ok, I've been out of the Wii scene for months now, so I'm very outdated right now, and I'd like to check with you guys before doing anything with my Wii. I've already checked the Sticky guide, but it's very confusing, and not necessarily relevant to my situation. For example, it's telling me not to update the wii firmware to 3.1, but then also says that those with 3.1 all reported success in playing Brawl... so wouldnt I WANT to update it? Also, if Dual Layer is what i think it is (see Bonus Question), then I can't get the DVD9 version to play because I dont think I have a "Dual Layer" burner... and that guide is for the official Jap release, not the DVD5 version (which I'll be using if I can't get Dual Layer). Finally, I have no idea how Brickbreaker, or Wiifree-Region, or whatever they are called work. I hope I can get it working without having the hassle of going through that. But if I have to, I will. Anyways, here is the challenge ahead: Required: 1. Set up/configure Wii to play Brawl (i.e. what do i need to do to get it to work?) I'd like to know for both the Single Layer release, and the Dual Layer release. I'm downloading them now, and want to get the prerequisites taken care of beforehand, so I don't waste any time. Additional Information: 1. I haven't upgraded the firmware of my Wii, nor my Wiikey. 2. My wii is USA version. Bonus Question: Is Dual Layer mean that it writes on both layers? or can I write it on a single layer of a larger size DVD? I'm downloading both versions just in case. edit: Finally, I'd like to point out that this is quite alot to ask for, and I thank wholeheartedly anyone who takes time to read and/or help me.