Hi, im new to the GBAtemp community and i appologise if this is in the incorrect sub-forum, if so could admin please guide me to correct forum. thanks, sorry again. ------I have already got my backups working, this isnt asking for advice. I need a bit of clarification/ explanation on some of the concepts involved in the hacking of the wii.-------- I am currently on ver 3.3E i have the homebrew channel installed, i then installed CIOS 0.3 gamma by wiigator (i assume this is meaning custom firmware) (love the ease of use). When i wish to play my backup games i use the backup launcher and all is well. I then started reading more into firmwares and i see a lot about: downgrade to 3.2 so that i can use "starfall" which i understand can be used as a recovery console should the worst happen in playing my backup games. --Hope im right up to at least here-- What i don't understand: if i have CIOS 0.3 gamma, isnt this my new firmware version? (although it doesnt say this in my wii settings, still says 3.3E) I also have a bit of confusion with WADs. From my understanding a WAD is just an application which can be installed as a "wii channel" and allow me to install the application on my wii's harddrive instead of always returning to my SD card. I've tried and tried to find information on exactly how a WAD works but to no avail. I am currently looking into installing 3.2 and i should be able to do it so that i can use starfall. I feel its always important to have a contingency plan should the worse happen. (i am pretty computer literate and should understand most technical jargon so please don't hold back. as in depth as you like, or as little. all information will be very helpfull) As i said i would just rather know the ins and outs before i do it. Thanks for your time, patience and incredible work. PS: im thinking of using BIG MOE's easy to use installer for downgrading and installing starfall. Great post mate.