In this episode Shannon hacks the Wii and shares her favorite homebrew with us. Matt connects 3CX to the PSTN and Darren sets up a network monkey client in Linux.

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Twilight Hack

Wii Homebrew

You need a few things:

  • wii
  • wii mote controller
  • computer
  • internet access
  • small sd card formatted as FAT.
  • Zelda Twilight Princess for Wii
  • The Wii Brew Wiki
    Homebrew Channel

    How to install the Wii Homebrew Channel on your Wii using the Twilight Hack.

    Download the Twilight Hack. There are two versions, one for Wii system 3.3, and one for 3.4. I haven’t updated mine, so I’m still on 3.3.

    Download the Homebrew Channel zip file.

    Also, if you want, go ahead and download some apps from the HackMii website. I suggest the Homebrew Browser so you dont have to copy apps to the SD card every time you wanna download something new.

    You’ll need a small SD card 2 gig or smaller. Make sure to format your SD card as FAT. Do to this, right click on the SD card, and choose format. Simple!

    Put the SD card in your Wii, then turn it on. Go to the Wii Options–>Data management–>Save Data–>Wii section of the menu. Find your Zelda: Twilight Princess saved file, and copy it. If you havent played it yet, you might not have a saved file, so go ahead and play a bit. Put your SD card in your computer and copy the “Private” folder from the card to your comp, just in case you may need it in the future.

    Move the homebrew executable that you extract from the zip file to your SD card root directory and save it as boot.dol or boot.elf.

    Also, save the Twilight Hack Private folder from the extracted zip file to your SD card.

    Now, check out your Twilight Princess game CD. It should have some hard to read serial numbers inscribed on the inner circle. Match this serial with the corresponding “Save slot”.

    RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN/private/wii/title/rzde/data.binTwilightHack0RVL-RZDE-0A-0 USA/private/wii/title/rzde/data.binTwilightHack0RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA/private/wii/title/rzde/data.binTwilightHack2
    Region Inner circle text File Save slot
    Europe/Australia RVL-RZDP-0A-0 JPN /private/wii/title/rzdp/data.bin Twilight Hack
    Asia (JPN) RVL-RZDJ-0A-0 JPN /private/wii/title/rzdj/data.bin Twilight Hack
    America (USA)
    America (USA)
    America (USA)

    Inside the private–>wii–>title folder are 3 folders with letters corresponding to the serials. Delete the two that don’t match your cd.

    Put your SD card back in the Wii. Go to Wii Options–>Data management–>Save Data–>Wii and erase the Zelda save now. Open the SD card menu and choose Twilight Hack. Copy to the Wii.

    Stick your game CD in your Wii and boot up Zelda! Choose the save slot that corresponds with your serial. Mine was TwilightHack0. Go ahead and skip the intro, it doesn’t hurt the hack. Once you see Link as a playable character, either walk backwards or talk to the guy in front of you. This will start up the hack install process, so just choose “Agree” to everything.

    You’re done! Now you can play on the homebrew channel. Yay!

    Get the homebrew browser so you can download apps straight from the channel instead of shuffling your SD card around.

    To do that, simply stick the sd in your computer and create a folder called apps. Copy the homebrew browser folder and its contents over to the sd and back it goes to your wii!

    If you have some cool homebrew for the Wii, tell me about it or ask me any questions at Snubs@hak5.org.

    Don’t forget to submit your questions@hak5.org and feedback@hak5.org and thanks for your contributions.

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23 Comments

  • Holy crap! You guys finally homebrewed your Wii! I was on 3.4 but had MAJOR troubles, so I downgraded it to 3.2 and everything works fine.

  • chA1nBull3t 5 years ago

    The Homebrew segment was great. You guys should expand on it too. A tutorial for downgrading and wii themes would be awesome for those who are still looking for more things to do with Homebrew. The Preloader .28 or Homebrew Package Softmii would be other great things to introduce to the homebrew segments.

  • Ha! Look at Domo in the blender!

  • sorry, but a gaming tank top over a white dress shirt does not look good at all. hope you didnt dress yourself that day.

  • Since when did men start commenting on other mens’ fashion sense???
    LOL @ Mark.

  • err in this case women’s but none the less!

  • EStiles 5 years ago

    The day you released the Homebrew Channel Segment, Nintendo released a patch for the Menu. As of right there is no way to install the hack with the new menu

  • It looks like Nintendo patched the exploit :( Let us know when you find another way to hack the Wii though :D My Wii is just sitting there dying to be used!

  • Hafler 5 years ago

    Wait a few weeks and there will be a fix such as another downgrader. Keep checking wiibrew.org

  • Chris 5 years ago

    All I can do is pop bubbles. I don’t get any menu or browsing capabilities. I will work on it some more and post my fix (if there is one) here.

  • Chris, now you need to download some homebrew games or apps. Then you’ll see then on the homebrew channel.

  • RJcrawford 5 years ago

    @ Chris

    You have to manually install the homebrew browser or any other apps you intend on using. You can download the browser from a number of places, but make sure you place it inside a folder on the root of the SD card labeled “Apps”. this is also how you can install anything not found in the browser. It took me close to an hour and a half to figure that out, Haha.

    @ Snubs thanks for showing the Twilight hack! I was so close to buying a modchip to do homebrew and fully utilize my Wii, but now I don’t have to worry, and this was much more satisfying to pull off, especially since some apps I used required a downgrade, and I got that lovely adrenaline rush of thinking I bricked my system twice.

    Loved the ep guys, been watching since about season 2 and have enjoyed it all the way through.

  • HeatGap 5 years ago

    Wow…I am so glad that I hacked my Wii back in like October of 08. Because of that I was unaware the released a patch that owns the Twilight Hack. Sorry to hear that. No worries though ~ someone will find a work-around… WE ALWAYS DO!!!

    Oh yeah, awesome show guys. Still miss Wess <3

  • Okami 5 years ago

    hahahaha, Matt is right about the monkey in the intro, ROFL xD

  • @Snubs, was that Netflix promo singing totally improvised? That was awesome!

  • Hey great epi; was dying to see a Hak5 Wii SoftMod =D and I got exactly what I wanted :D

    I’m now waiting for a rental copy of Twilight Princess to arrive in order to execute this exploit :D

    I didn’t update my Wii luckily; I’m at 3.4E – so I can still do the hack.

    4.0 was released recently; which as of now is unhackable :P

  • Can shannon and the guys be more nervous talking to each other? How many episodes have you done together…?

  • @Ryan, really? I don’t see what you’re talking about. Trust me, we’re all perfectly fine with each other. We’ve all been living together for over a year.

  • Jason 5 years ago

    Hey I just want to thank all of you, especially you Shannon. I am a total noob at hacking and I now have the homebrew channel, dvdx, bootmii, and all that extra goodness. Hak5 rocks.

  • maggie 5 years ago

    please help…i tried this hack today and it did not work. So then I thought ok, whatever, that’s a fail, but now I can’t play games on my wii. anytime i put anything in it says disc unreadable. Could doing this have screwed up my wii and is there any way i can fix it myself without sending it to the nintendo repair guys?

  • steve 5 years ago

    is ne1 else having problems watching the vid cos for me it wont play

  • Hack in homebrew w/o twilight princess. This is for all of those who are having trouble with the princess method. Any suggestions on DL sites for homebrew?

    http://lifehacker.com/5342733/hack-your-wii-for-homebrew-without-
    twilight-princess

  • MrNiceGuy 5 years ago

    i followed the steps. but it dosent work. i have wii 4.1e.
    then i went to youtube and downloaded blackbustercritics version it worked. but wen i brought up homebrew all i could do was pop bubbles. also.wen i get the applications from the website. how do i load them onto the homebrew channel? please help. me