Where to go from here?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by morphius, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. morphius
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    morphius The King of the Cosmos

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    I am new to wii softmodding , but not new to console/handheld modding. I recently decided to softmod my wii using letterbomb. Everything went well. HBC is installed bootmii is installed (could only do the IOS install). Did a NAND backup and installed an NES emu to the SD card.

    Problem is I don't really know where to go from here. So i have a few Q's

    Should I/do i need to install priiloader?

    I want to run wii and GC backups from USB.. whats the easiest , least intrusive and best way to do this (seems like a million options for this).

    Any help and pointers in the right direction would be great!!!!
     
  2. Gemuzuki

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    You do not need to install priiloader to use homebrew on your wii, but it can be very useful.
    1. You got a small safety layer incase you got a banner brick when installing a faulty channel.
    2. You can use Wii menu hacks to stop updates from DVD's or Internet, skip "Press A", change positions of the disc channel and even copy copy-protected game saves.
    3. You can replace the system menu using a forwarder.dol pointing to your choosen replacement menu, such as Postloader.
    4. You can password protect your Wii.
    Note: Do not install priiloader on a WiiU/VWii, cause that will cause a brick.

    If you got a older wii, look if you can install Bootmii in BOOT2(hackmii will tell you), newer wii's have a Boot2 that prevents Bootmii boot2 install, causing you to only be able to use it as IOS.
    This will enable you to have System-menu and IOS brick protection (incase those got damaged), given the boot2 bootmii is not removed before ofcourse :wink: .

    For your question about playing your wii games from HDD/SDD, you can dump them from your DVD's to your USB Drive using Cleanrip or Wiiflow.
     
  3. morphius
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    morphius The King of the Cosmos

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    I ended up installing priiloader to IOS (only option). I also ended up installing CFG usb to launch backups. Everything is working great with no problems :)