How To Get WiiWare Working

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  1. djda
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    I have been seeing post after post of people asking how to get WiiWare working. So after making this guide a while back (Edited from Eeyoregurl27's guide) I have decided to create this topic.
    It is quite unnecessary and i admit it but to help some people and save some unnecessary topics here it is

    *NOTE* The below applies for English and NTSC some settings will change for other regions.

    Tools needed:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Before you begin:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    How to crack:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    However if you would like to avoid doing this to every wad you could always install the up to date and necessary IOS's for the WiiWare including but not limited to IOS 38,53 and 55.
     


  2. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Mmmm......who's asking..?? [​IMG]
     
  3. djda
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  4. JimmyBobAlex

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    For most cases I would say it's probably just easier to install the necessary IOS and not have to deal with patching each individual wad you come across. Plus by installing IOS 38/53/55/etc you're killing two birds with one stone since full retail disc games run off them too.

    This to me is more of a secondary method when you come across a problem.
     
  5. djda
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    I will edit the first post to include your views. Just posted this to help some people.
     
  6. JimmyBobAlex

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    Yeah that's fine, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with what you did. Also the wwpacker unpacker.bat is handy because it tells you the necessary IOS required when first unpacking a wad.
     
  7. anaxs

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    your moms jeans pocket
    good thin

    im tired of people askin
    slows down the forum sooo much
     
  8. bugaveli

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    an unnecessary topic to avoid unnecessary topics. Wow great job
     
  9. djda
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    As stated above any further contributions greatly appreciated. And thank you i do think it is a great job.
     
  10. kezza825

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    MakeKeyBin generated 2 key files, key.bin & kkey.bin. Which one shall I move to the wwpacker folder?
     
  11. tj_cool

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    key.bin

    kkey is for korean wii's


    edit: wait a sec, why do you need this tutorial?
    Most WiiWare works if you install its IOS
     
  12. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Wait.. Why key.bin ? WiiWare works fine using WadManager and Homebrew Channel. I don't understand why you need key.bin for Wii?
     
  13. kezza825

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    I don't want to change my IOS because I don't want to mess with anything incase my games will stop working with NeoGamma and USBLoader GX
     
  14. tj_cool

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    This tutorial is quite old too
    Maybe it was bumped by coincidence...


    But as I said: if some Wiiware isn't working you need to update some IOSs
    If you have the wad of the Wiiware game, you can use ShowMiiWads to see what IOS it needs
     
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    In front of computer...
    facepalm on my self
     
  16. tj_cool

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    Noone here is sharing it [​IMG]
     
  17. jazvdb

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    Dont you see the link? [​IMG]
     
  18. tj_cool

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  19. jazvdb

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    In front of computer...

    Lol

    Wait what?
     
  20. tj_cool

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    aka he linked the generator, NOT the key.bin


    You have to be careful with what you say here
    I once got warned for something like this (luckily the warn was removed after 20 mins when the mod found out [​IMG])