View Poll Results: Do I need to upgrade my Wii for New Games and/or Hardware?

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Thread: Hacked my Wii 12/2009... Should I upgrade/change anything?

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    Exclamation Hacked my Wii 12/2009... Should I upgrade/change anything?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    I hacked my kids' Wii and added a bunch of games for them to play on a WBFS HDD (right before I gave it to them as a Christmas gift in 2009).

    I haven't done anything with it for 2 years (including adding games), and now I'm planning to add a bunch more titles.

    Question 1: Should everything work OK with these new games I'm adding, or will I need to upgrade their Wii to make them work.

    Question 2: Is there anything that's the latest and greatest, as far as loaders, or whatever, that I should consider? Or is it not worth the risk and time-investment to change anything?

    Question 3: I'd like to get them some new hardware (like dance pads, instruments, or whatever)... Will my current setup limit what's compatible?

    To be honest, I don't remember exactly everything I did, (as it was about 2 years ago), so I'm honestly NOT looking forward to re-learning everything again... I'd just prefer to load the games on the WBFS drive and be done with it.

    System Specs:
    • Wii (ver 4.1u)
    • Western Digital My Book Essential 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDH1U10000N
    • Guitar Hero - Warriors of Rock Band guitar


    Hacks:
    • HackMii Installer (v0.6)
    • Bannerbomb Exploit (aad1f_v108)
    • BootMii (Public Beta 5)
    • The Homebrew Channel (1.0.6)
    • Priiloader (v0.2)
    • WiiFlow (1.1)
    • IOS60-patched.wad (I think this is what I used)


    Thanks again for the help!!!
    Last edited by pwscottiv; 12-15-2011 at 09:53 AM.

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    You should absolutely freshen it up. Follow the anywii guide in my signature. It's way easier now than it was. You can use the HBC Already Installed option. Follow the whole thing. soup to nuts. skip nothing.

    FYI, WBFS as a format is now mostly obsolete, but still works. Fat32 is my choice (because its compatible with HBC), others use NTFS. In any case, anything you want to add in terms of new hardware would be fine.

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    Are there any drawbacks to NOT upgrading?

    What would the advantages be?

    Also, my Wii DVD drive is broken (and I'm not planning on fixing it) and I only have the WBFS files on the USB HDD... So, without the original ISO files or DVDs, will I have a problem going to Fat32? Also, I want to be able to use PAL and NTFS games.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by pwscottiv; 12-15-2011 at 09:52 AM.

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    The drawbacks to not upgrading... stuff wouldnt work, or work as well. Advantages would be that stuff works.

    If you have some place where you could extract the titles to temporarily, you can use wii backup manager to move them over, reformat to fat32, then move them back.

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