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| Ballion || ballion
 
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| Barrage || barrage
 
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| Bichejos || bichejos
 
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| BuscaWiinas || buscawiinas
 
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| CharioMan || CharioMan
 
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| Chess || chess
 
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| DragonMedia Player || dmp
 
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| DrawingBox || DrawingBox
 
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| Duck Hunt || duck_hunt
 
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| DVDx Installer || dvdinst
 
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| ExistenzE || ExistenzE
 
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| FCE Ultra Wii || fceu
 
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| FCEU (aksommerville) || fceu_aksommerville
 
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| FCEU (Suloku) || fceu_suloku
 
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| FCEU (Tantric) || fceu_tantric
 
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| FCEU (Vicious1988) || fceu_vicious1988
 
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| Freecell || freecellwii
 
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| ftpii || ftpii
 
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| FUSE || fuse
 
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| Gamecube Saver || Sd2gc
 
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| GCBooter || GCBooter
 
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| Genesis Plus || genplusgx
 
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| Gravity || gravity
 
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| Guitar Fun || guitarfun
 
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| Headtracking Demo || Headtracking
 
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| HiivelyPlay || HiivelyPlay
 
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| Hugo-wii || hugo-gx
 
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| Jewel Quest || JQuest
 
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| Jumpnbump || jumpnbump
 
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| Kobo Deluxe || kobodl
 
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| MadQuiz || MadQuiz
 
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| MahJongg Wii || mahjongg
 
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| MAsteroids || masteroids
 
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| Matching Cards || matching_cards
 
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| Metronome || metronome
 
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| Mii Extractor || mii-extractor
 
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| Mii Installer || mii-installer
 
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| Minesweeper || mine_sweeper
 
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| MiniMP3 Player || MiniMP3Player
 
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| Missile Command || missilecommand
 
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| MPlayer || mplayer
 
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| MPlayerWii || MPlayerWii
 
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| MTP || mtp
 
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| Neopop Wii || neopop
 
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| NuGaSa || NuGaSa
 
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| Ocarina Wii Cheating application || ocarina
 
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| OpenTyrianWii || opentyrian-Wii
 
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| PlanetHively || PlanetHively
 
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| PONG || PONG
 
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| Quake || quake
 
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| RayTracer || RayTracer
 
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| Rock Paper Scissors || RockPaperScissors
 
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| SameGame || SameGame
 
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| Save Extractor || save-extractor
 
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| Save Installer || save-installer
 
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| Scogger || scogger
 
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| ScummVM || scummvm
 
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| SD Explorer || sdexplorer
 
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| Simon || simon
 
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| SMSPlus || smsplus
 
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| Snake2 || snake
 
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| Snes9X Wii || snes
 
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| Snes9X (Falco) || snes9x_falco
 
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| Snes9X (LoPsT) || snes9x_lopst
 
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| Snes9X (Michniewski) || snes9x_michniewski
 
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| Snes9X (Robert) || snes9x_robert
 
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| Snes9X (vicious1988) || snes9x_vicious1988
 
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| Snes9X (Yoysothoth) || snes9x_yoysothoth
 
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| SpaceShooter || SpaceShooter
 
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| steroids || asteroids
 
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| Sudoku 2 || wiisudoku2
 
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| Sudoku || sudoku
 
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| Tanks || Tanks
 
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| TicTacToe || TicTacToe
 
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| Tetris || Tetris
 
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| Touhou Fangame || Touhou
 
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| Trojan Wii || TrojanWii
 
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| txt-read || txt-read
 
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| Visual Boy Advance || vbawii
 
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| Wii MFE Port || mfe-wii
 
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| Wii Web Server || wiiwebserver
 
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| Wii-Tac-Toe || Wii-Tac-Toe
 
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| Wii64 || wii64
 
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| Wii Breakout || breakout
 
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| WiiBServer || wiibsrvr
 
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| WiiDoom || WiiDoom
 
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| WiiEngine || wiiengine
 
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| Wiihttpd || wiihttpd
 
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| wiilight || wiilight
 
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| WiiMotionDemo || WiimoteDemo
 
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| WiiMPC || wiimpc
 
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| WiiOperation || operation
 
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| WiiPaint || WiiPaint
 
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| WiiPhysics || WiiPhysics
 
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| WiiPoker || WiiPoker
 
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| Wiiship || wiiship
 
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| Wii Shooting Gallery || WiiShootingGallery
 
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| Wii Solitaire || wiisolitaire
 
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| Wiitube || wiitube
 
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| WiiWhiteboard || wiiwhiteboard
 
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| Yabause Wii || yabause
 
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| Yabause (Ac_K) || yabause_ac_k
 
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==Questions==
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== Apps ==
===Important Question!===
 
Does the DVD-X Installer download come with PatchMii so it can install the patchmii version for modchip users?  or is patchmii a seperate app you have to install altogether?
 
: PatchMii is a separate application for modchip users which can be found here: http://hackmii.com/2008/08/libdi-and-the-dvdx-installer/ --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 08:46, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
 
  
===LAN adapter support===
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=== Wanted Apps ===
Does HBB support the use of a LAN adapter? If so: do downloads get any faster compared to WLAN? [[User:Delirium83|delirium83]] 15:03, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
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If you want an app added, list it in the following format:
 
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<pre>* [[App name]] version</pre>
 
 
==Suggestions/Comments==
 
===Speed===
 
Right now the downloads are fairly slow. I don't know if this is a limitation of the Wii or of your servers, but either way it would be nice if you could still browse the homebrew and queue things for download while something is downloading. If things were queued it would be nice if there was a separate download section.
 
 
 
In fact, a whole "installed programs" section would be nice, it would make it easier to see what needs to be updated.--[[User:Hamelin|Hamelin]] 01:13, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
===Stats===
 
Awesome App! But i think maybe you should add some stats (most downloaded) to get some competition going in Homebrew Development :)<small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Mjbauer95 |Mjbauer95 ]] ([[User talk:Mjbauer95 |talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Mjbauer95 |contribs]]) 07:37, 30 June 2008 (CEST)</small>
 
: Statistics sound good. Where should these statistics be available? Should it be in HBB or just on a webpage? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 18:52, 3 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: I was thinking more in the HB --[[User:Mjbauer95|Mjbauer95]] 21:22, 3 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
 
 
Some stats for the Top 9 applications downloaded
 
 
 
Last updated 24 July 2008
 
 
 
3697 wiiphysics
 
 
 
2888 sdexplorer
 
 
 
2872 duck_hunt
 
 
 
2562 ftpii
 
 
 
2039 tetris
 
 
 
1845 mplayer
 
 
 
1673 snes
 
 
 
1565 wiipaint
 
 
 
1392 operation
 
 
 
===Name===
 
When I first saw the name "Homebrew Browser", I thought it was a web browser. Maybe "Homebrew Downloader" would be more appropriate? [[User:Felix|Felix]] 10:09, 30 June 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
:[[Image:Agree.png]](agree)x1 [[User:otto888|otto888]]
 
:Another person got confused:[http://forum.wiibrew.org/viewtopic.php?p=4263#p4263] [[User:Felix|Felix]] 03:48, 10 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:Another confused right here. :) What about Homebrew Manager? [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 21:40, 11 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
:Disagree. Name a web browser that's NAMED (Something) Browser. There isn't one. Homebrew Browser would be at best a description of a homebrewed browser. This is definitely a name, and it fits perfectly. "Downloader" is more of a misnomer than this. And stupid people on the forums are hardly a convincing argument --[[User:ProdigySim|ProdigySim]] 04:34, 10 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:Agree with ProdigySim, Homebrew Browser is a good name, it does exactly as it states, browsing through homebrew which is what I thought. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 02:18, 28 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:Agree, partially; How about get_homebrew, apt-homebrew or apt-brew? [[User:Graingert|Graingert]] 21:07, 3 August 2008 (CEST)
 
:: I would not use short names in a name since people might see that as a technical application. Technical name will be seen as hard to use in contrast of what it is now. [[User:anolma|anolma]] 08:56, 4 August 2008 (+3 GTM)
 
 
 
===Background downloading===
 
It would be nice if we could keep on browsing while it is downloading. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 10:09, 30 June 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
===Background Music===
 
Help out by finding and linking us to any calm music loops so we can decide which one to use.
 
 
 
[http://www.wiiregionworld.com/wiihomebrew/Loop_01.mp3 Loop_01]
 
[http://www.wiiregionworld.com/wiihomebrew/Loop_02.mp3 Loop_02]
 
[http://www.wiiregionworld.com/wiihomebrew/Loop_03.mp3 Loop_03]
 
[http://www.wiiregionworld.com/wiihomebrew/Loop_04.mp3 Loop_04]
 
 
 
[http://www.magnatune.com/artists/albums/rrich-open/hifi_play Robert Rich]:
 
[http://www.magnatune.com/artists/albums/rrich-open/04.m3u Past Glances]
 
[http://www.magnatune.com/artists/albums/rrich-open/06.m3u Parallel Horizons] [[User:Felix|Felix]] 13:58, 4 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
Definitely 'Loop 3'! [[User:Quixada|Quixada]] 03:31, 7 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: I agree on loop 3 IF teknecal does this feature. It sounds the most wii-oriented. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 16:44, 11 July 2008 (CEST)
 
Loop 1: Too much beat for BG music.
 
Loop 2: Sounds a little too old school for Wii.
 
Loop 3: I'd have to agree that this is probably best...
 
Loop 4: ...But this one is fine too.--[[User:PCDude2143|PCDude2143]] 23:40, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
I'd like to put in the background music but am not great with threads. I've tried but can't get the mp3 to keep playing in the HBB. If anyone has a threading example which can loop an mp3 and do other things like draw graphics/display pictures, etc, please post a link to it here. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 16:44, 19 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
 
 
I found 3 more loops for backgound music that I think would sound good on the HBB. What do you think?
 
 
 
[[Media:80-s party mood - C 128 BPM.mp3|BBT Loop 1]]
 
[[Media:120BPM-wide choir.mp3|BBT Loop 2]]
 
[[Media:Fairies.mp3|BBT Loop 3]]
 
 
 
--[[User:Big_Bang_Theory|Big Bang Theory]] 23:46 31 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
:From the First 4, my favorite is loop 3, I also liked all of Big Band Theory's, the second one kind of sounds like the temple of time, For the 3rd one I can't recall which game but I'm sure there is something similar to it in Mario Galaxy or 64 I think. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 01:08, 2 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
:Out of the first loops, 3 or 4 but personally I prefer BBT Loop 1... It's catchier :) --[[User:Neversoft|Neversoft]] 20:21, 6 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
I have some of that calm music that you wanted for the Homebrew Browser. it's the music that is played when you run Windows XP for the first time- if you have Windows XP, you can find it at this directory: C:\Windows\system32\oobe\images\title.wma. I hope it suits you well. --[[User:yoshicircuit|yoshicircuit]] 20:49, 11 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
===Categories, Sound and more===
 
I have a suggestion as to make it look more like the shop channel so it is divided into categories. Other than that, GREAT JOB!!! Also, do you need help adding more content into the lists? I noticed that you don't have things like any utilities, media things, etc. I know most need other folders but if you put up a warning message that in order for it to work it must include XXX installed then it should work.  [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 16:29, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: At the moment I'm working with LowLines to get some better graphics. I'm thinking that some background sound to the HBB would be nice as well (can anyone recommend some calm background music like the shop channel). In a future version of HBB I plan to include those applications that don't run off a single boot file or need to create directories, both of these would be done by HBB. Good suggestion about the categories. I might need help with the content list in the future. If you'd like to help straight away, link me to some homebrew games that use a single boot file or homebrew applications that would likely be run more than once (like WiiPaint, ftpii, etc). Thanks. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 17:15, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: Here are the ones I didn't see yet added. I included TItle lister since it can be quite useful but it is YOUR project so don't let my ideas change yours unless you agree. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 17:00, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: [[Image:JQuest Wiimote.zip]]
 
:: [[Homebrew apps/MissileCommand]]
 
:: [[Homebrew apps/Title Lister]]
 
::: The problem with the first two is, they load up files from the SD card and HBB doesn't support downloading those files yet. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 17:15, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::They do? I installed at least Missile Command with only the elf I thought. Sorry my mistake. EDIT: I see, you cannot have more than the .elf/.dol the meta.xml, and the icon.png in anywhere. I thought it was that it couldn't link to anywhere else in the card other than the folder.  [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 18:23, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
This is my proposed layout of the categories to make it even more of a "wii shop channel feel"
 
-Categories; Popular Titles (top ~10 from HBB stats), New/Updated Titles, Your Updates, Browse All Apps (keep the sub categories and layout you’ve already got for this one).
 
-Also sort the apps alphabetically instead of date in within the categories (except within the New/updated titles) so they are easier to find --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 02:59, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
From who is the Jewel Quest v1.0.3? this is the version from Aquilino or Pho? -[[User:Yod4z|Yod4z]] GMT+1 12:37
 
 
 
=== Update All Button ===
 
I would like to suggest a "Update All" button that allows updating all installed apps at once instead of having to select all update buttons separately. --[[User:Delirium83|delirium83]] 20:43, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
: Or maybe just an Auto-Update at start feature --[[User:Mjbauer95|Mjbauer95]] 04:24, 26 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
===Amazing/Adjust CLI===
 
This is just awesome. Very well made, and easy to use ;) Just one little detail: the screen is pushed down a bit. Anyway, that's just a little thing compared to the rest of the app. --[[User:PaRaDoX|PaRaDoX]] 22:08, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
:I agree with PaRaDoX. It's completly awesome, it works really good and is really usefull. Continue the good job, I know it could lead to something even more powerfull =D. Keep updates on. --[[User:LaPatateInc|LaPatateInc]] 22:12, 1 July 2008 (CEST)
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If the App Name is different from the page name on [[Main Page|WiiBrew]], use the format:
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<pre>* [[Page name|App name]] version</pre>
  
It's helpful that I don't have to bounce back and forth between the Wii and the computer. You also seem very into the project, because there have been 2 updates in the past week. One small cosmetic thing I would adjust is the CLI at the beginning. Maybe a Wii Shop-like loading screen instead with a single line of text underneath so you can see the progress and any status messages. --[[User:PCDude2143|PCDude2143]] 23:52, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
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* [[User:HomerJC/Sandbox|Calculator Channel]] 1.0
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* [[Readdol]] 0.1
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* [[Homebrew Browser|The Homebrew Browser]] 0.3.9e
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* [[Calibrator]] 1.1
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* [[Wii-Tac-Toe]] 1.0.0
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* [[Build Blocks]] 0.2
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* [[Point and No click]] 0.41 Final
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* [[WiiFTPD]] 0.01
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* Linux Repo
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* New Repo for [http://smwstuff.supersanctuary.net/list.php SMW Stuff]
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* [[Scummvm]] games
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** They're free on the website so I dont think it's illegal... [[User:Randomdude|Randomdude]] 21:32, 14 December 2010 (CET)
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* [[pidtool]] The Only Version
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* [[Super Mario War Wii (Unoffical Wiigii Version)]] 1.5.3
  
=== Info/Stats Bar for sd disk ===
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<br>
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* [[Newo_Defence]] v1.1
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* [[Dcvg5k]] v1
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* [[Newo Asteroids]] 2.96
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* [[Wire3D|Wire3D Demo]] 1.2
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** [https://googledrive.com/host/0B9tEYsDvi256UkZDSXhSVUdmWVU/Demo_v1.2.zip Zip-Archive for HBC]
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* [[Wire3D|Wire3D Game]] 1.2
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** [https://googledrive.com/host/0B9tEYsDvi256UkZDSXhSVUdmWVU/Game_v1.2.zip Zip-Archive for HBC]
  
First off, GREAT WORK!  If I may suggest, would it be possible to put in some form of info/stats bar illustrating sd card disk (free) space vs data used..etc. Maybe similar to Wii menu > save data management screen (Blocks used/free) Thanks! --[[User:Ramie|ramie]] 07:52, 10 July 2008 (CEST)
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* [http://www.hacksden.com/showthread.php/7868-InspectMii-Show-dozens-of-your-Wii-s-settings InspectMii] v1.0 (Request added 2013/11/24)
:Just a number showing free space is good enough for me. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 12:13, 10 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
=== Make buttons bigger===
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* [http://www.hacksden.com/showthread.php/7844-SysCheck-HacksDen-Edition SysCheck HacksDen Edition] v2.1.0 (Request added 2013/11/24)
Can the about/download/delete buttons be made bigger? I have a small tv and it is hard to aim for the buttons. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 12:13, 10 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
=== Unofficial releases in HBB? ===
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* [http://www.hacksden.com/showthread.php/3922-PowerCheck-Reports-the-battery-power-remaining-in-your-Wii-remote PowerCheck] v1.7 (Request added 2013/11/24)
Will you also add unofficial releases to the HBB? (e.g.: SNES v3.1 of LoPsT) --[[User:ChronoX|ChronoX]] 09:53, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
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* [[Newo Escape]] v1.6
: Yeah, I will probably do this in a few days. I'd have to put plain text over the icon image to signify whose unofficial release it is. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 15:25, 14 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: Couldn't they be under a new category named something like "Unofficial" [[User:Cboomf|Cboomf]] 14:56, 19 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::Yeah, unofficial releases (as well as development releases if added) should have a separate category to avoid accidental downloads by newbs who don't know what they are doing. I had an unofficial release almost break my wii one time. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 02:27, 28 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
=== Loading GUI First - Do not show black/white text at startup ===
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=== Apps deliberately not included in standard HBB Repo ===
 
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This list could change, and was not made by [[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]]
Why don't load the GUI first, and them tell the user that is loading the network, them looking for an update and downloading the list.
 
The idea will be not to show that ugly command text at startup. A little bit similar to the Homebrew channel, whe it shows an icon when loading the network device and reading the SD card. --[[User:EvilMind|EvilMind]] 13 July 2008.
 
 
 
I kinda like having the terminal pop up to show what it's doing. It also helps users to debug what may be going wrong such as when Teknecal forgot to upload an image. I'm sure it would have gotten fixed but it just brought the problem to our attention so much faster. --[[User:NatenNator|NatenNator]] 18 July 2008
 
 
 
GUI - but if there's an error (i.e. like Linux with its bootsplash) bring up the terminal and display. Alternatively, you could check for a file in the folder where the HBB is stored (say ilikemyterminal) and if so, then leave it at terminal. But that needs lots of effort (I think) and I want ZIP support first! :P --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 10:27, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
=== Other Platforms? ===
 
So now, we can download emulators. But what about Homebrew games from consoles we have emulators for? I know, this would be much work, but you can do it like Nintendo, only two games a week ^^
 
Oh, I need to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH, you've created the most usefull homebrew app for Wii! Homebrew browser is a must-have like DSOrganize for DS. :))))) --[[User:Elgamblo|Elgamblo]] 18:57, 18 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: This sure would be interesting and something to think about doing in the future. Though I'm wondering how many people would really use this? For this sort of thing there could possibly be another button near about/update/delete which you would click and then a window would pop up with the homebrew list for that emulator. I'd let you guys find the homebrew games and add them to another list, etc. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 17:29, 26 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
: I would be very careful about adding game roms download to this application. I agree that it would be easier to use and I would like to have it. But we must take legal implications into account also. There are lots of older games that developers or immaterial property right owners have released to free use but not all of them. Now when Nintendo virtual console is warming up old games IP owners might be keen to hunt down rom distributors. --[[User:anolma|anolma]] 10:02, 4 August (+3 GTM)
 
 
 
=== Ratings? ===
 
It would be a great feature to be able to rate the homebrew games. I don't know if would work without too much work, but I had some ideas: You can only rate downloaded games and you can change your rating whenever you want. Of course, you would be able to sort by rating.
 
I know, it would be much work and it seems pretty useless, but I think there are already (or soon) over 100 homebrew games online and you don't know what you should download when you first launch Homebrew Browser. Sorry for my broken English... :/ --[[User:Elgamblo|Elgamblo]] 18:57, 18 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: Ratings -> could work, with the help of a server side programming language. Changing your rating... ummm... that is going to be quite difficult, since IPs change, and so on. Short of finding an unique individual Wii ID, that is... --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 16:15, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: Yes, but it should be possible to get the Serial Number. When I buy something in Wii Shop Channel with the Credit Card, it shows the Serial Number. --[[User:Elgamblo|Elgamblo]] 16:18, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::: OK - calling ES_GetDeviceID() should get a Wii-unique device code. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 17:58, 25 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
=== Bigger fonts? ===
 
Is it at all possible to increase the font size by 2 points or something? Something a little closer to what is on the HBC. As it is currently, it's hard to read on an SDTV without having to lean forward and guess what the blobs mean. --[[User:Shuffle|Shuffle]]
 
 
 
=== custom icons? ===
 
Is it possible to use this to update without losing my icon and getting yours? And I noticed that the fcemu soluko version to my understanding uses the boot.dol file but the name is boot.elf since the boot.dol was 2.25mb and the boot.elf was around 3+mb but your boot.elf is the same size as  the boot.dol and it only recognizes it if you have the elf version that is the dol size, why is that? [[User:Pebls123|Pebls123]] 18:56, 22 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:  At present, no. (Unless you make your icon read-only, but I'm not sure if it respects that). And no idea. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 11:49, 26 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: If you are updating an application, HBB does not download the icon, so your custom icon will be kept. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 12:46, 26 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::I've also noticed the problem with the dol being renamed to elf for FCEU Soluku as Pebls123 mentioned, I'm not sure if this can cause any problems. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 02:46, 28 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
=== Implementing into Homebrew Channel ===
 
Have you ever thought about making this a part of the Homebrew Channel? --[[User:Mjbauer95|Mjbauer95]] 04:22, 26 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: It would be great, but HBC is closed source and I'd think it'd be much easier for the HBC team to integrate HBB in into HBC instead of me doing it (I'm sure they wouldn't give me the source anyway). I haven't had any contact with the HBC team as of yet. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 14:05, 31 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::It would be better if they just included it with the apps package since integrating it with the HBC would just mean that there are more things to worry about breaking + you would have to roll out an update for the HBC every time the HBB was updated. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 00:46, 1 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
=== Different Icons for installed/update available ===
 
Instead of having a blue or green (I think) check-mark for installed apps and apps with updates available, would it be possible to have different icons such as a check and a cross? This isn't a cosmetic niggle, I'm red/green colour blind (as are approx 1 in 10 men) and against the white background I find it almost impossible to tell if I have the latest version of an application at a glance.
 
--[[User:Neversoft|Neversoft]] 19:23, 7 August 2008 (CEST)
 
: When LowLines did the design he did have a cross to mark applications that don't have updates, but as the cross is universally recognized as "something is wrong", I asked him to just make the blue tick. Maybe instead of a blue tick, we should have a little down arrow like this: http://www.codemii.com/status_update_on.png? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 11:06, 8 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
===Dangerous Program Dialog===
 
Maybe some kind of warning message if downloading something such as [[Homebrew apps/Starfall]]? --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 01:22, 10 August 2008 (CEST)
 
:I agree, same for unofficial releases and development builds found in the development section that are still at alpha status and have not gone through as much testing. --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 03:16, 10 August 2008 (CEST)
 
:Just don't add those apps to HBB. If users want these apps, they will have to manually download them. This way, they might think about what they are doing before doing it.[[User:Felix|Felix]] 12:31, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
 
:I think Felix has the right idea, it provides a little buffer from someone casually downloading a dangerous app, and if you don't know how to add the app to the sd card yourself, then that app probably isn't for you anyways.--[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 22:00, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
===Application Channel Background===
 
I had a user email me a new application channel background as well as some other images. http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/6163/scoggerko4.png
 
 
 
What do you guys think? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:41, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:The stripes look good on screen, but would it suit TV displays? [[User:Felix|Felix]] 12:26, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
 
:I'm quite happy with lowlines "wii style" look, this one is a little too dark.--[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 22:11, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
===HB Titles===
 
It seems like in the emulator categories all of the pictures all just say "NES Emulator" and the details don't help distinguish them apart (Just says, "NES Emulator" for most.") -- I installed FCE Ultra GX manually (the one linked here on wiibrew.org) but it didn't set off the installed mark on any of the ones in the browser: why are there like 10 versions of an NES emulator in this browser, anyway?
 
 
 
Same thing goes for the SNES emulators: we need a way to tell the versions apart! [[User:Nago|Nago]] 05:04, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
: The way to tell them apart is to look at the image and you'll see the authors name on it. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:51, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
::Even so, is there a way to expand the "details" so we can see a readme or something for each port to help us discern the different versions? "SNES Emulator" is kind of evident by the logo and the category it is in alone. Any chance of more details here? [[User:Nago|Nago]] 18:10, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
==Apps deliberately not included HBB==
 
(This list could change, and was not made by the Teknecal)
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Title || Reason
 
! Title || Reason
 
|-
 
|-
| [[AnyRegion Changer]] || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
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| [[AnyRegion Changer]] || Included in lukegb's repository
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|-
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| [[AnyTitle Deleter]] and [[AnyTitle Deleter|AnyTitle Deleter MOD]] || Included in lukegb's repository
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|-
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| Channel File Manager || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Starfall]] || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
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| Dop-SHOP || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
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|-
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| Mii Channel Updater || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage (outdated)
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|-
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| [[Preloader]] || [[Priiloader]] included in lukegb's repository
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|-
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| [[Starfall]] || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage (outdated)
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|-
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| [[Wii Gamecube Homebrew Launcher]] 0.2.3 || Requires additional installation steps
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|-
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| WiiSCU || Included in lukegb's repository
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|-
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| WAD Manager || Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
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|-
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| [[Wii Linux]] || Too large
 
|}
 
|}
  
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== Questions ==
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Could you tell me how you got the HBB to update it self?--[[User:Hunterm|HUN73R /\/\.]] 03:28, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
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: It firstly connects to the internet and checks a text file which contains the file size of the boot.dol. If this file size doesn't match the size the user currently has then it prompts the user to update. Then it just downloads the new boot.dol and meta.xml files to the correct location. There is a download example here: [[Homebrew Browser#NetSend Example + HTTP Download Example ]]
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I have used this program successfully many time launched from the SD card. I now wish to move my HomeBrew to my USB Drive. My first attempt was to have a WBFS partition fist with a Fat32 second on the Drive. That did not work so I tried moving the Fat32 to the first partition. That started to work but each time I Download an App the Wii crashes with a Stack Dump... Can this app run from a Fat32 partition of a USB Drive? Secondly with the WBFS as the second partition my WiiFlow USB loader would not see my files. But that is for another PAGE.--[[User:Capple123|capple123]] 02:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  
==Wanted Apps==
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How do you add custom repositories to the HBB? [[User:Deozaan|Deozaan]] 06:36, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
If you want an app added, list it in the following format:
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: Here is the guide to adding a repo http://www.codemii.com/hbb-repositories/ --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 04:55, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
  
===<nowiki>[[Page name|App name and version]]</nowiki>===
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How I can tell a new version of my program? [[User:wilco2009|wilco2009]] <span style="font-size: smaller;" class="autosigned">—Preceding undated comment added 08:27, 6 September 2011 (CEST).</span><!--Template:Undated-->
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:add it to the [[#Wanted Apps]] section. [[User:LoganA|LoganA]] ([[User talk:LoganA|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/LoganA|contribs]]) 17:06, 2 October 2011 (CEST)
Description.
 
===Wii Breakout===
 
I heard you put v0.01 in the HBB but I didn't see it there when I checked. Maybe I missed it, but maybe I didn't.  Just check.
 
===[[GeckoOS|GeckoOS]]===
 
Update to version 1.07
 
Supports GC Discs (Can launch Action Replay Cheats)
 
Also has Master Hook Reboot Feature that could let the system menu and other built-in features be hacked and cheated.
 
===[[Gnuboy_GX|GnuBoy GX]]===
 
Update to (080917)
 
===Pacman Emulator===
 
V1.0 /w full PacMan MAME romset (pacman.5e, pacman.5f, pacman.6e, pacman.6f, pacman.6h, pacman.6j, 82s123.7f, 82s126.4a)
 
  
TehSkeen Thread - [http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8906]
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Is there any way to get a copy of the source code? [[User:Bth8|-- Bth8]] ([[User talk:Bth8|talk]]) 17:26, 24 February 2013 (CET)
  
===[[Visual Boy Advance GX|VBA Emulator by Tantric]]===
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== Suggestions/Comments ==
V 1.0.1 by Tantric, here: http://code.google.com/p/vba-wii/downloads/list
 
  
I believe this version has superseded the old VBA port currently available on HBB, though a key distinction for now is that VBAGX cannot read zip files.
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=== Request ===
:This version is better in most ways but still has some limitations/bugs over the old one so maybe it should be kept separate from the other version. Since neither are "unofficial" this one can just take the place of the official version while the old one could be labeled alternate/old version or something.
 
::This version is as official as it gets - I've 'officially' taken over the VBA Wii project. --[[User:Tantric|Tantric]] 03:31, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
 
  
===[[FCE Ultra GX|FCE Ultra Port by Tantric]]===
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Keep up to date with weekly notification emails, add hbb@codemii.com to your Wii address book to get fortnightly updates sent to your Wii. - No longer available
V 2.0.2 by Tantric, here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/FCE_Ultra_GX
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Could you make it available again?
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[[User:HacksRUs65535VR|HacksRUs65535VR]] 05:10, 27 September 2011 (CEST)
  
I think this version has superseded the official version, it is far better and more stable than the current official version on the HBB.
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=== Released Apps Page ===
:My version is the 'official' version. It's downloadable on the [http://code.google.com/p/fceugc FCEUGC Google Code site]. --[[User:Tantric|Tantric]] 03:33, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
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What about moving the apps section to another page? (I mean here on Wiibrew) The list is getting a little long, no? -- [[User:Tj cool|Tj cool]]
  
::Then teknecal should update the HBB so it has your version as the original and have the app delete the seperate tantric-specific folder in the process when downloading it as the official. --[[User:Seandgibbonsy|Twile]]
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:YES! IT DOES ITS WAY TOO BIG! [[User:Randomdude|Randomdude]] 16:48, 16 September 2010 (CEST)
  
===[[AnyRegion Changer|AnyRegion Changer By Tona]]===
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=== Homebrew Browser Channel ===
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I haven't done much lately with this but now I have a working compiler again so the installer is getting closer. The channel on the other hand is killing me. I am stuck with getting weird debug info like HBB used to give. Any help on how to read those Teknecal? [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 01:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
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: Does it say like debug [1] Not owner? I think that the fix is to format the SD card. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:19, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
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:: It isn't debug info I put it wrong. I meant to say Code Dumps. It looks to be all hex code. Check your pms too. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 19:06, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
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::: The installer is getting closer. I have all the code checking out okay but I think that my development environment is having problems. Closer now though. Still have the channel issues. Hoping to maybe release before I die, lol. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 19:35, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
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:::: I'm now doing debugging on the installer. If I can figure the channel issue out and approval from Teknecal, I should release soon.*@Teknecal, The issue with the channel is that it shows the kind of code dump as what you have at the end of your 1 year anniversary video. I am going to add in some debug code to see if it is the channel launch code or HBB code. Do you know what IOS HBB runs on? [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 20:39, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
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: I'm cleaning up code for the installer now, commenting out debug info and about to lock down the installer to the final channel pieces now instead of anything you want. I need to put some placeholder logo spots and finish recoding the code for the channel. I have a list of testers and should be ready to beta test in a week. @Teknecal, Don't worry about anything with your app just yet. I think I found the issue in the channel launching check your pms for details on it. After beta tests I will shoot you up for approval and I should have release 1.0 out very soon. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 02:48, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
  
Change Your Wii's Region. Use with Extreme Caution (Note: I think that a new category Named "System" Or similar could have these apps.
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What's up with this? I'd love to have this as a channel, it'd save a step. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 03:59, 13 October 2010 (CEST)
:These kinds of apps shouldn't be in Homebrew Browser. Make the user download them manually so they have a chance to think about what they are doing before doing it.[[User:Felix|Felix]] 11:27, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
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: No idea what happened with it. [[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)
  
===[[Starfall|Starfall by Crediar]]===
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=== Search ===
 +
Umh... There is so many apps available, and no search. Search would be really useful! --[[User:Error|Error]] 14:17, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
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: I'll do something like searching by letter, e.g. A, B, C will bring you directly to those applications. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 04:55, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
  
Add features to your Wii such as removing BGM or Region Free. (Note: Like above, it could also be in the "System" category.--[[User:Dr Eggman|Dr Eggman]] 12:43, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
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=== Better distinguish between downloaded/HBB apps ===
 +
It would be possible, meta.xml being an xml file, to insert extra fields into it, without too many things exploding, surely. For instance, it could be possible to insert some hbb specific fields, for instance:
 +
<hbb:repository>lukegb</hbb:repository>
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<hbb:downloaded>true</hbb:downloaded>
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<hbb:lastversion>xyzabc</hbb:lastversion>
  
===[[Map Maker|Map Maker v0.1]]===
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=== Update all apps ===
 +
There should be an option to update all apps, and perhaps also an option to turn off the Wii afterwards. This way I can hit the button and go to bed with no worries.--[[User:SkiDragon|SkiDragon]] 13:00, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
  
A demo application that generates cool-looking terrain you can edit with the Wiimote. Initial release :D
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=== More icons ===
 +
Replace the wii zapper icon for apps with a button called "more peripherals" that has information such as usb support. --[[User:Toagac|Toagac]] 12:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
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: I'm hoping to have a little arrow to move the icons to the left so you can scroll through them. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 00:44, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
  
===[[FTPii|FTPii 0.0.14]]===
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=== Multiple download threads ===
Rebuilt with latest libfat CVS to fix delete corruption bug and speed up opening large files (should implement this libfat into Homebrew Browser too :)
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I would really like to see this app use multiple threads to download. Downloading files can be painfully slow. :). --[[User:Sonicsleep|Sonicsleep]] 03:54, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
  
===[[Gravity|Gravity v1.1]]===
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=== Classic Support ===
 +
Could classic controller support be added? [[User:Bsltiger|Bsltiger]] 07:53, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
 +
: I'll look into it. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 00:44, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
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:: I hope you can find a way to add it in :) --[[User:MegaSuperab|MegaSuperab]] ([[User talk:MegaSuperab|talk]]) 18:42, 27 June 2016 (CEST)
  
Added ability to zoom and adjust acceleration, and also the planets have guns now.  It's starting to come along...
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=== HBC Themes ===
===Note===
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Add a new tab for all the [[Homebrew Channel Themes]]. [[User:Randomdude|Randomdude]] 23:49, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
The apps which suggest a system category can potentially brick your wii. I advise against adding them to the homebrew browser. Instead of starfall though, you could use [[Homebrew_apps/Menu_Loader|The Menu Loader]] which has most of the same hacks as Starfall, but only keeps these hacks temporarily (As long as the app is in use) and it also carries a smaller risk of bricking your wii.
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:I agree, there are many of us over here making these "Awesome" themes and would like an easier way for people to see how "Awesome" they really are. --[[User:Abeckring|Abeckring]] 06:52, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
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:: In progress, it'll be a repo of HBC themes and I'll add a "fake" app in Utilities which will explain how to access the repo. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 14:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
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::: v0.3.9 test version here: http://www.codemii.com/hbb.v0.3.9.test.dol, HBC Themes are accessible via the Repo named "HBC Themes" (Settings page 3, Use Other Repositories). Let me know if there are any issues and also let me know if you have a >4GB device and if HBB picks up the right amount of free space. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 01:28, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
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::::How come some themes don't show up in the repository? --[[User:Abeckring|Abeckring]] 04:39, 2 September 2010 (CEST)
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::::: I just have to add the rest that were added to WiiBrew since about 1-2 weeks ago which I'll do in the next day or so. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:35, 2 September 2010 (CEST)
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:::::: Is there any possibility of putting themes in that aren't allowed on wiibrew? --[[User:Abeckring|Abeckring]] 23:34, 11 September 2010 (CEST)
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::::::: No, probably not. --[[User:Bg4545|bg4545]] 01:42, 12 September 2010 (CEST)
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:::::::: Probably! [[User:Randomdude|Randomdude]] 05:04, 21 October 2010 (CEST)
  
== Help with the HBB / Give a hand? ==
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=== HBB Themes ===
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For the next version you should add theming, just like what the HBC has. It would be cool to have a custom HBB. --[[User:Abeckring|Abeckring]] 23:39, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  
Can I help in some way? I'm better at the web side of things with PHP skills (don't know - are you using FTP or something :) ). --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 21:34, 11 July 2008 (CEST)
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=== File Size Adjustment? ===
: If you would like to help and don't mind doing something repetitive, you could find all the applications HBB supports and add "| hbb = 1" to the Infobox homebrewapp of that application and "| hbc = 1" if that application can work out of the box with HBC. What do you think about having a HBB website which lists all the applications in HBB and make them downloadable similar to this website (http://skhsarki.extra.hu/files/download/apps.html) --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 15:45, 12 July 2008 (CEST)
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Somehow this always confuses me but before I download Homebrew it tells me the size of the Homebrew app and then when I download it, it tells me the download is smaller than what I saw previously. I then figured out that the download is zipped and the file size in the description is the extracted size. Maybe use this format in the description instead? "1.0MB (0.59MB Zipped)" --[[User:Wildgoosespeeder|Wildgoosespeeder]] 23:48, 4 January 2011 (CET)
:: Sounds great :) - I'll start on doing the repetitive task first. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 10:33, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: OK - I did a test version of something similar to the website you mentioned (but with your awesome channel graphics) - at the moment it only displays the graphic (table style). I've put it up at [http://www.lukegrangerbrown.uni.cc/hbb/ http://www.lukegrangerbrown.uni.cc/hbb/]. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 12:08, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::: Doesn't look too bad, are you reading all the applications from the list file? I probably should start zipping up the games so that they can be linked to. Wonder if there will be enough interest in this sort of thing. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 14:00, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::: Don't worry about zipping, I think I might link to the original archive... --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 05:47, 14 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::: Yes - the script is reading from the listv020b.txt file on your server (which I discovered by running strings boot.elf | grep HTTP). Easy - thanks to PHPs EXTENSIVE string handling, parsing and processing functions! --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 15:14, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::: Mmm, didn't know elfs contained plain text --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 15:15, 14 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: Well - yes. Because it's got to read the stuff to send out and print to screen _somehow_. And they do it by storing it as plain text. :) --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 16:13, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::: How do you tell when something is new? Is it just a stored copy of the list (because obviously that wouldn't work for a web-side script) --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 22:16, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: There is a timestamp for each application (app release + 48 hrs). HBB reads the time on the Wii console and figures out if the application is new that way. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:03, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::: Also - if you can (I understand this is a long-term thing) - INCLUDE ZIP SUPPORT IN HBB ITSELF - fast downloads + easier to dl onto PC! :D --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 16:13, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::: I've thought about doing this and it'd be much easier this way than separate files. I'm all about examples, if someone can provide me an example source code where unzipping is being done I'd put it in HBB much sooner.
 
:::::: Well - there's the [http://www.7-zip.org 7-zip open source project], which supports zip. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 11:13, 22 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: Specifically the files at [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=14481 7-zip SF.net page] containing 7zip and its LZMA SDK. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 11:23, 22 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: [http://code.google.com/p/mupen64gc/source/browse/trunk/main/unzip.h | mupen64gc] has code for unzip that (presumably) compiles for the Wii already --[[User:ProdigySim|ProdigySim]] 17:29, 22 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::::: [http://code.google.com/p/mupen64gc/source/browse/trunk/main/unzip.c mupen64gc C++] file - don't forget it --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 08:37, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: Incidentally - [[Homebrew apps/Wii64|mupen64gc]] is under the GNU [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html GPLv3]. The 7-zip LZMA SDK is under the GNU [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html LGPL] (link to v3, unknown v used for LZMA SDK). These usually mean (except for the LGPL, AFAIK) that the source must be released. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 08:37, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:::::: So this would mean I would need to release the HBB source or just say the function that I use the unzip function? Also if anyone could make a really simple function to unzip all files from an archive to the root of the SD card that would be great and all that I would need! Thanks. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:03, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::::::: Just realized that that bit of mupen64gc is ZLIB-licensed - i.e. can be used (almost) freely. Therefore you can use it without releasing source. Everyone's happy. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 17:12, 3 August 2008 (CEST)
 
: Also: if you can make the HBB access another URL, I could set up download statistics (PHP script). Does your webserver support PHP? --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 22:19, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: Yeah the server supports PHP. Seems like most developers want this. I might have to make this sort of script on the weekend or so. Might put it in v0.2.1. Might just make a DB with name/download count and get HBB to request another URL as you've suggested. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:03, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::: I could write one, if you tell me what format you'd like it to output. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 18:10, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
: Can I have a copy of the "NEW!" PNG, because I really don't want to attempt to extract it from the elf. Update - now uses new server & list & adds "NEW" if new. All images now routed through my server for post-processing (i.e. add new if necessary). --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 12:31, 3 August 2008 (CEST)
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=== Translation ===
:: Yeah sure - http://www.codemii.com/new_icon.png --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 12:39, 3 August 2008 (CEST)
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What about make HBB translatable? I could translate it in Italian or in Esperanto... ----<small style="background:#f00">'''★ [[User:Airon90|<span style="color:#000">→ A</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Airon90|<span style="color:#f00;background:#000">ir</span>]][[User talk:Airon90|<span style="color:#000">on Ĉ</span>]]'''</small> 16:51, 13 August 2011 (CEST)
::: Added - also, image caching is now on to stop it hitting codemii.com every time someone looks at it. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 16:59, 3 August 2008 (CEST) (Note: UNO is not new, that's simply a demo to show it is working)
 
  
== HBB Downloadable things listing ==
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=== Games by type ===
Well - I did a pretty listing [http://www.lukegrangerbrown.uni.cc/hbb/ here] of everything. '''After the page has loaded completely''', you should be able to hover over an image to see its download statistic. Enjoy. Comment. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 12:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
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Is it possible to divide games by type, in order to make the list smaller? It is impossible to scroll all that list! ----<small style="background:#f00">'''[[User:Airon90|<span style="color:#000">→ A</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Airon90|<span style="color:#f00;background:#000">ir</span>]][[User talk:Airon90|<span style="color:#000">on Ĉ</span>]]'''</small> 16:51, 13 August 2011 (CEST)
:Cool. I got a broken image for the hover statistic though. Suggestions: add a link back to this page. The index page needs some graphics. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 13:17, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
 
  
 
== HBB Issues ==
 
== HBB Issues ==
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{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} use <nowiki>{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}}</nowiki><br />
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{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} use <nowiki>{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}}</nowiki><br />
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{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Solved}} use <nowiki>{{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Solved}}</nowiki><br />
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(Solved will be moved to the archive page)
  
=== Crashes when downloading an app ===
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=== Unable to download WiiBrowser {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} ===
 
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When trying to download my app, [[WiiBrowser]], the "Downloading icon file failed" message appears.<br />
I launched Homebrew Browser 0.2.1b (the most current version I could find on WiiBrew as of time of writing) on an NTSC Wii (Menu version 3.2) via Homebrew Channel Beta 8. The program started just fine, but when I attempted to download Barrage, it started... the blue bar got to about roughly 15-20% complete, then my screen flickered green and crashed, kicking me back to the Homebrew Channel menu. When I check the SD card on my computer, it did create a /apps/barrage/ directory, but it is empty.
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This [http://wiibrowser.googlecode.com/files/wiibrowser_rev37.zip package]should have all necessary files (including the icon.png)<br />
 
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Am I missing something?
Notables: This was my first time using the program, ever. Also, I very recently installed dvdx to my Wii, and have been running MPlayer. However, my attempt to use Homebrew Browser was off a fresh reboot; first thing I did upon starting the system. Would this have any impact? [[User:GespenstM|GespenstM]] 12:26 AM CST, August 15, 2008
 
 
 
=== Can not initialize internet connection ===
 
 
 
I am currently using a Wii with 3.2 firmware, and homebrew channel beta 8.  I have installed and gotten plenty of apps to work fine, however I have never been able to get this application to work.  It just says that it cant initialize with the network.  Opera works fine, weather channel, wii connect 24, and the Homebrew channel had updated automatically when I installed beta 7.  Is there are a port you would recommend opening up on my router to try and solve this issue.  I have a feeling my routers firewall is blocking it.  Its an actiontec wifi router that comes standard with verizon fios.
 
:The Homebrew Browser uses HTTP on port 80 to get all of the data... So unless port 80 is blocked by your firewall, I don't think that's the issue. However, I have heard of other people having this same issue without resolution. Can I ask specifics about how your Network connection is set up on the Wii? As in, Wireless, Nintendo Wifi adapter, Wired... Static IP, Automatic, Proxy.... ? Any info would be helpful --[[User:ProdigySim|ProdigySim]] 19:12, 22 July 2008 (CEST)
 
So i use the wii's built in wifi, with automatic configuration on a WEP key.  I believe its 64 bit WEP, but it may be 128 bit.  I can check when I get home.  I will try disabling it though when I get home and see if that changes anything.--Dave 14:53, 22 July 2008 (EST)
 
::So I resolved the problem by placing my wii in a DMZ in the routers settings.  I also noticed that the homebrew channel doesn't connect to the internet unless the wii is in the DMZ as well.  For some reason my firewall doesn't play nice with homebrew.  I can try to email you a log of my firewall activity if you like. --Davey 20:16 22 July 2008 EST
 
::It appears that after one successfuly connection, I could not log in again. I Switched to WPA on my wifi, and I did get it to work, but i dont know if thats just one time because it involved resetting my router.  I will do more testing tonight.  If the wii is in the DMZ though it cant be a firewall issue.  I would keep it on WPA, but not all wifi devices in my house support it. --Davey 09:16 23 July 2008 EST
 
::The other case I had heard of [http://pub.ne.jp/udsan/?entry_id=1548796 got resolved], and it was also a case of using automatic configuration (AOSS). He changed from that to a manual configuration and it began working. --[[User:ProdigySim|ProdigySim]] 07:31, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
I now have my router set to no security, but to only allow certain MAC address, and the homebrew channel seems to work.--[[User:DaveyDucati|DaveyDucati]] 18:13, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
Have you tried to disable wiiconnect24 before starting HBB?
 
 
 
I'm having this same problem. (To post above, I just tried that, and it still doesn't work.)--[[User:Sin|Sin]] 09:47, 1 August 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
I had the same problem using wireless and WEP, but it seemed that changing to a Static IP solved the problem. [[User:Tpw rules|tpw_rules]] 22:34, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
Another thing to try is to disable WEP. I spoke to had a user who couldn't initialise the network and when they disabled the WEP security, it worked.
 
 
 
=== Debug: Fwrite error ===
 
Just a heads up on a bug. Downloaded Mplayer Wii on HBB and an error message came up and said "Debug: Fwrite error (1)" the rest of the message was off the screen. The download status bar continued to grow beyond the download area into the next homebrew app about and download buttons. Eventually it finished and all went back to normal. Also when trying to launch Mplayer from HBC another Error comes up as "This is not a valid Wii Application." Did a manual install of the wiibrew Mplayer wii and it works fine. --[[User:Big_Bang_Theory|Big Bang Theory]] 23:16, 26 July 2008
 
: Can you try this again? I've tried it and didn't get any errors. Have you been able to download anything else? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 14:03, 31 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:: I got the same error when my SD card ran out of free space. --[[User:Bdr9|Bdr9]] 16:46, 31 July 2008 (CEST)
 
::: Updated to v 0.2.1a and have no problem as before. No problems in HBB or HBC after updating. My have been an issue in prior version. I downloaded everything and they all work fine. I did however reformat my SD card so may have been a problem on there? --[[User:Big_Bang_Theory|Big Bang Theory]] 23:47, 31 July 200
 
::::This happens to me when I run out of free space.  '''DEBUG: fwrite error: [i] not owner'''  Anyway it then says it is deleting, but I can't download anything else.  I end up with a full SD card with no files on it, and have to format it each time. --[[User:Malefactor|Malefactor]] 19 August 2008
 
 
 
=== Stops on Attempting to connect to server... ===
 
Video output:
 
Wii Homebrew Browser v0.2.1
 
To exit, press the Home button.
 
 
 
Waiting for network to initialise...
 
Network initialised.
 
Attempting to connect to server...
 
 
 
and here's where it stops. If i leave it for 5 minutes or so, it says "connection established" and then gives me a "read error -10076" when attempting to retrieve the homebrew list.
 
 
 
I'm behind a standard port 80 proxy.[[User:NuVanDibe|NuVanDibe]] 21:10, 28 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: Hm, try this [[:Image:Sample netsend.zip|Netsend Example]] and see if that works for you. Have you tried other networking apps, like ftpii? wii webservers?
 
 
 
=== Unknown Error ===
 
The HBB starts downloading images, but once it gets some images, it crashes. Tried it again, same thing.
 
: Does it crash at the same place every time? I don't think it should. How many dots does it take for it to crash? I'm thinking maybe it's writing too fast to your SD card perhaps? Is your SD card full?
 
I have the same problem. It stops at different stages of downloading the images. When all images are downloaded HBB starts normally. Besides that I also had a black screen after all images were downloaded. This was because one of the apps folders was emtpy or not complete. Please check all your apps folders if they are correct (see the namelist) and all the files are there. And last: check the temp directory in the root of your SD card. It should contain all the pictures HBB needs (delete corrupted images) --[[User:Digdug|DigDug]] 14:33, 31 July 2008 (CEST)
 
 
 
It crashes with 10 dots onscreen. Deleting the temp directory caused it to download 10 dots again and crash.
 
 
 
Oh, wait, never mind, the SD card was full. It works now.
 
 
 
=== File dates ===
 
I noticed when HBB writes to the SD, the files and folders doesn't have date, the field it's blank. I don't know if this is a problem with a library or the program itself. For the record, I'm using a FAT formated SD card. --[[User:Janus|Janus]] 17:54, 2 August 2008 (CEST)
 
  
Same. FAT32. 2G SD Card [[User:CarstenK|CarstenK]] 05:07, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
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=== Homebrew list error {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
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When im starting homebrew browser,everything goes right till the requesting homebrew list appears.
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It appears a error like this:
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DEGUG:fwrite error:[1] Not owner
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Please help! how can i fix this?
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: Please backup your SD/USB device, format your device and then restore the files. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 12:54, 11 October 2012 (CEST)
  
Same, Fat16 2GB Sandisk SD --[[User:DrMario|DrMario]] 14:24, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
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=== jump n' bump not installing correctly {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} ===
 +
application says it's done when it's completed downloading but when I look in the installed app section or through the app list it says it has not it also does not show up in the homebrew channel.
 +
[[User:Popman|Popman]] 12:01, 22 May 2011 (CEST)
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discovered source of error boot.dol downloads with the name BOOT.DOL and so is not detected.
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: immediately shows download button after attempting to install. checked boot.dol and it comes up as 0 bytes! -- [[User:Konna280|Konna280]] 21:42, 16 January 2012 (CET)
  
=== Long Filenames corrupt ===
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=== Game downloads but not installed {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
Last two updates I did in the HBB caused crashes after the /TEMP images finished loading, and each time when I repaired the disk I had corrupt long filenames for Freecell. After repairing there were two freecell images in my dir, one fine, one with 0 bytes length. I deleted both the freecell images from temp to be safe after the last update yet it happened agin when Freecell was updated.
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For example the game Alien Breed downloads but is not stored and the ‘download’ button is still available after two attempts.  The Game date is 1970 and so last in the list! The download counter also reads 'ws' and not the expected '0' zero - so maybe one or both of these things break the normal install route. --[[User:Titmouse|Titmouse]] 21:48, 2 December 2010 (CET)
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: Should be fixed now. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:52, 3 December 2010 (CET)
  
<pre>Verify and Repair volume “WIISD”
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=== Homebrew browser Wii Error:: {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
** /dev/disk3s1
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I currently downloaded Homebrew to my Wii Installed The Homebrew Browser...
** Phase 1 - Preparing FAT
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The Little Globe Comes on To tell me im connected to the intrenet, When i connect to the intrenet through homebrew browser it connects succsessfully then it tells me : Finding www.codemii.com's ip adress. then it errors and says unable to find ip adress using stored one or somthing. and it sits there for like thirty miniutes and never moves... please help C.j Allen <small>—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:Wiihakks101|Wiihakks101]] ([[User talk:Wiihakks101|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Wiihakks101|contribs]]) 11:52, 20 July 2009 (UTC)</small>
** Phase 2 - Checking Directories
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:: Can you ping codemii.com from your PC in the same network? -[[User:Charlatan|Charlatan]] 01:09, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
long filename record cluster start != 0
 
Invalid long filename entry for /TEMP/FREECE~1.PNG
 
Remove? yes
 
** Phase 3 - Checking for Orphan Clusters
 
Found orphan cluster(s)
 
Fix? yes
 
Marked 5 clusters as free
 
Free space in FSInfo block (16378) not correct (16383)
 
Fix? yes
 
1227 files, 65532 KiB free (16383 clusters)
 
  
***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****</pre>
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I'm having the exact same issue. www.codemii.com is accessible from my laptop, but not from the Homebrew Browser. [[User:Thinusp|Thinusp]] 08:57, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
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::: Can you try using a different DNS server in your Wii settings? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:39, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
  
I think you might be bitten by bug in libfat.
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=== Error Codes {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} ===
 +
Probably not the right section, but I keep getting the error codes -81, -27 and -22, could a list be made so that users can identify their meaning? --[[User:ColdPerson|ColdPerson]] 14:17, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
  
=== Cursor hotspot incorrect ===
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=== Corrupted Icon Image {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} ===
It might already be somewhere on this page but then I've missed it. The hotspot of the cursor is incorrectly placed. This is most notable when you hold the remote upside down so that the cursor is upside-down: you have to click a lot below the actual button for it to register. Rumble helps a bit but with the small buttons it's still a bit of a guess where to click.
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The image on NewoShooter 1.26 crashes the homebrew browser when I select it from the list. When selected the image appears corrupted under the game title, then the application locks up.  I'm not sure if its because I created it with microsoft paint in windows Vista. I have the latest version of HBB and 4.3 install on my normal wii.  [[User:Owen|Owen]] 02:04, 16 January 2011 (CET)
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: The image seems ok it's just URL text goes over the buffer I had set, I've corrected it now, it should be fixed in 1-2 days (because of server cache). --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 14:18, 17 January 2011 (CET)
  
=== Delete Files Bug ===
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=== Code Dump {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}} ===
Sometimes when you delete files you don't get the space back on the SD card (mines 2gb FAT 16 Sandisk) I originally noticed this bug in SD Explorer and someone had already posted a bug report for it, I think it is the same cause for both programs. They thought the problem is for libfat so if someone knows where to post bug reports for libfat for the wii, could you do that for me?
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I've been getting a lot of code dumps lately at random times while using HBB 0.3.6. Here's one such dump:
:Quote "Currently there are some bugs in the delete function. If you delete files, you don't gain the released space. I think this error is rather in libfat but I search for a solution.
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<pre>
::-Yes, I've noticed this too. If you use the error-checking tool in windows on the SD card, it finds the data and places it in FOUND.000 and then you can delete it. I think whoever thought the bug was in libfat is right since the HBB has the same bug. "
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GPR00 00000000 GPR08 91E5ED28 GPR16 800F0000 GPR24 000001C8
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GPR01 80E0E5F0 GPR09 91E5ED28 GPR17 80DED694 GPR25 811E7A78
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GPR02 801E5900 GPR10 00000000 GPR18 801F0000 GPR26 00000038
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GPR03 00000000 GPR11 00000000 GPR19 00014000 GPR27 80E0E5F8
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GPR04 00000000 GPR12 42004028 GPR20 91E5ED28 GPR28 00000020
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GPR05 91E5ED28 GPR13 801E8700 GPR21 00000038 GPR29 00000000
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GPR06 00000000 GPR14 9334BB60 GPR22 811E7A78 GPR30 00000000
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GPR07 00000000 GPR15 92FCE7C0 GPR23 00000010 GPR31 91E5ED28
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LR 800782AC SRR0 800782c0 SRR1 0000a032 MSR 00000000
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DAR 00000000 DSISR 06000000
  
Probably a related bug, I downloaded a bunch of the SNES homebrew to check out the different versions. Afterwards, i was unable to delete any of them. (It just says delete failed or couldn't delete in the little status window/ progress bar area for that homebrew in the HBB.) [[User:Nago|Nago]] 18:08, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
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STACK DUMP:
:that's a different bug that comes as a result of having another file in the same folder where the HBB installed the app so it is unable to delete the folder, this was fixed by now deleting everything in that folder. The bug I am talking about refers to everything being deleted off the card so you can't see it anymore in any file explorer but it is still there technically and you don't get the free space back.
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800782c0 --> 800782ac --> 800a5d2c --> 800a5cc8
  
== Controls ==
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CODE DUMP:
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800782c0:  980B0000 88090000 980B0001 396B0002
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800782d0:  39290004 4200FFE8 38E70008 39080A00
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800782e0:  2F8A0003 394A0001 419E00AC 48000070
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</pre>
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--[[User:Mu mind|Mu mind]] 01:16, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
  
Maybe you could add the controls used by the application (wiimote/gamecube/etc.) just like on the wiibrew article sites?
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=== Queue Bug? {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
: Please explain this further. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:56, 30 July 2008 (CEST)
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I found a minor bug that you could fix in 0.3.9.
::OP wants [[homebrew apps/Peripheral info]] included inside HBB. Personally, I would like some notification if some non-standard hardware (balance board, GC controller, etc) is required to use the homebrew. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 13:21, 30 July 2008 (CEST)
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If you add an app to queue then open up the "Download/Delete Queue" page, the app you selected will be there. But if you delete it from the list (By pressing -) and open the Download/Delete Queue page again, the name and short description will still be there, but not the icon. Again a very minor bug, but one that should be fixed.
::: Ah I see, good idea. I'll put it in the next HBB release. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 13:43, 30 July 2008 (CEST)
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Keep up the good work!--[[User:Jrcolonial98|Jrcolonial98]] 19:30, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
:::: I couldn't put it in because there was too many little icons to fit in the "channel". Maybe when I use a bigger about window it could be added there. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 01:56, 13 August 2008 (CEST)
 
Great, thanks! That was exactly what I meant! --[[User:Digdug|DigDug]] 14:43, 30 July 2008 (CEST)
 
  
== HBB Stats ==
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=== USB-HDD works, but icon download is extremely slow compared to SD {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
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I also use a USB-HDD with a FAT32 on the 1st partition, with no SD Card whatsoever (my card slot is defective), and I noticed that HBB takes several minutes to update all the app icons. On a friend's Wii, I could see that this process takes only a few seconds, but unlike me, his HBB is in his SD Card. This has been like this since the days of HBB 0.3.5, and as of HBB 0.3.8, it hasn't changed. In spite of this, HBB works as expected, and code dumps are rare, but do occur, occasionally. --[[User:Friiloader|Friiloader]] 23:53, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
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: I wonder if v0.3.9a is better now? [[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)
  
I saw the [http://www.codemii.com/hbbstats.php stats page]. Change the bit that outputs that text to output '<img src="/homebrew/'.$(whateveryoucalled the name var).'/icon.png" alt="'.$(whateveryoucalled the name var).'" />' - and you'll have images (along with ALT tags for those using text-based browsers) instead of boring, plain text. --[[User:Lukegb|Lukegb]] 17:15, 3 August 2008 (CEST)
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=== Hangs at Parsing Homebrew List {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
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Any time I try to use a repo other than codemii it hangs at Parsing Homebrew List. If I hit 2 it says "Reverting to CodeMii.com repository." but hangs there. I've tried all of the repos at least 5 times, every time changing the settings back manually, or just replacing the folder in app entirely. One time Lukegb's loaded fine, I didn't do anything different. [[User:4068401|4068401]] 21:50, 3 October 2010 (CEST)
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: I've removed the 2 non-working repos. [[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)
  
==Implementing Into WiiManage==
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=== I can't get the HBB to work! {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}} ===
I am currently making a mac application that will set up and manage your entire SD card. It needs some way to go to the web and gather the files for download that people want. Is it possible we could collaborate on something to work with your system? [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 01:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
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When I load the HBB app everything works except that when I click 'Download' it just freezes and nothinhg happends. How do i fix this? --[[User:Boondox|Boondox]] 23:02, 1 September 2010 (CEST)
: What kind of collaboration are you looking for? You are probably looking for some sort kind of a http library for C. I can help you out if you need help with how the HBB system works, the application listing file and directory structure, etc. Keep in mind that I don't have a mac. You can contact me on teknecal@gmail.com or at #wiidev on EFnet. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 11:06, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
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: Can you try removing all other controllers apart from the Wiimote and remove any USB devices you might have? If that doesn't work, can you try and format you SD card after you back it up? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:41, 2 September 2010 (CEST)
:: You have a great system setup for HBB and I know that you have this all setup somewhere with all the images, files, and .xml things that the HBB goes to and grabs. I know I can implement into my application more or less anything HTTP. I want it to help you(the end user who is clueless) update everything, but on the computer side. I don't know if your a forum member on either forum but I just more or less need your file hosting. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 14:11, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::: I am a member of the Wiibrew Forums. The listing file is found at http://www.codemii.com/homebrew/listv021.txt which lists the application name, timestamp, image file size, dol/elf file size, is it a dol or elf, total directory size, folders to create, files to copy, any files to delete. In http://www.codemii.com/homebrew/, you will see the directory structure. The images files are in this directory as well as the folders for the applications. In each directory are the boot.dol/elf, icon.png, meta.xml and any additional files. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:01, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:::: So you don't mind me implementing it into WiiManage? Either way thank you. [[User:Pinball wizard|Pinball wizard]] 14:22, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::::: Yeah I don't mind, go ahead. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:23, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
 
  
== New download behavior ==
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== Something Horribly Wrong ==
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Nothing works at all as of today (7 November 2010). Doesn't function properly on 2 different Wii's, writing to SD or to USB drive. Updates seem to be coming from an incorrect server and are out of date, and don't even extract properly. Functionality utterly broken at the moment. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 18:29, 7 November 2010 (CET)
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:Not sure what the underlying cause is. When I try to update Pacman through the HBB it installs 1.01, not the latest 1.03. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 22:12, 7 November 2010 (CET)
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::Seems like pacman was under the folder "Pacman", I changed it back and it should work now. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 09:51, 8 November 2010 (CET)
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:::That fixed it, thanks. Was the issue on my end? When I upload a new zipfile, should the directory be named "pacman" and not "Pacman"? Anyway feel free to delete this entire incident from this talk page. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 13:41, 8 November 2010 (CET)
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:::: The issue was on our server. In this case, yep you should zip it up as "pacman" but I'll always double check folders from now on. --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:50, 9 November 2010 (CET)
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:::One other note, the HBB seems to scan the VFAT partition on my USB hard drive before it does anything. I've got thousands of files on it so it takes a LONG time. It would be great if this "feature" could be turned off. HBB ought to just snoop around the apps tree and nothing else. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 20:14, 8 November 2010 (CET)
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:::: I think it's because of the free space function as it uses statvfs("usb:/",&fiData) to get the block size, blocks free and blocks total. You can turn this off in Settings -> Show SD card space & Check free space. Just to confirm does this happens when HBB first loads the GUI? Let me know if turning off those settings helps? Also is there a quicker way than using statvfs? --[[User:Teknecal|Teknecal]] 10:50, 9 November 2010 (CET)
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:::You're right, turning off the check free space + show free space fixes the long pause when the HBB is first launched. But still for some reason there is a long delay during the extraction of any downloaded app, no matter how small. I'm just using a USB hard drive, there is no SD card installed at all. [[User:Dashxdr|Dashxdr]] 13:39, 9 November 2010 (CET)
  
The old style suited me better. I have a slow internet connection, so downloading the images takes a bit of time. I would prefer all the images to be loaded at the start, so my homebrew-browsing experience is not interrupted by waiting for images to load. Maybe add it back as an option? Or make the images download in the backgorund. [[User:Felix|Felix]] 12:24, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
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== Mod file is not played  ==
:I also do not like this new behavior. It takes much too long to change pages, even when the page's icons are already loaded. --[[User:Blooper4912|Blooper4912]] 03:52, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
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In the last release (0.3.9e) the loop.mod file is not played. The mod support seems broken.
::Same here, I think that the on-the-fly downloading is kind of out of place. I liked the downloading the images to a temp dir when the app first starts. --[[User:Niceguy1012|Niceguy1012]] 03:01, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
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Ogg files are instead played.
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[[User:Oibaf|Oibaf]] 01:00, 5 December 2014 (CET)

Latest revision as of 03:23, 3 December 2018

Apps

Wanted Apps

If you want an app added, list it in the following format:

* [[App name]] version

If the App Name is different from the page name on WiiBrew, use the format:

* [[Page name|App name]] version


Apps deliberately not included in standard HBB Repo

This list could change, and was not made by Teknecal

Title Reason
AnyRegion Changer Included in lukegb's repository
AnyTitle Deleter and AnyTitle Deleter MOD Included in lukegb's repository
Channel File Manager Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Dop-SHOP Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Mii Channel Updater Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage (outdated)
Preloader Priiloader included in lukegb's repository
Starfall Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage (outdated)
Wii Gamecube Homebrew Launcher 0.2.3 Requires additional installation steps
WiiSCU Included in lukegb's repository
WAD Manager Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Wii Linux Too large

Questions

Could you tell me how you got the HBB to update it self?--HUN73R /\/\. 03:28, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

It firstly connects to the internet and checks a text file which contains the file size of the boot.dol. If this file size doesn't match the size the user currently has then it prompts the user to update. Then it just downloads the new boot.dol and meta.xml files to the correct location. There is a download example here: Homebrew Browser#NetSend Example + HTTP Download Example

I have used this program successfully many time launched from the SD card. I now wish to move my HomeBrew to my USB Drive. My first attempt was to have a WBFS partition fist with a Fat32 second on the Drive. That did not work so I tried moving the Fat32 to the first partition. That started to work but each time I Download an App the Wii crashes with a Stack Dump... Can this app run from a Fat32 partition of a USB Drive? Secondly with the WBFS as the second partition my WiiFlow USB loader would not see my files. But that is for another PAGE.--capple123 02:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

How do you add custom repositories to the HBB? Deozaan 06:36, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Here is the guide to adding a repo http://www.codemii.com/hbb-repositories/ --Teknecal 04:55, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

How I can tell a new version of my program? wilco2009 —Preceding undated comment added 08:27, 6 September 2011 (CEST).

add it to the #Wanted Apps section. LoganA (talkcontribs) 17:06, 2 October 2011 (CEST)

Is there any way to get a copy of the source code? -- Bth8 (talk) 17:26, 24 February 2013 (CET)

Suggestions/Comments

Request

Keep up to date with weekly notification emails, add hbb@codemii.com to your Wii address book to get fortnightly updates sent to your Wii. - No longer available Could you make it available again? HacksRUs65535VR 05:10, 27 September 2011 (CEST)

Released Apps Page

What about moving the apps section to another page? (I mean here on Wiibrew) The list is getting a little long, no? -- Tj cool

YES! IT DOES ITS WAY TOO BIG! Randomdude 16:48, 16 September 2010 (CEST)

Homebrew Browser Channel

I haven't done much lately with this but now I have a working compiler again so the installer is getting closer. The channel on the other hand is killing me. I am stuck with getting weird debug info like HBB used to give. Any help on how to read those Teknecal? Pinball wizard 01:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Does it say like debug [1] Not owner? I think that the fix is to format the SD card. --Teknecal 13:19, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
It isn't debug info I put it wrong. I meant to say Code Dumps. It looks to be all hex code. Check your pms too. Pinball wizard 19:06, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
The installer is getting closer. I have all the code checking out okay but I think that my development environment is having problems. Closer now though. Still have the channel issues. Hoping to maybe release before I die, lol. Pinball wizard 19:35, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm now doing debugging on the installer. If I can figure the channel issue out and approval from Teknecal, I should release soon.*@Teknecal, The issue with the channel is that it shows the kind of code dump as what you have at the end of your 1 year anniversary video. I am going to add in some debug code to see if it is the channel launch code or HBB code. Do you know what IOS HBB runs on? Pinball wizard 20:39, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm cleaning up code for the installer now, commenting out debug info and about to lock down the installer to the final channel pieces now instead of anything you want. I need to put some placeholder logo spots and finish recoding the code for the channel. I have a list of testers and should be ready to beta test in a week. @Teknecal, Don't worry about anything with your app just yet. I think I found the issue in the channel launching check your pms for details on it. After beta tests I will shoot you up for approval and I should have release 1.0 out very soon. Pinball wizard 02:48, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

What's up with this? I'd love to have this as a channel, it'd save a step. Dashxdr 03:59, 13 October 2010 (CEST)

No idea what happened with it. Teknecal 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)

Search

Umh... There is so many apps available, and no search. Search would be really useful! --Error 14:17, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

I'll do something like searching by letter, e.g. A, B, C will bring you directly to those applications. --Teknecal 04:55, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Better distinguish between downloaded/HBB apps

It would be possible, meta.xml being an xml file, to insert extra fields into it, without too many things exploding, surely. For instance, it could be possible to insert some hbb specific fields, for instance: <hbb:repository>lukegb</hbb:repository> <hbb:downloaded>true</hbb:downloaded> <hbb:lastversion>xyzabc</hbb:lastversion>

Update all apps

There should be an option to update all apps, and perhaps also an option to turn off the Wii afterwards. This way I can hit the button and go to bed with no worries.--SkiDragon 13:00, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

More icons

Replace the wii zapper icon for apps with a button called "more peripherals" that has information such as usb support. --Toagac 12:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm hoping to have a little arrow to move the icons to the left so you can scroll through them. --Teknecal 00:44, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Multiple download threads

I would really like to see this app use multiple threads to download. Downloading files can be painfully slow. :). --Sonicsleep 03:54, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Classic Support

Could classic controller support be added? Bsltiger 07:53, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

I'll look into it. --Teknecal 00:44, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
I hope you can find a way to add it in :) --MegaSuperab (talk) 18:42, 27 June 2016 (CEST)

HBC Themes

Add a new tab for all the Homebrew Channel Themes. Randomdude 23:49, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree, there are many of us over here making these "Awesome" themes and would like an easier way for people to see how "Awesome" they really are. --Abeckring 06:52, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
In progress, it'll be a repo of HBC themes and I'll add a "fake" app in Utilities which will explain how to access the repo. --Teknecal 14:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
v0.3.9 test version here: http://www.codemii.com/hbb.v0.3.9.test.dol, HBC Themes are accessible via the Repo named "HBC Themes" (Settings page 3, Use Other Repositories). Let me know if there are any issues and also let me know if you have a >4GB device and if HBB picks up the right amount of free space. --Teknecal 01:28, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
How come some themes don't show up in the repository? --Abeckring 04:39, 2 September 2010 (CEST)
I just have to add the rest that were added to WiiBrew since about 1-2 weeks ago which I'll do in the next day or so. --Teknecal 10:35, 2 September 2010 (CEST)
Is there any possibility of putting themes in that aren't allowed on wiibrew? --Abeckring 23:34, 11 September 2010 (CEST)
No, probably not. --bg4545 01:42, 12 September 2010 (CEST)
Probably! Randomdude 05:04, 21 October 2010 (CEST)

HBB Themes

For the next version you should add theming, just like what the HBC has. It would be cool to have a custom HBB. --Abeckring 23:39, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

File Size Adjustment?

Somehow this always confuses me but before I download Homebrew it tells me the size of the Homebrew app and then when I download it, it tells me the download is smaller than what I saw previously. I then figured out that the download is zipped and the file size in the description is the extracted size. Maybe use this format in the description instead? "1.0MB (0.59MB Zipped)" --Wildgoosespeeder 23:48, 4 January 2011 (CET)

Translation

What about make HBB translatable? I could translate it in Italian or in Esperanto... ----→ Airon Ĉ 16:51, 13 August 2011 (CEST)

Games by type

Is it possible to divide games by type, in order to make the list smaller? It is impossible to scroll all that list! ----→ Airon Ĉ 16:51, 13 August 2011 (CEST)

HBB Issues

OPEN use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}}
RECEIVED use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}}
SOLVED use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Solved}}
(Solved will be moved to the archive page)

Unable to download WiiBrowser OPEN

When trying to download my app, WiiBrowser, the "Downloading icon file failed" message appears.
This packageshould have all necessary files (including the icon.png)
Am I missing something?

Homebrew list error RECEIVED

When im starting homebrew browser,everything goes right till the requesting homebrew list appears. It appears a error like this: DEGUG:fwrite error:[1] Not owner Please help! how can i fix this?

Please backup your SD/USB device, format your device and then restore the files. --Teknecal 12:54, 11 October 2012 (CEST)

jump n' bump not installing correctly OPEN

application says it's done when it's completed downloading but when I look in the installed app section or through the app list it says it has not it also does not show up in the homebrew channel. Popman 12:01, 22 May 2011 (CEST) discovered source of error boot.dol downloads with the name BOOT.DOL and so is not detected.

immediately shows download button after attempting to install. checked boot.dol and it comes up as 0 bytes! -- Konna280 21:42, 16 January 2012 (CET)

Game downloads but not installed RECEIVED

For example the game Alien Breed downloads but is not stored and the ‘download’ button is still available after two attempts. The Game date is 1970 and so last in the list! The download counter also reads 'ws' and not the expected '0' zero - so maybe one or both of these things break the normal install route. --Titmouse 21:48, 2 December 2010 (CET)

Should be fixed now. --Teknecal 09:52, 3 December 2010 (CET)

Homebrew browser Wii Error:: RECEIVED

I currently downloaded Homebrew to my Wii Installed The Homebrew Browser... The Little Globe Comes on To tell me im connected to the intrenet, When i connect to the intrenet through homebrew browser it connects succsessfully then it tells me : Finding www.codemii.com's ip adress. then it errors and says unable to find ip adress using stored one or somthing. and it sits there for like thirty miniutes and never moves... please help C.j Allen —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiihakks101 (talkcontribs) 11:52, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Can you ping codemii.com from your PC in the same network? -Charlatan 01:09, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm having the exact same issue. www.codemii.com is accessible from my laptop, but not from the Homebrew Browser. Thinusp 08:57, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Can you try using a different DNS server in your Wii settings? --Teknecal 13:39, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Error Codes OPEN

Probably not the right section, but I keep getting the error codes -81, -27 and -22, could a list be made so that users can identify their meaning? --ColdPerson 14:17, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Corrupted Icon Image OPEN

The image on NewoShooter 1.26 crashes the homebrew browser when I select it from the list. When selected the image appears corrupted under the game title, then the application locks up. I'm not sure if its because I created it with microsoft paint in windows Vista. I have the latest version of HBB and 4.3 install on my normal wii. Owen 02:04, 16 January 2011 (CET)

The image seems ok it's just URL text goes over the buffer I had set, I've corrected it now, it should be fixed in 1-2 days (because of server cache). --Teknecal 14:18, 17 January 2011 (CET)

Code Dump OPEN

I've been getting a lot of code dumps lately at random times while using HBB 0.3.6. Here's one such dump:

GPR00 00000000 GPR08 91E5ED28 GPR16 800F0000 GPR24 000001C8
GPR01 80E0E5F0 GPR09 91E5ED28 GPR17 80DED694 GPR25 811E7A78
GPR02 801E5900 GPR10 00000000 GPR18 801F0000 GPR26 00000038
GPR03 00000000 GPR11 00000000 GPR19 00014000 GPR27 80E0E5F8
GPR04 00000000 GPR12 42004028 GPR20 91E5ED28 GPR28 00000020
GPR05 91E5ED28 GPR13 801E8700 GPR21 00000038 GPR29 00000000
GPR06 00000000 GPR14 9334BB60 GPR22 811E7A78 GPR30 00000000
GPR07 00000000 GPR15 92FCE7C0 GPR23 00000010 GPR31 91E5ED28
LR 800782AC SRR0 800782c0 SRR1 0000a032 MSR 00000000
DAR 00000000 DSISR 06000000

STACK DUMP:
800782c0 --> 800782ac --> 800a5d2c --> 800a5cc8

CODE DUMP:
800782c0:  980B0000 88090000 980B0001 396B0002
800782d0:  39290004 4200FFE8 38E70008 39080A00
800782e0:  2F8A0003 394A0001 419E00AC 48000070

--Mu mind 01:16, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Queue Bug? RECEIVED

I found a minor bug that you could fix in 0.3.9. If you add an app to queue then open up the "Download/Delete Queue" page, the app you selected will be there. But if you delete it from the list (By pressing -) and open the Download/Delete Queue page again, the name and short description will still be there, but not the icon. Again a very minor bug, but one that should be fixed. Keep up the good work!--Jrcolonial98 19:30, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

USB-HDD works, but icon download is extremely slow compared to SD RECEIVED

I also use a USB-HDD with a FAT32 on the 1st partition, with no SD Card whatsoever (my card slot is defective), and I noticed that HBB takes several minutes to update all the app icons. On a friend's Wii, I could see that this process takes only a few seconds, but unlike me, his HBB is in his SD Card. This has been like this since the days of HBB 0.3.5, and as of HBB 0.3.8, it hasn't changed. In spite of this, HBB works as expected, and code dumps are rare, but do occur, occasionally. --Friiloader 23:53, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

I wonder if v0.3.9a is better now? Teknecal 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)

Hangs at Parsing Homebrew List RECEIVED

Any time I try to use a repo other than codemii it hangs at Parsing Homebrew List. If I hit 2 it says "Reverting to CodeMii.com repository." but hangs there. I've tried all of the repos at least 5 times, every time changing the settings back manually, or just replacing the folder in app entirely. One time Lukegb's loaded fine, I didn't do anything different. 4068401 21:50, 3 October 2010 (CEST)

I've removed the 2 non-working repos. Teknecal 09:44, 31 October 2010 (CET)

I can't get the HBB to work! RECEIVED

When I load the HBB app everything works except that when I click 'Download' it just freezes and nothinhg happends. How do i fix this? --Boondox 23:02, 1 September 2010 (CEST)

Can you try removing all other controllers apart from the Wiimote and remove any USB devices you might have? If that doesn't work, can you try and format you SD card after you back it up? --Teknecal 10:41, 2 September 2010 (CEST)

Something Horribly Wrong

Nothing works at all as of today (7 November 2010). Doesn't function properly on 2 different Wii's, writing to SD or to USB drive. Updates seem to be coming from an incorrect server and are out of date, and don't even extract properly. Functionality utterly broken at the moment. Dashxdr 18:29, 7 November 2010 (CET)

Not sure what the underlying cause is. When I try to update Pacman through the HBB it installs 1.01, not the latest 1.03. Dashxdr 22:12, 7 November 2010 (CET)
Seems like pacman was under the folder "Pacman", I changed it back and it should work now. --Teknecal 09:51, 8 November 2010 (CET)
That fixed it, thanks. Was the issue on my end? When I upload a new zipfile, should the directory be named "pacman" and not "Pacman"? Anyway feel free to delete this entire incident from this talk page. Dashxdr 13:41, 8 November 2010 (CET)
The issue was on our server. In this case, yep you should zip it up as "pacman" but I'll always double check folders from now on. --Teknecal 10:50, 9 November 2010 (CET)
One other note, the HBB seems to scan the VFAT partition on my USB hard drive before it does anything. I've got thousands of files on it so it takes a LONG time. It would be great if this "feature" could be turned off. HBB ought to just snoop around the apps tree and nothing else. Dashxdr 20:14, 8 November 2010 (CET)
I think it's because of the free space function as it uses statvfs("usb:/",&fiData) to get the block size, blocks free and blocks total. You can turn this off in Settings -> Show SD card space & Check free space. Just to confirm does this happens when HBB first loads the GUI? Let me know if turning off those settings helps? Also is there a quicker way than using statvfs? --Teknecal 10:50, 9 November 2010 (CET)
You're right, turning off the check free space + show free space fixes the long pause when the HBB is first launched. But still for some reason there is a long delay during the extraction of any downloaded app, no matter how small. I'm just using a USB hard drive, there is no SD card installed at all. Dashxdr 13:39, 9 November 2010 (CET)

Mod file is not played

In the last release (0.3.9e) the loop.mod file is not played. The mod support seems broken. Ogg files are instead played. Oibaf 01:00, 5 December 2014 (CET)