> A friend passed Zelda, the Twilight Hack worked and I have a new,
> surprisingly-good-for-being-homebrew channel :)
> Second step would be getting backups to boot, but I can't get the cIOS Installer
> to do its job (install a custom IOS needed by the Backup Launcher). The
> procedure goes through all the 15 steps fine, but then fails in what appears to
> be a "finalization" phase. I guess the problem might be that my firmware version
> is 3.4E; but I really don't want to mess with that using the Downgrader... I've
> heard it may brick the console, and I'm a coward :P Of course, without that
> step, the best intentions of the Backup Launcher are not enough :(
> In compensation I was able to immediately put the Homebrew Browser to action.
> It's good to install applications just like you'd do with Synaptics :) There are
> a lot of applications on the "repository" (wherever that is). Anything really
> worth installing? Lots of emulators there, but also media players and silly
> games... I still don't grasp which applications may be "dangerous" for the
> console and which are safe.
> BTW, is anything not on the HBB repo that I should get otherwise? For example,
> cIOS Installer and Backup Launcher are nowhere to be found... I guess this
> somehow grants that the HBC universe is not crushed by Nintendo.
I have quite a few little apps installed on my wii. The ftp server is handy if you don't have a card reader to plug your sd card into. There is another app called Nugasa that lets you copy gamecube saves from the sd card to the cube memory card. VERY handy since you can downloaded saves from the net, ftp them to the sd card, then copy them to the cube memory card without needing an Action Replay.
VGBA has a nice wii port that seems to run just about full speed. Maybe a slight bit under, but very playable. I also liked the SCUMMVM port. It works very well, although I prefer to play them on my psp.
GekoOS is easy to use for loading import games. It also has a built in cheat program, but it takes a little work to convert the codes and the number of titles with cheats available is somewhat small.