This page contains the links to almost all other pages of this guide. You can use this page to go to specific places, but it is easier to use the navigation bar at the left side.
This guide does not tell you to advance to a specific page when you're done with another one (with exception of the Hacking guide). It's all up to you of what you want to do with your Wii.
About - Some more info about common subjects.
► LU64+ -- What is so special about these Wii's?
► System menu 4.2 -- The biggest homebrew blocking update yet!
► System menu 4.3 -- And another homebrew killing update!
► D3-2 -- A new kind of Drive that can not read DVDs...
► Black Wiis -- Anything special about Wii's with a black color?
► Red Wiis -- And what about the Limited edition Red Wii?
► Modchips -- This is a softmod guide, but what about HardMods?
► Scam Sites -- Why would you pay for stuff that is free?
► Downgrading -- Why we don't use it anymore.
► Trucha, need it or not? -- Don't do steps you don't need to do!
► Updating your softmod -- Softmodded your Wii before? Read this!
Exploits - How everything started.
► BannerBomb -- The currently best Exploit to use!
► Smash Stack -- An exploit for the U Super Smash Bros Brawl.
► Twilight Hack -- The very first exploit to be used.
► Indiana Pwns -- A new exploit from Team Twiizers!
► Yu-Gi-OWNED!/Vah -- An exploit in Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds Wheelie Breakers.
Hacking Guide - This is where the real hacking is done. Go from a Virgin Wii to a Fully Hacked one!
► Guide start -- The starting page for the normal guide. Contains some extra info.
► Trucha Bug -- The trucha bug is essential to run homebrew, so lets restore it! And While we're at it, let's get rid of those useless Stubs as well.
► 4.3 Guide -- If you have a Wii with system menu 4.3, you need to alter some steps.
cIOS - Installing one of these allows most backup loaders to run.
► Waninkokos cIOS (249 and 250) -- All backup loaders use this and it is also supported by quite a few homebrew apps.
► Hermes cIOS (202, 222 and 223) -- If you want to use USB loaders, you can increase your compatibility with one of these!
cMIOS - Basically the same as cIOS, but this one is used for GameCube backups only.
System Menu Hacks - Various hacks for the system menu can be found here.
► Priiloader -- This application can boot before the system menu, so it is great for brick recovery. On top of that it also has various hacks for the system menu.
► StartPatch -- A great alternative for preloader if you only want the hacks.
► Mymenuify (Custom Themes) -- For people that do not like the default white wii theme.
How To Use - Don't know how to use a certain program? Have a read.
► The Homebrew Channel (HBC) -- This is what we use to run all homebrew on our Wii's. So lets see how to use it!
► BootMii -- This tool has the best brick protection ever. Learn how to create Nand backups and how to restore them.
► Any Title Deleter -- This tool can delete almost everything, so be careful!
► CrazyIntro -- Replace your health screen and assign button-shortcuts to apps.
► DOP-Mii -- This app can do anything related to IOS, Sytem menu and System channels!
► FTPii -- Manage your SD card on your computer while its still in the Wii!
► HideAndSeek -- Don't want others to find your channels? Hide them and boot them with CrazyIntro.
► Homebrew Browser -- Download your apps directly to SD card by using Nintendo WiFi connection.
► Loadmii -- A loader for homebrew, just like the HBC.
► NandClean -- Clean your NAND from Priiloader or other hacks.
► Reggie! -- New Super Mario Bros Wii Editor.
♦ Setup - Gettings started with Reggie!
♦ (Basic) usage - How to Build your own levels?
• Page 1 - Areas, Zones & Backgrounds: What are they, and how do you use them?
• Page 2 - Tiles, Sprites & Layers: The simplest of the simplest, or not really?
• Page 3 - Entrances: Creating different kinds of entrances (normal, pipes) and configuring them.
• Page 4 - Level Start, MidPoint & Finish: You find them in every level, so you'd better know how to use them.
♦ Playing your levels - How to play the levels after you created them.
► Savegame manager -- Manage your save files, homebrew style!
► SFS NAND Dumper -- Dump your NAND for SNEEK, Triiforce, ...
► SNEEK -- Now you don't even need your real NAND anymore!
♦ Setup -- How to get things working
• Preparing a SD/USB: Can your SD card or USB drive handle it?
• Getting a NAND Dump: For an emulated NAND, you'll need a NAND to emulate!
• Compiling the Source: SNEEK comes in source form. Learn how to get it in a usable form.
• Using the Auto-Installer: Alternate method for "Installing" SNEEK.
• Convert Wii Games to SNEEK format: SNEEK won't just read .ISO files, you know!
• Correct file structure: Are all your files on the correct place?
♦ First time boot -- Problems that occur the first time.
♦ Install HBC to SNEEK -- Installing the HBC without the Installer!
♦ Autobooting SNEEK -- Sick from the BootMii menu?
♦ Removing Priiloader from SNEEK -- Sick from the Priiloader menu?
♦ Custom themes -- Installing a Custom theme on the NAND from your PC
♦ DIOS-MIOS -- The GameCube USB Loader.
► Triiforce -- A Virtual console / Wiiware launcher that can make use of NAND emu to load them from SD and USB.
► Wad manager -- Install and remove channels and more
► WiiLoad -- Send files to your Wii over Wifi, directly into the Homebrew Channel.
► WiiMC -- The New even completer Media Center for the Wii!
► WiiXplorer -- What files can be found on your SD/USB? This app shows it all.
Backup Launchers - This is what many people want on their Wii's. Backup launchers can load copies of games.
► Disc Backup Launchers -- The first generation of backup launchers allowed you to load Wii games that are burned on a disc.
♦ Gecko OS -- Basically just a disc launcher. Can load backups if cIOSCorp is installed.
♦ SoftChip -- High compatibility loader and great alternative for Neogamma.
♦ NeoGamma -- An all-in-one disc loader that has many features and the ability to load from SD/USB as well.
♦ DARKCORP -- Tired of having to launch your disc backup launcher every time to play a game? Load them directly from the disc channel!
► USB Loaders -- Backup Launchers that load games of a USB device or SD card
♦ USB Loader GX -- An amazing loader with many functions.
♦ Configurable USB Loader -- A loader which is customizable in almost any way.
♦ Wiiflow -- A very good looking loader based on coverflow.
♦ Loadstructor -- Add shortcut channels directly on your System Menu to play games via USB.
► Manage ISO Images -- How to use your ISO image files correctly.
♦ Burning an ISO onto a disc -- How to burn a backup disc.
♦ Dumping a game -- How to use your Wii to dump commercial Wii games.
♦ Extra Setup for USB loading -- What to do with your USB Drive before you can use it.
• FAT for Windows -- How to use a FAT drive for USB loading on Windows.
• WBFS for Windows -- How to use a WBFS drive for USB loading on Windows.
• WBFS for Mac OS-X -- How to use a WBFS drive for USB loading on Mac OS-X.
♦ WBFS Managers -- Add ISO's to your Hard Drive.
• Wii Backup Manager -- A Windows program that supports FAT and WBFS drives, as well as ISO, CISO, and WBFS images.
Emulation - Always wanted to play old GBA, NeoGeo and other games? This is what you need.
► GX Emulators -- All emulators that have GX in their name function the same.
► Wii64 -- This Nintendo 64 emulator finally has a decent speed!
Wii Bricks - Bricked your Wii? The first rule is to stay calm at any time!
► Dangerous apps -- Read this to prevent some bricks
Useful Tools - Using these programs on your computer can make everything easier.
► Elf to dol converter -- The solution for "this is an invalid wii application".
► MetaXMLEditor -- Create and Edit Meta.xml files with ease!
► Multigame ISO Creator -- Put multiple GameCube games on one disc!
► NUS Downloader -- Always wondered how to get all those IOS and stuff? Legally download the from NUS.
► ShowMiiWads -- Easily manage and edit your wads on your computer
♦ ShowMiiNand -- Manage your Emulated NAND
► CustomizeMii -- Create and edit wads to make em better than ever!
♦ ForwardMii -- Now you can also create forwarders!
Other Stuff - Anything that does not fit elsewhere comes here.
► Glossary -- Many Wii terms are listed and explained here.
► Updating your Wii -- Your Wii is not up to date? No problem!
► Wii related File Extensions -- Some extensions you'll see when softmodding the Wii.
► Revirginze/Update Wii to 4.2 -- Want to get rid of all homebrew? Try this guide!
► Fix upside down HBC -- The new homebrew channel versions have some code in it that makes it turn upside down. Fix it with this guide.
► System menu differences -- Whats so different between all those versions?
► IRC -- Internet Relay Chat
► FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
►/♦/• = Done
>/♠/○ = Working on it (but parts that are there work)