Love my Wii, Glad I found this resource.
I have had my Wii systems for over a year now and one of them is installed in our bar for patrons to have fun with.
As you can imagin, this is a pretty harsh environment for a game system and the discs. I was doing some research on transfering games and playing them from a USB HDD and found this great resource here.
Big thanks to gen3sf, Dogeggs and messie for spelling it out so well for me. I think after a trip to buy a few WD HDDs I'll be able to make this happen for two bars and my house too. Very cool guys.
Hi and welcome to WiiHacks Bud
If you need advice or help for anything Wii related you have joined the right site, whether its hard or soft modded.
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Here is the site index wiihacks ultimate index written by ShadowSonic2
If you are starting from scratch, new 3.1-4.1 written by Dogeggs
If you already have Homebrew, upgrade to 4.1 written by Dogeggs
Don’t update to 4.2, but if you are already on 4.2, complete 4.2 guide written by Messie
2009 Wii Serial numbers after LU3884XXXX and LEH2676XXXX have probably got the new D3-2 chip that prevents playing backup DVD's. They can still use original discs and USB loaders.
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Thanks for the links. The tutorials is how I found the two articles by Doggeggs and messie cause I have three consoles. One at home on 3.4U and one at one of my bars on 4.2 and one unopened at my other bar that may have the newer D3-2 chip but I still would like to use the USB loader option on that one. More research is needed so I'm going through more tutolials and searches today and getting a couple WD USB HDDS.
Thanks community for the great resource.