Hot Nintendo Wii How-Tos

How To: Play Wii games off SD cards or USB drives

While the Wii may be one the most popular console today, many people may be unfamiliar with all the many uses and features of the system. In this step by step guide, learn how to utilize the SD cards or a USB drive with the Wii (which most people are not completely familiar with). It takes you through the installation process and where the SD card/USB drive will go on both the Wii and a desktop computer. When the process is complete, you won't have to use the disc every time you play the game...

How To: Play Wii games from a USB HDD/flash drive easily

Want to play Nintendo Wii games from a USB hard disk or thumb drive? If you have a soft- or hard-modded, you can. You'll need to install [WBFS Manager http://wbfsmanager.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=26808] and download a copy of Wii Flowa. For a detailed, step-by-step overview of the process, watch this gamer's guide.

How To: Format an SD card to FAT32 for Wii hacking

Formatting an SD card to FAT32 format, the format that the Nintendo Wii can read, is the very first step that you need to take to hack you Wii. There's a lot of other reasons to do it as well, so even if you don't have a Wii you're trying to hack but want a FAT32 formatted SD card for some other reason, this video should still teach you everything you need to know.

How To: Install ios249 on the Wii and play backup games

ios249 is a sweet little hack for the Wii that allows you to play backup burned copies of games on your console. Pirated games will work too, although we DO NOT condone piracy. This video will walk you through the whole rather elaborate process of installing it on a hacked Wii with the Homebrew channel. You will need to download a whole mess of free software:

How To: Play Wii ISO's without burning disks (USB Flash Drive)

In this video the author shows how to play Wii ISO's without actually burning them do disks using the USB flash drive. A normal DVD disk's average capacity is 4.7 GB, but a normal Wii Play game takes about only .09 GB space. In a DVD we will be wasting a lot of space when you burn the games to it. Instead of DVD disks if you use a flash drive you can store huge number of games on a single drive and also use the USB drive as an other storage device. In this lengthy video the author shows how t...

How To: Use the WiiFlow USB Loader with an external hard drive

This is a video teaching how to use the Wiiflow USB loader with an external hard drive. This will allow you to store Nintendo Wii games in an external Desktop hard drive. The narrator shows you his consoles and his hard drives while loading the cover on his Wiiflow. The Wiiflow will let you store all of your Wii games onto a large hard drive, instead of your Nintendo Wii. It allows you to play the games from the USB loader without a game disc. This is a convenient way to play your games witho...

How To: Hack a Wii firmware version 4.2 with Homebrew

Hacking the Wii is a fun, easy, and rewarding process for any of the more geekily-inclined. This two-minute video will walk you through the whole process except for the first bit where you copy the files here to an SD card and insert it into your Wii. This video will get you the rest of the way, which is pretty simple and should allow you to do all sorts of fun new things with your Wii. Check this out and crack your wii console today!

How To: Install virtual console games on your Wii for free

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to load virtual console games onto your Nintendo Wii. You'll need the Twilight Hack and an SD card for this process. The Twilight hack allows you to run unofficial software through the SD (Secure Digital) card inserted into your Wii. Since the Twilight hack was found through the lastest Zelda game Twilight Princess, the game needs to be loaded every time before you can run any "homebrew" software.

How To: Use PlayOn to watch Netflix, Hulu and more on the Wii

Evan shows viewers how you can use the PlayOn option on your Wii to watch videos on Netflix or Hulu. He starts off by showing how you can set up your wireless network and your connection settings. You will need to do this first if you have never done this before. To get PlayOn you will have to purchase it from the Wii Store using Wii Points. Evan also shows how you can link your internet channel to PlayOn so that you can view videos in just seconds. Watch all his tips and techniques and you c...

How To: Add Wii points to purchase WiiWare games and more on the Nintendo Wii

Just buying the main disc-based games for the Nintendo Wii is actually limiting yourself quite a bit! There's a ton of classic arcade titles, Nintendo games, and old Sega games for you to choose from among many other titles all in the Wii Shop Channel! But to play them, you will need to purchase them with Wii Points which is your currency transferred into points. If you're scratching your head as to how to do this, you will get a chance to find out in this video.

How To: Install the homebrew channel to your Wii

In this video, we learn how to install the homebrew channel to your Wii. You will need: the Zelda twilight princess game, SD card, homebrew installer, and Wiibrew hack. First, go to Wiibrew and find where it says Twilight Hack underneath "homebrew". Go directly to download and install this on your computer. After this, type in "homebrew" and click the link to find the channel, then download it and save it to your computer. Now, go back to the Wii homebrew page and click where it says the twil...

How To: Sync a Nintendo Wiimote to your Wii

Michael Weisner guides us through syncing a Wiimote with a Wii. You will need a Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii remote to do this. First, you will need to open the front hatch door on the console and you will see a red button, don't press it yet. Now, look at the back of your Wiimote and remove the backing from the remote. Now, you should see a red button on the lower right hand side of the controller. Now, go back to your console and press the red button on that, then press the red button loca...

How To: Replace a Nintendo Wii DVD drive

Replacing tech gear can be a bit challenging, especially when you have no idea of what you're doing. Sometimes opening things like video game consoles, mp3 players, etc. the warranties can easily be voided. In this tutorial, find out how to easily replace a Nintendo Wii DVD drive. But again, be aware that this may void your warranty and prevent you from getting it fixed from Nintendo themselves. Enjoy!

How To: Install Wiiflow with cIOS 249 and 222 / 223

In this video, viewers learn how to install Wiiflow. Viewers will need to install cIOS 249 and 222 / 223. Wiiflow is USB Loader that you can use on a Wii that have modified or hacked. Wiiflow enables you to play your "legal ISO backup" by using any USB storage device like a thumb drive or a more substantial external hard drive. This video demonstrates how to do this in a way that is easy to follow.

How To: Hack / install the homebrew channel on a Wii

Installing the Homebrew channel on your Wii is one of the smartest things that you can do as a Wii owner. It allows you to use the console for all sorts of things like playing ROMs, movies, and homebrew games on your Wii. This video wills how you how to do it on a Wii with firmware version 4.2. If you upgraded to 4.3, we apologize, but the hacker are still working on hacking those, so be patient.

How To: Play downloaded or backup Wii games

For all you Nintendo Wii fans out there, this tutorial will show you how to softmod your Wii in order to play certain games. Those games are backups or downloaded Wii games that can be made using some tricks with your computer. Note: There is always a danger to damaging your device when trying to mod something, so be careful! Enjoy!

How To: Watch Hulu, Netflix and more on a Wii

In this how-to video TechVW shows you how to watch Hulu, Netflix and more on a Wii home gaming system. He shows by using a web program called PlayOn that can be accessed through Wii Opera, you can connect to your computer to play videos streamed over the network. He goes on to show the different services offered and how to access each of them and a brief display of how they are used and what features they have.

How To: Use Wiiflow USB Loader

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Wiiflow USB Loader. First, go to the homebrew channel and then click on the wiiflow usb loader. After this, you will see a bunch of games for you to choose from. Browse through these until you see one you like, then select it. You can click the arrows to browse between different games and look at the covers of them. After you find one that you like you can play it right away from your PC. To change your settings, go to the lower left hand corner and chang...

How To: Back up and burn games for the Nintendo Wii

This video tutorial from noxad presents how to backup and burn games for Nintendo Wii game console.To setup game transfer from computer to your console you'll need any type of SD memory card. In this tutorial it's Lexor 1 GB SD card.Insert SD card into your computer card reader. Autoplay window will open, asking what action you want to perform. Select Open folder to view files.You can open SD card manually from My Computer window. (Start button-Computer).Make sure your SD card has folder name...

How To: Watch Hulu on the Wii

Both your Wii and your PC need to be connected to a router that has an internet connection. If you have a wireless router, the Wii can connect to it without any additional hardware. Instructions are provided with the Wii.

How To: Download and burn Wii games for Mac

mybigleftnut90 teaches you how to burn Wii backup games for Mac. After you get a backup game for the Wii, you need to make sure the DVD you'll be burning it too is DVD-R as these work best. Also make sure that the size of the backup game is not larger than the blank DVD you have. Right click on the image and click on "Open with-Disk utility." In the new program window, you click your image file name and click the button "Burn" at the top. Your speed should be 2x or 4x. Unclick verify burned d...

How To: Update the Flash player on your Wii so you can watch YouTube videos

If you want to watch Adobe Flash videos (such as YouTube clips) on your Nintendo Wii, you might find some difficulty in updating your Flash player. This video shows you how to properly update the software, both for your Wii in general and Adobe Flash in specific, so that you can watch as much Flash media on your Wii as you care to find! This is very quick - all you really have to do is find the right update in the Shopping section of your Wii.

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