Homebrew applications

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This page gives an overview of released homebrew apps. Anything that can be run from an elf file and has working controls (if it needs them) counts, even if it is a direct port of a GC app. The Twilight Hack is currently the only way to run the apps on an unmodified console. That, and the new early version of the Home-Brew Channel.

Note to developers - Please include an autodetect routine (VIDEO_GetCurrentTVMode()) to detect HDTV/EDTV and set the appropriate video mode. (TVNtsc480Prog) Many people are running through component output, and it seems a good time to suggest this while not much has been released yet.

The current video autodetect routine doesn't work with PAL60 (480i @ 60 Hz in PAL Wii) using the offical Nintendo RGB cable for Wii.

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Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
Front SD ELF Loader Loads .elf and .dol files from front SD slot. Loader svpe ? Sdelfload-0.4.tgz Available
geckoloader .dol/.elf loader using the usbgecko adapter (useful for developers) Loader dhewg Any geckoloader-0.0.3.tgz Available


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
AtaWii Atari ST Emulator Emulation/Simulation NoNameNo ? AtaWii-beta-1.tgz Available
FCE Ultra Wii NES Emulator (requires SD gecko or similar, or inject the rom into the elf.) Emulation/Simulation Askot+others ? FCEU at TehSkeen Mirror Available
Genesis Plus Genesis / Megadrive Emulator Emulation/Simulation Eke-eke ? tehskeen.com Available
RIN Wii Gameboy (Color) Emulator Emulation/Simulation mirakichi Any Homepage Available
ScummVM Emulator for games here Emulation/Simulation dhewg Any download ?
Snes9X Wii SNES Emulator Emulation/Simulation Askot+others ? SNES9X at TehSkeen [1] Mirror Front SD loading (no saving) Available
Trojan Wii Trojan LCD Game Simulator Emulation/Simulation Jon Conrad ? Blog Page No


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
Ballion Destroy blocks with a ball Game Mega Man PAL 576i, with 480i automatically changes from PAL to NTSC ballion-wii.elf Mirror No
Chess A simple port of a chess game, TSCP (with a minimal GUI). Game hanse ? chess-0.0.1.tar.gz Available
Quake Quake loader for Wii (requires USB Gecko, not SD Gecko). Includes shareware version of Quake. Game loader RustyNathan ? Forum Thread Download No
Snake Snake, where you control the snake and eat apples. Game uschghost ? snake.rar Available
Tetris Tetris, where you rotate and move falling blocks to make lines Game DesktopMan 480i/p (It automatically changes to 480i) tetris.elf Available


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
MP3 Player MP3 Player (requires SD gecko or similar) Multimedia emu_kidid 576i Wii Mode MP3 Player Mirror Soon


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
Mandelbrot Mandelbrot Set Generator Math Krupkat ? Mandelbrot-wii.zip Available
WPCP Wii Pi Calculation Project Sample MadCatMk2 Any All Files Available


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
EasyIOS This app is for browsing the device tree, and trying out quick IOS commands w/out doing builds. Development Beardface ? EasyIOS Mirror Available
GRRLIB GRRLIB For GX Rgb Renderer Library , some very very nice function for noob coder Development NoNameNo Any GRRLIB Available
wiifuse server Server for wiifuse to remotely mount the wii's nand filesystem Development dhewg Any wiifuse server Available


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
PoC-Linux Wii Proof of Concept Linux mini-distro OS GC-Linux 480i/p (unusable in 576i - text is unreadable) PoC v0.3 Download Available


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
Fake PS3 Emu Trick your friends? just look at it... Fake/Eyecandy GizmoTheGreen Should work fine on most MegaUpload Soon


Description Type Creator Display Modes DL Source
Duplicate Channel Remover Removes duplicate news/weather channels Utility Team Waninkoko ? Channel Remover No
Homebrew Apps/Title Lister Lists version info for all titles stored on the Wii's internal NAND flash Utility bushing ? Title Lister Yes