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    Question Wii HDD booting / transfer question(s)

    I haven't powered on my chipped Wii in about a year now. I do already have the homebrew channel installed (needed to do so because it was actually a JP Wii and wanted English). Anyhow, my wife actually asked me to get the New Super Mario bros, which from reading the comments needs to be loaded on a hdd to boot.

    Seems like a good time to add the USB bootloader, no? So I have two questions.

    1) Once the hard drive is connected, is there any way to transfer .iso files to the hard drive without connecting it back to the computer? Or for each game do I need to plug the external back into the PC to transfer it.

    2) I am on a much older version of the Wii (currently 3.3U). Is there a way to obtain the latest (safe) update without going any where near the Nintendo updater?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evomac View Post
    I haven't powered on my chipped Wii in about a year now. I do already have the homebrew channel installed (needed to do so because it was actually a JP Wii and wanted English). Anyhow, my wife actually asked me to get the New Super Mario bros, which from reading the comments needs to be loaded on a hdd to boot.

    Seems like a good time to add the USB bootloader, no? So I have two questions.

    1) Once the hard drive is connected, is there any way to transfer .iso files to the hard drive without connecting it back to the computer? Or for each game do I need to plug the external back into the PC to transfer it.

    2) I am on a much older version of the Wii (currently 3.3U). Is there a way to obtain the latest (safe) update without going any where near the Nintendo updater?

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes usb loader is the way to go.

    get waninkoko's cios38rev14 (ios249) for legacy support, although really, hermes v4 can handle everything just as well. just usb loader gx uses ios249 to begin with so you need it

    get hermes and install cios38+60 to ios222 and cios38+37 to ios223 (223 for use with the gh/rb games etc. nsmbw probably can get by with cios38, but +60 helps with others and doesn't seem to be a harm, in my experience)

    the latest usb loader gx includes innate support for nsmbw, so it's real simple. simpler than otherwise for sure

    and yes, it's way easier and faster to hook up your usb enclosure to your computer to do the transferring. the wii dumps real slow.

    no patching of the iso or cheat codes or anything needed with the latest usb loader gx. just use wbfs manager or your wbfs manager of choice to get the game on. set it to use hermes v4 cios38+60 (222 or 223 depending on what you install to) and turn on 002 patch in usb loader gx, and it'll be flawless.

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    Thanks man. I think I'll load USB Loader tonight. Was hoping there was a way to xfer the .iso's over my home network to the Wii, but thats only a minor inconvienience.

    What about updating the System Menu version to 4? Is there a way way to do that without losing the HBC?

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    the wii only uses 802.11b wireless anyway, so it'd take hours. I can download an iso way faster than it'd take to transfer it wirelessly to the wii.

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