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Wii Homebrew Guide

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Requirements

MAC Address

To start, we need to get your MAC Address.
Head over to: Wii Options > Wii Settings > Page 2 > Internet > Console Information

Your MAC Address should look similar to this.

LetterBomb Exploit

First thing we need to do is actually exploit our Wii. We will use LetterBomb for this.

  1. Visit LetterBomb.
  2. Mark the system version you have.
  3. Input your console’s MAC Address from earlier.
  4. Insure “Bundle the HackMii Installer for me!” is checked.
  5. Cut the wire!
  6. Extract the “LetterBomb.zip” onto the root of your SD Card.
Screenshot of SD Card after LetterBomb is extracted into it.
Your SD Card should look similar to this.
  1. Place SD Card into Wii.
  2. Boot Wii and go to the Wii Message Board.
  3. Click the bomb. (Note: If it doesn’t show up try going back or forward a couple days.)
LetterBomb on Wii Message Board.
It should look like this.
  1. You will see a scam warning screen. Wait 30 seconds for the text “Press 1 to continue” to appear, then press 1.
  1. When at the HackMii installer, you are able to install the Homebrew Channel and BootMii.
  1. Press Continue, then select the Homebrew Channel, and press install.
  1. Press Continue when finished.
  1. Once done, exit.

Priiloader

Priiloader adds a level of brick protection to your Wii. It loads before the Wii Menu does (hence the name). The tool can also enable hacks for your Wii Menu, and be used to quickly launch the Homebrew Channel, BootMii, or whatever homebrew you want!

Please do not install Priiloader on a vWii (Wii mode on Wii U). You will brick your vWii by doing this.

  1. Download Priiloader and extract it to the root of your SD Card.
Your SD Card should now look like this. I have removed the various README text files as they are not needed.
  1. Pop your SD Card back into your Wii and open the Homebrew Channel.
  2. Run Priiloader.
  3. Press the + Button if you are using a Wii-Mote, or A if you are using a GameCube Controller.
Priiloader should look something like this.
  1. After installation is complete power off your Wii.
  2. Restart your Wii but this time quickly hold the reset button after powering up.
  3. You should see the Priiloader Menu.
  1. Go to System Menu Hacks.
  2. I recommend you turn on these hacks: ‘Region Free EVERYTHING’, ‘Block Disc Updates’, ‘Auto-Press A at Health Screen’, ‘Move Disc Channel’, and ‘Block Online Updates’.
  3. Go back then select System Menu.

CTGP-R

  1. Download CTGP-R.
  2. Extract to the root of your SD Card, replacing & merging if it asks.
Your SD Card should look like this. Again all README text files are removed here for clarity.
  1. Put the SD Card back into your Wii and open Homebrew Channel and run CTGP-R.
  2. Install the CTGP-R Channel.

Nintendont

  1. Get the loader.dol, rename it to boot.dol and put it in /apps/Nintendont/ along with the files meta.xml and icon.png.
  2. Copy your GameCube games to the /games/ directory. Subdirectories are optional for 1-disc games in ISO/GCM and CISO format.
    For 2-disc games, you should create a subdirectory /games/MYGAME/ (where MYGAME can be anything), then name disc 1 as “game.iso” and disc 2 as “disc2.iso”.
  3. For extracted FST, the FST must be located in a subdirectory, e.g. /games/FSTgame/sys/boot.bin.
  4. Connect your storage device (and SD Card) to your Wii and start HBC.
  5. Select Nintendont.

USB Loader GX

  1. Download d2xcIOS.
  2. Download USB Loader GX.
  3. Extract to ‘/apps’ on your SD Card.
  4. Open Homebrew Channel & Select dx2cIOS.
  5. Install with the following settings.
The first time through make sure your settings match mine.
  1. Press A twice.
It should begin downloading the files needed.
  1. Once it takes you back to the menu you were at previously press B, then go back into the installer.
  2. Install with the following settings.
On second install make sure you change all the settings again or you risk bricking your Wii.
  1. Press A twice.
  2. After install press B to exit.
  3. Open USB Loader GX from Homebrew Channel.
  4. If your USB Hard Drive is not detected, swap the USB port the drive is plugged into.
On successful detection it should read “Initialize usb device”
  1. Download Cover Art (Press on the ? art boxes)

Nintendont + USB Loader GX

  1. Open Settings in USB Loader GX.
  2. Select Loader Settings.
  3. Make sure GameCube Settings are as follows:
    Source: Auto
    Mode: Nintendont
  4. Under the DM(L) + Nintendont section make these changes
    Progressive Patch: ON
    Force Widescreen: ON
  5. Under the Nintendont section make these changes
    Auto Boot: ON
    Memory Card Emulation: Individual
    USB-HID Controller: ON
  6. Configure custom paths to fit your needs. (On page 2)

Converting ISO -> WBFS

USB Loader GX works best with games in the WBFS File format, to convert them we will be using WIT.

  1. Run this terminal command.
    wit -z COPY ‘file.iso’ ‘file.wbfs’
  2. Find Title ID with this terminal command.
    wit LIST ‘file.wbfs’

File structure for dumped games:

GC:
“/games/Game Title [TitleID]/game.iso”
“/games/Game Title [TitleID]/disc2.iso” for second disc of two-volume games.

Wii:
“/wbfs/Game Title [TitleID]/TitleID.wbfs”
“/wbfs/Game Title [TitleID]/TitleID.wbf1” if it exists due to the game being >4GB.

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