Saturday, May 15, 2010

WiiXplorer r160

by Dimok, r-win

A multi device file explorer for the Wii by dimok and a GUI made with LibWiiGui by Tantric with graphics by NeoRame.

-USB2 support with cIOS202 installed
-SMB/USB/SD/DVD recursive copy/move/delete of files/directories with all files in it
-FAT and NTFS files systems support
-Rename files/directories
-Properties of files/directories
-Browse through SD/USB/SMB/DVD/WiiDisk
-Addressbar with path
-Multilanguage with custom font support
-Boot .dol/.elf files
-Open TXT/XML/MP3/OGG files
-Supported Image Formats: PNG/JPEG/GIF/BMP/TPL/TGA/TIFF/GD/GD2
-Imageoperations zoom/slideshow
-WiiGameVideo playback
-ZIP/7zip/BNR/U8Archive browsing and decompressing
-Rar browsing
-Properties of archive files
-Textediting support
-Auto-Update feature

Well after looking for a while into the mupdf library (thanks to the producers!)
and modifying it in some parts here is something new:

New Feature: PDF Viewer :D

This makes WiiXplorer the first PDF Viewer for the Wii (i think :P, didn't see
any others)

The navigations of the new PDF Viewer is the same as the Image Viewer. In the
Settings you can configure a "PDF Processing Zoom" which is used for internal
PDF Processing. With this you can improve quality because the PDF is processed
in a higher resolution (very usefull sometimes). It is different than the Zoom
in the PDF Viewer. Be aware that the Wii does not have endless memory and can't
handle too high resolutions or some PDFs at all. The GPU limit is at about

NOTE 2: The PDF Viewer uses some fonts for some PDFs. You can find a bunch in
the download section. They go into the "UpdatePath/fonts/" which is default to

NOTE 3: For the Japanese/Chinese and some more Users probably that use special
signs, a CJK support is sometimes needed which processes CMaps. I compiled the
CMaps and included them to the source BUT I did not include them into the app
because it adds about 3 MB to the app. If you want to activate the feature here
is a little tutorial how to:

1. Open the Makefile and search for "-DNOCJK"
2. Remove this from the Makefile
3. Recompile (clean/rebuild) the complete source

The app should be around 6-7MB big. Be aware that memory is a big issue in PDF
processing and you might not even be able to open some files.

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