Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wii: Play Dii Vii Dii's

WARNING! As of November 17, 2008, Nintendo has released version 3.4 of their System Software.
This release kills the Twilight Hack, and may possibly remove any unauthorized software.

Additionally Nintendo has revised their privacy policy granting themselves permission to install or unistall software on your Wii without your consent!

It is strongly suggested that you disconnect your Wii from the internet until a solution has been found.

The update is voluntary now, but clearly it won't be for long.

More information here:

Today we investigate tuning your Wii into a DVD player! Hard to believe, but its true!

First, you must have the Homebrew Channel
(aka HBC) installed on your Wii. If you don't, go back to my last post to find out how.

Now the easiest way to get the software you need is to install the Homebrew Browser. To use this option, you must have your Wii hooked up to a wireless network. Go to the main site CodeMii to download the latest version.

Using a card reader, extract the files to a directory in the "apps" folder of you SD card that you used in the setup of the Homebrew Channel. Now simply put the SD card back into the Wii. Now, go to the Homebrew Channel and the Homebrew Browser should be ready to launch. Here are the controls:

A Button = Click Button
B Button = Cancel Download
D Pad Left/Right = Change category
Minus/Plus Button = Previous or Next 6 homebrew applications
Home Button = Return to loader

All software that is downloaded in the Homebrew Browser is ready to go right away, and can be uninstalled via the Homebrew Browser as well.

Now, back to playing DVD's. Search through the applications under Utilities and download "DVDx Installer v1.0" and "MPlayer libdvd Edition".

Now return to the Homebrew Channel and run
"DVDx Installer v1.0". This installs required files on the Wii to read DVD's. Follow the installer's instructions based on if your Wii has had a MOD chip installed or not. Once the installer exits, you don't need to run "DVDx Installer v1.0" again, unless you wish to remove the installation. Simply deleting it through the Homebrew Browser does not uninstall the files it installed.

Now simply run the MPlayer program, and put a DVD in the slot.

See this page for a summary of controls.

Now get out there and watch some DVD's. Don't forget to explore the other software titles available via the Homebrew Channel.

"bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong"


RadioFreeG said...

Is all this more, "Let's do it BECAUSE WE CAN", or does this Wii hacking serve a bigger purpose?

I see it being great in dorm rooms where apce is tight and cash is scarce, but in the average home is the hacking becoming little more than eye candy?