how to unpack wads

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by camochase, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. camochase

    camochase GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    United States
    ok i know wat a wad file is but is there a way to unpack one say u downloaded and play it without the homebrew channel or putting files on the wii like how it is when u copy it from ur wii on to ur sd card and srry if this is the wrong section i was stuck between 2
  2. farcry15

    farcry15 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 21, 2009
    United States
    you can extract wads using showmiiwads, however it will not help you in this case. if you want to play downloaded wads install them with wad manager 1.7 and then you can move them to the sd card. if you want to play downloaded wiiware/vc from your sd card you'll need to patch your system menu ios(ios60 for sm4.0 ios70 for 4.2 or ios80 for 4.3) there is a homebrew app called triiforce that can run wiiware games without installing the wads but you'll need an extracted nand dump and compatibility isn't perfect. i'm not even sure triiforce is even updated anymore. so yeah you'll basically have to install the wads.