Is it possible to install custom themes to the vWii?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by smileyhead, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. smileyhead
    OP

    smileyhead Occasional Reporter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    smileyhead is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    2,595
    5,529
    Aug 31, 2015
    Hungary
    Budakeszi, Hungary
    Is it?
     
  2. 7Robins

    7Robins Bob is watching you.

    Member
    557
    256
    Jun 20, 2016
    United States
    Tennessee
    @CJB100 and @Cyan will most likely know the definitive answer, but if iirc it isn't possible because the themes that work on Wii can brick vWii.
     
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,076
    8,586
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    it's "kind of" possible.
    it's not possible to install a theme to your vWii (brick risk etc.), but you can do it on Sneek ! (to test it and don't risk a brick)

    I don't remember if someone already did it, maybe you could ask diddy (I think he is part of the wii theme team, he should know about vWii too)

    edit:
    @diddy81
     
    CJB100 likes this.
  4. VinsCool

    VinsCool Delusional

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,712
    27,764
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    Isn't vWii just a modified 4.3 system menu?
     
  5. smileyhead
    OP

    smileyhead Occasional Reporter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    smileyhead is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    2,595
    5,529
    Aug 31, 2015
    Hungary
    Budakeszi, Hungary
    Is it kind of like an emuNand?
     
  6. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,076
    8,586
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    yes, it's emuNAND with full redirection (not only the current game).
    it means that ALL the vWii is actually running on your SD or USB instead of the NAND chipset. ALL if it, even system menu, which lets you try things without risking a brick.

    There's a thread someone in Wiiu hacking forum which explain how to setup vWii Sneek. it's from JoostinOnline (it's easier to find if you search by user)
     
    smileyhead and CJB100 like this.
  7. CJB100

    CJB100 Programmer, Media Producer, Hardware Repair

    Member
    489
    332
    May 8, 2016
    United States
    USA
    Yes but from my understanding, may be wrong, you have to have boot access like with bootmii or something similar to get the themes to load. Otherwise it either won't work or will brick the vWii. With Sneek I'm gonna guess you have that access.
     
  8. smileyhead
    OP

    smileyhead Occasional Reporter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    smileyhead is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    2,595
    5,529
    Aug 31, 2015
    Hungary
    Budakeszi, Hungary
    I've only now had time to actually check it out, and, well...
    This only tells me how to set up Sneek, but I'd like to run my emuNand from USB. Is that possible to do on vWii?
     
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,076
    8,586
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    yes, it's possible.
    when reading the tutorial, there's a step where you choose if you want Sneek (sd) or Uneek (usb).
     
  10. smileyhead
    OP

    smileyhead Occasional Reporter

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    smileyhead is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    2,595
    5,529
    Aug 31, 2015
    Hungary
    Budakeszi, Hungary
    Oh, okay. Thanks.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Where is that part? I can't find it. :unsure:
     
  11. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,076
    8,586
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    I don't remember if it's using crediar's tool (sneek installer?),but it's an option in that tool that you choose if you want SD or USB and enable "di" or not.
     
  12. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,523
    429
    Jan 4, 2015
    Gambia, The
    I'm sad about the fact themes shouldn't be used on vWii officially ever since I've hacked it.
    I've set up (s)neek but only to use it from USB Loader GX (from my real NAND) for WiiWare.
    So I'm never facing the emunand system menu and I would love to have a dark theme in my real vWii nand so badly.