Hi all, new to the community and to the Wii in general. I bought a Wii last night and typically I'm very good at things like this. I hacked the wii (black 4.3u), loaded everything from a tutorial and such. I now have a few games on my hard drive which have worked and run from using the USB loader which loads wiiflow, but I wanted to create wiiflow into it's own channel and I just can't seem to get it right. Any help would be appreciated. As well i'll throw out two other questions.
1. How do I get the game's covers/boxcovers to show? I tried making the folders in the wiiflow folder on my hard-drive, downloaded the png files but they still don't show.
2. How do I run Nes/Snes/Gensis games? A bit confused on how to load them up, or where to put the emulator's or games... on the hard drive or the sd card...
Sorry again I'm very new to this so any help at all is more then appreciated.
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The Softmod Any Wii Guide by Mauifrog
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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.
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What drives are compatible - Usb Compatibility list
How to set your drive up - Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
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