Bring new life in to old Wii with wiiKey?

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  1. SnowJim
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    Hi,

    I got a Nintendo Wii that I installed a Wiikey in 2007. Since then I have only done a software(complicated) update to be able to run games from USB HD.

    Im now thinking of starting to use this Wii again and the question is how I bring new life to it. What I want is to update it so it can run new games and also install software that makes it easy to play games from USB HD.

    I remember that when doing the software update long ago something whent wrong and some data was over written(cIOS38). Pleas look here for full information : http://gbatemp.net/threads/cios-problems.191700/ It would be great if this could be fixed as well. Note that after this update I hade no problem with errors(that I know about).
     
  2. Brav0

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    Tell me what system menu version do you have first
     
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    Im not at home now, but I will check. I remember to update it to run New Super Mario so it should be a old one, probably Wii System Menu 4.2E.
     
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    thats not too old thats good but still an update would be nice
     
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    But the important part is that I want to make it easy to start games from USB HD, my 5 year old will play on this unit. Today(with NeoGammaR7) its alot of steps just to get new super mario running. The best would be if they was accessable direcly from the Wii menu but I supose that this is not possible?
     
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    Yes it is! with loadstructor and cfgusbloader

    i actually dont prefer modchips
     
  7. SnowJim
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    Okay? So there is better ways? Can you explain or link me? Is it possible to remove and undo the wiikey in my wii?
     
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    i dont suggest you remove the modchip as that can harm the wii.
    get modmii its a really good program that explains how to install everything
     
  9. SnowJim
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    Hi,

    I have now checked, the Wii System is Ver 4.2E and the NEOGamma is R8 beta 12, IOS249 (Rev14).

    How do I update this system and how do I make it easier to run games from USB HD(easy enouth for a 5 year old)?
     
  10. Brav0

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    Dont update the wii.

    Get cfg usb loader

    Get loadstructor on your pc

    Format your harddrive to wbfs format with wii backup manager

    Put in your drive into the wii

    Launch cfg usb loader

    Put in your new super mario disc

    Press install

    Wait for it to finish

    Go back to pc and launch loadstructor select use cfg usb loader

    Press add wbfs and select your wbfs drive

    Select new super mario bros wii

    Press RUN

    After the wad has been made install with your favorite wad manager

    After that the game will be on the wii menu and you can launch it any time just make sure the usb drive is inserted

    Please lookout for other tutorials to for loadstructor as i can be wrong sometimes
     
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    Do NOT format to WBFS, use NTFS instead. I use NTFS just fine without any issues for all my Wii games on 4.1U and the latest CFGLoader. WBFS format just makes it more difficult to add more games using a PC later on. Shrinking the games from ISO to just the game partitions as a single .wbfs file on an NTFS formatted harddrive is a much better option.
     
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    im using fat32 but loadstructor doesn't works with ntfs or fat32 that annoys me too
     
  13. SnowJim
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    I already have the backup files(ISO format), so no need to do the backup again I hope? Is this the correct way to do it or is it to old :
     
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    I have 1 SD card and 1 USB drive hooked up to the Wii right now and im not really sure why? The games is located on one of them but why are there 2 storage units?

    The storage that the current ISO files/games is loaded on are WBFS format and this works for all but Mario Kart that freezes after a while?

    Is it possible to also run gamecube games now? And place them on the Wii menu as well?
     
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    I don't think you can put gamecube games on wii menu
     
  16. SnowJim
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    Hi,

    I have runned the sysCheck and this is what it gave me :

    Is there any thing out of the ordinary? Something that needs to be fixed?
     
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    Anyone? Pleas?