Hi I'm Steve. I've got 2 young children aged 6 & 3. Just last week, I bought them a black wii, This console included the Mario Kart game. I also got a second Wii Remote & nunchuck controller and another two games that I felt would be suitable for the kids.Whilst browsing through the internet I discovered that it is possible to modify the wii and therefore make it possible to teach my children how to run the games from an external drive rather than sacrificing the cds due to mishandling. Knowing my kids, the cds probably wouldn't last more than a month.For this reason, I believe that modifying the console is a brilliant idea but I am rather sceptical whether I should do this to the new wii, simply because there seems to be so many different opinions and versions that I'm worried that I may install the wrong software resulting in a minor catastrophe.I consider myself to be rather capable and up for the challenge to modify the console but I would sincerely appreciate it should someone be in a position to guide me through the steps from beginning to end with the correct software versions in order to accomplish the job without complications. From what I understood, I would need the Letterbomb, the WBFS Manager, a USB Loader (I'm looking at the CFG) and the MMM. I also understand that I may also need to install the d2x-cios.Thanks in advance for your support.Steve
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Please take your time and read through the links I am providing below.
You will need to follow the Soft Mod Any Wii guide to mod your wii, it is complete and it explains everything you will be doing...Just read it a couple of times.
If you do have questions when following the guide please feel free to post your question's in that guide your using.
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Now, let's get that Wii Modded.Below you will find the best Soft Mod Tutorial around.Follow it to a "T" and you will have everything running smoothly.
Here is the The Best Softmod guide around
MauiFrog's SoftMod Any Wii Guide
Yes! This guide is for all Wii's.
Here is The basic's about what you will be doing and what you will need to know, please read this as it will prove to be useful.
This is Bluphant's
Basic Introduction To Wii Hacking
Remember we have alot of material that can help you out,so please have a look at these Tutorials & Guides.
Here is a link to other useful Tutorials and Guides.
Backing up your games can be done two ways.1.) Through your Usb Loaders. 2.)Through you computer using The Wii Game manager.
To Backup your games This program Will Be needed.
Peire's Wii Game Manager Guide
Please be aware that newer Wii's Do not play back up disc from the disc drive. Your only option will be to load from the Usb port.Usb Loading is recommeded as you will not have any lag and if your lazy like me,you won't have to get up to change the Disc.
Before you go out and spend money on a HDD for your Wii,make sure that it is on the Compatibility list.This will save you time and money.
For Compatibility For Hdd Please refer to the link below.
Favs Usb Compatibility List
Formatting your Hard drive is not hard.Read this Guide a couple of times and then proceed to format.You will be pleased with the out come.I recommend the fat32 guide ,because you have your HBC/Emulators run from your HDD and your Usb Loaders With out the need of having two partition's.
Now your need a way to Format you hard drive.I recommend Pob3008 Fat32 Guide.
Pob3008 Fat32 Guide
Now those games that give you problems loading like MW3, we have a Guide for that. This guide should get those troublesome games working.Please ask question's in that thread if you are unable to get them up and running.Somebody will get to your post as soon as possible.
For those Troublesome games,have a look Here.
Bmarlo's Ultimate List Of troublesome Games & Solutions
Blackscreens and Freezes can be caused by a number of things, Please take a look at the link below first before posting your problem as it might have already been asked and answered.
For Blackscreens & Freezes.Please refer to the link below.
Playerkp420 Blackscreens & Freezes-Causes And Solutions
Problem with music games? Not a problem.Look here.
Peire's The Ultimate Guide To Music And Dance Games
For Modchip User's Please Look Here.
More Useful Guides
ShadowSonic2 Ultimate WiiHacks Index
Ithian's WiiHacks Guides:The Auther Index
Bmarlo's Multi Mod Manager Guide
Bmarlo's Free Signature Giveaway 2.0
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