What is this site?
WiiEmulator is a News, Guides, Tutorials and How-to's website keeping you up to date on the latest homebrew developments and strives on Nintendo Wii Emulation.
Nintendo Wii Emulation
The Wii is really just an improved version of the GameCube that consists of an IBM 729MHz CPU, an ATI graphics card clocked at 243 MHz, 88 MB of RAM in total, a DVD drive, wireless 802.11b/g, and 512 MB of flash based memory. Since it is so heavily based on the GameCube it wont be too long until the hardware is emulated. Even now as we speak you can run GameCube Homebrew on the Wii such as SNES or NES Emulators and with modchips already on the market you no longer need an Action replay to run GameCube homebrew.
Check out the conveniently numbered Latest Entries below or explore a category above. If categories are not your thing then we also have the Cloud-O-Tags near the bottom of this page.
When is the code due?
The Competition Entries should be submitted on or before 6th July 2007.
What can we develop?
Entries can be Emulators, Homebrew Games, Demos or Applications that work directly on the Gamecube/Nintendo Wii.
True Nintendo Wii homebrew is inching forward day by day and with this latest release from datel you are able to launch GameCube homebrew natively on the Wii. Before we had to enter countless numbers of Action Replay codes to run homebrew using the AR method. But now all you need to do is merely plug the Datel SDmedia launcher device in. This means that you now have much faster access to any homebrew applications such as Emulators. Sadly the device does not yet support Wii homebrew just yet but it is most defiantly a step in the right direction.
Good news for those of you who claim you are only backing up your games for archiving purposes. As luck would have it you can now create backups of your Nintendo Wii game collection via PC. But at 50 hours per Wii disc dump this is not for the faint of heart. Only the dedicated will emerge 2 days later with their backup copy only to find that there is still no way to put it to any use. Until the Nintendo Wii can play a copied disc this is nothing more than a proof of concept.
Requirements for Dumping a Wii disc
Dumping the entire Nintendo Wii game disc only works with LG and Hitachi drives. Specifically one of the LG-8164b, LG-8163b or LG-8162b DVD-ROM drives. You will also need .NET framework 2.0 installed on your PC.
The instructions in full can be found here: (more…)