Just wanted to introduce myself to the brood. I'm Misty, single mom to three, youngest of whom is autistically challenged. Our Wii is for the whole family, but is like a golden key for him where he suddenly just totally engages with all of us about everything that is going on. Unfortunately, he's also four and demonically mechanically-minded, so if we're going to have this as anything other than a pretty green night light for more than a month, I need to get up to speed on making and playing back-ups. I've just spent 36 hours with my heart in my throat but made it through Messee's 4.2 mod with Wii intact and brilliloaded (sp?). Once I can breath normally again (about a week?), I'm going to start through some of the basic hacks. I'll try not to ask too many newb questions that can be solved through thorough reading/re-reading/re-re-reading and/or thinking (gasp), but I'm VERY thankful to have found you guys!!
Welcome to WiiHacks,
Take the time to read the RULES! of the site, you don't wanna be sent to the Reading Room, or worse, Banned because you broke a rule of the site.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY MOD, WHETHER IT BE HARD OR SOFT, VOIDS ALL WARRANTY!!! Nintendo Warranty Information
Got a mod-chip? Thinking about a mod-chip? Then go HERE! for many of the answers you're looking for. Just know that you can just as effectively mod a system without a mod-chip.
Please take a look at this link for any answers to most of your questions/problems New Member Introductions [thanks ShadowSonic]
Got a Bricked or Semi Bricked Wii? Then look no farther than THIS! thread for the possible solution.
BUT!!! Before asking a question please visit THIS!and THIS! thread..... [thanks FAVS & trekster]
If your on the 3.1 - 4.1 System Menu then you may want to start HERE! [thanks Dogeggs]
If your on the 4.2 System Menu, then THIS! is where you want to be. [Please note, DO NOT update to 4.2 if you arn't already] [thanks messie]
Getting an error while trying to do something? The Answer is HERE! [thanks messie]
Wanna know what all this cIOS/IOS talk is all about....Then check THIS! thread out. [thanks Cressida]
Also take note that Nintendo has been putting some new drivechips in their systems that will disable playback of ANY burnt discs. To see if your Wii is one that has this new D3-2 chip refer toTHIS!page and cross reference your serial number. Please note that USB Loading is still functional even if you have this chip.
Want to find out a bit about USB loading, try THIS!link out [thanks gen3sf]
Any other questions/answers that were not covered, then please ask them HERE! [thanks ModderMan for the awesome site]
Please read, reAD, READ till your eyes bleed. Go over everything until your sure you can attempt these mods. You don't want a bricked Wii because of a step you might have missed.
Have Fun! and Good Luck!!!!
Well what to say? Well I'm here just like you are. In search of the best info for my Wii. To meet new people with problems/answers to all that is Wii.
Recommend using a USB HDD to load your games from faster and easy to get up and running.
Originally Posted by workingmom201
Thanks for the tip. Gotta be easier than burning and reburning and reburning...