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{{Infobox homebrewapp
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{{Distinguish|Homebrew Channel}}
| title      = Homebrew Browser
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| image       = [[Image:Homebrew_Browser_Icon.png]]
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{{Redundant|Open Shop Channel}}
| desc        = Get homebrew using your Wii
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| type       = Utilities
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{{Infobox homebrew
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| image = [[File:Homebrew Browser Icon.png]]
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| title = Homebrew Browser
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| type = utility
 
| author      = [[User:Teknecal|teknecal]]
 
| author      = [[User:Teknecal|teknecal]]
| version    = 0.2.3b
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| version    = 0.3.9e
| display     =  
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| licence     = Open-Source
| download    = [http://www.codemii.com/wiihomebrew/homebrew_browser_v0.2.3b.zip Homebrew Browser v0.2.3b]
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| downloadraw = [https://wii.guide/assets/files/homebrew_browser_v0.3.9e.zip Download OSC (Recommended)]<br>[http://www2.codemii.com/wiihomebrew/homebrew_browser_v0.3.9e.zip Download HBB (Old, Not Recommended)]
| source      = No ([[:Image:Sample netsend.zip|Netsend Example]])
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| website    = https://codemii.com/
| website    = [http://www.codemii.com/ Codemii blog]
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| source      = https://www.codemii.com/HBB%20Source%20v0.3.9e.zip
| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{FrontSD}} {{Internet}}
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| discussion    = http://dev.codemii.com/
| hbc = 1
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| peripherals = {{Wiimote1}} {{SensorBar}} {{GCNController}} {{FrontSD}} {{FrontSDHC}} {{USBMSD}} {{Internet}}
 
}}
 
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The '''Homebrew Browser''' allows you to download the latest [[Homebrew_apps|homebrew applications]] and games
 
all through your Wii. You don't need to take your SD card out. You don't even need a computer!  You can also delete homebrew you no longer want.
 
  
No more dead links, no more extracting files, no more finding out that the homebrew  
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The '''Homebrew Browser''' is a homebrew application made by [[User:Teknecal|teknecal]] that allows you to download homebrew applications through your Wii without the need of downloading through a computer and extracting them to your SD card.
application doesn't include an icon.png and meta.xml in the zip file!
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== Features ==
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<YouTube>Ic7bnxrmZj4</YouTube>
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* One click download/(un)install/update for each homebrew application
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* Auto updating when your Homebrew Browser version is out of date
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== How to Install ==
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Create an /apps folder on the root of your SD card (e.g. E:/apps).
  
'''Have a useful application that isn't in HBB? '''[[Talk:Homebrew_apps/Homebrew_Browser#Wanted_Apps|Request it be added]].
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Copy the homebrew_browser folder to the /apps folder on your SD card.
  
Check out the up to date blog with development progress at [http://www.codemii.com www.codemii.com]. Add hbb@codemii.com to the Wii address book to get updates sent to your Wii.
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'''Ensure that the little write lock switch on your SD card is off'''.
  
Have a look at the most [http://www.codemii.com/hbbstats.php popular applications] downloaded with the Homebrew Browser
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Launch via the Homebrew Channel.
  
==Features==
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Alternatively, if you load boot.dol using wiiload.exe (included with the Homebrew Channel), and possibly other similar methods, Homebrew Browser will offer to download and install the latest version of itself to your SD card automatically.
<YouTube>HlLctPk9NTc</YouTube>
 
* One click download/(un)install/update for each homebrew application
 
* Auto updating when your Homebrew Browser version is out of date
 
  
==Usage==
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== Usage ==
# If you are using the [[Homebrew_Channel]] then extract the '''homebrew_browser''' directory from the archive in your '''apps''' directory in the root of your SD card.
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You can view [http://www.codemii.com/hbb-guide/ this guide] which shows how to use the Homebrew Browser.
# Launch Homebrew Browser from [[Homebrew_Channel]] and your Wii must be connected to the Internet.
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# If you are using the [[Homebrew Channel]] then extract the '''homebrew_browser''' directory from the archive in your '''apps''' directory into the root of your SD card.
# Uses the Wiimote with IR to choose your favorite hombrew application.
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# Launch Homebrew Browser from [[Homebrew Channel]] and your Wii must be connected to the Internet.
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# Uses the Wiimote with IR to choose your favorite homebrew application.
 
## Green Tick - You have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
 
## Green Tick - You have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
## Blue Tick - You don't have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
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## Yellow Question Mark - You might not have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
  
{| class="wikitable"
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{| class="wikitable" style="left;text-align:center;"
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! {{Wiimote}} !! {{GCNController}} !! Action
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|-
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| {{WiimoteAim}} || {{GCControlStick}} || Move Pointer
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|-
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| {{WiimoteAButton}} || {{GCAButton}} || Click button
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|-
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| {{WiimoteBButton}} || {{GCBButton}} || Cancel download/extract
 
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! Button !! Action
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| {{WiimoteDPadLeft}} '''/''' {{WiimoteDPadRight}} || {{GCDPadLeft}} '''/''' {{GCDPadRight}} || Previous/Next category
 
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| {{WiimoteAButton}} || Click button
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| {{WiimoteDPadUp}} '''/''' {{WiimoteDPadDown}} || {{GCDPadUp}} '''/''' {{GCDPadDown}} || Scroll up and down the list slowly
 
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| {{WiimoteBButton}} || Cancel download
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| {{WiimoteMinusButton}} {{WiimotePlusButton}} || {{GCLTrigger}} '''/''' {{GCRTrigger}} || Remove/Add application to download queue
 
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| {{WiimoteDPadLeft}}/{{WiimoteDPadRight}} || Previous/Next category
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| {{WiimoteHomeButton}} || {{GCStartButton}} || Menu
 
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| {{WiimoteMinusButton}}/{{WiimotePlusButton}} || Previous/Next 6 homebrew applications
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| {{Wiimote1Button}} || {{GCYButton}} || Work offline
 
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| {{WiimoteHomeButton}} || Return to loader
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| {{Wiimote2Button}} || {{GCXButton}} || Revert to CodeMii repository
 
|}
 
|}
  
==How it works==
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== How it works ==
# The Homebrew Browser (HBB) contacts the main server to receive a [http://www.codemii.com/homebrew/listv021.txt list] of current homebrew applications. The list includes the application names, image file sizes, boot file sizes and whether it is a dol or elf file, as well as the names of any other required files.
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# The Homebrew Browser (HBB) contacts the main server to receive a [http://www.codemii.com/hbb/homebrew_browser/listv036.txt list] of current homebrew applications. The list includes the application names, image file sizes, boot file sizes and whether it is a dol or elf file, as well as the names of any other required files.
# HBB checks to see if the user has the latest image files (stored in /temp) for all homebrew listed. If the image is out of date or missing, it downloads the image file.
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# HBB checks to see if the user has the latest image files (stored in apps/homebrew_browser/temp) for all homebrew listed. If the image is out of date or missing, it downloads the image file.
# Once in HBB and when selecting a game to install, it downloads the icon.png, meta.xml and boot.dol/elf, along with any other needed files from the server.
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# Once in HBB and when selecting a game to install, it downloads the zip file and downloads the icon.png if needed from the server. It then extracts the zip file and deletes the zip file. When HBB is updating an application it will overwrite any existing files that the application has.
  
==Notes for Homebrew Developers==
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== Notes for Homebrew Developers ==
  
===How icons for HBB are selected===
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=== How icons for HBB are selected ===
 
If there is no icon.png file in a homebrew application then an icon is included if one can be found.
 
If there is no icon.png file in a homebrew application then an icon is included if one can be found.
  
If there is no name on the icon and if the picture doesn't represent very clearly what the application does then it is replaced with an icon that has a name.
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=== Homebrew Application folder naming ===
 
 
===Homebrew Application folder naming===
 
 
I will stick to the folder names used when you extract each homebrew application. Folders with spaces will be replaced with underscores. If your files don't come in a folder, then a folder name will be created. If your homebrew application used a folder name before HBB and you've updated your application, the user will notice that there is an update to your application.  
 
I will stick to the folder names used when you extract each homebrew application. Folders with spaces will be replaced with underscores. If your files don't come in a folder, then a folder name will be created. If your homebrew application used a folder name before HBB and you've updated your application, the user will notice that there is an update to your application.  
  
 
An example is MAsteroids. The game was developed before HBB. Lets say that the game gets updated. Since they are using a folder name, I can simple place the new boot.dol/elf on the server, change the file size and when the user loads HBB it will notice that they have an existing install of MAsteroids and then the user can update to the latest version.
 
An example is MAsteroids. The game was developed before HBB. Lets say that the game gets updated. Since they are using a folder name, I can simple place the new boot.dol/elf on the server, change the file size and when the user loads HBB it will notice that they have an existing install of MAsteroids and then the user can update to the latest version.
  
===To make my life easier...===
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=== Homebrew Standards ===
* Include an icon.png and a meta.xml file with your homebrew application.
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* Include an icon.png and a meta.xml file with your homebrew application. Make sure the icon.png file dimensions is 128 x 48.
* Try to follow the [http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Channel#Adding_Text meta.xml] standard and test your meta.xml file in [[Homebrew_Channel|HBC]].
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* Try to follow the [[Homebrew Channel#Adding Text|meta.xml]] standard and test your meta.xml file in [[Homebrew Channel|HBC]].
* Include a date and version number with your homebrew release, otherwise I will use the timestamp from the boot.dol/elf file and name it v0.1.
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* Include a date and version number with your homebrew release, otherwise I will use the timestamp from the boot.dol/elf file and name it v0.1 or v1.0.
 
* Put your homebrew application files into a folder and then zip up that folder. Try to keep using that folder name for the homebrew applications life.
 
* Put your homebrew application files into a folder and then zip up that folder. Try to keep using that folder name for the homebrew applications life.
  
==Homebrew Apps in HBB==
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== [[Homebrew Apps in HBB]] ==
Chronological log below. [[:Category:Homebrew in HomebrewBrowser|Alphabetical list.]]
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{| class="wikitable"
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== History ==
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'''7 October 2012 (v0.3.9e)'''
! width="80px"| Date Added
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* Updated with latest libogc which should correct network issues some users are experiencing
! Application
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'''17 September 2012 (v0.3.9d)'''
| 26 October 2008
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* Added support for new Wiimote
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* Added a longer timeout when requesting the homebrew list
*[[FCE_Ultra_GX|FCEU v2.0.6]]
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*[[FTPii|ftpii v0.0.15]]
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'''25 February 2011 (v0.3.9c)'''
*[[Pong2|Pong2 v0.6]]
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* Fixed connecting to the backup server
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* Added setting to allow use of secondary server whenever you like
| 18 October 2008
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'''31 October 2010 (v0.3.9b)'''
*<s>FCEU v2.0.4</s>
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* Added secondary CodeMii server
*[[User:Yossi/Flipem|FlipEm v0.1]]
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* Added a connection test so HBB doesn't look frozen if it can't connect to the server
*[[MahJongg Wii|MahJongg Wii v0.5]]
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*[[Particle accelerator|Particle Accelerator v1.0]]
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'''21 October 2010 (v0.3.9a)'''
*[[Snes9x_GX|Snes9xGX v006]]
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* Really fixed bug with HBB calculating the wrong free space
*[[Visual Boy Advance GX|Visual Boy Advance v1.0.3]]
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* Fixed bug when trying to use other repositories apart from CodeMii
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* Added setting to enable/disable HBB from checking for updates
| 11 October 2008
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'''31 August 2010 (v0.3.9)'''
*[[MPlayerWii|MPlayerWii v0.07]]
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* Fixed bug with HBB calculating the wrong free space
*[[SD Explorer|SD Explorer v1.0b]]
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* Fixed bug with USB running HBB when HBB wasn’t installed on SD card
*<s>Visual Boy Advance GX v1.0.2</s>
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* Added support for HBC Themes (go to Settings -> Repo then select HBC Themes and restart HBB)
*[[WiiDoom|WiiDoom v0.3.1]]
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* Enabled a setting to use Wiimote like GC controller
*[[WiiEngine|WiiEngine v1.5b]]
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* Enabled a setting to disable the character in the menu (if he freaks you out!)
*[[Wii-Tac-Toe|Wii-Tac-Toe v0.2]]
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* Updated the HBB updated applications window to allow more space
*[[Wmlflash|Wmlflash v0.1b]]
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* Raised timeout for homebrew list
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* Compiled with devkitPPC 21, libogc SVN and libfat SVN
| 4 October 2008
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'''21 February 2010 (v0.3.8)'''
*<s>FCEU v2.0.3c</s>
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* Speed improvement when parsing homebrew list
*<s>MPlayerWii v0.06</s>
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* Added .ogg music support
*[[Quake|Quake v0.04]]
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* Added ability to disable mounting USB devices
*[[txt-read|txt-read v1.1]]
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* Added timeout for Homebrew List download
*<s>WiiEngine v1.5</s>
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* Fixed bug when updating apps or HBB the meta.xml file was corrupted
*[[User:Raribeir/WiiFortune|WiiFortune v0.1]]
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* Fixed bug when reverting to HBB repo it would sometimes fails
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* Fixed bug when updating installed apps didn't work when installed apps are hidden
| 26 September 2008
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'''10 January 2010 (v0.3.7)'''
*[[GeckoOS|GeckoOS v1.07b]]
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* Compiled with DevKitPPC r19, libogc 1.8.1 and libfat 1.0.6
*<s>Snes9xGX v005</s>
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* Allowed ratings and download count in repos
*[[Wiibreaker|Wiibreaker v0.1]]
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* Expanded the size of the HBB updated applications display when starting up
*<s>WiiDoom v0.3</s>
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* Added homebrew sorter support (HBB will check for boot.dol.bak and boot.elf.bak files)
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* Disabled write test as some cards failed it
| 21 September 2008
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* Fixed bug that crashed HBB at startup when settings had Use SD but no SD was inserted
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* Fixed bug that would freeze or crash HBB when accessing a repo
*<s>FCEU (tantric) v2.0.2</s>
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* Fixed bug when GC controller was plugged in, it might go straight into the menu and then exit
*<s>ftpii v0.0.14</s>
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*<s>GeckoOS v1.07a</s>
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'''29 September 2009 (v0.3.6)'''
*[[Gnuboy GX|Gnuboy GX v2008.09.17]]
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* Fixed scrolling list issue
*[[Gravity|Gravity v1.1]]
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* Added ability to not delete folders and not extract files if they exist
*[[Map Maker|Map Maker v1.0]]
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* Added ability to select starting category and sorting method
*Pacman (emulator) v1.0
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* Re-added mp3 support (add loop.mp3 and it will play it instead of loop.mod)
*<s>Visual Boy Advance v1.0.1</s>
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* Improved scrolling of the list at start up
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| 15 September 2008
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'''31 August 2009 (v0.3.5)'''
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* Added repositories functionality
*[[Wii Breakout|Wii Breakout v0.01]]
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* Redid SD/USB mounting method so it keeps trying to at least mount one of these
*<s>GeckoOS v1.06f</s>
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* Cleaned up the text being printed a bit
*<s>FCEU (tantric) v2.0.1</s>
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*<s>Gravity v1.0</s>
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'''9 August 2009 (v0.3.4)'''
*<s>WiiDoom v0.2</s>
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* Fixed issue with icons not being loaded, removing an application from the queue bug and updated meta.xml handling when updating HBB
*<s>WiiEngine v1.4</s>
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'''25 July 2009 (v0.3.3)'''
| 7 September 2008
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* Speed up extracting using updated libfat (speeds up download too, but it's not noticeable)
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* Added USB support (plug in your USB device before booting HBB and turn off "Use SD" in settings)
*[[BuscaWiinas|BuscaWiinas v0.1]]
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* Added sorting of applications by name
*[[Hugo-Wii|Hugo-wii v2008.08.27]]
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* Added delete functionality to the queue (press minus to queue an application to be deleted)
*[[Jump 'n Bump|Jump 'n Bump v0.2]]
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* Added download and extract information (MB downloaded/MB total, Extracted files/Files to extract)
*[[Space Shooter|Space Shooter v0.3]]
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* Added a check to make sure Wii Network is initialised and active before downloading applications
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* Fixed bug where you couldn't cancel the download queue if you had download prompt enabled
| 3 September 2008
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* Fixed bug where the meta.xml file name would change back to normal when you updated an application (this allows you to keep your custom name of applications)
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*<s>FCEU (tantric) v2008.09.01</s>
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'''2 June 2009 (v0.3.2)'''
*[[GCBooter|GCBooter v1.0]]
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* Added an updated applications pop-up which can be disabled in the setting. When applications are updated, you will be notified of the date, application and version when starting HBB.
*<s>GeckoOS v1.06f</s>
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* Added number of Wiimotes supported by applications by showing the number in the Wiimote icon
*<s>Gnuboy GX v2008.08.26</s>
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* Can revert to using IP address if HBB can't find codemii.com domain
*[[MadQuiz|MadQuiz v0.03]]
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* Added a download icon to indicate which application is being downloaded when you are browsing whilst downloading
*<s>MahJongg Wii v0.4</s>
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* Added setting to disable Wiimote power off as some users experienced their Wii's turning off automatically
*[[Metronome|Metronome v1.0]]
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* Fixed bug where download/delete buttons would show when rating an application
*[[ScummVM|ScummVM v0.12]]
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* Fixed an issue when deleting applications wouldn't delete some folders
*[[WiiPhysics|WiiPhysics v2.2]]
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* Fixed squares that occasionally showed after name, description, etc which would cause creating/deleting directories to fail
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* Fixed download queue issue when removing applications from the queue
| 28 August 2008
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* Fixed code dumps that occurred when scrolling the lists
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*[[Genesis Plus|Genesis Plus v2008.08.26]]
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'''1 May 2009 (v0.3.1)'''
*<s>MadQuiz v0.02b</s>
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* Able to download and browse at the same time (just click on a category when downloading)
*[[SMSPlus|SMSPlus v2008.08.26]]
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* Fixed bug which didn't show the last character for applications names, descriptions, etc.
*[[wiiship|Wiiship v0.6.1]]
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* Fixed bug where the wrong applications were shown after downloading from download queue
*[[UNO|Uno v12]]
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* Added GC controller support (port #1)
*[[WiiPhysics|WiiPhysics v2.1]]
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* Added Nunchuk support for scrolling the apps list
*[[Wii Shooting Gallery|Wii Shooting Gallery v1.4]]
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* Added ability to power off the Wii via the Wiimote power button
*[[Wii Solitaire|Wii Solitaire v0.4]]
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* Menu items are now accessible when in the help or settings screen
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| 24 August 2008
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'''12 April 2009 (v0.3)'''
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* Brand new GUI (thanks DayDreamOz)
*DVDx Installer v1.0
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* Ability to scroll through applications without waiting to download images (images loading or being downloaded will show as "Image not found")
*[[Jewel Quest|Jewel Quest v1.0.3]]
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* Images download in the background
*<s>MadQuiz v0.02</s>
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* Much more information on applications which includes a longer description, author, version, size, date, SDHC support and controllers supported
*<s>MahJongg Wii v0.3</s>
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* Shows the total amount of downloads for each application
*[[MPlayer|MPlayer rev27458]]
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* Ability to rate applications and shows an average rating
*<s>[[Quake|Quake v0.03]]</s>
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* Ability to queue applications for download in a download queue and download all at once
*<s>WiiDoom v0.1.1</s>
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* Ability to sort applications by date, rating and download count
*<s>Wii Shooting Gallery v1.1</s>
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* Added background music (off by default, change loop.mod with your own music if you like)
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* Uses threads
| 22 August 2008
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* Ability to move the cursor once downloading or extracting
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* Ability to cancel extracting process
*[[Mii Extractor|Mii Extractor v1]]
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* Ability to work offline (by pressing the 1 Button when HBB is initialising the network)
*[[Mii Installer|Mii Installer v1]]
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* Ability to hide installed applications from the lists
*[[Save Extractor|Save Extractor v2]]
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* Checks for SD card to make sure there is enough free space before downloading each application
*[[Savegame Installer|Save Installer v2]]
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* Settings now include show SD card space, check free space, hide installed applications, retreive my rating, background music, rumble, update icon and offline mode
*<s>Uno v11</s>
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* Added lots of help screens
*[[WiiMPC|WiiMPC v0.1]]
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* Added widescreen support (thanks Cashman)
*<s>Wiiship v0.5</s>
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* Checks that server connected to is really www.codemii.com
*Wiitube v0.01
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* Added check to make sure the SD card isn't locked
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* Downloads all image files before loading HBB v0.3 the first time to make things faster
| 17 August 2008
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'''6 April 2009 (v0.2.5d)'''
*[[DragonMedia Player|DragonMedia Player v0.16 Alpha]]
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* Uses domain www.codemii.com to connect instead of an IP address
*[[Freecell|Freecell v0.2]]
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*<s>ftpii v0.0.13</s>
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'''17 March 2009 (v0.2.5c)'''
*<s>MPlayerWii v0.05</s>
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* Fixed issue with utilities section that was causing it to be empty
*<s>Uno v10</s>
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* Fixed zip progress issue
*[[Wii Web Server|Wii Web Server v0.82 Alpha]]
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'''24 January 2009 (v0.2.5b)'''
| 14 August 2008
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* Keep retrying networking initialisation
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* Now shows the progress when extracting the zip files (thanks Tantric)
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.15 Alpha</s>
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* Detects the ftpii directory when using a password like ftpii_mypass
*<s>Freecell v0.1</s>
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* Keep meta.xml name when updating if it has been edited
*[[Guitarfun|Guitar Fun v3.0]]
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* Added more error checking when updating HBB, if updating fails it reverts back to the previous version
*<s>ScummVM Rev 33789</s>
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* Media category becoming unavailable should now be fixed
*<s>txt-read v1.0</s>
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* Fixed controller screen to display accurate Dpad information
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| 10 August 2008
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'''19 December 2008 (v0.2.5a)'''
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* Fixed XML issue which caused a code dump
*<s>Quake v0.02</s>
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* Added update text so it now tells you what's new before you update
*<s>Uno v8</s>
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*<s>Wii Solitaire v0.3</s>
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'''13 December 2008 (v0.2.5)'''
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* Changed blue tick to yellow tick so it can be seen easier
| 07 August 2008
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* Made help and controls window larger
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* Free space is now shown at the bottom right of screen
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.14 Beta</s>
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* Added menu when pressing home, can go into settings, reboot the wii or return to loader. Hold the home button to return to loader at any time.
*[[Kobo_Deluxe|Kobo Deluxe v0.5.1]]
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* Added settings which allow you to change when the image files are downloaded; either at startup or on-demand. Can enable or disable the free space text.
*[[NuGaSa|NuGaSa v0.1]]
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* Added update all applications feature. You access this when clicking on the SD card icon. Once you are shown your applications, the SD card icon changes to an update icon which you can click.
*Snes9xGX 1.5 (Michniewski) v004
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*<s>Uno v7</s>
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'''9 November 2008 (v0.2.4)'''
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* Able to view currently installed
| 03 August 2008
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* Fixed bug in downloading and removing applications which affected uno and may have affected other applications
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* Retries increased to 10 times with a longer pause in-between
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.13 Alpha 2</s>
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* Able to reboot the Wii by holding B and pressing Home
*<s>Wii Solitaire v0.2</s>
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* Detects if you have a .elf version of any application and lets you update that application
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* Now uses zip files which means download sizes are reduced (thanks Tantric)
| 01 August 2008
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* Added SDHC support
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* Detects if HBB icon or meta file exist, if they don’t then it downloads them
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.13 Alpha</s>
 
*<s>MPlayerWii v0.04</s>
 
*[[Ocarina|Ocarina Wii Cheating application v1.0]]
 
*[[OpenTyrianWii|OpenTyrianWii v0.9 with Wiimote support]]
 
*[[SameGame|SameGame v1.0]]
 
*<s>SD Explorer v1.0a</s>
 
*[[TicTacToe|TicTacToe v1.0]]
 
*<s>Wii Solitaire v0.1</s>
 
|-
 
| 31 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[CharioMan|CharioMan v1.0]]
 
*<s>Uno v5</s>
 
|-
 
| 29 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>Guitar Fun v2.9</s>
 
*<s>Snes9xGX 1.5 (Michniewski) v003</s>
 
|-
 
| 26 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Asteroids|Asteroids v0.1 with Wiimote support]]
 
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.12 Beta</s>
 
*<s>ftpii v0.0.12</s>
 
*<s>GeckoOS v1.06d cf</s>
 
*<s>Genesis Plus v2008.07.16</s>
 
*<s>Gnuboy GX v2008.07.15</s>
 
*<s>MahJongg Wii v0.2</s>
 
*<s>Uno v4</s>
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.81 Alpha</s>
 
|-
 
|22 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Headtracking|Headtracking Demo v1.0]]
 
*<s>SameGame v0.1</s>
 
*<s>ScummVM Rev 33083</s>
 
*[[Tetris Wii|Tetris v1.2 with Wiimote Support]]
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.8 Alpha</s>
 
|-
 
|20 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.11 Beta</s>
 
*[[Another Rock Paper Scissors|Another Rock Paper Scissors Game v0.3]]
 
*<s>SMSPlus v2008.07.15</s>
 
*[[Snes9X Wii|Snes9X Wii r70 beta]]
 
*<s>ftpii v0.0.11</s>
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.77 Alpha</s>
 
|-
 
|19 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>ftpii v0.0.10</s>
 
*FCEU (aksommerville) v2008.07.02
 
*FCEU (Suloku) v2008.05.03
 
*FCEU (Vicious1988) v2008.04.07
 
*Snes9X (Falco) v2008.04.23
 
*Snes9X (LoPsT) v2008.05.30
 
*Snes9X (Robert) v2008.04.21
 
*Snes9X (vicious1988) v2008.04.02
 
*Snes9X (Yoysothoth) v2008.07.15
 
*Yabause (Ac_K) v2008.06.30
 
|-
 
|17 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>MPlayerWii v0.03</s>
 
|-
 
|16 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[WiiOperation|WiiOperation v1.2]]
 
|-
 
|15 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Briicks|Briicks v0.1a]]
 
|-
 
|13 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.1 Beta</s>
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.76 Alpha</s>
 
*[[AtaWii|AtaWii v1b]]
 
*[[FCE Ultra Wii|FCE Ultra Wii v2008.04.27]]
 
*[[FUSE|FUSE vPreview]]
 
*<s>Genesis Plus v2008.06.1</s>
 
*<s>Hugo-wii v2008.06.14</s>
 
*[[Neopop Wii|Neopop Wii v2008.06.21]]
 
*[[ScummVM|ScummVM vRev 32565]]
 
*<s>SMSPlus v2008.06.01</s>
 
*<s>Snes9X Wii v0.1.1</s>
 
*<s>Visual Boy Advance v1.7.2</s>
 
*[[Wii64|Wii64 vr300]]
 
*[[Yabause Wii|Yabause Wii v1Alpha]]
 
|-
 
|11 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>DragonMedia Player v0.07 Alpha</s>
 
*[[HiivelyPlay|HiivelyPlay v1.0]]
 
*<s>MPlayerWii v0.02</s>
 
*[[Wii MFE Port|Wii MFE Port v1.1]]
 
*<s>OpenTyrianWii v0.9</s>
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.75 Alpha</s>
 
|-
 
|10 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>Wii-Tac-Toe v0.1</s>
 
|-
 
|09 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Barrage|Barrage v1.0]]
 
*[http://blog.dev-scene.com/0xtob/2008/06/19/box2d-for-the-wii/ Box2D Balls v1.0]
 
*[http://blog.emiliobool.com/posts/drawing_box_v1b/ DrawingBox v1.0b2]
 
*[[ExistenzE|ExistenzE v1.0]]
 
*<s>Jewel Quest v1.0</s>
 
*[[MiniMP3 Player|MiniMP3 Player v0.2]]
 
*[[MissileCommand|Missile Command v0.5a]]
 
*[[MTP|MTP v2.0]]
 
*[[Planet Hively|PlanetHively v1.0]]
 
*[[WiiRayTracer|RayTracer v1.0]]
 
*[[Gamecube Saver|Gamecube Saver v0.1]]
 
*[[WiibServer|WiiBServer v0.1]]
 
*[[Wiihttpd|Wiihttpd v0.0.2]]
 
*[http://blog.emiliobool.com/posts/wiilight_code/ wiilight v1.0]
 
*[[WiiMotionDemo|WiiMotionDemo v1.5]]
 
*<s>Wii Web Server v0.74 Alpha</s>
 
*[[WiiWhiteboard|WiiWhiteboard v0.2b]]
 
|-
 
|08 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>WiiPhysics v1.3</s>
 
|-
 
|07 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>SpaceShooter v0.2</s>
 
|-
 
|06 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Chess|Chess v0.0.2]]
 
*<s>MahJongg Wii v0.1 Beta</s>
 
|-
 
|05 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[User:Grillo/Tanks|Tanks v0.3a]]
 
*<s>ftpii v0.0.9</s>
 
|-
 
|02 July 2008
 
|
 
*<s>ftpii v0.0.8</s>
 
*[[Bubble Dizzy|Bubble Dizzy v0.94 Beta]]
 
*<s>SD Explorer v0.9</s>
 
*[[WiiPaint|WiiPaint v1.0]]
 
*[[Sudoku2|Sudoku2 v0.2b]]
 
*[[Trojan Wii|Trojan Wii v0.1]]
 
|-
 
|01 July 2008
 
|
 
*[[Duck Hunt|Duck Hunt v1.81]]
 
|-
 
|30 June 2008
 
|
 
*<s>WiiPhysics v1.2</s>
 
|-
 
|29 June 2008
 
|
 
*[[Touhou Fangame|Touhou Fangame v0.1a]]
 
*<s>Another Rock Paper Scissors Game v0.2</s>
 
*[[Sudoku|Sudoku v0.1b]]
 
*[[Snake|Snake2 v2.1 beta]]
 
*[[Matching Cards|Matching Cards v0.2]]
 
*[[Bichejos|Bichejos v0.1]]
 
*[[PONG|PONG v1.1]]
 
*[[Masteroids|MAsteroids v0.4]]
 
*<s>CharioMan v0.1a</s>
 
*[[Scogger|Scogger v0.2]]
 
*[[Simon|Simon v0.3]]
 
*[[WiiPoker|WiiPoker v0.1]]
 
*[[Ballion|Ballion v1.7]]
 
*[[Minesweeper|Minesweeper v0.1]]
 
*<s>Asteroids v0.1</s>
 
*[[Rock Paper Scissors|Rock Paper Scissors v1.0]]
 
*<s>Chess v0.0.1</s>
 
*[[Tetris Wii|Tetris v1.2]]
 
|}
 
  
==History==
 
 
'''26 October 2008 (v0.2.3b)'''
 
'''26 October 2008 (v0.2.3b)'''
 
* Using dol instead of elf to work with HBC beta 9
 
* Using dol instead of elf to work with HBC beta 9
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* Initial Release
 
* Initial Release
  
==To do==
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== To do ==
* Don't use a black screen when loading
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<s>[http://www.dev.codemii.com/ View Homebrew Browser Development Progress]</s>
* Find calm background music
 
* Print text on images at run time, instead of having images with text
 
* Allow users to change the default icon
 
* Prompt user if they want to keep their existing icon for a homebrew application they are updating
 
* Replace the little about box with an about window, so things like ratings, download statistics, a longer description and maybe a screenshot can be shown
 
* Use 7z files instead of downloading each individual file
 
* Have an update all button to update all applications
 
* Increase font size
 
* Use threading to download files so that you can do other things whilst downloading
 
* Add controller images to each application
 
  
==Credits==
+
== Credits ==
* [[User:LowLines|LowLines]] for the Homebrew Browser logo, HBC icon and all other graphics
+
* DayDreamOz for the new v0.3 HBB design
* joedj for network code in [[Homebrew_apps/FTPii|ftpii]]
+
* [[User:LowLines|LowLines]] for the Homebrew Browser v0.2.x graphics including logo, HBC icon and all other graphics
 +
* joedj for network code in [[FTPii|ftpii]]
 +
* Tantric - Used unzip library
 
* NoNameNo and RedShade for [[GRRLIB]]
 
* NoNameNo and RedShade for [[GRRLIB]]
* Thanks to all the Wii homebrew developers and HBC icon creators
+
* Thanks to all the Wii homebrew developers and icon artists
* Thanks to all the v0.1 testers
+
* Thanks to all the people who tested the HBB revisions
Homebrew Browser was written in C using [[devkitPPC]] (CVS 20080618) and libogc with libfat and [[GRRLIB]].
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* Thanks to Team Twiizers, #wiidev & #wiihelp
 +
 
 +
Loop.mod found on [http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=32912 ModArchive].
 +
 
 +
Homebrew Browser was written in C using [[devkitPPC]] r21 with libogc, libfat and [[GRRLIB]] (with Freetype support).
 +
 
 +
== NetSend Example + HTTP Download Example ==
 +
 
 +
* [[Media:Sample netsend.zip|Netsend Example Source]]
 +
* [[Media:http download example.zip|HTTP Download Example]]
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Homebrew using GRRLib]]
 +
[[Category:Featured homebrew]]
 +
 
 +
== Source ==
  
[[category:Homebrew using GRRLib]]
+
* [http://www.codemii.com/HBB%20Source%20v0.3.9e.zip HBB Source v0.3.9e].
 +
* [http://www.codemii.com/devkitPro%20for%20HBB%20v0.3.9e.zip devkitPro for HBB v0.3.9e].
  
==A message from Low Lines==
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[[Category:Homebrew using GRRLib]]
While designing graphics for teknecal's Homebrew Browser, I have been using a Flash-Based Demo to simulate it (makes it easier to design) and work on possible future features that may be added when teknecal feels ready. Discussion about this can be found [http://wiibrew.exofire.net/old/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=649 here].
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[[Category:Featured homebrew]]
I am open to ideas and suggestions, and this also provides everyone with a usable demonstration of the Browser.
 

Latest revision as of 02:04, 1 December 2020


Homebrew Browser
Homebrew Browser Icon.png
General
Author(s)teknecal
TypeUtility
Version0.3.9e
LicenceOpen-Source
Links
Download OSC (Recommended)
Download HBB (Old, Not Recommended)
Website
Discussion
Source
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg SensorBar.svg GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot USB mass storage device Internet


The Homebrew Browser is a homebrew application made by teknecal that allows you to download homebrew applications through your Wii without the need of downloading through a computer and extracting them to your SD card.

Features

  • One click download/(un)install/update for each homebrew application
  • Auto updating when your Homebrew Browser version is out of date

How to Install

Create an /apps folder on the root of your SD card (e.g. E:/apps).

Copy the homebrew_browser folder to the /apps folder on your SD card.

Ensure that the little write lock switch on your SD card is off.

Launch via the Homebrew Channel.

Alternatively, if you load boot.dol using wiiload.exe (included with the Homebrew Channel), and possibly other similar methods, Homebrew Browser will offer to download and install the latest version of itself to your SD card automatically.

Usage

You can view this guide which shows how to use the Homebrew Browser.

  1. If you are using the Homebrew Channel then extract the homebrew_browser directory from the archive in your apps directory into the root of your SD card.
  2. Launch Homebrew Browser from Homebrew Channel and your Wii must be connected to the Internet.
  3. Uses the Wiimote with IR to choose your favorite homebrew application.
    1. Green Tick - You have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
    2. Yellow Question Mark - You might not have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
Wiimote.svg GameCube Controller Action
Wii Remote Aim GameCube Control Stick Move Pointer
Wiimote A Button Gamecube A Button Click button
Wiimote B Button Gamecube B Button Cancel download/extract
Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right Gamecube D-Pad Left / Gamecube D-Pad Right Previous/Next category
Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down Gamecube D-Pad Up / Gamecube D-Pad Down Scroll up and down the list slowly
Wiimote - Button Wiimote + Button GameCube L Trigger / GameCube R Trigger Remove/Add application to download queue
Wiimote HOME Button GameCube START Button Menu
Wiimote 1 Button Gamecube Y Button Work offline
Wiimote 2 Button Gamecube X Button Revert to CodeMii repository

How it works

  1. The Homebrew Browser (HBB) contacts the main server to receive a list of current homebrew applications. The list includes the application names, image file sizes, boot file sizes and whether it is a dol or elf file, as well as the names of any other required files.
  2. HBB checks to see if the user has the latest image files (stored in apps/homebrew_browser/temp) for all homebrew listed. If the image is out of date or missing, it downloads the image file.
  3. Once in HBB and when selecting a game to install, it downloads the zip file and downloads the icon.png if needed from the server. It then extracts the zip file and deletes the zip file. When HBB is updating an application it will overwrite any existing files that the application has.

Notes for Homebrew Developers

How icons for HBB are selected

If there is no icon.png file in a homebrew application then an icon is included if one can be found.

Homebrew Application folder naming

I will stick to the folder names used when you extract each homebrew application. Folders with spaces will be replaced with underscores. If your files don't come in a folder, then a folder name will be created. If your homebrew application used a folder name before HBB and you've updated your application, the user will notice that there is an update to your application.

An example is MAsteroids. The game was developed before HBB. Lets say that the game gets updated. Since they are using a folder name, I can simple place the new boot.dol/elf on the server, change the file size and when the user loads HBB it will notice that they have an existing install of MAsteroids and then the user can update to the latest version.

Homebrew Standards

  • Include an icon.png and a meta.xml file with your homebrew application. Make sure the icon.png file dimensions is 128 x 48.
  • Try to follow the meta.xml standard and test your meta.xml file in HBC.
  • Include a date and version number with your homebrew release, otherwise I will use the timestamp from the boot.dol/elf file and name it v0.1 or v1.0.
  • Put your homebrew application files into a folder and then zip up that folder. Try to keep using that folder name for the homebrew applications life.

Homebrew Apps in HBB

History

7 October 2012 (v0.3.9e)

  • Updated with latest libogc which should correct network issues some users are experiencing

17 September 2012 (v0.3.9d)

  • Added support for new Wiimote
  • Added a longer timeout when requesting the homebrew list

25 February 2011 (v0.3.9c)

  • Fixed connecting to the backup server
  • Added setting to allow use of secondary server whenever you like

31 October 2010 (v0.3.9b)

  • Added secondary CodeMii server
  • Added a connection test so HBB doesn't look frozen if it can't connect to the server

21 October 2010 (v0.3.9a)

  • Really fixed bug with HBB calculating the wrong free space
  • Fixed bug when trying to use other repositories apart from CodeMii
  • Added setting to enable/disable HBB from checking for updates

31 August 2010 (v0.3.9)

  • Fixed bug with HBB calculating the wrong free space
  • Fixed bug with USB running HBB when HBB wasn’t installed on SD card
  • Added support for HBC Themes (go to Settings -> Repo then select HBC Themes and restart HBB)
  • Enabled a setting to use Wiimote like GC controller
  • Enabled a setting to disable the character in the menu (if he freaks you out!)
  • Updated the HBB updated applications window to allow more space
  • Raised timeout for homebrew list
  • Compiled with devkitPPC 21, libogc SVN and libfat SVN

21 February 2010 (v0.3.8)

  • Speed improvement when parsing homebrew list
  • Added .ogg music support
  • Added ability to disable mounting USB devices
  • Added timeout for Homebrew List download
  • Fixed bug when updating apps or HBB the meta.xml file was corrupted
  • Fixed bug when reverting to HBB repo it would sometimes fails
  • Fixed bug when updating installed apps didn't work when installed apps are hidden

10 January 2010 (v0.3.7)

  • Compiled with DevKitPPC r19, libogc 1.8.1 and libfat 1.0.6
  • Allowed ratings and download count in repos
  • Expanded the size of the HBB updated applications display when starting up
  • Added homebrew sorter support (HBB will check for boot.dol.bak and boot.elf.bak files)
  • Disabled write test as some cards failed it
  • Fixed bug that crashed HBB at startup when settings had Use SD but no SD was inserted
  • Fixed bug that would freeze or crash HBB when accessing a repo
  • Fixed bug when GC controller was plugged in, it might go straight into the menu and then exit

29 September 2009 (v0.3.6)

  • Fixed scrolling list issue
  • Added ability to not delete folders and not extract files if they exist
  • Added ability to select starting category and sorting method
  • Re-added mp3 support (add loop.mp3 and it will play it instead of loop.mod)
  • Improved scrolling of the list at start up

31 August 2009 (v0.3.5)

  • Added repositories functionality
  • Redid SD/USB mounting method so it keeps trying to at least mount one of these
  • Cleaned up the text being printed a bit

9 August 2009 (v0.3.4)

  • Fixed issue with icons not being loaded, removing an application from the queue bug and updated meta.xml handling when updating HBB

25 July 2009 (v0.3.3)

  • Speed up extracting using updated libfat (speeds up download too, but it's not noticeable)
  • Added USB support (plug in your USB device before booting HBB and turn off "Use SD" in settings)
  • Added sorting of applications by name
  • Added delete functionality to the queue (press minus to queue an application to be deleted)
  • Added download and extract information (MB downloaded/MB total, Extracted files/Files to extract)
  • Added a check to make sure Wii Network is initialised and active before downloading applications
  • Fixed bug where you couldn't cancel the download queue if you had download prompt enabled
  • Fixed bug where the meta.xml file name would change back to normal when you updated an application (this allows you to keep your custom name of applications)

2 June 2009 (v0.3.2)

  • Added an updated applications pop-up which can be disabled in the setting. When applications are updated, you will be notified of the date, application and version when starting HBB.
  • Added number of Wiimotes supported by applications by showing the number in the Wiimote icon
  • Can revert to using IP address if HBB can't find codemii.com domain
  • Added a download icon to indicate which application is being downloaded when you are browsing whilst downloading
  • Added setting to disable Wiimote power off as some users experienced their Wii's turning off automatically
  • Fixed bug where download/delete buttons would show when rating an application
  • Fixed an issue when deleting applications wouldn't delete some folders
  • Fixed squares that occasionally showed after name, description, etc which would cause creating/deleting directories to fail
  • Fixed download queue issue when removing applications from the queue
  • Fixed code dumps that occurred when scrolling the lists

1 May 2009 (v0.3.1)

  • Able to download and browse at the same time (just click on a category when downloading)
  • Fixed bug which didn't show the last character for applications names, descriptions, etc.
  • Fixed bug where the wrong applications were shown after downloading from download queue
  • Added GC controller support (port #1)
  • Added Nunchuk support for scrolling the apps list
  • Added ability to power off the Wii via the Wiimote power button
  • Menu items are now accessible when in the help or settings screen

12 April 2009 (v0.3)

  • Brand new GUI (thanks DayDreamOz)
  • Ability to scroll through applications without waiting to download images (images loading or being downloaded will show as "Image not found")
  • Images download in the background
  • Much more information on applications which includes a longer description, author, version, size, date, SDHC support and controllers supported
  • Shows the total amount of downloads for each application
  • Ability to rate applications and shows an average rating
  • Ability to queue applications for download in a download queue and download all at once
  • Ability to sort applications by date, rating and download count
  • Added background music (off by default, change loop.mod with your own music if you like)
  • Uses threads
  • Ability to move the cursor once downloading or extracting
  • Ability to cancel extracting process
  • Ability to work offline (by pressing the 1 Button when HBB is initialising the network)
  • Ability to hide installed applications from the lists
  • Checks for SD card to make sure there is enough free space before downloading each application
  • Settings now include show SD card space, check free space, hide installed applications, retreive my rating, background music, rumble, update icon and offline mode
  • Added lots of help screens
  • Added widescreen support (thanks Cashman)
  • Checks that server connected to is really www.codemii.com
  • Added check to make sure the SD card isn't locked
  • Downloads all image files before loading HBB v0.3 the first time to make things faster

6 April 2009 (v0.2.5d)

  • Uses domain www.codemii.com to connect instead of an IP address

17 March 2009 (v0.2.5c)

  • Fixed issue with utilities section that was causing it to be empty
  • Fixed zip progress issue

24 January 2009 (v0.2.5b)

  • Keep retrying networking initialisation
  • Now shows the progress when extracting the zip files (thanks Tantric)
  • Detects the ftpii directory when using a password like ftpii_mypass
  • Keep meta.xml name when updating if it has been edited
  • Added more error checking when updating HBB, if updating fails it reverts back to the previous version
  • Media category becoming unavailable should now be fixed
  • Fixed controller screen to display accurate Dpad information

19 December 2008 (v0.2.5a)

  • Fixed XML issue which caused a code dump
  • Added update text so it now tells you what's new before you update

13 December 2008 (v0.2.5)

  • Changed blue tick to yellow tick so it can be seen easier
  • Made help and controls window larger
  • Free space is now shown at the bottom right of screen
  • Added menu when pressing home, can go into settings, reboot the wii or return to loader. Hold the home button to return to loader at any time.
  • Added settings which allow you to change when the image files are downloaded; either at startup or on-demand. Can enable or disable the free space text.
  • Added update all applications feature. You access this when clicking on the SD card icon. Once you are shown your applications, the SD card icon changes to an update icon which you can click.

9 November 2008 (v0.2.4)

  • Able to view currently installed
  • Fixed bug in downloading and removing applications which affected uno and may have affected other applications
  • Retries increased to 10 times with a longer pause in-between
  • Able to reboot the Wii by holding B and pressing Home
  • Detects if you have a .elf version of any application and lets you update that application
  • Now uses zip files which means download sizes are reduced (thanks Tantric)
  • Added SDHC support
  • Detects if HBB icon or meta file exist, if they don’t then it downloads them

26 October 2008 (v0.2.3b)

  • Using dol instead of elf to work with HBC beta 9

30 September 2008 (v0.2.3a)

  • Wlan adapter should now work with the HBB
  • Applications should now be detected properly
  • When applications are downloaded/deleted from the popular category they will now appear correctly in other categories and vice versa

29 September 2008 (v0.2.3)

  • Rebuilt with latest libfat CVS to fix delete corruption bug (thanks joedj)
  • Added Popular category
  • Updated HBB about information

6 September 2008 (v0.2.2)

  • Now downloads images in real time, no more having to wait for HBB to load
  • Fixed IR cursor, no more IR cursor correction is required (thanks Wil)
  • Deleting applications now deletes all files from the directories created (emulator roms/saves directories aren't deleted)
  • Dpad left and right now controls the categories
  • Updated HBB about image to include information about wii message notifications for HBB

3 August 2008 (v0.2.1b)

  • Added the ability to cancel downloads at any time by pressing B
  • Added a slight rumble when moving over any button
  • Moved help and controls icon to left of banner

27 July 2008 (v0.2.1a)

  • Fixed the issue when downloading most of the temporary images for the first time it caused HBB to exit
  • Added text to describe what each icon does when you move the cursor over it

26 July 2008 (v0.2.1)

  • Cursor now rotates and disappears when IR is not pointed to the IR sensor (thanks ebool)
  • Added about and controls icon
  • Added functionality to remove old files that some applications don't use when you update
  • Added statistics gathering which will be displayed on a webpage
  • Changed IP address from wiiregionworld.com to codemii.com

13 July 2008 (v0.2.0b)

  • Increased buffer size so applications that require a lot of files will work
  • Added HTTP no-cache so users behind a proxy will always retrieve the latest version of the apps list

10 July 2008 (v0.2.0a)

  • Small bugfix, downloading Raytracer, Wiiwhiteboard, etc should now work

9 July 2008 (v0.2.0)

  • Supports applications which load files from the SD card
  • Added categorisation of homebrew applications
  • Ability to install HBB via wiiload
  • Updated tick icons
  • Updated "Download" image to change to "Update" if you already have the application installed
  • New icon displays even if you have an older version of the application
  • Fixed issue when downloading 4 applications HBB would exit
  • Does not download the icon.png file if you already have that application installed

4 July 2008 (v0.1.2)

  • Added checks to make sure the server response is valid
  • Uses new graphics made by LowLines
  • New mouse pointer
  • "New" icon appears depending on the time
  • Uses GRRLIB 3.0.1a
  • (A few hours later) Fixed images getting corrupted when loaded previous and next 6 images a few times and now downloads the icon.png and meta.xml files for the HBB if you update

30 June 2008 (v0.1.1)

  • Fixed issue with requesting files from server (thanks joedj)
  • Enabled auto updating (press B when asked if you don't want to update)
  • New logo and HBC icon (thanks LowLines)

29 June 2008 (v0.1)

  • Initial Release

To do

View Homebrew Browser Development Progress

Credits

  • DayDreamOz for the new v0.3 HBB design
  • LowLines for the Homebrew Browser v0.2.x graphics including logo, HBC icon and all other graphics
  • joedj for network code in ftpii
  • Tantric - Used unzip library
  • NoNameNo and RedShade for GRRLIB
  • Thanks to all the Wii homebrew developers and icon artists
  • Thanks to all the people who tested the HBB revisions
  • Thanks to Team Twiizers, #wiidev & #wiihelp

Loop.mod found on ModArchive.

Homebrew Browser was written in C using devkitPPC r21 with libogc, libfat and GRRLIB (with Freetype support).

NetSend Example + HTTP Download Example

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