Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wii Twilight Hack Detailed for Homebrew and Emulators

If you've been following the Nintendo Wii news you might already know that some inventive folks have come up with a way to allow homebrew games as well as emulators on the Nintendo Wii using a copy of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game. 





The Twilight hack isn't the easiest thing to do and I haven't tried it myself, but here's a video of a guy running a homebrew version of Tetris on his system after "installing" the Twilight Hack.

Pretty nifty - especially when you realize this opens up the Wii world to free emulator games and probably more.  Here's what has been released via the Hack so far:


There's a tutorial on getting the Wii homebrew working, but I probably won't be trying this.  It's a little too much work for me and I don't want to take the chance of breaking my Wii (that sounds bad now that I see it in words).



Here's what my Wii screen said as I was doing the update last night:

Dear Customer,
Nintendo would like to inform you that a Wii Menu update is now available. Select the Update button on the right to update your Wii Console.
From this version of the Wii Menu onwards, Wii System Update will be displayed in the Disc Channel when you insert a Wii Disc that contains an update for the Wii Menu or for a Channel on the Wii Menu.
If the update contained on the Disc is not necessary for your Wii console, the Disc Channel will be displayed normally.
Note: if you have already updated your Wii console since 26 February 2008, you do not need to update again.

There was speculation that this updated would break the hack, but there has been multiple confirmations that it does not.  Looks like the update is to allow you to check Wi-Fi rankings of other people with Wii's - such as for the upcoming Mario Kart game.

via slashdot