Hello all. I'm new with softmodding the Wii. I have been reading tons of information about the whole process, on various websites, and I have watched several tutorials on Youtube. I have been trying to figure out the entire process for over a week now, and the more I read and try to understand, the more confused I become. However, even with all of the confusion, I have made some progress with softmodding the Wii. I'll try to keep this as short as possible. To begin, my Wii version is 4.3 U. Here is what I have accomplished so far. Initiated letter bomb, homebrew channel installed. Backed up Wii with Bootmii. Downloaded d2x cIos installer 3.1 version version 8 final and installed the Ios's as per the video tutorial. Downloaded Ios236 installer, and installed Ios236 as per tutorial instructions. Downloaded and installed USB Loader GX Version 1.0 r866. Downloaded and installed priiloader version 0.8 and modded system settings as per tutorial instructions. Downloaded Wiisx and installed it. Downloaded a few PSX backup Isos of original games that I have. The PSX games run and play without any problems, except for not being able to exit from loaded game back tothe Wii system menu . Now for the major problem that I'm having. I've been driving myself nuts, trying to understand how to download and play backup Isos of a few Wii games that I have. I want to load the game Isos onto a 64 gig usb stick.That way I can keep the original game disks in nice shape. I'm confused on what all programs and files that are needed to do this. I want to be able to play the games from my usb stick. I don't have a external usb hdd. I would also like to be able to use the cover art for each game. I'm just really confused about what I need to do. Do I need a wad manager? Do I need Wiiflow? What is Dios Mios ? Do I need wbfs manager? Or do I need the Wii backup manager? What about cIOSX rev 20b installer? Do I need NeoGamma? I'm not sure what programs and versions are compatible with each other. I think maybe part of my problem is I have been reading and watching a lot of outdated tutorials on all of this, some of which dates back to 2009-2011. Then I get it mixed in with the current info. Not sure If I what I have even done so far is correct or if I am using outdated programs and versions. Don't want to brick my Wii. Can anyone please help me with this mess that I have created? Sorry for the lengthy post.