hello, i've had my wii for a couple of years, decided to softmod it over christmas. because i have 2 boys 2 & 10, who seem to destroy all my discs!! so i thought it would be a good idea to back them up on a hdd, which has semi worked lol, i've read some of the threads which have given me a good idea to get past my problems, i just need some guidance now i what forum to post on, have hbc installed via sd, but wii does not recognise sd card now after trying 4 different ones (sandisc 2gb) but i managed to partition my hdd and put my homebrew apps on that so everything goes through the usb, i have gsx loader working & wii flow, but cannot access my wads to put wiiflow on its own channel, but i'm going to mess about with the files later! sorry to bore you all , but i think this is a great site and i am flad tp be part of it!
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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
Peire's Ultimate guide to music and dance games
Now if you're a modchip user you need to get over to the Modchip Section
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Multi Mod Manager guide
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