Wii Home

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Wii Home
General
Author(s)CashMan's Productions
TypeSystem tool
Version1.4
Links
Download
Website
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg SensorBar.svg Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot

Wii Home is a "plugin" for Preloader.

Contents

Description

Wii Home is a homebrew which launches at startup of the Wii. You can, on the menu, select if you want go to the System Menu, to the HBC or to an other Wii Channel. You can also customize Wii Home with a theme of your choice.

Controls

Wiimote.svg WiiDrawing.svg Action
Wii Remote Aim Move the cursor
Wiimote A Button Select
Wiimote 1 Button Enable/disable the channel function
Wiimote + Button Display the Wii Home version
Wiimote Power Button Wii POWER Button Standby
Wii RESET Button Go to the Wii Menu

Changelog

1.4

  • Added the possibility of launching a channel of your choice :
    • Create a channel.txt file in the WiiHome folder. In the file, write the first number :
      • 1 for a title that begins with 00010001
      • 2 for a title that begins with 00010002
      • 4 for a title that begins with 00010004
      • 8 for a title that begins with 00010008
    • After, write the title of the Wii Channel in letters (for example the title of the Wii Shop Channel is HABA)
    • So, for the Wii Shop Channel the complete channel.txt file is 2HABA because the complete title ID in hex is 0001000248414241. 00010002 is replaced by 2 and 48414241 is HABA in hex.
  • Ability to launch the Homebrew Channel or channel of your choice by pressing the 1 button to change the second option button.
  • Added an emergency button. Pressing the RESET button will jump on the Wii Menu.
  • Added the version of Wii Home. To see the version press the + button.

1.3.1

  • Compiled with DevKitPPC r18 and libOGC 1.8.0
  • Now compatible with Homebrew Channel 1.0.5 or superior

1.3

  • Changed default font
  • Added UTF-8 characters support with the new font
  • Better English translation
  • Better French translation
  • Better Spanish translation
  • Using Dollz 3.0 to have a little size (943 ko -> 559 ko : 384 ko earned)

1.2

  • Added multi-languages support. Detect the language of the console. English is the default language.
  • Added French support
  • Added German support
  • Added Spanish support
  • Added Italian support
  • Added Dutch support
  • Added possibility to change the cursor in png format. The cursor must be cursor.png and must be 96*96 in "WiiHome" folder.

1.1

  • Added rumble support
  • Added possibility to change the font. The font must be font.png and must be 1024*8 in "WiiHome" folder.
  • Added POWER button support (without "exception (dsi) occured!") (thanks crediar !)
  • Added possibility to add a music in mp3 format. The music must be music.mp3 in "WiiHome" folder.
  • Improvements in memory manager

Themes

Few themes are available here. You can propose your theme in the talk page.

Tutorials

Install Wii Home

  • Put the WIIHOME.DOL file in the root of the SD/SDHC card
  • Go to Preloader (0.27 or better)
  • Click on "settings"
  • Change "autoboot" to "file"
  • Change "return to" to "systemmenu"
  • Click on "save settings"
  • Press B button and go to "install/load dol File"
  • Select "WIIHOME.DOL" and press A button
  • Turn off the Wii and turn the Wii back on
  • Congratulations !

Change the theme

The theme are located in the folder WiiHome at the root of the SD/SDHC card.

Create a theme

The theme are located in the folder WiiHome at the root of the SD/SDHC card. The theme images files must be in PNG format. Here is the list of files :

  • background.png: the background. The image must be 640*480.
  • button.png: the button. The image must be 500*100.
  • button_selected.png: the button selected by the cursor. The image must be 500*100.
  • font.png: font. The image must be 1024*8.
  • cursor.png: cursor. The image must be 96*96.
  • music.mp3: music.

To have a transparent background, a pink color is not needed. A simple background transparent is enough. The alpha transparency is supported. Remember to fill the theme.txt file to enter your author name, etc...

Launch an other channel

You can also launch an other channel. For this, create a channel.txt file in the WiiHome folder. In the file, write the first number :

  • 1 for a title that begins with 00010001.
  • 2 for a title that begins with 00010002
  • 4 for a title that begins with 00010004
  • 8 for a title that begins with 00010008

After, write the title of the Wii Channel in letters. For example, the title of the Wii Shop Channel is HABA.

So, for the Wii Shop Channel the complete file is 2HABA because the complete title ID in hex is 0001000248414241. 00010002 is replaced by 2 and 48414241 is HABA in hex.

FOR NOVICES : If you don't know the title of the Channel (in hex and/or in letters), you can see it on the Title Database.

In Wii Home, press the 1 button to replace the second button "Load the Homebrew Channel" to "Load my Wii Channel" for launch the title written on the channel.txt file.

Thanks

Coding

  • crediar (help to coding and for his preloader)
  • Ac_K

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