Just bought myself a red Wii and really like the idea of softmodding it to be able to make/run backups from a HDD so that I can keep the console itself locked away most of the time.
Since it's running 4.3e I guess http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html is the way to go.
Hi bapp, welcome to WiiHacks. That guide will work well, I used it to softmod my red Wii and another 4.3 and a 4.2 Wii.
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--To get you started in your adventure will find one of these guides helpful. Just pick one out that fits your Wii (yes that includes black Wii's).
--There are also guides on setting up an external hard drive to play your backup games from. You can find one by Gen3sf here and another by Krank and Cile here.
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Other links that might interest you:
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
Call of Duty: Black Ops by Krank- Here