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hpr3318 :: Modding a Wii classic with a DNS exploit

Modding a Wii with a DNS exploit and using a USB drive to save games

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  1. Wii Options > Wii Settings
  2. Verify version is 4.3
    • If not,
    • Is the Wii connected to the internet
    • If not, go to Connection Settings
      • Pick Connection 1
      • Enter wifi connection info
      • perform Wii System Update (Page 3 of Wii Settings)
  3. Wii Settings > Internet
    • Go to Change Settings
    • A few pages over is Auto-Obtain DNS
      • Select No and Advanced Settings
      • Enter Primary DNS: 97.74.103.14
      • Enter Secondary DNS: 173.201.71.14
    • Confirm and Save Settings
    • Press Ok to perform Connection Test
    • This does take a while, be patient because the Wii is slow
    • Go back a couple of pages to Internet Settings
    • Go to User Agreements
      • Would you like to use the Wii Shop Channel and WiiConnect24?
      • Select Yes
      • You must review the User Agreements before using the Wii network services.
      • Select Next
      • Connecting to Internet... Please wait a moment.
      • Another screen will appear with message to "Please wait, this will take 1-2 minutes."
        • Do NOT press I Accept at this point, or it will go to the previous screen.
        • These next two screens will show up, one with console text, which is the exploit, and the next look like static. This is ok
        • The next screen is a message not to be scammed by buying a copy of HackMii. Wait for the option to press '1' to continue.
        • The HackMii menu will now appear, press 'A' to continue.
        • On the HackMii installer screen, use the D-pad on the Wii to arrow up to Install The HomeBrew Channel.
    • At this point the Wii can be powered off.
  4. Install Wii Homebrew Browser https://oscwii.org/
    • I have read that a 2gb non-hd sd card was needed, but found that up to a 32gb card works just fine.
    • Remove the sd card and download and extract the zip file on the main page.
    • Move the folder on the root of the sd card (i.e. apps/homebrew_browser/).
    • More applications can now be accessed from the Homebrew Browser.
  5. Adding roms (i.e. Nintendo 64 games)
    • From the Homebrew Browser, add the not64 emulator, as the Wii64 would not save games for me. This is an updated version of the Wii64 emulator.
    • At the root of the sd card, if it is not already there, create a not64/roms folder and place the roms in here.
  6. Play Wii games from a USB drive
    • First need to install cIOS (custom OS)
      • Will be installing:
        • cIOS 249 base 56 v10 beta52, some guides say cIOS 249 base 56 beta52-alt, YMMV.
        • cIOS 250 base 57 v10 beta52
    • From the Homebrew Browser, go to the Utilities tab and install USBLoader and the d2x cIOS installer.
    • Wait for the app to load.
    • You will see the main screen, press A
      • Change the following:
        • cIOS to v10 beta 52 d2x-v10-beta52-alt
        • base to 56
        • slot to 249
        • revision to 65535
      • Press A to load these values
    • The app will go back to the main screen, just go right back into the app.
      • Change the following:
        • cIOS to v10 beta 52 d2x-v10-beta52
        • base to 57
        • slot to 250
        • revision to 65535
      • Press A to load these values
    • You are now ready to format the external USB drive
      • This can be either FAT32 or ext4
      • Plug in the USB drive afterwards and load the USBloader
      • It only works in one USB slot, so if this is not recognized the first time, move the plug to the other slot.
      • Now you can save games from Wii disks, or load roms from the same drive
      • Roms are placed at the root of the USB drive with the format of /roms/
  7. That's all.

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Comment #1 posted on 2021-04-21T12:49:23Z by Ken Fallon

sdcard and a usbstick

What threw me for a loop was that there is a sdcard - vfat that goes into the front. Then there is a usbstick that goes into the back.

Other than that worked as described.

Comment #2 posted on 2021-04-21T23:29:15Z by archer72

Re: sdcard and a usbstick

Good to know this worked for you as well. I think original youtube post was meant for backup of a ton of games. In most cases, this will not be needed because the games don't take much room anyways.

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