Hacking a broken Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by KingpinSlim, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. KingpinSlim
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    Im considering to get a Wii where the Disc-drive doesnt work anymore and modding it in such a way, that i can load Wii and GC Games from an SD card or USB-HDD.

    Now i found that only Firmware versions up to 4.3 appear to be hackable.

    Are there any newer revisions that i couldnt hack using the letterbox method?
    Since without a functional disc drive, this hack would appear to be the only viable way to do this. (as far as my extremely limited knowledge of such a thing goes)

    Is there anything i should look out for? Any Advice or Warnings?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Err...the latest firmware is 4.3, so you don't need to worry about anything really.

    Just download Modmii and follow the instructions it gives you and you should be fine.
     
  3. KingpinSlim
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    What about playing games?

    Is there such a thing as loaders who load games from a hard drive/sd card?

    and are there any limitations to such an idea?
     
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    Yes there are. USB loading is near perfect and works with most games without tweaks or adjustments. Do note that same games will, so be sure to check out the compatibility list in the Wiki section of GBATemp.

    Find Modmii in the Hacking section and it will help set up every little thing you need.
     
  5. KingpinSlim
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    Thank you for your help!

    Cant wait to buy a broken Wii now ; )
     
  6. nl255

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    The only limitation is that loading Gamecube games from a USB drive is still kind of buggy due to extremely heavy development. Oh, and if the game uses streaming audio you won't be able to hear the music and/or sound effects. Wii games work nearly perfectly now including IOS reloaders like the previously unplayable CSI games (yes, they finally got a working IOS reload fix).
     
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