Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wii64 released

Port of the popular multi-OS N64 emulator, Mupen64, to the Nintendo Wii and Gamecube through the libOGC library. The emulator is planned to use dynamic recompilation of the N64 machine code to PowerPC machine code and full hardware accelerated graphics to achieve full-speed emulation. Currently the emulator is in beta stage and can run many N64 ROMs at near full speed.

Download: wii64
Source: wiibrew

System Menu 4.2

Heads up to the Wii homebrew community! Nintendo has released a new system menu update for the Nintendo Wii, and by the look of things, this one's not gonna be pretty.

According to reports, almost everything is blocked by the new system menu including Bannerbomb, BootMii, the Homebrew Channel and all version of cIOS. The recently released Indiana Pwns works but you cannot do much with it. The new update now also uses IOS70. All the versions of BC, MIOS and the chain store are also updated.

We strongly suggest not to update your Wii through Nintendo if you still want to enjoy your homebrews.

Source: wiibrew

PCE for PSP v0.82b4

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An unknown Japanese homebrew coder has released another round of update for the TurboGrafx-16 (also known as PC Engine) emulator for the PSP. The latest PCE update offers some more performance improvements and some bug fixes.


  • Some bugs fix on YS graphics and other evidence

  • Further improvements

    Download: PCE for PSP v0.82b4
    Source: qj

    Dop-IOS v8

    Dop-IOS lets you download and install any IOS from Nintendo servers. You can also apply the trucha bug to them.

    • Updated to all 4.2 new IOS.
    • Gamecube pad support.

    Brick risk?
    Yes. Any application that modifies NAND can brick your console.
    Be careful when you are going to 'dop' the IOS that your System Menu uses. A power cut during installation can brick your Wii.
    Also, if you are using Preloader and you 'dop' IOS60, remember to reinstall Preloader after 'doping' otherwise you will brick (you will still be able to boot HBC via Preloader, you just wont be able to load the System Menu).

    Download: Dop-IOS v8
    Source: wiibrew

    PSP CheatUp v0.10

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    Homebrew coder raing3 has dropped by our forums to release the initial version of PSP CheatUp, a handy homebrew app designed to simplify the task of updating the cheat codes through the use of the PSP's Wifi and a wireless internet connection.

    Developer's note:

    Currently the application can automatically detect and install cheats for CheatMaster Fusion, coderPR, CWCheat and NitePR. The cheat files are hosted by GBAtemp.

    Feature list:

    * Download and install cheat updates for numerous PSP cheat engines.
    * Display the Changelog and Gamelist of the last download cheat update.
    * Display the last update date and time of the cheat database.

    Download: PSP CheatUp v0.10
    Source: qj

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    Homebrew Browser v0.3.6 Test

    teknecal has released a test version for his well known/used Homebrew Browser application for the Nintendo Wii. Using this application you can browse an online database of most of the homebrew available for the Nintendo Wii and then download the brew' you'd like directly to your SD Card or USB Drive in Homebrew Channel format. It also allows you to update older homebrew.

    • Correction of scrolling
    • Added two new menu settings

    Download: Homebrew Browser v0.3.6 Test
    Source: tehskeen

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    XGEN UPDATER and XGEN pandora DC8 converter by Yoshihiro

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    Update: XGEN UPDATER version 2

    Homebrew developer Yoshihiro has released XGEN UPDATER and XGEN pandora DC8 converter for the PSP. This handy tool will allow you to install CFW 5.50GEN-B2 directly on any PSP without a patch. It can also convert your DC8 kit to XGEN Pandora.

    Developer's note:

    This tool let you install the firmware 5.50 GEN-B2 Full directly without any patch and on any PSP so PSP fat and PSP slim TA-79 > TA-88V2 from any custom firmware or kernel exploit . For the firmware 5.50 put your 5.50 updater on root of your memory stick renamed 550.PBP . you can use it to restore any official firmware too on slim and fat . You can use it to install install any TT's firmware on fat psp you need to put your eboot.pbp on roots of your memory stick like that X:/EBOOT.PBP . You can also converter your old DC8 magic memorystick in shiny 5.50GEN B-2. Just select in the XGEN option Install XGEN pandora and restart your psp don't forget to put the 5.50 eboot.pbp updater on root of your ms renamed in 550.pbp. to bypass the battery check please connect your AC cord.

    Just a little reminder folks, this app could brick your PSP, so use with caution.

    Source: qj

    Daedalusx64 Alpha 432 - Nintendo 64 Emulator for PSP

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    Ok guys, Revision 432 just got released. Here's the full changelog:

    • Reverted most of the changes from Revs 305, 316, and 318 (Fixes a couple crashes, speed regressions, and Mario Head stuttering bug )
    • Hash every third line of textures for updating (Faster Texture Update)
    • Re-added Dynarec Loop Optimization (Works in as many titles as it used to, but still causes problems/freezes in some)
    • Added Frame Skip 99 to debug build for testing
    • Added more settings to Texture Update
    • More comments will only show in Debug builds (Some messages still remain)

    Developer's note:

    GoldenEye No longer freezes on Runway or other levels, Mario Head no longer stutters without DD enabled. All speed regressions since 300 should be fixed now. Some reverted changes will be restored in future revs as speed/stability issues are worked out. This is a large commit and may have a few minor issues.

    Download: DaedalusX64 Alpha Revision 432
    Source: qj

    Dop-IOS MOD v4

    Dop-IOS MOD is a modification of the application Dop-IOS that allows you to choose which IOS you would like to use to install other IOSs (with the trucha bug if you like).

    While the original Dop-IOS let you install other IOSs, it used IOS 2491 to do it. As IOS 249 is primarily a piracy IOS (which is in some cases is itself illegal) many people felt a certain resentment toward it's exclusivity on which the authors have no comment.
    A better solution for all users would've been to allow users to select which IOS they use to install other IOSs. Enter: Dop-IOS MOD
    Since fulfilling it's original purpose, Dop-IOS MOD has brought many new and improved features to it's Dop-IOS base (or "core" if you will) including Gamecube controller support.

    • Fixed bugs preventing the gamecube controller from working in a couple of places
    • Many changes (improvements) to the Dop-IOS base

    This application has the ability to brick your Wii if misused. If this occurs, YOU are responsible because you used the application. The authors take no responsibility for any harm done to your Wii by this application. 

    Download: Dop-IOS MOD v4
    Source: wiibrew

    Saturday, September 26, 2009

    Daedalusx64 Alpha 431 - Nintendo 64 Emulator for PSP

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    Daedalusx64 Alpha revision 431 is now available on the SVN.


    • Implemented ClearZbuffer
    • Added a hack for South Park Rally (It should be playable now)
    • Blendmodes for Mortal Kombat 4 (Menus and Text is visible now)
    • Added DLParser_GBI0_DL_ShadowOfEmpire WIP code
      Added correct savetype for MK4, and 2 more games will use Double Display and OoT Nightmare Mod been added on rom.ini..
      VertexStride and such for ShadowOfEmpire ( takes care of ghosting and other glitches on SOTE)
    • Lens of truth fix for OOT
      Removed leftovers from 3.71 [ It might brake some stuff..]

    Download: Daedalusx64 Alpha 431
    Source: dcemu

    Wii Homebrew Installer v2.0


    The Wii Homebrew Installer now works with all Wii’s all up to System Menu 4.1!

    The Wii Homebrew Installer will let you choose to use the old hacking method via the Twilight Hack* for System 3.4 and below or use the new hacking method which is compatible with all Wii versions up to System Menu 4.1 and does not require the Zelda game.

    The program walks you through each step needed to start playing homebrew on your Wii in a safe and legal way.

    What can the Wii Homebrew Installer do?

    The Wii Homebrew Installer is a safe way for installing Homebrew to you Nintendo Wii! It is a program well designed for enabling running Homebrew in no time by easily helping you to install the correct hacks for you!

    About the updated Wii Homebrew installer:

    -It’s a windows application which will install the Twilight hack on a SD and the Homebrew Channel.

    -The Wii Homebrew Installer is our official updated software product not to mix-up with third parties PDF’s
    or expensive instruction videos.

    -This application is built to let everyone have fun with the possibilities of running Homebrew on the Nintendo Wii.

    This version now supports firmware up to 4.1 and the latest Homebrew Channel v1.0.3!


    * No guides or videos needed!;

    * Play N64-, NES-, SNES game classics;
    * Play the good old Point and Click games like ‘Day of the Tentacle and the Monkey Island series!;
    * Turn your Wii into a DVD movie Player!;
    * Use the Nintendo Wii as a more ‘whole” Media device;
    * Play tons of new legal games via the growing Wii Homebrew Community!;
    * No hardware modifications needed!

    Download: Wii Homebrew Installer v2.0
    Source: Wii Homebrew Installer

    Indiana Pwns

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    The Indiana Pwns is a safe, public way to enable homebrew on a Wii without hardware modification. The Indiana Pwns is achieved by playing a hacked game save for LEGO Indiana Jones which executes a homebrew application from an external SD card. Examples of such homebrew .elf or .dol files can be found on the Homebrew applications page. The Indiana Pwns was created by Team Twiizers

    Extremely short instructions: put this savegame on your Wii (if you have one on there already that you want to keep, back it up first!), start the game, walk to the “art room” (find some walkthrough on the intertubes if you cannot find it), look at the second character, enjoy!
    Kudos to “roto” for finding the original buffer overflow, and many thanks for doing lots of testing!

    Download: Indiana Pwns v1.1
    Source: HackMii and WiiBrew


    hextwelve is a simple Host Controller Driver for both Wiis OHCI controllers, based on Team Twiizers mini/ppcskel (aka BootMii; since all hardware can be accessed directly from the PowerPC due to the AHPBROT hack, we just built on ppcskel and didn't touch any MINI code). As the original goal of the project is just to faciliate the (IOS-independent) usage of an USB keyboard, it currently supports only control and interrupt transfers, which lays the groundwork for supporting other HID class devices as well.

    Download: hextwelve
    Source: wiibrew

    AVEC V6 : Now with 3D Terrain

    New for version 6 is the 3D terrain mode, labeled streets, much smaller map files,
    and a bunch of other stuff
    If you don't have a GPS device, but still want to play with it, just open one of the sample maps
    and start moving the direction pad and analogue joystick.


    3D Contour View

    Find Place by Name

    Download:  AVEC V6
    Source: dcemu

    Want to have that sexy PSP Go?

    It's so easy just follow dashhacks now!

    BROX v.3

    As raveous puts it, “simple and good for busting a few quick minutes.” If that’s the case – you’ll love it. Download, give your frontal lobe a little exercise and figure out raveous’ AI system in the homebrew game of BROX. Ad Hoc or some means of multiplayer would definitely be cool. Maybe that’s a future release.
    BROX Screenshot

    The objective: Strategically draw lines connecting dots all over the board. Be the one to complete a full box and that’s one (1) point for you. Be the one to box the most boxes and you win.

    Download:  BROX v.3
    Source: psp-hacks

    TxtoPS V : PSP Homebrew Text Editor

    Don’t take notes and hot girls’ phone numbers the traditional way, that’s lame. Your PSP is: the new pen and paper. And as far as PSP text editors go, this one ain’t bad with its intuitive interface and smooth visuals. Going green, taking out paper companies and pen manufacturers one at a time: dangee’s TxtoPS V.

    TxtoPSP V Screenshot

    One thing to note: TxtoPS doesn’t work on 5.50 GEN-B, not on my PSP-2000 anyway. However, as written in the read me, only M33 custom firmwares are supported. And it indeed works great on my PSP-1000 running 5.00 M33-6. Oh – it’s got IR keyboard support too. But out-of-the-box, my palmOne Universal Wireless Keyboard didn’t work. It’s not piKey. IRDA support and other things of importance are documented in the read me.

    Download: TxtoPS V
    Source: psp-hacks

    WODE Website Live - Interesting Facts

    The WODE is a totally hardware based solution that comes with the compatibility and reliability of a modchip - something you can't get with software loaders. Anyway, the WODE Team have just launched a website for their upcoming modification.

    It doesn't reveal much, but the opening animation is interesting. It seems the stand for the Wii houses a port and the intro shows it using a USB hard drive or an Ethernet card. That totally got my attention.

    Here are the specifications for the WODE. Below is the new URL.

    - Play Wii & GC game ISOs direct from USB Mass Storage devices @8X read speed (HDD and FLASH drive)
    - Complete Solder free install solution
    - Easy to use GUI - LCD & Joystick - NO homebrew software required (no any update of console SO can block this device)
    - Region hack, Update blocker, Autoboot.
    - Passthrough with FLAT-MOD mode built-in, play your DVD-R Wii & GC backups and Imports @3X read speed
    - Powerful ARM9 MCU
    - Totally Flexible Linux Kernel
    - USB hub support for multiple USB devices connection
    - Great File System support - use existing WBFS formatted media or 'drag and drop' ISOs to existing USB devices
    * NTFS
    * WBFS
    * EXT3FS
    * HPFS
    - Future updates will bring more cool features:
    * Disc ripping to WBFS
    * USB WiFi & SAMBA streaming
    * Torrent & eMule download Client

    Source: tehskeen
    link: WODE

    Wii64 teaser

    I've had the chance to test out the latest build of Wii64 and let me tell you I'm impressed. From the new GUI, to options, to the compatibility and game speed. This is one emulator to be expected. And you should see this new version soon on TehSkeen as an exclusive release. Here are some notes from the authors.


    "We've put a lot of work into the core between all the work that's been put into the dynamic recompiler and conserving memory (mostly to have more room for the generated code). There are still issues which will be resolved in subsequent releases, but we've worked hard on making our first beta release something we're proud of and we hope you'll be excited about it too."- tehpola

    "After nearly two years of coding, bug fixing, and testing, I think we're all proud to announce we're just about ready for a release. Beta 1 will mark the years of hard work which have been infused into the emulator in our spare time, I hope you all enjoy what you experience, and just remember, this is only beta 1 "- emu_k1d1d

    "In preparation for our first beta release of cube64/wii64, we worked hard to make improvements to the graphics and also to develop a better menu. We're proud of the result, and we hope you enjoy this release. Please look forward to more good things to come." -sepp256

    Source: tehskeen

    USB Loaders vrs Modchips by Brakken


    This article is about the differences and benefits of using a USB Loader vrs a Modchip in your Nintendo Wii. USB Loaders are used by Wii software hackers to launch their legal backup collection with iusing an external hard drive whereas Modchips are used to launch legal backups using burnt discs. Both come with their own benefits. So let’s take a look at them

    USB Loaders

    USB Loaders are used by tech savvy Wii users who have a good understanding on how to use unsigned code on their console. Unsigned code is code never intended by to run and is normally executed by use of the Homebrew Channel. To use a USB Loader one must understand how to run this unsigned code as they must install a CIOS (Custom IOS) which in most cases requires a separate program to install the CIOS.

    Most modchip users have no idea what a CIOS is let alone how to run unsigned code. Needless to say it can be a complicated process for people that do not know what they are doing. It is also a risky process – there is a chance of “bricking” (damaging your Wii beyond repair if you don’t know what you’re doing).

    USB Loaders for the most part are compatible with most games, but there are games like Guitar Hero that won’t let you use your guitar without the additional installation of more IOS files. Guitar Hero isn’t the only game – there are lots of games you must install IOS files for them to run. And you’re basically left on your own scouring forums to find the right IOS to install.


    Modchips are hardware. They require you to physically attach them to the Wii’s DVD-ROM drive. You do this by soldering. A lot of people can already solder, but there are a lot of customers that get their Wii modded with a modchip by a 3rd party. Remember the IOS problem for USB Loaders? Well, 99% of modchip users won’t have to worry about finding the right IOS (like the even know what the hell an IOS is) because they keep they Wii up-to-date.

    Source: tehskeen

    Cueplayer PSP v0.07

    Cueplayer is a multimedia audio player for the Sony PSP. It's recently seen a new release which adds some features. One most note that This program requires a later PSP hombrew kernel. Maybe > 3.71. It is tested with a PSP3000 running Firmware 5.03. This can application can play play cue files along with FLAC. Ogg capability to be added soon.

    What's New?

    1. Show total track number
    2. Show total track time
    3. BUGFIX: Cannot seed previous track in track 1. Now it will start the music over.
    4. BUGFIX: Seeking exceeding last track will crash.
    5. New: README file available.

    Download:  Cueplayer PSP v0.07
    Source: tehskeen

    uLoader v3.0C

    Hermes has released a update to uLoader, a usb loader for the Nintendo Wii that is based on Kwiirk's YAL and Waninkoko's Wii usbloader that tries to give support to both custom IOS (cIOS222 and cIOS249) to launch backups from USB mass storage devices with a graphical user interface similar to Wii channel interface.

    What's new?

    - Improved error handling module EHC to avoid -1202 errors.
    - Added a new coach of AC fraud (press A on the cover).
    - Separation of the source code of the Custom IOS.
    - Alt dol button added in Game options menu

    Download  uLoader v3.0C
    Source: tehskeen

    I/S Wad 1.6

    Snouki has released I/S WAD 1.6 a WAD installer/uninstaller, using nand or emulated.
    Waninkoko thank you to these sources and Attila to accommodate the comments section of this program.
    What's new?

    - Bilingual (English / French) following the language of the console (thanks Attila)
    - By default, the IOS will use the first find (ios4 in general) for installation on nand real set 249 for nand emulated.
    Download: I/S Wad 1.6
    Source: tehskeen

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    ShowMiiWads 0.3 - 'Wad File Manager'

    Leathl released his new PC based tool for the Nintendo Wii. ShowMiiWads is a 'WAD File Manager' for Windows.
    The .NET-Framework 2.0 is required to run this application!
    The (Common-)Key.bin is required for most Wad Editing features.
    Please report your bugs, suggestions and everything else to: leathl [at] gmail [dot] com
    You can simply translate the application by editing the example.slang, if you
    want to have your translation included into the program, mail me.

    !Important Note!

    I decided to release this version and head over to the next one.
    Some of the new features are untested! Use them on your own risk and be sure
    to have BootMii/boot2 with a NAND Backup!
    I'm currently working on my own wad class that will be used in the next version
    instead of external apps. I hope to get rid of problems that prevent some
    features to work for some people (at least everything worked on my 3 pc's...)


    Version 0.3
    • From-to sizes / blocks for big Wads (it was minimum size before)
    • System Titles will be shown (IOS / System Menu)
    • New columns for Type (Channel / System), Channel Title and Version
    • Extract Wads to NAND Backup (Only important files, for use with TriiForce / NAND Emulation)
    • Extract Wads to Folder (All files)
    • Added some shortcuts
    • External language files can be loaded (see example.slang)
    • Fixed a bug with the filecount label (raised with every refresh)
    • Batch changing to Region Free (all Wads in a folder)
    • Option to show either foldername or full path in groupheader
    • Export list to file (txt and csv, same file with different extension)
    • Added 'Recently Opened' folders menu
    • Changing of Channel Title (Displayed when holding cursor over a channel on wii) -> You can also see the title for other languages by clicking 'Change Channel Title'. Only the english title is displayed in the column.
    Version 0.2
    • Rewrote some code, so .NET Framework 3.5 isn't needed anymore
    • Better errorhandling, invalid Wads won't be shown anymore
    • Possibility to change Title IDs
    • Possibility to change Region Flags (using freethewads.exe)
    • WadDataInfo.exe isn't needed separately anymore, it's embedded
    • Multiple folder support
    • Drag & Drop support (single or multiple files/folders)
    • Copy / Move files between folders
    • Windowsize and -location is saved
    • Some little things
    Version 0.1b
    • Little bugfix
    Verion 0.1
    • List all Wad files of a specified folder
    • Rename Wad files
    • Delete Wad files
    • Multilanguage (English + German)
    • .NET Framework 3.5 needed for full funcionality


    Editing WAD files can result in a brick of your Wii.
    Only use these features if you have a bricksafe Wii, meaning either Preloader or
    BootMii/boot2 is installed, and if you know what you're doing.
    Also, your Wad files could be destroyed, so be sure to have a backup.

    This application comes without any express or implied warranty.
    The author can't be held responsible for any damages arising from the use of it.


    alpha-0 for WadDataInfo.exe
    bfgr for wad(un)packer.exe
    Superken7 for freethewads.exe
    HowardC for U8Tool.exe
    NeoRame for the Logo
    Blitzur for Betatesting
    Everyone for using this application.

    Download: ShowMiiWads 0.3 - 'Wad File Manager'
    Source: tehskeen


    MegaCodeDownloader is a cheat code downloader for the Wii. It is being converted to C++ to add a GUI. The project is currently being maintained by Megazig. The GUI will be powered by libwiigui.

    Download: MegaCodeDownloader
    Source: wiibrew

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Pimp My Wii 1.0

    Attila site administrator of has released a homebrew app called "Pimp My Wii".
    Here is "Pimp My Wii", an homebrew that will install missing and outdated titles from your Wii console.
    A "title" can be an IOS or your Wii version. You can update your Wii securely using this homebrew and you can too update your Wii Shop to have the same advantages than the Wii 4.1 without these disadvantages.
    The homebrew is displayed automatically in english or french depending of your Wii's language.
    --------Correction of encountered problems----------
    Here is a lit of common problems that you could have on your Wii (even on latest version) and the solutions that "Pimp My Wii" will do.

    - Black screen at loading of dvd games :
    Missing IOS -> Install those IOS (patching them)

    - The Wii asks for an upgrade when inserting games :
    Old IOS -> Update those IOS (patching them).

    - A modified game (trucha signed) can't load on the disc channel with my modchip :
    The IOS used by game has the trucha bug corrected -> Install a new IOS and patch the bug inside.
    The IOS used by system menu has the trucha bug corrected -> Install a new IOS and patch the bug inside.

    - The preloader and other homebrew does not work :
    The IOS36 has the ES_Identify patched -> Install a new IOS 36 and patch the bug.

    - I got reading problems with my backup launcher :
    Old cIOS installed (older than rev14) -> Ask user to update this.

    - No SD menu, no latest fonctionnality :
    Old version of Wii (system menu, by example 3.2) -> Upgrade to 4.1 (but patching everything) for more compatibility, fonctionnality.

    - The Wii Shop ask me to update :
    Old version of Wii Shop (older than v16) -> Upgrade the newest version.

    - I don't have any IOS that has the trucha bug (if you have a virgin Wii) :
    The homebrew put the trucha bug back in IOS15

    - I can't install the Hackmii Install, because i have some kind of cIOSCorp :
    You need a unmodified IOS 34 -> Install this IOS.

    !!!!!!!!!Leave the parameters by default if you don't know what you do ! A bad choice of "hacks" could leave your system unstable!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -----------------Questions / answers----------------

    - Does it works without internet ? / I got errors during download, what can i do ?
    It works without internet, you just need to put necessary wad files to the root of the SD card, or of a USB device in FAT32.
    Follow this (french) tutoriel to get those files :
    The necessary IOS are those, in their latest versions : 9,12,13,14,15,17,21,22,28,31,33,34,35,36,37,38,53, 55,56,57,60,61
    To update the System Menu, you need the file RVL-WiiSystemmenu-vX.wad, where X is 448 for 4.1J, 449 for 4.1U, 450 for 4.1E and 454 for 4.1K.
    For Wii Shop, you need RVL-Shopping-v16.wad

    - I got the preloader, will it work ?
    If you are not in 4.1 and if you accept the installation of this system menu, you will need to reinstall the preloader and the specifics hacks to this version. Follow this (french) tutoriel to install and configure preloader :

    - I have the preloader and i got "system files are corrupted", what can I do ?
    If you have the preloader, you must patch "ES_Identify" on the IOS used by this. For Wii 4.x, it's IOS60, else it's IOS 30. Leave the parameters by default if you don't know what you do.

    - I have a custom theme, will it stay ?
    If you change your Wii version, you will lose all themes and you will need to reinstall a compatible theme with the version of System Menu you have.

    - Should I upgrade my console to 4.1 ? I thougt I must stay to 3.2 ?
    If you use this program to put your console to 4.1, you will have exactly the same advantages as a 3.2 Wii, but you will have the improvements of 4.1. You won't have any disadvantages to put your Wii to 4.1.

    - Should I install all IOS asked ?
    It is recommanded to install IOS indicated as "not present" and IOS 30, 34, 36 and 60. You should also leave parameters by default. If you install at least those, you will avoid most of problems.

    - The other IOS, are they useless ?
    For other IOS, patching them help launching Trucha Signed gamed on Wii with a modchip.

    - I got a message saying that my Custom IOS is outdated, what can I do ?
    Follow this (french) tutoriel to upgrade your cIOS :

    Download: Pimp My Wii 1.0
    Source: tehskeen

    PCE (Turbo Grafx 16) for PSP v0.82b3

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    Serving an alternative means of Turbo Grafx 16 / PC Engine emulation is an unknown/anonymous Japanese developer with PCE for PSP v0.82b3. So should you experience bizarre behaviour with ZX-81’s PSPHUGO, or vice-versa, simply install the other and give it a shot.

    Download: PCE (Turbo Grafx 16) for PSP v0.82b3
    Source: psp-hacks

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Moving On?

    Another dev moves on...

    WADder has been fun. From the beginning, starting as a simple AutoIt hack to a total for four rewrites, I think I’ve put in plenty of time. However, I think this time has come to an end, as I haven’t turned on my Wii in months, and don’t think that I can continue. Sorry guys.
    Here’s the latest (and last I’ll work on) code from WADder, all uploaded in a nice ZIP here.
    If this goes down, PLEASE contact me to get it up again. Email is the best way, ice fire at xuzz (doooot) net. Not that hard, but please don’t get the spambots on it.
    I think I’m going to move onto iPhone development. While I still prefer Python to Objective-C, its not a bad language and Cocoa is a very nice API, if a little controlling. Anyway, look out for releases from “icefire”, “Xuzz”, or any other nicks you guys know me by.

    Here’s a short list of people that have helped me/WADder/MyMenu/etc along the way:

    Original Folks:
    • djdynamite123 (first response to the original WADder idea thread!)
    • Mrkinator (original gfx guy, admin)
    • IronMask (really, wtf happened to you?)
    • djtaz (awesome hosting with no downtime, domain name, THANKS!)
    • deba94 (showed me IRC, cool guy, basis of WADder 1.x in his tutorial)
    • wichoxp (cool guy, original tutorial for WADder 1.x in spanish, etc)
    • Wiisel (fun, banners, help, etc)

    Then, the “newer” crowd here on the site:
    • Jacol (lots of help, some coding, support, admin, etc)
    • Tempus (humor, TPL, translation of shit)
    • Wilsoff (inspiration for WADder 2.x — even if you didn’t know that)
    • All the beta testers!
    • All the other users!

    Also, can’t forget the HACKERCHANNEL crowd:
    • megazig (zomg awesome codez)
    • SquidMan (teach me C , Zetsubou, benzin, etc)
    • comex (benzin, exploitz, etc)
    • Matt_P (BannerPlayer, also teach me C)
    • crediar (help with mymenuify)
    • Extrems (hosting!)
    • Galaxy| (NUS obsession, Wiimposter idea)

    • SoftMii guys (Jizmo, Skarface, etc — yes, I know I hated softmii for a while)
    • DigityDogs (fun, unbanning, theming)
    • marcan (lulz, fun, arguements)
    • bushing (unbanning — thnx again)
    • Everyone else I forgot. Yes, that means you, the person staring at this in disbelief I forgot them. Sorry. Maybe if you ask real nice I’ll add you

    Source: WADder

    The Greatful Dead Theme

    Frylok shares us his created Wii THeme for FW 4.0 / 4.1.

    Developer's note:
    They were always one of my favorite bands, and FGOD's flowerpower theme gave me the idea to make a theme about em.

    Credit and thanks go to:

    FGOD for inspiration.
    DVBisOK for the full pic in settings.
    The Theme Team.(I used their luigi theme as a reference for the settings pics.)
    Malkerian for the vid.

    Please check the post on how to install this safely on Wii here and here.

    Download: The Greatful Dead Theme for Firmware 4.0/4.1
    Source: the playground

    DaedalusX64 Alpha revision 430

    daedalusx64 - Image 1

    The DaedalusX64 team is back to release a new update for the Nintendo 64 emulator for the PSP. Notable features of the latest alpha build of DaedalusX64 includes -- removed CFW 3.71 support, reduced Slim RAM cache for texels, reduced intrafont memory usage and some more code cleanups.

    • Debug console should not be initialized in Release mode - Salvy
    • Reverted Change to GBI2_ModifyVtx from Rev 416 (Fixes a couple titles that broke) - Salvy
    • Removed CFW 3.71 support (We require higher firmware anyway, fixes a few warnings)
    • Properly defined the FlatShadeDisabled hack and Added to options on Debug Build
    • Reduced Slim RAM cache for texels to same size as Phat (Large Cache is no longer needed and doesn't improve performance and can be used elsewhere)
    • Reduce Texel Cache size after large Texel ( >64K ) is used. Fixes crash on Phat (Tetrisphere goes in game on Phat and SSV doesn't crash when using select.)
    • Reduced intrafont memory usage (Used low mem font options)
    • Changed default deadzone to 28 to work better with "Well loved" PSPs
    • Cleaned-up more compiler warnings

    Developer's note:

    Please keep in mind these releases aren't marked as stable builds, but are works-in- progress using the latest SVN sources. They may/may not be stable or buggy.

    Download: DaedalusX64 Alpha revision 430
    Source: qj


    Ac_K has released a beta driver for windows for the WBFS FS.

    Hi, I wrote a "beta" driver for windows, it's emulate a WBFS drive as a real drive in the windows file browser. Don't forget it's a beta version and read the readme for more explication.

    Download: WBFSDriive
    Source: tehskeen

    AVEC GPS – Time Lapse Camera Demo

    It is Art’s AVEC with a serial connected GPS device and a USB powered PSP Go Cam (PSP-300). Every time the map screen is drawn and saved to a file, a picture from the cam is snapped and saved as well. Cropping and vertically stacking the images then paint the perfect picture above.

    Source: psp-hacks

    Ultimate VSH Menu Revised with 5.50 GEN Support

    Ultimate VSH Menu is compatible with all 5.xx GEN or M33 custom firmwares. So you may as well giver it a go.

    Ultimate VSH Menu Screenshot

    Ultimate VSH Menu Features:
    • All functions of the official VSH Menu.
    • Ability to customize the colors.
    • The SELECT button can either open the Recovery(in-VSH Recovery), the VshMenu or nothing.
    • Recovery can reboot by holding R and exit the Recovery (useful for VSH plugins and other configurations).
    • The SELECT button can be change via the combo R + L + [].
    • VSH Recovery can be open in the VSH Menu.
    • Random color option is available to change the system color randomly.
    • An option in the VSH Menu to quickly start a homebrew (ms0:/PSP/GAME/VSHMENU/EBOOT.PBP).
    • Convert battery option is available in the VSH Menu (convert battery to Normal, Pandora or Autoboot).
    • Slim Colors Patch by Bubbletune integrate (only for psp phat).
    • USB charge can be change in the VSH Menu (only for psp slim).
    • Ability to hide the MAC address in the System Information.
    • UMD update icon can be hide in the XMB.
    • Possibility to take screenshots (combos are NOTE, R + NOTE, L + NOTE, R + SCREEN, L + SCREEN or NOTE + SCREEN).
    • Ability to suspend the device in the VSH Menu.

    Download: Ultimate VSH Menu Revised with 5.50 GEN Support
    Source: psp-hacks

    Cue Player 0.05 for FLAC & CUE Rips

    I know a few peeps in this boat — the flac ripped / cue generated boat — myself included. Sakya mentions cue sheet support may be featured in the next LightMP3 release; however, in the meantime, the in between time, anyone who enjoys FLAC (lossless audio) tracks laid out in cue sheet format and just can’t wait should have a look-see at Liberty’s Cue Player. It’s simple and it gets the job done, for now.
    Controls (press & hold for 0.5 seconds):
    • TRIANGLE: Go to file selection screen and stop player. It will automatically BOOKMARK now.
    • CIRCLE: Pause / unpause player. DO NOT SEEK WHEN PAUSED. It is buggy.
    • CROSS: Go to the first track.
    • SQUARE: Load bookmark.
    • L-TRIGGER: Previous track.
    • R-TRIGGER: Next track.

    Binary and source included.

    Download: Cue Player 0.05
    Source: psp-hacks

    Snes9x GX v4.1.1


    Here's an update of the SNES emulator for Nintendo Wii based on SNES 9x 1.51 from Tantric and michniewski.

    • Fixed black screen bug
    Download: Snes9x GX v4.1.1
    Source: wiibrew

    Sunday, September 20, 2009

    Wiimote Football! LOL!

    The longer you stare the funnier it gets! HAHA!  


    Just what i needed, a Wii-mote that affords not only more weight but also less grip! Thereby allowing it to hit my TV at a greater rate of speed!

    This thing is full of win!!

    Hey, idiotic software designers and hardware manufacturers. Video games, even sports video games, are supposed to even the playing field for us non-jock types.
    The CTA Digital Football for Wii may look like some cheap, plastic container for your Wiimote. But it's so much more than that. This product is a manifestation of the way video games are going. Even in the digital realm, physical prowess will soon champion smarts, attention span and the sheer ass power to plant on a couch for days at a time. In the not so distant future, your real self may need to learn to throw a football so your virtual self can keep up.
    And while the CTA Digital Football doesn't appear to be for sale just yet, let it serve as warning. It's only a matter of time before we're all getting wedgies during a minigame in Wii Sports.

    Source: gizmodo

    Wii R Organized v1.0

    Calthephenom has released Wii_R_Organized v1.0, a PC Tool to help you keep organized during the process of creating a homebrew game/app.


    • Simply boot the "install.exe", file found in the download link then it will boot and u can use it

    Download: Wii R Organized v1.0
    Source: tehskeen

    NUS Downloader Folders Renamer Tool

    Erik Spyder has released a new PC based tool for the Nintendo Wii, with this tool you can easily rename folders created by NUS Downloader.

    NusFoldersRenamer automatically copies the contents in the correct folder.

    This tool works with any valid folder created automatically by NUS Downloader.
    For example, some apps need the files in the \00000001\00000024\v1042 format instead of the 0000000100000024v1042 format NUSD puts them in. So this is great for offline installs of cIOS and what not.

    The author cannot be held responsible for any damage this program may cause!
    • Microsoft Framework 2.0 is required.
    • (Extract NusFoldersRenamer in NUS Downloader folder)

    Download: NUS Downloader Folders Renamer Tool
    Source: tehskeen

    I/S Wad 1.5e

    Snouki has updated version of I/S WAD that he has released. I/S WAD is a WAD installer/uninstaller, using nand or emulated.
    Waninkoko thank you to these sources and Attila to accommodate the comments section of this program.
    What's new?

    - Color-changed (Thanks Attila)
    - Correction Code Dump after choice of ios
    - Ios = 249 If you install the wad on emulated after nand nand on actual installs without rebooting

    Download: I/S Wad 1.5e
    Source: tehskeen

    WAD Informer 1.6.0

    erikspyder has released his new updated version of his PC Based tool which can display the ID of a .wad, there are already tools which can do this namely Wad ID, etc.
    With this useful tool that can get Title ID, Region, Blocks, Folder & Data Files from WAD files.

    New features:
    • Sortable columns
    • Display Folder & Data Files
    • Using Windows Explorer, drag & drop folder or WAD files on the grid;
    • Select, Copy or Cut Title ID directly from the Grid;
    • Press ESC to quit.

    This tool is safe, but as always, the author cannot be held responsible for any damage it might cause!
    Microsoft Framework 2.0 is required.

    Source: tehskeen

    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    WODE for Nintendo Wii

    WODE (Wii Optical Drive Emulator) has been announced, an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Wii modchips. WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips. It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.


    • Play Wii & GC game ISOs direct from USB Mass Storage devices @8X read speed (HDD and FLASH drive)
    • Complete Solder free install solution
    • Easy to use GUI - LCD & Joystick - NO homebrew software required (no any update of console SO can block this device )
    • Region hack, Update blocker, Autoboot.
    • Passthrough with FLAT-MOD mode built-in, play your DVD-R Wii & GC backups and Imports @3X read speed
    • Powerful ARM9 MCU
    • Totally Flexible Linux Kernel
    • USB hub support for multiple USB devices connection
    • Great File System support - use existing WBFS formatted media or 'drag and drop' ISOs to existing USB devices
    • - NTFS - WBFS - EXT3FS - HPFS

    Future updates will bring more cool features:

    • Disc ripping to WBFS
    • USB WiFi & SAMBA streaming
    • Torrent & eMule download Client

    Source: tehskeen

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    MacroFire v3.0.9

    It’s the plugin y’all know and love from developer pen @ ClassG; it’s MacroFire version 3.0.9. Supersede your PSP controls to the max — remap buttons, adjust the analog nub sensitivity, enable rapid-fire on whichever button, and also record and execute button macros.

    MacroFire 3.0.9 (Translated):

    • Status notification to correct the problem from ON to OFF to stop the game and had to switch.
    MacroFire 3.0.8 (Translated):

    • Status notification had been unable to fix the problem to enable and disable it once.
    • At least once after opening the menu on the Status notification and to fix the problem was a strange view.
    • Remap settings (button reassignment), the work did not fix the problem by setting the analog stick before reassignment.
    • POPS fix the symptoms were greatly disturbed to open and close the menu screen during operation.
    • PopsLoader past versions of POPS in the state to display a menu that will work to fix the–had been flooded during the
    • previous menu display the sound emitted.
    • If not enough free memory to use extreme to display the menu, the menu at the top < Low Memory Mode > was listed as such. This view is itself in the past, has to be noted that more work in that mode now.
    • Low Memory Mode is not displayed well to the direction of the button configuration and analog stick in, fix the problem looks as if it had not been set.

    Download: MacroFire v3.0.9
    Source: psp-hacks

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    PSP Go has save state feature!

    Remembering Dark - AleX's save state plugin... Now Sony may have looked on it and get it on the PSP Go. I Just don't know if it's exclusive with PSP Go but let's wait for some things to be cooked up by our beloved PSP Homebrew heroes!

    PSP Go is out on October 1. I'm staying with my PSP 2000 TA-085 mobo. How about you?

    Check out the video on qj

    More on Team Mack's CFW6.00 MAC-B

    The battle is on! The heat intensifies, more fuel burning and more videos coming out from Team Mack and freeplay.
    First, here's from Team Mack stating that they are real, and more features on their project:

    And now here's from freeplay:

    In the real 6.00 system Update, the glowing highlight on "Update via Internet" only surrounds the text. In Team Mac's, it extends out to the same length as the highlight on "Update via Storage Media." Look at this image, and you'll see what I mean:

    You decide.

    Source: check out the videos please...

    I/S Wad 1.5c

    Snouki has released I/S WAD 1.5c a WAD installer/uninstaller, using nand or emulated.

    Waninkoko thank you to these sources and Attila to accommodate the comments section of this program.
    What's new?
    - Changed icon
    - Fixed a bug, the nand not disconcerted after use
    - The installation is now USB port 1 USB mode
    - The use of NAND is via USB port 0 mode USB2
    - Disclamer-deleted because everyone knows lol
    Download:  I/S Wad 1.5c
    Source: tehskeen

    Ewes v9

    pbsds has released an update to Ewes. This app is written in AutoIt and it can do the following:
    • Extract the file from a Wad.
    • Extract the BINs from a Wad or 00.App.
    • Change the TitleID of a Wad.
    • Make a Wad RegionFree.
    • Make an 00.App file.
    • Extract Tpl`s from Wad`s, App`s and Bin`s.
    • Make a Wad out of a 00.App and Dol.
    • Convert a Tpl to Png.
    • Convert a Mp3 to a Sound.bin.
    • Convert a Elf to Dol.
    • Extract the Brlyt and Brlan from a wad or
    • Inject a file into a Wad.
    • Make a Banner or Icon.bin.
    • Extract the Opening.bnr from a Iso file.
    • Extract everyting from a Wad.
    • Browse the files inside the Wad Just like WinRAR does with Rar files.
    • Preview the tpl's in a wad, or bin file.
    What's new?
    - Added the ability to replace the files and repack the wad in the Wad browser.
    - Changed the link in GUI to open a new GUI instead and show the latest updates about the the progress in the next release.
    - Added a sound playing while the app runs. its possible to stop i
    - Fixed the bug where the wadbrowser didn't open a new wad if a wad already was open.
    Download: Ewes v9
    Source: tehskeen

    LightMP3 2.0.0 RC4

    LightMP3 Screenshot

    LightMP3 by Sakya supports MP3, OGG Vorbis, ATRAC3+, FLAC, and WMA. Plus there are plenty of configurable options getting you the most bang for your [free] buck.

    • Added: Scrolling text when string is too long in all menus and song title
    • Added: Setting to choose the tab to start from (START_TAB). Values:
      • 0 = File browser
      • 1 = Playlist
      • 2 = Playlist editor
      • 3 = Media Library
      • 4 = Settings
    • Added: Total number of frames red from Xing frame (faster opening of VBR mp3 file, if Xing is found)
    • Fixed: Crash when seeking FLAC files
    • Fixed: Navigation in the Media Library (when pressing circle you’ll be taken to the previous selection, not on the main menu)
    • Fixed: Added setting to set CPU clock for WMA
    • Fixed: Track restart when pressing L on WMA, FLAC, ATRAC3(+), MP3 when played with libMad
    • Fixed: Suspend and resume for WMA
    • Fixed: Changed the default setting to play MP3 with Media Engine
    • Fixed: X/O button swap (please note that help screen will always say X=Confirm, O=Cancel, I didn’t changed it)
    • Fixed: Bug when creating playlist from Media Library (the first 500 tracks were repeated)

    Download: LightMP3 2.0.0 RC4
    Source: psp-hacks

    N64 Theme


    Here's another Theme from Docsamson. No details specified and video provided so please check the post below.
    "I hope you all like this theme. Somebody else requested I make this theme. They wanted me to keep it kinda simple. Which was actually pretty hard for me to do. But overall it came out pretty sweet. It was actually a lot of fun to make. I absolutely love all the game cartridges all over this theme. Especially the envelop mask and letter.
    It's got all the different colored controllers for the cursors. And that spinning n64 logo for the channels. Oh, and it probably has the best looking loading icon out of any theme I've done. It came out really awesome. It makes me want to work on a NES theme next."

    - Docsamson

    Please check the post on how to install this safely on Wii here and here.

    Download: N64 Theme
    Source: the playground