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    Basic Unlocking/Modding help needed...

    Hi,

    Im looking for what will probably be some simple advice but I dont have a clue hence im here!

    We are moving to England next month and would like to to the wii with us - however its a north american model therefore i understand it will not play UK region games....therefore we are looking to get it unlocked/modded to be region free

    So im looking for advice on the most cost effective way of making the wii regionless without 'bricking' it, not concerned with any downloading of games. Purely looking for it to run NA and UK region games smoothly.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    If that is all you need, you will need the Homebrew Channel and Gecko os- you then load your games though gecko os. You can install hbc with banner bomb, guides below will fully softmod your wii, but have detail for hbc installation.

    Never update from out of region disk.
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    Thanks for your reply. So if i just follow the link - 'New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii' and follow all instructions on that guide that will allow uk discs to play freely?

    How risky is this process? If I were to make a mistake would it screw me completely?

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    If you follow the guide to completion you will be able to play everything- backups, wiiware, etc.

    I you only wish to play legitamit original wii disks, which are out of region- then you only need to install the homebrew channel using bannerbomb. Then download gecko os from wiibrew.org and load your out of region games through gecko os.

    Just be sure to never update your wii with an out of region disk as you will semi brick. Gecko os may or may not be able to block this, have not checked.
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    Thanks again, I think it looks doable even with my limited knowledge and experience with this kind of thing

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    apply Gecko_1.9.x (new version) to play ur new games. it'll prompt u to install the required IOS for gaming; plus the ability to play out-of-regionS.

    in long run, consider to apply usb_HDD, instead of DVD-r for ISO playing joy.

    by the way, UK electricity is 220v while usa 115v. u need a new power supply for Wii.
    Last edited by billyhome; 11-11-2009 at 11:50 PM.

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    Is the gecko thing part of the guide?

    Also presumably a new power cable will combat the change in voltage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vancity View Post
    Also presumably a new power cable will combat the change in voltage?
    That is correct Sir and the voltage is 110

    http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/...sp?countryID=3
    Last edited by s0ur; 11-12-2009 at 08:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vancity View Post
    Is the gecko thing part of the guide?
    No gecko is not part of the guide. You can download it here: Gecko os

    All you need to do is download
    bannerbomb
    The Homebrew Channel
    Gecko Os

    With that install you will be able to play region free games, and with gecko will prompt to install required ios. But no backup, no wiiware installs etc.

    Step 1 of the guides details the installation of the homebrew channel- that is all you need, unless you would like to do more.
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    Thanks alot guys, I'll be trying it in the next few weeks so i may well be back with more queries!

    Just one quick one now - how do i check its not 4.2 or above?

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