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Nintendo Wii Homebrew Disc Channel v0.2 Now Available

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312w ago - Courtesy of Sierradev comes update v0.2 of the Nintendo Wii Homebrew Disc Channel today. Using the Homebrew Disc Channel, you can load homebrew programs from regular ISO9660 DVDs. It supports (sub)directories.

Note: the name Homebrew Disc Channel is actually wrong; the program was intended as either an add-on to the Wii Disc Channel or a separate channel, but due to the fact that BootMii will need an SD card to load, turning this program into anything other than a regular homebrew program will be useless in a couple of months.

The name will be changed at the next release to Homebrew Disc Loader.

Download: Wii Homebrew Disc Channel v0.2

Usage
- Rename programs to boot.dol and put them in separate (sub)directories on the DVD.
- Burn as ISO9660 DVD.
- Put disc in console and start program.
- Follow on-screen instructions.

Todo
- Support for (parts of) meta.xml, to show friendly program names (Implemented in next release)
- Graphical interface?
- Change Name to Homebrew Disc Loader (Implemented in next release)
- Add a 'retry'-function when a non-homebrew disc is inserted; may come in handy if loading with Twilight Hack (Implemented...
 

Nintendo Wii Homebrew Disc Channel v0.2 Released

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313w ago - Per Wiibrew: Using the Homebrew Disc Channel, you can load homebrew programs from regular ISO9660 DVDs. It supports (sub)directories.

Note: the name Homebrew Disc Channel is actually wrong; the program was intended as either an add-on to the Wii Disc Channel or a separate channel, but due to the fact that BootMii will need a SD card to load, turning this program into anything other than a regular homebrew program will be useless in a couple of months.

Download: Wii Homebrew Disc Channel v0.2

Requirements
- Some way to run homebrew
- DVDx

Usage
- Rename programs to boot.dol and put them in separate (sub)directories on the DVD.
- Burn as ISO9660 DVD.
- Put disc in console and start program.
- Follow on-screen instructions.

Todo
- Support for (parts of) meta.xml, to show friendly program names
- Graphical interface?
 

Wii Speak Channel Code Replacements Confirmed by Nintendo

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313w ago - Just under two weeks ago, word broke on Nintendo's Wii Speak stating the Wii Speak Channel is only for Wii Speak purchasers and not to buy it used.

The reason for this was that the peripheral's manual stated the code needed to download the Wii Speak Channel "cannot be replaced by Nintendo or your retailer if it is lost or stolen." This would have meant that those who bought it used would not have been able to download the Wii Speak Channel.

Since then, Nintendo seems to have had a change of heart and has stated: "Nintendo can confirm that when consumers purchase the Wii Speak accessory, they are provided with a Wii Download Ticket with a unique number. The ticket, which can be redeemed via the Wii Shop Channel, will enable the user to download the Wii Speak Channel free of charge to a single Wii console," the representative stated.

"Any consumer who may have misplaced their Wii Download Ticket number for the Wii Speak Channel or require a new number following a Wii exchange may contact their local Nintendo Customer Services department, where they can request a replacement Wii Download Ticket number."
 

Wii Speak Channel Only for Wii Speak Purchasers, Don't Buy Used

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315w ago - A Nintendo rep has said that the only way gamers will be able to download the Wii Speak Channel is with a "Wii Download Ticket Number" that is printed in a pamphlet that comes with the Wii Speak microphone.

This apparently means that if you buy the peripheral it used, you won't be able to use it as you can't download the Wii Speak Channel.

To quote: But there's a catch, a fine print surprise. There is a pamphlet packaged with the peripheral that includes a 16-character code, a "Wii Download Ticket Number," to be used for downloading the Wii Speak Channel.

According to the pamphlet, this code "cannot be replaced by Nintendo or your retailer if it is lost or stolen."
 

Nintendo Wii Homebrew Channel BETA 10, AKA Your Last Chance

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316w ago - Great news from marcan of Team Twiizers as follows:

As you all know, we're getting busy with several other projects, and HBC isn't a priority. However, the BETA 9 release had a few rough edges, and some things that should have been fixed weren't.

So we're giving you the chance to voice your pet peeves about HBC now, and we'll release a new version soon. Consider this version "final" at least for the time being.

HBC is basically feature-complete, so we won't be adding any new major features, but we want to get rid of some remaining bugs and annoyances. Once this new version is out, you're going to be stuck with it for a while.

Things that we've already fixed/added for BETA 10:

• meta.xml now handles non-ASCII characters properly (you can use iso-8859-1 or utf-8 encoding, but utf-8 is restricted to the iso-8859-1 subset)
• Wiimote shutdown support (in libogc git now - we should have added this earlier)
• Wiimote rumble now honors the rumble setting
• A crash bug or two (hard to hit)

Post a comment if you want something fixed. We reserve the right to fix whatever we want and ignore the rest, but at least we promise we'll listen. Please read the comments before asking for something; we don't want...
 
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