homebrew amateur

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by gi5431, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. gi5431
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    gi5431 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi guys,
    I'm a first year programming student at SDSU, and I'm interested into getting into the wii-u homebrew scene. I was wondering if anyone had any links or advice on where to begin?
    thanks
     
  2. QuarkTheAwesome

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    The wiki has a nice page that aggregates most of the stuff that's been written. Check that out here. Unfortunately; documentation isn't a huge priority for most so you really do have to learn by example.
    There's also some IRC channels that I strongly suggest chasing up; in my experience the exploit people frequent #wiiudev while the homebrewers are in #wiiubru.
     
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  3. gi5431
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    Thanks man, That's really useful. TBH I'm debating going down the raspberry pi road instead. There is probably more documentation and more open source material.
    My idea is to create a netflix-esque steaming service powered by torrents, with a plex style menu. Dealing with torrent files and playing a video is going to be the problem, but I was hoping there is some open source material that I can jack from somewhere. I think my first step will to be create a basic GUI that will DL a sample torrent file off piratebay, and I'll go from there. I know it's ambitious project, but worth a crack. Worse case scenario, I'll know how to make a GUI on a pi. I just got pissed off with netflix being so shit.
     
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  4. Skanob

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    Awesome idea mate.

    Just my 2 cents, I would rather recommend you focus more on the usage/purpose of the app/software first on your first step. Rather than focusing on GUI first.

    I too am just learning to program/code, and already have a few apps on the play store. I find it better to make sure that the purpose of the app/software has been met first, then I focus on GUI afterwards. This way, you won't get lost on the idea of focusing more on GUI rather than the app/software itself.

    Good luck on the app.