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The Homebrew Channel

May 24th, 2008 by marcan · 125 Comments

We’re proud to present the first public version of The Homebrew Channel, beta 7.

Without further ado, please visit the channel’s homepage for more information and downloads.

We’re having some server problems. If you can’t get to the above site, your ISP may have cached the host, as we had to change it to work around some issues. If this is the case, try this link

We hope you enjoy it.

The Homebrew Channel Team

Tags: Wii

125 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Adan0s // May 24, 2008 at 6:30 am

    oh shi- thanks so much guys. also congratulations to the first public release :)

  • 2 ChronoX // May 24, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Woohoooo, I’m gonna try it right away xD

  • 3 Sc0gnito // May 24, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Thank guys for all efforts you put in this project :)

  • 4 jelbo // May 24, 2008 at 6:39 am

    woooooo! This is awesome news. I really like the auto-update option, saves a lot of hassle. Many, many thanks everyone for this exciting piece of software :)

  • 5 Pol // May 24, 2008 at 6:43 am

    First off: thank you guys for all the time you dedicate to this project (and all other wii homebrew projects).

    But does anyone allready know how big the chance is that nintendo is able to track something like a homebrew channel installed on the wii? My guess is that they are able to track it (if i had build the wii, i would have included a checker anyway)
    And what could be the consequences?

  • 6 schwarzyz // May 24, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Thanks a lot for this great job. The homebrew channel is beautifull.

  • 7 Jaydee // May 24, 2008 at 6:51 am

    This is simply wonderul. Thankyou so much for all the hard worj you have slaved into this project. I’m sincerely grateful.

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  • 9 jan777 // May 24, 2008 at 7:07 am

    will this now boot everything that was only supported by the TP hack?

    like the MFE wii?
    which hangs when loaded from the old channel?

  • 10 Shambler // May 24, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Utterly Marvelous guys, I’ve been holding off installing any channel whatsoever till this release, since I wanted the assurance that the software I was installing was made by the very best, thankyou so much, this is simply fantastic.

  • 11 jan777 // May 24, 2008 at 7:12 am

    i forgot to thank you for all your hard work!

    also i wish i wont encounter any problems with this one cause the first one didnt work for me

  • 12 kevone // May 24, 2008 at 7:38 am

    simply excellent..
    and look how pretty this thing is!

    thanks for all the hard work you are doing for the homebrew community, you guys rule!

  • 13 kawomm // May 24, 2008 at 8:11 am


    chapeau! Excellent work. It was worth pressing the last 2 days the refresh button of my browser.

    Go ahead!

  • 14 mooseknuckle2000 // May 24, 2008 at 8:20 am

    YYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSS! Thank you so much for your hard work. I look forward to everyone’s customized .pngs for the various apps out there. You guys are awesome…I’m off to play!

  • 15 fael // May 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

    whoa! cool. thanks !

  • 16 Frozen // May 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

    This is amazing guys. Keep up the good work!

  • 17 sabatino // May 24, 2008 at 9:10 am

    awesome 😀
    you made my day 😉

  • 18 mooseknuckle2000 // May 24, 2008 at 9:16 am

    has anyone made .pngs and .xmls for common emulators yet?

  • 19 arn` // May 24, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Incredible one, Thanks.

    Are you looking for a mirror website?

  • 20 yess // May 24, 2008 at 9:37 am

    thnx, its amazing !

  • 21 marcan // May 24, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Pol: yes, nintendo can track it if they want, and we can’t do anything about it. Heck, we even made it show up on the use history. Nintendo isn’t going to do anything destructive about it (i.e. brick your wii) because that would get them into a big lawsuit. Don’t worry about it – the homebrew channel doesn’t present a direct threat to Nintendo, and the most they’ll do, if at all, is try to block it in future updates. The fact that they could (with certain code) see if it’s installed doesn’t mean anything.

  • 22 Bloo // May 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

    The region free app is buggy and not working. The 1.4 beta worked well for me…

  • 23 ajrobson // May 24, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Am I doing something wrong? I can see the apps in the menu but when I click to load them i just have the loading bar which nevergoes up :(

  • 24 ajrobson // May 24, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Sorry!! I should have read the faq!! I had my gamecube memory cards in, really good work thanks for making this :)

  • 25 caPo // May 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Works great! What a fantastic piece of homebrew! Thanks to all who made it happen!

  • 26 WiiGuy // May 24, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Wow, absolutely excellent! Thanks for your tireless efforts. On the Homebrew Channel FAQ, there is the question, “Will this remove all traces of the channel?” I assume that traces such as use history (as mentioned by marcan) would stay around. Out of curiosity, what other traces (logs) are left? I know those traces won’t have any impact but I’m just wondering. Anyway, thanks again for this – truly awesome work!

  • 27 I_R_on // May 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I’ve just installed, really a nice impressive piece! Thanks for the hardwork!

    For the sad part, it doesn’t launch MFE wii port nicely. Is there a trick other than using directly TP to make the mfe behave?

  • 28 Venko // May 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Great stuff. Thanks so much to everyone who’s worked so hard on this.

  • 29 mooseknuckle2000 // May 24, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Has anyone got this to boot SMSPlus or RIN? All my other emus work, but these two give me black screen. Also occasionally got black screen when trying to exit back from homebrew channel to wiimenu. Any thoughts on getting these two emus running? (oddly enough they are both the last two emus….out of 7 emulators they show up as 6th and 7th in the homebrew channel menu)

  • 30 mooseknuckle2000 // May 24, 2008 at 11:14 am

    here’s some quick pngs for emulators I made this morning…

  • 31 Jeannot // May 24, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Good Work !
    I tryed ths afternoon, this is very good.

    I Have a question : How can I see when the channel update ?
    Can we configure options of the channel auto-update ?

    So, thanks for the channel, Good luck to your project !

  • 32 Tim_Nice_But_Dim // May 24, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I’ve been having problems with exiting the hbc through the home button.

    The screen fades but doesn’t turn off.?

  • 33 arn` // May 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Another icon pack: http://uploaded.to/?id=tdvy0u

    – Duplicated Channel Remover
    – ExistenzE
    – Filesystem Dumper
    – WAD Installer
    – WAD Uninstaller
    – WiiConfig
    + those from mooseknuckle2000

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  • 35 mooseknuckle2000 // May 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    @arn’ : nice job! I hope people start producing more of these. I’ll probably do more detailed ones when I have time.

  • 36 lux2 // May 24, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Very nice work everyone involved!!! Love it.

    @arn`, could you make some icons for the emulators that mooseknuckle did? Cos I don’t really like his and your other ones are really good :).

  • 37 raven // May 24, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Thats really impressive! Congratulations for your hard work!

  • 38 Ninth Sage // May 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm


    I hope no one minds, I just made this and think it’s a way better icon for Snes9x.

  • 39 wesley // May 24, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks! but wiibrew seems to be down so i can’t download the twilight hack.. any mirrors?

  • 40 seac // May 24, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks a lot for this piece of quality software you made! It’s super!

  • 41 gnumengor // May 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    ggreaaaatt!!! Many thanks, we were all waiting for this :) LOVE U

  • 42 seac // May 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm


    check this link:

  • 43 Unicron // May 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    This is very nice indeed!
    I really like the design, and also the music(i know i read his name somwhere here, but i just can’t remember it)

    It is great to see how far the community has come, and i really appreciate you work. I would have contributed if I could, but i barely know how to write an “Hello World!” app.(altough I hope to change that)

    One thing i noticed, is that in the disclaimer, it said “http://www.hbc.hacknii.com”, with an N instead of M.
    Also, since you can’t uninstall it completly via data managment, a homebrew app. could be written to do that.
    Another thing that I think would add to it’s visual/audio impression, is some optional in-channel menu music, givang an all over nicer channel (but that’s just me…). A simple loop would do.

    And i must say it again, this is some really nice work!

  • 44 Ninth Sage // May 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm


    Did some more…has my own versions of snes9x, FCEU, and Rin. Also has OpenTyrian. I spent some time on these, so I hope somebody finds them useful

  • 45 wesley // May 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I get an exception (DSI) occured error after the screen turns black in TP. Is this something I did wrong? I never loaded homebrew before..

    PAL here.

  • 46 ron // May 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    wesley make sure you’ve renamed the .elf to boot.elf

  • 47 WB3000 // May 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    In case you didn’t read the FAQ (like me), make sure to remove any GameCube memory cards that are not Gecko brands, or else network will not initialize and homebrew fails to boot.

  • 48 wesley // May 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t have a gc memory card. It’s named boot.elf

    I get the fat_readfile(boot.elf) failed with error -1 as well. I already formatted with the official SD card tool that wiibrew recommended..

  • 49 arn` // May 24, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I have no problems with my default-all-the-time Gamecube mem card. :)

    Oh, just an idea: Until now, the channel itself is soundless… It would be great if you could place a mp3 or whatever on the sd memory card at a certain place and the channel will loop it in the background.

  • 50 Rykin // May 24, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I also think a background music option would be nice. I’d also like to see sound and rumble when hovering over the menu bottoms, like the actual wii menu- That’s a suggestion, of course. :)

  • 51 Superrob // May 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    @49 Rykin
    Whould be awesome 😀

  • 52 Greg // May 24, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I don’t usually post thankyou’s, but this is absolutely awesome, well done. I bet Nintendo are impressed.

  • 53 0xtob // May 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, I’m honestly impressed by how polished it looks and feels and how well it works! This sets high standards for a potential Pocket Physics port.

    Awesome work, you guys!

  • 54 Ibrahim // May 24, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Nice! I’m still kind of nervous about the fact that Nintendo will probably see this since the Nintendo channel sends play data to Nintendo (unless you turn it that off, which I think I’m going to do) but hopefully Nintendo won’t do anything harmful. In any case, we can just not install updates and things until we’re sure they don’t have any effects on Wiis with Homebrew Channel.
    Also @0xtob, Pocket Physics on Wii would be awesome!

  • 55 balu // May 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm


    Thanks to you guys! 😀

  • 56 TobiX // May 25, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Thanks a lot. You guys rock.

    Now if only more homebrew would keep my Wii in 480p… My Neoya really hates other modes 😉

  • 57 rubberfroggy // May 25, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Aweosme, does this entail a release of those banner tools soon? I hope. Great work and thanks! 😀

  • 58 Dave // May 25, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Looks fantastic – works really well too! Top work to everyone involved.

    Is there a “wishlist” for potential future enhancement suggestions?

  • 59 Fox // May 25, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Really great job, thanks to all the team for this awesome work.

  • 60 jan777 // May 25, 2008 at 3:28 am

    oh yeah where’s patch mii?

  • 61 Dzohny // May 25, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Doesnt work on PAL Wii running on system 2.1E..

    Banner shows up, but on press of “start” channel fades out to black and screen remains black… :(

  • 62 hotzenplotz // May 25, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Thank you very much is all there is to say :-)

  • 63 jan777 // May 25, 2008 at 5:43 am


    i have a jpn wii with 2.0j

    works perfectly

  • 64 aksommerville // May 25, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Fantastic, well worth the wait!
    Is there a template out there for the “meta.xml” files? I tried guessing my way through, to no avail…. :(

  • 65 Dzohny // May 25, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Hmmm… I have made some meta.xml’s for some apps, so I thought that could be my mistake, but nope… Deleted them from SD, but HBChannel still doesnt work… Any1 has an idea what should I try? Cant be that it isnt working for me only :'(

  • 66 DarthCloud // May 25, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Dzohny, try using another SD card, the one I was using previsly for twilight hack was working fine with TPHack but the HBC was not able to load the data contained on it, I’ve try another SD card and it worked like a charm with the HBC. Both SD card work fine in Ubuntu don’t know why one don’t work with HBC since it’s the same brand same size, they even come in the same package… lol

  • 67 Link // May 25, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Wow awesome work there!

    the homebrew channel works much better than expected and feels like a real Wii application. Now I have a basic question in case people do not have Zelda – might it be possible to soon release channels using SD card copying? Like when I copy the homebrew channel to SD card I have a nice folder private/wii/title/HAXX – or is this data heavily encrypted and signed with some Wii private keys?

    Thank you – and again.. epic work!


  • 68 DarthCloud // May 25, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Link, all wii as it own key to encrypt wii channel so I don’t think they can release the channel as a bin channel file. However you can copy the channel to an sd card from the wii data menu but it would be only usable on your wii.

  • 69 Dzohny // May 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

    @DarthCloud Ive tried with SanDisk 512mb and now with SanDisk MicroSD 64mb in SD adapter, and well same thing…

    I can make a video if some1 wants it?

    Homebrew Channel is on the home screen > I select it with my wiimote, it shows up, the water of the banner raises and text appears, music plays in the bg, and when I press start > it fades out to black forever :(

  • 70 Dzohny // May 25, 2008 at 8:28 am

    And yes, afcourse, I formated both to FAT…

  • 71 bleedingums // May 25, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Really happy with this release thank you for all you hard work.

    What info in the xml influences the order of items in the list?


  • 72 wolf // May 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Awesome! You guys rock. :)

  • 73 Dark Chili // May 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I like the channel and it’s really shiny, but I have some questions… do both the icons in the bottom right involve networking or is it just one and the otherone does something else? and can you send apps over wiiload that require more than just the elf file or can you only send the elf file?

  • 74 arn` // May 25, 2008 at 11:08 am

    @bleedingums: The xml hasn’t any influence in the order of the items. It’s when the directory of the app was created on the sd. (;

  • 75 WB3000 // May 25, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Regarding the meta.xml format, I’ve made a Windows .NET GUI for creating and editing them.


  • 76 Link // May 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    @DarthCloud: yeah, I kinda expected something like that – it would be too nice to trick Wiis into a wrong Wii Shop channel – as I talked to some guys and they are just like “Ohman, I have no TP” – guess, they should get it – I do not think Nintendo fixed the error in recent version or did they?

  • 77 iSynic // May 25, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    What a way to finish it off. Well done guys.

    Worth a $50 donation in my book.

  • 78 John. Sau // May 25, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Where can I donate?

  • 79 bleedingums // May 25, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Thanx arn’

    gonna be renaming and replacing then to reorder.. another way would be useful but its way do’able.

  • 80 Zim // May 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Excellent work.
    But, might I suggest that you guys add a homebrew download server? That way, people can download the latest versions and releases on the spot, making this awesome channel more n00b-friendly, and just plain awesome-er!

  • 81 Conor O'Sullivan // May 25, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Where’s the best place to leave beta feedback on beta testing?

    I’d also be happy to donate to this cause, you’ve done brilliant work.

  • 82 ChucktheTekkie // May 25, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    This is great.

    When will the tools to make the banner and bg sound be available.

    I’d like to make my own banners for some of the channels I have.

    Thanks again

  • 83 iSynic // May 25, 2008 at 9:31 pm


    I agree. I actually thought about suggesting that myself. A homebrew shop would be great. Also, a built in file browser would be awesome (maybe when mass storage is finalized?).

  • 84 Tomas953 // May 25, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Really Excelent Job With this Homebrew, i just installed it (via Twilight Hack) on my Wii and its awesome!! now im patiently waiting for Wiimiidia and DVD Movie Support,
    Keep it guys, its really cool!!

  • 85 Attila // May 25, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    That is great! Excellent job! =)

    Thanks for all.

  • 86 HyperHacker // May 25, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Kickass. Wish I had something to donate… want a cat? 😉

    I’m inspired to write some DS homebrew, too bad it’s 23:50 already.

  • 87 crwys // May 25, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Are the tools you used to make this channel released yet? Great job on the channel too, it was more than i imagined from the video. Again, great job, to everyone who helped made this.

  • 88 blaine // May 26, 2008 at 4:00 am

    i usually lurk around the homebrew scene.. and honestly hadnt tried it until you brought out this channel..

    just wanted to say thanks and congrats on such a great project all your time and dedication has certinally paid off..



  • 89 Maddoc // May 26, 2008 at 4:04 am

    Thank you for the time and effort spent on this project!

  • 90 NeMeSiS // May 26, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Hi, is there a way to sort the homebrew programms so they will show up in the channel how i want it?

    thanks for any answer

  • 91 Shin // May 26, 2008 at 6:55 am

    wow ! this channel looks way too good ! :p

    the wifi-tcp ability works flowlessly, this is really amazing !

    I got tricked with the gamecube memorycard thingie too 😉
    so I want to sugges 2things> just write “remove your gc memory card before booting the channel” in the readme or in “use”

    if I understand correctly it’s because of usbgecko detection ? (I still have a sdgecko, is it of any use with this homebrew channel ? (just wandering))

    so can you add a usbgecko detection switck in an option menu ? :) thanks in advance !

    and congrats to all of you on this amazing work !

  • 92 arn` // May 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

    @NeMeSiS: see #72

  • 93 lyoozero // May 26, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t install it. I have the Homebrew Channel(the one with 10 min limit, but without the limit), and I used it to load the boot.elf, it shows the text normally, but when I press reset, or Start on the GC controller nothing happens.

  • 94 ryx // May 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Awesome and beautiful … Thanks a lot! It’s much better and more stylish than anything I dreamed of. Hopefully such a kind of perfection encourages devs to create homebrew apps that meet the high standard you set (I’ll at least try :-) ) … happily waiting for upcoming devkitppc r15 and libogc releases.

    One question: Do you plan to implement a FTP server into the homebrew channel? Or is anyone working on a separate app for that purpose?

  • 95 Tin // May 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    @lyoozero: The old version of the Homebrew Channel can not be use to install the current version of the Homebrew Channel. It must be installed by using the Twilight Hack or ISO.

  • 96 lukeusher123 // May 26, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I no longer have a copy of twlight princess, and a non modded wii

    i installed this by using the old homebrew channel to load the FrontSD Elf loader, and used that to load the new homebrew channel installer, it worked, and replaced the old homebrew channel on the wii menu

  • 97 mooseknuckle2000 // May 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Help please…got this working on my wii, but went to install on friends wii and I got the channel installed no problem, but when I click on start it just resets the wii…doesn’t even try to boot to sd (no memory card inserted)…any suggestions?

  • 98 moosknuckle2000 // May 26, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    ^^Update….I finally got it to work. For anyone having a problem with the homebrew channel just going back to the wii menu, I had to do a system update. Apparently the homebrew channel won’t look for the sd card if you have an older firmware.

  • 99 Dzohny // May 28, 2008 at 3:35 am

    So I need to update my Wii to fix the fade-out bug… Damn! 😐

  • 100 satoshi // May 28, 2008 at 8:18 am

    This has certainly got me interested in learning to dev on the Wii. Even if it’s just stupid simple little things, I think I’ll start looking into it before classes start up next week.

    All it takes is an easily accessable method of running homebrew and the scene should really take off. I just hope an installation method not requiring a modchip or Twilight Princess is soon discovered, that would be amazing (not that the Twilight Hack isn’t bad or anything, it’s way more than I imagined the first real exploit would be, given the Gamecube’s homebrew scene :/).

  • 101 satoshi // May 28, 2008 at 8:19 am

    ..not that the Twilight hack isn’t *good* or anything…

  • 102 Hojo Norem // May 28, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Nice work on the HBC, looks smashing! One suggestion, you know that on the back of the game boxes it has little icons to show what contrallers can be used, well we need something like that for the HBC.

    The way I would do it (if I knew how) is that if a homebrew needs a certain controller to operate properly, show that controller icon in yellow. If you can’t quit the homebrew without a certain controller (cause having to press reset to exit a homebrew is just…not…right…)

  • 103 CaitSith2 // May 28, 2008 at 11:01 am

    If you have to update your Wii, and nintendo releases IOS37 enabled system menu, or anything else blocking the HBC, then you will have to do the update by an older game disc. Mario Kart Wii or Super Smash Brawl should work for this purpose.

    I think the reason why HBC doesn’t work with older firmware, is because the required IOS version, is NOT present, if you have only the older firmware versions, which would explain why you would need to update.

  • 104 mooseknuckle2000 // May 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    @Hojo Norem…. If you know what homebrew uses which controllers, just add the little image with the proper controllers to your png image to go along with your boot.elf and xml file. Also, you could add it in the description on your xml file. I might revise my pngs for some of my emulators to include an image of what controllers are compatible…

  • 105 jan777 // May 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    i have 2.0j and the HBC works fime for me

  • 106 Edgar // May 29, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Hey can anyone help me with the HBC/App setup? Its acting up on me.

    When I originally set it up, most apps worked fine, then I ran into a problem with Wii64, it could give some addresses say “CODE DUMP” and then upon input, say “RESET”, all I did was reinstall Wii64 and that fixed the problem, now today I corrupted my SD installing VBAWii, so I reformatted and put the files on there again, now it gives me that error when I run Wii64 and VBAWii, I’ve tried redownloading, installing, and reformatting, and I am still recieving these errors, does anyone know the cause and how to fix this?

  • 107 mercluke // May 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    hi, iv’e got a problem, i installed this channel and tried out some homebrew and it all worked perfectly, then i tried to use the older version of vba (the one with sd gecko support) and it came up with a black screen (with no text) after getting to 100%, i then reset the wii and tried to boot another homebrew application but nothing will boot (channel works fine but stays at 0% while loading no matter how long i wait, also ever since then, the channel takes like 20sec to load instead of loading instantly) to fix this i tried deleting it in the system menu then reinstalling the channel through the tp hack but it still does the same thing, i then tried formatting my sd and i bought a new one but the same thing still happens no matter what sd card i use. can you help, Please?

  • 108 mercluke // May 29, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    nvm i realized that it was just that the sd gecko was still plugged in from trying to use vba :s

  • 109 bushing // May 30, 2008 at 6:26 am

    The HBC Beta 7 requires IOS35. We’re aware of the problem, and will have a fix for the next release.

  • 110 Dzohny // May 30, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Again again again, thanks bushing in forward :)

  • 111 Stokesy // May 30, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    If you want to change the order of the homebrew in the homebrew channel, just put numbers in front of the app folders. e.g “1fceu” “2snes9x” “3scummvm” and then use a small program called “FatSort” to sort the folders alphabetically. You can rename the folders back if you wish, but it doesn’t really matter.

    You can find fatsort here.

  • 112 Acrylic Style // Jun 1, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Great job!

    I seriously need Nunchuck, Classic Controller and Keyboard support for navigation

    (I really only need Classic Controller support, but I bet alot of other people will use the other stuff)

  • 113 Hugh Isaacs II // Jun 1, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What I could use is a built in operations guide feature, like the ones the Virtual Console games use (especially for updates)

  • 114 ChucktheTekkie // Jun 2, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I thought an elf version was supposed to also be released for people who don’t want this installed as a channel and can load it up via the TP Hack, this way we can still use the HBC even if Nintendo does block the channel version.

  • 115 humor4fun // Jun 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I installed HBC_b7 via DVD ISO (using my wiiKey) and the installation went fine. I then proceeded to set up a SD card so I could start using the HBC. I have an AData(speedy SD) 1GB sd card that is FAT formatted and has a number of homebrew apps and emulators on it, all formatted properly with the boot.elf, meta.xml, and icon.png in folders. But when I turn on my Wii and launch the HBC, it tries to read from the front SD slot and the screen goes black and I see some rediculous information. I took photos of the screen, and can reproduce it easily, just by trying to load the HBC. I can email the photos where needed.

    Here is a snippet of what I see:

    GPR01 81487C28 GPR09 813E000 GPR17 813D0668 GPR25 813FF84C (~7-8 lines look similar to that with different character combos)

    81335cac–> 81351cc0–> 81348100–> 813487a8 (~2 lines look like this)

    Code Dump:
    81335cac: A01F000C 70090200 41820144 309EFFFF (~3-4 lines look like this)

    I have no idea what is going on here, but it looks like instructions and memory locations, so i figure that if no one else had posted an error like this I should write up the numbers……I can type up the rest if that would help out. Just email me

  • 116 humor4fun // Jun 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    email is: holtcm01@gmail.com

  • 117 Jake // Jun 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Mr. Bushing sir: I love the channel. It looks well polished and works like a charm and if it were a person I’d like to marry it.

    I’m just curious, though. Is it at all possible to have the home button bring up the menu that the home button brings up when in legit Wii software? You know what I mean, right? Is there an API y’all don’t have access to, or something else that keeps you from adding that functionality?

    Thanks again, sir.

  • 118 marcan // Jun 3, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    The home menu is part of every game. It’s a library that is provided by Nintendo as part of the official SDK. We can’t use it, due to both technical and legal reasons.

    That’s a crashdump. The most important part is the “->” chain. In particular, it seems that HBC died while trying to read one of the XML files. Double check them and see if you find anything out of place that might have caused the problem (and if you do, please tell us what it was). If you don’t see anything strange, please zip up the contents of your apps/ directory and send it to me so I can investigate it. My e-mail is marcan@marcansoft.com

  • 119 humor4fun // Jun 3, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    @ marcan:
    Thanks. I just went through and saw that a bunch of my s were longer than the 24 chars that I keep hearing about. They have been edited, and will be tested tomorrow when I wake up. I will post my results. Also, question. Did you know that it was a problem with the meta.xml files because of the timing of the code dump? or was that a guess? or are you one of the coders and know what was being stored in those specific memory locations.

  • 120 marcan // Jun 4, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Look me up on the credits. I can reference those dumps with the actual code to see what went wrong.

  • 121 humor4fun // Jun 4, 2008 at 7:56 am

    fixing the xml didn’t fix the problem. I am now going to try each program 1 by 1 and see if i can find the error.

    Are there any restrictions on the number of folders in /apps or /root?

  • 122 humor4fun // Jun 4, 2008 at 8:10 am

    ok, so I downloaded the SceneOnFire pack from dcemu.co.uk and got that to boot properly. I’ll have to go look at what I did wrong.

    It would be helpful if you could post the meta.xml tags and rules on the faq page or somewhere on the hbc website.

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  • 124 Blackguard // Jun 17, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Hey, I’m having the same problem wesley does. I get the dsi error then a lot of numbers dumped. when i try to install using the twilight hack. I have a pal wii and am in Australia. I have installed emulators/vc stuff. Is it possible there is a conflict?

  • 125 Blackguard // Jun 17, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Ok, nvm. Mangaged to fix it by downloading version 7 then upgrade it to 8.

    Wesley, maybe you should try getting the other version to the one you are trying to install (assuming you havent already fixed your problem)

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