Build a Free Instant Messaging Server in 10 Mins, Wii Homebrew, Doom2 returns!

Matt builds a free XMPP/Jabber server in under 10 minutes. Shannon has the low down on Wii Homebrew in regards to Nintendo's new Wii System Menu 4.0 and Darren just can't stop playing Doom2.

Free Instant Messaging Server

Openfire is by far the easiest Jabber implementation I've ever had the pleasure of installing, setting up and administering.

However, in utilizing open source licensing, and a great plugin API, Openfire is a lot more than just a Jabber server.

Another great use for Openfire is the ability to control corporate IM connectivity by setting it up as a gateway server between services like AIM & MSN and your users.

From a singular client, your users can have both their corporate and private contacts.

If youĂ­re looking for a very powerful and easy to use corporate / public jabber implementation, you really should check out Openfire.

For more info on the setup of Openfire, check out my blog at MattLestock.com

--Matt

Wii Homebrew Update

As you may have noticed Nintendo released Wii System Menu 4.0 at GDC and with it comes a few changes to Wii homebrew.

First and foremost this means a sweet farewell to our friend the Twilight hack. It has served us well. If you update to 4.0 you won't be able to use the Twilight hack to install the homebrew channel or other homebrew apps.

If you're still a version behind your best to use the twilight hack now and install the homebrew channel and DVDX as they survive the update. After upgrading to 4.0 you'll be able to continue using homebrew channel, download new homebrew from the homebrew browser, and add apps from SD.

New exploits are being researched by the homebrew community and we'll keep you updated when a new process is developed for installing homebrew post 4.0.

Wii Homebrew picks this week are Snes9x GX -- an awesome SNES emulator based on Snes9x. Brutal Mario -- an excellent custom mario level with unique ASM hacks and bosses. And MTP Demo.

"Doom II" Skulltag

What can I say, I love Doom! One thing is for sure, I'm not the only one. The fine folks at Skulltag love Doom as well.

This month our LAN Party is Skulltag -- an epic port of the original Doom and Doom II. It brings the classic first person shooter into the 21st century while maintaining the essence of what made Doom great for so many years. I highly recommend you check it out and get involved in this all-month-long LAN Party at doom.hak5.org.

If you don't already have a copy of doom.wad or doom2.wad grab a legit copy from steam for $10 or grab the open source iWad FreeDoom!

Happy Fragging

Don't forget to submit your questions@hak5.org and feedback@hak5.org and thanks for your contributions.