WiiFlow is a homebrew USB loader for the Nintendo Wii home video game console and the Wii-U home video game console in Wii Menu mode only. Wiiflow displays the games and apps you have on a SD card or a USB device in a coverflow display using the box covers of the games and launches them when you're ready to play or use them. No more having to use the slow dvd disc drive or risk scratching your disc. Keep your discs somewhere safe and out of the way. Use Wiiflow to store them and organize them. Even seperate your games into categories and favorites. WiiFlow comes with a simple GUI (Graphic User Interface) to access menus based on pages and buttons for changing the settings of your game and wiiflow itself. It's capable of launching Wii games, GameCube games, WiiWare games, Virtual Console games, and Homebrew apps and games all from a USB device or SD card. Plus with WiiFlows intuitive plugin system you can launch more games via retro game emulators and even view videos and listen to music. WiiFlow can even launch Wii and GameCube games from retail or backup discs. Setting up Wiiflow and learning all the controls and options can be a bit complicated or time consuming but in the end its all worth it.
HISTORY: The name WiiFlow is derived from a combination of Wii and Coverflow. Wii because it was originally made to play Wii games on the Wii and Coverflow because it displays the game covers in a Coverflow style like that found on Apple Inc. products such as the iPhone, iPod, and iTunes.
WiiFlow is based on WiiFlow 1.1 by Hibernatus. After Hibernatus completed WiiFlow 1.1, he left the project and released it as open source in 2009. Lustar (Zorglub07) started and became owner of the WiiFlow google source code pages and the first developers were Narolez, thedarkness1981 (nIxx), and later r-win who quickly released 2.0 in 2010. Then Miigotu joined r-win and they released 2.1 and shortly after that 2.2 and eventually 3.0 in 2011. Fix94, OverjoY, and team took over and released 3.1 and after lots of modifying and adding new features released the much improved WiiFlow 4 in 2012. Through the next year 4.1 and 4.2 were released in 2013. Beta's were committed in 2014 but never became a official release. The last commit was WiiFlow beta 4.2.2 r1076. Currently official WiiFlow production has come to a stand still as well as almost all other homebrew apps for the wii and no one knows when or if Fix94 will work on it again. Abdallahterro took r1076 and r1054 and made his own mods called WiiFlow MasterPiece Mod. He's also made it into a pack for SD card with all the necessary files and folders you need for emu nands, plugins, neek2o, d2x cios, carbonik Abz theme, source menu stuff, etc.... Fledge68 has taken r1076 and masterpiece mod and made his own mod of WiiFlow and calls it WiiFlow Lite. WiiFlow Lite is a continuation of WiiFlow with theme changes, updates for nintendont compatibility, and some features removed, such as fanart, ftp server and dios mios (lite) support.
Note: beta WiiFlow 4.2.2 rev1076 is not compatible with Nintendont. Wrong! - i was wrong beta r1076 does work fine with Nintendont. It didn't work fine for me but now it does. maybe i had an old version of nintendont or something, who knows. but it is limited on nintendont config v2 or v3 options and config is now up to v8 so wiiflow mastermod or wiiflow lite do have more nintendont options.