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    Question I'm LOST...

    I'm as lost as a goose in a hail storm...sorry for the analogy...my grandma raised me - does it show? ;p

    Okay, so here are my questions....bear in mind I have absolutely NO clue about any of this stuff....doing it for my B.I.L.

    1. How do I tell what version of firmware is on the will system I want to soft-mod.

    2. WTF is Homebrew? Is it a program, a site, part of soft modding, what?!?

    3. What is Bricking???

    4. Once I've soft-modded this thing, I can just dl or back up any game and it will play? Will it matter what region the game came from originally, i.e. PAL or NTSC??

    So far that's it. I've found some v.detailed tutorials on the site, but before I even attempt to do this for my BIL I want to make sure I have some clue what I'm doing so I don't completely fry his system.

    Thanks for you patience, please don't yell at me...I told you from the start I'm a complete noob - virgin would be more like it. Pull your hair out laugh at me, I don't care, just help me out a little, puhleeeze?!?! Pretty, pretty, please, with a cherry on top?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odessa.toma View Post
    I'm as lost as a goose in a hail storm...sorry for the analogy...my grandma raised me - does it show? ;p

    Okay, so here are my questions....bear in mind I have absolutely NO clue about any of this stuff....doing it for my B.I.L.

    1. How do I tell what version of firmware is on the will system I want to soft-mod.
    go into the settings menu on yo0ur wii, it will show you in the top right of the screen

    2. WTF is Homebrew? Is it a program, a site, part of soft modding, what?!?
    homebrew is the software written by people to run on your wii!
    Homebrew channel is a program thatis used to launch other programs.

    3. What is Bricking???
    Bricking is what happens to your wii when you dont read guides before softmodding your wii A bricked wii is called a brick because it is as useful as a brick.

    4. Once I've soft-modded this thing, I can just dl or back up any game and it will play? Will it matter what region the game came from originally, i.e. PAL or NTSC??
    it wont matter what region the game is, you just need to be careful that if you were to accept an update from a disc that was from a different region , then you would end up with a possible brick. All backup launchers and USB launchers will prevent updates, as will Preloader.

    BEst place to start is the 3.1 - 4.1 softmod thread in the tutorials section of the forum (or the 4.2 softmod guide if thats what firmware you find out you have).
    So far that's it. I've found some v.detailed tutorials on the site, but before I even attempt to do this for my BIL I want to make sure I have some clue what I'm doing so I don't completely fry his system.

    Thanks for you patience, please don't yell at me...I told you from the start I'm a complete noob - virgin would be more like it. Pull your hair out laugh at me, I don't care, just help me out a little, puhleeeze?!?! Pretty, pretty, please, with a cherry on top?!?![/QUOTE]

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    hey you spoiler

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    Quote Originally Posted by messie View Post
    hey you spoiler
    hey, im bored, my fingers need the excercise!

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    Okay, so I've read all your pointers, the FAQ, Getting started, etc.
    What are the best programs to go with when soft-modding??
    You know something that is going to be pretty much user-friendly, and won't have me pulling my hair out and behaving in a way that won't freak out the natives - literally - I'm a stranger in a strange land!!!

    Thanks again, any advice, pointers tips outside the FAQ's, etc. are really GREATLY appreciated!!!

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    softmodding guides are linked in my sig, read whichever one is relevant!

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