Alright, so this is my first time modding. I barely spent time on my Wii, and gave it to my brother before moving from home. I've got a few goals to shoot for here, but my main goal is basically reduce any risk of bricking that I can. Does anybody here have experience with hacking a Japanese WiiU? I've been studying a few of the stickied threads here, and trying to get the basics down before going through with anything. Goals for this mod: Don't Brick It Install emulators and roms for older nintendo systems up to N64 or GCN Be able to play games on the Wii U game pad. (I understand this may be impossible.) What I have so far: 2GB SD card should arrive tomorrow SD card reader copy of brawl for wii arriving tomorrow lots of questions I did some research, and decided to go with Smash Stack. It seemed like the most commonly used, and it also seems like a more reliable exploit in the long run. Also, some of the links for other exploits weren't working. When looking at the exploit, I noticed there was a special zip download required hacking any VWii that isn't NTSC-U. There's actually one for NTSC-J specifically, but I haven't found any other information on how to use this file. It's here. I'm guessing I download it, and put it on my SD card before doing the exploit. I think this is going to take me a few days to do, because I'm going to be doing this very carefully. It's good that I have a week off from work for this. Any tips or pointers, especially from those who have worked with the Japanese Wii U, are greatly appreciated.