Drawn To Life Black Mage Character

November 6, 2009

I drew VIVI from Final Fantasy To Life! lol


This is my first day with the game Drawn To Life on the Nintendo Wii and Naturally The First Character  Wanted To Draw Was The Black Mage ViVi Hope you guys enjoy the vid 😛


wii rick roll channel for aprils fools! trick a friend brewers lol

March 19, 2009

THIS IS FOR APRIL FIRST joke on a local friend i am gonna make a convincing fake mplayer called Mplayer Enigma for april first to give him lol a channel that plays this rick roll never gonna give you upupon clicking start now i have it working i figured a may as well share it 😛 roflmao

PRANKWARE for April fools joke its basicly a mplayer that forwards the music video of rick roles song in a dol and preloader…

NOW THE CHANNEL WILL WORK IF THE SOFTWARE IS ALSO IN THE APPS FOLDER but i want to do this without the preloader file is that possible?

How to install April fools rick roll channel:

1 IMPORTANT: Copy the “isol” folder to the SD card /apps directory.
2. Run the application with the included channel or the hbc
3.. Enjoy!

A video of what they see when they boot [b](currently uploading) the channel LOL :D[/b]

Need some help from teh gurus:

New yet unique mplayer enigma banner,logo and icons are welcome to help make this look better the one i have made has a picture of the guy i am giving it to as the banner ATM i can change this at any point just waiting for some decent gfx to put in there! 🙂

This is a DOL file that i need to merge with a preloader file, requires the preloader file to work….
I have made a wad with WADder and Autoinjectuwad and i cant get it to boot WITHOUT Copying the “isol” folder to the SD card /apps directory this is what I would like to do.

Yet it works in the channel just fine so long as the file structure is present naturally…I guess the question is can i merge a preloader and dol file? to make it a wad only install?


Wii Channel version (as in the video) can be downloaded here:

Source info:
Digg http://digg.com/nintendo/Wii_ISO_Load…
original prankware setup: http://serv.qoid.us/isoloader.zip

Auto Boot for Wiigators 0.3 beta Backup Launcher – FULLSPEED NO LAG HOW ABOUT THAT!?!

October 28, 2008

Backup Launcher 0.3 beta
This is the release of a test version of the backup launcher. It runs
stable for most games. I hope someone can make a compatibility matrix
in the wiki. Please provide some good input data. Don’t ask questions
which are already answered. If you didn’t use it before, you should
check the posts for the old version.


If you have problems with the archive, you may rename it from .tgz to .tar.gz and extract it twice.

What is included:
– cIOS Installer
– Backup Launcher 0.3 with banner

– Cinematic now working properly
– Wi-Fi Enabled
– Faster Load time
– Drive speed is still 3x. It is so fast that some testers believed it is running at 6x.
– Supports non-patched and patched Wii games (The correct term for “patched” is “decrypted”)
– Not all games will work, but as of now most do.

Some parts are modification of free available source code, and are
unsupported and not condoned by the original authors of it. The backup
loader modification is solely the work of WiiGator.
Thanks to Waninkoko for his support and the first version of the backup loader.

THIS IS SO EASY to do ….way fookin easy NO RISK with this puppy! thanks wiigator! woot!

Step 1: connect your wii to the internet via ethernet or wifi and run CIOS install that comes with the megaupload link  posted….THIS GRABS THE IOS FROM SERVER AND THE FILES NEEDED AND IT INSTALLS THEM AUTOMATIC NO RISK! (nice4 huh?)

Step 2: install the DOL for the homebrew channel or the channel wad i made and enjoy! it REALLY is that simple!
Step 3 (optional)

ORIGINAL POST BY Forsaekn @ GBAtemp!
thanks guys your contribution are making the scene
a  better place all the time!

I decided to modify WiiGator’s Backup Launcher 0.3 source to make an “autoboot” variation, because I want to go through as few menus as possible when booting my backups. I guess you could say I wanted a more streamlined process.

This modified build will now automatically boot directly into the game, unless you are holding ‘B’ down on either the wiimote or a GC controller during launch. This will enter the configuration menu where you can change Language, Force TV Signal type, change Hooktype, enable Ocarina, etc.
Usage: Hold ‘B’ during launch to enter boot configuration menu.

download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/jzgimmixmmk/…auncher_0.3.rar
mirror: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XRCGQZXI

UPDATE: By popular demand I’ve uploaded ForceNTSC and ForceNTSC with vipatch versions.

ForceNTSC: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ni0gmjjmjmc/…3-ForceNTSC.rar

ForceNTSC with vipatch: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ewdwqiuimmz/…NTSCvipatch.rar

The archives include the dol, modified sourcecode, and a Channel WAD created by me. (Banner image was created by shadowmoses, Icon images and sound by Forsaekn @ GBAtemp!)
NOTE: make sure you still install the CIOS before using the backup launcher, or it will not work regardless of where you run it from.



Reduced: 71% of original size [ 720 x 480 ] – Click to view full image


BTW there is the NEW compat threads






not all patched games work but out of about 40 i only lost 12 disc that wont play proper anymore so dont toss ALL your old patched disc’s untill you test them and remember to try each disc a couple times…I say this because if you set your hook to GC PAD it can often allow a game to run perfect that may not have ran before and 1 game in particular is pokemon battle rev it sometimes has to be booted a couple of times Wink

but talk about nice full speed backup loader! wooot!

EDIT: BTW here is a video of the channel i injected and the dol baboon has posted above in action playing wiimusic NTSC-J and a PAL version of destroy all humans on my NTSC system (all backups naturally)

Before you use the software check if this is the offical version by comparing the hash values.

40169d38e18b19561f331471f9c3a119f7faf30a cIOS_Installer/boot.dol
6693c1c439566bfd4ca62cd60fea709bf3d53583 Backup_Launcher/boot.dol

a3fec9280cde7d955b061ed32c75aec3 cIOS_Installer/boot.dol
925d030f977f22d61012c04b03985874 Backup_Launcher/boot.dol


It is prohibited to use any of the software to illegally copy games, they are intended only to create and play legal backups of games that you own. In some countries or regions it is still illegal to make copies of games that you own, check with your local authorities if you are unsure. I cannot be held responsible for any misuse of these programs. The use of any of the above software is done so at your own risk. If you mess something up or anything undesirable (ie: loss of warranty, brick, lawsuits, jailtime) happens because of any of these programs, it is your own fault. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!


1. Install new cIOS. Make sure its properly installed
2. Load Backup Launcher and play game.


Q. What does it do?
A. Play Wii backups on your non-modded Wii.

Q. Do all games work?
A. This is only a beta version. Not all games will work, but as of now most do.

Q: Where do I get support for it?
A: I do this in my free time. So you need to search in the internet for forums like http://gbatemp.net.

Q: Where do I get an update?
A: You will get updates at my blog: http://gbatemp.net/?act=module&module=…member=WiiGator

Q: When will it support … and when will be released?
A: I do this in my free time, so I don’t know.

A: I heard a rumour that …?
Q: Don’t believe it. Wait until it is approved or declined.

Q. What does patched games means and do I need it?
A. This was used in the first version. The game application was decrypted. It is not needed anymore. 1:1 backups have higher compatibility than patched games.

Q. How do I run it?
A. Seems you don’t know anything about homebrew yet:
– You need to install http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Channel.
– You will need http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Twilight_Hack and the game “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” to install the channel.
– Create the directory apps in the root of your SD card.
– Copy Backup_Launcher and cIOS_Installer to the directory apps.
– Put the SD card into the front SD slot of your Wii.
– Then run the homebrew channel.
– First install cIOS and then run Backup Launcher.

Q. I can’t install cIOS, I keep getting an error. How do I fix this?
A. If you have a previous cIOS installed, remove it with Waninkoko’s cIOS Uninstaller or use AnyTitleDeleter. Then
try to install the new cIOS.

Q. Do I need the new cIOS to play games?
A. Yes.

Q. Does Wi-Fi work?
A. Yes, some games have been tested and they work. Though we’re not sure if all of them work.

Q. I have a problem, will you fix it?
A. Post it in the Backup Launcher thread and beta testers or someone can help you.

Q. Can I be a beta tester?
A. You have already something what you can test.

Q. Will this brick my Wii?
A. There is a slim chance that it will. I have installed the cIOS countless times with no problems. But just make sure you follow the onscreen instructions. It is possible that someone puts malicious software on a game disc. I suggest to run only games which are correctly signed by Nintendo! You can check this for example by running extractpartition. Don’t install updates from a burned game disc of a different region, this was already reported to brick your Wii, when using a hardware modchip.

Q. <Insert Game Here> doesn’t work, whats the problem?
A. The loader isn’t perfect. It will probably be fixed in the next update.

Q. Does it load GameCube backups?
A. No.

Q. Does it play old games like Twilight Princess and Red Steel?
A. No, but some are working.

Q. Do I need dvdx?
A. No. Just ignore it and forget that it could be in anyway related to this program.

Q. There is a online or disc update available from Nintendo, should I update it?
A. NEVER MAKE ANY UPDATE FROM NINTENDO!!! This can make the backup launcher unusable. There are better ways to do this.

Q. Where does cIOS install?
A. It installs on the NAND flash of your Wii. It uses IOS249 v6.

Q. Is this easy to uninstall if I decide I dont want it ?
A. Yes – most of the install files can be removed with the WAD manager – the rest just delete off the SD card.

Q. I’m getting an error with : DVD Identify Failed when I try to run a game – why ?
A. This is a burn media issue – dont use DVD REWRITABLES and try a different disc/drive/burn speed. You need to change the book type of DVD+R.

Q. I’m getting an error with : No DVD when I try to run a game – why ?
A. This is a burn media issue – dont use DVD REWRITABLES and try a different disc/drive/burn speed. You need to change the book type of DVD+R.

Q. I don’t have Wi-Fi, how can I install it?
A1. You need to download the following files with your computer:

Create the directory /00000001/00000024/v1042/ in the root of your SD card. Copy all downloaded files to this folder and put the SD card in the front SD slot.

A2. When you have a second Wii with Wi-Fi, you can run the cIOS installer there with a SD card inserted. The software will copy the required files to the SD card while installation.

Q. My game doesn’t start. What should I do?
A. Try to change the hook type to GC in the configuration.

Source: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showuser=136843


October 1, 2008

I get this question A lot on youtube so though this is semi old news here is the Working dvd player in its beta stages for wii! thanks to



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MPlayer – dvdlib edition
Description: Video/audio player
Type Media
Author Team Twiizers
Download rev 27458
Source diffs included
Peripherals1 Wiimote GameCube Controller DVD Loads files from the Front SD slot
Full Homebrew Channel Support
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser



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This is a native MPlayer Wii port. The main focus has been DVD-Video playback on modified and unmodified consoles. Although you can open and view various media files from SD card, this is largely untested. At this time it can not read files off data DVDs, just DVD-Video discs.


This application requires a valid and working DVDX stub install, please refer to its README for setup instructions. A DVD-Video disc, either pressed or with the DVD-ROM booktype, might also come in handy.


Just copy the “mplayer” folder into the “/apps” directory on your sd card and launch it via the HBC. Do not rename the folder.


When launching this application you will be presented by a basic on screen menu. Though all options should be self-explanatory, here are some hints:

  • High bitrate video streams may lead to dropped frames. This really depends on the used DVD-Video. Some fullscreen movies seem to have the same issue.
  • Hiding the menu and disabling subtitles improves the performace a little.
  • Playing DVDs with libdvdnav is buggy and decreases performace (read: way more dropped frames)
  • Choosing a DTS audio track results in noise and breaks things.
  • Choosing non-playable files from SD makes it crash & burn.


You can use a wiimote or a gamecube pad to interact:

1 Wiimote GameCube Controller Action
Wiimote A Button Gamecube A Button Pause
Wiimote B Button Gamecube B Button OSD
Wiimote 1 Button Gamecube X Button Toggle on screen menu
Wiimote D-Pad Right Seek 10s forward
Wiimote D-Pad Left Seek 10s backward
Wiimote D-Pad Up Seek 60s forward
Wiimote D-Pad Down Seek 60s backward
Wiimote + Button GameCube R Trigger Next chapter
Wiimote - Button GameCube L Trigger Previous chapter
Wiimote HOME Button GameCube Z Button Quit
Wiimote 2 Button Gamecube Y Button Modifier key for libdvdnav*

*When watching DVDs using libdvdnav, the Wiimote 2 Button Gamecube Y Button buttons become modifier keys.
Hold this key and navigate with Wiimote D-Pad Right Wiimote D-Pad Left Wiimote D-Pad Up Wiimote D-Pad Down Wiimote A Button Wiimote B Button Wiimote 1 Button Gamecube X Button.


This port was made possible by the following people:

DVDX stub
libdvdcss port
mplayer port
12 stage TEV YUV12 GX voodoo
menu loop animation

This port is powered by devkitPPC and libogc. Thanks go out to the HBC beta team for testing!

How to Build

3 subversion repositories are required to build this port, the revisions used for this binary are:

  • libdvdread r1120
  • libdvdnav r1120
  • mplayer r27458
  1. get the repositories via:
    svn co svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/dvdnav/trunk/libdvdread libdvdread-trunk
    svn co svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/dvdnav/trunk/libdvdnav libdvdnav-trunk
    svn co svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer-trunk
  2. apply the patches
  3. edit libdvdread’s and libdvdnav’s config.mak and adjust SRC_PATH and SRC_PATH_BARE
  4. build libdvdread with `make`, then `make install`
  5. build libdvdnav with `make`, then `make install`
  6. build mplayer with `make`, test your build using `make upload`

Team Twiizers

Wii Media Player GeeXboX For Homebrew Enabled Console

July 18, 2008

well here is a new homebrew guys

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_apps/GeeXboX 17 July 08: farter released a new version of GeeXboX media player. Wiimote, bluetooth, USB storage and network support included.j m

Homebrew apps/GeeXboX

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Description: Media player
Type Media
Author farter
Version 0.1alpha0
Download fs2you FileDropper
Source Soon
Peripherals 1 Wiimote USBKeyboard Loads files from the Front SD slot USB mass storage device mobile phone

GeeXboX is a media player software. It can play videos, play music (with visualization) and display photo slideshows.

Major new features: bluetooth (remote control, obex file push, networking and audio partially working), USB storage, USB ethernet, http/telnet/ftp server, netstreaming, image viewer, goom visuals for audio playback, …. Most of the new features are fully or partially tested, some are not, yet.



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  • SD card (non-SDHC, formatted in FAT/FAT32)


  • USB keyboard
  • Bluetooth mobile phone (MIDP 2.0-compatible with AT+CMER implementation)
  • USB ethernet adapter/PC-to-PC link cable (theoretically any model supported by linux should work)
  • USB storage (flash disks, card readers, external enclosures, etc. Supports reading of nearly all major *nix/Win/Mac partition types and writing the majority of them except NTFS/UFS)


  • Note the video is of the Old Demo not current build.

Homebrew channel users just need to copy everything into the root directory of your SD card and select GeeXboX in the channel.

TP hack users have to copy or move apps/geexbox/boot.elf to the root directory of your SD card and start the hack.

Other homebrew loaders that support front SD might also work. Consult their documentation for how.

Regardless of the loader, the GEEXBOX file tree MUST reside in the root directory of SD card.



By default the wiimote is the remote control. When the bootsplash progress bar is reaching its end, press ‘1’ and ‘2’ together. If the wiimote is found and connected, all four LEDs will light up and wiimote will rumble for 2 seconds. If not, press ‘1’ and ‘2’ to retry after LEDs stop flashing.

Button Action
Wiimote D-Pad navigate OSD menu/move image
Wiimote HOME Button OSD menu display/autozoom image
Wiimote A Button pause playback/start and pause/restart slide show
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote D-Pad navigate DVD menu
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote A Button select in DVD menu/view image in original size
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote HOME Button stop playback/quit slide show
Wiimote - Button/Wiimote + Button control volume/scale image
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote - Button/Wiimote + Button seek forward/backward during playback
Wiimote 1 Button/Wiimote 2 Button play previous/next item in playlist/slide show
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote 1 Button/Wiimote 2 Button unmount and mount front SD
Wiimote B Button+Wiimote A Button+Wiimote 1 Button/Wiimote 2 Button reboot or shutdown

(No, you don’t have to point your wiimote at the sensor bar, which isn’t powered on anyway.) Don’t press the ‘power’ button on wiimote. Doing that will not shutdown GeeXboX and you will have to reconnect by pressing ‘1’ and ‘2’ again. Holding down button(s) will not send repeated commands. You have to press as many times as needed. To add or change button definitions, edit GEEXBOX/etc/lirc/lircd_wiimote.conf and lircrc_wiimote.

USB keyboard

Use arrow keys to move around in the menu. For more detailed info on keyboard controls, view help in menu, consult GEEXBOX/etc/mplayer/input.conf or the GeeXboX site (http://www.geexbox.org/en/controls.html, some info is outdated though).

Bluetooth mobile phone

Not all bluetooth-enabled phones are usable. For an incomplete list of usable models, see http://anyremote.sourceforge.net/devices.html (GeeXboX for wii does not use anyremote though). Models listed as working in bluetooth AT mode should be usable. You have to specify the bluetooth MAC of your mobile in GEEXBOX/etc/bluez. When GeeXboX boots up and finds your mobile, you will be prompted for password. The default password is ‘0000’. Key definitions in this release are based on Benq-Siemens S68. To use other models or to customize key definitions, you many have to edit GEEXBOX/etc/lirc/lircd_bluemobile.conf and lircrc_bluemobile. Some (Sony)Ericsson models can also be used with the ‘bte’ driver (GEEXBOX/etc/lirc/lircd_bte.conf and lircrc_bte).

Supported Formats

All a/v formats supported by MPlayer (yes, rmvb included), with the exception of WMV9 audio; Http/udp/rtp/rtsp network streams (shoutcast, icecast, lan unicast, multicast and VOD)


  • Front SD (to swap, use the wiimote/OSD menu and follow the messages)
  • USB storage (hot swappable. Card readers must be disconnected before swapping cards)
  • Network shares (NFS/Plan 9 shares must be added manually before boot, uPnP shares are auto-discovered and mounted after boot, Samba/Windows shares can be used either way)
  • Network streams (addresses manually defined before boot)


Customization requires manual editing of files in the GEEXBOX folder. It is probably better to edit files on harddisk and then copy them to SD card, as opposed to editing files on SD card directly. Windows users are also advised to use *nix-compatible editors such as UltraEdit, rather than Notepad or Wordpad. Please remember that corrupt or incorrectly modified file may cause boot failure!

Keyboard layout

The default keyboard layout is qwerty. To change, edit GEEXBOX/settings and change the value of ‘KEYMAP’ accordingly.

Remote control device

The wiimote is the default remote control device. To change, edit GEEXBOX/settings and change the value of ‘REMOTE’ accordingly.

Language and font

The default language is English. To change, edit GEEXBOX/settings and change the value of ‘MENU_LANG’ (for menu language) and ‘SUB_CHARSET’ (for subtitle language) accordingly. For some languages/charsets, for instance east Asian languages, you will have to provide necessary fonts for the settings to work. Consult GEEXBOX/etc/lang.conf for the correct font file name and make sure corresponding file is saved in GEEXBOX/usr/share/fonts. Alternatively, you can edit lang.conf to match the name of your font file. Please try not to use large size font files as they take up precious memory and affect playback quality.

Boot into console mode: edit GEEXBOX/settings and change the value of ‘RUNLEVEL’ to ‘debug’. Enter “exit” in console to start GUI.


The boot splash is hard coded into boot.elf and therefore not easily customizable for most users. To change the default background image/video, replace GEEXBOX/usr/share/mplayer/background.avi. Again, avoid using large file for your own good.

Other customizations

Bluetooth, obex, network, netstream, net shares and so on are customized by manually editing corresponding files in GEEXBOX/etc. Simple explanations are included for almost all the settings. You can also find more detailed help on some of these settings from http://www.geexbox.org/en/doc.html or by visiting the forum.

Extra Information

This is based on the GameCube Linux team’s whiite-linux-0.1a and a recent devel version of GeeXboX. Whiite-linux-0.1a includes support for Wii USB host controller, however, support for native wifi and DVD is still missing, and USB host controller support is imperfect, making some USB-related functions unusable.

In short, this is a full-featured GeeXboX port. Nearly all GeeXboX features available in current mainstream GeeXboX devel version and within current Wii linux capabilities are incorporated, with added bluetooth and obex support.

USB performance

The Wii USB interface is supposedly 1.1, meaning the max speed is 12Mbps, or slightly over 1MB/s. So as of this release, front SD is probably still faster than any other storage media usable, including network shares, although not by that much. In addition, USB is resource-costly and current implementation of USB in linux for Wii is buggy. So don’t expect performance of USB devices on Wii to be comparable to what you get on your PC. Nevertheless, USB 2.0 devices are still preferable.


Bluetooth audio and networking only work partially in this release, most likely a result of imperfections in USB implementation. Bluetooth headphones can be connected but audio is broken. Telnet over bluetooth works, although some commands seem to hang the session. Http and ftp can’t seem to get past the initial data transfer. Pushing files to Wii is working, although speed is slow. Pushing files from Wii to other devices is unstable. Sometimes small files get pushed successfully, sometimes transfer halts midway.

Network sources

If you want to use shoutcast/icecast etc., remember to set long blacklist or short white list in GEEXBOX/etc/netstream. Better still, just define a few netstreams pointing to the broadcasts you desire and disable shoutcast/icecast scan. The reason for this is because every broadcast url obtained by GeeXboX from scanning the server is saved in Wii memory as a playlist file. Thousands of such small files soon eat up all available space. For uPnP shares over lan, avoid exporting huge and complex directories.

Aspect ratio

By default, all video will scale to 640 pixel width while keeping the original aspect ratio. If the scaled height exceeds the screen height (for instance 480 pixel for NTSC Wii), the video won’t play. This means for NTSC Wii, all video must have an aspect ratio of 4:3 (640:480) or greater. If your video happens to have the ‘wrong’ aspect ratio, you may consider editing the ‘xy=640’ option in /GEEXBOX/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf. For details, consult MPlayer’s online documentation at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html.


20080717: 0.1alpha0. Feature addition release.

  • Based on whiite-linux-0.1a, which has USB host controller enabled.
  • USB and network related functions of GeeXboX are therefore included in this release.
  • Keypressing and OSD color bug in previous version fixed

20080624: Prototype release.


More features bring more bugs. Some bugs are carried over from mainstream GeeXboX, some are particular to the Wii port and some are inevitable results of hardware/software limitations of linux-based Wii homebrew. These bugs will be addressed differently in future releases.

  • LED on Wiimote doesn’t light up when connected.


  • Black screen: format SD card, might help


Pokemon dragonstone: Hack Rom of Diamond and Pearl on GBA!?!

June 23, 2008

Apparently some crazy hacker has “ported” diamond and pearl into a single GBA hack rom! so i found this to be a super fun hack! fun enough that i just had to share it with you all 😉 i HAVE TRIED THIS AND IT DOES WORK ON NO$GBA EMULATOR FYI 😉

To download:

Wii played on Gameboy Advance!!

May 20, 2008

hows it done?

FAMA 8 ebay 40$ on ebay