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    New to the scene, have a modded wii. Haven't used in a while, what do i need to know?

    Hi, sorry for being such a noob. I have a modded Wii, it was software modded back about a year ago. I am trying to figure out exactly what I need to do in order to play the new Mario game. I read the tutorial for 3.1-4.1 Softmods by Doggeggs (great tut btw), but still have some questions. So bear with me...

    As I mentioned I have a softmod, and do have the homebrew channel. My Wii version is 3.3U, so I think I need to do an update (still reading up on how to do this...). My main concern is that I didn't get a backup on my NAND when my Wii was modded.

    My questions:
    A) The process identified in the tutorial, can i safely assume that the person who modded my Wii went through all those processes? Do I need to worry about installing any additionaly tools, security controls, bootloaders, etc?
    B) If Wii is similar to other system modds, do you need to upgrade the OS occationally (forced upgrades to play new games). If so, what is the best approach to this. (i.e. Do we need to disable softmodd while updating, or is it safe to update over the softmodd.)
    C) Not having a NAND backup... how big of a concern is that? How often do you need to recover with a NAND (I assume its only needed when Wii bricked)
    D) How awesome are free games. :-)

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    Ok first thing, you DO NOT need to update the System Menu if your comfortable with how it is now [anyways the new 4.1 and 4.2 system menu only allows you to play VC/WiiWare games directly off SD (other than the Triforce mod, that you'll have to study on your own since I have yet to do this)]

    The only thing that needs an occasional install are the IOSs, you can find a great guide on what they are and what they do here: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...explained.html

    Exactly right about the NAND backup [but again other than the triforce mod does this come into play again]. It's just a way to sorta "re-format" the Wii back to original state of when you made the backup. Preloader is actually your best "brick protection" as it prevents any unecassary disc updates among other great pre-measures.

    And the process could differ from what steps your buddy took to mod it. The scene can change drastically at times, so there are new exploits found that ,make the modifications easier and easier. But it can be a double edged sword cause with Nintendo Official updates they are always trying to plug holes. But eventually a way around those plugged holes is found.

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    Preloader installed on 3.3 will break things. Preloader will work with 3.2/4.0/4.1 and possibly lower Menus but not 3.3/3.4.

    If you haven't modded in a while it's worth going through the tutorial as it'll give you a NAND backup, the newer HBC, DVDx, a new cIOS and a few IOS updates. Updating to 4.1 is recommended over 3.3 as you will avoid disc updates for quite some time and you can have the added benefit of Preloader, which in the event of a brick is easier to use than bootmii/boot2 as it has Wiimote support.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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