Running Wii Homebrew .elfs on Wii U Homebrew Launcher?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Biovirulent, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Biovirulent
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    Is this possible?
    A lot of wii homebrew is in .dol format, but even the .elfs don't work. I read that it has to be compatible with the launcher, how would I go about doing that?
    I myself don't know coding or compiling, so a more simple explanation would be helpful..


    Also, "Why not just use the vWii to run them?"

    Well, that's a good question.

    I don't have a Wiimote. :lol:
     
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    Unfortunately there's a long, complex list of technicalities that surmises to "it just doesn't work that way." Wii U homebrew runs in Wii U mode; Wii homebrew runs in the vWii. Think PC vs Mac: You can't just run an .exe on a Mac (without fiddling with Wine, anyway) and you can't run a Wii ELF in Wii U mode.
     
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    That's not quite the best example, considering there's a fundamental difference with how the OSs work (Windows is NT-based, MacOS/OSX is Unix-based).
    I'd almost compare it to trying to launch an app designed for Windows XP in Windows 10. It won't work until you turn a compatibility layer on that's built into the OS. Unfortunately, CafeOS doesn't have that compatibility layer built-in, the apps would all have to be re-worked to account for changes to the system
     
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    Oh. No wonder people are using vWii then.

    Welp. Time to order an expensive Wiimote. :glare:
    god knows why they're so expensive
     
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    Just get it used on Ebay or something
     
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    I managed to find one for $15 or so on amazon for the cheapest. Ebay isn't much better.
     
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    @Biovirulent Even if it was possible most homebrew would only allow input from the wiimote
     
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    Well.. that's true. :unsure:
     
  9. plyscho

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    Maybe you can inject an exploitable game (Super Smash Bros. Brawl for example) into a Wii VC title and start the app from there. But you will still need a Wii Remote. And I have no idea what actually would happen.
     
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  10. Edizius

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    This unfortunately not possible but people are at the moment checking how wii vc are embedded. Somewhere on gbatemp there is a thread about it (can't find it at the moment). On wii u hacking discussions there is also a discussion about if it is possible to run an exploit from wii vc but answer as anyhow:"No, not at the moment, but might be possible in future"
     
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    Yeah, THIS thread inspired me to create THAT thread. ;)
     
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    Oh, sorry :-)
    Anyhow, there is already a discussion on how the wii files in wii vc's are embedded.
     
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    No prob! I hope there's something cool going to happen! :)
     
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    I'd argue that the difference makes it a great example. Cafe OS is fundamentally different to the Wii's OS; with a new kernel, a new IOS setup, and a set of system libraries. The executable format and the hardware are also both different - and with Wii software, hardware is a big one. The vWii is more of a dual-boot system than a compatibility layer - you may remember that fail0verflow talk where they show the lengths Nintendo went to in order to have the Wii U "become" a Wii.
     
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  15. pedro702

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    i hope you bough an original wiimote becuase fakes/3rd partys dont work on most homebrew apps, and you should buy a CC pro also its the best way on vwii to use homebrew since you cant use the wiiu gc adapter on any homebrew besides nintendont and devolution.
     
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    I have 3 GC controllers but no adapter for them on the WiiU.
    I'm pretty sure it was original though, we'll have to see.