Official [release] Homebrew App Store (for WiiU)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by vgmoose, Jul 5, 2016.

Jul 5, 2016
  1. RickBruiser

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    I grew up with Zsnes and NESticle. Haha! Good ol' times. I've always hated Snes9x but I guess i'll slowly drift towards it.
     


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    Okay everyone, after talking to @brienj I have been convinced of the importance of RPX files.

    I guess even though the current setup to run ELFs via HBL is highly reminiscent of the Wii's HBC, RPX files still offer advantages, even when loaded through Loadiine.

    I've made an issue for downloading/managing RPX files through the app store, and am open to hearing implementation suggestions. Currently, I'm picturing they would be downloaded directly into sd:/wiiu/games/ for Loadiine, just as the ELFs are downloaded directly into sd:/wiiu/apps for HBL.

    I'm posting this update as there are some 3DS app downloaders that only support .3dsx and not .cia, but I'd rather keep HBAS as "modern" as possible, in that it should support any future better environments so long as they offer advantages.
     
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    Make sure to point out that it will support homebrew rpx files, NOT game rpx files. Just in case people think that this is promoting piracy or something. Unfortunately, in its current state Loadiine supports loading rpx files from the games folder, which may not be the best folder description to use if it starts being widely used for homebrew.
     
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    Not sure it's a good idea to download them into the game folder. like said, that's not always games but apps or anything else.
    adding support for launching rpx directly from HBL would be better. but maybe it require title redirection like loadiine is doing, and therefore still use miimaker or smashmode as host, will also require user settings.

    for the moment, doing it into the game folder is the only logical place, but we should think of another way to launch them.
     
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    Have you considered using the WUT format?
     
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    Space Game: Loadiine Edition (coming soon™, maybe). I probably should've started with Snake.

    I remember with the Wii, that HBC was able to load both ELF and DOL files. Maybe HBL will include support for RPX homebrew in the future, but for now Loadiine GX2 does the job. RPX homebrew will also render HBL useless once an IOSU exploit is released, as we can install RPX homebrew straight to the Wii U Menu.
     
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    Do you need any help with the port to rpx? I understand if you want to do it on your own, but I can help if you need it. I can even help convert it to GX2 graphics, I've actually been thinking of doing this for his project, it's perfect for it, and not in the normal easy way of converting either, like I did on some others like the CHIP-8 Emulator.
     
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    The stores still have the old hid to vpad (and loadiine) versions.
     
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    @vgmoose and @pwsincd are in charge of the website for the store. Sometimes they are busy doing things like playing Pokemon Go, or other important work. :D
     
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    Thanks for the heads up , updated them both..

    @brienj .. gotta fuck <cough> catch em all
     
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    That song made me feel nostalgic! Good work! Congrats! :yayu:
     
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    15,000 OurLoader downloads :O
     
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    ??? where from ???

    1444 on the appstore..
     
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    Oops , sorry 1500
     
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    would anyone be interested in me forking this and helping me out making something like CIAngel/freeshop, but for wii u?
    it would be best if it wasn't just me, although it's not a crazy amount of work.

    (@vgmoose - sorry if that's a bit disrespectful to your homebrew store, but it is open source!)
     
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    I am here if you want :) !
     

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