Talk:Code Downloader

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Awesome, glad to see that your working hard on this project. Its a really awesome app and has a lot of potential. I'll get to work on the wiki page. I also have a few suggestions that might make the code downloader easier to use: 1. Initial list after selecting region, shows a A-Z list that when accessed only show games that start with that letter. This will make finding games easier to do and there will be less long scrolling to go through. 2. Is there anyway to make the code downloader not exit to the Homebrew channel after downloading and just have it go back to the list? Anyways thanks for the quick response.--Kahlua18 18:06, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Great work on the wiki page. I hope to implement the alphabetical listing but I have to set up a diffrent file parser to work with those pages. I used the all selection from the php script to build this version. The reason you can only download one file at a time is to limit use on the wiird database server. Inconvience saves bandwidth.--Linus 23:51, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Very well done, but I should call it Cheat Downloader. Duhow

Code dump w/ Zelda PAL cheat file

Hello !
I'm trying to download the TXT cheat file for Zelda Twilight (PAL) but it ends with a code dump and nothing in the directory. I tried other cheat files but no problem, only Zelda ends with a code dump :(.
Any idea ? Thanks anyway, good HB :) OuahOuah 14:18, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

You need to upgrade to 1.1. This fatal error is cause by colins in the file name and was fixed with the newest version. It will hopefully be added to the HBB soon or you can download if from the wiki page.--Linus 18:49, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks to teknecal for updating early.--Linus 04:03, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

won't work from HBC

Why when I try this in the Homebrew Channel it says "this is not a valid Wii application"? I changed it from elf to dol using the ELF to DOL Converter. Is anyone else having this problem? --FUNKAMATIC (talk) 01:47, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

With this application you don't need to change it to .dol, the .elf is valid. --Teknecal 02:03, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Source Code

Hello I am a representative of which is a Wii software baised modding community that offers region free and backup support for the disk channel... along with custom Wii startup graphics and custom Wii System Menus. There is already a stable... well working build to install these custom system menus but I was curious if I could use your (linus) Code Downloader Source Code to modify it to download Custom Menus off the Softmii servers for a better user experience

Thank you in Advance, Brothernex

Im not releasing the source to prevent people from changing it to abuse the usbgecko server, but I can point you in the right direction. Anyway code downloader just gets null terminated ascii text so you couldnt use it to download updates. This is a link to the network code I used.

Now if you want a more appropriate starting point you can check out the netsend example from teknecal here. Image:Sample

Or better still look at the source to wiiearth.

and if thats not enough here is the source for fceu gx. --Linus 18:40, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Proxy Bug

When using a transparent proxy on your network (in my case squid) you may get part of the HTTP headers in your downloaded file. This prevents the cheat codes from saving properly with WiiCM, because it makes the filename the first line of the code. When the headers are included, the first lines are:

X-Cache: MISS from myserver.MYDOMAIN
X-Cache-Lookup: MISS from myserver.MYDOMAIN:3128

Let me know if you need more information. I also wouldn't mind fixing this - see your user talk page. --Slimjim8094 20:00, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Can't get it to work

It goes to get the IP for 15 seconds then returns to the HBC. HBC version: 1.01, Code Downloader version: 1.2, internet connection: fast enough, code site works, router : linksys RangePlus Wireless Router, tested to work.--retrotails 04:33, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

If code downloader exits before displaying the region selection that means it was unable to get you ip address. Try and wait until the Homebrew Channel has established a network connection(the little globe in the bottom right corner stops flashing and stays white not grey). Also just try and restart the app a few time.--Linus 15:31, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Keep application loaded when finished downloading for mass downloading

It works pretty well for me. But every time I download one code it goes back to HBC. Could you keep the app on when finished download so that I can download a lot of cheats with a few amount of button pressing? --Mjbauer95 15:56, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

No longer works

This app needs to be updated to work with the new database. It was modified to offer more organization and to include VC/Wiiware codes.--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 11:59, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry it took so long but Ive updated the url's to correctly match the new wiird database. Everyone should update to version 1.3. Currently code downloader still only supports the full lists of wii games for the three regions. Hopefully in the future I will add VC and wiiware.--Linus 23:04, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

awesome! Thanks a lot. Hope to see the VC/Wiiware update soon.--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 02:23, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

No longer Works...Again

I don't know if they updated the database again or if it's the apps fault, but it doesn't work again. And can we Pretty Please get VC/WiiWare/Channel support this time?!?!--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 16:08, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I checked this report yesterday and everything worked fine, but today the code database website is down. I would guess this is what happened when you last tried to use it. Check out the website and see for yourself. If you are patient I'm sure James0x57 will get it up and running again soon.--Linus 23:54, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

This server is back up and all is well I think.--Linus 03:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, sorry about the (my) confustion. And thanks for the awesome program.--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 19:01, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


Is the source available for this?--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 06:55, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

VC/Wiiware codes

Is there a way to get VC/Wiiware codes downloadable using your Code Downloader?,3240.msg36789.html#msg36789 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ceevee (talkcontribs) 01:52, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

New Code Database Address

http://geckocodes.orgLinus 22:33, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

v1.4 Hang on Downloading screen

I´ve tried with Wii and WiiWare games, after select Wii/Wiiware/VC appears the downloading screen for about 5 mins. nothing happens. TunaLover 14:52, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to everyone but this update only worked for one day. James0x57 added Google Analytics to the end of the page and the file parsing now hangs. I will get another update soon.Linus 08:33, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Wow!!! that was quick!! I saw that it was uploaded then saw the warning at the top of the screen then though i should wait. Thanks!!!--Flyguy 22:27, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I had no idea that would cause problems for this app!--James0x57 02:49, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

No worries James I got it fixed no problem. Don't be concerned about making changes in the future. I can always change my app. Your database is awesome any improvements are called for and I'm sure you will get some interesting info from the analytics. Thanks again for letting me leach off your server.Linus 01:33, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

v1.5 Hangs on downloading screen

It just doesnt download! How long does it usually take to download wii cheats cause ive waited a half an hour and still nothing! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Puterf (talkcontribs) 23:42, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

It should take about 15-20 seconds to download. Check you wii wifi settings, make sure you are using version 1.5 and wait for the globe icon to stop blinking on the HBC before loading. I tested it again just now and had no problems.Linus 00:17, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

1.5 Stuck at Removing Header

Can't seem to get this thing to work. Finally got it to codelist, but it always gets stuck at "Removing Header". Any ideas? —Preceding unsigned comment added by XXPhoenixx (talkcontribs) 18:08, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

First do you have the folder /txtcodes/ on the root of your sd card? Second exactly what file did you try and download? (region/category/file name.txt)Linus 20:53, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: V1.5

Hey Linus, Yup double checked and "txtcodes" is in the root folder. I have version 1.5 Code Downloader. It graps the IP, then says "Downloading". I then proceed to choose the region, which is USA, then it displays the codelist, I was trying to d'load PUNCHOUT but it always says "Removing Header" then freezes. I've tried different regions, different codes and it always says "Removing Header". My brain is frazzled trying to get this to work >:\ I also have Wii Version 3.4u Wasabi MOdchip

Thanks for your time.

Ok so I tried this and had no problem. Select NTSC-US then wii. Now it will say downloading for like 15 second. then scroll right and select punchout. It will display downloading again, then removing headers and finally exit. If this doesnt work Ive got a few ideas. Start by deleting the /txtcodes/ folder and recreating it. Next how is your card formatted Ive only tried with FAT16. So FAT32 might now work. Are you using a proxy server? If the app does freeze during removing header a file called temp.txt should be in the txtcodes folder when you restart. Please post the content of it here.Linus 15:27, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

works perfect for me!!! THANKS Linus!, awesome update.--FUNKAMATIC ~talk 00:01, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Success!!! Thanks Linus, followed your instructions by first trying to delete the "txtcodes" folder, it would not delete. Kept getting warning that it was not empty and cannot be deleted. So I then reformatted the SD card from FAT32 to FAT. Put everything back on the card, created "txtcodes" folder, and it went ryt thru, no further issues. Thanx again =]Ash 02:46, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Glad to see two positive results. Linus 19:28, 12 August 2009 (UTC)


ok so i was totally excited to see that code downloader 1.5 was finally out, now I have .wad file games of ocarina of time v1.0 and majoras mask that i dowloaded off internet that work perfectly, i found the US codes, dowloaded them, then turned them on in cheatmanager,(not too many codes at all) then i go to gecko 1.9.2 and go to "run channel" NOT RUN GAME channel... and i click majoras mask and it says " no codes found, my TV flashes to blue and stays there until i hold down the power button on the wii. ive tried codes with OoT and the game works(no blue screen) but it says " no codes found" what am i doin wrong here? o ya, and i have brawl codes on my SD card that i made using code file generator on my computer while i do all of this, does this matter? PLZ HELP thnx much! idk if this violates the "no wads" policy or not, if it does i apologize, im new!

Don't download vc games from the internet that is piracy and please sign your post. delelete it with anytitledeleter and reinstall them from the wii shop channel. Link33 09:27, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Agreed i think the text is very clear. "WADs, backups, and other warez are strictly prohibited. Users who violate this rule will be blocked" and you clearly read it. You Should NEVER handle ANY vc/Wiiware wads.--Hatredg0d 14:46, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Well it said that code downloader might work with injected games, so i felt this was an exception the the no wad file rule, wheras mentioned, percieved to have help lines. any way tnx

Exception (DSI) occurred!

When trying to load version 1.5 of Code Downloader via the Homebrew Channel I get the message Exception (DSI) occurred! Does anybody know why this is occurring every time I try to load the Code Downloader. I installed it to my apps folder and I have a codes folder on my sd card. Image of error: [1]. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Niccapo (talkcontribs) 19:42, 3 October 2009 (UTC)


Hey, I was wondering, I know why you don't want to release the source code, but I was wanting to see if I could put a GUI on Code Downloader to make it more user-friendly. If you still don't want to give me the full code, perhaps, so far as the network stuff goes, you could give me some stub functions to work with at first in a source package you might give me, to see if you like where I would be going with it?

Also, is there a reason you made it so you couldn't go back once you'd chosen a region and game type? And does it have to restart after successfully downloading one cheat code file? Molokai 20:12, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Icon not working

Code Downloader works beautifully for me. However there is one small problem. The icon for it given from the download is not working for me. I checked and the icon IS in .png format. Could somebody please explain to me what the problem is? Thanks --MoMo6 21:31, 18 August 2011 (CEST)

ANSWER:Never mind. I just found out what the problem was and fixed it. It was simply the icon being the wrong size! So I just edited the icon with MS Paint and made it the right size, and now it works! Man, now I feel like such an idiot... MoMo6 22:43, 1 September 2011 (CEST)