Homebrew Launcher for WiiU Release v1.1

Homebrew Launcher for WiiU


The homebrew launcher for WiiU is finally here !
This homebrew launcher is developed by Dimok.

It allows you to list and launch elf files located on your SD card, but is also compatible with elf files sent to the WiiU though the network.

It’s compatible with WiiU 5.0.0 ,5.1.0,5.3.2 and 5.4.0
5.5.0 doesn’t work because the Homebrew Launcher require a kernel patch to get enough memory to launch other homebrew.


Releases : https://github.com/dimok789/homebrew_launcher/releases
Sources: https://github.com/dimok789/homebrew_launcher


Download and extract the wiiu folder from the release package to the root of your SD card.
It should look like this:
SD:/wiiu/apps/homebrew launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf
SD:/wiiu/apps/homebrew launcher/icon.png
SD:/wiiu/apps/homebrew launcher/meta.xml

Host the “www” folder and run the browser exploit twice to launch it.

How to setup your SD card

the Homebrew Launcher lists all elf files located in this folder:
sd:/wiiu/apps/<folder you want>/

It will read these 3 files:

The meta.xml is the same format used by The Homebrew Channel (Wii)
The icon.png is twice the size (256x96px) as HBC.

How to send elf from the network
You can send elf file directly to your console though your wifi connection.
Currently, only SendElf has been tested.

How to compile elf file for this Homebrew Launcher
A hello world example is available here:

You can also check the ftpiiU or even homebrew launcher sources.

All launched homebrew will automatically return to the launcher when exiting them.

Currently only ELF files of up to 6.5 MB are supported.

Is my homebrew compatible?
If your homebrew is an elf file, it’s probably already compatible.

Loadiine and ftpiiU have been tested.




Dimok Made a Simple Dumper

Dimok Over at Gbatemp Made a Test Simple Dumper You can try out!

Hey everyone,

I was working on some dumping methods for the games. For now I only got a simple dumper. I wanted some people to test it and see if it dumps the RPLs/RPX correctly without dumping system RPLs and stuff like that. Here is a test version with the necessary payload stuff. It wont work for all games (games such as splatoon wont work for now, I will change that later). You just start the dumper application with the required parameters (in console) and then start the application on the WiiU and enter your IP address of the server (PC) and press A. Then you enter the title you want to dump and it will start dumping the game to your PC into the selected folder (must be absolute for now). Should work theoretically with discs and installed titles.

Here is the test version of the dumper. Currently there is only a windows exe but once I am finished with tests and changes I will provide a linux dumper too and the sources to this and maybe integrate into loadiine gx2.


To dump all RPLs you have to enter the menu/game where the RPL is loaded. Right now I dont have a method to find out what RPLs are all on the game. I will look at it later (wasnt looking for it yet).

Please report your test results to me. I wanna see how good/bad it works.

Oh and this is only 5.3.2 (though should theoretically work on 5.4.0 too).

Btw it got a semi-continue functionality. It will check existing files on the PC and compare the filesize. If the filesize is the same, it will skip the file and continue with the next. To cancel the download, just close the dumper application and it will continue with game launch.

just an additional note :
when you set the path, use slashes to separate the folders, not anti-slashes.
example :

discdumper.exe /vol/content "E:/Iso/WiiU/folder to dump the game/"

if you specify /vol/code it will dump only code
It you specify /vol/content it will dump both /code/ and /content/ folders.

note2: it doesn’t dump or generate app.xml and cos.xml
only the rpx and loaded rpl are dumped for now.


Download here