User brenj at GBATemp has released and consistently updated an IRC client for the WiiU. It currently only connects to freenode, but he has been making revisions to it on a regular basis so perhaps more options will come in the future. It also uses an attached USB keyboard so no gamepad keyboard it seems.
the steps for using are pretty straight forward
Steps to connect:
1. Choose your keyboard layout: (1) US, (2) UK, (3) JAP (4) DANISH (5) FR (6) GER (7) ITA (8) DUTCH (9) POR (0) SPA (F1) RUS
2. Enter your username
3. Enter your password
4. Enter the channel to connect to
It’s a neat piece of homebrew software, some people like to use their consoles for IRC chat I have come to learn and those online clients can be kind of whack.
Source : https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-lameircu.460609/
3DS Smealum has been posting a bunch of things starting last night because of the new Nintendo 3DS update. Most times he seems that they are menial fixes however this new one he states might require a bit more effort.
It is advised not to update at the moment.
Fix94 at gbatemp made a elf file that takes you directly to the Hombrew Channel on the vWii side. You can get the latest here: https://github.com/FIX94/hbl2hbc/releases
Quote from source
So this is just something I’ve made while playing around with things for CBHC which were not successful but I thought some people may find this handy so I just made it into its own elf.
If you have the homebrew channel installed on your vwii and you want to quickly boot into it from the wiiu side, this elf will allow you to directly boot into it via the homebrew launcher.
If you want to launch other title ids you can do so by adding them into the hbl2hbc config file.
Then brenj at the same forum made the elf into its own channel. You’ll need a CFW or something that has patches for that kind of thing.
quote from source
HBL2HBC Forwarder Channel by brienj
Put the “WiiU 2 HBC” folder from the archive into the install folder of your SD card. Install the app with the latest wup installer. Requires sig patching of some kind.
The forwarder loads hbl2hbc.elf located at sd:/wiiu/apps/hbl2hbc/hbl2hbc.elf
After install, select the “WiiU 2 HBC” icon on the system menu with your SD card with the hbl2hbc.elf inserted.
Dimok at gbatemp released a few different things.
First something he aimed for those interesting in developing.
Now I wrote up some IOCTL commands to allow easy FSA access and to allow SVC syscalls, memcpy in and out, IOS kernel read and other usefull stuff from the PPC side. This is still in development and can be extended with more usefull commands. You can see all the changes on my iosuhax fork here:
Also a FS2Sd which allows you to dump your wiiu contents to your SD with more control over what,
I created a new application called FT2SD (File Tree 2 SD). This application is a file tree dumper to SD. It can dump several (currently) predefined paths directly to your SD card, like for example game disc content, updates, tickets, slc content, vWii content, mlc…Think of this tool as a very pimped ddd alternative. It might even miss some interessting paths but those can be added quite easy.
The application is currently only a console application but I think i will improve it later with a GX2 GUI and make a nice explorer tool out of it where the user can change paths and copy stuff back and forth.
And lastly a FTP2Wiiu that he warns could cause bricks if used improperly.
Now this tool is only for advanced users ONLY. This is an extension to the existing ftpiiu tool. It mounts all the paths listed in the FT2SD tool and offers them on the FTP. This includes SLC and MLC! You can also add files or remove files on the FTP which makes it quite dangerous if you do this on sysNAND. So therefore here is a fair warning:
DO NOT TOUCH THIS TOOL IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO. IF YOU MODIFY FILES ON sysNAND YOU MIGHT BE SCREWED!!!
Head over here to get pictures and the contents.
Crediar who has made and created several tools over the years, such as last year the WUPInstaller that has been used by many and utilized in several other projects in combination with his NUS grabber programs. Released a FSDumper on twitter
Which does just that; dumps SLC and MLC on an SD card via a modified FW.img booted from cfwbooter.
FSDumper v0.1 by crediar
The application dumps all your files from your SLC and MLC to an SD card.
-prepare an SD card large enough to hold all the files.
SLC is around 80MB and MLC depends on your usage of it.
-Assure there are no folders called usr or sys in the root of the SD card.
The dumper won’t overwrite any files.
-Load the supplied fw.img via the cfwbooter
-Load the FSDumper application via the HBL
-After the application is done you will find the SLC files in sd:/slc_sys
and the MLC files in sd:/sys and sd:/usr
Edit: Baseless Speculation: He put a winky face next to ‘future project’ so perhaps he’s got stuff relating to customizing those dumped files.
The guys at WiiuBru team got a little bit closer to cfw, by being able to boot a fw.img of the root of a SD card after booting a certain elf off HBL. They have been working on it pretty much in the public eye so a lot of the files being traded back and forth have made their way to different sites without full explanation so I feel like this thread was to clear everything up. That being said they probably also wanted to prevent bricks due to misuse and potentially a screwed up fw.img and they fully warn to not use this unless you have a good idea what you’re doing.
However! A “CFW Booter” is not useful without a modified fw.img file to use it with… Thanks to the effort of @smealum several months ago, and his release of iosuhax, making a fw.img with modified patches is as easy as reading and running his code. Anyone can do this now using the above booter, BUT if you use random fw.img’s lying around, that’s at your own risk.
They also built his wupserver client that was part of iosuhax which allows you to interact with your wiiu from the iosu side dump files. However they have not perfected the full NAND dump procedure yet, but actively getting closer to it.
Also they heavily warn not to use random fw.img’s lying around that are not endorsed by them because they cannot speak to their legitimacy and potential for irreparable damage is unknown. Also they actively welcome people to come to them and work together on these things. They seem inclusive and would appreciate active contribution in the goal of making more tools.
Teams site: WiiuBru.Com
Also their twitter
Just like AMR2 which was a stellar adaptation of metroid 2 for gameboy on pc. A team similarly made a Mario 64 game with new levels and power ups.i have not played it yet but plan on it asap and will post back.
So i gues amr2 and this are sort of different because amr2 was a shot for shot remake where as this is like a fan made sequel.
I don’t know how many of you guys watch the iPhone, Apple event stuff. I know that I didn’t, but did get a little surprise when I saw that Mario was being released on the iPhone in December. Apparently Shigeru Miyamoto made a cameo at the event and broke down what’s going on. What I picked up on is that it’s going to consist of collecting coins in a Mushroom Kingdom esque level in a certain time period. The more coins you collect the better, and there will be multi-player going on as well. Now they also mentioned it is not an iPhone exclusive and will come to other platforms later on.
Normally I would be excited about any new Mario game because it is my personal favorite franchise. However the gameplay doesn’t sound too exciting and really just seems like Rayman Legend mobile games from what I could gleam. But anyways kind of exciting, a little bit of a bummer that Nintendo isn’t trying to hold out of the mobile phone market and caved, but oh well who cares.
By the way the game is called ‘Super Mario Run’
Here’s a source http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/09/08/shigeru-miyamoto-on-bringing-mario-to-the-iphone-nintendos-platf/
The first source I saw it actually had screenshots of the game he showed. I’ll try to find that one and post those here.
Nintendo announced a side scroller pikmin game coming out in 2017 for the 3DS. Hopefully it’s good, reading about this reminded me that I still never beat the final boss on the last WiiU game, I doubt I could now.
Event Title: Paper Mario: Color Splash
Event Author: thezander
Calendar: Nintendo Game Releases
Event Date: 10/07/2016 12:00 AM
A mystery is afoot on Prism Island — and only Paper Mario can solve it by restoring the island’s vanishing colors with his new Paint Hammer and the powerful Battle Cards up his sleeve. These fresh layers of strategy, along with the hilarious action adventure gameplay the series is known for, make Paper Mario: Color Splash one of the most colorful Paper Mario action-adventure games ever.
Paper Mario: Color Splash