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    Hello, I love Nintendo!

    Hello everyone! I've been playing Nintendo games since I started with Metroid in 1989 and I haven't stopped since. I probably, no definately have spent too much money on games lol. Working at Toys R Us for a few years didn't help either. I've got about 35 retail Wii games at the moment and a handful of Virtual console titles as well. However I can't say for sure yet that it's my favorite Nintendo console. Right now that honor probably goes to the Gamecube (lol i know), but maybe a year after the Wii U is out I can look back and change my mind.

    I love retro gaming and I have way too much stuff related to it. I've actually gotten rid of a bunch lately but I should lose some more to make room.

    I've hardmodded a few PS1s with chips and solder, I've done the SwapMagic thing in PS2 for a couple years (FFX International yesssssss), and I've softmodded my original Xbox with XBMC and added a 500g HDD to it, so I'm not totally new to modding. Now that the Wii is winding down, I've decided to get to work on it and consolidate all these games into an easier storage method. So far, it's way more to learn than other mods I've done, but it's exciting. Take it easy!


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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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    Thanks for the primer! Luckily I have a launch day Wii, I even kept the receipt and pre-order card because I'm such a nerd lol. I've already begun the process of modding with a 500 gig HDD thanks to the Mod Any Wii guide! Now I just need to search for a while beforeI start asking questions. After reading so many guides so many times before even starting, it's hard to remember where I saw what info.


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