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.  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  Wii because it was originally made to play Wii games on the Wii and Coverflow because it displays the game covers in a Coverflow style like that found on Apple Inc. products such as the iPhone,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 comes with a simple Graphic User Interface (GUI) based on pages and buttons for changing settings and the 3D Coverflow display for selecting the game or app you want to start.  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.

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 released in 2014 but never became a official release.  Currently WiiFlow production has stopped do to the release of the Wii-U and the downfall of many developers moving on to other things.  Fix94 is still around but currently busy with the great Nintendont.  In the mean time Abdallahterro has taken WiiFlow and unofficially been adding many options and features to it, such as the ability to play GameCube games via Nintendont and he calls it WiiFlow Masterpiece or WiiFlow MasterMod.

Features

 
  • A full 3d box, front to back coverflow interface
  • Can Run under IOS58 for everything except Wii/Nand games when using v14b forwarder
  • Compatible with hermes, waninkoko, and d2x cios
  • Launch Wii games from SD or USB device formatted to FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, and WBFS
  • Launch Gamecube games on SD via Dios Mios Lite
  • Launch Gamecube games on USB via Dios Mios or Devolution
  • Launch Wii and Gamecube games via real disc
  • Launch Channels from real NAND or emu NAND
  • Launch Homebrew apps and games
  • Launch classic emu games and movie files via WiiFlow's plugin system
  • Option to use Neek2o v90+ to launch emu NAND channels
  • Extract Real NAND to emu NAND
  • Wii savegame emulation via emu NAND
  • Copy savegames from real NAND to emu NAND
  • Flash savegames back to real NAND
  • Plays Banner animations when launching a game for Wii, Gamecube, or Channel mode
  • Banner animations can be full screen or mini banner preview
  • Custom Banners Support
  • Download covers via GameTDB
  • Options to select cover types and countries
 
  • Backup Wii games
  • Backup Gamecube games with/without compression
  • Background music with sub folder support
  • Optional Fanart animation when selecting a game
  • Optional  THP game trailer's video player on selected game menu
  • Custom titles and cover spine color support
  • Theme support
  • Multiple languages
  • Help Guide built in
  • Sort and Categorize games
  • Mark games as Favorites even for plugins
  • Parental lock to block config menu access and access to games set as blocked
  • Age Lock control to only show games based on game rating
  • Cheat Code options
  • Wiinner Tag and DU Tag support
  • Optional Source Menu for choosing which covers to view
  • Dolphin emulator support
  • Can run from within Neek2o

Downloads

  • Stable Versions - To download the latest stable version of WiiFlow, the latest plugin pack, and a priiloader-boot.dol click here.
  • Beta Versions - Go to IRC and ask or try this link - http://fix94.no-ip.org/wf_revs/
  • Masterpiece Pack - Abdallahterro (Abz) has put together a All-In-One pack which includes wiiflow, source menu packs, plugins pack, his carbonic abz theme, default theme coverflow, custom missing covers pack, neek2o v96 beta and extras, frames for mini banner display,  BostonBC's 20 categories based on genres and ratings, Maxternal's custom titles file, channels needed for launching wiiflow and neek2o, and much more.  You can find it here - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/101209384/MasterPiece/Wiiflow_Pack.html
All other downloads can be found to the left under 'Downloads'