Archive for December, 2008

Tutorial 9: Simon explained

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

By now you should have the skills needed to start coding or modifying small games and utilities. In this Wii programming tutorial we will go through the Simon game and give a brief explanation of what things do. In this tutorial we focus on how to use the code we know to achieve certain the things that we are after. You can grab the PDF of this tutorial here: codemii-tutorial-9

Lets begin by firstly downloading the simon source code and opening up main.c. This version of Simon is intended to run on gcube. You can load the dol file with gcube and have a little play around.

Simon is a basic game; you have 4 colours and the computer generates a sequence of colours which you need to press correctly to win. The computer shows you one colour and when you press the correct colour the computer then shows you the next colour and so on.

HBB Updated Applications

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

The following applications have been added/updated:

  • bibleQuiz updated to v0.8
  • FCEU updated to v2.0.8
  • Genesis Plus updated to v1.3.1
  • Pong2 updated to v0.94
  • RedSquare updated to v0.6
  • Snes9xGX updated to v008
  • SpaceInvaders updated to v1.0
  • Visual Boy Advance updated to v1.0.6
  • WiiStrobe updated to v0.0.2

HBB Updated Applications

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

The following applications have been added/updated:

  • DopeWars Wii updated to v1.1
  • Genesis Plus updated to v1.3
  • Gnuboy GX updated to v2008.12.14
  • Hugo-wii updated to v2008.12.14
  • SMSPlus updated to v2008.12.14

HBB updated to v0.2.5a

Friday, December 19th, 2008

19 December 2008 (v0.2.5a)

  • Fixed XML issue which caused a code dump
  • Added update text so it now tells you what’s new before you update

Just a quick update which should fix the XML issue that was causing some people to have a code dump. Also when there is a new update it will tell you what’s new in the update.

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

HBB Updated Applications

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

The following applications have been added/updated:

  • Arcade Jigsaw v0.2
  • bibleQuiz updated to v0.7
  • LPairs v1.0
  • Minesweeper updated to v1.3
  • RedSquare updated to v0.5
  • Scogger updated to v0.2 with sound
  • YahtzWii v1.0

HBB updated to v0.2.5

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

13 December 2008 (v0.2.5)

  • Changed blue tick to yellow tick so it can be seen easier
  • Made help and controls window larger
  • Free space is now shown at the bottom right of screen
  • Added menu when pressing home, can go into settings, reboot the wii or return to loader. Hold the home button to return to loader at any time.
  • Added settings which allow you to change when the image files are downloaded; either at startup or on-demand. Can enable or disable the free space text.
  • Added update all applications feature. You access this when clicking on the SD card icon. Once you are shown your applications, the SD card icon changes to an update icon which you can click.

The much requested update all apps feature has now been added to the HBB. Just click on the SD card icon and then an update button will appear in the SD icons place. Click on that and it’ll ask you if you wish to update. After that you will see it automatically update all outdated applications.

Small things like making the help and controls screen larger seemed like it was needed as well as now having a menu when you press the home button. You can now go to settings, reboot the wii or return to loader. In the settings, as some people have requested, you can now choose to download the images before HBB actually loads (as was done in versions before v0.2.1b). You can also choose whether or not the free space show be shown.

I should also note that all FCEU and SNES unofficial emulators have been removed as per this message. Basically the official versions have all the features of the unofficial emulators.

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

HBB Updated Applications

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

The following applications have been added/updated:

  • Automatii v1.0
  • MPlayerWii v0.07 rodries
  • Piero’s Wiicross v0.1
  • Pong2 v0.93
  • Paradroid v0.4
  • RedSquare v0.4
  • WiiDoom v0.4.1