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Posted on 01-07-13, 12:14 am (rev. 3 by  Shadey21 on 01-09-13, 06:06 pm)
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I want to install a wad file on my Wii. I have the homebrew channel installed so I think my Wii is ready to install wad files.
I have looked up some information about wad files and how they work but there are still a couple of things I am not sure about.

- How safe are wads? I don't wanna install one and end up breaking my Wii.

- Also, what is all this IOS stuff about? I know what an IOS is but how does this work when installing a wad?

Thanks.

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EDIT: I figured it out and got it working.
I used Pimp My Wii to install the wad and it installed fine and I selected IOS 58 when installing.
Maybe I was choosing the wrong IOS because I was selecting IOS 36 and IOS 249 on Wad Manager and Multi Mod Manager and I was getting that 2011 error.
It probably would have worked on Multi Mod Manager and Wad Manager too if I selected IOS 58.
(Nope doesn't work , kind of weird because I selected the same IOS)
Also, I installed the wad WITHOUT installing a cIOS so I don't see why one is needed.
Anyways , thanks alot for the help
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Posted on 01-07-13, 12:20 am (rev. 1 by  gridatttack on 01-07-13, 12:22 am)
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You need a cIOS to install wads, since it will access your storage drive. And you will need wad manager to install/uninstall them.

Also, if you dont want to get a banner brick, install bootmii as boot2 and make a NAND backup. After that, you dont have to worry about bricking your wii, since bootmii as boot2 can be used to restore your working NAND backup.
Or only install wads form known sources and dont go installing random wads you find, and you will be fine.
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Posted on 01-07-13, 12:21 am
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Posted by gridatttack
You need a cIOS to install wads, since it will access your storage drive. And you will need wad manager to install/uninstall them.

Also, if you dont want to get a banner brick, install bootmii as boot2 and make a NAND backup. After that, you dont have to worry about bricking your wii, since bootmii as boot2 can be used to restore your working NAND backup.
Or only install wads form known sources and don't go installing random wads you find, and you will be fine.


Fixed it for ya.
Posted on 01-07-13, 12:22 am
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Posted by Dirbaio
Posted by gridatttack
You need a cIOS to install wads, since it will access your storage drive. And you will need wad manager to install/uninstall them.

Also, if you dont want to get a banner brick, install bootmii as boot2 and make a NAND backup. After that, you dont have to worry about bricking your wii, since bootmii as boot2 can be used to restore your working NAND backup.
Or only install wads form known sources and don't go installing random wads you find, and you will be fine.


Fixed it for ya.


Yeah, sorry about that. I was typing too fast
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Posted on 01-07-13, 12:53 am
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Well I'm just gonna install a couple of old N64 games nothing major. Also , I watched a tutorial about installing wads and all the tutorial needed was the wad manager and the wad you want to install. I thought a cIOS was needed?

Also , how would I back up my NAND ?
Posted on 01-07-13, 12:59 am
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Posted by Shadey21
Well I'm just gonna install a couple of old N64 games nothing major. Also , I watched a tutorial about installing wads and all the tutorial needed was the wad manager and the wad you want to install. I thought a cIOS was needed?

Also , how would I back up my NAND ?

Yes, you need a cIOS installed. Wad manager selects cIOS 249 in as default AFAIK.

To backup your NAND, you need either version of bootmii installed. In the bootmii menu, there is an option (dont remember where) to backup your NAND. You can search videos showcasing how its done. Its pretty easy.
And if you have bootmii installed as boot2, there is almost no worry even if you brick your wii, since it can be easy restored to a working point with the NAND backup, and bootmii as boot2.
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Posted on 01-07-13, 08:52 am
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Might I suggest if you want to play N64 games on Wii, the Wii64 emulator works pretty well for most games. Though it doesn't work very well for some games like Donkey Kong 64. Installing .wad's are too dangerous for me, I've only resorted to it once for Skelux's SM64 Multiplayer patch.
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Posted on 01-07-13, 04:53 pm (rev. 2 by  Shadey21 on 01-07-13, 11:32 pm)
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 gridatttack - Backed up my NAND so if anything does go wrong, I can restore it. I'll download Wad Manager and see if the default cIOS works. Thanks.

 MarioFanatic64 - This is actually the reason I want to install a wad. The Multi-Player ROM crashes alot on Wii64 so I want to give the wad a try. How did you go about installing the game?

EDIT: I'm getting the 2011 error thing. I have tried using Multi Mod Manager and Wad Manager but I'm getting the same error. cIOS 249 wouldn't load so cIOS 36 works fine, up until the installation. My Wii is 4.3E . Can I not install it on this patch? Or do I have to install the cIOS?
Posted on 01-08-13, 12:55 am
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Posted by Shadey21
 gridatttack - Backed up my NAND so if anything does go wrong, I can restore it. I'll download Wad Manager and see if the default cIOS works. Thanks.

 MarioFanatic64 - This is actually the reason I want to install a wad. The Multi-Player ROM crashes alot on Wii64 so I want to give the wad a try. How did you go about installing the game?

EDIT: I'm getting the 2011 error thing. I have tried using Multi Mod Manager and Wad Manager but I'm getting the same error. cIOS 249 wouldn't load so cIOS 36 works fine, up until the installation. My Wii is 4.3E . Can I not install it on this patch? Or do I have to install the cIOS?


I wonder, how were you able to install bootmii? As boot2 or as an IOS?

Also, I tried too the SM64 multiplayer wad, and I found an issue. It freezed for me when opening a chest in dire dire rocks, but it worked better than wii64 did.

As for the error, I have no idea. Sorry
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Posted on 01-08-13, 06:27 am (rev. 2 by  RiksKing on 01-08-13, 01:34 pm)
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I have a 4.3E wii too, and I know that you have to install bootmii as iOS then. You can ONLY install bootmii as boot2 if you have a white wii bought before 2007. This tutorial from Microwavesam helped me out a lot:

I think he shows how to install wads at part 3.
For the part to install bootmii, go to 20:00 minutes in this video

Hope this helps
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Posted on 01-08-13, 09:17 am
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Posted by RiksKing
and I know that you have to install bootmii as boot2 then. You can ONLY install bootmii as iOS if you have a white wii bought before 2007.


I'm pretty sure that's the other way around...
BootMii as Boot2 is the "good" way of installing BootMii, it makes your Wii unbrickable, because no matter what goes wrong, you can restore a NAND backup and everything is alright. But Nintendo fixed the "bug" that allowed BootMii-boot2 installation on newer Wiis.

BootMii-IOS is useful for making a NAND backup BUT it doesn't allow you to restore it, (or it can but it isn't recommended) because BootMii-IOS is stored in the NAND like other IOSes, so restoring a NAND with it would overwrite itself (I'm not really sure about this, I remember reading stuff like this some time ago)

But, as long as you know what you're doing, you shouldn't worry that much about bricks
Posted on 01-08-13, 01:33 pm
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Posted by Dirbaio
Posted by RiksKing
and I know that you have to install bootmii as boot2 then. You can ONLY install bootmii as iOS if you have a white wii bought before 2007.


I'm pretty sure that's the other way around...
BootMii as Boot2 is the "good" way of installing BootMii, it makes your Wii unbrickable, because no matter what goes wrong, you can restore a NAND backup and everything is alright. But Nintendo fixed the "bug" that allowed BootMii-boot2 installation on newer Wiis.

BootMii-IOS is useful for making a NAND backup BUT it doesn't allow you to restore it, (or it can but it isn't recommended) because BootMii-IOS is stored in the NAND like other IOSes, so restoring a NAND with it would overwrite itself (I'm not really sure about this, I remember reading stuff like this some time ago)

But, as long as you know what you're doing, you shouldn't worry that much about bricks

Oh, yeah, you're right. When I watched the vid again I saw you can only install boot2 when you have a white wii bought before 2007.
My mistake, I shall edit it
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Posted on 01-08-13, 05:15 pm (rev. 3 by  Shadey21 on 01-09-13, 05:01 pm)
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EDIT: Problem solved , view my first post.
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