This is a basic Channel FAQ for #wiidev on EFnet. If you ask a question that's answered here in the channel, do not expect a nice answer.
- Have a question but it is not answered here, please post it in the discussion of this page.
- Have a new question and answer or a different answer to a pre-existing question and think it would be interesting to others, please post it here!
- Want to help out, check out how to contribute.
- Want to join the Channel, read this page and be up to date at least read:Wiibrew FAQ and Homebrew status, it will get you a warmer welcome on #wiidev.
The point of #wiidev is to bring together people who have an interest in -- and an ability to -- help further Wii homebrew development.
It is NOT for:
- Backups (even "legal" ones)
- Modchips (information, help, etc)
- Keys (key.bin, *.bin, NG-key-id, NG-priv, NG-sig, etc)
- General console chit-chat (unreleased games, etc)
- Technical support for emulators, etc. ("When will this emulator I downloaded support the front SD slot?")
Linking counts too. Go to #wiihack for these things.
As things develop, the channel goes through ebbs and tides of activity. Days go by without a single word, and sometimes we see 200+ people, all trying to talk at once. In order to keep some order, we discourage discussion of the above topics. While they may occasionally come up in conversation in relation to legitimate dev work, usually they are brought up by people when they first join the channel. If you do this, expect to be kicked and possibly banned.
Newcomers are welcome, but please spend some time (at least an hour; better a day or a week) watching the subjects of conversation before joining, unless you're positive you have something novel to contribute. The mods are very quick to tempban if something is merely loosely related to the forbidden topics. They are also have no qualms about permabanning, even for minor infractions.
In this room just saying the wrong number could get your IP blacklisted. There are many other places to talk on EFnet, namely #wiihack. If it isn't allowed, take it to #wiihack. Think before pressing enter.
If you want to say anything in the channel that is not related to hacking the wii, don't. We do not want comments about how funny the latest youtube video is, and we do not want to know your shoe size. Don't say anything unless it contributes to hacking the wii.
If you have something to say in the channel, say it in English. If you want to talk to someone in moon speak, do it in a private message or another channel. As a channel for general discussion related to wiidev everyone benefits from using the same language.
Nintendo will not release a "secret" or "forced" update that will brick your Wii. It's possible that a change they make could have unexpected effects, but Nintendo will likely do their best to avoid that -- otherwise, they run the risk of having to try to deal with bricked units that have never been physically tampered with.
Nintendo will not do anything to try to spy on users to see if they are running homebrew on their system. That would probably be illegal, but more importantly it serves no purpose.
Unless you have some concrete technical evidence, please do not bring up conspiracy theories on the channel.
Don't post every funny and extremely offtopic link to a picture or video you happen to see on the internet, think how your link contributes to the discussion before posting it. And no warez either please!
The point of the FAQ is so people can refer to it to get the latest info so people don't have to keep asking. Something must be asked at least a few times before being put into any part of the FAQ. Since things move so quickly, there tend to be questions that are repeatedly asked within a short amount of time, but won't be asked after some other event happens; This is what Questions of the Moment is for. Questions that are asked about generally recognized core parts of the project and will be around for a long time are in the Main FAQ.
Now can we dump the keys without a hardware hack?
Yes, with magic. You need to be a twiizer to pull it off. Don't ask in the wiibrew channel about this, or face the banhammer.
Can we brute-force <...>
Hi, Are there any plans to crack the virtual console to play other roms?
No, discussion of this is not allowed.
When will xxx be released? And when will xxx be added to libogc?...'
When it is ready.
Hi, I can't code/reverse engineer/test but I would like to help , what can I do?
You can hang around if you want, but please stop asking the same questions over and over again. See below.
"Hey, I have this really great idea ... what if you try just <.....>"
Been there, done that. Go away.
Ooooo look I have a cool Wiimote/Glovepie script/tool/program
Go to #wiihack. Yes, we know there are many nifty things you can do with the input it provides, but unless you can make it provide MORE input, do not mention it on #wiidev.
Is it hacked yet? / Does homebrew run yet?
Yes, look at the Homebrew status for more info
Can we run backups / pirate games yet?
Get lost, or go to #wiihack. We do not deal with illegal copying of games.
Where can I get these NG-key things?
Not from any of us. You shouldn't need them anyway.
How can I do ...... on Wii?
Read the manual, or search the net. This channel is meant to be used to discuss Wii development and reverse engineering, not everything relating to the Wii.
Is it possible to launch gc-homebrew on the wii using the Twilight Princess hack?
No, its not. It might be possible in the future, but its more likely wii-specific versions of the homebrew will be released long before that.
Is it possible to make an isoloader to load my games from my external hard disk?
No, it is not, and because it will be abused for piracy, we won't make one.
How can WiiLi be so far already?
They are not. Wiili doesn't have a distro, doesn't know how to run homebrew, and they basically just have a site loaded with ads and donation requests. There is a proof of concept Linux mini-distro available from GC-Linux.org, though WiiLi played no part in the development. Thus far, WiiLi has contributed nothing towards the Wii homebrew scene and it's main interest appears to be generating revenue from advertisements and donations.
Why can't I talk on the channel?
/msg wiidevmod iherebyacknowledgethatihavereadtherulesandthatiwillfollowthem
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