So whats this.... Homebrew?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by bluebowser31, May 6, 2010.

  1. bluebowser31
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    yep I'm a total noob, but i cant find a strait answer on what homebrew is.

    from what i know is i can get a n64 emulator on it [​IMG] is it for cheats? is it to get free games? (see im totaly lost)

    thanks in advance
     
  2. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    how can you have 27 posts and not know what homebrew is yet?

    i smell a troll.
     
  3. terminal_illness

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    Homebrew is a term frequently applied to video games or other software produced by consumers to target proprietary hardware platforms not typically user-programmable or that use proprietary storage methods. This might include games developed with official development kits, such as DEVKITPRO. Some more frequently used labels, such as freeware, are often applied as well. A popular type of homebrew is the emulator. such as snes9xgx, fceugx, and vbagx.
     
  4. pexpi

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    Devkitpro is not an official sdk, the creators copied some(many?) Parts from the official nintendo sdk but it's still not official (and I know no homebrew created with it).
    Most homebrew on the xbox1 was created with the leaked official sdk.
     
  5. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    right, my bad. i was up too late last night.
     
  6. The Pi

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    simple answer: homebrew is unofficial software for game consoles

    read this
     
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    its spelt noob not nub [​IMG]
     
  8. bluebowser31
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    2 questions: what is homebrew chanel for? (
    and is it worth the risk? (i heard it can brick your wii, im going to use the brawl way were you put it on an sd card an load it from the brawl stage creator.)
     
  9. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

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    Homebrew Channel's for running homebrew. Pretty nifty.

    Have a looksy: Wii Section Overview
    If you follow the directions oh-so-carefully and do your research, you'll be just dandy!

    And if you need any more terms defined: Glossary!
     
  10. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    i never knew about that glossary!!!! im going to point people to it more often!.
     
  11. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    At least link the newest version then: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/GBAtemp_Glossary

    A more Wii related Wiki Page: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Wii_Hacking_FAQ
     
  12. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

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    Well, then just thought I'd say that the front page links to the old version I posted. =/