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    Question about channels

    I was wondering, conserning something like this;

    FCE Ultra GX, Snes9x GX & VBA GX Channel wads - GBAtemp.net

    I notice how they have old files also, does that mean when you get a new verison of an application you have to update the channel wad file also? Like using that link as an example, it has a 3.1.1 NES Emulator Wad Channel, however the newest version of that Emulator is 3.1.3, does that mean I have to find a 3.1.3 wad also? If so does that mean if I updated the app with HBBrowser I would have to update the wad again?

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    I'd gather based on the bold black letters at the top of that page that they aren't forwarders. They're full channels, meaning the app itself is located within the channel on the console and not on your SD card or USB drive, so you'd need to update the WAD itself if you wanted to use a different revision of the emulator.
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    Ok, I read taht updating WADs could brick your Wii, and since I'm just starting I'd like to avoid that, but Forwarders sounds nice, so what exactly are those? Just aethestics that look like channels so you dont have to go throug hthe homebrew channel all the time? (Thats really all I want anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helltech View Post
    ...so what exactly are those? Just aethestics that look like channels so you dont have to go throug hthe homebrew channel all the time? (Thats really all I want anyway)
    Yep. Forwarders look for an app on your SD/USB but look exactly like full channels.
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    So what exactly are these? Do you have to maek them yourself? I looked it up and WiiBrew and couldn't find anything.

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    You can make them yourself, I think most people download them from different sources. Basically a forwarder is just a game banner (the animation that pops up in disc channel when you insert a game) that's customized with different graphics and has instructions to look for a boot.dol file in a certain location, usually ROOT:\apps\whateverapp\boot.dol

    There are some guides around here in the tutorials section you can look for.
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    Thanks! A bunch.

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    Animated Forwarder & Hybrid Channels By pepxl - GBAtemp.net

    So all of those are good to use, if I update an app I won't need to update these, right?

    Is there any source that has a lot of the apps in one? I searched the forums and couldn't find them, and I don't really want to create my own.

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