Homebrew Channel

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Pimpmynintendo, Aug 20, 2008.

Aug 20, 2008

Homebrew Channel by Pimpmynintendo at 11:04 PM (3,097 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. Pimpmynintendo
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    Is it really worth it to put the Homebrew Channel on the Wii? Does the Wii really have any outstanding homebrew?
     
  2. kedest

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    Yes, the various emulators for example (like SNES) are very nice to play with. And you can use it to turn your wii into a DVD-player. And lots more.
     
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    here's the thing... why not? If it's not here now, it may be soon. It doesn't void your warranty, so you have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
     
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    I'm getting a Wii soon.
    And it's going to be payed by my mom [​IMG]

    So I'm kinda afraid of bricking it, like, when there is a new update or something.
    Is there any way of bricking it while installing/using the homebrew channel?

    (I installed it on a Wii of a friend of mine, so I know how to do it. But since it's my mom's Wii too now, and not just mine, I'm just a little afraid of bricking it.)
     
  5. alex

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    Don't unplug it while anything is installing, which none should take too long. I think one time I unplugged the Wii while it was updating because I didn't want to then, but the internet wasn't working I think so nothing happened. Watch out for bad wads though. That's it.
     
  6. kedest

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    Installing the homebrew channel is a stable and safe process. Running normal homebrew is safe too, it just runs from SD-card and doesn't touch anything on the Wii itself. Should an application lock up, just turning the wii off and on again is the solution.
    But there are application out there you have to be more careful with. Stuff like Starfall, wad installer, downgrader, regionchanger. Don't go messing around with those things unless you know what you're doing
     
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    before i got the the HB channel, i was scared of bricking it, but it doesnt, the closest thing to bricking is your wii freezing. All you have to remember is not to turn the wii off during updates. Even when it seems like it froze, because usually its just a big file part.
     
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    Also, the real only "dangerous" thing that you could do with HBC is installing a bad wad and banner bricking your Wii. You can easily prevent this if you just read about the wad you're installing and making sure that it won't cause a brick.

    Oh, and I suppose the only other thing you have to worry about is a freak power-out during install.
    (And by that I mean that you're pretty much 100% safe.)
     
  9. olosi

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    well HBC is worth for GeckoOs at least.
     
  10. xBillyx

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    Theres a homebrew channel?
    erm, sorry for being dumb, but how exactly do i get it?
     
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    via twlight hack
     
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    The most outstanding is the ability to play DVD's from your Wii and videos from your SD card. There are also lots of very good homebrew games and emulators
     
  13. Banger

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    This hack only needs to be preformed once correct? Or does it need to be done each time you want to use the homebrew channel? I am assuming once.
     
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    you only use the twilight hack once to install the homebrew channel. After that, you just launch the channel and use it to start homebrew
     
  15. Banger

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    Thats what I figured, thanks. So really I could just rent the game ti enable the homebrew channel correct? Or do you need the disk to update or something like that? And say if I have to send the system to Nintendo for repair, is it ok to leave it on?
     
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    You only need to install it once. If you have to send it in for repair, just delete the homebrew channel. Search the forums & check out Wiibrew.org for pretty much everything and anything you need to know. It's a lot easier than it sounds, most people just don't like to read the directions first
     
  17. kedest

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    The homebrew channel can update itself via the network, so you don't need the twilight hack again. Or you can just use the channel to launch the installer file of the new version.
     
  18. Banger

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    Can I use a mini SD card with an adapter for it to work? I know the wii reads its. So I figure it should be ok but I figured id ask here first [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that will work. I'm using a microsd with adapter, the Wii reads it just fine.
     
  20. xBillyx

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    Can anyone tell me what the twilight hack is?
    Also how i could use it?
    A homebrew channel sounds ace!
     

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