Discussion Announcing Hiidra

Discussion in 'Wii' started by Aurelio, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Hey everyone. For the past few weeks or so I have been working on a massive software project for Wii portablizing. This is something I have been wanting to work on for so long, but I never got to actually start doing it, until now.
    Hiidra is going to be a custom kernel for the Wii with the main purpose of allowing an easy injection of IOS modules and game patches, by simply loading them from the USB drive. This will be the core of portablizemii and it will also replace neek2o for Wii games and VC titles. The VGA patches, WiiHUD and the Wiimote emulation hacks will all be included in this.
    I am also working hard to make sure to make it as stable as possible, trying to increase the USB compatibility with respect to neek2o.

    The name was obviously inspired by the greek mithology creature, with the idea of each head representing a custom module/patch loaded by Hiidra. However, no heads chopping is involved. This definitely calls for a logo, so if you have ideas, please take a step forward.

    The current status of Hiidra is the following:
    -Fully on-the-fly kernel injection and loading
    -USB media storage support implemented
    -FS module for emunand completely implemented

    Next TODO on the list are ES and DIP modules. The first one is required for booting any title, while the second is required for emulating the disc drive.

    Also, Hiidra will be COMPLETELY open source. The whole kernel implementation will be released on github, along with WiiHUD and the other hacks. I will also release example code and related documentation for you to develop your own IOS modules and safely run them under Hiidra's emunand. The code will also allow you to easily interface pretty much any i2c device to the Wii.

    This project is made possible by the amazing support I am getting on Patreon. My patrons have been following the development of this system for the past few weeks. If you want to help me developing this, my patreon is in my signature :)

    I will make sure to post more details in the next weeks.
     
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  2. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    Don't worry I can fix that ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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  3. HackerBilly .

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    Hail Hiidra
     

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  4. xsping .

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    usb compatibility is the most needed!hope it will be improved
     
  5. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Tests already showed better compatibility than neek2o, however SanDisk USB drives still don't work. They somehow hang after few write cycles. I will try to get them to work
     
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  6. antonioks .

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    Oh yes congratulations, I think now I can use emulate the wii remote on my wii, without giving the black screen in games.
     
  7. Fruity_Grebbles .

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    Eh?

    (I'll make it better if you like it. This was just thrown together from clipart)
     

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  8. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    @Pablo_The_Great already made one, but I like your idea as well lol
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  9. Fruity_Grebbles .

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  10. pikapark201 .

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    Quick question Aurelio: will there be a way to have Riivloution-style patches? Just curious :D
     
  11. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Uhm I would like to implement them, but probably not for the first release.
     
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  12. The_Smeags .

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    I like that one lol
     
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