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Wiiload is a method of loading .dol and .elf files over the network. If the icon in the very bottom right of the Homebrew Channel is lit up, it should work for you.

First, download the .elf package, which includes all version of Wiiload, from the official homebrew channel site. Then determine your Wii's IP address by pressing the home button on the Wiimote at the Homebrew Channel's main screen. After that, follow the instructions for your operating system.


  • Set the environment variable by going to Control Panel - System - Advanced - Environment Variables, then click "new" under either category. The variable name is WIILOAD and the value is tcp:yourIP, where yourIP is the Wii's IP. Click "OK" here and in System Properties.
  • Turn the Wii on and go to the homebrew channel.
  • Go to wherever you put the pack you downloaded and extracted in step one, open the Wiiload folder, and open the win32 folder. You should see a single executable, wiiload.exe. Drop a .elf on this and it should load on the Wii.
  • You can create a shortcut and drop files on that, if you prefer.

GUI Application

There is one for Windows, and can be found here. Click.


  • Set the environment variable by opening up Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) and entering "export WIILOAD=tcp:yourIP" where yourIP is the Wii's IP.
  • Still in Terminal, cd to the folder where you extracted the file from step one. If you extracted the file to your Documents folder, this would be "cd ~/Documents/the_homebrew_Channel-beta_7/wiiload/osx".
  • Still in terminal, enter "chmod 755 wiiload".
  • For convenience sake, put the file you wish to load in the same directory as this file.
  • Turn the Wii on and go to the homebrew channel.
  • In terminal, enter "./wiiload boot.elf", assuming the .elf is called boot.elf and is in the same directory as wiiload.

GUI Application

Well, there is a GUI developed by ifletcher, currently, it's built for intel macs only! There is need for a PPC Build , the Developer can't build it for PPC, because he has an Intel Mac, the program is written in FreePascal using Lazarus, so it should be compatible with Windows and Linux, there are just some parts that need to be rewritten! Here you can Download the current Version of the TCPLaunch App for Intel Macs.


I included wiiload in this application, i hope it's not a problem for the devs! If you want to port this source to Mac OS X PPC, Windows or Linux, just send me an email to "christian (dot) kaik (at) googlemail (dot) com". If you need support, just send me an email with msn/aim!


Approximately the same method as the mac.