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February 25, 2009 // 11:14 am - Today Crediar has updated Preloader to v0.28 for the Nintendo Wii. For those not aware, Preloader 'replaces' the System Menu (it's not really replaced, its main.dol is just
renamed) with a simple loader allowing you to automatically load the Homebrew Channel, a .dol/.elf you installed via SD, and the System Menu.

Download: Preloader v0.28 Update for Wii

Preloader v0.28 Changelog:

•rewrote the hacks parser, it's more solid now and detects syntax errors much better
• added a new font
• optimized the menu layout
• you can now add unlimited offsets/value in one hack entry
• added beta version related code
• added a setting which allows to always turn you Wii off even when standby is enabled
• fixed that when shutting down from the System Menu, the Wii always got powered down instead of using the set shutdownmode.
• fixed a bug which prevented updating to a non beta version during beta testing
• fixed a bug in the System Menu hacks scrolling code

Preloader v0.28 Update for the Nintendo Wii Console Available

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#4 - labonte - October 4, 2009 // 4:28 pm
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phpgeek has posted a HEX edited version of preloader which will allow booting of the new HBC. Preloader is a small application which places itself before the System Menu. Its main feature is to directly boot the Homebrew Channel or a file you can install from a FAT device. Preloader is also able to apply memory patches the system menu to remove limitations or other things.

Since Preloader places itself before the System Menu any problems that would cause the System Menu to fail are not causing your whole Wii to stop working.

If autoboot is enabled and you want to access Preloader's menu simply hold RESET while powering the Wii on.

This version of preloader IS IDENTICAL to v0.29. The only difference is that it has been patched to boot the new version of the HBC from the preloader menu. I.E. It will boot "JODI" instead of "HAXX".

#3 - cfwprophet - September 25, 2009 // 12:38 pm
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Crediar has released a new version of Preloader a HB App which let you manipulate your Wii's System Menu and it is placed into a IOS.Most likely into the Systemmenu's IOS.Read the changelog for more information about the IOS patching.

Download Preloader v0.29


-added a feature to load the system menu with any IOS version you want.
-The installer includes an IOS patcher which when found patches IOS60 so Preloader can fully work with System Menu 4.0
-Moved some text around for better visibility on 16:9 screens
-fixed a bug which let the disc endlessly spin when wc24 was enabled and the Wii got turned off
-fixed a bug which broke System Menu loading when the system got formatted


The simplest and safest way to remove Preloader is to reinstall the System Menu using AnyRegion Changer or a WAD installer. You can also use restoremii with the Bootmii app to reinstall your backup of your system menu, if you had Bootmii installed before Preloader was installed.

#2 - ArtVandelae - February 25, 2009 // 9:44 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by coen4622 View Post
This is very nice. But this is to start homebrew without zelda twilight princess? or am i wrong because i want to help a friend who lives now in turkey for 1 year and i won't send my zelda to him

You only need Zelda once to install the homebrew channel. Once installed, you can just launch your homebrew applications from the menu.

#1 - coen4622 - February 25, 2009 // 7:31 pm
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This is very nice. But this is to start homebrew without zelda twilight princess? or am i wrong because i want to help a friend who lives now in turkey for 1 year and i won't send my zelda to him