New Wii homebrew ideas Topic

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  1. davidsl_128
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    So the other day I was just looking at the Wii section of the forum, and I saw so many "Can someone do this?" and "Is this possible?" topics. So I thought that, if people could post their ideas and requests in a single topic, it'd be more organized. So anyone that has an idea for a new Wii app, or an enhancement for an existing one, post here! Who knows, maybe a coder will take the challenge [​IMG]

    Format for ideas or enhacements:
    Name: A name that fits what the app would do
    Type: A new wii application, a homebrew game, a new feature for something that already exists...
    Description: Explain briefly but thoroughly what the app would be about
    Autor: Who came up with the idea

    This will hopefully help many people that have a good idea, just like the NOOB PARADISE topic helped many people that had questions. Also, don't be afraid to post crazy ideas; after all, a USB loader was a crazy idea not long ago [​IMG]

    EDIT: The ones that I think are more likely to be made are in blue, and the completed one(s) are in green.


    New Ideas:


    Powder Wii
    Game port
    "It's a very simple but full DS/GBA homebrew." Powder is a roguelike game, similar to Diablo. It's currently on many consoles, but not on Wii.
    Web site

    TWiiTTER
    Online application
    "XBOX 360 has Twitter, Facebook... so why not Wii."
    - We Brew Wii (wiiman123)

    Duke Nukem 3D & Rise of The Triad
    Game ports
    "I would kill for a port of Duke Nukem 3D with controls similar to Wii Quake. Rise of The Triad would also be great, I'm quite surprised that nobody has started working on these two as they're both open source as far as I remember."
    - bytor

    DJ music app
    Music app
    "A realtime music generator, somekind of DJ app or something. You can vary your music tempo, tone, etc... by playing with the Wiimote, for example rotating it regulates tempo, putting it up change music tone, and so. You can assign sounds to the d-pad, or nunchuk, so you can create new sounds on the fly."
    - OriginalHamster

    Homebrew Channel organization
    App enhacement
    "A modified homebrew channel so you can organize your apps or something similar." (whether it's an addition to the official app or a custom channel, I guess)
    - DeadlyFoez

    USB Disc readers for USB loaders
    App enhacement
    USB loaders should have the option to read DVDs from a USB disc reader. This would probably be pointless for most people, but new Wiis can't read burned DVDs, so with this even new Wii owners could play DVD backups. Also, this would mean x6 or even x8 speeds for DVDs.
    - Me

    wiIRC
    Online application
    A Wii IRC client.
    - mruno

    WiiTorrent
    Online application
    "A torrent client which would download torrents to USB / SD"
    - WalkerOfTheDay

    Alone in the Dark 1, 2 & 3
    Game ports
    "I'd like to see a port of the Alone in the Dark 1, 2 & 3 to our Wiis. I don't really know if it's open source or not, i spent a week looking for it and fail."
    - diazao
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

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    I mean, a topic like this would reduce the clutter, but those threads are really pretty much "I'm too lazy to study the subject of making homebrew myself so I'll pawn my wants onto you".

    On topic, I guess I'll say a POWDER port would be cool. It's a very simple but full DS/GBA homebrew.
     
  3. davidsl_128
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    Yeah I know XD this is just for fun, this won't change the fact that most ideas aren't coded. But who knows? Maybe someone will come up with something useful! That's the point of this topic, finding that one idea in a million.
     
  4. wiiman123

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    [​IMG]

    XBOX 360 has Twitter, Facebook... so why not Wii. [​IMG]


    You can call it TWiiTTER, please credit "We Brew Wii" with the name.
     
  5. bytor

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    I would kill for a port of Duke Nukem 3D with controls similar to Wii Quake.

    Rise of The Triad would also be great, I'm quite surprised that nobody has started working on these two as they're both open source as far as I remember.
     
  6. OriginalHamster

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    A realtime music generator, somekind of DJ app or something. You can vary your music tempo, tone, etc... by playing with the Wiimote, for example rotating it regulates tempo, putting it up change music tone, and so. You can assign sounds to the d-pad, or nunchuk, so you can create new sounds on the fly.

    A interective visual equalizer could be great.
     
  7. Omega Knight

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    Uhh, you're not going to make it but you want credit for the name?
     
  8. davidsl_128
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    Well I guess I'll put my own idea here...

    I've been thinking that USB loaders should have the option to read DVDs from a USB disc reader. This would probably be pointless for most people, but new Wiis can't read burned DVDs, so with this even new Wii owners could play DVD backups. Also with the rise of laptops so small that they don't even have disc drives, USB disc readers are becoming more common (at least here, maybe in the states it's different). Also, this would mean x6 or even x8 speeds for DVDs [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Krestent

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    I like this, I've got one of those new drives.
     
  10. wiiman123

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    whatever...
     
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    Good idea! [​IMG] I can not see that it is impossible to make it gonna work!
    Just a little work, so will it work!
    Now we need some clever hackers...
     
  12. xzxero

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    a name is just a name
    anyone could of thought of that.
    in seconds, in fact thats would be the first name everyone wouldve though of.
    IMO, you dont put any work into the development of the application
    you get no credit
     
  13. wiiman123

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    whatever.
     
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    wiIRC

    app

    wii IRC client
     
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    Well this is a great idea!
    I have one of those and it would be great to use it to read GC! backups (my wii can't read DVDs anymore)

    +1000000000000
     
  16. WalkerOfTheDay

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    WiiTorrent: A torrent client which can download torrents to USB / SD would be nice [​IMG]
     
  17. MattJ

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    So you want credit for the most obvious name for a Twitter client on the Wii possible? I'm sorry, but pretty much anyone else would have thought of the same name
     
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    I claim copyright on copyright!
     
  20. LxTrix

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    Just so everyone knows this topic is useless. The people who make homebrew apps dont go seeking requests.