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TowerDefense 30.000 downloads

Since the launch (20 December 2009) of Wii TowerDefense, it is downloaded over 30.000 times.

On this moment this game is on the third place of best ranked Wii Homebrew games. Thanks for this great rating!

Official Count

Homebrew Browser 27.585 times
My website 2.129 times
Google Code website 287 times
Total 30.001 times

Website upgrade

This evening I have upgraded my website.

The following changes were implemented:
– Upgrade to WordPress 2.9.2
– Upgrade all used plugins to latest available version.
– Improve menu structure

Pong2 40.000 downloads

Today Pong2 is downloaded for more the 40.000 times. Many thanks to all the pong players in the world.

Download count

Homebrew Browser 36.482 times [place 56]
My Web Site 3.208 times
Google code site 311 times
Total 40.001 times

Nintendo DS in toilet

This evening my three year old son drop accidentally my Nintendo DS in the toilet. 🙁 Too bad, I was not at home so my wife tried to dry it and switch it on again. Only the upper screen lighted up and after a few seconds the DS died. Is it possible to repair a Nintendo DS with water damage? Reaction are welcome!

SpaceBubble 0.94

This evening SpaceBubble 0.94 is released by PlaatSoft. The following changes were made:

17-02-2010 Version 0.94
GUI:
– Improve game settings screen.
– Added donate screen.
– Update main menu screen information.
– Improve bubble graphics.
Core:
– Extend user name from 3 to 6 characters.
– Default user name is based on Wii nickname.
– Increase http buffer size from 8kb to 10kb.
General:
– Added source code to Google Code Repository
– Added source code documentation (Javadoc style).
– Added Doxygen (automatic documentation generation tool) config file.
– Build game with devkitPPC r19 compiler.

Download

Click here for more information and the download link.

Wii RedSquare 0.95

This evening RedSquare 0.95 for Nintendo Wii is released by PlaatSoft. The following changes were made:

11-02-2010 Version 0.95
GUI:
– Added Wii DVD light effects to game.
– Improve game settings screen.
– Added donate screen.
– Added scrollbar to highscore and release notes screens.
– The 100ste highest local scores are showed.
– The 40ste highest today and global high scores are showed.
– Added to most screens network status information.
Core:
– Extend user name from 3 to 6 characters.
– Default user name is based on Wii nickname.
– Increase http buffer size from 8kb to 10kb.
– Bug fix: Http thread memory cleanup was not correctly executed.
General:
– Added source code to Google Code repository.
– Added source code documentation (Javadoc style).
– With the doxygen tool the documentation can be generated.
– Build game with devkitPPC r19 compiler.

If anybody has a good idea how to improve this game, please post a comment

TowerDefense 25.000 downloads

Since the launch (20 December 2009) of Wii TowerDefense, it is downloaded over 25.000 times.

Official Count

Homebrew Browser 22.832 times
My website 2.093 times
Google Code website 77 times
Total 25.002 times

Wii TowerDefense 0.94

PlaatSoft has released TowerDefense v0.94. The following changes were made:

05-02-2010 Version 0.94
GUI:
– Improve video initialization.
– Overall FPS has improved 50 percent. Thanks Crayon.
– Lots of other small GUI changes.
Core:
– Mixed the weapon fire mode a little bit more!
– Nuke is 500 dollar cheaper!
– Increase http buffer size to 10Kb.
General:
– Added inline source code remarks in javadoc style.
– Use Doxygen (windows tool) to create HTML source code documentation.
– Use GrrLib 4.2.1 BETA library (Now native FreeType support available).
– Build game with devkitPPC r19 compiler.

Download

Click here for more information and the download link.

Wii KnightsQuest 0.1

Hello everybody,

Because TowerDefense is almost finished i have started a new project. This week I have decided to create KnightsQuest. KnightsQuest is a strategic game. The goal is to build up an empire and destroy all other kingdoms. If you have conquered the hole world you have won. The graphics engine will be based on the GRRLIB library. I hope that round the summer holidays the first beta release will be available.

04-02-2010 Version 0.1

  • GUI:
    • General GUI basis.
  • Core:
    • Use GRRLIB 4.2.1 (beta) as graphical render engine.
    • Use libfat v1.0.6 as disk access engine
    • Use libmxml v2.6 library as xml engine
    • Use libogc v1.8.0 library as Wii interface engine
  • General:
    • Started programming in C++.
    • Setup basic directory structure for new project.
    • Store source code in Google code SVN repository.
    • Build game with devkitPPC r19 compiler.

    Download

    Click here for more information and the download link.

Wii firmware upgrade 3.0e->4.2e

This evening I have upgraded my friends Wii firmware from version 3.0e to 4.2e. Before I upgraded the Wii firmware I first installed the Homebrew channel (1.0.6) and hidden DVDx channel with the Bannerbomb exploit. This hack is really easy. It took my only 5 minutes to complete all steps. After that I successful upgraded the Wii firmware to 4.2e and installed all (new) available Nintendo channels through the Wii shopping channel. This took about 45 minutes.

Conclusion: Installing the Homebrew and DVDx channel was never so easy. I hope lots of other Wii owners will upgrade there Wii and will explore the world of free Homebrew software. 😀

Source code documentation

Latest week I have added to all my Wii projects extra source code documentation based on javadoc notation style. With doxygen (Doxygen is a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, and lots of other programming languages) i have created HTML documentation. This documentation is added to the Google SVN repositories. I hope this will help you to understand the source code better.