Getting a Wii next week

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by CrimzonEyed, Jul 28, 2010.

Jul 28, 2010
  1. CrimzonEyed
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    I'm getting a wii next week and I know nothing about it. (as opposed to how much I know about ds roms, homebrews and Such)
    Do i flash it or chip it?
    Homebrew channel, how does it works?
    Good homebrews?
    How to burn games to DVD and then only put the DVD in my wii to play it. (don't take me wrong, i almost only buy console games while pirate handheld but sometimes it's good to be able to try games before buying them)

    is there some guides laying around on the wii forum that i can use?
    Really need much help and common knowledge about everything for the Wii. I only know how to use it, play games, use VC and Wii shop.
     
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    1.) Not really flash, but softmod. Softmod is installing a bunch of things on the Wii for it to be enabled to run games off of HD's and such.
    2.) Homebrew Channel is the main spot where you have to launch your apps such as "USB Loader", "WiiMC" "Gecko" etc etc...
    3.) Not really sure what you mean with this but if you mean as what are good apps to have, there's MANY. GBA Emulator, Triiforce(run VC/WiiWare games off of a virtual nand) etc...
    4.) You burn the games using IMGBurn or any other burning software but, IMGBurn is easily the best becuase it's freeware.(Best to use a Harddrive though because the reading speed is much more faster than a burnt disc and it's always best to have more than 50 games on a single device.
    5.) Forgot his name but you can easily find his guide stickied on the Wii forums. Think his name was... "xzero?" Lol
     
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    so there is no need to chip my wii ether?
     
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    Nope, not really. Unless you want to fork out some cash to get a chip which you may or may not use. Me personally and a lot of people think that hard drive loading is the best at the moment.

    Edit: Oh yea. Since your getting your Wii now, it'll be one of the newer drives so that means, you won't be able to play GC games or burnt games on it anyways. I don't know if a chip would help. Wode can play GC games also.
     
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    hmm if I remember right you can downgrade your system to 4.2 again somehow, read a post before about it i think
     
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    with hard drive loading you mean i buy a usb hard disk and connect it to my wii?

    EDIT: obs dual post, sorry
     
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    Downgrading is dangerous and will not affect your drive in anyway. Your just downgrading the IOS' on your Wii, your not actually touching the drive.

    Edit: And yes. Just get a hard drive and your set.
     
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    chipping and softmoding is a matter of choice (mine being softmod).the giude to do this for firmwares upto and including 4.2 was the first post in this section the (modify any wii ),now ninty have brought out firmware 4.3 that method doesnt work for a wii on 4.3 (best not to update to 4.3 as it doesnt give you any real advantages).if by the chance your wii is 4.3 there is a method to softmod but its slightly harder and requires you have 1of 2 games indianna jones or super smash brothers brawl ),hope this helps and as Darkshadow said your best to get a usb hard drive to play your games from 250gb will hold over 200 games, hope this helps
     
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    have to hope on that the wii have been stored in their stock for a while [​IMG]
     
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    what do you think about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136228
     
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    It's better to use a hdd/usb to load games anyway, and that way you won't need to stock up on disks, just buy a hdd/usb and you can store all your games on there.
     
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    unless you want to play gamecube backups
    also some games dont work well in usb loaders like metroid prime trilogy. better to run that from a disc.

    here is link for compatible drives that work well http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/USB_Devices_Compatibility_List
     
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    i guess a go with a Western Digital 250 GB My Passbook then.
     

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