After owning a Wii for over 4 years now, I finally got round to softmodding it (thanks to a very helpful 4.3 downgrade guide here). I've always had an interest in tinkering with consoles/handhelds, I bought a PSP on release for the sole purpose of modding it and never really played any PSP games on it, just ROMs.
Im not sure why I waited so long to have a go at modding my Wii, but once I read up on the -how to's- it became an enjoyable and excieting after work project. Since signing up to WiiHacks almost 2 weeks ago I have been tinkering with the customisation of my Wii ever since, im sure i'll get it just how I like it one of these days.
Thanks to all the dedicated core members here at WiiHacks helping us not so programming inclined understand it all and share with us your creations. I look forward to the many new releases to come!
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You might also want to check out the Ultimate Wiihacks Index and the Wii Softmodding - Basics and Beyond to get along the site and get to know some hacking terminology etc .
To initially softmod your Wii use one of the following softmod guides. Just choose the guide which you understand the most.
- See the 3.1-4.1 Softmod for Any Wii by Dogeggs.
- Or the SoftMod 3.0-4.2 Wiis Guide by Cile.
- If you updated to the latest system menu (4.3) follow the 4.3 Softmod Guide by mauifrog.
- He has also a Softmod ANY Wii guide which covers hacking of every firmware version of any region.
To load your game backups from a USB hard drive follow the FAT32 loading guide or the WBFS loading guide.
There is also a Wii Modchips Section.
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