Wii News
Spaceship Omega (01-06-2011) (Wii Game)

Spaceship Omega is EvilTroopa’s attempt to do a StarFox-like game for Wii.

http://gbatemp.net/t295113-spaceship-omega-wii-entry

By with 0 comments
ScummVM v1.3.0 (misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

General release notes:

1.3.0 (2011-05-28)
New Games:
– Added support for Backyard Baseball.
– Added support for Backyard Baseball 2001.
– Added support for Urban Runner.
– Added support for Playtoons: Bambou le Sauveur de la Jungle.
– Added support for Toonstruck.
– Added support for Living Books v1 and v2 games.
– Added support for Hugo’s House of Horrors, Hugo 2: Whodunit? and Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom.
– Added support for Amiga SCI games (except Conquests of the Longbow).
– Added support for Macintosh SCI1 games.

New Ports:
– Added WebOS port.

General:
– Added support for loadable modules on platforms without a dynamic loader (GSoC Task).
– Added Danish translation.
– Added Norwegian Bokmaal translation.
– Added Norwegian Nynorsk translation.
– Added Swedish translation.
– Added Debug Console to Cine, Draci, Gob, MADE, Sword1, Touche and Tucker Engines.
– Closed significant memory leaks. RTL should now be more usable.

AGOS:
– Closed memory leaks in Simon 2 and Feeble Files.

Cine:
– Corrected memory leaks and invalid memory accesses. Future Wars should be more stable.
– Made Operation Stealth completable, though significant graphical glitches remain so not official supported.

Drascula:
– Added German and French subtitles in the Von Braun cutscene (#3069981: no subtitles in scene with “von Braun”).
– Improved French translation of the game.
– Added support for “Return To Launcher”.

Gob:
– Fixed “Goblin Stuck On Reload” bugs affecting Gobliiins.

Kyra:
– Closed memory leaks.

Parallaction:
– Corrected issue which could cause crash at engine exit.
– Closed memory leaks in Nippon Safes Amiga.

SCI:
– Added a CMS music driver for SCI1 – SCI1.1 games.
– Added an option to toggle undithering from the ScummVM GUI.
– Added several previously missing parts of the game state in saved games, such as game played time, script created windows, the script string heap and information related to the text parser in old EGA games.
– Added support for SCI1.1 magnifier cursors.
– Added support for the keypad +/- keys.
– Added support for the alternative General MIDI tracks in the Windows CD versions of Eco Quest, Jones in the Fast Lane, King’s Quest 5 and Space Quest 4.
– Added support for the alternative Windows cursors in the Windows version of King’s Quest 6.
– Added support for simultaneous speech and subtitles in the CD versions of Space Quest 4 and Freddy Pharkas.
– Corrected resource loading leaks.
– Corrected several problems and issues in the Skate-O-Rama rooms in Space Quest 4.
– Corrected several issues in Hoyle Classic Card Games.
– Fixed several graphical glitches (like, for example, parts of the screen that weren’t erased correctly under some rare circumstances).
– Fixed several script bugs.
– Fixed several pathfinding related issues and lockups (like, for example, a lockup in the shower scene of Laura bow 1 and pathfinding in some screens during the chase sequence in Laura Bow 2).
– Fixed several music related glitches and possible lockups (like, for example, a rare music lockup that occurred when loading a saved game outside the palace in Quest for Glory 3).
– Fixed possible problems and lockups in the character import screens of Quest for Glory 2 and 3.
– Fixed a bug that caused a lockup in the SCI1 CD version of Mixed Up Mother Goose, after Tommy Tucker’s song.
– Fixed a script bug in the CD version of King’s Quest 5, which caused a lockup under certain circumstances when going outside the witch’s house in the dark forest.
– Function keys now work correctly when the num lock key is on.
– Improved support for fanmade game scripts.
– Improved support for non-English versions of games.
– Made several enhancements and fixes related to MT-32 music (e.g. reverb).
– Music is no longer out of tune when loading saved games.

SCUMM:
– Improved support for FM-TOWNS versions of games.

Sky:
– Fixed crashes on sequences for several ports (Android, OpenGL, …).

Teenagent:
– Closed memory leaks.

Tinsel:
– Closed memory leaks in Coroutines.
– Added enhanced music support for the German CD “Neon Edition” re-release of Discworld 1.

Touche:
– Corrected memory leaks and minor issues.

Tucker:
– Added workarounds for several issues present in the original game.

SDL ports:
– Closed memory leaks in Mouse Surfaces.

Android port:
– Switched to the official NDK toolchain for building.
– Fixed GFX output for various devices.
– Fixed various crashes.
– Switched to the native screen resolution to improve text readability.
– Added support for pause/resume.
– Added support for games using 16bit graphics.
– Increased the performance significantly.
– Added support for the “Fullscreen mode” option. Unchecking this keeps the game’s aspect ratio.
– Added a new graphics mode for linear filtering.
– Overhauled the input system (see README.Android).
– Added a MIDI driver based on SONiVOX’s Embedded Audio Synthesis (EAS).

Nintendo DS port:
– Added support for loadable modules.

PSP port:
– Added support for loadable modules.
– Added image viewer.

PS2 port:
– Added support for loadable modules.

Wii/GameCube port:
– Added support for loadable modules.
– Fixed 16bit mouse cursors on HE games.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

By with 0 comments
Cherophobe v1.0 (Wii Game)

Cherophobe is an FPS in which you must defend yourself against the unending assault of smiley faces. For every Smiley face that you defeat you will be rewarded with ten points (the high score is automatically saved). Your health drains away when a smiley face is too close to you and when you run out of health the game restarts. Scattered around the environment are health packs which will raise your health. There are also boxes containing addition ammo. Like the smiley faces the health packs and ammunition will infinity re spawn but always in random places that are out of view so you will need to continue wandering around the map to find them. Use the nunchuck analog stick to move, the wiimote pointer to turn and press or hold the B button to shoot.

Changes:

I’ve added a tile screen.
There is now a home menu pause screen.
The cursor is now a nice Wii style pointing hand.
Now when you hold down the A button you wont turn.
When you shoot the shots now go in the direction that the cursor is pointing in instead of simply going in the direction of the camera.
I tweaked a lot of number (you turn faster, enemies move faster, they do more damage, there are fewer health pickups, etc)
I’ve also added background music.

http://thatotherdev.com/2011/05/28/cherophobe-v1-0-–-wii-windows/

By with 0 comments
Hero City v0.2 (Wii Game)

ThatOtherPerson is working on a new project names “Hero City”. In Hero City you play as a superhero and fly around fighting monsters.

Changes:

Here is a very small update. More coming very soon.

I added a home menu. The cursor is a nice Wii style hand now. I edited the main characters texture to be a little bit less of a blatant Superman copy. Now there are multiple kinds of enemies. All of the enemies have walking animation. There is music now.

The background music used is La busqueda de IANNA background music by Epic Soul Factory.

Thanks to http://www.nintendomax.com/viewtopic.php?t=13424&f=54 for the news.

http://thatotherdev.com/2011/05/26/hero-city-v0-2-–-wii/

By with 0 comments
WiiEngine v1.5BB (PCE emu for Wii)

WiiEngine is a PC Engine / TG16 emulator for Wii.

Changes:

– Classic controller support
– Usb2 with good old cios 202
– Browse pages of roms with + or –
– Removed delete files(this feature is a bit weird?!)

WiiEngine v1.5BB www.nintendomax.com

Watch this video on YouTube.

Thanks to http://www.nintendomax.com/viewtopic.php?t=13419&f=54 for the news.

http://gbatemp.net/t294084-wiiengine-1-5bb

By with 0 comments
SaveGame Manager GX (R100) (Wii Application)

SaveGame Manager GX by dj_skual allows you to extract/install SaveGames and Miis from/to your Wii; data.bin files not supported. It allows savegames to be copied from the Wii to an SD card, including savegames that cannot normally be copied from the system menu. It is a modification of the Savegame Manager from Waninkoko. Unlike Savegame Manager, Savegame Manager GX has a wii-like user interface.

Changes:

Application completely recoded!!!
Forwarder Recoded
look here: http://code.google.com/p/savegamegx/source/list until rev32 for change log

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/SaveGame_Manager_GX

By with 0 comments
Descent v1.1 (Wii Game Engine Port)

Descent was originally released by Parallax Software in 1995. It was the first game featuring a full 3D environment (before Quake) as well as gameplay that allowed six degrees of freedom and multi-player networking that allowed players to join and leave at any time. A registered copy of Descent (updated to v1.5) are required!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Changes:

Multiplayer/IPX emulation is now implemented.

Thanks to http://www.nintendomax.com/viewtopic.php?t=13379&f=54 for the news.

http://gbatemp.net/t289764-descent?&st=15

By with 0 comments
WiiHandy v0.4 (Lynx emu for Wii)

WiiHandy is a port of the Handy 0.95 Atari Lynx emulator developed by Keith Wilkins. Additional changes by the SDLEmu team.

WiiHandy

Watch this video on YouTube.

Changes:

Pretty close to a full “re-port” based on the original Handy 0.95 sources.
Cartridge database for storing cart-specific settings (screen orientation, maximum frame rate).
Rewrite of display layer, GX based scaler
Ability to adjust horizontal and vertical screens to any size/dimensions via “Screen Size” options under “Display”. If these are entered after loading a cartridge, the last frame will be displayed to assist in sizing.
Rewrite of sound layer
Audio skipping has been fixed
Audio plays at correct rate when the maximum frame rate is adjusted
Rewrite of timing loop
Support for Nunchuk and Classic Controller Pro
Analog stick support (Classic/Pro, Nunchuk)
USB support
SDHC support
Updated menu system

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/WiiHandy

By with 0 comments
Cherophobe v0.9 (Wii Game)

Cherophobe is an FPS in which you must defend yourself against the unending assault of smiley faces. For every Smiley face that you defeat you will be rewarded with ten points (the high score is automatically saved). Your health drains away when a smiley face is too close to you and when you run out of health the game restarts. Scattered around the environment are health packs which will raise your health. There are also boxes containing addition ammo. Like the smiley faces the health packs and ammunition will infinity re spawn but always in random places that are out of view so you will need to continue wandering around the map to find them. Use the nunchuck analog stick to move, the wiimote pointer to turn and press or hold the B button to shoot.

http://thatotherdev.com/2011/05/19/cherophobe-v0-9-%E2%80%93-wii-windows/

By with 0 comments
WiiMC v1.1.18 (Wii Application)

WiiMC (Wii Media Centre) is an open source media player for the Nintendo Wii written mainly by Tantric and rodies.

WiiMC Wii Channel

Watch this video on YouTube.

Changes:

Synced to MPlayer r33269
Added Danish translation
Clicking on a browser file already loaded will now resume instead of reload
Faster loading of online streams
Fixed a bug with some MMS streams
Improved network initialization – now you can unplug/plug USB ethernet
Fixed a potential crash caused by the audio code
Improved memory management
Other minor optimizations and improvements

Thanks to http://www.nintendomax.com/viewtopic.php?t=13364&f=54 for the news.

http://www.wiimc.org/

By with 0 comments