I have noticed that there has been a lot of commotion about the playing of COD: Black Ops. There has been countless problems, and questions about how you play this game, and if you can play this game online. If you are having any problems, feel free to PM me with your problems. This is a Network Installation guide - you NEED a Wifi-Connection. ~Requirements~ SD Card (preferably 1-2gb; not SDHC) or USB device formatted to FAT32. Wii (any system menu) - I use 4.3U A little bit of patience IMPORTANT: THERE IS AN ADDITION TO THE BOTTOM OF THE GUIDE; PLEASE READ THIS TO GET THE MULTI-PLAYER WORKING ON YOUR CONSOLE. NOTE: This is done at your own risk, and I can NOT be held responsible for any damage that you do to your Wii console. --------------------------------------------------------- Step One: You will need to install a cIOS (Custom IOS), to have the ability to play games via your USB drive. I would recommend using Wanininkoko's cIOSx (249 and 250) i) Download : http://filetrip.net/f23351-cIOS-Installer-Xr21.html ii) Extract to your "apps" folder in your SD/USB root. Step Two: Place your SD card into your Wii, or plug in your USB device (must be formatted to FAT32, and the port nearest to the edge is the only port that works with this). Launch the HBC, via your System Menu. When you are in the HBC menu, do the following. i) Launch the cIOSx Installer rev21 ii) Select the IOS you wish to install it with.. Select 249 if you have a previous installation of cIOS. If you do not, choose IOS 36 (must have trucha bug) iii) Choose the base IOS.. First choose IOS 56, and you will be prompted for which IOS to install it as, choose 249, and then Network Installation. iv) Wait for the process to complete, and you will be re-directed to the HBC. v) Re-launch the installer. Select either 249, or 36 as was stated in step (i). Except this time, choose Base IOS 57, and install it as an IOS into cIOS 250. Choose network installation, then wait. vi) You are now ready to play Black Ops ! (Read below to get the Multi-Player feature working) ----------------------------------------------------- How to get Multi-Player working: Added by XFlak (Thanks for helping) -If you've already launched the shopping channel on your Wii at least once in the past and already accepted some agreement, then u can skip this step. Install the latest IOS56 and the latest version of the shopping channel. Launch the shopping channel and accept the agreement. -launch the usb-loader with any cIOS that has base 56 or base 57 (if u don't have one, install it) -launch the game with a cIOS with base 57 (if u don't have one, install it) -create 2 campaign profiles, start the campaign with each of them and save and exit -launch multiplayer with both profiles (obviously the Wii needs to be connected to the internet), it should work on your second attempt (and then the first profile will start working afterwards). You will be prompted to update, say yes. Note that this is an update for the game, it is not an official firmware update and is safe to accept. These ports should be forwarded if you are having trouble connecting. TCP: 443 and 3074. UDP: 3074 and 3075 For more information on forwarding ports. Check out this website. http://www.portforward.com When you wish to play COD: Black Ops, choose IOS 250. The game should launch right away, and you will have no more problems with Online, Freezing, etc. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, and that you had a successful installation, and that you enjoy Black Ops !