Should I homebrew my wii?

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  1. FamousBug_
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    Hello, I recently found my old wii (it has all cables except for the remote but I can probs find one for cheap or one from family)
    My questions are:
    1.) Do I need a certain update to get homebrew
    2.) Can I get to the aformentioned update
    3.) How would I update / get the best homebrew
    4.) Can I get custom themes + apps like I can on my 3ds
    5.) Can I get wii games for free (gamecube, n64, snes, wii)
    6.) will it cost money to do any of the above (aside from the control
    many thanks,
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  2. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    other than a storage device for games nothing else is needed the latest 4.3 fw can be modded
     
  3. mikechris33

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    3. Use time bomb
    4. yes
    5. yes
    6. Maybe you'll need to buy an SD card but if you already have one then no.
     
  4. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    you mean letter bomb and no reason to use that when flashhax is a thing for that you just need to go to flashhax.com
     
  5. FamousBug_
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    is flashhax 4.3? also am I able to update to 4.3 without internet. Also what size sd is recommended?
     
  6. antiNT

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    Yes ; no ; the games are on the HDD so any size will do (minimum 512mb I think)
     
  7. FamousBug_
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    so how would I connect it if nintendo have removed the wii's internet access
     
  8. Zyvyn

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    they have not removed the internet access they just removed the WFC so you can still use media apps and the browser
     
  9. FamousBug_
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    I see...

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    https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail...itle=nintendo-wii-official-classic-controller
    will this wii classic controller still be able to navigate the menu??
     
  10. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear The Coolest Bear Around

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    To answer the question in the subject line: At this point, there's no reason not to. It's a simple process that will bring at least some life back into an aging console.
    Also, the question about the classic controller: If that's the official Nintendo branded Classic Controller it appears to be, it should work fine to navigate the Home Menu.
     
  11. FamousBug_
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    will the controller also work on my original gamecube (aka is the plug a usb or gamecube plug)
     
  12. Sophie-bear

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    No, it plugs into the extension port of a Wii Remote.
     
  13. FamousBug_
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    do i need a normal wiimote to plug the classic in then?
     
  14. Sophie-bear

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    That's correct.
     
  15. FamousBug_
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    thats annoying, so I cant only use the classic controller?
     
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    Best to get a wiimote with nunchuk too as some games require the nunchuk. They're not always sold together.
     
  17. Sophie-bear

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    That's right again. It needs to be connected to a Wii Remote that is paired to the console. There are some knockoff Classic Controllers that plug into the GC ports, but they won't be able to navigate the Wii Menu. An alternative to all of this if you really want to go that route is Homebrewing and installing Priiloader or something like that, which will allow you to navigate your Wii in simplified menus with any controller you might want to use. I do this when I want to just boot up a game or homebrew without touching my Wii Remote.

    Priiloader is accessed, when installed, by holding the Reset button while powering on the console.
     
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  18. NoSoul81

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    If he told you it HAS to be plugged into a Wiimote, then what do you think?
     
  19. FamousBug_
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    so i need nunchuck wiimote and gamecube controller?
     
  20. NoSoul81

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    You can use a classic controller for GC games with Nintendont. So wiimote nunchuk and classic controller.
     
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