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    Few Questions before I mod

    I've searched, but I am not sure the exact terminology to input into the search to find what I'm looking for...

    I have Paper Mario Virtual Console, and BomberMan WiiWare on my Wii currently, and want to soft mod. Will this lose these?

    I have a 2TB Seagate External Hard drive that I plan on using, and from the sounds of it I can just create a WBFS partition and use WBFS Manager to manage it? Is this correct? The hard drive is for my media player, but I can sacrifice a few GB's for this cause lol.

    What is the purpose of a Fat32 Partition? I have read that NTFS works, what about just having a say 20gb WBFS partition, and the rest of the 2TB in NTFS for is previous use? Is it so that it can load the stuff that is on the SD card? If so I have a Sandisk SD card that can live in my wii if need be.

    To return to stock do you just do a NAND restore? Then what? I am a lil confused on that.

    I am familiar with Android Modding and NAND backups but this is all confusing to me because I'm used to that world lol.
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    No, I don't think you will lose any virtual console games that you previously bought.

    I recommend not using WBFS, but using FAT32 for your games instead (or NTSC)
    The purpose is that windows recognizes these filesystems and can work with them. Converting and transferring files seems a lot faster to me also.
    Read more here: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-playing.html (I believes this also applies to NTFS, but someone else should confirm that)

    If you load with FAT32 or NTFS, the rest can stay as it is and you can keep it for the media player.

    A NAND restore will restore your wii to the point when the backup was made. At this point homebrew channel and bootmii will be there for sure though.
    There's no real need to restore to stock, but if you really want to: look up virginizing your wii.
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    i wouldnt use a wbsf partition i would format it all to fat32 you can still load your games from it and still store your media on there aswell,
    here is a guide for fat32 loading
    and as for nands they will allow you to restore your wii to the state it was in when the nand was made just like a system restore on you computer

    beaten me to it again lmao

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    Introduced myself.

    Thanks So can I basically leave the hard drive untouched and just make a Wii folder in the root and use that?

    Not that I NEED to virginize my Wii, but that is what got me intrigued to do this. On android you can revert it back to out of box state if you really want to for warrenty returns or whatever.

    My main concern is do the newer games require you to system update like the other consoles? I had a banned 360 and it was a nightmare due to game updates, does Wii work like this?

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    The games include updates, but these updates can be blocked (and will be if you follow a wiihacks guide)
    Games don't require the update, they just require certain files which can be installed/updated without a system update.

    All current games should play if you follow wiihacks guides (some games require extra attention, be sure to check the problematic games thread if you have problems)
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    I saw a thread about Mario Bros Wii, and wasnt sure how that works out. My wife would kill me if I modded and it doesn't play that lol.

    Also we have Epic Mickey Collectors Edition on preorder, think that will be a problematic game?


    BTW, my Mario Bros is the actual disc, and the guides I'm seeing to make it play are patching the ISO and stuff.
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    The guide to follow is here but the patcher link is dead. Download (for the patcher only) can be found here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganoderma View Post
    No, I don't think you will lose any virtual console games that you previously bought.

    I recommend not using WBFS, but using FAT32 for your games instead (or NTSC)
    The purpose is that windows recognizes these filesystems and can work with them. Converting and transferring files seems a lot faster to me also.

    If you load with FAT32 or NTFS, the rest can stay as it is and you can keep it for the media player.

    So can NTFS be recognized by the Wii? That's what the 2TB is right now and my friend is saying something about it not wanting to work with multiple partitions. Or can I make a FAT32 partition that is like 20GB for the Wii's use?

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