Learning Wii Hacking Soft Mod
When we first got our wii console, we were lucky because it was already modified (soft-mod style) so we can already play games without having to go to places like greenhills to have our wii modified first. Basically, here is what I found in the wii.
- Nintendo Wii Korean Version (modified to English language)
- System Menu = 4.0u
- Homebrew Channel
- Neo Gamme R6
- Softchip R92
- IOS249 Rev 13
Actually, I did not bother with all of these because all I did was to download wii games for free, burn them slowly via IMGBURN then play. But lately, I downloaded two games where I cannot play because it was asking for a system update.
- Trauma Team
- Wipe Out
I’m not sure about you but for me, anything modified or custom (similar to PSP), official upgrades are always a big no-no so I opted to look for answers in forums on how to play these new games. That started my quest for knowledge “hacking” my wii.
Basically, to be able to hack your wii, you need the following tools.
- SD Card
- Card Reader (to read the card)
- Tutorials (you can get these from forums)
The easiest way to hack your wii is to go to places like Greenhills, pay them cash and wait for them. However, if you would like to learn something new or you don’t want to waste money on things you can do for free, take time to learn. All you need to do is to read the tutorials out there because there are a lot of tutorials being written for every possible situation.
Here are some possible scenarios for your wii.
- Virgin Wii with system menu 4.1 and below
- Virgin Wii with system menue 4.2
- US or Korean Version
- Soft-mod Modified wii
- Mod-chip modified wii
Most of the tutorials in the net recommends that you use soft-mod on your wii because a mod-chip would cost like $30-$40. Soft-mod is where you modify your wii using software and can easily be removed. (think of the Pandora battery for the PSP, hard mod for that is where you have to do some soldering while soft-mod is via a software).
For a great resource of tutorials and games, I would suggest you go to wiiso.com. That is where I learned the basics.
I will try to put up more posts soon but I’m limited to the fact that my wii was soft-modded when I got it so basically I was just updating the custom versions.Other Search Terms