Hi. I have my wii for a week and I thought it would be simpler to play backup games. I've been reading tens of posts and making tens of searches on google and gbatemp always comes up. The problem is that, with so much information, one gets really confused... and I'm about to give up this whole thing even though I bought the wii on the condition (to myself) to play backup games. SO, PLEASE HELP. Here's what I have right now. European wii version 3.4E Homebrew Channel (installed through bannerbomb and bootmii -- didn't install bootmii or DVDx that came with the package) couldn't install the cIOS (error because of version 3.4E, probably I guess) And these are my questions. 1- shouldn't I upgrade to version 4 to play wii sports resort or wii active? 2- what to do (install) to be 100% sure the wii won't brick? PRELOADER? STARTPATCH? How do I do that and where do I get them. 3- how do I get to install the cIOS (step by step) 4- I should install the backup loader then, right? 5- After doing all the above is it safe to update from the net on wii or from a game (as long as it is PAL) or I can't do it in any cirscumstances? Which updates should I use then. I know these are a lot of questions but I really couldn't figure these out by myself and I've been reading forums for two weeks now. Thanks in advance.