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    Exclamation Newbies must start here! Guide to answer all questions!!!!!!!!!

    Ok this guide might help with some of the really easy questions that seem to get asked over and over again and again and again. You see my point If any of the links don't work PM me so I can fix them


    Ok if you are new, Then you must start here!!!!!

    This contains all the terminology that you will most likely come across here at wiihacks, It will help you to better understand whats going on

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...otshot-xd.html

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    Wiihacks IRC new and revised by s0ur!
    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-irc...w-revised.html

    Some terms and stuff to get you started
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...otshot-xd.html

    Once you know the terms, Your gonna wanna get out there and start hackin! But as always theres some guides to read, I cannot stress that you MUST READ THESE GUIDES CAREFULLY if you don't and carelessly do whatever then there are chances that you will BRICK your wii!!!!

    What is bricking?
    Brick - WiiBrew

    How do I prevent this??? Go to this thread
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...-never-do.html


    Now that you know what not to do, Follow these guides for hacking your wii, All you need to know 1st up is what firmware your wii is running


    Softmodding Firmware 3.1-4.1 by Dogeggs, Follow guide exactly and you shouldn't have any problems
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

    For users of 4.2 firmware wiis: I think this guide by Shadow is quite easy as I have tried it on a friends wii and it worked flawlessly, There is also a guide by Messie
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...y-4-2-wii.html

    Messies 4.2 Guide
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tem-menus.html


    WHAT? You screwed something up and want to remove the softmods??? Sure thing boss!
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ii-virgin.html


    Now, I’ve seen a lot of people say FREE WII POINTS!!!
    There are no generators or anything, All you'll need to do is softmod your wii, get homebrew channel up and running, use a wad manager/installer to install the wads and bingo, Free channels. Now if you ask "How do I do that?" Then go here

    http://www.wiihacks.com/tutorial-arc...t-proof-o.html


    What about DISC backup loaders??? Which one is best or which one should I use??? Try Neogamma Backup Loader for starters
    http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...r-channel.html

    What are the best methods for burning discs?
    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...e-backups.html

    Screw disc backups I want to play games off my USB hdd!!! Hey no worries, 1st check this thread for Hard drive compatibility
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html

    Once you've confirmed yours is on there, Or want to try a new one not listed out you need to format it to WBFS and get crackin, How?
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html

    But but but, IM ON A MAC!!!! How do I get it setup???
    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...-mac-os-x.html


    Configurable USB Loader
    http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-custom-s...oader-v39.html

    USB Loader GX
    http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...-settings.html

    Wiiflow USB Loader
    http://www.wiihacks.com/submit-artic...-settings.html


    What is cIOS and IOS???
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...explained.html

    HELP WHEN I PLAY A GAME IT JUST BLACK SCREENS AND HANGS WTF DO I DO???? You might need to install some required ios for the game
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-use-run.html


    Modchip section
    Wii Modchip

    Wode Stuff
    Wode FAQ
    http://www.wiihacks.com/wode/43919-w...neral-faq.html

    Wode Install Guide
    http://www.wiihacks.com/wode/43388-w...all-guide.html






    Ok, What other stuff should I know about?

    I need help with the "No vulnerable IOS" error when installing homebrew
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lling-hbc.html

    Im getting errors when I try and install wads and stuff
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tion-here.html

    getting NSMB to work:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-games/28...ario-bros.html

    Playing Wii Sports Resort
    http://www.wiihacks.com/general-home...ts-resort.html

    What about Guitar Hero 5???
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...o-5-guide.html

    I prefer Rock Band 2, I want my instruments to work!!!!
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...wont-work.html

    Also FREE RB2 DLC!!!
    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...-band-2-a.html

    I'm pretty cool now, Can I make my own channels???
    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...ls-wadder.html

    Also some pre-made Homebrew apps into channels
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...-channels.html

    How to get the best search results!!!!
    http://www.wiihacks.com/submit-artic...-wiihacks.html






    This guide is never finished, If you feel it needs more or is missing somethign, Please PM me with the guide as the topic.


    Props to all the guide makers out there, I thought this might organise them all for the newbies to find stuff easier Without you Wiihacks would not be around.
    Last edited by trekster; 03-03-2010 at 11:30 PM.


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    very good mate more answers to questions that keep being asked

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    Add stuff for modchips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robgee789 View Post
    very good mate more answers to questions that keep being asked
    Cheers dude, Just trying to eliminate so many unnecessary threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    Add stuff for modchips.
    I'll have a look at incorporating some stuff

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    Nice one trekster!

    And now hope the newbies will find this so that we don't have to repeat the same question all over again.

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    niice!... "A noobs guide for Dummies... A reference for the rest of us." LOL im soo funny


    If I helped you at all or contributed in any way please hit the lil' thanks button!!!

    Full Hacking Guide 4.2 System Menus Virginize Any 4.2 Softmodded Wii

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    Dude, what abt a collection of error/failure screen shots for newbies to check & address their puzzles ?
    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    Dude, what abt a collection of error/failure screen shots for newbies to check & address their puzzles ?
    thx
    What about
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tion-here.html



    That is listed in the guide!

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    hi there, i recently got a wii and my brother bought me some games from china (copied ones) iv been searching and searching about home brew on google and all sorts of forums but non of them really answer my question, so its either so obvious no one has bothered to ask, or its not doable.
    can i play coppied games from china using wii home brew?

    i know i probably sound like a dumb ass, and compared to some of you comp wizzes on here thats probably true, but pls don't be mean i just need a straight answer, thanx

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