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'''WiiBuilder''' 1.0 formerly known as GRRLIB Converter is a Windows software to use for Wii homebrew development.
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{{Infobox homebrew
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| title      = WiiBuilder
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| image      = [[File:Crayon-wiibuilder-icon.png|WiiBuilder Logo]]
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| type        = pc utility
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| author      = [[User:Crayon|Crayon]]
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| version    = 1.8.2
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| licence    =
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| download    =
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| downloadraw = [http://www.optimatek.com/app/wiibuilder_win32.zip Download (32-bit)]<br>[http://www.optimatek.com/app/wiibuilder_win64.zip Download (64-bit)]
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| website    =
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| discussion  = Talk:WiiBuilder
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| source      =
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'''WiiBuilder''' is a Windows software to use for Wii homebrew development. This tool can do what [[wiiload]] and raw2c are doing, plus all sort of other things. All that in one single executable file. Windows XP or later is required to run the application.
  
==Usage==
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== Usage ==
The ''File'' tab is use to:
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* Convert Portable Network Graphics (.png) to C array in header file (.h), works with [[GRRLIB | GRRLIB 3.0]] and [[libwiisprite]]
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=== File Section ===
* Convert Images (.gif, .bmp, .jpeg or .jpg) to header file (.h), works with GRRLIB 2.0 or less
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The ''File'' section is use for:
* Convert XML (.xml) to C array in header file (.h)
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* Binary file conversion (creating a C array to include into a Wii homebrew project). Allowed file types are:
* Convert GRRLIB 2.0 (or less) screenshot (.grr) to Portable Network Graphics (.png)
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** Portable Network Graphics (.png)
* Load Wii executables files (.dol) from a computer to a Wii with the [[Homebrew Channel]], IP address must be entered in the ''Settings''
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** JPEG images (.jpg or .jpeg)
* Compile Makefile to ([[Dol|.dol]] and [[Elf|.elf]]), you must have "make" available in your path
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** XML (.xml)
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** MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (.mp3)
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** MOD (.mod)
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** ScreamTracker 3 (.s3m)
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** Impulse Tracker (.it)
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** FastTracker 2 (.xm)
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** TrueType font (.ttf)
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** ByteMap Font (.bmf)
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* Loading Wii executable files ([[Dol|.dol]] and [[Elf|.elf]]) from a computer to a Wii with the [[Homebrew Channel]] running. A zip file containing an application could be sent too, it must have one directory in the root of the archive containing the boot.elf/dol file. An IP address must be entered in the ''Settings''
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* Changing the [[Homebrew_Channel/Themes|Homebrew Channel themes]], just upload the zip file.
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* Building a Makefile, you must have "make" available in your path
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* Converting Images (.gif or .bmp) to header file (.h) for [[GRRLIB]] 2.0 or less
  
  
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[[Image:WiiBuilder.png | WiiBuilder Screenshot]]
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[[File:WiiBuilder.png | WiiBuilder screenshot - Font Generator section]]
  
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[[File:WiiBuilder-Homebrew.png | WiiBuilder screenshot - Homebrew section]]
  
The ''Font Generator'' tab is use to generate a image (PNG or Bitmap) from a specific font on your system. PNG files will have the GRRLIB 3.0 format and Bitmap files will only work with GRRLIB 2.0 or less.
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=== Font Generator Section ===
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The ''Font Generator'' section is used to generate a image (PNG or Bitmap) from a specific font on your system. PNG files will have the GRRLIB 3.0 format and Bitmap files will only work with GRRLIB 2.0 or less.
 
Just select the font, size and style you need and click on the ''Generate Image'' button to open the ''Save As'' dialog box.
 
Just select the font, size and style you need and click on the ''Generate Image'' button to open the ''Save As'' dialog box.
 
The antialiasing option only works when you are saving a PNG file.
 
The antialiasing option only works when you are saving a PNG file.
  
The ''Color Converter'' is a tool convert color from one format to another. It could be used to convert colors from 24-bit truecolor to [[U16_colors|16-bit highcolor]] code. Result could be shown in Hex or Dec.
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=== Homebrew Section ===
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The ''Homebrew'' section can be used to view an [[HBC]] folder with ''meta.xml'' and ''icon.png''.
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=== Color Converter Section ===
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The ''Color Converter'' is a tool convert color from one format to another. It could be used to convert colors from 24-bit truecolor to [[U16 colors|16-bit highcolor]] code. Result could be shown in {{abbr|Hex|Hexadecimal}} or {{abbr|Dec|Decimal}}.
  
Finally, the ''Settings'' tab is use to save your configurations in the registry. If you want to delete the software it's best to click on the ''Clean Registry'' button to delete all registry entry.
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=== Settings Section ===
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Finally, the ''Settings'' section is use to save your configurations in the registry. If you want to delete the software it's best to click on the ''Clean Registry'' button to delete all registry entry.
  
==Download==
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== Changelog ==
It could be downloaded from [http://www.optimatek.com/wii/wiibuilder.rar Here].
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=== Version 1.8.2 ===
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* RPX files could be sent to Wii U
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=== Version 1.8.1 ===
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* Start and End text inputs for font generation have been increased to 5 characters.
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* Tile size is adjusted to largest selected character.
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=== Version 1.8.0 ===
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* Now available in 64-bit.
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* No IOS Reload was renamed AHB Access. The ahb_access tag will replace no_ios_reload in HBC XML file.
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* Removed function to generate a PNG file from a GRR file. This feature was only available for GRRLIB 2.0 (or less).
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=== Version 1.7 ===
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* No IOS Reload and Arguments added to the Homebrew section
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* The default font size is 18 and the default start position is 32
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=== Version 1.6 ===
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* Windows 7 taskbar shows the progress when uploading a file to the Wii
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* Real preview for fonts
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* Start and end position of characters to generate
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* Choice of the text color in the Font Generator Section
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* Choice of the compression level when sending a file to the Wii
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* S3M, XM, and IT files converted to C array
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=== Version 1.5 ===
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* Warnings for JPEG files (if any)
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=== Version 1.4 ===
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* Option to choose the version of the HBC running on the Wii
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* Compressing the file before sending it, available for HBC 1.0.5
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* ZIP file could be sent to HBC 1.0.5
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* MOD file converted to C array
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* Tabs are replaced by buttons
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=== Version 1.3 ===
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* Option to choose the file type when generating a C array
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* More error messages when sending a file to a Wii failed
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=== Version 1.2 ===
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* Wii Homebrew folder viewer
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* Icons in listbox
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* Could now use Unicode path in file name (I think)
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* Default font in Vista is Segoe UI 9
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* MP3 file converted to C array
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=== Version 1.1 ===
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* JPEG are now converted to C array
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* BMF file converted to C array
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* ELF file could be sent to Wii
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* Save font for FreeType (not fully tested)
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=== Version 1.0 ===
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* Original version (before 1.0 the software was known as GRRLIB Converter)

Latest revision as of 05:35, 30 June 2019

WiiBuilder
WiiBuilder Logo
General
Author(s)Crayon
TypePC utility
Version1.8.2
Links
Download (32-bit)
Download (64-bit)
Discussion

WiiBuilder is a Windows software to use for Wii homebrew development. This tool can do what wiiload and raw2c are doing, plus all sort of other things. All that in one single executable file. Windows XP or later is required to run the application.

Usage

File Section

The File section is use for:

  • Binary file conversion (creating a C array to include into a Wii homebrew project). Allowed file types are:
    • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
    • JPEG images (.jpg or .jpeg)
    • XML (.xml)
    • MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (.mp3)
    • MOD (.mod)
    • ScreamTracker 3 (.s3m)
    • Impulse Tracker (.it)
    • FastTracker 2 (.xm)
    • TrueType font (.ttf)
    • ByteMap Font (.bmf)
  • Loading Wii executable files (.dol and .elf) from a computer to a Wii with the Homebrew Channel running. A zip file containing an application could be sent too, it must have one directory in the root of the archive containing the boot.elf/dol file. An IP address must be entered in the Settings
  • Changing the Homebrew Channel themes, just upload the zip file.
  • Building a Makefile, you must have "make" available in your path
  • Converting Images (.gif or .bmp) to header file (.h) for GRRLIB 2.0 or less


You just need to drop a file in the list box. If drag-and-drop is not working (Wine), you could simply right click on the list box to bring the popup menu. From the menu, select Add a File to the List..., in the Open dialog box you could select multiple files. If you don't want to open the software, just drag-and-drop files on the program icon. This is because the software accepts command line, just type WiiBuilder myfile.png. When the files are generated, they overwrite existing ones.


WiiBuilder screenshot - Font Generator section

WiiBuilder screenshot - Homebrew section

Font Generator Section

The Font Generator section is used to generate a image (PNG or Bitmap) from a specific font on your system. PNG files will have the GRRLIB 3.0 format and Bitmap files will only work with GRRLIB 2.0 or less. Just select the font, size and style you need and click on the Generate Image button to open the Save As dialog box. The antialiasing option only works when you are saving a PNG file.

Homebrew Section

The Homebrew section can be used to view an HBC folder with meta.xml and icon.png.

Color Converter Section

The Color Converter is a tool convert color from one format to another. It could be used to convert colors from 24-bit truecolor to 16-bit highcolor code. Result could be shown in Hex or Dec.

Settings Section

Finally, the Settings section is use to save your configurations in the registry. If you want to delete the software it's best to click on the Clean Registry button to delete all registry entry.

Changelog

Version 1.8.2

  • RPX files could be sent to Wii U

Version 1.8.1

  • Start and End text inputs for font generation have been increased to 5 characters.
  • Tile size is adjusted to largest selected character.

Version 1.8.0

  • Now available in 64-bit.
  • No IOS Reload was renamed AHB Access. The ahb_access tag will replace no_ios_reload in HBC XML file.
  • Removed function to generate a PNG file from a GRR file. This feature was only available for GRRLIB 2.0 (or less).

Version 1.7

  • No IOS Reload and Arguments added to the Homebrew section
  • The default font size is 18 and the default start position is 32

Version 1.6

  • Windows 7 taskbar shows the progress when uploading a file to the Wii
  • Real preview for fonts
  • Start and end position of characters to generate
  • Choice of the text color in the Font Generator Section
  • Choice of the compression level when sending a file to the Wii
  • S3M, XM, and IT files converted to C array

Version 1.5

  • Warnings for JPEG files (if any)

Version 1.4

  • Option to choose the version of the HBC running on the Wii
  • Compressing the file before sending it, available for HBC 1.0.5
  • ZIP file could be sent to HBC 1.0.5
  • MOD file converted to C array
  • Tabs are replaced by buttons

Version 1.3

  • Option to choose the file type when generating a C array
  • More error messages when sending a file to a Wii failed

Version 1.2

  • Wii Homebrew folder viewer
  • Icons in listbox
  • Could now use Unicode path in file name (I think)
  • Default font in Vista is Segoe UI 9
  • MP3 file converted to C array

Version 1.1

  • JPEG are now converted to C array
  • BMF file converted to C array
  • ELF file could be sent to Wii
  • Save font for FreeType (not fully tested)

Version 1.0

  • Original version (before 1.0 the software was known as GRRLIB Converter)