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13 August 08 Big Bang Theory has released an update to the Wii Brew SD Installer it now includes the DVDX installer app for playing DVDs from the Wii.

Please put homebrew releases on the Homebrew Releases talk page.

Standards for removal of "Old" news?

If we get too much news stacked up, the Main Page starts looking bad. Especially in the new layout we've been looking at. I'd be in favor of a One Week standard for news removal. Of course, if news flow slowed, this wouldn't be very good. Perhaps a "number of items" or "number of listed days" standard would be good. ProdigySim 08:09, 6 March 2008 (PST)

I suggest 7 news items should be up for any given time. Even if there's a rush of new things it should work. The main page should stay relatively clutter-free. I also suggest that the Current Events page keep the latest 14 news items. Anything beyond that seems fit for "old news". --Chell65 13:11, 8 March 2008 (PST)

Link to the official site

Please, when posting news about some new homebrew, link directly to the official site, instead of some unaffiliated page which is just trying to get traffic. Especially don't link to sites that promote warez or other illegal activities. --Davr 08:41, 8 April 2008 (PDT)

If there is an wiki article, link to that page please. Felix123 18:10, 29 May 2008 (PDT)

Ps1 emu

Tehpola, emukid and sepp256 are working on a Ps1 emulator. News source : Read it on wiigen.fr. The google code thing is here : http://code.google.com/p/pcsxgc/ ( Dunno if I wrote it in the good place but wanted people to look at it ^^' ) LaPatateinc 13:46, June 21st 2008

removed incorrect news item

I removed the news item: "The here-banned hacker Waninkoko released the first custom firmware to run in an unmodded Wii. Some claim that DVD-R's can be read on an unmodded console by using GenPlus-GX."

  1. Why are we posting news and linking to a user that is supposedly banned?
  2. The claims are false, you need a modchip to read DVDR's, no matter what.
  3. This is NOT a "custom firmware". It is a modified version of Nintendo's IOS. IOS is the software which runs on a sub-processor inside the Wii. It is not related to the "firmware" with channels, mii editor, etc in it.
  4. This is mostly useless for homebrew...on unmodded wii's the only thing it does is let you dump commercial wii discs.

I really think the news page should be locked and only a select few should be able to edit. That would prevent dumb news items like these getting posted

Davr 18:44, 18 July 2008 (CEST)