Help with vWii

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Brunho, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Brunho

    Brunho GBAtemp Regular

    May 27, 2014
    Since I didn´t found a noob questions topic like on the 3DS board, I´m going to create this topic. Sorry, everyone, if it´s in the wrong place.

    I´ve been reading the forum for a week, gathering information about this and I think I understand everything. I know you all must be tired of answering this questions over and over, so, to simplify, I will just post all I´ve learned and would like the veterans on this matter to confirm if everything´s right, point any mistake or add some important tip.

    My situation:

    I want to play backup copies of Wii games on my European (PAL) Wii U. For now, I´m not interested in any kind of emulators, just the Wii games, and I never had a Wii or did this process before.

    What I learned:

    - vWii is completely separated from WiiU, so even if I brick it, my WiiU interface will be all right;

    - Never install things made for softmodding Wii in the vWii;

    - Softmodding vWii will not interfere in updating the WiiU firmware, as long as I don´t mess with slots below IOS200;

    - To instal the Homebrew Channel (the first step), I need to have one of these games, from the same region of my WiiU:
    (this is the tricky part, because my WiiU is not from the region I live, I will have to do some searching for these)

    - To install the Homebrew Channel, I need to use a non-SDHC SD card (2GB or less);

    - After the Homebrew Channel is installed, I can use other types of storage, like a HD or SDHC Card to boot my games from;

    - It is a good practice to use DumpMiiNand to backup my NAND and Yet Another BlueDump Mod (YABDM) to backup individual vIOS without fake signing, because it can help a lot if I do some careless mistake in the future;

    - The main diferences between using EmuNAND or not is: if I don´t use EmuNAND, I can only boot games from the vWii internal storage (512 mb) and, if I brick it, I´m bricking my original NAND, which is harder to recover. So, based on these, I think using EmuNAND is the way to go because it allows me to boot games from external storage and it´s safer.

    I think that´s it. Like I said, I just wanted to do a last check with you guys, because I had no problems with my 3DS, thanks to all the info on this forum. :yaynds:
  2. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

    Dec 1, 2014
    United States
    Under a rock
    This is all correct. I wish more people would do this, honestly. If you have questions, post them to this thread. You've stated it, but I'm going to re-iterate= make for absolute certain that the mod you wish to use is vWii compatible if it installs to the NAND!
  3. Brunho

    Brunho GBAtemp Regular

    May 27, 2014
    Thanks, TotalInsanity. I´m just waiting for my copy of Lego Batman to arrive to start the process. If any new doubt arises, I will post here. ^_^
    TotalInsanity4 likes this.
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