Wii Hacking.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by geokilla, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. geokilla
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    geokilla GBAtemp Regular

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    I just bought a Wii from Best Buy (no motion plus and Wii Sport Resort) for $149 USD and I'm wondering what's the best way to hack it. Soft mod from the sticky sounds good but it looks difficult to do. How would I play games? Do I lose that soft mod every time I update the firmware? What about hard mods with a mod chip? Which is the best and which chip should I avoid?

    I'm a complete newbie.
     
  2. cojiro

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    if its a brand new wii, 99% chance you will have to load via USB or if you choose to hardmod, use something like WODE.
    How would I play games? - load over USB from a hard drive
    Do I lose that soft mod every time I update the firmware? yes, and no. official Nintendo updates will "stub" the IOS files, meaning you have to reinstall the custion IOS
    What about hard mods with a mod chip? disk loading will not work, so something like WODE or SunDriver will work
    Which is the best and which chip should I avoid? any one with you to load from disk will most likely not work
     
  3. iDarkTrace

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    Just softmod. And aslong as you follow every crucial step and have yourself armed with as much knowledge about softmodding, you will be fine [​IMG]
     
  4. Gao

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    To make a simple statement. The guides on the stickies are made as SIMPLE as it can get, any other guide will make you wonder what's happening, so It's best to use the sticky guides.
     
  5. geokilla
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    geokilla GBAtemp Regular

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    I got only a faint idea of what you're saying....

    How would I run games by softmod?

    If I hard mode, WODE is the best to go with?
     
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  7. geokilla
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    OH that's what he meant! All rights I'll continue to check soft modding and hard modding out. Thanks [​IMG]

    Hmm I think I got lucky. I was considering buying the black Wii with Motion Plus and Wii Sport Resort, but I didn't. I think that was a good move as it makes playing games and modding a lot easier.
     
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    hello i have also a question... do i need to soft mod to be able to install homebrew channel? im not planning to do a USB loader or something i just want to add hombrew channel to my Menu and nothing else...
     
  9. JustChillin1414

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    First, I gotta ask.. Why do you want the homebrew channel and nothing else? What's the point? But to answer your question, yes you need to softmod to install the homebrew channel.
     
  10. o2oxygen

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    uhm? to get homebrew games or applications i guess?
     
  11. daxtsu

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    Because not everyone who uses the Homebrew Channel is interested in backup games and piracy? There are plenty of things you can do without a complete softmod.

    And no, you don't have to do a complete softmod. If you're on 4.3 you'll need Indiana Jones(US/PAL) or Brawl(US) to install the HBC, or if you're below 4.3, you can use bannerbomb to install it.
     
  12. geokilla
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    Do I need a fast hard drive to load games off a soft modded Wii? Got a minimal 4 year old WD 250GB internal hard drive here that's just collecting dust. I doubt i need a fast hard drive as the transfer rates can only be so fast via USB, unless there's a way to speed up the transfer rates.
     
  13. linuxares

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    Is it USB 2.0? If it is, it should work fine. Even a 1.1 might work.
     
  14. geokilla
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    I'll be buying one of those external drive enclosures, so yea it'll be USB 2.0.