i wanna buy a wii help

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Sep 1, 2012

i wanna buy a wii help by magicksun at 9:11 AM (801 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. magicksun
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    hello everyone , i will buy a wii and im very green with how to flash , i don't get a thing! i have a psp like a year ago and i can't get at all the filmewares , but the ds i know all! by the way.

    1 - i know that i can flash by usb or dvd (chip). but i read that the usb wii only read sd , can i put sdhc?

    2- i see by some sites on the net that the weight of the games are realy big , Are there some diferences between the flash usb and dvd in terms of speed and other things?

    3 - i will buy it new , i have to be careful from other versions of the wii?, or can i get some brick if i do something wrong?

    tnks to all :lol:
     
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    1. the wii can read sdhc w/ firmware 4.0+.
    2. if ur asking about read speeds, the usb would be faster than the dvd drive, so soft modding would be better.
    3. older wiis r technically better since they can install boot mii as boot2 which can save u from bricks. the wii system software is pretty sensitive, but most tutorials r very well done; plus, there r several apps, such as modmii, that will do everything for u to prevent any kind of brick.
     
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    thnks friend , in which cases the wii bricks?
     
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    What's a "wii help" and where can I buy one?
     
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    usually it's when the system menu ios is stubbed. I've never encountered it myself. following the tutorials should prevent that though.
     
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    thannks!!!!!u help me a little becouse i thinks it will take a long time to understand all good! tnks!
     
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    Let's see...

    First of all: hacking a wii is totally different than a PSP or DS, and very probably different than a PS3 or Xbox. Most brick reports we get here tend to be from people who "assumed" things were the same and used outdated guides on new wii's, and used their own logic when things didn't work out.

    Second: the firmware barely matters. Yes, from 4.0 you can use SDHC on the main menu. But that's about the only known advantage. 4.1 did fix a bug in wii sports resort. 4.2 and 4.3 added nothing but antipiracy.
    However: though it's not advised to upgrade, downgrading your system menu IS BAD AND UNNECESSARY!!! (as of writing) every wii can be hacked. And in a pretty straightforward way as well. Check this thread about modmii. It'll get you all the files and give you all the info you'll need.

    1. no you DON'T know that "you can flash by USB and DVD (chip)". Unless you have your personal meaning about the word 'flash'. The closest you'll get to flashing anything on a wii is when you update your IOSes and cIOSes (these are pretty much the BIOS of your wii...except that it has more than a single one). Or, if you want to stretch the meaning: install priiloader (which overwrites your system menu).

    What you read is most likely about the installation of the homebrew channel. Yes, that'll have to be on SD (or SDHC when on 4.0 or higher). But that installation only has to be done once. Once you have that, you can proceed with IOS and cIOS installation, installation of priiloader and all the other steps that involve hacking (once again: check modmii). Once that is done, you can use the majority of FAT32-formatted USB drives to load all your homebrew or other stuff.

    And...flash by DVD? I know there are modchips out there that let you play games from burned DVD's. However, loading by USB simply is superior to DVD loading on all fronts. I suggest you go with that and don't go screwing around opening your wii to end up with lots of frustration, trial-and-error...to get something that STILL loads games slower than from USB.

    2. the weight of the games are really big...compared to what? The far majority of wii games don't even fill up a single DVD (4.5 GB). There's about a dozen or so games on a dual layered disc. And those would still be considered "small size" when compared to PS3 and Xbox360 games. But as godreborn said: USB loading is faster than from DVD (heck...it's even faster than from retail DVD).


    3. new wiis all come with 4.3. I'd only take note if the wii you're going to buy has gamecube ports or not (the 'family pack' is a bit cheaper because nintendo removed those). But even then: if you're not going to play those games, it's not worth the hassle.

    As I said earlier: go with modmii and you'll be fine to get it hacked properly. Not having bootmii as boot2 may sound like a risk, but that's pretty relative. If you want to be safe, install priiloader (yes, this overwrites the system menu...but this once-time-risk pays off with protection from bannerbricks* later). If you want to be really safe, install neek2o (this basically emulates your entire wii on your SD/USB drive...which means you won't be using the internal wii drive for anything anymore).




    *a banner brick is when you install a wad (=a channel on you wii menu) with a faulty banner animation. These wads are pretty rare, but they DO exist. And installing them can cause the menu
     
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    thanks weaber that was a big help! now i understand something and now im sure that i can buy ir , and sorry bun in my countri we say flash to the piracy
     
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    Its not hard to hack a wii. just follow the steps and you wont brick it.
     
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    Well i found the softmod through modmii waa eaaily able to do
     

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