Talk:Homebrew Browser

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Wanted Apps

If you want an app added, list it in the following format:

*[[Page name|App name and version]]
Don't think I can? says "All rights reserved. You may not sell or redistribute this software." --Teknecal 12:42, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Karaokii Wiibrew release is better for HB than Scenebeta/Tehskeen release since it's only about 4.6MiB instead of 10.6MiB. Gamecube controller is usable. ;) Please upgrade. Thanks.--Pedrocrespo 13:48, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Apps deliberately not included in HBB

This list could change, and was not made by Teknecal

Title Reason
AnyRegion Changer Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
AnyTitle Deleter mod Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Channel File Manager Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Mii Channel Updater Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Preloader Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Starfall Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
WiiSCU Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
WAD Manager Add extra barrier to prevent unsafe usage
Wii Linux Too large


Nothing here


Replace the wii zapper icon for apps with a button called "more peripherals" that has information such as usb support.

Toagac 12:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Regarding Savegame Manager Alpha(3): The "updated" version and my original version were the same, just compiled by 2 different people. So really it's not an update, just an alternate version. You may keep it as is, but I just thought I'd point it out. I had no idea it was being released on GBATemp. --bg4545 03:10, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Homebrew Browser Channel

I haven't done much lately with this but now I have a working compiler again so the installer is getting closer. The channel on the other hand is killing me. I am stuck with getting weird debug info like HBB used to give. Any help on how to read those Teknecal? Pinball wizard 01:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Does it say like debug [1] Not owner? I think that the fix is to format the SD card. --Teknecal 13:19, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

HBB Issues

OPEN use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Open}}
RECEIVED use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Received}}
SOLVED use {{Talk:Homebrew Browser/Solved}}
(Solved will be moved to the archive page)

Homebrew Browser not updating icons as usual in v0.3.3 SOLVED

After autoupdating to latest Homebrew Browser, the icons are no longer updating as usual (after loading it usually searches for newer icons for programs). Please check this error. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Werewolferx (talkcontribs) 22:21, 5 August 2009 (UTC) --When ths moon rises, only the howling of a Werewolf is heard. 03:11, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

HBB v0.3.4 fixes this issue. --Teknecal 10:41, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

UAEWii install issue

Hello there. There seem to be issue in installing UAEWii with Homebrew Browser: simply put when installed from there it won't work. One of the things that go wrong seems to be related to the fact that uae/uaerc is in fact created as uae/uaerc/ instead, thus making the emulator fail the boot up due to missing configurationf file. Hoping this to be useful, --Erik Bauer 08:25, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

I see. It appears that because there isn't any extension to the file name, that when unzipping it thinks it's a folder. I've tried using ftpii to transfer it across and it also fails, thinking it's a folder. Will need to investigate. --Teknecal 09:06, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
On top of it even after I've downloaded the latest version of UAE, Homebrew browser still thinks it needs to be updated --Spec 14:58, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Homebrew browser Wii Error::

I currently downloaded Homebrew to my Wii Installed The Homebrew Browser... The Little Globe Comes on To tell me im connected to the intrenet, When i connect to the intrenet through homebrew browser it connects succsessfully then it tells me : Finding's ip adress. then it errors and says unable to find ip adress using stored one or somthing. and it sits there for like thirty miniutes and never moves... please help C.j Allen —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiihakks101 (talkcontribs) 11:52, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Can you ping from your PC in the same network? -Charlatan 01:09, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm having the exact same issue. is accessible from my laptop, but not from the Homebrew Browser. Thinusp 08:57, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


Fails to download with "Downloading icon failed." Yossi 07:02, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Add Experts Tab

maybe there should be a tab for sistem apps like Any Title Deleter, StarPatch (all versions),Any Region Changer, etc.... With a warning when accesing it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiiman1 (talkcontribs) 03:44, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

How about the tab is password protected when you click on it a message pops up and says enter password. Gamewizard71 19:28, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
I think an extra tab for NAND-related apps would work sufficiently well, with that warning. A password is probably over-doing it. This'll definitely helps people (read: me). Keepsake 22:43, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Nah, a password would be best. Gamewizard71 01:51, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
But how would you get the password? --Mjbauer95 23:31, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't think a password would be useful. Just sufficient warnings with the right jargon to scare off people who don't know what they're doing, should be all that's needed. -Anachronist 15:03, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I think it might be easier for me to just make a repo of all this non safe stuff rather than implement it. --Teknecal 13:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Um.... why not a password? A password would protect a brother or stupid siblings from screwing up your wii. A password would be best and is neccasary. There's no reason why it should'nt be useful it makes comeplete sense. Why do you think they make pin#'s for CC cards? Not because they're not useful. They protect things from stupid people, who do stupid things. Actually teknecal should make the password therefore people dont screw up their wii unintended. We could just get the password from the codemii webpage or from this wiki... easy... simple.... bam! No hassle, no forgetting, and no stupidity! We do need it... because stupid people do stupid things and those kind of people exist. There's no reason why there should'nt be a password that just makes it alot safer. I don't "think" its useful. I KNOW its useful! -Gamewizard71 03:43, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree, but no keyboard is required just a simple numpad with the ability to change the 4 digit pass! (just like parent control). --Elisherer 10:43, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
A password makes no sense. Your argument about CC pins makes no sense. Publishing the password makes no sense. What you're suggesting is limiting access to a tab by implemented an undocumented password. Then end result will be hundreds of people googling where to get this password and, within days, forums will be filled with the answer (and loads of GBAfail). If your little brother can shake a wiimote he can google HBB password. This effectively turns your password into an elaborate (and annoying) "Are you sure?" dialog. If we're creating fancy dialogs, why not actually use an "Are you sure?" dialog with a brief explanation of the dangers of the action and a timeout before the answer buttons activate so the user has to read it. Show this dialog every time a user queues up an application from the "dangerous" tab... or better yet, don't host dangerous apps. If you're smart enough to use the dangerous apps, you're smart enough to install them yourself. -- MetaFight 11:41, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Unable to initialize FAT subsystem

I just installed Homebrew (1.0.3, IOS61 v19.26) and also the Homebrew browser last night for the first time. I've been experimenting with this error message I keep getting when I start the Homebrew Browser: Unable to initalize FAT subsystem, exiting.

At first I thought it had something to do with files left over from the Homebrew installation. So I deleted the boot file and the "private" folder, and the Homebrew Browser started up. Problem solved! Well, no....

However, the problem returns after running certain apps. Double Dash Wii, for example, always crashes when I attempt to start a game, and after that Homebrew Browser will fail to run. WiiXplorer is another example of an app that causes Homebrew Browser to fail to run.

I thought it might make a difference if I formatted the SD card from Windows XP rather than Windows Vista, but it didn't seem to make a difference (other than the Vista format took several minutes for an 8 GB card, and XP took a couple seconds). I'm using FAT32.

If I copy my apps folder to my PC desktop, reformat the SD card, and restore the apps folder to the SD card, Homebrew Browser will start properly... until I run certain other apps like Double Dash Wii. Some apps, such as Mahjongg Wii, cause no problems. -Anachronist 16:16, 23 August 2009 (UTC)