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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by richglix, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. ca032769

    ca032769 GBAtemp Fan

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    I use Western Digital MyBooks, they come with an AC adapter. You can get the size you think you might need 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB or 8TB. I used 4TB drives for a long time and am currently using an 8TB, but that takes a little extra to set up.

    I'd stick to a 4TB or under, it'll hold every Wii game, but not enough to also hold all GameCube games at the same time.

    I have a spare 10TB MyBook that I haven't tried yet, but would expect it to work as well. I've also been meaning to see how one of my 4TB Western Digital Passport drives with Y-Cable works, this way it could just sit on top of the Wii, but haven't gotten around to that yet either. I need to move the files off it and then play around to see how it works, maybe this weekend.
     
  2. bikerspade

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    Thanks, I'm very curious about the WD Passport with a y-cable for power, let me know how it works out.
     
  3. ca032769

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    Will do. Brought my white one in to work today so I could move the 2TB currently on it to another drive. Will format it afterwards and then try it out tonight to see how it works out.
     
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  4. thekarter104

    thekarter104 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello everyone.

    I need a Wii Common Key to play OoT Randomizer.
    How do you get your own Wii Common Key?

    Thanks.
     
  5. bikerspade

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    You can generate a Wii common-key.bin in the ShowMiiWads application. Tools -> Create Common-Key
     
  6. Lunar_Rhythm

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    What are wads? Also whats the beat hard drive to use (cheap but effective). I plan to home brew my wii tonight and I've been looking into it all week. Seems way more complicated than my SNES classic or 3ds was
     
  7. x65943

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    It's actually really simple

    Almost any exhdd should work, you can even use a USB stick (or SD card in a USB adapter)

    Wads are installable format, typically virtual console games and wiiware
     
  8. Yan3

    Yan3 The guy nobody knows

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    what ? no dont use anything you find, it may not work usb sticks are known to not work properly but you could get lucky
    here's a compatibility list for hard drives : https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/USB_Devices_Compatibility_List
    make sure to use a recent tutorial ( the ones on this site are the best )
    if you want to understand what you do, use Cyan's guide : https://gbatemp.net/threads/wii-hacking-explained.501605/ (not finished but exellent)
    dont be afraid to ask question andif you have one, ask it here or create a thread
    dont do something you dont understand please.
    and good luck, its easier than you think. ^_^
     
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  9. x65943

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    In my experience every USB stick and exhdd I have used worked, but I guess since there is a chance it won't - it's good to consult the guide.
     
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  10. Yan3

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    not because all of them worked for you that every usb sticks wil always work, but anyways, we're here to learn from one another :)
     
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  11. DonAlex

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    Hey guys i found my old wii with my hard disk. ive tried to start it over usb loader gx. but nothing happens. i dont have any sd card installed. so i think there have to be some files i used the time it worked. is it possible to tell me what files i need on my sd card to make the usb loader gx work again? i dont remember anything ive done to make it work the last time... i tought i can give the wii to my nephew and now we sit here and cant run anything :(
     
  12. FancyNintendoGamer567

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    @DonAlex redownload the fucking homebrew app and put it on your SD card, that's what you need to do
     
  13. DonAlex

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    I have no idea what the „homebrew“ app is, and where i can find it, can someone help me with a link?
     
  14. FancyNintendoGamer567

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    Y' know what, nevermind helping you if you're this rusty. I'm not gonna explain what it is.
     
  15. DonAlex

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    I respect that. Thank you for your try.

    I see a homebrew app already on my wii but nothing to click on. And if i search for „homebrew app“ i only see installers but not the basic files.
     
  16. Teslas Fate

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    What are the essentials for wii modding as of now. Like progams in such and basic equipment if needed?

    Edit: PM with the details
     
  17. Yan3

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    Sd card, that’s it.(and a pc to transfer the files)
    Hdd and wifi connections are quite useful but not necessary.
     
  18. Teslas Fate

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    Would usb work?
     
  19. Illuminaticy

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    Might work for an hour, day, week, month.
    You will run into more issues then you want.
    You will have the flash drive shit out eventually, it will corrupt, it will make you want to throw your Wii at a horse.
    You'll end up spending ~$40 on new flash drives, thinking it will work, it won't.

    Spend the $ on a 250/500gb/1tb HDD, your experience will be a lot better.

    People (noobs) will say "U r an stoopid they work gr8 u just dont no wat u r doing"
    Smart people will tell you how it is.
    Flash drives are shit, HDD is the only way to go.

    (look at what Cyan says. Follow what Cyan says. He's the person I've learned most of the Wii stuff from, just reading his posts will bump your IQ a few points)
     
  20. x65943

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    I used a thumb stick and never had issues - if you already have one no reason not to try it

    Worst case scenario you replace it with an exhdd. It's not very hard to replace later down the road.
     
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