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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Datel releases Homebrew Launcher kit for Wii

Looks like Datel is opening up the doors for homebrew on the Wii. This is very exciting news to the scene. While all of what you see is only able to launch homebrew in gamecube mode, it is still a great step in the right direction to bring homebrew to the mainstream. Where previously you needed to order strange products from questionable e-tailors, now you can just walk into your local ebgames to get the tools you need for homebrew on your wii or gamecube.




Here's what codejunkies posted on their website:

There's a wealth of really excellent home brew material out there for the GameCube, but how do you get it to run on your happening console? Our GameCube/Wii SD Media Launcher has the answer...

With GameCube/Wii SD Media Launcher, you can run all your home brew Cube software on an unmodified GameCube, or on a Nintendo Wii in GameCube Mode. All you need to do is download the program of your choice from one of the many web pages dedicated to amateur programming on the Cube (Google for 'GameCube home brew' to find dozens of sites). Drag and drop it onto the 1GB or 2GB SD card supplied with the Media Launcher, then plug it into your Wii or GameCube. Launch the application CD on your console and the home brew program is run from there. Easy!

Everything you need is in the box. The pack includes a software CD, 1GB or 2GB high-speed SD card, a USB SD card adapter and an SD media adapter to fit in your Cube's memory card slot.

This will be in stores very soon for about $50. For more information visit the official site codejunkies.

17 Comments:

Kevin said...

Hi, i don't know anything about GC. Will this 50$ pack will be able to boot wii backups someday ?

GREAT WEBPAGE ! I LUV IT, keep up the good work !

loadingNOW said...

or on a Nintendo Wii in GameCube Mode

noting for you to see here move along.

Rickie said...

This has been on their website for ages. Ages...

I'll admit it's kinda cool, but I'd prefer to be able to buy a pack without the SD card and reader/writer. Get it cheaper and all.

In any case, it's a good step, but we need more breakthroughs for the Wii in particular.

Smith said...

It has been on there website for ages!

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Sam said...

hmmm... i'm gonna have to go with a wiikey for $40.

Kevin said...

Yeah me too, maybe wiinja deluxe...

borgcube said...

I might purchase this ,hmmm





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DaRtY said...

I'm hosting a Wii contest:
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Tom said...
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Tom said...

00t! This Datel Launcher will be completely useless. Because there's now a program available where you can simply burn homebrew GC games (or ROMs) on an empty DVD and play them on your Wii. It is also possible to use this program as a freeloader for Cube games. Here's a tutorial:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babe
lfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=nl_en&ur
l=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.pocketgamer.nl%
2Fwiihack%2Farticle%2F18
(I know it's a babelfish translation of a Dutch site but it's the first one I could find)

Tom said...

Here's a smaller URL:
http://tinyurl.com/24snfg

MiyaWii said...

Get a SD Gecko + Action Replay instead!

Cheaper and much better, you can find a comparision here:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/482901

Bryan said...

I'm just getting brave enough to explore hacking options, but this looks like it might be a good baby step.

I also think that we need a better/more accessible word than "homebrew." The whole rest of the computer world uses "hacking", why don't we use the Wii version: "whacking"?

Love the site, thanks for the resources.

Mario said...

hhhhmmmmm i see the potential for wii and gc backup disks without a modwhip or any messy soldiering..... jajaja

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