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Homebrew Browser Source

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

As a fairly recent subscriber to the MVG channel, I was watching the latest video on Homebrew Wars when I saw the Homebrew Browser mentioned! I had pretty much forgotten about it which made me smile when I saw it :). Good to know that some users have modified the URL in the dol file so they can keep it up to date.

I had planned to release the source but forgot about it and the video reminded me that I should release the source so I hope someone can put it to good use. I must warn you that the source is quite bad so don’t expect to see something good. I won’t be able to answer any specifics about it as I don’t remember most of it, it’s been 8 years! (and I’ve moved on to other things)

So here it is: HBB Source v0.3.9e
And if you need the old devkitPro version with an old libogc version here’s the devkitPro directory I used: devkitPro for HBB v0.3.9e

HBB updated to v0.3.6

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

29 September 2009 (v0.3.6)

Fixed scrolling list issue

  • Fixed scrolling list issue
  • Added ability to not delete folders and not extract files if they exist
  • Added ability to select starting category and sorting method
  • Re-added mp3 support (add loop.mp3 and it will play it instead of loop.mod)
  • Improved scrolling of the list at start up

The Homebrew Browser has been upgraded to v0.3.6 to mainly fix the scrolling list bug but I was also able to add some more things to it as well like the ability to choose the starting category (other than games) and the starting sort method (other than date). I have re-added mp3 support but it might not work properly as I didn’t have much people to test it out.

Also small things like not deleting folders (e.g. /apps/fceu, /fceu/roms, etc) has been added as well as not extracting files if they exist (e.g. /apps/quake/ID1/pak0.pak).

Download HBB v0.3.6 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.3.5

Monday, August 31st, 2009

31 August 2009 (v0.3.5)

  • Added repositories functionality
  • Redid SD/USB mounting method so it keeps trying to at least mount one of these
  • Cleaned up the text being printed a bit

The Homebrew Browser has been upgraded to v0.3.5. The main feature is the ability to choose another repository other than the official CodeMii one. There is only a test one for the time being which is hosted at to show that it can be hosted anywhere. I’m working on explaining how the listing file in HBB works here and hope to have it finialised in the next few days.

Download HBB v0.3.5 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.3.4

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

9 August 2009 (v0.3.4)

  • Fixed issue with icons not being loaded, removing an application from the queue bug and updated meta.xml handling when updating HBB

The Homebrew Browser has been upgraded to v0.3.4. Just a few fixes as above.

Download HBB v0.3.4 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.3.3

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

25 July 2009 (v0.3.3)

  • Speed up extracting using updated libfat (speeds up download too, but it’s not noticeable)
  • Added USB support (plug in your USB device before booting HBB and turn off “Use SD” in settings)
  • Added sorting of applications by name
  • Added delete functionality to the queue (press minus to queue an application to be deleted)
  • Added download and extract information (MB downloaded/MB total, Extracted files/Files to extract)
  • Added a check to make sure Wii Network is initialised and active before downloading applications
  • Fixed bug where you couldn’t cancel the download queue if you had download prompt enabled
  • Fixed bug where the meta.xml file name would change back to normal when you updated an application (this allows you to keep your custom name of applications)

The Homebrew Browser has now been upgraded to v0.3.3. The main features are you can now download apps to USB and the speed of extracting has improved too.

Download HBB v0.3.3 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

Homebrew Browser 1 year anniversary

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Homebrew Browser turns 1 today. I have to say that it doesn’t feel like it’s been a year for me but you can’t argue with the release dates.

Along with it comes this quick 1 year anniversary video put together showing the progression of the HBB versions. The ending seems familiar 😉

HBB updated to v0.3.2

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

2 June 2009 (v0.3.2)

  • Added an updated applications pop-up which can be disabled in the setting. When applications are updated, you will be notified of the date, application and version when starting HBB.
  • Added number of Wiimotes supported by applications by showing the number in the Wiimote icon
  • Can revert to using IP address if HBB can’t find domain
  • Added a download icon to indicate which application is being downloaded when you are browsing whilst downloading
  • Added setting to disable Wiimote power off as some users experienced their Wii’s turning off automatically
  • Fixed bug where download/delete buttons would show when rating an application
  • Fixed an issue when deleting applications wouldn’t delete some folders
  • Fixed squares that occasionally showed after name, description, etc which would cause creating/deleting directories to fail
  • Fixed download queue issue when removing applications from the queue
  • Fixed code dumps that occurred when scrolling the lists

The Homebrew Browser has now been upgraded to v0.3.2. The main feature is an updated applications pop-up which lets you know exactly which applications where updated, the date they were updated on the HBB and the version it was updated to.

Also are a few fixes, especially for the squares issue which keeps on occurring but it should now be fixed permanently.

Download HBB v0.3.2 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.3.1

Friday, May 1st, 2009

1 May 2009 (v0.3.1)

  • Able to download and browse at the same time (just click on a category when downloading)
  • Fixed bug which didn’t show the last character for applications names, descriptions, etc.
  • Fixed bug where the wrong applications were shown after downloading from download queue
  • Added GC controller support (port #1)
  • Added nunchuck support for scrolling the apps list
  • Added ability to power off the Wii via the Wiimote power button
  • Menu items are now accessible when in the help or settings screen

The Homebrew Browser has now been upgraded to v0.3.1. I was planning to release this a little later so that I could add the updated applications pop-up however it seems that how the server sends the list file has changed and therefore applications names, descriptions, etc were missing the last character.

This has now been fixed and along with this comes the feature of downloading and browsing at the same time, just click on another category when downloading and you’ll be able to browse.

Download HBB v0.3.1 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.3

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

12 April 2009 (v0.3)

  • Brand new GUI (thanks DayDreamOz)
  • Ability to scroll through applications without waiting to download images (images loading or being downloaded will show as “Image not found”)
  • Images download in the background
  • Much more information on applications which includes a longer description, author, version, size, date, SDHC support and controllers supported
  • Shows the total amount of downloads for each application
  • Ability to rate applications and shows an average rating
  • Ability to queue applications for download in a download queue and download all at once
  • Ability to sort applications by date, rating and download count
  • Added background music (off by default, change loop.mod with your own music if you like)
  • Uses threads
  • Ability to move the cursor once downloading or extracting
  • Ability to cancel extracting process
  • Ability to work offline (by pressing the 1 Button when HBB is initialising the network)
  • Ability to hide installed applications from the lists
  • Checks for SD card to make sure there is enough free space before downloading each application
  • Settings now include show SD card space, check free space, hide installed applications, retreive my rating, background music, rumble, update icon and offline mode
  • Added lots of help screens
  • Added widescreen support (thanks Cashman)
  • Checks that server connected to is really
  • Added check to make sure the SD card isn’t locked
  • Downloads all image files before loading HBB v0.3 the first time to make things faster

The Homebrew Browser has now been upgraded to v0.3. With this new version comes a much better design, usability and more information of applications. I highly recommend everyone to update and enjoy the new features.

Download HBB v0.3 or run HBB on your Wii to update.

HBB updated to v0.2.5d

Monday, April 6th, 2009

6 April 2009 (v0.2.5d)

  • Uses domain to connect instead of an IP address

Another quick fix for the homebrew browser, this time my host is moving me to another server which means the IP address will change. I recommend everyone update as once the website has moved servers, if you have HBB v0.2.5c or below, it won’t work. (I know, I should have implemented this feature eariler)

Download HBB v0.2.5d or run HBB on your Wii to update.