noob question, any help?

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  1. Jupiterman
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    I was hoping for a basic rundown. I intend on picking up smash bros tomorrow in order to hack my wii, but I'm wondering, what exactly comes with hacking a wii? I usually hack my systems etc.. just to prove that I can. I've heard there is the homebrew channel and dvd playback but what else comes from hacking your wii, and is it really as easy as it sounds with modmii?
     
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    yup, nothing more n00b proof than ModMii, all you have to do is read the instrucions and you'll soon have a hacked nintendo wii.

    after you've hacked your wii you can get a USB loader to play backups off a HDD, that way you get a more flexible option of either

    1.playing games off a USB loader

    2.. play games by launching then via the system menu by creating channels
     
  3. Jupiterman
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    Thanks a ton man. I have one more question though, what are wads?
     
  4. diddy81

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    wads cover custom channels, waiiware ,VC
    but also IOS files
     
  5. WiiPower

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    WADs are just a container for all stuff that can be installed on Wii and executed. IOS, system menu, channels, VC, WiiWare, HBC, forwarders etc. You can also pack boot2 in a wad, but i strongly recommend against even trying to install it that way.
     
  6. Jupiterman
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    Haha I'ma gonna take it slow so I'll avoid anything you wouldn't recommend. I'd like to find out more about how the wads and VC and everything works, any links or directions you could point me in?
     
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    Basically, all the illegal stuff (and some system files from the Wii discs) comes in .WAD form. Any decent WAD installer (there are plenty, a quick Google search would give a great one) can get them in safely. So then you can get free WiiWare and VC.

    Also, you can load games off of a USB hard drive, and you don't have to swap discs that way.

    In reality, it's very hard to brick a Wii if you have an inkling of what you're doing.
     
  9. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    I'd disagree on that. Maybe a full brick, but a lot of people who "have an inkling" of what they are doing still get banner bricks and such. I've never bricked a Wii myself, but I've helped fix quite a few.