i know the title was lame but my first idea was "new wiimember" which sounds to me a little more lame. anywho, i'm a new member but i've been trolling the site for a couple days reading faq's and been doing random searches that might pertain to me.
i ordered a black wii (the one thats supposed to come with a music cd) from ebay, should be here by this weekend. i have a gameboy ds that i have a cyclods cartridge for; i really enjoyed how that opened up the possibilities on my gameboy.
I am interested in soft modding my wii and i will stay away from menu interface skins! the only thing that i couldn't find so far was how i would check my wii (it's preowned) to make sure it has not been modded yet. i plan on doing more reading before i post, but, since it is my introduction thought i'd flavor it up with the current happenings.
and welcome to
Thank you for becoming a member of the best wii modding site around!
First off you need to read the Site rules and try your best to abide by them.
Also You need to realise that this site is here to help you make the most out of your Wii and not to help people with piracy!
Now we know the rules its time to find the right guide for modding your wii, I recommend the
The Softmod Any Wii Guide by Mauifrog
This guide works for all wii's
And Bluphant's noobs guide - Basic introduction to wii hacking
There are also other guides which you can find in the Guides and tutorials section
Once you have completed the guide you need to ascertain if your wii is capable of playing backups via the disc drive or whether you need to be usb loading.
Wii's post 2009 generally cannot play backups via the disc drive and have to use usb loading.
I recommend usb loading anyway as you can add an remove your games easily and there is no wear and tear on your disc drive and no messing about with discs etc.
What you will need to know -
What drives are compatible - Usb Compatibility list
How to set your drive up - Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
Once your HDD is setup and ready to go, you will need a program to manage your games!
Checkout Peire's Wii Game Manager Guide
Now your set up and ready to go, but you run in to a problem with one of your game backups -
Bmarlo's Ultimate List of problematic games and the solutions
Peire's Ultimate guide to music and dance games
Now if you're a modchip user you need to get over to the Modchip Section
Wiihacks also has an IRC chat room so you can get live help and assistance from staff and other
members - IRC welcome and rules
Other useful guides -
Ultimate Wiihacks index
Wiihacks guides - The Authors Index
Multi Mod Manager guide
Check out our resident site artist Bmarlo's GFX Shop
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