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==Complete Setup Packages (NOT RECOMMENDED: FILES ARE OFTEN NOT UP-TO-DATE)==
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The easiest way to setup and use Homebrew on your Wii is by using the [[Twilight Hack]] to install the [[Homebrew Channel]].  
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| '''[[Easy homebrew installer]]'''
 
| 1.1
 
| Fast installation solution. <BR>Installation Wizard to install all the files need on your SD card to run the Twilight hack and the Homebrew channel.
 
You will be running homebrew in 3 minutes using this installer.
 
| Penpvdbs
 
| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNf5QnDMDxw Download]
 
| Available by Request
 
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| '''[[Wii Brew SD Installer]]'''
 
| 1.5
 
| Always Recent, Always up to date.<br> All-in-One SD Card installer with guide and how to video. <br>Everything you need to safely start running homebrew on your Wii.
 
| Big Bang Theory
 
| [http://www.mediafire.com/?mdinnlyniyk Download]
 
| None
 
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==Individual Files for Manual Installation==
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== Twilight Hack ==  
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| '''[[Twilight Hack]]'''
 
| 0.1beta1
 
| The Save File to launch a .elf file from SD Card.
 
| Team Twiizers
 
| [http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/twilight-hack-v0.1-beta1.zip Download]
 
| None
 
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| '''[[Homebrew Channel|Homebrew Channel]]'''
 
| beta9
 
| Installs the Wii Homebrew Channel onto the System Menu.
 
| Team Twiizers
 
| [http://hbc.hackmii.com/download/ Download]
 
| None
 
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== Manual Installation (RECOMMENDED)==
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The [[Twilight Hack]] is currently the only safe, public way to enable [[homebrew]] on an [[Drivechip|unmodded]] Wii. The Twilight Hack is achieved by playing a hacked game save for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which executes a homebrew application from an external SD card.
Required Materials:
 
* SD card (you may want to format the card to ensure a consistent filesystem)
 
* SD card reader
 
* The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that has been played at least once
 
* Some homebrew to load
 
  
 
[[Image:Twilight Serial.jpg|thumb|right|Inner disc circle with a serial of RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN. You can see from the table that this disc needs the USA version of the hack with the TwilightHack0 save.]]
 
[[Image:Twilight Serial.jpg|thumb|right|Inner disc circle with a serial of RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN. You can see from the table that this disc needs the USA version of the hack with the TwilightHack0 save.]]
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| America (USA) || RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA || /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin || TwilightHack2
 
| America (USA) || RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA || /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin || TwilightHack2
 
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== Homebrew Channel ==
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The [[Homebrew Channel]] is a self-updating homebrew application loader by [[Team Twiizers]] which allows users to load [[homebrew applications]] without having to run the [[Twilight Hack]] every time. Once installed, users can access the channel from the Wii Menu just like any other Wii channel.
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== Homebrew Setup ==
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=== Requirements ===
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* SD card (you may want to format the card to ensure a consistent filesystem)
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* SD card reader
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* The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that has been played at least once
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* [http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/twilight-hack-v0.1-beta1.zip Twilight Hack]
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* [http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/the_homebrew_channel-beta_9.tar.gz Homebrew Channel]
  
 
=== Step by Step ===
 
=== Step by Step ===
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#*If you get an error such as "Failed to read boot.elf (-1)!" then reformatting your SD card with the [http://www.sdcard.org/about/downloads/ Official SD Card Format Tool] may help.
 
#*If you get an error such as "Failed to read boot.elf (-1)!" then reformatting your SD card with the [http://www.sdcard.org/about/downloads/ Official SD Card Format Tool] may help.
 
#Copy the "private" directory from the download to your SD card.
 
#Copy the "private" directory from the download to your SD card.
#Take your [[homebrew]] Wii executable (elf or dol file) and save it in the root directory of your SD card as "boot.elf" or "boot.dol" as appropriate.
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#Download the [http://hbc.hackmii.com/dist/the_homebrew_channel-beta_9.tar.gz Homebrew Channel], extract it, and save 'boot.dol' in the root directory of your SD card.
 
#Now, put the SD card into your Wii and turn it on.
 
#Now, put the SD card into your Wii and turn it on.
 
#Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Save Data --> Wii.
 
#Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Save Data --> Wii.
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#*Otherwise, load the only "Twilight Hack" save game.
 
#*Otherwise, load the only "Twilight Hack" save game.
 
#Once in the game, either walk backwards or talk to the man standing in front of you.
 
#Once in the game, either walk backwards or talk to the man standing in front of you.
#Enjoy.
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# The Homebrew Channel installer should now load.
 
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# '''READ THE DISCLAIMER!''' In the VERY unlikely case your Wii should be [[Brick|bricked]] by the installer, this will let you know where you stand in regards to Team Twiizers.
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# Press the RESET button on your Wii.
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# Done!
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 02:43, 6 November 2008

The easiest way to setup and use Homebrew on your Wii is by using the Twilight Hack to install the Homebrew Channel.

Twilight Hack

The Twilight Hack is currently the only safe, public way to enable homebrew on an unmodded Wii. The Twilight Hack is achieved by playing a hacked game save for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which executes a homebrew application from an external SD card.

Inner disc circle with a serial of RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN. You can see from the table that this disc needs the USA version of the hack with the TwilightHack0 save.

Inside the zip file you will find versions of the hack for all three regions. You may copy all of them to your SD card, but you will need to choose the correct one to copy to your Wii based on your version of Zelda: Twilight Princess. USA users, additionally, need to determine the correct save slot to load once inside Twilight Princess. The easiest way to check your version is to compare the text string which is on the inner circle of the data surface with the ones below.

Region Inner circle text File Save slot
Europe/Australia (EUR) RVL-RZDP-0A-0 JPN /private/wii/title/rzdp/data.bin Twilight Hack
Asia (JPN) RVL-RZDJ-0A-0 JPN /private/wii/title/rzdj/data.bin Twilight Hack
America (USA) RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin TwilightHack0
America (USA) RVL-RZDE-0A-0 USA /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin TwilightHack0
America (USA) RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin TwilightHack2

Homebrew Channel

The Homebrew Channel is a self-updating homebrew application loader by Team Twiizers which allows users to load homebrew applications without having to run the Twilight Hack every time. Once installed, users can access the channel from the Wii Menu just like any other Wii channel.

Homebrew Setup

Requirements

  • SD card (you may want to format the card to ensure a consistent filesystem)
  • SD card reader
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that has been played at least once
  • Twilight Hack
  • Homebrew Channel

Step by Step

  1. Begin by formatting your SD card to FAT16 if it is not already (in Windows it's just called "FAT"). FAT32 should also work in the latest release.
  2. Copy the "private" directory from the download to your SD card.
  3. Download the Homebrew Channel, extract it, and save 'boot.dol' in the root directory of your SD card.
  4. Now, put the SD card into your Wii and turn it on.
  5. Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Save Data --> Wii.
  6. Find your Zelda save, click on it, click "Erase", and click Yes.
  7. Open the SD card and select the "Twilight Hack" save that corresponds to your game region.
  8. Click copy and then yes. Now exit out of the menu.
  9. Insert The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game disc and run the game.
    • If you have the USA version of the game, load the "TwilightHack0" or "TwilightHack2" version of the game as appropriate (see above).
    • Otherwise, load the only "Twilight Hack" save game.
  10. Once in the game, either walk backwards or talk to the man standing in front of you.
  11. The Homebrew Channel installer should now load.
  12. READ THE DISCLAIMER! In the VERY unlikely case your Wii should be bricked by the installer, this will let you know where you stand in regards to Team Twiizers.
  13. Press the RESET button on your Wii.
  14. Done!

See also