Homebrew and hack Roms

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Launchers

Name Platform(s) Version FLOSS Active Notes
Homebrew Channel Wii 1.1.3 Homebrew launcher for Wii
Homebrew Launcher Wii U Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Wii U 2.4.3 3DS Homebrew launcher for Wii U and 3DS
Multiman PlayStation 3 4.85.01 ~ File manager, game launcher and more on your PS3
Swiss GameCube 0.6r1622 ~ The swiss army knife of GameCube homebrew. Swiss aims to be the ultimate utility GameCube homebrew application.
TWiLight Menu++ Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS 27.3.2 .nds Launcher for DSi and 3DS
Homebrew Menu Switch Switch 3.6.0 ? The Nintendo Switch Homebrew menu
Cyanogen PSP Nintendo 3DS Depends on platform A alternative GUI for PSP/3DS based off of the Android UI

Media players

for media player software runs on PC, see Home_Media_Player#Media_player_software page.
Name Platform(s) Version FLOSS Active Notes
WiiMC Wii U Wii 1.3.4
WiiMC-SS
~* Open source media player for the Nintendo Wii and Virtual Wii.
Supports On-line media, Music player, Picture viewer, Network playback and DVDs with DVD menu support (newer Wiis have incompatible drives)
Use WiiMC-SS fork for RiiTube service.
ThirdTube Nintendo 3DS git YouTube client for 3DS.
OpenTube PSP scenebeta (ES) YouTube client for PSP.
Sid the Kid GameBoy Advance git SID player for GBA.
Licks Media Player Nintendo DS Gamebrew Music player for Nintendo DS with an iPod UI.
NetStream Vita git Universal video streaming client for Vita.

ROM hacks

Name Platform(s) Version FLOSS Active Notes
CTGP-7 Nintendo 3DS 1.4 Mario Kart 7 ROM hack for 3DS
CTGP REVOLUTION Wii 1.3 Mario Kart Wii ROM hack for Wii

Homebrew downloaders

Name Platform(s) Version FLOSS Active Notes
Universal Updater Nintendo 3DS git Homebrew downloader for 3DS
Homebrew App Store Wii U Switch git Homebrew store for Wii U and Switch
Homebrew Browser Wii Site ? Homebrew store for Wii
Homebrew Browser (OSC) Wii Site Continued fork of Homebrew Browser
Homebr3w Nintendo 3DS git Homebrew downloader for 3DS
VitaDB Downloader Vita git Homebrew downloader for Vita

Operating systems

For recommended Linux Distros (not for consoles), see Recommended Linux distros.
Name Platform(s) Version FLOSS Active Notes
Runix PlayStation git Port of the Linux kernel for PSX/PS1
Wii-Linux Wii Multiple Port of the Linux kernel for the Wii, used by multiple Distros.
GC-Linux GameCube Port of the Linux kernel for the GameCube
Linux Vita Vita git Port of the Linux kernel for the Vita
DSLinux Nintendo DS ! ! Port of the Linux kernel for the Nintendo DS
Linux for 3DS Nintendo 3DS git Port of the Linux kernel for the Nintendo 3DS
N64 Linux Nintendo 64 git Port of the Linux kernel for the Nintendo 64
xbox-linux Xbox git Port of the Linux kernel for the original Xbox, used by multiple distros
LinuxDC Dreamcast 2.6.0 Port of the Linux kernel for the Dreamcast
Painless Linux Switch git Obsolete project to boot Linux on the Switch
Android Switch git Ports of Android 11, 10 and 8

Emulators on consoles and handhelds, computers

See this section.

Source ports & game engine recreations

See Game engine recreations and source ports section.

For a wiki about homebrew, check out the Gamebrew Wiki.