My name Is Andrew Fletcher, [Fletch]
I am fairly new to computers and to this whole new "wii hacking" thing too.
I am in my mid to late 40 so you can understand why i don't have much clue on the concept of how it all works, however i am into saving money when i can. When a friend told me that i can save money on games for my 7 year old's Wii by getting the software "fixed" to read burnt games that i can buy at the market, well i was all for it.
Anyway i am actually after some advise, however i will save that for another post in another location, just wanted to say hi first.
By the way i think this is a great idea, a place that you can get advise for this sort of thing. good on ya.
Last edited by fletchbee; 10-12-2012 at 11:15 PM.
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
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Before i follow any new instructions / guides from your helpful forum, i would like to ask something first please.
I had taken my son's Wii to a computer shop and they gave me two options to "get the most out of my Wii",
1) was to get a chip in it.
2) the cheaper was to "adjust" the software.
I went for the cheaper of course. [not always being the best option though]
Anyway all seemed to work fine, as long as i followed the [or my son followed] the loading steps when playing ANY game.
The shop installed Neo - Gamma?
The new steps were, once you load ANY game and went into the main menu, you had to ALWAYS press the Neo Gamma button first then follow the steps after that.
this worked well for awhile, then my son had pressed the "normal" button when he was playing a game and it will no longer play the "other" games.
My question is, do i need to start all over or is there a quick adjustment that i can do before i reformat the Wii?
Thank you for your time and help
i have just done a fair bit of reading and i would like to thank you all for such a informative and clear set of instructions,
well done guys.
Last edited by Jax; 10-13-2012 at 05:40 AM. Reason: Merged Posts.