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    Which Program for covers and a place with a user friendly tutorial please

    Hi Guys,
    Hope I do this well, I do spend a fair amount of time on other tech sites and try to read all the guidelines and comply. My Gear:
    I have a Wii with a 1 terabyte HDD, nearly full. I have Homebrew, an old 1.5 Waininko loader and a 2 gig SD card inside my Wii which I assume holds the Homebrew programs etc. I had my unit "professionally" modded but he moved out of state so I can't tell you if it's a soft or hard mod, I'm guessing soft (if you can tell me how to check without opening the unit, great)
    I want to do a few things but to start I want to add covers. I've never plugged my HDD into my PC but I understand not to format when I do. I'm using WBFS now, and my Wii Homebrew says WBFS so I'll assume that's how my HDD is formatted/partitioned.
    Can you please tell me which proggie to use to add covers, and I'd love one that I don't have to click 250 times to get to the games beginning with the letter "L"! (if any proggies offers a search yet) I'm pretty comfortable with computers. I asked the other day but only a fellow noob answered. Polite fellow but unclear. I have spent the time watching vids, reading posts but there are so many different "opinions", I have 10 blown discs from a bad motorcycle wreck and a few hours at my desk is really "uncomfortable"
    I'd appreciate any advice my friends

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    You could always make a introduction where you will be given lots of links to help you navigate the forum better...


    This is also a good resource http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...hor-index.html
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    Ah, please forgive me Mod, on top of thinking I may already had previously, I was pretty punchy after hours of trying to resolve this. Blew 10 discs in a bad motorcycle wreck and I don't sit well for hours on end, the pain makes it hard to focus and I find myself staring at 10 different answers for the same question and don't know which one is the best of them. I will certainly make my introduction post now, just finished the 90 min of sleep every other day that my pain allows so I'll be up till Wed! (-;/ Appreciate your timely and forthright reply

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    Your covers will be stored on your sd card with the setup you have described. The easiest way to get them in my opinion would be to get wii backup manager and load up your hard drive in that program. There will be a "cover" button on it, click it and select get all. This will download all of the covers to a "covers" folder in the directory that wii backup manager is located in. After that all you need to do is copy and paste that folder to the appropriate location on your sd card. That location is dictated by the loader you are using to run your games. If you browse the card you can probably figure out where they should go.

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    Junior Mod? You should be running the joint! (-;/
    That is the least pretentious, most user-friendly reply I've ever recieved in hundreds of hours on tech sites learning one thing or another. You either get a reply from someone who knows more than you do trying to make you feel like an idiot for not knowing what he does, you get someone who gives you this convoluted explanation that only another advanced techie would understand or it's a 3 word answer that explains nothing. Oh, and I forgot the ones that slam you for not knowing all the guidelines on your first visit, like someone who's spent 3 days trying to rectify a frustrating problem is going to memorize a 4 page diatribe while they're on the edge of a meltdown. If you're WiiHacks version of a Junior Mod, then this must be one hell of a site. Thanks for not being pandering and speaking to me in such concise tones. I'll get to work right away, hopefully you won't mind a follow-up if I run into problems, this is literally the first time I've ever even hooked up my HDD to my PC and I've never even viewed the contents of the 2 gig SD card in my Wii, I don't want to break my kids heart and mess up the files and I definitely don't want to "brick" my Wii so I suppose my next task will be to apply the proggie I've read about that prevents it from happening.

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    Wii Backup Manager



    may want to have a little look at that to get you on the right track with the backup manager.

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    Also like to start enjoying the Wii's other functions as my little boy would get a kick out of playing other kids online etc. It's hard being disabled 'cause you can't always do what you want to do for them so it makes me his hero when I get him a new game or figure out a new functionality but because my Wii is modded, I've been absoilutely terrified to even click on any of the channels, muchless update my homebrew to something more recent. Don't know which things we can click on without torching our unit so I've never gone online with it. Pretty sure I need a wireless N gaming adapter like the one I have in my bedroom that lets me watch my Tivo shows on my office PC so he can play online yes? Too bad you need a gaming adapter for every unit in your house to do anything, get's a little pricey, but I'm sure it will be worth it. I have a brand new high end Belkin N router with both 2.4 and 5 ghz I'm sure will give us all the networking juice we need, especially since my little boys Wii is only 6 feet away in the next bedroom (well, as soon as I figure out what the hell the benefit of a 2.4 and a 5 ghz dual router does (-;/
    I'm "Wyattspoppa", pleasure to meet you

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    Online play should be OK. You will have to go into your settings and set it up. The wii has built in wireless, no need for any adapters unless you do not have wi-fi with that fancy new router. Considering the loader you mentioned in your first post I am guessing you are a bit out of date on your mod. If you are up for it, I suggest that you follow the updated section of mauifrogs softmod any wii guide. Or just follow the entire guide so you know what is on there and how it got there. You should have priiloader to protect you from online and disc updates, it will be installed if you follow the entire guide. You could post a syscheck here for us to see just how out of date you may be. The Any Wii guide I mentioned has a sample syscheck in there to show you what you should have to be current.

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    Thanks, I have posted to "introduce yourself" with some background and bio stuff

    Sorry, time for the stupid questions...I have put the SD card in my lappie and opened the contents. I recognize some of the folders, most are "emulators"? Older game files for gameboy, gamecube etc. Here is a list of files I either don't recognize or don't know which ones I'll be working with..0000001/apps/config/data/fceugx/ID1/private (which I assume has to do with the guy who made my system)/temp/vbagX/WAD/WWW/there are then 4 files that have an "image file DVD Disc icon, one has no name 5 mb/RO5E/SC4E/SCJP (these all have zero KB, empty image files.
    That's the list. Would you be so kind as to tell me if you recognize these, which ones you'd like me to peruse, which to ignore but for the purpose of staying on point, which one I'll be paying attention to when doing the menus?
    Thanks Brother
    Last edited by narse1979; 07-04-2011 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Please use the edit button - He's your friend ;-)

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    Ok, I installed WiiBackupmanager 3.5, adjusted the settings as instructed..I'd like to get started on the covers now if I may. My 2 gig card is installed in my lappie, my HDD is hooked up to my lappie via usb...

    Can I just use the SD card fro my Wii that holds my apps to run syscheck?
    Thanks
    Last edited by narse1979; 07-04-2011 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Please use the edit button - He's your friend ;-) He wont bash the noob

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