What's up everyone?
Redundant, I'm sure everybody doesn't frequent the introductions forum but eh. A buddy I work with told me this site was amazing and that he had used it a while back to mod his Wii.
I very recently bought my other buddy's Wii off him because he didn't use it anymore and now I wish to access the full capabilities. Unfortunately, he had done a system update to 4.3u and now I'm extremely confused on how to mod this thing. There seem to be some terms and whatnot that I'm not familiar with.
I've been fooling around with rooting Android devices for a while so I figured this would be a walk in the park but I really don't want to pull a noob move and brick my Wii haha.
If anybody can shed some light or point me in the right direction that would be awesome. Just looking for another project I can fool around with for the house.
Also, I typically just use the wii to play Bit Trip Runner and watch NetFlix. However, I have downloaded several other games I'd like to keep so if anybody knows how I can do that as well it would be most helpful haha.
and welcome to
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First off you need to read the Site rules and try your best to abide by them.
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
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 -
List of problematic games and the solutions
Now if you're a modchip user you need to get over to the Modchip Section
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Multi Mod Manager guide
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