Because of the many questions about the Wii Homebrew Installer we decided to make a FAQ.
- Can I really play homebrew in 3-5 minutes?
- Yes, the installer has been designed to do all steps for you to quickly enable homebrew gaming. This application has been well designed with 100% original code running on all windows versions.
- Is this installer compatible with System Menu 3.5 and System Menu 4.0 - 4.2?
- Yes, the Wii Homebrew Installer now works with all Wii’s all up to System Menu 4.2!
The Wii Homebrew Installer will let you choose to use the old hacking method via the Twilight Hack* for System 3.4 and below or use the new hacking method which is compatible with all Wii versions up to System Menu 4.2 and does not require the Zelda game.
*Requires the game The legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess.
- How can I check my firmware?
- Check your firmware by going to the Wii settings>console settings> update console and see it in the top right corner.
- Can I play homebrew and is this legally?
-Playing homebrew is not illegal. However, software piracy is illegal. We do not support piracy in any way and want to warn you to spoil all your gaming fun. Have many fun with freely available Homebrew games or start into homebrew making yourself today!
- What does this installer do?
-The Wii Homebrew Installer will install the Twilight hack, an exploit in the game Zelda the Twilight Princess which enables you to run homebrew on your Wii. It will also fast-guide you through the steps needed to install the Homebrew Channel, a manager for launching homebrew application and games.
-Did you create the Twilight Hack?
No, we did not create the Twilight Hack. Feel free to use this very easy to use Wii Homebrew Installer or search on the net for guides. Our work is solely this easy and safe installer which will let you play Homebrew on your Wii in under 5 minutes by helping you to correctly install the correct hack for your Wii version!
-I get the error: Failed to load boot.elf. What now?
Try re-formatting your SD card to FAT16 instead of FAT32.
-I get the error: File path not found!
-Make sure you save and extract the asked files in the right install directory of the Wii Homebrew Installer on your pc.
-Where can I get homebrew apps and games?
There are various cool Homebrew games, apps and emulators on the web.
Checkout the Games and Apps section to get you started!
-By installing the hack, can I brick my Wii?
Although we can say that it is safe to install the hack, there is a small chance of bricking the console since the hack writes data to your Wii. Any interruption in writing data to your Wii (e.g. turning power off) might cause the Wii to function not normally.
-Which team is behind the Wii Homebrew easy Installer?
The creators of this application do not support illegal redistributions of any stolen code. That’s why we made sure that no actual copyrighted material from the original hack authors is actually bundled with the installer! Our goals is to support homebrew development for all users. Our background: We have been delivering free support for homebrew tools in the past and we will in the future. Please support us or the homebrew community by donating. Also remember to be nice to Nintendo!