Will this void my warranty?
Yes. Softmodding your Wii is against the TOS (Terms of Service) and will instantly void your warranty. Anyone saying that it does not void your warranty is a liar!
Is this illegal?
Do I need anything special for the guide?
Can I get banned from going online if I have Homebrew?
Does Nintendo know that I have Homebrew if I go online?
Can I download this Guide?
Can I print this Guide?
You can use the "Print Page" link on the very bottom to get a slightly more print friendly version of any page.
Does this guide work on LU64+ Wiis?
Does this guide work on system menu X.Y ?
Does this work on Black Wiis ?
How about Red ones? Or (insert color here)?
I already softmodded my Wii, can I still use the guide?
I have a ModChip installed will that affect anything this mod does?
I can't access my shop channel... it boots me back to the main menu?
Make sure your IOSs are up to date (not including stubs) and install the latest shopping channel.
How can I move channels?
Can I redistribute parts of this guide at other places?
Your guide sucks. Where can I find a better one?
What are bricks?
What is the chance of bricking my Wii when using this guide?
What kind of bricks are there?
There are many kinds of bricks. The most common bricks are banner bricks (full bricks) and semi-bricks.
How do I fix bricks?
Depending on the kind of brick, a different method has to be used.
Help, I bricked my Wii !!!
The unbricking method is different for each brick. Go to the section about unbricking.
Hackmii Installer (HBC & BootMii)
What is Homebrew Channel (HBC)?
I already have the Homebrew Channel installed, where do I start?
Depends entirely on what you want to do. If you want to use applications like backup loaders, you will need to install a cIOS. Otherwise, most applications will run through the Homebrew Channel as is.
How do I update the Homebrew Channel?
If your Wii is connected to the internet, the Homebrew Channel will automatically check for updates. Otherwise, you can install the latest version through the Hackmii installer. You can run the Hackmii installer like any other app through the HBC itself.
I try to start HBC, all i get is a black screen.
My apps don't show up in the Homebrew Channel?
What is BootMii?
Why doesn't BootMii install as Boot2 on my Wii?
My Wiimotes don't work with BootMii?
It boots up to the BootMii Menu instead of the Main Menu, how to solve this?
What is a cIOS?
Do I need to install a cIOS?
If you want to use backup loaders or install unofficial channels, then yes. Otherwise, probably not. If you do need one, install the D2X cIOS.
What is a base IOS?
Every cIOS is based on an official IOS made by Nintendo. To this IOS, several patches are applied and the modified IOS is then installed on the Wii.
What is the best IOS base to use?
What are IOS249 and IOS250?
The Wii has several slots (256 to be exact) possible slots where (c)IOSs can be installed. Most of them are empty by default. Slots 249 and 250 are usually used for installing cIOSs because they do not contain anything useful on an unmodified system.
But Guide X uses other IOS bases and installs them in other slots...
How do I check if my cIOSs installed correctly?
What is a backup launcher?
What is a USB loader?
Is there a Backup Loader for GameCube games as well?
Help! My Wii doesn't recognize my USB drive!
Make sure to try both USB ports on the Wii. Certain cIOS versions do not recognize both ports.
My game is giving me a black screen when I start it through a loader.
Ok, so I installed the cMIOS/DIOS-MIOS/Devolution, but where is the GameCube Backup launcher?
Use a Wii backup launcher that also supports GameCube games. All the most popular USB loaders support GameCube backups.
How do I create backups of my games?
If you use an USB loader, insert the disc in the Wii and rip the game with your loader. The procedure for doing this depends on the loader.
What is garbage data?
Garbage data is some random data that can be found on any game disc. It is present to make every game the same size (the size of a DVD, around 4.7GB)
Is DARKCORP OK for LU64+ ?
DARKCORP can be installed on LU64+ Wiis. You most likely won't need to install it, though.
What is WBFS?
Wii Backup File System. An file system that was invented for USB Loaders. When USB loaders were first released, this file system was used to store games. Nowdays, this system has been replaced by WBFS files, which are placed on a regular FAT32 or NTFS drive.
What is a WBFS Manager?
A computer program that can put ISO files from your PC on a WBFS drive. Some of them can also convert games to .wbfs format to place them on a FAT32 or NTFS drive.
System menu Hacks
Help! I bricked my Wii after installing a theme!
Can I combine Pre/Priiloader and Startpatch?
Priiloader doesn't see my hacks.ini file. I know its supposed to be on the root of the SD Card. Help?
I have Priiloader installed on my 4.2u Wii, I want to update IOS70 using DOP-Mii. Do i need to change priiloader's settings or anything before doing this?
What is SNEEK?
Why don't my WiiMotes Sync?
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