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    Exclamation Thinking about hacking a wii? Start here! [A basic introduction to Wii hacking]



    The staff here at WiiHacks find ourselves answering the same few questions many, many, many times. I've put together many of these questions and corresponding answers here. The target audience for this is users who have not yet modified their Wii and are thinking about making changes, but are unsure where to start. If that's you, read on, hopefully this can clear things up for you. If not, read on anyway, it may help in your understanding.

    Please note that while I may introduce personal opinions into this guide, I have tried to lay everything out in a concise manner to help you make an informed decision about what, if anything, you want to do to your console.

    This is NOT intended as a guide on how to perform any tasks, we have many guides for that, but more intended to give some more meaning and understanding to the already existing guides. This thread is intended to enhance your understanding about the Wii and what it can do, and the process that is necessary to get it to do certain things. In addition, it helps to provide some context to steps performed in other guides.

    This article makes extensive use of spoiler tags. This helps to keep things orderly. To use a spoiler tag, click the [+] sign to show all of the text for the particular spoiler, as below.

    <<== Click the + sign to the left expand this out

    Okay, I have a wii, and I want to hack it! What can I do, where can I start, what options are available to me?

    I have a (white/black/red/blue) wii, what can I do to it?

    Homebrew 101

    Installing the homebrew channel on a virgin Wii

    BootMii

    IOS? CIOS? WTH?

    I just got a new game and it wants me to update! (AKA: Should I update to 4.3?)

    Okay, I'm convinced. I want to softmod my Wii. What do I need before I start?

    System Menu Themes

    Can I (still) use netflix on a (soft/hard)modded wii?

    My wii has a modchip in it. Can I still softmod?

    Whats this PriiLoader thing?

    Should I reformat my wii? I did something wrong and want to start over! How can I make my Wii a virgin?

    I softmodded my Wii a long time ago....

    Okay, so I've softmodded my console and ....

    That's a lot of words! I'm still confused!

    If I attempt to softmod my Wii is there a chance I could brick it?

    Notice about Piracy

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    Softmod ANY Wii
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    An Introduction To Wii Hacking - MUST READ for all new Wii Hackers
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    Nice write up mate, added link to my welcome post

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    Hahahha the pic of the scratched DVD is so hilarious! I bet you did that on your own or your kids had fun doing it
    Nice write up btw :-P

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    OK, so my drive is a GC2-D2E.

    That means I can play backups right?

    But now how do I do that exactly?

    And does it involve hacking my Wii?

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    Yes. We have a guide called "Softmod any Wii guide". There's a link for it in the "Useful Links spoiler"
    in my signature. Best softmod guide around.



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    games to soft mod?

    thanks for guide, a while ago i read u needed 1 of 2 particular games to soft mod wii's. was wondering are they still needed?

    thx daz

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    Games were needed for the 4.3 sm but then came along LetterBomb

    http://hackmii.com/2011/08/letterbomb/

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    heck out the Mod Any Wii guide and all info for every system menu is in there.


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    if some one says i dont understand anything about softmod after reading this guide, thenm they should have their heads checked, nice write up and thanks

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    DVD-R + no cios

    I would like to apologise if this is posted in the wrong place but I've looked through the site and cannot find anywhere to get help.... I have softmodded a wii 4.2 for a friend and have homebrew installed have downloaded neogamma r9 -52 but when I try running copies through it I get the message DVD-R no cios ..all of these disks run ok on my sons old wii ..so could anybody please help me out ...Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by derbyed View Post
    I would like to apologise if this is posted in the wrong place but I've looked through the site and cannot find anywhere to get help.... I have softmodded a wii 4.2 for a friend and have homebrew installed have downloaded neogamma r9 -52 but when I try running copies through it I get the message DVD-R no cios ..all of these disks run ok on my sons old wii ..so could anybody please help me out ...Thanks in advance
    if all you did was install homebrew then you need to follow the softmod any wii guide in my sig.. this is not a trouble shooting thread..

    Did I come off like a jerk?? Read more here


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