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  How To: Install / Uninstall WAD Files (V... Princess Exploit
Posted by emwearz on Mon, April 28th, 2008 at 12:48 - 24 Comments
 
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emwearz Australia

 
This is meant to serve as a beginners guide to installing WAD's and running homebrew on the Wii in general. Its written in the most simple to follow steps so no one has any issues following the instructions. Hope it helps.

NOTE: This doesn't work via the Homebrew Channel at the moment, and has to be launched via the TP Exploit.

The Twilight Princess Exploit
You need to own a copy of The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess for the Wii, and a SD card formated in FAT.

Step 1
Download the Twilight Princess Exploit, back up your TP save game if you want to use it later, place the exploit on your SD card and put it in your Wii. (Be sure to rename the correct file for your region).

Step 2
On your Wii, go to the Wii settings page, then your saves page, delete your current TP save game, download the save game off your SD card.

Step 3
Put the TP Disc into your Wii and boot the game up, you now want to have whatever .elf file you want booted named boot.elf on your SD card. Load the save game and walk backwards once ingame.

The .elf file will now be booted.

INSTALLING WADS

Step 1
Download the WAD Installer, extract it and rename wad-installer(.elf) to  boot(.elf), you don't actually have to add .elf on the end, thats why there in brackets. Place boot.elf on your SD card.

Step 2
Once you have a games WAD (I wont ask how or where you got it, I hope you wont either) ensure that it is named title(.wad), most of the ones you find are now all ready named this. Place title(.wad) on the SD card. (If you are using a newer version of WAD Installer, you need to place the .wad files in a folder called wad on your root directory, the wad files can be named what ever you like).

Your SD card should now look like this.

Step 3
Put the SD card in your Wii, Boot Zelda up with the Exploit save game all ready on it, load the save game, walk backwards, lets the code run and wait for the prompt to press reset to install wad, press your Wii's reset button, let it install, it will reboot itself.

When you Wii reboots the VC game will now be a channel.

UNINSTALLING WADS
When a Virtual Console title is installed, it also leaves tickets and other shreds of evidence that it was there, while it does not seem to be a problem right now, in the future, when connecting online, it is for seen, that Nintendo could do "something" via Wifi to your Wii. Thats where the WAD Uninstaller comes into play. I feel it is best to be safe at this point in time, and any time you plan to connect online, you should uninstall any WAD's you have installed.

Step 1
Download the WAD Uninstaller, rename the .elf file to boot.elf and place it and all the WAD's you wish to Uninstall (In a folder on the root directory called 'wad' on your SD Card)

Step 2
Boot the Uninstaller using the Twilight Princess Exploit, press the reset button on your Wii, wait for the Wii to reset itself, and your done, that simple.

To staff: I know this is in another thread but I wanted to make a thread I had control over where I could update, etc.

This post has been edited by emwearz, Tue, April 29th, 2008 at 12:19


 
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Synangel Canada

  Mon, April 28th, 2008 at 21:11
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What would happen if i tried installing a second one, with one already on there? would it work? or.. would i mess something up?
 
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emwearz Australia

  Tue, April 29th, 2008 at 03:48
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Synangel on Mon, April 28th, 2008 at 21:11 [¬Ľ]

What would happen if i tried installing a second one, with one already on there? would it work? or.. would i mess something up?


Do you mean if you tried installing a game you all ready have installed? I would imagine nothing would happen, ill give it a try later, I cant see it being harmful in any way.
 
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gekkie Netherlands

  Tue, April 29th, 2008 at 13:31
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Uninstalling WADS...

You have to put the wads you installed on the SD card in the wad dir.  Does the name have to be identical or just have the wads in there?  (basically renamed them and deleted them after install)
 
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emwearz Australia

  Tue, April 29th, 2008 at 14:33
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They can be named whatever you want, as it is removing the games tickets, etc. It knows the games official name on the console. Name them what you like.
 
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Leon2457 United Kingdom

  Wed, May 7th, 2008 at 17:31
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so I need the Elf file on the root of my card right? and the Wad wolder in thr root as well right?

I installed quite a few Wads but I want to go online feeling safe
 
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emwearz Australia

  Thu, May 8th, 2008 at 00:41
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Thats correct. If you want to feel safe I would do this (What I am currently doing, some people may say its over the top but I prefer to be safe then sorry). When you have WAD's installed, delete your connection info from the wii settings (So it has 0 way of going online). When you want to go online, use the wad uninstaller and uninstall all wads, put your info back in and go online.

I suggest if you have ever used VC or WiiWare WADS that you never visit the Shop again, just my suggestions to make things 'safer', however there is never any sure fire way to be safe as we dont know what Ninty will do in the future.
 
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xxxxxx Andorra

  Thu, May 8th, 2008 at 03:34
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is possible to install wads from dvd? how?
 
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emwearz Australia

  Thu, May 8th, 2008 at 05:32
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Not that I am aware of (All homebrew on the Wii comes back to the TP exploit), though I may be wrong and there could be something trucha related out there. Though to be honest whats the point, SD cards are so cheap now a 2gb one sets you back like 15-20 bucks and my sd reader cost me 3 dollars, why bother with DVD's when SD cards are so quick and easy.

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xxxxxx Andorra

  Thu, May 8th, 2008 at 06:28
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  You have a point, and most of the users too is easy with a sd. But my pc dont have a SD slot so  i only try to find another way, maybe i must buy a external sd reader, thx for your answer.
 
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