So you want to use a lot of homebrew apps, but you don't know how to find them or how to set them up? The homebrew browser allows you to download your homebrew apps directly to an SD card with your Wii!
Note that various apps (most notably backup launchers) are not available in the homebrew browser.
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<short_description>Browse homebrew apps</short_description>
<long_description>The Homebrew Browser allows you to download the latest homebrew applications and games all through your Wii. You don't need to take your SD card out. You don't even need a computer! You can also delete homebrew you no longer want.
No more dead links, no more extracting files, no more finding out that the homebrew application doesn't include an icon.png and meta.xml in the zip file!
Green Tick - You have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
Yellow Question Mark - You might not have the latest version of that homebrew application installed.
B Button = Cancel Download or Extracting
Hold B button - Move the Wiimote up and down to scroll through the list quickly
D Pad Up/Down = Scroll up and down the list slowly
Minus/Plus Button = Delete/Remove/Add application to download/delete queue
Hold Home Button down = Return to loader
2 Button = Revert to CodeMii repository
Graphics by DayDreamOz (www.spriteattack.com)
- 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)
- Added repositories functionality
- Redid SD/USB mounting method so it keeps trying to at least mount one of these
- Fixed issue with icons not being loaded, removing an application from the queue bug and updated meta.xml handling when updating HBB
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 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)
LowLines for the Homebrew Browser v0.2.x graphics including logo, HBC icon and all other graphics
NoNameNo & Redshare - GRRLIB (3.0)
All the Wii homebrew developers and icon artists
Team Twiizers, #wiidev & #wiihelp
Want to be notified when applications are updated?
For more information about HBB and developments visit: www.codemii.com
Visit the homebrew developers on IRC at irc.efnet.org at #wiidev
Need help with running homebrew on your Wii? Visit #wiihelp</long_description>
- An SD card (Best results are with non-SDHC cards, SDHC will only work on 4.0 or above) formatted to FAT(32).
- Wii with an internet connection.
- Homebrew Browser: http://www.codemii.com/wiihomebrew/homebrew_browser_v0.3.9e.zip
- Download all your apps to an SD card from your Wii
1. Downloading and extracting..
Download the Homebrew Browser
and extract the folder to the apps folder on the SD card.
2. Boot the Homebrew Browser
. After it connects to WiFi, you get to the main menu.
3. Downloading apps is easy. Just point to an app and press A. You'll see something like this:
The good thing about this app is that you don't only get a description of the app, you also see what controllers it uses and various other info.
You can choose to rate certain apps if you like them.
Well, enjoy your new apps, the Homebrew Browser (HBB) downloads everything for you, so you don't need to download additional files. Just Download and Play!
An introduction to the popular package manager
Homebrew complements macOS (or your Linux system). Install your RubyGems with gem and their dependencies with brew. “To install, drag this icon” no more. Homebrew Cask installs macOS apps, fonts and plugins and other non-open source software. $ brew install-cask firefox. The patented Chrome Plated Intertap Faucet is a forward sealing faucet similar to the Perlick branded faucets. It features a modular, threaded spout allowing a variety of different attachments like a growler filler or a stout spout.
Homebrew is a great package manager. Originally created for macOS, it now runs on Linux and the Windows Subsystem for Linux, too.
Using it, you can install almost any CLI application you can think of, and even full GUI apps.
How do you install Homebrew?
On macOS, the command to install Homebrew is:
On Linux/Windows, see the instructions on the official website.
After the above command executes, you’ll have the
brew command available in the terminal:
See? We have a list of sub-commands we can use:
brew uninstall, and more.
brew install command to install an application:
For example, to install mysql, run:
The command has a lot of options available, and you can check them out
You might never need any of those options - I very rarely use anything else than the default
brew install <package>.
Sometimes packages (like the
mysql package I used in the example above) will install, but they will require some additional steps before you can run them.
If this is the case, those are typically highlighted to you at the end of the installation process. Make sure you read everything Homebrew prints to the console, to avoid headaches later.
Where are packages installed?
Packages installed using Homebrew are all installed in a specific folder.
If you don’t find this folder, run
brew --prefix to find the correct folder prefix. On my system, this command returned
/usr/local, the place where the
Cellar folder can be found.
In there, you’ll find the list of the packages you installed, each into its own folder:
Updating a package
A single package can be upgraded using
Homebrew itself needs to be updated from time to time. It will sometimes automatically updated when you run commands, but you can manually tell it to update by running
Removing a package
It’s very easy to install a new package. It’s also very easy to uninstall it.
Doing so, Homebrew will completely remove the package from the system.
Installing GUI apps
One cool thing that Homebrew can do, in addition to installing CLI (command line) apps is the ability to install GUI apps.
You can install a GUI apps that you’d traditionally need to find the website, download the package, move to
/Applications. now it’s a single command.
You can find a list of all the apps you can install using this method on https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/blob/master/Casks and you can search for a particular package using
Homebrew Cask Chromedriver
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