Hi i'm Rabid_Dave,
Just a quick note here to say hi,
This forum looks great BTW lots of useful info.
Ok well here is my background:
I recently got a 2nd hand Wii (controllers balancer board etc etc)
As a computer technician I was interested in making the most of the hardware so I followed the great 'softmod any wii guide' and other than some problems getting bannerbomb to execute the guide was excellent many thx!
As part of the load of wii stuff I got came a load of random games (old and new) but many of them have scratches. So my aim is to backup the ones that still work (I believe I use 'easy USB config' or whatever its called to dump tthe working ones to an compatible external HDD as per the list? (I have one on order but it wont get here till tomorrow so I'm trying with a USB stick and WBFS manager)
For the too scratched to play ones I can load ISOs, (of my own finding) of any games I legally own, in to WBFS manager and use that to copy the ISO to the external.
Hopefully I have got it right so far and also hopefully I haven't broken any of the forum rules yet.
Last edited by Rabid_Dave; 08-11-2011 at 06:11 AM.
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.
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
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