Where to start softmod (2 x wii, one won't read game discs)

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  1. New2WiiMods
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    Hi,

    I'm new to all this and don't want to kill my kids wii.
    We have one downstairs which works fine, and one upstairs that the kids used to play a lot, this one does not read discs anymore, but everying else works ok.

    I'm being told I can easily softmod both of the wii, use the working one to backup our discs to a HDD and play them on the second one.

    Here are my questions:

    • With 1 HDD can I store and play backed up GameCube/Wii images made on the first Wii, on the second? If so, is there a tutorial for this?
    • What is the best method for softmodding that doesn't require a working optical drive?
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. gudenau

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    What version is your "broken" Wii?
     
  3. New2WiiMods
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    They're both the normal white wii. If I'm answering this wrong then please let me know exactly what you're looking for?
     
  4. gudenau

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    /dev/random

    I want the number in the top right of the settings.
     
  5. New2WiiMods
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    Let me check and get back to you.
     
  6. New2WiiMods
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    So my version is 4.1E.

    I downloaded modmii, and completed all the steps as requested. Everything seemed to work ok.
    I have an 8GB SD card, and a 16GB USB stick (NTFS formatted).

    I keep getting black screens while trying to rip games to the USB stick, and the HBC says it's unable to mount USB.

    Any help resolving such problems would be most welcome.
     

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  7. Smuff

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    Have you tried using the other USB port on the wii ?
     
  8. migles

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    and try to format the drive to fat32

    i think fat32 is required to HBC to access it
     
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  10. gudenau

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    Try a diffrent HDD, some don't work well.
     
  11. Adeka

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    the usb drive should be formatted fat32 for best compatibility with everything

    I was always unable to rip games to my usb. I am forced to rip them to my sd card then move to my usb. Have you tried this?

    As for which usb loader. I recommend you use either cfg or gx because it is the most simple so kids don't mess things up.

    You want to use either Nintendont or DIOS MIOS for your gamecube games. I recommend you use Nintendont because it is still receiving updates everyday.