I'm the new guy. I have owned a Wii for a couple of years now but am starting to play it a bit more. I just stumbled across something about a "Homebrew" channel when I was trying to determine if it was possible to stream music to the Wii either from a pc or mobile device. So thats when I picked up this whole "hacking" or "modding" thing. I don't know alot about it but it seems interesting. I have rooted my android and done alot of various things with Windows phones and this seems along the same lines as that.
I guess I just am wondering what the benefit to this is? I can't seem to get a clear understanding of what exactly modding is or the difference in hacking/moddding or how it all works. But nevertheless thats why I'm here . . . . . . . Glad to meet you all !
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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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