibooter (ios 249 NOT required)

1) Copy to your SD root postLoader.dol.
2) Copy to your SD root neekbooter.dol.
3) Run your NEEK environment pressing “reset” to enter in neek priiloader.
4) Select “Load/Install file” from priiloader menu’
5) Select neekbooter.dol
6) Go back to main menu’
7) Select settings -> Autoboot: Installed File
8) Select settings -> Return to: Autoboot
9) If you wish, you can remove neekbooter.dol from the SD
10) postLoader MUST exist on the root of SD, and SD must be inside the Wii
11) The first time you enter in postLoader, press (H) to enter in the menu -> Options -> select “Disable boot time USB initialization”

(D) SNEEK: Actually not supperted nor tested. You can try solution (A) also for this. (ios 249 required on neek)

Changelog

postLoader 4.b12
solved an issue from covercache on dol/elf loading to mem2
added a check on dol loading
postloader will now create the folder for emulator screenshots (covers.emu)
changed some wrong text

postLoader 4.b11
d-cross up select wii games/dml. down for emu.
added selection for dml mode (0.x for < 58, 1.x for new dml)
added more video modes for dml (only 1.x mode)
added nodisc and padhook flags in per game settings (only 1.x mode)
wbfs games on first FAT32 partition can be booted via neek2o from real nand (neekbooter 1.4 is required as FileTrip Download Link priiloader autoboot installed file in /nand/pl2o nand image)
note: genplus doesn’t work for me

postLoader 4.b10
corrected a bug in grlib drawimage functions, that may not scale correctly the texture
covercache: fixed threading and now start caching current page items instead of previous one.
icons: fixed possible fault with long text

postLoader 4.b9
huge speed improvement in importing emu snapshots
Added support for genplusgx emulator

postLoader 4.b8
postLoader is capable of import saved snapshots as covers (fceugx, vbagx, snes9xgx)
rendering speedup checking and disabling offscreen objects

postLoader 4.b7
in dol embedded configuration is stored only when needed (great speedup on hb start)
corrected long filenames exception for emulators

postLoader 4.b6
Integrated uid.sys manager for neek is partially working. Press [home] in channel mode (under neek2o/neek)
Now hb apps are loaded directly to mem2… launching is even faster
Added emulator support for fceugx, vbagx

postLoader 4.b5
Changed the HDD keep live function
Updated all sorting functions to qsort
Changed escape code for TTF flags, as char 255 caused wrong behavior in mbstowcs
new TTF width caching system, with full support for wide chars
fixed icon font size during scrolling

postLoader 4.b4
Changed a lot of on-screen information
Corrected a bug on apps name from xml in homebrew mode
Corrected a bug on channels name

postLoader 4.b3
Adjusted position of some user inteface items…
Simplified HOME menu for all modes
Added a direct shortcut for Setting Editor GUI in the bottom bar (S.E. Gui must be installed in /apps/SettingsEditorGUI/ or /apps/Settings Editor GUI/)

postLoader 4.b3
Added texture based cache system for GRRLIB ttf implementation
Added a cache for ttf character size in GRRLIB
emuBrowser: now using qsort for sorting
Added topbar for selecting browser mode
Added bottombar for selecting about/setup/disc/neek(bootmii)/setting editor (if installed)
Now disc is checked before starting it.
priibooterGUI 2.7: little change in fade timing to give a little more time to press a key on wiimote

postLoader 4.b1
Now postLoader uses TTF fonts
Fixed a bug on GRRLIB when measuring character width (TTF)
Fixed a bug on homebrew parameters detection
Corrected some memory allocation bugs
Added emulator page (actually only snes9xgx, and roms must be in /snes9xgx/roms). A great THANK to fix94 for his hard works on emulators
Corrected a random bug that was causing the hang of cover cache thread.

Download postLoader 4.b12
Download Channel Forwarder
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Source- gbatemp

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