HomeMenu/Installation and usage

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Installation and usage


  1. Copy all the .c and .h files into your project (make sure the .c are accessible as sources and .h accessible as includes).
  2. Add #include "HomeMenu.h" where appropriate.
  3. Add -lasnd -lwiiuse to your MakeFile's LIBS := line.


  1. Call HomeMenu_Init() to set things up. Its parameters are:
    • int screenWidth -- horizontal resolution of screen.
    • int screenHeight -- vertical resolution of screen.
    • void* framebuffer0 -- pointer to the first framebuffer.
    • void* framebuffer1 -- pointer to the second framebuffer (Currently assumes double-buffering).
    • u8 framebufferIndex -- index to last buffer drawn to [0, 1].
  2. Specify graphics library with HomeMenu_SetGFX(). Accepted values are:
    • HM_GFX_FAILSAFE (which currently draws nothing).
  3. Specify sound library with HomeMenu_SetSND(). Accepted values are:
    • HM_SND_SDL (not yet implemented)
  4. When you want to display the menu (when the user presses HOME), simply call HomeMenu_Show(). In order for HomeMenu to be able to take a screenshot (used as the menu background) HomeMenu_Show() must be called before flushing the framebuffer.

Tip: If you have a callback set up for when the user holds down on the wiimote's powerbutton, add HomeMenu_Hide() to this callback to tell HomeMenu to relinquish its control of the main thread.

Tip: If your application relies on a timer, consider using the HomeMenu_SetAfterHideMenu(yourCallback) callback setter. This will allow you to update your timer (if necessary) before resuming your application.

Libwiisprite users

Currently, the pointers to the framebuffers and the framebuffer index are stored in the GameWindow object as private members. Shiny Red Tank got around this problem by adding accessors to the GameWindow class. Hopefully, if there is enough demand, the accessors will be included in the next version of LWS (go ask!). Here are my modifications:

GRRLIB 4.0.0 users

I think the same problem (as mentioned above) applies to you guys. Here are the accessors I used during my testing.