WiiEarth


WiiEarth is a Google maps like app that enables you to browse the earth like in Google maps.

WiiEarth
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General
Author(s)PaulWagener
TypeUtility
Version2.1
Links
Download
Source
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
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Controls

  Action
    Zoom
  Zoom into world (as of v2.1)
  Grab world (as of v2.1)
  Move map
  Change image source (OpenStreetMap -> Live Maps -> Live Satellite -> Google Maps -> Google Satellite -> Google Terrain)
  Return

Version 2.1

  • Added Google images
  • Reversed A & B button

Version 2

Changes:

  • Removed Google images (captcha problem)
  • Added OpenStreetMap images
  • Way faster downloading of tiles
  • disappearing cursor problem fixed (since latest libogc was used)
  • Cool new icon (thanks Wilsoff)
  • Other cool stuff

FAQ

Is this even legal? Well, the OpenStreetMap part is

The program hangs / gives an exception / fails to load any data Yeah it does that, please reset your Wii and try again.

Can this hurt my Wii? Yes, though it isn't designed to do that. Please be careful with this and other homebrew.

The Google imagery doesn't work, it's all screwy. There is a limit to how much tiles can be downloaded, after about 1000 tiles it stops working. It resets everyday so try again tomorrow.

If I build and run it myself it crashes almost instantly with an 'Exception (DSI) occured' This is a bug in devkitppc wich is in r15 but has been fixed since. It is some sort of memoryleak in net_read() that causes the exception. You have to build the latest cvs version of devkitppc and use that to build WiiEarth that doesn't have the bug.

HBC Icons

Comments

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