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Old news can be found here, for the latest news Current events

  • 21 June 08: Team Twiizers released a new Twilight Hack, supporting the new Wii update.
  • 17 June 08: bushing announced a new workaraound, fixing around the latest Wii update.
  • 16 June 08: Nintendo of Europe released a new Wii update that killed the Twilight Hack and the Freeloader, and atleast one Wii that had the Homebrew Channel installed on it once got bricked.
  • 6 June 08: Homebrew Channel can be updated to beta 8.
  • 3 June 08: libogc has been updated and "brings vastly improved Wii support."
  • 12 May 08: The Wiiware service is now available in North America and does not affect the Twilight Hack in any way.
  • 17 May 08: marcan uploaded a video showing a working banner for the homebrew channel developed using homebrew tools.
  • 12 April 08

A new version of Wii Linux (Proof of Concept 4) has been released, featuring USB keyboard support.

  • 11 April 08

A Friend Codes page has been added so developers and members of the Wii Homebrew community can organize on-line matches.

  • 9 April 08

Source code for an experimental TCP loader is now available.

  • 7 April 08

A new homebrew loader is released by hel_hibou. It replicates the Wii menu and allows you to select and load multiple ELF files from the SD Card slot. This Loader allows you to create custom names and pictures for your homebrew titles.

  • 4 April 08

A new version (0.3) of the Wii Proof of Concept Linux with read and write support for the front SD card slot has been released over at GC-Linux.org.

  • 3 April 08

A winner has been chosen for the Homebrew channel music contest. Congratulations to drmr for his loop!

  • 1 April 08

Fake PS3 Emu released by GizmoTheGreen, was meant as a joke, but is still pretty cool to look at :)

Wii Homebrew Channel early preview released! Grab it here [1] [2].

  • 25 March 08

A winner has been chosen for the Homebrew channel banner contest. Congratulations to souLLy and his awesome entry. The music contest is still on.

  • 22 March 08

The much-requested source code for DesktopMan's Tetris Wii has been released. The original post can be found on DesktopMan's site and it can be downloaded from there (RAR) or here (TAR GZ). (Note: This does not contain a binary, nor is it a new version. It does include a Visual Studio project.)

  • 22 March 08

A new Wii System Update has been released, containing a new version of the firmware (IOS37) with a fix for the signing bug. A further update is required to activate this fix. Note this is NOT the update from a couple of days ago that was related to Wiiware.

  • 21 March 08

Experimental Twilight Hack 0.1alpha3b has been released. FAT32 support added.

There is a new minor update available to the Wii Shop Channel, related to the coming of Wiiware. It does not affect any current hacks and is "safe".

  • 19 March 08

Wiifuse v0.2.0 is out. The included Wiifuse server lets you remotely mount your wii NAND filesystem on your PC.

  • 18 March 08

There is a new art contest and music contest. Scroll to the top of the linked page for info on contests.

  • 16 March 08

Bushing showed a video with the worlds first homebrew channel on a Wii (Warning: don't immediately jump on IRC to ask for a release, if it ever gets released it will be right here.)

  • 15 March 08

We're now on a new server, It should be much, much faster. We also have a squid proxy set up and dishing out static pages before you ever hit the mediawiki thanks to pab-. -Ch0p

  • 14 March 08

Twilight Hack alpha3a is out. Front SD with FAT16 support!

  • 10 March 08

geckoloader v0.0.3 is out. Less requirements and more features. Happy happy, joy joy!

  • 9 March 08

AtaWii Beta 1.0 has been released ( An Atari St emulator )

An SDLoader for Wii to be used with the Trucha Signer was released yesterday at the Spanish forum of elotrolado (This is an ISO Image used to make development faster. The ISO is a loader which loads files (*.dol) from the SDGecko so developers don't have to re-burn a DVD every time they make an update, they just have to update the SD card. A modchip is still needed.)


Super Smash Bros Brawl System Update

Super Smash Bros Brawl (NTSC) apparently includes a required system update before the Wii is able load the game. The update is only available through the game disc itself and not through Wii Online Update. It is most likely just bug fixes for the game and includes the standard warning about the update possibly bricking the wii if you have any "Unauthorized Modifications", but so far this update does not appear to affect the Twilight Hack on unmodified consoles. -Cyber

  • 4 March 08

Version 0.2 of the Wii Proof of Concept Linux has been released over at GC-Linux.org

Download link

  • 1 March 08

Eke-eke has released a Wii version of his Genesis Plus emulator. The first Genesis Plus emulator with the ability to play Virtua Racing.

Geckoloader is released by dhewg. Geckoloader is a Wii program that transfers DOL binaries over USB Gecko, for faster loading and testing of homebrew applications.

  • 29 February 08

Release 14 of devkitPPC (the gamecube toolchain aka libogc) just hit the streets. This version includes support for the Wii. News post. Grab the code.

  • 27 February 08

Victor Muñoz has released a disc-signing tool for the Wii -- "Trucha Signer". More info.

  • 26 February 08

WiiBrew.org suffered from Slashdot yesterday, today it's time for Digg to hammer the wiki.

  • 25 February 08

WiiBrew.org suffered the wrath of being Slashdotted. After a brief stint of downtime and some generous donations, WiiBrew (as you can see) has returned.

Nintendo has released system update Wii Menu 3.2 across all regions. It does not appear to affect current exploits. Details in Homebrew status

  • 24 February 08

GC-Linux has released a Wii Proof of Concept mini-distro. GC-Linux main page PoC Download(Works with usb Gecko)

emu_kidid released his Wii Mode MP3 Player.

  • 22 February 08

Beardface has released a new version of the EasyIOS application for the Wii. The new version is a stable release that allows those too lazy to code to contribute to the development effort.

  • 19 February 08

Team Twiizers (tmbinc, segher, bushing) released an updated version of the Twilight Hack. It is now possible to load ELF files from an SD card using an SD Gecko (or similar). Be sure to read the included README.

  • 19 February 08

Christian Auby aka DesktopMan has managed to port Tetris to the Wii. The game can be loaded using the Twilight Hack. Download the video [3] (also on Youtube [4]) and the ELF file [5] from his website.

  • 15 February 08

laZmike displays a small "Hello, World!" demo using the Twilight Hack. You can view the video at [6]

  • 14 February 08

"Auby" has managed to have the Twilight Hack load a pong game! As of right now, it doesn't do much because there are no controls. You can see it in action at [7] (smooth video but takes a while to load) or [8] (choppy video but loads a lot faster) Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone!

TikTok n' Botch run tachtig on Zelda exploit, make "release". Film at 11.

  • 13 February 08

say hi to Wiifuse server, a new tool with a ridiculous big list of requirements.

  • 12 February 08

The Project of the Month page is now up - Congratulations to Johnny Lee for his Wiimote work.

  • 11 February 08

Contest is over! Guess why :) Twilight Hack

  • 4 February 08

We are currently running two logo contests; Check them out here!


Really old news

There seems to be a really old news page too WiiCR-archive