How do you install virtual console games?

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Nov 21, 2009
  1. Skyline969
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    Ok, my Wii is modded via xzxero's guide, and now I want to play downloaded Virtual Console games. How do I go about doing this? I can download them from my own sources, but what do I do with them afterward?
     


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    install with wad manager
     
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    Just copy the WAD files into the wad folder on the root of my SD, install with WAD Manager, and then delete from my SD?
     
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    you can un-install them the same way aswell
     
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    Awesome, simple as that. I got some games on the way. Thanks much, I just hope these WADs aren't from a bad source. 28 seeds and 92 leeches though, so I'm guessing it's legit. It's a WiiWare WiiVC WiiChannel MEGAPACK, so my guess is that it's ok. The two channels are internet browser and homebrew channel, so I don't need those. But I see a lot of gems like Ocarina of Time and World of Goo.

    EDIT: And to be clear, once installed, I can delete the WADs from my SD card, right?
     
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    yes but keep a copy so you can un-install if no longer wanted

    you can region free them before install so you don't get region problems aswell
     
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    yea, you also move them to SD card menu as play them from there to save NAND memory as your system menu IOS already patched if you followed my guide [​IMG]
     
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    or you could just use triiforce and install them to emulated nand on and sd card
     
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    This is superb, Triiforce is the way to go(as long as there is no USB loader for WiiWare and VC games^^)
     
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    I see that your using torrent... Dont its alot slower...
    There's much better direct downloads...

    Message me if you want the sites.
     
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    Whoa, whoa. Move them to my SD card? Region-free them? Triiforce?
    I dunno about this emulated NAND stuff, but region-freeing the WADs before installing would be a good idea. I have no clue how to do that, or how to put the channels onto my SD card once they are installed. Please explain?
     
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    you can use freethewadsgui or wwpacker to region free the wads
     
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    I found Freethewads GUI. Is it supposed to be so damn tiny (9.59 kb zipped)?
     
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    yes i think so
     
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    Sure is. Had to get Freethewads as well, which was a slight bit tricker (not really). Anyways, it seems all the WADs I downloaded in a torrent were either region-free or NTSC-U already, according to reading their regions via Freethewads GUI. So all I should have to do is drop the WADs in my wad folder on the SD, go to WAD Manager, install, reboot, delete from SD, and play?

    EDIT: Oh, and I can delete all the IOS files from the wad directory on my card, right?
     
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    you dont have to delete the wad from your sd card but yeah thats basically it.
    get used to WAD manager by the way. you'll be using that a lot. [​IMG]
     
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    don't even need to reboot I think I have installed gradious with wad manager and then exited to HBC then wii menu then played the game straight away

    you can use wiiexplorer from wiibrew to delete the wads from your sd card without removing it from the wii you can use an smb share to transfer them from your pc to wii aswell with wii explorer
     
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    Oh I probably will. I know I don't have to delete the WADs, but can I? Same with the IOS WAD files?

    EDIT: Whoa, freaked myself out for a sec. Which IOS do I use to install the WiiWare/Virtual Console games in WAD Manager?
     
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    Hey there,

    I used the same mod guide as you (xzxero's great step-by-step guide) and when I first attempted to install a VC wad with Wad Manager (about a month ago), I saw the prompt to choose the IOS to use/install to (a step that seems pretty crucial but that no one that I've seen has mentioned anywhere -- we newbies can use a step-by-step guide for Wad Manager) and I don't remember which I chose (maybe the default) but when I exited my system wouldn't start properly. At the time it was booting up in the Preloader menu and the menu now didn't show; it was just a black screen with some text like "v3.3U" in the bottom-right (?) corner. I don't remember exactly what the text was but everything was frozen until I reinstalled Preloader. Apparently I installed the VC wad over Preloader? I'm not sure what happened but I freaked but was relieved that I was able to re-install Preloader and restore things. I haven't tried to install VC or WiiWare wads since.

    I hope someone writes some step-by-step guide to Wad Manager since it seems pretty powerful and can mess things up.

    Thanks
     
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    As for installing VC games wads with wad manager:

    1. Place the VC game .wad in your WAD folder on your SD card
    2. Execute wad manager from HBC
    3. On the disclaimer screen press A to continue
    4. On the select the IOS version to use screen let the selection as it is and press A to continue
    5. On the select NAND emulator device screen let the selection as it is and press A to continue
    6. On the select source device screen let the selection as it is and press A to continue
    7. Use the Wii remotes directional pad to select the .wad you want to install and press A to continue
    8. Use the Wii remotes directional pad to select and press A to continue
    9. Wait till it finishes the installation process, then press B to go back and finally press HOME to exit wad manager to HBC
    10. Exit HBC and enjoy your freshly installed .wad
    11. Profit!

    Hope this helps you.
     

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