The term homebrew in the gaming world refers to an unauthorized software where Nintendo is concerned. You can run homebrew tools, games and emulators for a wide range of older systems using such software.
You can run homebrew on your gaming console for free. You only need your system’s browser to enjoy its features.
A NES emulator working in user mode. Based off LiteNES. Put the ROM files named correctly in the data folder and compile the boot.elf file. Place it on your webserver that has an elf loader or find the elf file hosted somewhere. Launch games or select EXIT with the B Button on the main menu. When in game, D-PAD for movement, A and B button like on an NES. PLUS button is START and MINUS button is SELECT. Pressing the HOME button while in game will return you to the selection menu.
A Gacubeboy gameboy emulator. Written in 8H00 as coding meme demo. Doesn't have sound. Put the gacubeboy.elf file in the sd:/wiiu/apps/gacubeboy/ folder of your SD card. Put all of your Gameboy roms in the sd:/roms/gb/ folder of the SD card with the .gb extension. Sub-folders are acceptable, but not needed. Keep the number of ROM files less than 200 for best results.
A Multicore emulator. Port of Retroarch for the WiiU.
Requirements for setup:
|WiiU GBiine||A Gameboy/color emulator, works on homebrew launcher. Port of Heig-boy for Windows.||seagal112|
|CHIP-8 Emulator||A CHIP-8 emulator.||rw-r-r_0644|
|CHIP-8/SCHIP-8 GX2 Emulator||A CHIP-8 emulator using the WiiU GX2 graphic engine.||rw-r-r_0644, Brienj|
|Centipede||Centipede Arcade emulator||seagal112|
|LiteNESU-16-in-1||NES emulator, port of quarktheawesome's with 16 built-in roms. Runs in userspace, only for 5.5.x||Brienj|
What is a Custom Firmware?
Abbreviated as CFW, custom firmware enables its users to utilize more sophisticated hacks that a userland homebrew cannot do as easily, aside from its own features and functions.
CFW is also easy to set up on any of your gaming consoles regardless of your region and on the most recent version.
What will this guide install?
The ultimate goal is to take a totally unmodified Wii U from its stock firmware to its Coldboot Haxchi- powered Mocha Custom Firmware. While it uses homebrew as its launch point, the end goal is still Custom Firmware.
What can be done with Custom Firmware?