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    Can anyone clarify Homebrew for me?

    Hi all, I'm new here and I'm glad I found this site, it is really helpful, but I have some questions...

    First of all, I don't really know a lot about homebrew its been a little while since I bought my Wii but never heard of this stuff.

    I bought a few games and I must say I love the console but this week I broke my Resident Evil : Umbrella Chronicles DVD and now I can't play the game anymore, its really a shame I love it and I could not finish it yet. Is there anyway I could play it again? I heard that if I bought the game it is legal to download it from the net, because I have the rights, is that true?

    If so could someone tell me basically what I'd need to make it work on my Wii? I still pay for my games and I don't have any intent to pirate games, I have a job and live at my parent's house so I have money to spend and its less of a hassle buying them also it rewards the producers of the games.

    I gotta say too that like the dumb user I'am I accepted to upgrade my Wii to the latest version when I first put it on the internet. Is that bad?

    To finish, I'm really not good at soldering or anything like that, so Is it possible to do that without modding my console and voiding the warranty?

    Last question, I read in lots of places, about bricking my Wii what exactly does that mean?

    I hope you guys will be able to help me!

    Edit: Oh I almost forgot, I'm from Europe so is my console 100% sure PAL ?

    Leo
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    -business law speak time-
    if you buy something you have something called Title of ownership, and as long as you have the item, you have the title
    if you LOAN it to someone, and they sell it to lets say gamestop, youre SOL, because gamestop is a good faith buyer
    if you SELL something you lose title, because you could say you owned ANYTHING, and if that was allowed, wouldnt there be no way to make a law suit for anyone if you did or didnt...

    if you dont understand if you have the disc its legal

    please dont say you pay to reward the producers because to actually do that you MUST buy new, and i know 9/10 people dont so just please dont use it as a excuse its just not needed

    its very simple though getting it to work

    get twilight princess
    get twilight hack for your firmware beta 1 for 3.3 or lower beta 2 for only 3.4
    install it
    get gecko OS and try to boot it, if you cant then you must download another copy
    get the backup loader, and youll be fine theres many good guides on both, people like canada's

    yes, but just read Canada's guide to downgrade people have lots of success with it

    it doesnt work anymore, and becomes a block, and a semi is not working right almost broken

    if you bought the wii from a store in europe, or you play games you bought from a local store then its 100% pal

    http://www.wiihacks.com/faq-guides-t...er-people.html
    should help you a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    -business law speak time-
    if you buy something you have something called Title of ownership, and as long as you have the item, you have the title
    if you LOAN it to someone, and they sell it to lets say gamestop, youre SOL, because gamestop is a good faith buyer
    if you SELL something you lose title, because you could say you owned ANYTHING, and if that was allowed, wouldnt there be no way to make a law suit for anyone if you did or didnt...

    if you dont understand if you have the disc its legal

    please dont say you pay to reward the producers because to actually do that you MUST buy new, and i know 9/10 people dont so just please dont use it as a excuse its just not needed

    its very simple though getting it to work

    get twilight princess
    get twilight hack for your firmware beta 1 for 3.3 or lower beta 2 for only 3.4
    install it
    get gecko OS and try to boot it, if you cant then you must download another copy
    get the backup loader, and youll be fine theres many good guides on both, people like canada's

    yes, but just read Canada's guide to downgrade people have lots of success with it

    it doesnt work anymore, and becomes a block, and a semi is not working right almost broken

    if you bought the wii from a store in europe, or you play games you bought from a local store then its 100% pal

    http://www.wiihacks.com/faq-guides-t...er-people.html
    should help you a lot
    Thanks a lot Admiral!

    So you say that bricking the Wii is blocking it, fine but how does that happen? What could I do to brick it? I just want to be 100% sure to not brick mine you see.

    Thanks for the link, I'll go read that now.

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    its just useless its very simple

    breaking something
    wrong firmware installed
    editing settings you shouldnt
    installing something bad
    etc

    100% sure, dont use homebrew, and dont play out of region xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    -business law speak time-
    if you buy something you have something called Title of ownership, and as long as you have the item, you have the title
    if you LOAN it to someone, and they sell it to lets say gamestop, youre SOL, because gamestop is a good faith buyer
    if you SELL something you lose title, because you could say you owned ANYTHING, and if that was allowed, wouldnt there be no way to make a law suit for anyone if you did or didnt...
    This only applies to property, in UK law.

    In the UK it is a breach of copyright to copy another persons work, wether you change that work into another format or not (IE CD to MP3). There is no such thing as being able to backup a game or piece of software (or use a backup downloaded from the internet).
    Just because you have the original disk does not mean you can also have a copy of that disk.

    Other contries have different laws, in Isreal there is no copyrights so you can have as many backups as you wish.

    But I cant see the cops knocking on your door and asking you to hand over any "backups" you have in your posesion.

    If you are worried about it find information on copyright from your own government sites.

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    it applies to them just the same, but thats US law, since i only deal in US, and JP laws, i do know EU is more strict, but as long as you have the original, you can still make more of a case, than without, and i dont see you having a problem, if you go to court with it, in the 1 in a million chance you get sued

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