WiiBrew talk:FAQ

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What is "The Fish Disk" mentioned? I can't find another page on WiiBrew that mentions it. -- karaken12 23:06, 9 May 2008 (PDT)

Its the Nintendo service centre disk that can backup settings from a wii and allow them to be transfered to another. Cboomf
Thanks. Added link on this page. karaken12 01:27, 10 May 2008 (PDT)

I would like to know, if I download the Homebrew Channel, will I be able to get rid of the Twilight hack? And after that be able to use my Twilight Princess game again? Or do I have to keep my Twilight hack in to keep the Homebrew channel working


Homebrew, copyright and licensed stuf

Hi, sorry to ask for this here, but i can't login to the forum, even after creating a user...

Can i make a link on this wiki to a project i started that do the next :
- it's a homebrew, open source, free and all.
- it don't distribute licensed stuf
- for using this homebrew, it will be necessary for the end user to use some homebrew tools to convert licensed stuf, available in the original game install directory's...
--M153031 18:01, 18 August 2011 (CEST)

Quick question

Do the "brew" games cost anything? You know like the wii shop channel uses the points system.

No--Arikado 21:59, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I wonder If anybody can make a cheat for mario kart wii or at least tell me how to WITHOUT A GAME because I do not have a game like: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, LEGO Indiana Jones,Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Wheelie Breakers, LEGO Batman, Lego Star Wars and Tales of Symphonia.

Please help me... Thanks! --JeremyZ 03:22, 19 July 2011 (CEST)

P.S. Please also do so answer the question in my talk page, the answers section.

Why don't you just get one of the games that have an exploit? --wiisixtyfour 04:23, 19 July 2011 (CEST)

I do not want to. And also please tell me how to install homebrew to hack mario kart wii.

Thanks! --JeremyZ 20:58, 19 July 2011 (CEST)

That's too bad. You need to get an exploitable game. If you can't be bothered to buy/rent/borrow a game then you shouldn't bother with the Homebrew Channel. --wiisixtyfour 23:14, 19 July 2011 (CEST)

then, will someone help me tell the team twizzlers to make one?

Thanks! --JeremyZ 16:22, 21 July 2011 (CEST)

Get one of the games that already has an exploit. That's all you have to do. --wiisixtyfour 21:25, 21 July 2011 (CEST)

How You Know? --JeremyZ 00:07, 23 July 2011 (CEST)

Wii console numbers

Do homebrew applications have access to the Wii message board, or the 16-digit Wii Console Number? Unbibium 22:23, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

In theory, we should be able to do anything with our code. I've seen the application Playstats take advantage of the data on the Wii Message Board, but I haven't heard of anything doing anything with the Wii Console Number.--Arikado 23:57, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I've made a suggestion that Jsmaster's Wiiconnect utilize the Console Number in a fashion which transparently allows for the easy adding of Wii friends, from (for example) an IM friends list. Dunno if we'll see it, but I thought it was a good idea. --IanWatson 03:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Good signs all, but I'd like to know if this is even possible. It seems like if it were possible, then official Wii games would be using them, instead of each coming up with their own umpteen-digit codes. But if it turns out there's a way, then it's something that makes those codes non-uneless. Unbibium 18:37, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

My WiiBrew General Questions Topic

I have a sort of an FAQ thing here on the forums: http://forum.wiibrew.org/read.php?24,10494,10494#msg-10494 Feel free to copy and paste stuff from it to the FAQ.--Arikado 22:05, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Wow, that's a much better FAQ than we have here. I have gone ahead and just copied the whole thing over here, although it needs some wikification. We should try to keep any information on the forums synchronized with the wiki. --Blooper (Talk) 22:35, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. I wrote the FAQ for the forums because I wanted to decrease the number of n00b topics being posted everyday. I will do my best to keep this page synchronized with the forum page should either one ever become updated. Unfortunately, I suck at using wiki software so I dont think I'll be able to contribute to the "wikification" process of the wiki version.--Arikado 23:02, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
One more thing, a lot of things will have to be reworded in the wiki version. Sentences like, "We dont support that in our forums" dont really make sense on the wiki page. I will do my best to do rewordings to keep things like that ever so slightly differentiated. BTW, the links in the forum version were lost in transition to the wiki page.--Arikado 23:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Wikification usually refers to basic stuff, such as adding [[links]] to articles already on the wiki and using == headers == to format the article. I already added a basic formatting with headings, but it should probably be better organized with === subheadings === (note the 3 equals on each side), similar to the format of the old version of this page. (By the way, if you are having problems with figuring out how to use any other formatting, the Wikipedia Cheatsheet should help.)
That said, keep up the great work! WiiBrew has been somewhat lacking in the areas of general help, so I'm glad it's finally being addressed.
--Blooper (Talk) 23:24, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Alright, I have "wikified" and cleaned up the page to the absolute best of my ability. Thank you for your warm receptiveness and overnall kindness toward my work Blooper.--Arikado 01:42, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I just changed something in the "What is the root of the SD card question ;)

Yes, and the new "answer" you gave I found to be confusing and littered unfamiliar terminology that would result in people asking even more questions. The old answer has been restored. Also, please sign your comments.--Arikado 13:22, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Quick question (2)

Did homebrew work fine whith wii 3.4 version?

Did you even look at the FAQ?--Arikado

Where can I download "brew games"?


List of homebrew games or download Homebrew Browser and download from your wii (WiFi needed) --Elisherer 17:40, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Help With Gecko OS

I need help of how to install Gecko OS. I put the files in my "apps" folder but it doesn't show up on homebrew.ANy ideas what cause this —Preceding unsigned comment added by AndyVHome (talkcontribs)

See the Homebrew Channel. Make sure the path is SD:\apps\Gecko OS\boot.dol". --bg4545 20:16, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I dod all the following. Is the apps folder supposed to be in the wii folder

Making HomeBrew Apps

Is there a .elf or .dol editor to use? I attempted to use an older GameCube version to open and edit the .dol but it keeps crashing. Please help :D —Preceding unsigned comment added by BodomChild666 (talkcontribs) 20:15, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Many Wii homebrew applications have "GX" as a part of their name. Why is this? I've tried to do a search, however I cannot find any information on the topic.

Usually this means that it is a graphical modification of a previously text-only app e.g. SaveGame Manager GX is a modification of SaveGame Manager, which (amongst other things) includes a much improved user interface, which is now graphical. I'm not sure where the convention of suffixing the name with "GX" came from, maybe a library used by these apps or something :/ --SifJar 20:08, 6 September 2010 (CEST)
Thank you! Sklar 20:10, 6 September 2010 (CEST)
Not even close SifJar. See GX. The "GX" is thus generally used in app names when they heavily rely on GX.--Arikado 21:30, 6 September 2010 (CEST)

bullet points

I think we should put the WiiBrew pages listed under the "This FAQ stinks!" section in bullet points. JeffyTheDragonSlayer (talk) 07:37, 2 February 2024 (CET) JeffyTheDragonSlayer 1:34 AM 2/2/2024