Wii not playing legit games

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Tokiopop, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Tokiopop
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    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    Okay I've not used my Wii for ages, and my dad recently bought us a game to play. However on my Wii which is playing a legit Wii Sports Resort will not play a legit Donkey Kong Country Returns. I'm guessing that's because I'm on 4.1E (what happens is the normal screen where you start the game loads, but when you start the game the controllers disconnect and the Wii just freezes at a black screen).

    My Wii is homebrewed, but I'm not sure if I ever did all the ISOs (or whatever they are) properly, legit games seem to work, but I've never pirated on the Wii so...

    I'm guessing I have to update? I want to keep Homebrew though

    Edit: After some more sifting I see that this games requires 4.3, but I don't have Indian Jones. Is this the end of homebrew and future backups for me? [​IMG]
     
  2. PeregrinFig

    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

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    If you have a USB HDD, you could use a USB Loader and rip the game to it. That way you're playing the legit game and don't need to update your Wii.
     
  3. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Have you tried running the game though Gecko OS?
     
  4. Tokiopop
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    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    I do, but it's FAT32 and there's no way I'm formatting since I've got like 1TB of crap on it [​IMG]
     
  5. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    download and use ModMii from my signature, run the ModMii wizard to rehack your wii (tell it its a virgin wii even though it isn't). Answer the questions, let it download the files to you SD card and build u a custom guide, then follow the guide. In the end, you wii will be able to play all original games as well as be perfectly softmodded, and u can even stay on 4.1 (or optionally update to 4.2 or 4.3 USING MODMII)
     
  6. Tokiopop
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    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    Thanks I'll give that a go, I'll probably go softmod 4.3 for full compatability.

    Now I need to remember how to even run files...
     
  7. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No need to go to 4.3.

    Just follow the tut that is generated with modmii.
     
  8. jceggbert5

    jceggbert5 Check out my hack, New Retro Mario Bros.

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    Most USB loaders now support Fat32. http://code.google.com/p/wiiflow is a good one [​IMG]
     
  9. Tokiopop
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    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  10. techboy

    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The system menu doesn't matter, the IOSes do. If you have up to date IOSes, the game will work regardless of the system menu version.