Is this right? (.wad) Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by eye123, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. eye123
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    To have an "app" show up in the Wii Menu, you have to install the .wad file for that app. Y / N?

    When you install a .wad you are installing to the Wii memory itself. Y / N?

    I found a "paper mario.wad" (filecrop), installing this .wad will install the game and it will show in the Wii Menu. Y / N ?

    It is easier to install the .wad file, and have it in the Wii Menu, than it is to have to run HBC then the app. Y / N?

    Is it possible to make your own .wads for games and apps, or best left to the big boys to do for us. Y / N?



    How come the .wad files are so small and the original games are so big?



    Thanks for all the help so far.
     
  2. supersonic5000

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    1. Y
    2. Y
    3. Y
    4. I suppose that's up to you. It's just more convenient then opening the homebrew channel every time.
    5. It is possible but you'll need to find a program to make .wad's from .dol's
    6. I don't understand what you mean my .wad's are generally pretty big for wiiware games.
     
  3. techboy

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    1. Y
    2. Y
    3. Y
    4. Your choice, but usually Y.
    5. CustomizeMii or WADder will do that

    6:
    If the WAD is "paper mario" and it's around 1 to 3 MB, its probably a forwarder for a USB Loader, not a game. Wiiware is almost always at least 20MB, often 30+. Virtual Console is usually at least 10MB for genesis, SNES, etc. N64 ones can be wiiware sized...

    If you want to install wads, install some brick protection first. If you install a wad that is corrupt, and you don't have protection, your wii can become a $200 paperweight. And no, your warranty will be no good if you still have one. Installing homebrew voids it.
     
  4. BBking83

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    If by that, you mean triforce? Then triforce is a safer option.

    Some wads, especially from an unknown/unreliable source can cause bricks.
     
  5. eye123
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    Thanks for the fast replies guys!


    I have a LU64 4.2 U and only had the option of installing Bootmii as an IOS


    I tried to run a few new game disk "copies" that I downloaded using neogamma that don't work on my wii, but read the games may work if I installed neogamma as a channel.


    The iso's run great through USB Loader GX and other USB/ISO Loaders and I will leave things alone for now...


    I guess if one was to brick my type of Wii, with preeloader installed I will still have homebrew, or does that go with it in a brick?

    I installed Priiloader 3.0 and made a backup of my NAND anyway.

    From what I read, if I brick my type of wii I am screwed...for now?


    Thanks again, these should be my last few questions for a while