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    Workaround for the HBC with the latest Wii U update

    The latest update forces 4:3 because it thinks the HBC is a VC title. There is an easy fix for this. I've updated one of my HBC forwarders to to work in vWii mode. Just install it and run it from the vWii menu to load the HBC properly:
    HBC Forwarder - GHBC -vWii

    I've also made other colors:

    Red HBC - HBCR - vWii.zip

    Dark HBC - HBCD - vWii.zip

    Yellow HBC - HBCY - vWii.zip

    Pink HBC - HBCP - vWii.zip

    Blue HBC - HBCB - vWii.zip

    The source for the Homebrew Channel Launcher is available here.
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    That channel should say "The HacksDen Channel".

    Has it been tested yet? I'll probably wait for a new hackmii installer.

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    Hah, I should have done that! But yeah, it's been tested. There isn't any danger in it anyway, you are just adding a little extra code between the System Menu and the HBC. As soon as the HBC is launched, everything is reset.
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    The time it takes to launch is the same as the regular HBC
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    I cut out every possible step to speed up the process. It runs 2 lines of code instead of the standard 40+ for a regular template.
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    Does this give the HBC special powers so that any homebrew app launched from the HBC will display as intended, or is a separate forwarder needed for those apps that might give display problems?
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    There are no special powers involved. Here's what happens normally with the latest update:
    1. You select the HBC and click "Start"
    2. The System Menu reads the Title ID (LULZ) and thinks it's a Sega Master System VC channel because it starts with 'L'
    3. The System Menu sets the vWii (I'm not sure if it's done by the AV encoder, the NAND, or elsewhere) to ignore your settings no matter what, and force 4:3
    4. The HBC is loaded by the System Menu, and everything is in 4:3 until the System Menu is loaded again.


    Since the forwarder's Title ID is GHBC ('G' isn't a dedicated letter for title types), the System Menu never applies that patch and nothing is affected.

    I might be off on how step 3 works, but it's got the same result.
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    You're not getting what I am asking about the forwarder.

    When I had HBC 1.0.1 installed, I could not use the HBC to run apps (like WiiMC) from the HBC, because HBC 1.0.7+ is what provided the AHBPROT+58 support. When I installed the WiiMC forwarder, I could then run WiiMC because the forwarders supplied the requirements to WiiMC.

    I was just wondering if your forwarder is doing any magic like that to get apps loaded from the HBC to display in the correct 16:9 format, or is a seperate forwarder needed to run those apps that display 4:3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomp_442 View Post
    You're not getting what I am asking about the forwarder.

    When I had HBC 1.0.1 installed, I could not use the HBC to run apps (like WiiMC) from the HBC, because HBC 1.0.7+ is what provided the AHBPROT+58 support. When I installed the WiiMC forwarder, I could then run WiiMC because the forwarders supplied the requirements to WiiMC.

    I was just wondering if your forwarder is doing any magic like that to get apps loaded from the HBC to display in the correct 16:9 format, or is a separate forwarder needed to run those apps that display 4:3.
    So long as you launch those apps through the HBC (which was launched through my forwarder) they will be fine.

    If you want to use a forwarder that loads a homebrew app, just make sure the title ID doesn't start with one of the dedicated VC title letters. As long as it doesn't, then everything should work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    So long as you launch those apps through the HBC (which was launched through my forwarder) they will be fine.
    Yes, just the answer I was looking for.


    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post

    If you want to use a forwarder that loads a homebrew app, just make sure the title ID doesn't start with one of the dedicated VC title letters. As long as it doesn't, then everything should work fine.
    Your forwarder converter tool should make good forwarders concerning the title ID, right?
    Last edited by stomp_442; 10-07-2013 at 10:47 PM.

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