There’re some libs out there which can be used for develop homebrew software for the Wii, without doubts the most used is libogc, which is included in devkitpro’s releases. Although that is a very completed lib, you’ll need some other libs to do stuff which is impossible with only libogc. For example to load images or sounds.
PNGU is lib that ‘wrap’ a port of the famous libpng to the Nintento Wii, presented as an alternative to libjpeg (which has been recently ported to Wii too). PNG format has some properties which make it interesting a transparency color, alpha channels, it doesn’t modify the colors (as jpeg do when compression), open format,… There’s a set of functions (PNGU_*) which let you load a png to the buffer easily
This application allows you to install a savegame dumped by the “Savegame Extractor” in your Wii. (data.bin files not supported).
Save Extractor allows savegames to be copied from the Wii to an SD card, including those savegames that are not copyable through the system menu.
Just run this application and all your Miis will be copied to the “Miis” directory at the SD card.
This is a simple demo that doesn’t do much; you can move your Wii Remote about and pressing A makes it rumble. Instructions: Press 1 + 2 to synch. Press Down, Up, Left. Them you can use the app.
Here comes the probably first musicdisk for Nintendo’s Wii, created buy NoNameNo.
Thanks to http://www.nintendomax.com for the news.
USB mass storage device tester is a small application that:
- looks for any USB mass storage devices connected to the Wii
- tries to display a file listing of the root folder
- creates a file called testtest.txt with the content ‘test’ there.
FOR FAT (12, 16 AND 32) DEVICES ONLY
USING THIS ON ANY DEVICE THAT HAS A NON-FAT FILESYSTEM ON IT WILL RESULT IN DATA CORRUPTION
CREATE A BACKUP BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE
Quote from http://wiibrew.org/index.php?title=Main_Page :
1 May 08: A USB Mass storage device file/folder lister demo has been released on the #wiidev channel by svpe, the same person who made the first SD elfloader. It is still in testing stages and the code needs to be cleaned up, so no download link will be provided here. It is compatible with anything that adheres to the USB Mass Storage Device specification and FAT16, including USB memory sticks, flash drives, certain phones/MP3 Players, some FAT-formatted USB Hard Drives and even single-slot card readers. When a cleaned-up version is released it will be posted here. Very early and probably buggy source code is available now
7 May 08: New Wii Channel launched, Nintendo Channel. By the looks of it, does NOT harm the TP-Hack or Homebrew Channel in any way.
“Wii Duplicated Channel Remover” does what it says ;)