Thanks for this guide, I read this twice before I went onto actually softmodding my wii...
This was really helpful.
The nintendo-scene tracker is not the one recommended here, and your results are (from my perspective) inaccurate. Use the site recommended.
And I'm tired of this so NO your wii CANNOT play burned media. It's got a GC2-D3-2 (v2) chip, which is NOT compatible with burned media/dvds.
thanks bluphant for all this info. i have been out of the wii scene for a long time and just getting back. some things i still remembered but other i had no clue so it was very helpful.
Thanks for the helpful introduction. I did the softmod last night, went through without a hitch. Today I came across this intro guide. Im a bit confused about the BootMii install to IOS vs boot2 and restoring NAND. I remember seeing boot2 was not available and that IOS was automatic. Besides this screen stating this, is there a way to tell if a Wii can have bootMii installed on boot2? Is there a model code or something in the serial# to verify if I wanted to find/buy an older Wii? Lastly, if I want to make my current Wii a "virgin" again, its been stated that you need a NAND programmer. Is there a guide to doing?
This is a good start... Thanks for the very helpful information.
Do I need to mod my Wii to be able to play movies from an external hard drive? I have an old wii - v. 3.4, and haven't done a thing to it since I got it. I just got a new tv that unfortunately doesn't have a usable USB jack, and I figured I could use my Wii to connect to my external hard drive to play movies from there, or even hack the cd drive to play DVDs? How would I go about doing this? I read through 70% of the guide and realized it was just directed at people who want to play games, and I don't know where to start.
Sorry for the delayed response. All you need to play movies is WiiMC - so you'd need to do the first part of the guide (installing homebrew channel/making backup/etc). Once you have homebrew channel installed you can install WiiMC which will allow you to play media from USB or even DVDs (IF!) your console is older and has a dvd-capable drive, read first post for details.
Hi, I hope Im in the right place. Im new. :dft010:I have a black wii version 4.3e that I have soft mod using a game (indiana Jones), but the Prii loader didnt work. I got the instrunctions from someone else, and have used their stuff before. It was them that directed me here. I was told that it would be ok as long as I dont accept any new updates from games. We dont use it on the internet either. I had lots of games that I used to use, but they dont seem to work on this new wii. They are all on disk and are copies (not pirates), as I have 2 homes and like a copy in each house. I have Homebrew, USB loader GX Loandmii(use homebrew) and neogamma channel disc. Where do I go from here. My normal games still work in the origional disc loader from the menu. If anyone can help, please do, my kids are driving me nuts.