WBFS Manager

Saturday, April 11, 2009

WBFS Manager 1.0 Release

WBFS Manager 1.0, released 04-02-2009

http://wiinewz.com/forums/backup-loaders/94890-wbfs-manager-1-0-a.html

EDIT: Made a quick fix to something that might have caused problems for people with less than 6 drives :P


Wii Backup File System Manger 1.0 (WBFS Manager)
Written by Alex


Note: There is no shared code with the other wbfs_win GUI apps that have been released. The wbfs_win.exe from the wbfs_win_delta release however is being used by this application, mainly because the source code for it was so tightly coupled and unflexible that I though it better to do it this way for now and possibly look into a cleaner, less hacky way of using the source code for that directly, based on how much interest is shown.


Note 2: Although I've tested this a good deal it's only the first release and it may have some bugs. If you notice any let me know. For the most part everything should be ok as the actual work with the ISOs and WBFS drive are done in libwbfs. Of course, pulling your USB cable out while copying files isn't going to help.


Note 3: You might notice that the application window will not respond or may turn black when your copying files. This is expected behavior and will hopefully be resolved in the next iteration.


Requirements:
-.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (the installer will prompt you to automatically download and install it if you don't already have it.


What it does:
This application basically provides a GUI for the command line-based wbfs-win, used for accessing legal Wii Backups stored on disk drives that have been formatted to the WBFS file system.
As a front-end to wbfs-win, it provides all the basic functionality that comes with wbfs-win, including formatting to wbfs, adding backups, getting a listing of backups already on the drive, extracting ISOs from the WBFS drive, etc.


Features:
-Listing of games with titles, sizes and codes.
-Drag-and-drop support for adding multiple files at once to the WBFS drive from Windows Explorer.
-Easy to use interface which also reports available, total and used disk space at a glance.
-Batch processing of multiple ISOs.

Instructions:
-Extract and Install using setup.exe (not the .msi)
-Plug in the hard drive or USB stick.
-Run the application.
-Choose the correct drive letter.
-Click Load. (If you haven't already formatted the disk to WBFS, you can do that by clicking format).
-You should now see any backups on the drive on the left hand side.
-You can drag and drop ISO files from Windows Explorer onto the right hand side or you can click the browse button.
-Click the Add to Drive button to copy them over to the WBFS drive.
-Enjoy!
-(You can uninstall it like any other program if you dont like it, from Add/Remove Programs (XP) or Programs and Features (Vista) under the name WBFS Manager 1.0)


Future Plans:
-Using libwbfs directly to achieve greater flexiblity.
-Use a separate worker thread to improve responsiveness when doing IO operations.
-ISO library
-Additional info from ISO


DISCLAIMER (Borrowed from Waninkoko, hopefully he won't mind :) ) THIS APPLICATION COMES WITH NO WARRANTY AT ALL, NEITHER EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED. I DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE IN YOUR WII CONSOLE BECAUSE OF A IMPROPER USAGE OF THIS SOFTWARE.


Thanks to Kwiirk for the wbfs tool, Waninkoko for a good deal of things and Team Twiizers.

Hopefully I've given everyone thier due credit. If you feel you deserver credit for a portion of the code used in this application please let me know.

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