Thursday, April 30, 2009

Super Mario War Wii v1.0 by Tantric

This is a port of Super Mario War to the Wii, using SDL Wii. It should be fully functional (with the exception of netplay - which requires someone (hint) to port SDL_Net). To make this port possible, I've had to rewrite significant portions of SDL Wii, particularly a complete re-write of the file, video, and sound systems. However, I'm hoping this work will encourage other developers to port more SDL-based games and applications to the Wii.

Download: Super Mario War Wii 1.0.zip
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PSP exploit 5.03 HEN demo video by Granite

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Here's a teaser of the upcoming exploit for version 5.03. A beta tester named Granite has uploaded a video demonstrating the HEN in action.

This is a demo of the 5.03 firmware running the tiff exploit and booting into a HEN environment on a PSP 2003 (3000 Support also) on 5.03 Official Firmware. This proves that the code survives a reboot and the system software and MAC address can be changed. This is something that only can be done with a kernel exploit. A video launching homebrew will be posted later.

...a video launching homebrew will be posted later... we're almost there guys, hold on tight.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kidspaint v1.2

Kidspaint is a painting program mainly for kids.

How to use:
Depending on how old your kids are, the program can be run in one of the following three modes (chosen from the main menu):

Easy mode:

  • Buttons not needed
  • Just swing the Wiimote to paint on the screen
  • Color changes automatically every 5 seconds

Normal mode:

  • Press A or B to paint

Full mode:

  • Supports - or + to undo/redo

Common features for all modes:

  • Up or Down changes brush size
  • Left or Right changes color
  • Controller 1 only: Press and hold Home to exit to main menu
  • Controller 1 only: Press and hold '1' to save image (saved as BMP format in /APPS/kidspaint)
  • Controller 1 only: Press and hold '2' to clear screen
Download: kidspaint1.2.zip
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Gecko OS v1.9

Gecko OS (formerly Gecko Region Free) by Nuke lets you load Wii games from other regions.

Instructions:
Load boot.elf from Chain Loader. Insert any Wii Game and press reset. Enjoy your region free gaming. As of beta 5, Gecko OS works correctly with the Homebrew Channel.

GeckoOS includes the latest version of the Region Free app, which works with the Homebrew Channel. The latest version has increased compatibility with more games supported and issues running US games on PAL consoles fixed.

Note that while GeckoOS will enable the US Rock Band to load on a non-US console the guitars and drum set will not work (no controller ID lights lit). To load Rock Band try Menu Loader instead.

Changelog
  • Added channel loading with hooks, channel menu supports same database.txt format as AnyTitle *Deleter MOD to replace the channel IDs with channel names (put database.txt at the root of the SD card)
  • Ocarina works on channels
  • ELF/DOL loading from geckoload now works
  • Optionally the directory data/gecko can contain the codes folder, patch folder, gameconfig.txt, config.dat, and background.png instead of the root of the SD card
  • GC memory cards are no longer detected as a USB Gecko
  • Changed how exit works; if a loader other than the homebrew channel was used (or an old version of the HBC) it will return to the system menu
  • Fixed a text overlapping bug that would happen if a disc error occurs and Ocarina is on

Download: Gecko 1.9
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wagic 0.6.0, Magic the Gathering for PSP

I think the title says it all.

Here is a list of the 1654 cards available in the default Wagic 0.6.0 distribution:

http://wololo.net/files/wagic/cards_wagic_060.html

Remember that the game is not limited to these cards, and you can download user-created sets on the forums!

Download WTH0.6.0

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How to put customized themes for PSP

Forget about that boring PTF theme file on your PSP. Here is a site that will supply all of your needs with custom themes (CTF or CXMB) for the PSP. Be sure to pick your PSP custom firmware first before installing and picking your choice of custom themes. Have fun!

Go to: Themes for PSP

SD / USB Loader version 1.5 for Nintendo Wii

SD/USB Loader by waninkoko is an application for Nintendo Wii that allows you to be able to install and load your "backups" (ehem!) from a device of storage USB or SD/SDHC. Please check the read me file for installation guide.

Download:
SD/USB Loader v1.5
Custom IOS36 rev 10 (requisite for the application)
Ios36 64 V1042.wad (install with wad manager)
WAD Manager v1.3

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What is the TIFF exploit? What is HEN? Why do we need a chicken for PSP? WTF?

So you're confused with those terms? As a friend ask me about the HEN like in the header I can't help laughing about it (LOL)! MforMature's Slasher gives us the light for those acronyms and more out of it.
There seems to be a slew of similar questions in the official Tiff Discussion thread that are either being missed, or are being repeated over and over again. I figured it might be a good idea for a one stop thread where you can pretty much get all of the info you need. The purpose of this thread is to provide an array of questions and simple answers - an ultimate FAQ.

If you have any further tiff/HEN questions that need answering, you can direct them here, Tiff Exploit - HEN Information - M for Mature Forums

Still confused? click here for more.

How to set up Homebrew on your Nintendo Wii

The Homebrew Channel is a self-updating homebrew application loader by Team Twiizers which allows users to load homebrew applications without having to run the Twilight Hack every time. Once installed, users can access the channel from the Wii Menu just like any other Wii channel. It can launch homebrew applications from an SD or SDHC card or via TCP/USB Gecko using Wiiload. The installer is compatible with the 23 Oct Updates, though not with System Menu 4.0. This means that if you have an old version of the Homebrew Channel and you update to 4.0, you will not be able to update HBC untill a new installer is made. System Menu 4.0 will not, however, remove the Homebrew Channel if it is installed before updating.
All you need to do is go down from the links provided and Download the Wii loaders you need (e.g. The Homebrew Channel, LoadMii) but Before that, you'll need Some Wii exploits (The Twilight Hack if you are under firmware 4.0 and Bannerbomb exploit if you're on firmware 4.0 or does'nt have Zelda Twilight Princess as it is a requisite with the Twilight Hack Exploit).

Remember that you'll run (1) an EXPLOIT, (2) then a LOADER and last is (3) load your downloaded HOMEBREW APPLICATION / GAME and your Wii is now BREWED!!!

How to set up your Wii with Homebrew Channel
More information and download the Homebrew Channel here

How to convert PS1 games to PSP eboots


Not all PS1 games are available for downloading in the Playstation Network and sadly maybe the game that you enjoyed while growing up is not included there.

Here is a tutorial that will solve your cravings for that good ol' Playstation 1 games from QJ.net.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

MPlayer CE is now on version 0.5



MPlayer CE is a fork of the Team Twiizers MPlayer port, combining elements of MPlayerWii and GeeXboX. This application enables DVD playback and other audio and video types on Nintendo Wii

Set up and and other information is again from the source.

Updated emulators for Nintendo Wii by Tantric

Updates for Visual Boy Advance GX, FCE Ultra GX and SNES9x GX are already out. Please check the source for installation and download:

Visual Boy Advance GX 1.0.7
FCE Ultra GX 3.0.1
SNES9x GX 4.0.3

PSP Firmware Version 5.50 out now!

Yes it's out already but we recommend not to update unless you have a PSP installed with a custom fimware.

Here are some information about the new version from sceners.org:

As we saw yesterday, this new ofw has been finally released, with those subfolders and some fixes that were expected, to be honest.

You can download it directly here , as always.

Between those fixes it’s the recent TIFF exploit that was found and that it’s still under development, and it seems that there are also some bugs, like one that literally f***s the standby.

What do you think about those “new features”? Have you got any bugs like those or can confirm the standby one?

Edit: Seems like this new update has the encryption tables changed (at least the 1g one), as it can’t be decrypted with latest psardumper. Anyway, won’t be probably a problem.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DaedalusX64 Beta 2 Update Released


DaedalusX64 Beta 2 Update:


[!] Fixed crash when loading 2nd ROM on Phat (Kreationz)
[+] Roms up to 16Mb loaded into Slim Memory (Kreationz)
[-] Removed Double Display Lists (To be replaced with proper paging code)(Kreationz)
[-] Temporarily Removed DynarecLoopOptimisation (Causes most games to crash under current CPU code)(Kreationz)
[+] Added resources from upgrade in prep for new GUI(No Lite version for future releases(Kreationz)
[~] Fixed typos in rom.ini (Salvy)
[~] Added 2 games to rom.ini (Salvy)
[!] Compiler shouldn’t make too much noise now (ex:blendmodes)(Salvy)
[!] Fixed performance decrease per game loaded.(Salvy)
[!] updated intrafont to 0.31, contains various bug fixes and enhancements(Salvy)
[+] Added blendmodes: (Salvy)
*Zelda Oot:
Big tree on Kokiri Forest is now rendered
Hearts should blend better now, (still WIP)
Rupees show up better. (Wally/Salvy)
*Batman Beyond
Characters, enemies,foes, and other things should show up now
*Pilot Wings
Beaches should blend correctly
*Super Bowling 64
Needs more work, but now should be more “playable”
[~] Move RSP logic out of CPU core(Howard0su)
[!] Change KnownValue of a register from s32 to REG32. So that we can cleanup the code a bit(Howard0su)
[~] Simplify the logic to handle register cache in LoopOptimization(Howard0su)
[~] Cleanup the logic for JAL, JALR in the PSP code generator(Howard0su)
[~] Simplify the parameters for GenerateCode.(Howard0su)
[+] Delay initialize MediaEngine. So that we can suspend if we don’t use Async Sound. (If you use async sound once, before you exit to XMB, you can not suspend anymore.)(Howard0su)
[+] Improve Batch Test framework abit and bring it to PC platform(Howard0su)
[+] Declare MAKE_UNCACHED_PTR for PSP(Howard0su)
[+] Move all I/O access to Hardware component. (Merged from -N64 tree by Howard0su)

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PSP Firmware Version 5.50


PSP Firmware version 5.50 will be released soon. Here are the updates of the said version:

The firmware update will introduce an Information Board on the PSP system’s XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface. Those of you who have a PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) may be familiar with this feature, which displays news and updates from the world of PlayStation in a scrolling ticker in the upper right-hand corner of your TV screen. Now you’ll be able to read up-to-date information about upcoming games, new content available on PlayStation Store, and other news right on your PSP whenever you’re at a wireless Internet hotspot.

In addition, we’ll be adding a few more enhancements with the 5.50 update:

  • Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.
  • Internet search for games directly from the XMB – You’ll be able to easily search the Internet for information about your PSP games. Select the icon for the game, hit the Triangle button, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title. This feature was added to PS3 with the recent 2.70 update.
  • Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
    1. Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
      Trend Micro Kids’ Safety uses URL filtering technology to prevent children from accessing Web sites that feature inappropriate content.
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      Monday, April 20, 2009

      The much awaited BootMii !!!!

      Well, sorry but it's not released yet but here are some information about it quoted from bushing of Team Twiizers

      Yes, BootMii is still alive; I still can’t promise a release date, but most of the code has been written and we’re now to the point of testing it out and adding some polish. It’s been installed on about 12 Wiis so far and nobody’s been bricked; I hope that we can release a “public beta” within the next couple of weeks. (In this case, “public beta” will mean “we’ve tested this out quite a bit and are fairly confident that you won’t regret trying it, but not everything is finished and we can’t make too many promises). I would expect those of you who have older Wiis (i.e. those who have a vulnerable boot1) to have an easier time installing it, but we intend to eventually add support for as many of your Wiis as possible.

      Anyway, here’s a sneak peek at what it will look like: