List of development tools

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These Development Tools can help you develop homebrew applications and games for the Wii. The most important tool for Wii development is DevkitPro, a port of the GCC toolchain along with supporting system libraries. The development tools listed below make development easier or to add additional functionality.

Libraries

Title Version Description Creator DL Source
FreeTypeGX 0.2.3 A wrapper class for libFreeType which renders a compiled FreeType parsable font into a GX texture. Armin Tamzarian FreeTypeGX Home Available
gl2gx alpha 1.4 OpenGL for the Wii and/or Gamecube. noeska gl2gx Available
GRRLIB 4.0.0 GRRLIB For GX Rgb Renderer Library, a simple C graphics library. NoNameNo GRRLIB Available
The HOMEbrew Menu Standard Library Initial Quickly enable a HOME menu in your programs Arikado, Pinball Wizard, WarpedFlash Download Download
libCanvas not numbered Minimum runtime image drawing extension for libwiisprite henke37 SVN://henke37.cjb.net/canvas/ Available
Libmii 0.1alpha Retrieves Mii data Mjbauer95 See page for download Available
libosk 0.4.4 An on screen keyboard. beardface libosk-0.4.4 On Request
libusbkbd 1 Easy access to the USB keyboard interface. Cboomf download Available
libwiikeyboard 0.2b A USB keyboard interface library. Davyg download download
libwiilight beta 1 Wii Disc slot light library Cboomf libwiilight Available
libwiisprite 0.3.0b A C++ sprite library which uses GX as its underlying rendering engine. Chaosteil, (Feesh!) libwiisprite Available
libwiiupdate 1.0a Library for easy updating of your apps. wackysystems (AlexLH) [1] On Request
Metaphrasis 0.1.0 A static conversion class for transforming RGBA image buffers into various GX texture formats. Armin Tamzarian Metaphrasis Home Available
PNGU 0.2b A collection of functions for handling .png files. frontier [2] Available
Sndlib BETA 1.0 A Sound library for the Wii. Hermes Release notes Available
SpriteManager 1.0 A easy to use sprite handler for libwiisprite (allow freetype text rendering) Untitled Gx-mod [3] Available
VFSlib 0.1a A simple library to read from different sources, like KDE's KIO. frontier frontier's blog Available
VKeyboard 0.1 Easy-to-Use Virtual Keyboard using the Wiimote. pho VKey 0.1 Available
WiiNetwork 1.0 Wii network threaded tcp/http library dhewg and wplaat Download Available

Ported Libraries

Title Version Description Ported by DL Source
Minizip 1.0.1 Simple unzip implementation using zlib Tantric Download Included
Javascript SVN (1/09) Spidermonkey Port for Wii Mjbauer95 spidermonkey.wii.tar.gz Here
FreeType 2.3.8 TTF/Type1 font file support Tantric Download Available
Box2D SVN (6/28/2008) 2d physics library for the wii. Beardface box2d-wii.zip here
libmxml mxml-2.5 xml library for loading/saving xml configuration files to the Wii. Beardface libmxml here
Lua for Wii 5.1.3 port Lua is an extensible scripting language. Feesh! [4] Available
SDL-Port 1.2.8 SDL port to wii with SDl Mixer, Image, gfx, and ttf mindcry, devildante SDL, Mixer, Image
Image with libjpeg, tff with freetype, and gfx
SDL, Mixer, Image
WiiPy alpha 2 Python for the Wii comex, tehpola wiipy_a2.elf Available
FreeImage 3.10.0 port Popular image library melpo FreeImage here
libpng 1.2.34 compiled png library mavakadachi Libpngwii.zip homepage
libjpg / libjpeg 1.0.0 compiled jpg library Thomas G. Lane download unknown
pthread NA Bad/Basic wrapper of pthread mavakadachi pthread pthread

Resources

Title Version Description Creator DL Source
gxtexconv beta 1 GX Texture Converter for Win32 and Linux. shagkur [5] No
USB mass storage device tester Version 3 Tests USB mass storage device reading and writing. svpe [6] Available
EasyIOS An app for browsing the device tree and trying out quick IOS commands without doing builds. Beardface EasyIOS Mirror Available
Wiifuse server Server for wiifuse to remotely mount the Wii's nand file system. dhewg wiifuse server Available
BCX-BASIC 1.0 Using BCX Basic to develop applications for the WII georgp24 BCX_for_WII.zip included
HBCXMLGen 0.0.1r2 App to aid creation of XML files for HBC Pinecone see page irrelevant and boring
Wii Homebrew Cursors 1.1a Cursor images for Wii homebrew software drmr from Wiibrew page n/a
Dollz3 v3.0 Compress DOL files softdev Download Unknown
WiiBuilder 1.1 Windows software to use for Wii homebrew development. Crayon Download N/A
BmpToZlibGC 1.1 Compress BMPs into includable header files Cthulhu32 Download Source
Colorhelper n/a A short .h file which defines 19 colours and their hex codes Pinecone see page n/a


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