Compiling Instructions

Here are some basic instructions on compiling WiiMC. You don’t need to be a programmer to follow these instructions but you should have some basic computer know-how. There are a few reasons you might want to do this:
  • To use the latest version (note that beta versions may be unstable)
  • To make improvements or fix bugs you have found (please submit these!)
  • To make your own custom changes


  1. Install devkitPPC r24 and libogc 1.8.8 or higher. If you have older versions, completely uninstall them first
  2. Install MinGW
  3. Download and copy the ported libraries (zlib, mxml, libpng, libjpeg, and FreeType) to your PPC portlibs folder (on Windows this is c:\devkitPro\portlibs\ppc)
  4. Download and compile libext2fs-wii and libntfs-wii.
    make install
  5. Download the source from github.
  6. Compile and install the dependencies (fribidi, libexif, and libiconv) located in the ‘libs’ folder from your SVN download. If you are running Windows, you must use Msys (installed with DevkitPro) to run configure commands.
    ./configure --host=powerpc-eabi --prefix="${DEVKITPRO}/portlibs/ppc" --libdir="${DEVKITPRO}/portlibs/ppc/lib" --disable-shared
    make install
  7. Run ‘make’ from within the source folder.
If you have any problems, ask for help in the Forums.


Lost Password