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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)

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)
It isn't debug info I put it wrong. I meant to say Code Dumps. It looks to be all hex code. Check your pms too. Pinball wizard 19:06, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
The installer is getting closer. I have all the code checking out okay but I think that my development environment is having problems. Closer now though. Still have the channel issues. Hoping to maybe release before I die, lol. Pinball wizard 19:35, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm now doing debugging on the installer. If I can figure the channel issue out and approval from Teknecal, I should release soon.*@Teknecal, The issue with the channel is that it shows the kind of code dump as what you have at the end of your 1 year anniversary video. I am going to add in some debug code to see if it is the channel launch code or HBB code. Do you know what IOS HBB runs on? Pinball wizard 20:39, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm cleaning up code for the installer now, commenting out debug info and about to lock down the installer to the final channel pieces now instead of anything you want. I need to put some placeholder logo spots and finish recoding the code for the channel. I have a list of testers and should be ready to beta test in a week. @Teknecal, Don't worry about anything with your app just yet. I think I found the issue in the channel launching check your pms for details on it. After beta tests I will shoot you up for approval and I should have release 1.0 out very soon. Pinball wizard 02:48, 13 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)

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)

Config Files Erased SOLVED

Am I the only one who's configuration files erased on every update of snes9xGX, vbaGX, and fceuGX? I would of thought this would be a common problem. --Mjbauer95 23:27, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Shouldn't happen now with v0.3.6. --Teknecal 11:53, 29 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)
Teknecal has already planned to add a password to the repo. -Gamewizard71 02:11, 5 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)

Update: It appears that any app that needs to write data to the SD card will cause Homebrew Browser to abort, and other apps that need to write to the SD card will similarly fail to run. Apps that don't write to the SD card work just fine. Anyone have any idea what may be the problem? Anachronist 04:00, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
I can't be sure if this is related, but I have issues with corrupted files after using Homebrew Browser. It usually shows up as a bad scummvm.ini, or a bad save game from some other app, so it appears to affect the last files written to the card before Homebrew Browser is run. If I run chkdsk on the card, it recovers copies of Homebrew Browser's settings.xml padded with the word "Test" as lost chains. This is a 4GB card formated FAT32. --8bitHacker 01:07, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Working with Categorii

I saw that you mentioned trying to support the multiple apps directories (ie: apps*) but I couldn't find anything more about it and the latest entries do not mention anything.

I posted a sample directory setup on the Categorii page and with that all the user has to do is run the HBB from any section (Please let me know if it is not ok to redistribute?). All that HBB has to do is put the downloads into the appropriate other folders (eg: apps_demos, apps_emulators, apps_games, apps_media, apps_utilities) or into the apps folder if the "other" folder does not exist (because it is being used). It would also be worth moving the HBB data folders up two levels (eg: \HBB| so that all instances can share the data rather than having several copies of it). From the users perspective, they would do virtually nothing - just download and it goes into the category directory if it exists, or just goes to apps. For those with downloads already (like me), they can simply drag the sub-folders from the apps directory into the apps_xxx directory or simply delete then and end up re-downloading

If you haven't guessed, I'm really keen on this - Could I get an update please on your plans? --Sorky 02:18, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes I am planning to add categorii support like you have mentioned. There will be a setting in HBB to enable this. I do agree that it's also a good idea to put the HBB temp files in /HBB/. --Teknecal 07:41, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
You are a star - Thanks heap - Love your work! --Sorky 15:15, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

I have an idea

I just thought of a great idea you may want to consider.How about making something called ROM BROWSER? I think it would be a good idea because you have emulators on the Homebrew Browser but no roms. So i thought why not make something called ROM BROWSER? It would be so cool you can have it look similar to the wii shop channel and have different roms listed under different emulators.I think its a good idea and hope you will at least consider it. Thanks and good job on the Homebrew Browser I LOVE IT. --Wiier 16:55, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Except for the fact that downloading and distributing roms is illegal. (Except for homebrew roms, but those are rare) --Daid 20:01, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

I HAVE AN IDEA! how about you do wiier. Make an app called ROM browser or ROMshop. - Gamewizard71 03:06, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Distributing roms expect for homebrew roms is illegal and is not support here. Link33 16:05, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

What if a web site says you can?--Wiier 21:57, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

It wont happen make it yourself. Gamewizard71 01:19, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

A Intellivision Emu

Okay so I look around, and you have no Intellivision emulator. Is there one gonna be made or what? You guys made a Colecovision Emulator, but no Intellivision emu? What gives?? --RPD490 19:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

No-one has to make or give anything for you, if you want a Intellivision emulator, make one yourself. LoganA (talkcontribs) 20:38, 1 October 2009 (UTC)