What's up everyone! I just signed up to the website. I just bought my second Nintendo Wii yesterday. Second, you say? Yes, second. The first one I bought years ago when they first came out, then I sold it shortly thereafter. This one is the White version and the Firmware is 4.3U. I bought it used from a Pawn Shop, and when I got home I just left it in the box. Well, I got it all set up today, and started looking online to see what all hack possibilities there are for the Wii. And much to my joyful surprise, I have only been online looking for the past 20 minutes, and have found a multitude of modifications, a plethora of possibilities, a heaven of hacks. While I am a self proclaimed Mobile Device Tinkerer (Tablets, Cell Phones). This will be my first time ever doing anything to a Game System. So please go easy with me. If I ask questions that make me sound like a noob, it's because I am, lol. But, I want to learn all that I can, and all that there is.
Where do I need to start? How to set up Home Brew? Please help me get started!
Thank you very much in advance guys!
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 learn some basics about your Wii, the best way to do this is to read
Bluphant's noobs guide - Basic introduction to wii hacking
Once you have familiarized yourself with the Wii, Wiihacks recommend you follow this guide
The Softmod Any Wii Guide by Mauifrog
This guide works for all wii's with an sd card slot
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 - It is highly recommended to use Fat32 guide
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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