WiiSX Beta 2.1 Release

Without further adieu, we would like to present a quick bug-fix release for WiiSX and CubeSX – Beta 2.1 :)

Get it now!

This release mainly addresses the issues to do with games resetting to their title screens and having unresponsive controls as well as a few other minor bugs. Save states made in the previous version will no longer work in this version as a result of some changes made to save audio state.

For more detailed changes on what’s new in WiiSX Beta 2.1:
* Fixed issues where saving was not actually saving
* Many input plugin improvements
* Added “Home” button as a menu combo for CC
* Fixed inverted Y-axis for nunchuk and classic controllers
* Fixed rumble and added “disable rumble” setting
* SMB correction to allow anonymous user and password
* Threaded network init and proper error messages when it fails
* Audio state saved/loaded for save states

We’d like to thank the quick and responsive users which have reported the issues we’ve addressed above.

Enjoy WiiSX Beta 2.1, and if you feel like donating to support our projects, please feel free to visit our Donations page :)

WiiSX Beta 2 Preview

We’re nearing the WiiSX beta 2 release, so we decided that it’s time to show a preview video of the current state of the emulator and tell you about our progress.  Last summer, we released a beta of WiiSX so that we could put it on the back burner for a while and focus on Wii64.  We weren’t too happy with WiiSX beta 1 because it lacked a proper gui and suffered from stuttering audio and other bugs.  So, we’ve focused the past few weeks on adding a gui to WiiSX and improving the sound, pad plugin, and other various parts of the emulator.  While there will still be plenty of work left for the future, we feel that this release will greatly improve the emulator’s playability and polish.  Look forward to the release, but for now please enjoy the preview.

Wii64 Beta 1.1 “Honey” Release

It’s out!
Downloads are available for Wii64, Cube64, and the source.

We were planning on releasing this baby last week, but Cube64 was broken! Anyway, good things come to those who wait because we made huge progress on the emulator this past week (see video). We’ll be sharing more technical details later, but for now we hope you enjoy Beta Version 1.1 “Honey”!

If you appreciate our work, or just feel like helping us out, please feel free to something to show your appreciation. Donations are what keep this website alive, so they’re very much appreciated.

Wii64 Beta 1

It’s out!
Downloads are available for Wii64, Cube64, and the source.

We’ve put a lot of hard work into this, and we hope you guys will have as much fun playing as we have developing it. If you’re feeling generous, we’re always accepting donations to keep this site running and to purchase any hardware we need for testing. You can donate here.

A few notes about this release

Wii64 users (Wii build):

The emulator can be controlled with any combination of GC controllers, Classic Controllers, and Wiimotes with Nunchuks (sorry, Wiimotes must have nunchuks). See the included readme for details on the controls. You can load ROMs (only uncompressed) and saves from a FAT formatted SD or USB (details on the folders required are in the readme).

Cube64 users (Gamecube build):

Due to memory limitations, there is no expansion pak support, it uses TLB cache, 2xSaI and FB Textures may break things and of course ROMs will run slower.

Fellow Developers:

We don’t want to discourage other people forking and working on the emulator; however, any unofficial builds must not be called “Wii64″ or “Cube64″ nor use the Wii64 or Cube64 logo in order to avoid confusion. For now, we’re just releasing a snapshot of the source used to build Beta 1, but we’re planning on updating the public repository with each commit we’ve made to our private repository so that everyone can see the progression of the code. This process will begin soon. Public SVN is up to date with beta 1 code.

Support:

Finally, there is a support forum located on TehSkeen, so if you are having trouble with Beta 1, please seek help there before submitting issues to the Google code tracker. You can also join in and discuss the project with other users there.

Sadly, TehSkeen is no longer around, it served as a great website for the GC/Wii homebrew community, for now, you may post any issues you have on the GoogleCode tracker.

OpenJazz-Wii

I’m sorry for those of you who will be disappointed that I’m not posting to talk about Wii64 or WiiSX right now, but I have another little release I’d like to announce.  A month or so ago, I was working on porting OpenJazz, a Jazz Jackrabbit 1 engine, to the Wii, and I got it in a pretty polished condition.  However, I didn’t release it earlier because I couldn’t get the network support just right.  I’ve decided to roll it out in its current state without networking and hopefully someone else interested in the project will pick it up because I’d like to focus more on Wii64.  Anyone interested should check out: the google code page.