Homebrew Starter's Guide!

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  1. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Hello, and welcome to my Homebrew Starter's Guide (Referred to HSG from now on) crash course. I'll separate this guide onto a few sections. The purpose of this guide is to tell you what is what and how to do it. Likewise my Preloader guide, sorry to bump this up <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />.

    Thanks for Reading!

    Just to note: <u><i><b>Always search before asking.</b></i></u>

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    <b>HOMEBREW TERMS~~</b>
    These are just simple terms, each will be explained on other sections. CTRL+F one of these terms to find their section

    1)Twilight Hack
    2)Bannerbomb
    3)Homebrew
    4)IOS & cIOS
    5)Firmware
    6)Regions
    7)WADs
    8)Backuos
    9)Backup Launcher
    10)USB Loader
    11)CIOSCORP
    12)Softmii
    13)Preloader
    14)Modchips
    15)Custom Channels
    16)Bricks
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    <b>TWILIGHT HACK~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b><a href="http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/" target="_blank">BANNERBOMB~~</a></b> <-- Click it to get it
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>HOMEBREW~~
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>IOS & cIOS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>FIRMWARE~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>REGIONS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>WADS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>BACKUPS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>BACKUP LAUNCHERS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>USB LOADER~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>CIOSCORP~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b><a href="http://softmii.org/" target="_blank">SOFTMII~~</a></b> <--Click it to Get it
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b><a href="http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Preloader" target="_blank">PRELOADER~~</a></b> <-- Click it to GET it
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>MODCHIPS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>CUSTOM CHANNELS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <b>BRICKS~~</b>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    Well, that's it for now. Hope you understand everything now!

    (And I also hope that people will read this first before anything)<u></u>
     
  2. WiiPower

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    Sorry, i see some errors in your guide:

    There are at least 2 kinds of patches which are "needed" for now:
    - IOS Version patching to IOS249 for certain games when launched from Gamma or SoftChip
    - Video mode patches, for import games which don't contain the code for your prefered video mode and your tv not supporting the video mode(s) in the game.

    But i agree with you, if somebody removes the updates, brickblocks, decrypts, changes the region code or patches whatever else, he has no idea what he's doing.

    DVD+Rs do a good job, you only need to set the booktype to dvd-rom in order to get them to work.
     
  3. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Thanks WiiPower. Updated this guide to make it the truth!
     
  4. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Guide updated.

    Can't believe I left out Twilight Hack
     
  5. slaphappygamer

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    fantastic guide! now there should be no more questions [​IMG]
     
  6. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Hey thanks!

    I think I'll add CIOSCORP and Riiskimod into the mix later
     
  7. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Guide all updated!

    What's new:
    1)Preloader section
    2)CIOSCORP section
    3)Riiskimod section
    4)Some re-correcting and more noob-proofing
    5)Also a "SEARCH FIRST" part on the top of the guide
     
  8. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    GREAT, now I know what the U stands for in 3.2U...!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. brian_n

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    Hi i've got Banner bricked on my wii.
    I don't have a modchip.
    When i start up my wii, it just shows the preloader and i can't access to wii menu at all?
    So is there another solution? or do i must get the mod chip in order to fix this problem?
     
  10. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    >__>, have you tried booting into system menu?
     
  11. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Meh, forgive me for the mega bump, but I truly updated this guide from top to bottom. Hope you enjoy it!

    What's new?:

    1)Lots and lots of new sections
    2)Editing of some sections
    3)lolcat?
     
  12. vegeta4ss

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    this is a lot of good info, thanks for putting it together in an easy to read format.
     
  13. afif95
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    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Thanks for reading! I also updated some minor stuff:
    1)Put a link on a how-to bannerbomb by WiiPower

    A hidden bump [​IMG]
     
  14. Revive

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    That's a good read. Getting clearer about what needs to be done on my Wii.
     
  15. IOwnAndPwnU

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    Helped me understand my Wii a bit better, and also confirming what I'm actually doing is right. Although, for some reason, for the WADS, I'm getting some error (-1 i think). Do you know a solution to this?
     
  16. natebigboygunn

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    thank you,
    i guid that is simple but to the point,

    any one out having trouble get softmii
    it dose it all for you,
    just done it and it works great
     
  17. Ridonze

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    Thank you. This is very concise and helps a noob alot !! Great stuff.