Donkey Kong Country Returns Forum  /  Is the use of homebrew banned?
  CapRamenCapRamen

I would like to get into DK Country Returns speedrunning. I have a Wii but no physical copy of the game. Is homebrew allowed or does it count as emulation?

 
  ViceownerViceowner

Personally idk if a homebrew works however I have seen that emulator itself does work as people have submitted runs saying “Wii Emu” which stands for emulator, so I hope this helps clears up at least some confusion, and respond back if you want me to try to get more help

Sincerely, Viceowner

 
  LeahLeah
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a few of the highest-ranked runs on the any% leaderboard use homebrew (with USB loader), and it's not necessarily banned, but there have been a lot of discussions around it due to the much faster load times. not sure how qualified i really am to talk about it, since i'm really bad at any% (and full-game in general), only have a 100% run up, and don't even have a homebrewed wii to begin with. i will say that, recently, it's become clear that load times were more complicated than we had previously imagined; there are loads of small variations between the various methods of playing the game, and it's possible for USB load times to be almost matched when using the virtual console version, as well as when using more recent wii models (since they have a different disk drive that doesn't accept gamecube games).

all in all, i would say your runs would be accepted with homebrew for the time being, but there may be changes to this rule in the future

 
  CapRamenCapRamen

Ok, thank you both for helping me

 
  ViceownerViceowner

No problem hope to see you speed running with the rest of us soon

 
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