List of development tools

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These Development Tools can help you develop homebrew applications and games for the Wii. The most important tool for Wii development is DevkitPro, a port of the GCC toolchain along with supporting system libraries. The development tools listed below make development easier or to add additional functionality.


Title Version Description Creator DL Source
EasyIOS An app for browsing the device tree and trying out quick IOS commands without doing builds. Beardface EasyIOS Mirror Available
GRRLIB 3.0.1 GRRLIB For GX Rgb Renderer Library, a simple C graphics library. NoNameNo GRRLIB Available
libwiisprite 0.3.0b A sprite library which uses GX as it's underlying rendering engine. Chaosteil, (Feesh!) libwiisprite On Request
libCanvas not numbered Minimum runtime image drawing extension for libwiisprite henke37 SVN:// Only source
libusbkbd 1 Easy access to the USB keyboard interface. Cboomf download Included
libwiikeyboard 0.2b A USB keyboard interface library. Davyg download download
PNGU 0.2b A collection of functions for handling .png files. frontier [1] Available
Sndlib BETA 1.0 A Sound library for the Wii. Hermes Release notes Available
USB mass storage device tester Version 3 Tests USB mass storage device reading and writing. svpe [2] Available
VFSlib 0.1a A simple library to read from different sources, like KDE's KIO. frontier frontier's blog Available
libosk 0.4.4 An on screen keyboard. beardface libosk-0.4.4 Request
VKeyboard 0.1 Easy-to-Use Virtual Keyboard using the Wiimote. pho VKey 0.1 Available
Wiifuse server Server for wiifuse to remotely mount the Wii's nand file system. dhewg wiifuse server Available
gl2gx alpha 1.4 OpenGL for the Wii and/or Gamecube. noeska gl2gx Available
gxtexconv beta 1 GX Texture Converter for Win32 and Linux. shagkur [3] No
libwiilight beta 1 Wii Disc slot light library Cboomf libwiilight Yes
libwiiupdate 1.0a Library for easy updating of your apps. wackysystems (AlexLH) [4] Available upon request
dirent.h wrapper 1.0 Wrapper for POSIX calls to libfat (dotbatman) Yes

Ported Libraries

Title Version Description Ported by DL Source Example
Minizip 1.0.1 Simple unzip implementation using zlib Tantric Download Included Included
FreeType 2.3.7 TTF/Type1 font file support Tantric Download Available Included
Box2D SVN (6/28/2008) 2d physics library for the wii. Beardface here Included
libmxml mxml-2.5 xml library for loading/saving xml configuration files to the Wii. Beardface libmxml here Included
Lua for Wii 5.1.3 port Lua is an extensible scripting language. Feesh! [5] Available Included
SDL-Port 1.2.8 SDL port to wii with SDl Mixer, Image, gfx, and ttf mindcry, devildante SDL, Mixer, Image
Image with libjpeg, tff with freetype, and gfx
SDL, Mixer, Image google "SDL examples"
WiiPy alpha 2 Python for the Wii comex, tehpola wiipy_a2.elf Available Included
FreeImage 3.10.0 port Popular image library melpo FreeImage here Included


Title Version Description Creator DL Source
HBCXMLGen 0.0.1r2 App to aid creation of XML files for HBC Pinecone see page irrelevant and boring
Wii Homebrew Cursors 1.1a Cursor images for Wii homebrew software drmr from Wiibrew page n/a
Dollz3 v3.0 Compress DOL files softdev Download Unknown
WiiBuilder 1.0 Windows software to use for Wii homebrew development. Crayon Download N/A
BmpToZlibGC 1.1 Compress BMPs into includable header files Cthulhu32 Download Source
Colorhelper n/a A short .h file which defines 19 colours and their hex codes Pinecone see page n/a

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