Joined: 16 Jul 2008
|Posted: Tue 19th Aug 9:22 pm Post subject: Wii Homebrew Stuff
|Ever since I've found out about the Twilight hack and the Homebrew Chanel on the Wii. I've been having a GREAT time putting stuff on it that I find online, including a physics (yes, physics) simulator. Albeit, there are some kinks to work out (such as a manual rotation of 90degres of an object actually only causes a 45degree rotation, and also when you place drawn objects like rectangles, they actually appear offset from the position you drew them at). But the gravity, friction and density controls for objects work doggon good! And also there seem to be some issues on joints (one time applying a pully type joint caused the program to lock up).
But they also have Duckhunt (just like the old NES game) but it doesn't use an emulator. Instead it is a FULL Wii port of the game. So it directly runs from a boot.elf file. And instead of the Nintendo Zapper light gun, it uses the Wiimote. I've got other stuff too including a Wii port of the Dos PC flying shooting game call Tyrian.
Originally made my Epic Megagames, it now is available (full version with 4 episode, NOT shareware demo version with just 1 episode) on the Wii. A new version for the PC (albeit still a Dos game), but now with 5 episodes now (not 4) is available in the full vesrion here for free (albeit not officially freeware). Download this if you want to get an idea of what the Wii game is like. (rightclick on the link and select copy, then paste it into your browser's web address bar; don't just leftclick on it or it won't work)
However, it wasn't ONLY Epic Megagames that worked on it, it was also XSIV Games. And XSIV is now (sadly) out of business, which means no more official releases, but also means that it is legal (according to one source) to download a full free version of the game for free.
To download the Wii version of Tyrian go to this link:
(rightclick on the link and select copy, then paste it into your browser's web address bar; don't just leftclick on it or it won't work)
Other homebrew stuff (as well as download links for them) can be found here:
The Twilight Hack (in the latest version) can be found for download (along with info about how to use it) here:
The latest version of Homebrew Channel (and also version 0.1beta1 of Twilight Hack which is the latest at the time of this post) can be found for download here:
Information on the Homebrew Channel (including info on how to use it) can be found here:
If you want to post stuff you either homebrewed yourself for the Wii, or homebrew stuff that you have found online for the Wii, then PLEASE post links to these things in this thread. If it is your own homebrew stuff then get it hosted online at some place like Mediafire, then post the download link here.
I'm sure many people would like to download homebrew stuff for Wii, especially with Homebrew Channel and Twilight Hack being nearly foolproof ways of loading homebrew stuff.
It's butt kicking time!