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'''This application has been temporarily removed from WiiBrew due to the following copyright concerns''':
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{{Infobox homebrewapp
* Application contains copyrighted Nintendo layouts / animations in the banner and/or icon
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| image = [[Image:Wii_Homebrew_Launcher.png|200px]]
* Application violates the GPL, as it uses libmad which is GPLed but the source code to the application is not available
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| title = Wii Homebrew Launcher
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| description = Front SD Elf loader
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| type = Loader
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| author = Hell Hibou
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| display = Any
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| download = [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-08.zip v0.8]
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| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{ClassicController}} {{GCNController}} {{FrontSD}} {{SDGecko}}
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}}
  
Once these concerns are resolved by the application's author, this page will be restored.
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'''Wii Homebrew Launcher''' is an interface similar to that of the Wii menu.
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It allows you to start homebrew stored on your SD card in the Wii front SD slot.
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Each program is represented by its own customizable "channel".
  
'''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.
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==Installation==
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*Copy boot.elf to an SD card
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*Create a folder named homebrew on the root of the SD card. (X:\homebrew)
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*For each homebrew:
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**Create a folder in the homebrew folder(Max 8 symbols long)(X:\homebrew\12345678)
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**Place The elf in that folder and name it "boot.elf"
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** OPTIONAL: For a custom name: add a "title.txt" containing the channel's title
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** OPTIONAL: For a custom image: add a "title.png" 132x95 pixels.
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*Any files related to a homebrew can be put anywhere, despite what it may seem in the example.
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==Emulator interface==
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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.
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==Usage==
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It can only be launched from the [[Twilight Hack]] or the [[Homebrew Channel]]. It requires the use of a Wiimote or a GameCube controller.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! {{GCNController}} !! {{Wiimote1}}  !! Action
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|-
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| {{GCAButton}} || {{WiimoteAButton}} || Launch the Channel
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|-
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| {{GCLTrigger}} || {{WiimoteMinusButton}} || Change Page
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|-
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| {{GCRTrigger}} || {{WiimotePlusButton}} || Change Page
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|-
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| {{GCDPad}} || {{WiimoteDPad}} || Select a Channel
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|-
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| {{GCStartButton}} || {{WiimoteHomeButton}} || Show/Hide Menu
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|-
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| {{GCZButton}} || none || Refresh Channel List
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|-
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|}
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==Settings==
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===Translation===
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To install a translation unzip the archive in the root of your SD card.
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Check the [[Homebrew_apps/Wii_Homebrew_Launcher#Downloads | Downloads]] section for available translations.
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To make your own translation, create a file called lang.ini and put it in the system\config\ folder.
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Each line is a message to be translated. Only modify what is on the right of the = sign.
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Here is an example:
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<source lang="ini">
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NoHomebrewFound = No Homebrew found
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HomebrewMenu    = Homebrew menu
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Return          = Return
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WiiMenu        = Wii menu
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RestartLoader  = Restart loader
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Shutdown        = Shutdown Wii
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Press          = Press
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</source>
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===Skin===
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Skins must be installed in the SYSTEM/THEME/THEME NAME folder of your SD card.
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To make your own skin you must create 11 24-bits bitmaps:
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*bar.png : Bar at the bottom of the screen
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*Bkgr.png : Background
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*Button1.png : Unselected button
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*Button2.png : Selected button
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*Default.png : Default icon for homebrew channel
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*Empty.png : Empty icon for homebrew channel
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*Font.png : Font
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*Right.png : Right arrow
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*Left.png : Left arrow
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*Select.png : Image for selected channel
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*Sprite.png : Mask to apply at channel icon *bar.png
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Images could have any size, except default.png and sprite.png . They need to be 192 x 95 pixels.
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You must also create a file called theme.ini with the following information:
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<source lang="ini">
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ColorFontBar = 0x808080
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ColorFontMenu = 0xFFFFFF
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ColorMenu = 0xFFFFFF
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BackgroundInMenu = 1
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</source>
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Colors are in RGB in version 0.8.
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==Downloads==
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*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-08.zip Version 0.8]
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*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-04.zip Version 0.4]
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*[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/WiiHL-03.zip Version 0.3]
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*[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
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*[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)
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[[Category:Loaders|Homebrew Launcher]]
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*Custom Icon Pack:
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**[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]
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[[Category:Loaders|Homebrew Launcher]]
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**[http://www.wiigen.fr/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=43&topic=4114.0 Custom Icon Pack] - On a French forum
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*Custom Skins:
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**[http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/3/19/902259/grrlib.zip GRRLib Skin]
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**[http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/Theme-Mario-05.zip Mario Bros Skin] - [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/images/Mario.png Screenshot]
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**[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]
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*Translations:
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** [http://perso.latribu.com/decker/wii/download/Lang-Fr.zip French]
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** [http://rapidshare.com/files/111067798/Lang-De.zip.html Deutsch]
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** [[:Image:Lang-it.zip|Italian]]
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** [[:Image:Lang-es.zip|Spanish]]
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==Contact==
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*[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])
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[[Category:Loaders| Wii Homebrew Launcher]]

Revision as of 22:27, 10 September 2008

Template:Infobox homebrewapp

Wii Homebrew Launcher is an interface similar to that of the Wii menu. 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

  • 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.png" 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.

GameCube Controller Wiimote1.svg Action
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Launch the Channel
GameCube L Trigger Wiimote - Button Change Page
GameCube R Trigger Wiimote + Button Change Page
GameCube D-Pad Wiimote D-Pad Select a Channel
GameCube START Button Wiimote HOME Button Show/Hide Menu
GameCube Z Button none Refresh Channel List

Settings

Translation

To install a translation unzip the archive in the root of your SD card. Check the 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:

NoHomebrewFound = No Homebrew found
HomebrewMenu    = Homebrew menu
Return          = Return
WiiMenu         = Wii menu
RestartLoader   = Restart loader
Shutdown        = Shutdown Wii
Press           = Press

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.png : Bar at the bottom of the screen
  • Bkgr.png : Background
  • Button1.png : Unselected button
  • Button2.png : Selected button
  • Default.png : Default icon for homebrew channel
  • Empty.png : Empty icon for homebrew channel
  • Font.png : Font
  • Right.png : Right arrow
  • Left.png : Left arrow
  • Select.png : Image for selected channel
  • Sprite.png : Mask to apply at channel icon *bar.png

Images could have any size, except default.png and sprite.png . They need to be 192 x 95 pixels.

You must also create a file called theme.ini with the following information:

ColorFontBar = 0x808080
ColorFontMenu = 0xFFFFFF
ColorMenu = 0xFFFFFF
BackgroundInMenu = 1

Colors are in RGB in version 0.8.


Downloads

  • Homebrew pack - 8 Wii homebrew apps in the correct format for the launcher (including images)

Contact