Thinking about buying a Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Virdoo, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Virdoo
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    Virdoo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi,

    Recently one seller on our local selling site is selling Nintendo Wii for about $20. Problem is that console is working well, but it doesn't read discs. So since I never owned Wii or anything similar, is it possible to hack that console without having need for reading discs? Is usb drive enough to hack it and play back up games?

    Picutore of the console:
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  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Yes, all versions of the Wii can be updated and hacked without the optical drive! (but it must be physically connected or some software will refuse to work)
     
  3. B451CW11M0DD3R

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    There is a way but you will need a USB stick anything will do but make it about 8 Gigs for like 2 games but if you want more you'll need one that holds a lot of space and a lot of free time on your hands and a computer ( obviously ) also a SD or SDHC card

    Start:
    Homebrew your wii use Letterbomb it was the easiest for me you will also need your wii's mac address here i'll link you to letterbombs website ( don't pay for any homebrew software as it is all free if you do you have been scammed and demand your money back )
    https://please.hackmii.com/
    doesn't matter what wire you click :P
    https://gyazo.com/c800fb88ae4727b115af057e62b7bc51

    after you go do that insert your SD card in your wii
    https://gyazo.com/1a6d8e405ffa983103e8fca3c74f2842

    then go to your wii Message board ( Will Continue tomorrow )
    [​IMG]
     
  4. 466

    466 yes, it says 466

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    You don't need to type a whole homebrew channel installation tutorial, all OP wanted to know is if they could hack a Wii without discs. The answer for that being yes.
     
  5. x65943

    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    He's just trying to be helpful. I think it's cool that he outlined the process because it addresses how he'll go about it without a disc. [Although I admit I wouldn't follow the advice of someone with 5 posts]
     
  6. B451CW11M0DD3R

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    lol its ok :P i just started out anyways lol.
    I got most of my info from other guides I followed and helped me :)
     
  7. Magnus87

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    I preffer a WiiU

    Gamecube (via Nintendont)
    Wii Games (+Virtual Console +Wiiware +homebrew)
    WiU Games

    3 console in 1
     
  8. lafleche

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    ???? i thought that for the latest 4.3 you need a gamedisc and a fixed savegame?
    So no working drive could be a no-go when the wii is 4.3
     
  9. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nope. Just 4.3, letterbomb and a plain SD card.
     
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  10. lafleche

    lafleche GBAtemp Fan

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    stand corrected.... wiibrand!
    Last time I modded a Wii it was still on 3.something :-)
     
  11. B451CW11M0DD3R

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    Thing is he is looking at a good deal I mean 20 bucks for a Wii that can't read discs isn't good but if you can make it so it can play Wii games just off a backup loader I would buy that wii
    ( Any games I have on my backup loader I have previously bought but either got damaged beyond repair or previously owned but lost )
    Also a Wii U isn't to cheap. Around 180$-$200+
    I would prefer the Wii also because it hosts a lot of great titles like Mario Kart Wii or Mario Party 8 ( before the bad ones 9+ )
    There is also a project that revives the Nintendo WFC called Wiimmfii. All he would have to do is patch his ISO's ( hopefully he bought the games in an actual retail disc ) with it and just wait a week ( 7 days )
     
  12. Magnus87

    Magnus87 GBAtemp Regular

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    WiiU is not cheap now. Wait for Switch Relaese XD
     
  13. B451CW11M0DD3R

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    lol im saying that the normal wii is cheap not wii u
     
  14. Zero72463

    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah a normal Wii would be like $10 more so I would recommend getting that instead.
     
  15. TheTurkGamer

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    In your computer eating all your data
    use a 1 TB hard drive, you can put loads of things in it.