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Post Making a more compatible forwarder
So this has been long running. HBC loads everything (presumably, in part, because everyone tests with HBC, but I figure it should be possible to make a forwarder that works as well.

There are a few apps that just don't like being forwarded too and I read that it's about entry points.

Some examples are:
FUSE (Sinclair Spectrum Emu) - http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Fuse
Forwarder freezes on splash screen.

UAE Wii (Commodore Amiga Emu) - http://wiibrew.org/wiki/UAE_Wii
Forwarder loads and hides splash screen then hangs on black screen.

ScummVM (Multi platform adventure game Emu) - http://wiibrew.org/wiki/ScummVM
Loads ScummVM fine, but doesn't seem to pass the working directory like HBC does. Therefore if you load from usb:\apps\scummvm\boot.dol then it doesn't load the settings file correctly and you get the default theme, and it looks for games in the default location. Dhewg said it appears that it doesn't pass the cwd properly.

dhweg wrote:
There is a default ("/apps/scummvm"), which I try when there is no path in argv[0] (which is the case when you wiiload the binary too).
But then there are multiple file systems, and the 1st one is the internal SD slot. If a valid SD card is inserted, that will be the default.

The real fix would be to extend the used loader with this argc/v functionality that libogc supports.


GenplusGX (Sega Genesis/Megadrive Emu) - http://code.google.com/p/genplus-gx/
Forwarder shows and removes splash screen. Then code dump.

MAME - although I haven't tried it with a recent build

giantpune put a write up here, but it's above me.
http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic= ... try2509222

(:) Is anyone up to the challenge of editing one of the existing forwarders? Pleaaase?!

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarded
I just asked myself why it is all about emulators?! :D


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Possibly because they load stuff from SD after the main dol is loaded? Which would support the cwd issue.

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarded
Well, most USB Loaders or other apps with a config file do that.


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True.

Also... while I remember it would be nice to fix the splash screens of the USBLoaderGX forwarder so they show at proper dimensions. They currently show at 640x480 which is not wide enough leaving black bands on the left and right of the screen.

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarder
http://code.google.com/p/loadmii/

perhaps a look-through, or even a rip of, loadmii's code would be quite beneficial to this.


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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarder
Jacol Beyros wrote:
http://code.google.com/p/loadmii/

perhaps a look-through, or even a rip of, loadmii's code would be quite beneficial to this.


Yeah, for a while I've been thinking of completely revamping loadmii to function as a forwarder instead a loader. ;)

(But, the makefile is in linux, and the build script too, so I can't, I have windows. D:)

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarder
expert tip: install linux.

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarder
Jacol Beyros wrote:
expert tip: install linux.

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OFFTOPIC: I have linux, but its too slow. D:

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Maybe i'll peck at the code a bit, where can I find USB Loader GX's forwarder code, I can take a look at that to help.

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Post Re: Making a more compatible forwarder
there are already forwarders that based on loadmii. I got one.


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