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{{Infobox homebrewapp
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'''This application has been temporarily removed from WiiBrew due to the following copyright concerns''':
| image = [[Image:Wii_Homebrew_Launcher.png|200px]]
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* Application contains copyrighted Nintendo layouts / animations in the banner and/or icon
| title = Wii Homebrew Launcher
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* Application violates the GPL, as it uses libmad which is GPLed but the source code to the application is not available
| description = Front SD Elf loader
 
| type = Loader
 
| author = Hell Hibou
 
| display = Any
 
| download = [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-07.zip v0.7]
 
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{ClassicController}} {{GCNController}} {{FrontSD}} {{SDGecko}}
 
}}
 
  
'''Wii Homebrew Launcher''' is an interface similar to that of the Wii menu.
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Once these concerns are resolved by the application's author, this page will be restored.
It allows you to start homebrew stored on your SD card in the Wii front SD slot.
 
Each program is represented by its own customizable "channel".
 
  
==Installation==
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'''To the application author''': If you feel that you have successfully resolved these concerns, please send an e-mail to [mailto: marcan@marcansoft.com] to have the page unprotected.
 
 
*Copy boot.elf to an SD card
 
*Create a folder named homebrew on the root of the SD card. (X:\homebrew)
 
*For each homebrew:
 
**Create a folder in the homebrew folder(Max 8 symbols long)(X:\homebrew\12345678)
 
**Place The elf in that folder and name it "boot.elf"
 
** OPTIONAL: For a custom name: add a "title.txt" containing the channel's title
 
** OPTIONAL: For a custom image: add a "title.bmp", it has to be a 24-bits bitmap of 132x95 pixels.
 
*Any files related to a homebrew can be put anywhere, despite what it may seem in the example.
 
 
 
==Emulator interface==
 
 
 
You can use Wii Homebrew Launcher for launch a ROM with a emulator. A patched version of RIN is include in the ZIP file. Copy the content of "SD" directory in the root of your SD card. Put yours GameBoy ROMS into /EMULATOR/RIN/ROMS/ directory. Optionnally you can create a .bmp or .png file with the same name of the rom file (just change the extension) of 132x95 pixels.
 
 
 
==Usage==
 
It can only be launched from the [[Twilight Hack]] or the [[Homebrew Channel]]. It requires the use of a Wiimote or a GameCube controller.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! {{GCNController}} !! {{Wiimote1}}  !! Action
 
|-
 
| {{GCAButton}} || {{WiimoteAButton}} || Launch the Channel
 
|-
 
| {{GCLTrigger}} || {{WiimoteMinusButton}} || Change Page
 
|-
 
| {{GCRTrigger}} || {{WiimotePlusButton}} || Change Page
 
|-
 
| {{GCDPad}} || {{WiimoteDPad}} || Select a Channel
 
|-
 
| {{GCStartButton}} || {{WiimoteHomeButton}} || Show/Hide Menu
 
|-
 
| {{GCZButton}} || none || Refresh Channel List
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==Settings==
 
 
 
===Translation===
 
To install a translation unzip the archive in the root of your SD card.
 
Check the [[Homebrew_apps/Wii_Homebrew_Launcher#Downloads | Downloads]] section for available translations.
 
 
 
To make your own translation, create a file called lang.ini and put it in the system\config\ folder.
 
Each line is a message to be translated. Only modify what is on the right of the = sign.
 
Here is an example:
 
 
 
<source lang="ini">
 
NoHomebrewFound = No Homebrew found
 
HomebrewMenu    = Homebrew menu
 
Return          = Return
 
WiiMenu        = Wii menu
 
RestartLoader  = Restart loader
 
Shutdown        = Shutdown Wii
 
Press          = Press
 
</source>
 
 
 
===Skin===
 
Skins must be installed in the SYSTEM/THEME/THEME NAME folder of your SD card.
 
To make your own skin you must create 11 24-bits bitmaps:
 
 
 
*bar.bmp : Bar at the bottom of the screen
 
*Bkgr.bmp : Background
 
*Button1.bmp : Unselected button
 
*Button2.bmp : Selected button
 
*Default.bmp : Default icon for homebrew channel
 
*Empty.bmp : Empty icon for homebrew channel
 
*Font.bmp : Font
 
*Right.bmp : Right arrow
 
*Left.bmp : Left arrow
 
*Select.bmp : Image for selected channel
 
*Sprite.bmp : Mask to apply at channel icon *bar.bmp
 
 
 
Images could have any size, except default.bmp and sprite.bmp. They need to be 192 x 95 pixels.
 
 
 
The transparent color is (R:255 G:0 B:255), transparency works for all images, except default.bmp and Bkgr.bmp.
 
 
 
You must also create a file called theme.ini with the following information:
 
<source lang="ini">
 
ColorFontBar = 0xFA79FA82
 
ColorFontMenu = 0x80808080
 
ColorMenu = 0x00800080
 
BackgroundInMenu = 1
 
</source>
 
 
 
Colors are in the Wii format and not in RGB. Here are some examples taken from the libogc library:
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Code
 
|-
 
| BLACK
 
| 0x00800080
 
|-
 
| MAROON
 
| 0x266A26C0
 
|-
 
| GREEN
 
| 0x4B554B4A
 
|-
 
| OLIVE
 
| 0x7140718A
 
|-
 
| NAVY
 
| 0x0EC00E75
 
|-
 
| PURPLE
 
| 0x34AA34B5
 
|-
 
| TEAL
 
| 0x59955940
 
|-
 
| GRAY
 
| 0x80808080
 
|-
 
| SILVER
 
| 0xC080C080
 
|-
 
| RED
 
| 0x4C544CFF
 
|-
 
| LIME
 
| 0x952B9515
 
|-
 
| YELLOW
 
| 0xE100E194
 
|-
 
| BLUE
 
| 0x1DFF1D6B
 
|-
 
| FUCHSIA
 
| 0x69D469EA
 
|-
 
| AQUA
 
| 0xB2ABB200
 
|-
 
| WHITE
 
| 0xFF80FF80
 
|-
 
| MONEYGREEN
 
| 0xD076D074
 
|-
 
| SKYBLUE
 
| 0xC399C36A
 
|-
 
| CREAM
 
| 0xFA79FA82
 
|-
 
| MEDGRAY
 
| 0xA082A07F
 
|}
 
 
 
Background music could be added to the theme. Just put an MP3 file named loop.mp3 in the same folder.
 
 
 
==Downloads==
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-07.zip Version 0.7]
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-06.zip Version 0.6]
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-05.zip Version 0.5]
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-04.zip Version 0.4]
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-03.zip Version 0.3]
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-02.zip Version 0.2] | [http://ostsoft.net/go?to=wiidl&dl=16 Mirror] by Oste Hovel
 
 
 
*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/RTU-WiiHL-Homebrew-Pack.zip Homebrew pack] - 8 Wii homebrew apps in the correct format for the launcher (including images)
 
[[Category:Loaders|Homebrew Launcher]]
 
 
 
*Channels:
 
:(NOTE: WAD files can be '''very dangerous'''. If there is anything wrong with the file, or if anything goes wrong with the installation, your Wii will be irreversibly bricked. DO NOT attempt to use this unless you fully understand the risks involved. Again, if anything goes wrong with the process, YOUR WII WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN. Only use this file if you are okay with this.)
 
{{HomebrewDangerousMisuse|WAD file}}
 
:*[http://www.mediafire.com/?hpjtdkm6na3 ORIGINAL Version 0.4 Channel Installer] by PaRaDoX
 
 
 
*Custom Icon Pack:
 
**[http://pspplayground.condor.serverpro3.com/index.php?topic=7526.0/ Custom Icon Pack] - A custom icon pack covering all (I think) Wii homebrew icons (plus some wishes!) | [http://www.box.net/shared/ep4aksr0o8 Mirror]
 
[[Category:Loaders|Homebrew Launcher]]
 
**[http://www.wiigen.fr/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=43&topic=4114.0 Custom Icon Pack] - On a French forum
 
 
 
*Custom Skins:
 
**[http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/3/19/902259/grrlib.zip GRRLib Skin]
 
**[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/Theme-Mario-05.zip Mario Bros Skin] - [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/images/Mario.png Screenshot]
 
**[http://pspplayground.condor.serverpro3.com/index.php?topic=7648.msg41961#msg41961 "Classic" Custom Menu] by Mr_Nick666 - [http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/MisterNick666/N666WiiLaunchMenuMOCK.png Screenshot]
 
 
 
*Translations:
 
** [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/Lang-En.zip English]
 
** [http://rapidshare.com/files/111067798/Lang-De.zip.html Deutsch]
 
** [[:Image:Lang-it.zip|Italian]]
 
** [[:Image:Lang-es.zip|Spanish]]
 
 
 
==Contact==
 
*[http://wiihomebrewlauncher.be.cx/ The official Web site] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwiihomebrewlauncher.be.cx%2F&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8 English translation])
 
 
 
[[Category:Loaders| Wii Homebrew Launcher]]
 

Revision as of 10:07, 25 August 2008

This application has been temporarily removed from WiiBrew due to the following copyright concerns:

  • Application contains copyrighted Nintendo layouts / animations in the banner and/or icon
  • Application violates the GPL, as it uses libmad which is GPLed but the source code to the application is not available

Once these concerns are resolved by the application's author, this page will be restored.

To the application author: If you feel that you have successfully resolved these concerns, please send an e-mail to [mailto: marcan@marcansoft.com] to have the page unprotected.