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Thread: HI all, Im Bobby, and I am a total wii noob

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    Us HI all, Im Bobby, and I am a total wii noob

    Hi all, hope you are having a great day!

    I just bought a wii, I am trying my best to hack it. The System menu Version is: 4.3U

    I used LetterBomb to Install the HomeBrew Channel. That part was easy. The following I have been unable to accomplish so if you could tell me how to do each one I would greatly appreciate it!!

    1: DVD Movie Playback From DVD Drive?? (I thought the Wii could do this right out of the box)

    2: Play AVI, MP4, etc. From a USB Hard Drive?

    3: Rip (backup) my game disc to USB Hard Drive?

    4: Play my game backups from USB Hard Drive?

    If I need to downgrade or anything let me know, links are very helpful also. I was on the PSP scene for several years so I am used to hacking a game system, just not used to the Wii. Everything I have tried so far just locks up my Wii, or turns off my WiiMote. Web searches have brought backs lots of results, none of which have worked for me. This is why I am posting.

    I do believe that is it, and if anyone knows of anything else useful to do with a Wii please let me know.

    Thank you,

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    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

    And Bluphant's noobs guide - Basic introduction to wii hacking

    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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    Modchip Section

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    Sent from my Nexus One using WiiHacks

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    thank you for all the information ... i have run into an issue ... using the first guide "Softmod any Wii" I completed Chapter one, and ran the LetterBomb ... On Chapter 2 I am at the very first screen where I am supposed to install the HomeBreChannel and BootMii as Boot2.

    I have a warning/error on the screen and wanted to ask before proceeding:

    HomeBrew Channel: Can be installed
    BootMii: Can Only be installed as an IOS
    The installed Boot1 version prevents a boot2 install (-2)

    I have the option to continue only ... what should I do/Can I do to get it on Boot2?? I had this same error when I letterbombed it the first time around too ..


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    This thread is for intros only. U will not be able to get boot2 just install bootmii ios and HBC and continue with the softmod any wii guide. Thread closed


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