I noticed a thread like a "Homebrew Starter's Pack" and decided to do something similar. Well, layout wise. This is more essentials, though. I've kept it in spoilers to keep the post from looking "too long". And sorry, no fancy pictures yet. I may get around to it. Sticky this if you want. UTILITIES Warning: Spoilers inside! HOMEBREW BROWSER This nifty applications allows you to download anything homebrew for the Wii. All you need is the Homebrew Channel and this app and you can download Wii homebrew mindlessly. No more running between the computer and the Wii with an SD card. Info at Wiibrew Download Also, you can download most of the other homebrew programs on this page through here. So if you don't feel or trust any of the download sources here, look for it on the Homebrew Browser. WIIXPLORER WiiXplorer is a general organization tool for the Wii. It allows you to manage files on a SD card, SMB, and USB. It also lets you unzip .zip files and open txt, xml, png, jpg, gif, mp3, and ogg files. If you're looking for something a little more SD specific which allows you to delete and move folders, I suggest SD Explorer instead. Info at Wiibrew Download LOADMII Loadmii is an alternate way to load Wii applications. Unlike the Homebrew Channel loader, it can access multiple memory sources, such as the USB ports. It also lets you delete fancy channel icons and such and keep only the app. More info at Wiibrew Download WAD MANAGER WAD Manager is an app that allows you to download .wad files to your Wii system. This can be used for lots of things, from installing game channels for Virtual Console, WiiWare, and other Wii Shop Channel titles, helping you softmod your Wii by installing cIOS (right?), and for installing homebrew channels for emulators and other applications. You can also use it to uninstall any of your previously installed wads. Download/Thread (v1.5) GAMES Warning: Spoilers inside! QUAKE WII Quake Wii is yet another port of the famous FPS game Quake. It features the shareware version of the game and also supports the PAK1 if you own the full version of the game. It also features controller support for Wiimote, Nunchuck, keyboard, mouse, GC controller, and Classic controller. More info at Wiibrew Download OPENJAZZ WII OpenJazz Wii is an interpreter to let you play Jazz Jackrabbit on your Wii. For those of you who don't know, Jazz Jackrabbit is sort of a mix of Megaman and Sonic the Hedgehog. It's a great game for platforming and run n' gun enthusiasts. More info at Wiibrew Download STILLALIVEWII StillAliveWii is a port of the DS Portal-esque game Still Alive. It features the single player adventure, a Replay Viewer to see your recorded game videos, a Level Editor to make your own levels, and a Custom Map Player to play your custom maps. More info at Wiibrew Download GUITARSONFIRE GuitarsOnFire is a Guitar Hero clone and is modeled after other homebrew like Guitarfun and FretsOnFire. It's compatible with any FretsOnFire song (which you can find with the magic of Google) and features support for the Guitar remote, GC remote, Classic controller, and keyboard. More info at Wiibrew Download SUPERSONIC WII Supersonic Wii is a music/rhythm game based on Amplitude, a PS2 game. The objective is to press certain buttons at the corresponding time to stay with the rhythm. The game features many songs and many different controller inputs. More info at Wiibrew (also includes mp3 downloads for all the songs) Download There are many more homebrew games out there worth playing. You can find the entire list here EMULATORS Warning: Spoilers inside! NES: FCE ULTRA GX FCE Ultra GX is a port of the PC emulator FCE Ultra for playing NES games on the Wii. It supports multiple ROM file types, Wiimote, Nunchuck, Classic, and GC controller support, multiple memory accesses (SD card, DVD, USB, etc), and allows games to be played from 7z files to avoid unpacking. More info at Wiibrew Download SNES: SNES9X GX Snes9x GX is a SNES emulator based on the PC emulator Snes9x. It's compatible with nearly every ROM and emulates practically flawlessly. It also features Snapshot support (for any-time saving), multiple control inputs, zooming, multiple memory access (USB, DVD, SD card), cheats, and also supports opening files from 7z files (so no need to unpack). More info at Wiibrew Download GENESIS/MEGA DRIVE: GENESIS PLUS Genesis Plus is a ported version of the PC emulator with the same name that emulates the Genesis and Mega Drive. It supports light gun, multiple display modes, Game Genie cheat codes, and comprossed .zip files for ROMs. More info at Wiibrew Download GAMEBOY ADVANCE: VBA GX The VBA GX (aka Visual Boy Advance GX) is a Gameboy/Gameboy Color/Gameboy Advance emulator for the Wii based off the PC emulator Visual Boy Advance. It supports Snapshots, Rotation sensors (for WarioWare), Solar Sensors (for Boktai), Rumble support, multiple memory accesses, fast forward, zooming, widescreen and much more. More info at Wiibrew Download PLAYSTATION 1: WIISX BETA 1 WiiSX (beta 1) is a Playstation emulator for the Wii. It is very basic for now, with no GUI or fancy features, but has high game compatibility and runs most games at full speed. However, it doesn't support multi-disc games and most audio is choppy. Regardless, it is the most advanced modern emulator for the Wii and games are still great on it. GBAtemp Wiki page (includes download, info, and compatibility list These are only a handful of emulators. There is emulators for anything from the C64 to the Lynx. All can be found here MEDIA Warning: Spoilers inside! VIDEO: MPLAYER/CE MPlayer/Mplayer CE are video players for the Wii. They support lots of video files as well as multiple memory inputs from SD to DVD. Both require DVDx to be installed if you wish to read DVDs, and Mplayer CE requires this to be installed. Mplayer CE is generally more advanced, but Mplayer doesn't require cIOS. Both are still exceptional for playing all your video needs, however. More info at Wiibrew (Mplayer) More info at Wiibrew (Mplayer CE) Download (Mplayer) Download (Mplayer CE AUDIO: DRAGONMEDIAPLAYER DragonMediaPlayer is a general audio player for the Wii. While it lacks .wma and .aac support, it does include .mp3 support and many other audio types. It also allows customizable skins, and with that multiple languages. More info at Wiibrew (includes skin downloads) Download RADIO: WIIRADIO WiiRadio is a radio application that allows you to stream internet radio channels to your Wii. It supports a visualizer, streaming information, and playlists. More info at Wiibrew Download This is just a taste of the diverse amounts of Wii homebrew out there. I encourage you to try different applications and support homebrew developers out there to keep making the Wii scene a better place. If you have any suggestions for any type of homebrew that should be here, just reply to the post. I'm open to modifying the list.