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    Talking Hey from Japan!

    Just wanted to say hi to everyone!

    As you might guess from my handle, I like Star Wars!

    I've had my Wii since their initial release in Japan (2006, IIRC) but I didn't use it that much except for Twilight Princess back in the day and the very occasional game of Wii Fit
    I recently soft modded my Wii using these guides in order to play Xenoblade in English (I'm interested in seeing how games get localised sometimes, and the UK version has both Japanese and English):


    To my surprise, everything worked like a charm!

    Now I just have to figure out how to get my US copy of Sonic Gems to work properly... I've been looking for a definitive way to do so without giving my Wii an express ticket to Bricksville, Arizona There doesn't seem to be much definitive info, unless you're talking about backups, whereas I'm talking originals. I have no *cough-cough* backups, just my original copy.

    Well, nice to meet y'all. I'll be poking around the other topics looking for a solution
    Last edited by Pob3008; 12-15-2011 at 11:12 PM.

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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 -

    Bmarlo's Ultimate List of problematic games and the solutions

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    Modchip Section

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