I just bought the other half a wii then learned within 5 minutes of buying (what a nice sales rep!) that it was possible to play backups etc.
So, I did a little looking around and finally found a tutorial that worked for my new (4.0) Wii - right here at WiiHacks
So I figured I would join up!!
EMPRESS of ALL
Retired Head Admin
Do NOT PM for Site or Wii Issues
Hello and welcome to the wiihacks community.
I know you are anxious to get started; but, there are a few items to cover before you post your questions or start doing anything to your Wii.
Make sure you read the rules of this site. There are a number of tutorials and guides available to assist you. Many of our new members find the tutorials for softmodding any 3.1-4.1 Wii particularly useful. Make sure to either look through the site tutorials and guides or use the search function before asking questions. While the moderators, staff, and members of this community are willing to help you, some effort on your part to read, research, and follow the rules is expected. To get the best response to your question(s), post in the associated forum areas. This is very important as inappropriate posting could get you restricted to the reading room or even banned. If, after looking at the tutorials and trying to search, you still need help or just want to post a very basic type of question, go to the http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-newbie-corner/.
Wiihacks also has a chat room on irc://irc.uicn/wiihacks. After reading the iRC rules, please feel free to join in the light-hearted chats and activities. While any iRC client can connect to #wiihacks on the UICN, ChatZilla, for those with Mozilla’s Firefox browser, is easy to install and use.
If this site and our members have provided substantive help, you can Donate to the forum and get a nice banner under your name and gain access to the donator forums.
Please be aware that a number of the 4.0 Wiis of recent purchase have a Nintendo chip version that prevents the Wii drive from reading DVD-R backup discs. Without opening the drive, and voiding the warranty, there will be no way to tell in advance if your Wii is one of those with the D3-2 chip. What you will do then, is follow the softmod tutorial and attempt to burn and play backups of your games, Upon failure, the workaround is to use an external USB HDD: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html.
Just want you to be forewarned. Enjoy your stay with us.