Found 28th Jan 2009
Someone I know has said the following regarding the Wii with Twilight hack:

'Sorry I should have explained it more, I am not actually 'chipping' them but adding the homebrew channel and extra programs which means copied games (PAL or NTSC) can be played.'

Does anyone know if this is true and can be done? Any risks?

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Yes, it's called just that. Google will help you alot more than here. digitalworldz is a great place to start.

Always risk when messing with the FW but you pays your monies you takes your choice.

[url]www.disqworld.com[/url] the wii forum has a whole section dedicated to wii hack and how it works...you can even watch dvd's on a wii with the hack

Original Poster

So playing 'backup' games does work on this without a chip?

Bane17;4209699

So playing 'backup' games does work on this without a chip?



Yes

I did this and it's so easy.

Abvance;4209804

I did this and it's so easy.



Make sure you use the correct WAD else you could end up in all sorts of trouble. Recoverable but more work than is necessary. If you head to aforementioned website there is a complete noob guide to softmodding.

My only request is don't just sign up to grab the files and sod off.

Bane Im sure I have responded to a couple of your threads in the past about this, the twlight hack allows one to have a Homebrew channel installed on the wii, from this you can install a back-up channel which will let you play back ups, you can install mplayer channel that lets you watch dvd's and you can install a classic console channel for all the classic games...theres a whole sticky on the forum I posted. My mate had his done, as he didnt want to chip his wii...very worth while he loves it

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Yeah sorry bfjem I just never realised it played actual game backups and thought it was just the classic console games!!! The person I am speaking to is trying to charge £30.

Worth paying him to make sure it's done correctly rather than me mess it up?

Bane17;4209959

Yeah sorry bfjem I just never realised it played actual game backups and … Yeah sorry bfjem I just never realised it played actual game backups and thought it was just the classic console games!!! The person I am speaking to is trying to charge £30.Worth paying him to make sure it's done correctly rather than me mess it up?



If you get one of the guides online you can't really go wrong, there are only half a dozen steps, all of which are pretty straight forward and self explanatory

You will need an original copy of Zelda Princess Twilight and an SD card

Bane17;4209959

Yeah sorry bfjem I just never realised it played actual game backups and … Yeah sorry bfjem I just never realised it played actual game backups and thought it was just the classic console games!!! The person I am speaking to is trying to charge £30.Worth paying him to make sure it's done correctly rather than me mess it up?



ms2005;4209978

If you get one of the guides online you can't really go wrong, there are … If you get one of the guides online you can't really go wrong, there are only half a dozen steps, all of which are pretty straight forward and self explanatoryYou will need an original copy of Zelda Princess Twilight and an SD card



Hvae to agree with ms there if my mate could do it....anyone can...just make sure you read the guides thoroughly...Personally I pay for my ps3 games....but it is good to play on all the wii games my mates has :thumbsup:

Sorry a nooby question. Do you store the backup of the games on the SD card or do you use write to another disc? I've got 2 children that seem to use the discs as frisbees and I'm already on my 3rd Mario Cart!

thedish;4210260

Sorry a nooby question. Do you store the backup of the games on the SD … Sorry a nooby question. Do you store the backup of the games on the SD card or do you use write to another disc? I've got 2 children that seem to use the discs as frisbees and I'm already on my 3rd Mario Cart!



You burn the game ISOs on disc.

thedish;4210260

Sorry a nooby question. Do you store the backup of the games on the SD … Sorry a nooby question. Do you store the backup of the games on the SD card or do you use write to another disc? I've got 2 children that seem to use the discs as frisbees and I'm already on my 3rd Mario Cart!



Don't them play it then, until they can show some respect.


Is it true you can do the hack with Super Smash Bros?

dcx_badass;4210082

Do not pay someone £30! Don't even pay them £5, if you're spending money y … Do not pay someone £30! Don't even pay them £5, if you're spending money you're better getting a chip for around £15. Whuch is a much better solution anyway.



Getting a chip for "Around £15" and then opening up the Wii to install it is out of the question for lots of people.

If someone offered to do mine for £5 I would snap their hand off.

ChipSticks;4210481

Don't them play it then, until they can show some respect. Is it true you … Don't them play it then, until they can show some respect. Is it true you can do the hack with Super Smash Bros?



No. It's called the Twilight hack because you can ONLY use Zelda Princess Twilight, unless there has been a revelation in the last couple of days SSB or any other game will NOT work

dcx_badass;4211879

Fine maybe £5 or £10, but no way at £30! You have to remember new games ne … Fine maybe £5 or £10, but no way at £30! You have to remember new games need new updates, new updates mean your softmod is gone.



If you use the softmod just use Brickblocker or better still Wii Update Manager (WUM) on your ISO's and remove the update requirement. Game still runs perfectly, you don't need it to play it just Nintendo want you to have it.

You can also play NTSC games on a PAL console with the softmod, of if you;re worried there is software to convert NTSC ISOs to PAL

dcx_badass;4213499

No, some games do require the update to run, alot don't, but some … No, some games do require the update to run, alot don't, but some definately do/



The only game i know not to work with the softmod is James Bond Quantum of Solace. There is a website out there somewhere that lists the games known not to work but if you remove the update, as far as I'm aware, the game still runs as it simply doesn't know it needs the update.

first of all you must have an original copy of zelda twighlight princess. and this is not cheap. think the shops are on to whats going on . its the only game with a bug in it which enables you to softmod your wii. you need to establish your firmware ie 3.4. you have to downgrade this to 3.2. word of warning make sure you install starfall too as this will stop all updates and stop your wii from being bricked. you can obtain everything you need from digitalworldz.co.uk. but you must have at least 20 posts before you can download anything. or you can donate.well worth it. you wouldnt believe what you can do. hope this helps:roll:

Is the Wii picky about what discs it reads? I have some Verbatim 8x DVDRs at the moment and want to do this, will i need different/better discs?

my m8s done it so yer its possible

Yeah, had some cheap dvd-r discs and they work fine

wow, this is all news to me - guess i'm off to do a bit of light reading & browsing
seems easy enough (famous last words) and I have Zelda T P game already.

Might go to Blockbusters tomorrow and rent it, give it a go

use Verbatim DVD-R's - I had TDKs' and some other brand as well no joy, Verbatum at 2x speed worked first time

Do dvd +rs work also?

If not , why not?
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