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    Question New to Wii and Homebrew

    Hi. Love this site. Just bought a Wii last weekend and already soft-modded it. Love the homebrew browser and all the neat stuff.

    Unfortunately it's a 4.3u black Wii and there are so many things I can't do to start that I wish I knew ahead of time. i.e. play GameCube games, use Gamecube controllers, etc. I would have eBay'd an older Wii if I know about the Gamecube thing. I have a bunch of functional Gamecube games, but I already have a Wii, XBox360, cable box, computer, and DVD player going to my flat screen and there are no more ports for the GameCube. Is there any way to get these discs playing on the new 4.3u Wii?

    But here is my main question:

    I also dug out my old N64 and about 20 games but my N64 is not functioning. I have Goldeneye, Mario games, etc. I purchased all the games a long time ago and some are warped, dirty, etc. I'm not sure what to do to be able to get these games working on my Wii.

    I have seen some sites with .wads, iso files, etc. saying these N64 files work but I am skeptical downloading any files or torrents due to the fact that I could get a virus, brick the Wii, be accused of piracy. Is there any way to get these games legally? Or should I just scour the internet and keep all my old games handy if I get sued?

    Also a friend gave me some original Wii games. They work fine but having them all on one HDD would be very convenient. Is it legal to back those games up if I have the original discs on hand?

    Thank you.

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    Hello and welcome to


    Thank you for joining the best Nintendo Wii modding community there is. Please take time to read the Forum Rules and follow them, this will make your experience here a lot more enjoyable.

    We are here to help you with any problems you might have with your modding experience. But please remember to search and research for your problem before posting. Most of the time someone will have the same problem and a solution has been posted already. For help with searching tips you can look at the [GUIDE] Ultimate Searching Tool [Guide]


    Now if you want the best guide, in my opinion, to softmod your Wii. Follow the Softmod any Wii Guide, you can also use this guide to update your old softmod.

    Or if you were just looking to update your cIOS, d2xv7 installation guide will get them up to date with the recommended base setup.

    But before you do have a look at Thinking about hacking a wii? Start here! [A basic introduction to Wii hacking]. This will give you a better understanding of how things work in your Wii.

    After you get your console sorted, you will need to find a way to backup your games. The best way is to copy them to an external hard drive or usb flash drive. You can copy them to DVD -r's, but only if your Wii's disc drive is old enough to be capable of reading them. Wii's made after Sept. of 2009 are not able to play backups from disc. You can check the Wii Drive Chip Database to see if yours will play DVD -r's.

    BEFORE GETTING A USB DRIVE CHECK THE USB COMPATIBILITY LIST.

    The recommended usb drive setup is fat32. Although, you can still use NTFS or WBFS loading.

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH A PARTICULAR GAME, CHECK THE ULTIMATE LIST OF TROUBLESOME GAMES, TO FIND A FIX FOR IT.


    IF YOU HAVE AN ERROR, CHECK THE ERROR INDEX

    YOU CAN PLAY GAMECUBE BACKUPS ON YOUR WII IF YOUR WII HAS AN OLDER DRIVE THAT WILL PLAY COPIED DISCS.
    YOU CAN NOW PLAY GAMECUBE BACKUPS FROM A SD CARD WITH THE DIOS MIOS LITE GUIDE!

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