Install MULTI Tool Chain from Green Hills Software

The MULTI tool chain from Green Hills Software (MULTI) provides the compiler, linker, and debugger for the Cafe SDK. The installer can be found on the Environment downloads page of your local Nintendo developer support group website.

To install MULTI Tool Chain

  1. Log on to the Wii U Home page of your local Nintendo developer support group website., and then click Environment.
  2. Download the latest version of the Green Hill Software MULTI 5.3.XX package.
  3. Download the MULTI License package.
  4. Extract both zip files to empty folders on your PC.
  5. To install the Green Hill Software MULTI 5.3.XX package, double-click setup_windows.exe. If the Windows Security Warning dialog box is displayed, click Run.
  6. When the Green Hills Software Setup dialog box is displayed, click Next.
    Green Hills Software Setup dialog box
  7. Ensure that the New option is selected, and then click Next.
    Green Hills Software Setup, Install Type dialog box
  8. Ensure that the Documentation and Core Components check boxes are selected, and then click Next.
    Green Hills Software Setup, Components dialog box
  9. In the Installation Directory text box, type the path where MULTI will be installed, and then click Next. It is recommended that you use the default location, C:\ghs\multi53xx .
    Green Hills Software Setup, General dialog box
  10. In the File Associations menu, click the check box to select or deselect file types that you want MULTI to open by default, and then click Next. It is recommended that you select MULTI Project Files only.
    Green Hills Software Setup, File Associations dialog box
  11. On the Start Menu Entry dialog box:
    1. If you want to have MULTI added to the Start Menu, ensure that the check box is selected, and then type the name for the Start Menu entry in the text box.
    2. If you want shortcuts on the desktop or Quick Launch bar, ensure that the appropriate check boxes are selected.
    3. If you want shortcuts created for all users on the computer, ensure that the Create shortcuts for all users check box is selected.
    4. Click Next.
    Green Hills Software Setup, Startup Menu Entry dialog box
  12. On the Summary page, click Install.
    Green Hills Software Setup, Summary dialog box
  13. After the installation completes, click Click here to launch MULTI.
    Green Hills Software Setup, Finish dialog box
  14. The first time that you start MULTI, the MULTI Launcher warning dialog box is displayed. Click OK.
    MULTI Launcher warning dialog box
  15. When the MULTI Licensing Wizard opens, select the Install licenses from a file radio button, and then click Next.
    Green Hills Software Setup, MULTI Licensing Wizard dialog box
  16. Locate and select the license file that you extracted in step 4, and then click Install.
    Green Hills Software Setup, MULTI Licensing Wizard dialog box
  17. In the Select Destination Directory dialog box, type the location where you want MULTI to store the license, and then click OK.
    Select Destination Directory dialog box
  18. If you are prompted to create the license folder, click Yes.
    MULTI License Administrator dialog box
  19. Click Quit.
    MULTI Licensing Wizard dialog box

Update MULTI Tool Version in cafe.bat/cafex_env.bat

The cafe.bat and cafex_env.bat scripts expect a specific version of MULTI as documented in the Cafe SDK Release Notes. If you have installed a later version of MULTI, and wish to avoid a warning message, update the MULTI version referenced in cafe.bat / cafex_env.bat to match the version of MULTI that you installed.

  1. Open Notepad or other editor.
  2. Click File, and then click Open.
  3. Navigate to the location where you installed the Cafe SDK, and then double-click cafe.bat/cafex_env.bat to open it.
  4. Find the line that says set GHS_ROOT=C:\ghs\multi53xx, where "53xx" corresponds to the expected version of MULTI such as "5318", and then change the version to match the version of MULTI that you downloaded and installed. For example, if you installed MULTI version 5.3.19, then change the version in the code to set GHS_ROOT=C:\ghs\multi5319.
  5. Click File, click Save, and then close the editor.

Revision History

2013-12-20 Added cafex_env.bat to be edited as well.
2013-05-08 Automated cleanup pass.
2013-01-15 Initial version.


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