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    Hi People,

    I have recently softmodded to 4.0E (pal) following 'assassda' ULTIMATE
    SYSTEM MENU 4.0 on GBAtemp.

    I have a pre-softmod NAND BACKUP and have some final questions to ask in
    order to get the most out of my wii. Questions of which may help other
    newb'ish peoples in the future. (ps Assassda is really helpfull if you read and follow his guide carefully and to the letter!) I think i've hassled him to much recently and thought i would ask for advice from others in the same boat as me or who are softmod guru's.

    Assassda's guide: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835

    I hope the questions are relavant and thank anyone for their support in answering these questions in advance!

    Cheers all!

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    Q1. After safely modding my wii to the above and setting preloader to 'block updates' will this block only work on game updates OR will it also block OFFICIAL NINTENDO firmware updates.

    Q2. After a softmod how many ways can a person accidentally update OFFICIAL NINTENDO firmware and destroy your custom ios (by this i mean if someone used my wii while i was out!)

    Q3. How much of an improvement is using cIOS38_rev13-Installer instead
    of the cIOS36_rev10-Installer.

    Q4. If i remove my sd card from my wii (the one with all my softmodded
    stuff with bootmii on iso2,preloader and hbc and so on!) and then restart my wii and try and use it, what will happen as all important files like preloader are fowarded to the files on the sd? Will it make the wii more likely to brick/semi brick?????

    Q5. Is it possible to make custom wii menu channels without using CIOSCORP(and v2) and if so do they use cioscorps files?

    Q6. does anyone know any reliable guides to installing 1up games,
    virtualconsole games, and wiiware that i have dl'd from torrents and game forums.

    Q7. whats the likelyhood of semi-bricking/bricking when installing 1up
    games, virtualconsole games, and wiiware? Is their any safer method of
    doing this?

    Q8. As i have bootmii,preloader,hbc (dont have CIOScorp - dont trust
    it!) can I install dvdx without it semi bricking as geexbox and mplayer ce wont play any dvd content?? (i.e divx,xvid,original DVDs).

    Q9. Will i have to downgrade ios35, if so what will i need to update it back to later after installing dvdx?

    Q10. Cant i just get dvdx and chuck it in the apps folder?

    Q11. Can you delete wad managers,bootmii and preloader from the apps
    folder on the sd card to stop other people from clicking on them in the homebrew browser. Have the above files now served their purpose as the wii is now sucessfully modded or are they still linked to installed files. (i.e preload 0.29,bootmii,hbc??

    Q12. As the gamecube backup launcher uses MIOS will it alter any IOS's or does it strictly use cIOS's when installing/running?

    Q13. I have a pre-softmod NAND BACKUP, could i do another NAND BACKUP of my fully modded system files and recover to them in case of a semi brick/brick instead of the old pre-modded ios's and files so that i dont have to softmod all over again????

    Phew!!

    Thanks again people,

    I will gather together all the previous questions i have had on my recent wii modding journey and post them soon so we can help to avoid the recurring newb questions in the future, although i think that may be myself being a bit optimistic
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    1) It won't block you choosing to update in the Wii menu.

    2) There's still a few.

    3) The look the same to be honest, it's the content that's different. Had no major issues with 13, not sure about newer games on 10 with the 002 error.

    4) No. Probably a little safer with unskilled hands about.

    5) Don't know.

    6) Just use wad manager, make sure you have a trusted source of wad files though.

    7) If you download a bad wad you can get bannerbricked, hence the suggestion in 6.

    8) No idea.

    9) See 8

    10) See 9

    11) Yes, just keep the relevant files on a shadow folder on your computer in case you need them.

    12) It uses mIOS.

    13) If you want you could have daily NAND backup and store them on your PC. Might be a tad tedious though.

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    Thanks Tealc99, much appreciated! Is their anyone else who can help fill in the blanks? Thanks people!
    Last edited by melodical; 07-13-2009 at 06:21 PM.

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    Before I modded my wii i formated the device. I successfully soft modded the machine to 4.0u and was wondering if it was safe to register the device to send emails and play online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimes View Post
    Before I modded my wii i formated the device. I successfully soft modded the machine to 4.0u and was wondering if it was safe to register the device to send emails and play online.
    Yes, you can still play online and tx/rx emails. Also I would advise you to stay on cios 10, 13a/b will both crash on newer games, depending on the loader you use, so far I have jumped back to 10 without any problems. I never even saw 002 error until I went to 13, just waiting for them to revamp a few things for the next release.

    For custom channels, I would use WADder, great app.

    You dont need the SD once its been softmodded, only for unbricking to launch HBC.

    I have installed WiiWare, VC 64 games and apps, all with no issues so far, so you should be fine with that.

    Also, you should make a nand backup of your modded version, for safe keeping, always a good idea.

    Sorry I couldnt answer more ?s for you,I dont use the DVDx stuff, just brew apps and loaders.

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    Thanks BrownLLamma, for your input!

    "I have installed WiiWare, VC 64 games and apps, all with no issues so far, so you should be fine with that."


    1. Are you talking about official WiiWare, VC 64 games and apps?
    2. Ever had probs or heard of problems with torrent downloaded WiiWare, VC 64 games and apps? (i.e non trusted torrent sites like isohunt,piratebay/mininova).
    3. "You dont need the SD once its been softmodded, only for unbricking to launchHBC." Even with bootmii installed as it boots to the bootmii menu at start up/turn on? What would happen? Would it goto system menu and play normal games or would it goto a black screen or not start up? what would preloader do (this is also installed?
    4. Is it worth modifying ios's by installing CIOSCORPv2 just to get a custom channel when i can do this through hbc instead?

    Thanks for the WADder tip! I'll give it a go!!
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    1. Yes

    2. No - Just use trusted or reputable sites

    3. Without the card, the system can and will boot to whatever option you have it set to boot or return to. You would need your SD card if you were going to boot into HBC or want to run an app from BootMii and of course to load any covers/cheats.

    4. Stick with what's easier for you, same outcome either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownLLamma View Post
    1. Yes

    2. No - Just use trusted or reputable sites

    3. Without the card, the system can and will boot to whatever option you have it set to boot or return to. You would need your SD card if you were going to boot into HBC or want to run an app from BootMii and of course to load any covers/cheats.

    4. Stick with what's easier for you, same outcome either way.


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    Cheers matey, can i be cheeky and a few (well.....several!!) more questions?
    Your help and Tealc99's help is most appreciated!!!

    I softmodded it for a friend who has 5 daughters. At the moment with the sd card in it, it always boots to bootmii. I know bootmii is protecting his wii as well as preloader 0.29, he is charge of his wii at the moment and the kids have to ask him to turn it on to avoid the screwing it or or bricking it, but i am uneasy about the fact that his daughters might get there hands on the wii and mess it up through the bootmii screen (i.e the screen with - wii,hbc,sd,gears, I'm not so much worried about them updating the wii with official updates as i have made it clear to them to NEVER DO THIS!!!! also advised them to only click wii or homebrew through the bootmii screen and leave gears and sd alone.)

    1. Is their a way that i could get the wii to start up at the wii menu rather than bootmii as it always boots into this?
    2. Is there a way i could make the sd and gears bit unclickable? (preloader is set to boot to wii menu and this works ok)
    3. Or just make the thing kiddy proof?

    Going back to your original answer to my questions:

    "No - Just use trusted or reputable sites"


    4. Do you know of any trusted or reputable sites that you could recommend?

    You also said:

    "Without the card, the system can and will boot to whatever option you have it set to boot or return to. You would need your SD card if you were going to boot into HBC or want to run an app from BootMii and of course to load any covers/cheats."


    5. By this do you mean if i remove the sd card & power on the wii I could still load homebrew and launch wii backupgame DVD discs through apps like Neogamma or Gamma 0.3 through either wii menu>hbc OR could i just play ORIGINAL WII DVD games?

    6. Going back to my earlier question if i remove sd will this cure my bootmii loading every time wii starts issue? and still play original and backup games?

    7. Is there a workaround to create a custom channel without CIOSCORP?
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    1. Is their a way that i could get the wii to start up at the wii menu rather than bootmii as it always boots into this?
    Yes copy the bootmii folder from the SD card to your PC and then delete it off the SD card. You can also do this with the nand backup.


    2. Is there a way i could make the sd and gears bit unclickable? (preloader is set to boot to wii menu and this works ok)
    With above you wouldn't need to.

    4. Do you know of any trusted or reputable sites that you could recommend?
    I'm not big into VC or Wiiware and have only used places like mininova, which isn't really recommended.

    5. By this do you mean if i remove the sd card & power on the wii I could still load homebrew and launch wii backupgame DVD discs through apps like Neogamma or Gamma 0.3 through either wii menu>hbc OR could i just play ORIGINAL WII DVD games?
    You can use any channels you have installed as wads. Any forwarder channels won't work and Homebrew Channel won't have anhything to load.

    6. Going back to my earlier question if i remove sd will this cure my bootmii loading every time wii starts issue? and still play original and backup games?
    Don't think there's any need to ask the same question 3 times. You could just try it?

    7. Is there a workaround to create a custom channel without CIOSCORP?
    What are you to keen on creating a custom channel? There's a site out there called wadder.net which hosts many user created channels which you may find useful.

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    Thanks again mate! Yeah, sorry to go on a bit about the same sh1t, but i'm trying to learn the ins and outs of softmodding by reliable sources such as your self and BrownLLamma!
    Plus i see that your a fellow welshman. (I'm from Cardiff!). I reckon i have a knack for faces and places. As a guess i'd say you were a Cardiff boy too! Dont start hating me if your from Swansea!!

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