Wii Homebrew Channel Hits The Big v1.00

Many of you have been using the Homebrew Channel for the Wii for a while now. Good for you, it’s a useful, useful thing. But did you know it was, technically, in beta?

And now it’s, kinda, out of beta. Version 1.00 has been released, and while it’s not technically a finished version, it does bring with it a ton of neat features, like Classic Controller support, the ability to detect all four Wii Remotes and support for Guitar Hero peripherals.

The full list of changes/improvements

• meta.xml now handles all ISO-8859-1 characters properly (you can use either UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 encoding, but UTF-8 is restricted to the ISO subset)
• Wiimote power button support (shutdown)
• Wiimote rumble honors system setting
• Fixed some crash bugs
• Fix meta.xml UNIX style newline regression
• All wiimotes work now, not just the first one (only one can point at a time though)
• Classic Controller support
• Nunchuk support (scroll only, using the stick)
• Guitar Hero 3 guitar support
• Left and right change pages too
• Hit 1 on Wiimote to retry the network connection (like clicking on the network icon or Z on the GC pad)
• Added information to the installer
• Fixed some networking issues with networking disabled (and possibly other bugs)
• Pushed in some text to avoid overscan crop
• Widened video width to match system menu (”black bars” fix)
• B returns from app screen (unless scrolling with B-hold)
• Try to initialize network earlier (slight speedup)
• Retry network initialization a few times
• Fix a networking issue (libogc problem)
• Reload stub now identifies itself (magic number, for future use)
• Support broken HTTP proxies in update check
• Show IOS revision in main menu
• () -> * (Hint: old-school Wiimote support needed what? Try it both ways.)

Provided you know your way around the homebrew setup, go try it out, let us know how it goes.

The Homebrew Channel: Now With Less Beta! [HackMii]