Downloading WiiWare from the Interwebs?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by GeekyGuy, May 13, 2008.

May 13, 2008
  1. GeekyGuy
    OP

    Global Moderator GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,739
    Country:
    United States
    So, I see that some of my favorite sites have various WiiWare titles already available for download, but before I attempt to indulge, I have a few questions.

    1. I don't have a modded Wii. Can I load these games directly from my microSD onto a channel play as normal?
    2. What are the risks of bricking my Wii because of playing a downloaded-from-the-web WiiWare game?
    3. Can Nintendo detect whether or not I'm playing a game I've not downloaded from their Wii Shop Channel?

    Thanks
     
  2. Opium

    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    8,185
    Location:
    Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    1. Yes, you will need to use the twilight hack though
    2. Not very high. But some people can be barstards. Download from trusted sources
    3. Probably, but I don't see them actually doing something about it.
     
  3. Nottulys

    Member Nottulys GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Messages:
    491
    Location:
    HDCA
    Country:
    United States
    Very informative, thanks
     
  4. GeekyGuy
    OP

    Global Moderator GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,739
    Country:
    United States
    Okay. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. eroki

    Newcomer eroki Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    14
    Country:
    Malta
    might i ask of what kind of sites you were talking about?
    i'd like to do so too but i dont know from where
     
  6. Maikel Steneker

    Member Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,396
    Country:
    Netherlands
    No, you cant ask here.
     
  7. teq

    Member teq GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,232
    Country:
    United States
    With so many posts, I'm surprised you didn't do a search first...
     
  8. Prime

    Member Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Messages:
    3,664
    Location:
    Under your bed
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    heh, I was just about to post something like that.
     
  9. eroki

    Newcomer eroki Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    14
    Country:
    Malta
    i actually did search, yeah and now i found out from where, although now I cant get the wad installer or manager to work, once i do the tp hack i get failed for error -1, oh btw it this the right place for me to post, i'm kind of new here. if this isnt the right place could anyone direct me to where could get an answer, thanks btw
     
  10. OrcMonkey©

    Banned OrcMonkey© Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    I first didnt know hardly any of this stuff
     
  11. Artheido

    Member Artheido GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    490
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    He wasn't talking to you?
     
  12. Ub3rSlug

    Newcomer Ub3rSlug Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    Country:
    United States
    I had the same exact error. The way around it for me? Try upgrading to the lastest Twilight Hack Version, I thought I was already using it, but apparently not.
     

Share This Page