RVLoader v1.5

Joined
Aug 12, 2021
Messages
12
Likes
0
I am unable to put any games bigger than 4 GB on my FAT32 MicroSD Card, does anyone know how to get around this as I really want to play brawl. I was thinking I could split the file but I don't know how that would work.
 

Aurelio

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Staff member
.
.
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 3, 2016
Messages
2,143
Likes
2,841
Portables
2
I am unable to put any games bigger than 4 GB on my FAT32 MicroSD Card, does anyone know how to get around this as I really want to play brawl. I was thinking I could split the file but I don't know how that would work.
iso to wbfs converters allow you to split the output into 4GB (or less) files
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2021
Messages
18
Likes
4
I was able to successfully download rvloader, but now the Wii is only a black screen and I selected no WiFi and enabled VGA. Did I do something wrong?

I was able to successfully download rvloader, but now the Wii is only a black screen and I selected no WiFi and enabled VGA. Did I do something wrong?
Never mind I am a moron. I realize it doesn’t work since I enabled VGA meaning composite won’t work.
 

Stitches

2 and a Half Dollarydoos
Staff member
.
.
Joined
Feb 5, 2017
Messages
2,257
Likes
1,809
Location
Banana Bender Land, Australia
Portables
6
I was able to successfully download rvloader, but now the Wii is only a black screen and I selected no WiFi and enabled VGA. Did I do something wrong?


Never mind I am a moron. I realize it doesn’t work since I enabled VGA meaning composite won’t work.
Composite will work if using standard issue AV cables and the mode pin is not shorted to 3.3v. Component (YPbPr) is the one that will not work if the VGA patch is enabled, due to the YPbPr lines also being used for VGA RGB output.
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2021
Messages
18
Likes
4
Composite will work if using standard issue AV cables and the mode pin is not shorted to 3.3v. Component (YPbPr) is the one that will not work if the VGA patch is enabled, due to the YPbPr lines also being used for VGA RGB output.
So I’m either doing something wrong that is preventing composite output, or part of it shorted

I checked rvloader faqs and couldn’t find the answer. So, at what point after clicking on a game to load it has it been long enough to know it didn’t work. It’s currently frozen on Found HWAccess_ES2 at 000291A8

I checked rvloader faqs and couldn’t find the answer. So, at what point after clicking on a game to load it has it been long enough to know it didn’t work. It’s currently frozen on Found HWAccess_ES2 at 000291A8
What do I do?
 

Stitches

2 and a Half Dollarydoos
Staff member
.
.
Joined
Feb 5, 2017
Messages
2,257
Likes
1,809
Location
Banana Bender Land, Australia
Portables
6
What do I do?
Don't bump your own posts. Wait for an answer. This is a very specific issue, Aurelio will probably be the one who can help.

Side note: In the FAQ there is a button combination that will allow you to boot RVLoader into Safe Mode and reinstall it. Have you attempted that yet?
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2021
Messages
18
Likes
4
Don't bump your own posts. Wait for an answer. This is a very specific issue, Aurelio will probably be the one who can help.

Side note: In the FAQ there is a button combination that will allow you to boot RVLoader into Safe Mode and reinstall it. Have you attempted that yet?
I’ll make sure not to post spam like in a thread. Yes, I did try to reinstall and sadly that did not work. I’m currently working on trying a different USB drive and using an SD card instead of a SanDisk. If that doesn’t work, I really won’t know what to do.
 

Aurelio

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Staff member
.
.
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 3, 2016
Messages
2,143
Likes
2,841
Portables
2
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Messages
57
Likes
4

Attachments

Aurelio

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Staff member
.
.
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 3, 2016
Messages
2,143
Likes
2,841
Portables
2
I'm testing the rvloader 1.4 now and it's perfect my dear, including the possibility of the background, but you noticed that there is a vertical gray stripe on the right, would it be possible to leave the background without this stripe?
You should use 800x480 backgrounds if on widescreen monitors
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Messages
57
Likes
4
You should use 800x480 backgrounds if on widescreen monitors
Thanks my dear, now it's perfect, for me only one more thing is missing, the IGR in the wii games go back to the rvloader, without having to turn off the nintendo wii.
 
Joined
Jun 30, 2021
Messages
3
Likes
2
Hallo,
In the rvloader Installation got hanging in the blue (exitting...) line,
i have to shut Down the gboy.
I powered the gboy up and got no picture,
tried save Mode and also no picture
(i didnt took out wifi)

After relocating WiFi, a picture was there, but i only can se ,,rvloader bootloader 01,,
And nothing Else happens.

Hope someone can help me.
Best regards
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
7
Likes
0
I just installed the 1.4 version. Very cool. I could play Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles perfectly, thou it's a lot easier with the Wiimote haha. I wonder if it could support 2 or more (up to 4) GameCube controllers.

Please, before asking any question, check the F.A.Q.: https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/rvloader-f-a-q.3721/
Make sure you follow all the steps, even if you already had BBLoader installed.

RVLoader was developed to replace BBLoader. Despite being almost completely rewritten, the stock theme was kept quite similar. The main improvements introduced are:
  • Open source code!
  • Wii channels support
  • ELF homebrews support
  • Complete Wiimote support
  • Titles are now ordered alphabetically
  • Fixed GC2Wiimote disconnection when the system is left idle for a while
  • Per-game GC+2.0 remappable buttons
  • Integrated system clock IF the MX chip is found. This can be an easy way to detect if the MX is properly wired to the Wii
  • Wider LUA integration for greater customization
  • Settings menu
  • Theme selection in the settings menu
  • Integrated GC+2.0 and PMS2 settings
  • PMS2 support (for more info on what this means, check the features listed here: https://4layertech.com/products/rvl-pms-2 )
  • RVL-DD in-game brightness setting (hold Z+X+Dpad Up/Down)
These improvements add up to the already known features of BBLoader:
  • New front-end completely developed from scratch and with Wii portables in mind
  • Built-in installer that automatically detects if RVL is not installed and prompts the user to install it
  • Integrated VGA patches. The installer also forces 480p if VGA selected so that you don't need to enable it from the System Menu settings
  • neek2o has been replaced by Hiidra for booting Wii games
  • Improved USB compatibility for Wii games
  • BT module is not required anymore to boot Wii games
  • GC2Wiimote is integrated in Hiidra and per-game configs can be modified directly in RVLoader by pressing B on a selected game. Also BTWiimoteInject is not required anymore
  • Bootloader system making upgrades as easy as drag & dropping new files on your USB drive
  • Full custom theme integration
VC/WiiWare titles are supported, but still experimental. Copy VC .wad files in the /vc folder on the root of your drive. WiiWare and Wii channels go in the /channels folder on the root of your drive.

If you already have BBLoader installed, follow these steps before proceeding with the copy of the files and installation:
  1. Delete the folder BBMain located in /bbloader/themes . This is not strictly needed, but it will ensure that the old, incompatible BBLoader theme won't appear in the themes list in the settings.
  2. Rename the folder /bbloader into /rvloader . This will ensure that any previously saved configuration and USB Wii saves are transferred over to RVLoader
In order to install RVLoader you need to have your Wii already hacked (i.e. the homebrew channel is installed) and updated. Then simply follow these steps:
  1. Unzip the archive in the root of your USB drive, making sure to merge the folders and not replacing them (to keep all the other homebrews that you might already have)
  2. Plug your USB drive in your Wii and turn it on
  3. Boot RVLoader from the homebrew channel, postloader or whatever you have
  4. RVLoader will detect if it is not installed currently and ask you to do it
  5. Press A to launch the installer
  6. After the initialization is complete the installer will perform a sanity check. If it complains about missing some IOS modules check the note at the end.
  7. You will be prompted to select if you want to patch out the WiFi module and if you want VGA. If you don't have the WiFi module on your board or you plan on removing it, PLEASE, make sure to have the "Patch out WiFi" option set to yes.
  8. Once you have selected the wanted options, press Start/Home once.
  9. The installer will show you the selected options and ask for confirmation. To proceed hold Start/Home for a couple of seconds until the process starts.
  10. Wait until the end of the process, it should take about a minute and then exit to RVLoader.
From now on RVLoader will boot automatically when turning your Wii on.

The UI is pretty simple, though still in development. Basic controls are:
  • DPad/Left stick to move through the different games
  • A to boot a game
  • B (or 1 on a Wiimote) to open the per-game configuration menu
  • C-Stick to switch between the different game menus (GC, Wii, homebrews, ...). Simply move the C-Stick and a selector wheel will show up. Holding the C-Stick in a position for a couple of seconds will confirm the selection. In case you are using a Wiimote, hold the B button and move the DPad to simulate the C-Stick movements. You can also use the right stick on a Classic Controller or the Nunchuk stick while holding the C button.

NOTE if step 6 fails: RVL installer grabs the required IOS modules from your Wii's NAND. If your Wii is not updated, it might be possible that the installer won't be able to find some of the required modules. In this case the installer will try to get those modules from the following IOS wads that must be placed on the root of your USB drive:
  • IOS36-64-v3608.wad
  • IOS58-64-v6176.wad
  • IOS80-64-v6944.wad
We won't provide these files, but you can obtain them easily.

Updates will come in the following days/weeks. If you have suggestions or any other feedback please let me know either here or on Discord.


PS: RVLoader and Hiidra wouldn't have been possible without the help of the following people:
  • marcan42, for answering any of the questions I had on Wii's architecture and IOSes
  • CrashBash for designing the amazing masterpiece that is the boot logo of Hiidra
  • Any developer who has released stuff for the Wii or contributed to its reverse engineering
  • All my Patreon supporters
This project is completely funded by the amazing donations and support I get on my Patreon page. If you'd like to contribute to the cause, you can check my page here: https://www.patreon.com/aureliomannara (I know, shameless plug).

Download link: https://github.com/Aurelio92/RVLoader/releases
Source code: https://github.com/Aurelio92/RVLoader (can't wait to see your contributions!)

PS: Hiidra's source code will come in few more days/possibly weeks. I need to clean it up
!
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2020
Messages
65
Likes
2
What a shame I hope that in the RVloader1.4 update they will solve the IGR in wii games, go back to the rvloader, without having to turn off the nintendo wii it will be for later
 
Joined
Oct 23, 2021
Messages
2
Likes
0
quick question, can you mark wifi as something you are going to remove and then add a USB wifi adapter to get wifi capability again?
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2021
Messages
4
Likes
0
Great Job!!! Amazing, I have ready working rvloader on my wii, is posible to make it work on the front sdcard? because Iam not planing to trim the console and I have a external hdd with the games, is very uncomfortable copy the games to usb where rvloader is, thanks!
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2021
Messages
18
Likes
10
I did a stupid move, I selected vga and instead of forcing video output to check that it worked, I took apart the wii and trimmed the board. Is it likely that it was installed correctly and I dont need to worry about it? or should plan on getting a new wii? I followed all the steps, the only thing I didnt do was double check it was installed

Edit: Thank you Stitches
 
Last edited:
Top