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    Way to get WiiFlow to show PAL or NTSC like USB Loader GX does?

    Does anyone know if this is possible? I've been searching for 2 days - I really like WiiFlow but I also want to know which region each game is from before I play it and USB Loader GX has that option to show it right on the screen.

    In the readme it says this:

    3.4 Setting up the ini-File
    -----------------------------
    WiiFlow will create the file \wiiflow\wiiflow.ini at its first run. It will
    save all settings in there. You can open and edit these files with your PC but
    Windows default editor "notepad" can not display them correctly. So use
    either Windows Wordpad (and avoid any text-formattings) or any better text
    editor like notepad++. I will only explain the settings you can not find inside
    WiiFlow here. All settings have to be inside the category [GENERAL]:

    data_on_usb=no : WiiFlow will ignore a FAT-Partition on your Harddisk and
    use the SD-Card instead (as explained under installation).
    compress_cache=no : This is a useless zlib-compression of the covers cache.
    Just ignore this setting and leave it to "no".
    cover_buffer=120 : Maximum number of covers stored in memory. 120 is a good
    value for 512x512 pixels or 1024x1024 pixels per cover
    keep_png=yes : WiiFlow is only working with the covers inside the cache
    directory. Here you can force WiiFlow to delete the png file after a
    cache file has been created.
    max_fsaa=5 : Maximum antialiasing (Here: 5x). This should be limited in each
    theme and a value higher than five is rarely fast enough for WiiFlow. So
    the antiliasing applied is the minimum between this value and the one found
    in the theme's description.
    url_flat_covers=... : Here you can enter the URL for the front covers.
    url_full_covers=... : Same as above, but for full covers (front- and backside).

    You can enter more URLs here by separating them with the char "|". WiiFlow uses variables you can use to specify the required cover. Use either {gameid4} or {gameid6} to indicate the Game-ID (with 4 or 6 letters). Use {loc} for the console's country code (like it is used at wiitdb) and {region} for game region (like it is used at wiiboxart).

    So am I correct in thinking I need to modify the .ini file? Here is a portion of it - would you think I put {region} next to each part that says {game id6}? I'm unsure and don't want to mess it up.

    Here is the portion of the .ini I think needs to be modded - pls let me know your opinions:


    [ GENERAL]
    allow_texture_compression=yes
    alphabetic_search_on_plus_minus=no
    box_mode=yes
    cheat=no
    compress_cache=no
    country_patch=no
    cover_buffer=120
    current_game=R6YEXS
    dir_box_covers=sd:/wiiflow/boxcovers
    dir_cache=sd:/wiiflow/cache
    dir_flat_covers=sd:/wiiflow/covers
    dir_music=sd:/wiiflow/music
    dir_themes=sd:/wiiflow/themes
    error_002_fix=yes
    exit_to_wii_menu=no
    favorites_on_startup=no
    fbi=no
    game_language=0
    insertnamehere=
    keep_png=yes
    language=ENGLISH
    last_cf_mode=1
    max_fsaa=5
    parent_code=
    rumble=yes
    sound_volume_bnr=255
    sound_volume_coverflow=255
    sound_volume_gui=255
    sound_volume_music=255
    theme=OSX
    tv_height=496
    tv_width=640
    tv_x=0
    tv_y=0
    url_flat_covers=http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/cover/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/cover/EN/{gameid6}.png|http://www.muntrue.nl/covers/ALL/160/225/boxart/{gameid6}.png
    url_full_covers=http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfullHQ/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfullHQ/EN/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfull/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfull/EN/{gameid6}.png|http://www.muntrue.nl/covers/ALL/512/340/fullcover/{gameid6}.png

    video_mode=0
    vipatch=no

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    I can 't see any line connected with what you want... do you?
    also, why do you need this? Wiiflow will just save the configuration seperately for each game when you alter them...

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    In italics in the top portion it shows what the readme says and I THINK it's saying that it CAN put the region code in the .ini but you have to add it by using those {region} indicators.

    In the bottom part in italics is a portion of my actual ini file where I THINK this info goes.

    I wanted someone to confirm that if they could.

    Reason I want this is to know which ones are PAL and which ones are NTSC is because if it doesn't work I want to know what to do with it as far as settings go, etc.. Otherwise, after I possibly get a black screen I have to go to my handy dandy spreadsheet of games (printed out from WBFS manager) that shows me if it's PAL or NTSC. Is there a better way to do what I'm trying to do?

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    actually what you hae with italics is the data for cover download..

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    yes and read what it says:

    You can enter more URLs here by separating them with the char "|". WiiFlow uses variables you can use to specify the required cover. Use either {gameid4} or {gameid6} to indicate the Game-ID (with 4 or 6 letters). Use {loc} for the console's country code (like it is used at wiitdb) and {region} for game region (like it is used at wiiboxart).

    Would you think you can customize it to show the name and region after reading that?

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by suezeeq12 View Post
    yes and read what it says:

    You can enter more URLs here by separating them with the char "|". WiiFlow uses variables you can use to specify the required cover. Use either {gameid4} or {gameid6} to indicate the Game-ID (with 4 or 6 letters). Use {loc} for the console's country code (like it is used at wiitdb) and {region} for game region (like it is used at wiiboxart).

    Would you think you can customize it to show the name and region after reading that?
    UGH, forget it - I just used USB Loader GX and I'll live with that. Easier to use

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    Good choice apart from the cool looks, wiiflow is not special.. while GX can load both HBC adn Game discs... very handy-dandy

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