Backup Wii Games – Installing HomeBrew
December 25, 2008
Coming up on today’s epsiode:
Burning a Nintendo Wii game backup & Installing The Homebrew Channel.
Burning Wii Backup
OK, first we are going to burn a wii backup disk, here we got a Modified Wii with FW 3.4U with a Wiikey Installed. Lets take a look at the Burning workflow process. This only pertains to Modified Wii’s Support Playing BackUp Disks.
Preparing the Wii Backup .ISO image. Most wii backups are about 4.37gb. Use WiiBrickBlocker to remove any Region updates that may harm your wii. Remember, NEVER update from outside your wii’s region.
Once completed we are going to be changing the region of the wii iso, open RegionFrii, There are 3 different types of regions to choose from, Europe, US, Japan, the game we are burning is the New Naruto Shippuden EX3 only released in Japan. so we will select our own current region, in my case it is US, click convert.
Imgburn, clonecd, and Nero, work for windows, but i prefer to use my Mac Built In Disk Utility to burn the wii backup, I burn at 2x to 4x but never higher than that. you can burn both + and -R’s. If you use +r’s then they have to be booktyped to – rom. I recommend useing Sony for Japaneese regional Backups, i have had a few problems with other brand disks when burning Foreign games. Onced finished burining do a quick test on the wii to make sure your game can be played.
Alright and there ya have it! Burning your wii backups!
Installing Homebrew Channel
It allows Installations of The HomeBrew Browser, Apps, Games, and Utilities! We are going to be needing A FAT Formated SD Card, (preferably a 2GB) a copy of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess with your consoles region. My current version of the wii is Updated to 3.4U some features may have some problems with certain homebrew apps and utilities. some utilities may not work properly a downgrade is optional.
First we are going to take the twilight hack v0.1 beta2, saved game file. Place it in the SD card in /private/wii/title/rzde/data.bin. Put your SD card in your Wii and turn it on. Go into Wii Options –> Data Management –> Save Data –> Wii.
Find your Zelda save, click on it, click “Erase”, and click Yes. Open the SD card and select the “Twilight Hack” save that corresponds to your game region. Click copy and then yes. Now exit out of the menu.
If you are using System Menu 3.4, you must use the hack right away or it may reset and you’ll have to start over.
Insert The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game disc and run the game. Depending on what type of game and consol region you have, you have a choice on what save file to load. since i have a 0A-2 USA Zelda disk with a USA console, i will use the second save slot.
Once in the game, turn and talk to the man standing to the side. Follow threw with the install. Restart the Wii and you will have the Wii HOMEBREW CHANNEL.