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TypeOther game
VersionAlpha 0.3
LicenseGPL v3.0
Downloadable via the Open Shop Channel
WiiDrawing.svg Wiimote.svg A nunchuck is required to play. GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot

Cave Explorer, or 'CavEX' for short, is a remake of Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 for the Nintendo Wii.


  • Ability to load world saves from any Beta version
  • Ability to use items in your hotbar
  • Ambient occlusion
  • Animated textures
  • Block light updates
  • Chunk calculation
  • Day/night cycle
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Five chunk render distance
  • "Infinite" worlds
  • Nether support
  • Smooth lighting
  • Support for building and breaking blocks
  • Wide variety of blocks & items from the original game avaliable


  • Torches placed by the player will not attach themselves to the side of a block and will instead float.
  • Pressing the home button on the world select screen will hang the Wii.
  • The controls are not complete. The game states that pressing A will open the inventory, but instead descends the player.



Version 0.3.0 - December 10, 2023

  • WARNING: Do not exit the game too fast, or it might corrupt your world save. After returning back to the world selection screen give it a few seconds to save any changes to disk. Then it should be safe to exit to the homebrew channel.
  • This is very likely the last major update for now. I've spent far too many days on something I no longer enjoy working on. In the beginning this was just to show that it could be done, that the Wii is truly capable of it, and prove them wrong. I even considered never releasing it, and just leaving it buried on my hard drive, like those many little toy projects I've made over the years. However I thought it was too amazing for no one else to ever experience it.
  • I hope you have fun playing this release.

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