A couple of days ago, version 2.0.0 of FCE Ultra GX for the Wii/Gamecube was released (it is a port of FCE Ultra 0.98.12 for Windows/Linux). Until yesterday, I had been using a hacked version that provided Wiimote support. The official version now provides Wiimote support and it is much better than the hack I was using. There are some nice menu enhancements and game settings are now saved in an XML file on the SD memory card. There is also preliminary support for loading/saving via a network share, although I haven’t had any luck with it.
I visited the project site today and it looks like there’s actually a newer version out today (2.0.1), although it probably only includes some bug fixes. It’s nice to see that it continues to be an active project. The only major features that are missing that I would like to see are light gun support and four score support. If you’re new to running homebrew on your Wii, you definitely want to check out the Wiibrew wiki. If you want to run FCE Ultra GX on your Wii, you’ll have to use the famed Twilight Hack to install the Homebrew Channel. Then just copy FCE Ultra GX as explained on the Wiibrew page and you’ll be well on your way to relive your childhood memories!
Update: I just read the discussion thread on TehSkeen, and the 2.0.1 version does bring us zapper support. Time for some Duck Hunt and Hogan’s Alley! Hopefully four score support for four wiimotes is coming soon too.
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