OK, it doesn't look like there would be any help coming with this issue in an english speaking forum with ntsc-j wiis in the minority. And since Startpatch 4.1_JAP can't install, and noone knows why. I don't feel secure enough having only bootmii as IOS. So I just put Preloader back on my machine. Yeah it does it's job without the little hacks but that "...can't find hacks.ini..." gets fooking annoying. So, here's a basic NTSC-J hacks.ini for Preloader 0.29, installed, tested and working on my Wii. It has only 3 options; - No health check - Skip disck update check - Move disck channel CODE[No health check] version=448 offset=0x813BBFA0 value=0x48000034 [Skip disc update check] version=448 offset=0x8137E35C value=0x60000000 offset=0x8137E360 value=0x60000000 offset=0x8137E364 value=0x60000000 offset=0x8137E368 value=0x60000000 offset=0x8137E36C value=0x60000000 offset=0x8137E370 value=0x60000000 [Move Disc Channel] version=448 offset=0x813AE770 value=0x60000000 I've decided to list it here so if you're on a Jap Wii and want Preloader 0.29 with a basic working hacks.ini, you're in luck. I take no responsiblity if your Wii shites bricks adding this. And if you don't know what to do with the list above, you're better off just leaving your Wii as is. Now, if you can add more hacks on to the .ini, please do, and please share. Maybe one day we can have a proper Preloader hacks.ini for NTSC-J right next to the U and E versions. Cheers. PS: * * * Simplistic mod - A MUST FOR ALL NEWBIES * * * , by xzxero - He ain't kiddin' when he says "Consider yourself lucky because you even found this guide, it cant get any simpler than this."