I just bought a pre-modded wii used. Trying to get used to all its features seems a bit taxing on the 'ol brain at times. Found this site and it has already helpful in a few ways (updated my cios and got the usb loader program which was already on there to work for me) and I hope i can continue to get help from others on here. Just deleted my SD card by accident and i don't have a backup...don't even say it...so I will probably be on this site a bunch trying to figure out how to get the files I need for the apps I use.
Hi poopinpat welcome to
If you want to learn anything about Wii modding you have joined the best site.
It is recommended that you read the forum rules before posting and be sure to post in the correct sections. If you are having trouble finding the post you want, follow the Ultimate Searching Guide by emuhack. You can also look in the Recommended Tutorials and Guides section.
Another helpful resource is the Ultimate Wiihacks Index by Shadowsonic2.
Do not update to 4.3!! As it will be more difficult to softmod the Wii.
Guides for softmodding your Wii:
If you are on system menu 3.1-4.1 see the 3.1-4.1 softmod for any wii by Dogeggs.
If you are on 4.2 see the 4.2 full hacking guide by messie.
If you updated to the latest system menu (4.3) follow the 4.3 softmod guide by mauifrog.
If you'd prefer loading Wii Backups from a USB HDD then follow this guide or this guide.
There is also a Wii Modchips Section. Modchips will allow you to launch your game backups through the Disc Channel.
Wiihacks also has an IRC Chatroom, follow this link for IRC Welcome and rules.
Shadowsonic2 has guides that will help you connect to the IRC using Chatzilla or mIRC.
If you are having trouble with certain backups below are some links that might help.
Monster Hunter Tri Guide by Davepm- Here
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Guide by Ithian-Here
New Super Mario Bros Wii Guide by Davepm- Here
Metroid Other M Guide by emuhack- Here
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