How to get WiiWare/VC games?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ECJanga, May 6, 2010.

  1. ECJanga
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    How do you get WiiWare/VC games working on a softmodded Wii? Also, can they be run directly from a HDD? 'Cause I saw a SD-card way. But I'd like a HDD way more.
     
  2. Szalkow

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    WiiWare and Virtual Console games can be installed from wads using Wad Manager. Check your favorite game/warez sites for these (DON'T ask for them here). If you're interested in loading from a hard drive, look into TriiForce, which uses NAND emulation to load games from USB devices.
     
  3. fishykipper

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    when you download wiiware/vc games....they download as .wads!

    which are then installed through a program called 'wad manager', which is ran through 'the homebrew channel'

    very very simple, 5 minutes work!

    Posts merged

    ooooooooooooooh snap!
     
  4. ECJanga
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    I just did the way fishykipper said with an SD-card anyway. There aren't that many good WiiWare games out yet. So I won't be switching out the SD card all the time. Thanks guys
     
  5. Taleweaver

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    If all goes well, it's indeed the simplest method. [​IMG]

    However...keep in mind that if you try to install a bad wad (or even an out-of region wad), you could end up with a bannerbricked wii.

    With precautions (bootmii or priiloader), this can be overcome. But it's another reason why emulation is usually preferred: installing a bad wad won't cause any problems.
     
  6. ECJanga
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    Ohw, thanks for pointing that out. Especially since I don't have BootMii nor PriiLoader. (Have a black Wii, so I can't do that much). I'm gonna look into TriiForce.
     
  7. roku93

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    Priiloader can be installed on black wii afaik
     
  8. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    so can bootmii (albeit it can only be installed as an IOS)
     
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  10. ECJanga
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    But if I can't install Bootmii as Boot2, what good will it do me when I brick my Wii?
     
  11. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    Priiloader + Bootmii as IOS can recover from most bricks (all bricks that don't involve (un)installing a SM or SM IOS).

    And if you have your wii's keys and nand dump from bootmii, in the event of a full brick, you can send your wii to someone like DeadlyFoez (or Bushing) who knows how to use an infectus chip, and he can repair your wii as long as u have a nand backup.

    Trust me, these are the best brick protection tools that exist for the wii, they are the most important part of any wii mod (in my opinion).