how far is Wii homebrew?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by jono_, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. jono_
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    things are heating up with the chips, but what is going on with homebrew?
    how far?

    will the Wiikey etc be able to accomodate it when it happens?
    as i understand its soldered onto the DVD, not the wii, and just requires updating.

    when homebrew does appear, will it do things like making the wii capable of playing DVDs?

    any news that i haven't caught up on?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Right this second there is no Wii homebrew as Wii code has to be signed, there purportedly is a chip that will enable it coming but this is a believe it when I see it kind of thing. Everything you see will be gamecube homebrew although there are some tweaked versions around for disc reading and the like.

    DVD player huh, mplayer was ported to the cube and by virtue of the Wii being able to play cube homebrew.....

    It is my understanding that all current chips only mod the drive to read burnt discs so unless homebrew occurs by means of a leaked signing app/key (something that does not happen all that often) rather than a custom firmware/BIOS on the Wii then you are out of luck.
     
  3. jono_
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    so its pretty far away?
     
  4. kristijan08

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    not in the next 6 months at least, thats for sure
     
  5. sixb0nes

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    I estimate at least a year before the first homebrew appears.