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    the anwser to just about everything!

    since, this is getting tiring, and i cant believe how often it is needed, people say they "searched" and up till now i assumed it was BS, but for their sake and mine, im gonna teach you how to search, since theres a 99.999999% chance youre not special in any way, anyone here cares about, you answer allready exists elsewhere, i repeat EXISTS ELSEWHERE

    here is your best friend in the world!

    he will do whatever you want, as long as you know what youre doing!

    heres how you use him to your advantage
    when youre looking for something, its not magic, KEEP IT SIMPLE!

    dont post a whole epicly detailed speech

    example of something wrong

    animal crossing error black screen problem modded mod chip backup loader fix

    youll get nothing

    this is what it should be
    animal crossing error

    remember to keep it on topics, since each posts could lead to confusion

    topic 3 under animal crossing error
    Error #002 fix! by admiral victorinox

    but but but, theres more than 1 topic im confused? ;-;

    dont be a lazy nub, and actually look at the titles, Usually look for terms like Fix, or anwser, or something that sounds like your issue

    always try to pick topics with lots of replies, usually a topic with 2 posts, is just a question, that might not help you in any way, shape or form

    above all, you want to actually read more than 1 topic, if you dont find the anwser, in topic 1 topic 2 might help, it really exists somewhere, you should actually put forth the effort of reading 2 or 4 topics, then maybe it doesnt exist

    once you find it, but it seems confusing, check the date, something 6 months ago, isnt always gonna be right.

    since you might end up posting a topic, this is how to do this correctly too

    Find your firmware wii>settings>top right
    always post that

    region is ALWAYS important

    try to give as much revelent info as you can

    dont say a error, give a number, were not magic, and odds are youll end up having to tell us anyways

    dont ask for something, and then ask for more info, its not important for you to understand what IOS 38 does, or any of them, just that you know you need it reguardless, if u really want to know you can put forth the effort to search

    and most of all, dont just ask for help, and give a minimal detail that exists, or youll end up doing the work anyways, i repeat YOULL END UP GETTING IT ANYWAYS, AND ALMOST EVERY DETAIL YOU CAN GIVE HELPS A LOT!

    details that are trivial, and pointless keep to yourself
    i dont care if youre new
    i dont care if your friend is a moron
    i dont care if you "searched" if youre asking and i know it exists, i assume youre lying
    i dont care if its a gift for your 48 year old father or 10 year old son
    and most of all i dont care about what is a "accident" in the end it happened, deal with it, and dont tell me, since you get seen worse, saying stuff like this

    i hope this helps people figure out this very complex thing, and i hope this helps people in the near future


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    Search doesnt work for small terms like WAD. This is the problem i have had on more than one occasion. It is just the way forums work.

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    personally i search this site using google with "site:www. wiihacks .com and my query afterwards"

    i dont really like or know how to use forum search page the best, and at least with google it puts you on for example, page 8 of 11 straight away and you get a little preview of the text you searched for
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    if you have a problem with things like that, you search something like manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    if you have a problem with things like that, you search something like manager
    If you dont know what a WAD is you probably wont know to search manager. Heck, i have WAD manager channel and i still have no idea what a WAD is. It seems this is just assumed that peeps know what it is.

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    its the EXE of the wii =\, thats why its called INSTALLING

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    using stickies as a subject search

    Thanks for this!

    Personally, I find that for noobs (such as myself) a forum search is often a waste of time. The reason? It starts from a blatantly false assumption: it assumes that threads are appropriately titled (often, they are not). It also leads me to threads in which people have asked a question similar to mine, regardless of whether they have received a satisfactory answer. Lastly, any answers given in these threads are littered with assumed knowledge, often dangerously so. Any solutions found are invariably confusing and incomplete.

    For more experienced users, this is fine. They have no doubt read enough to wade their way through even the most meandering thread and find something of use. However, it has to be recognized that for average users achieving this level of literacy in the subject matter is unrealistic and unproductive.

    In my opinion, the best way for noobs to search any well-moderated forum like this one is to search only the most authoritative threads (i.e., sitckies, guides and tutorials, rather than the entire forum). The quality of the stickies is superior to that of the forum as a whole, and the answers they provide are the most complete. Let me provide an example:

    I want to remove cIOScorp from my Wii. If I do a forum search for "remove cIOScorp" (without quotes), it correctly lists a thread on removing cIOScorp. Success, right? Erm... not really. I have to read the entire thread to find out if the answer is complete, and if the question is asked by someone with the same region/firmware as mine, and certainly the answer is not complete unless the poster has reported back with complete success. So, I might end up reading several threads to confirm this, and attempt to build a complete picture so that I know how to proceed. This might be "working hard," but it is not "working smart."

    It's far better to jump to a related sticky or tutorial and see what it has to offer. So, I go to the tutorial on making your Wii "like a virgin" and do a thread search using one word: cioscorp. A cursory glance at the results reveals the question, "will this remove cIOScorp?" Clicking on that link not only provides me with the answer I need, but it does so in a thread that provides a noob-proof way to do it. I can go from searching for my answer to safely implementing it in a matter of minutes.

    Essentially, you are looking at the stickies as if they were subject entries in a library catalog. The first step in finding the answers you need is assessing whether or not one of these stickies might have the answer you need. Then, search only that thread for what you need. If you don't find it, rinse and repeat.

    I hope this helps.

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    Everything you need to hack a wii

    Hi, I'm new, and i don't really know how to use forums, but I think this is a good spot for this... I have spent the last few months working on hacking my wii and I kept all the files I used and put em all in a rar so other people don't have to look...I'm sure someone else did this but the more the better.

    I don't take credit for anything in the archive except for the fact that i organized it. All the readme's are written by other people along with the programs themselves.

    The file is about 108mb

    It contains:
    1. How to install the homebrew channel
    2. How to downgrade the Wii
    3.How to install wad manager as a channel
    4. How to play VC and Wiiware from the Sd menu
    5. How to get GH5 and the beatles rock band along with other new games to work
    6. it has the "all DLC in RB2" hack included
    7. It has the GC backup loader channel and Wii backup loader channel
    8. Has a program for making wads region free
    9. has programs you need to burn wii iso's
    10. has some but not all stuff you need to dump games.
    11. And some other little things.

    Basically everything I've done to my wii in the past few months.
    ..Oh and do me a favor and backup your NAND before you go crazy.
    You can backup your nand after you install bootmii which comes with the homebrew channel which is all included in the rar.

    heres the link

    hackwii_steps.rar - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload. FileFactory.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by vix597 View Post
    Hi, I'm new, and i don't really know how to use forums, but I think this is a good spot for this... I have spent the last few months working on hacking my wii and I kept all the files I used and put em all in a rar so other people don't have to look...I'm sure someone else did this but the more the better.

    I don't take credit for anything in the archive except for the fact that i organized it. All the readme's are written by other people along with the programs themselves.

    The file is about 108mb

    It contains:
    1. How to install the homebrew channel
    2. How to downgrade the Wii
    3.How to install wad manager as a channel
    4. How to play VC and Wiiware from the Sd menu
    5. How to get GH5 and the beatles rock band along with other new games to work
    6. it has the "all DLC in RB2" hack included
    7. It has the GC backup loader channel and Wii backup loader channel
    8. Has a program for making wads region free
    9. has programs you need to burn wii iso's
    10. has some but not all stuff you need to dump games.
    11. And some other little things.

    Basically everything I've done to my wii in the past few months.
    ..Oh and do me a favor and backup your NAND before you go crazy.
    You can backup your nand after you install bootmii which comes with the homebrew channel which is all included in the rar.

    heres the link

    hackwii_steps.rar - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload. FileFactory.com
    These are all in the tutorial sections so im pretty sure you wouldn't need to be showing people how to do this

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    Oh...ok...wish i had known that when i was looking for all those files...

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