Is the Homebrew Channel worth it?

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  1. Chaos Rush

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    I would really like to try Tiddles's "Sonic 3 Complete" hack on something other than my computer, and I would like to try some other hacks as well. Is it worth installing the homebrew channel for that? Also, what are the risks? I don't want my Wii bricked, which is the main thing I'm worried about.

    Also, what are other benefits of doing it? I am strongly against piracy, so please don't list that as a "benefit".

    If I decide to do it, I plan on using the Brawl method.

    EDIT: Also, what exactly is BootMii?
     
  2. Polygon Jim

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    There's no reason not too, and there is no chance of a brick really.
     
  3. PsychoSk8r

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    Installing the Homebrew Channel will be the best decision you ever made. =P

    Edit: Bootmii is a preloader, that loads before the system menu. It means that if your system menu fucks up, you can fix it.
     
  4. Covarr

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    Depending on when you got your Wii (older = better), BootMii may install to boot2. If it does this, it actually REDUCES your chances of a permanent brick, since if Nintendo screws up the update process, you can recover from it.
     
  5. Aerosol

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  6. Chaos Rush

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    <!--quoteo(post=550584:date=Jan 23 2011, 05:08 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Jan 23 2011, 05:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550584">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Depending on when you got your Wii (older = better), BootMii may install to boot2. If it does this, it actually REDUCES your chances of a permanent brick, since if Nintendo screws up the update process, you can recover from it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I got my Wii in January 07, only a couple of months after launch, but I have the 4.3 System Menu. The main reason why I don't want to install bootMii is because I don't want to have to go through it every time I turn on my Wii. Or is that not the case?
     
  7. Polygon Jim

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    If you take your SD card out it autoloads to the Wii menu, or you can change the config file to make it autoload into the Wii menu.
     
  8. Banoon

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    Why wouldn't you? It's pretty easy, and safe if you do what the guys above just said...
    Actually, I'm not too sure about Menu 4.3. I think most of the regular methods (including BannerBomb, my favourite) were patched on that version. So be careful and stuff.
     
  9. LordOfSquad

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    <!--quoteo(post=550592:date=Jan 23 2011, 06:19 PM:name=Chaos Rush)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chaos Rush @ Jan 23 2011, 06:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550592">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=550584:date=Jan 23 2011, 05:08 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Jan 23 2011, 05:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550584">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Depending on when you got your Wii (older = better), BootMii may install to boot2. If it does this, it actually REDUCES your chances of a permanent brick, since if Nintendo screws up the update process, you can recover from it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I got my Wii in January 07, only a couple of months after launch, but I have the 4.3 System Menu. The main reason why I don't want to install bootMii is because I don't want to have to go through it every time I turn on my Wii. Or is that not the case?
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    If you rename the bootmii folder on your SD root, it'll boot to the system menu.
     
  10. Covarr

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    I think you can use smashstack, at least.

    As for installing BootMii to boot2, that's a matter of how old the hardware is. If you got it early 2007, you should be fine.
     
  11. Chaos Rush

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    Well uh... I just used SmashStack. No problems, Wii works just fine.

    Time to play Sonic 3 Complete!
     
  12. Willie

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    I originally homebrewed my Wii so I could play DKCR with a Classic Controller. Unfortunately, it looks like I need Gecko to be able to install the codes from <a href="http://wiird.l0nk.org/forum/index.php/topic,7134.0.html" target="_blank">this thread</a> but the 4.3 menu isn't supported. I asked on their forum for help on what I should do but nobody answered me. It looks like I need to downgrade to run it but at the same time, I once read downgrading could be risky. What do you guys think I should do?
     
  13. LordOfSquad

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    <!--quoteo(post=550654:date=Jan 23 2011, 09:19 PM:name=W.A.C.)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (W.A.C. @ Jan 23 2011, 09:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550654">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I originally homebrewed my Wii so I could play DKCR with a Classic Controller. Unfortunately, it looks like I need Gecko to be able to install the codes from <a href="http://wiird.l0nk.org/forum/index.php/topic,7134.0.html" target="_blank">this thread</a> but the 4.3 menu isn't supported. I asked on their forum for help on what I should do but nobody answered me. It looks like I need to downgrade to run it but at the same time, I once read downgrading could be risky. What do you guys think I should do?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Hmm. USB Loaders like Wiiflow have Ocarina code support built in. It's a lot to go through just to use a Classic Controller, but USB Loaders are nifty anyway.
     
  14. Namo

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    While you're at it, check out wiibrew.org and get the Homebrew Browser. It allows you to download homebrew apps straight to your SD card from the wii.
     
  15. GHNeko

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    Homebrewing your Wii is like the christening of a ship.

    It's just not ready to go out on adventure until you hit it with a bottle.
     
  16. Chaos Rush

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    I have a question, which emulator is more accurate to the original Genesis/MegaDrive, the Genesis Plus emulator for Wii, or the emulator used in Sonic Mega Collection? I tried Genesis Plus, and something about it feels "different" from what I'm used to playing on Mega Collection.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=550892:date=Jan 25 2011, 12:47 PM:name=Chaos Rush)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chaos Rush @ Jan 25 2011, 12:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550892">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I have a question, which emulator is more accurate to the original Genesis/MegaDrive, the Genesis Plus emulator for Wii, or the emulator used in Sonic Mega Collection? I tried Genesis Plus, and something about it feels "different" from what I'm used to playing on Mega Collection.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    They're different consoles, of course they'll feel different.
     
  18. Chaos Rush

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    <!--quoteo(post=550961:date=Jan 24 2011, 09:41 PM:name=Banoon)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Banoon @ Jan 24 2011, 09:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550961">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=550892:date=Jan 25 2011, 12:47 PM:name=Chaos Rush)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chaos Rush @ Jan 25 2011, 12:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=550892">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I have a question, which emulator is more accurate to the original Genesis/MegaDrive, the Genesis Plus emulator for Wii, or the emulator used in Sonic Mega Collection? I tried Genesis Plus, and something about it feels "different" from what I'm used to playing on Mega Collection.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    They're different consoles, of course they'll feel different.
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    The Wii can play Gamecube games.
     
  19. Covarr

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    The classic controller doesn't have a complete shit D-Pad, of course they'll feel different.
     
  20. Ollie

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    I've been interested in enabling Homebrew on the Wii for quite some time, which method of enabling homebrew on the Wii is the easiest?