Figured i would say hello and a HUGE thank you for wiihacks.com. I purchased the Wii system a few months ago and finally gave it to the family as a Xmas gift which came with the basic intruduction DVD that gives the examples of how the controls work etc. Fun but boring after your son begs you to play the same 3 minute game of bowling, tennis or golf....
prior to giving the wii as a gift I was browsing the web and found out how to "backup" your wii games. so with this information in mind i purchased KINGWIN EZD-2535W with the intentions of buying a 1T drive in the near future because i have 8 - 2.5" Fujitsu 80 sATA laptop hard drives (model# MHW2080BH) laying around and i have plans of upgrading my pc here soon
currently using 4.2u so my first tutorial i used was:
cross referencing a few other tutorials posted on this website and bam!! up and going in a matter of minutes compared to stumbling in the dark feeling crooked corners and wet spots.
i have had some problems since i am not familiar with some of the terminology and most of the games are PAL and my system is NTSC but to help i found this useful thread:
currently i am working on trying to get wii Resort to work (it keeps locking up my wii (semi bricking??)) but i have no intentions to posting until i do some further research thanks too Ithian for his lovely poem which i would like to quote in closing
For ye who seek this unvaried treasure,
a guide exists of handsome measure.
Look around and ye shall find,
a thread repeated one thousand times!
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!!!!