you dont need a game cube controller to make bootmii as boot2 work, because you can use the buttons on the wii console, and after you have made a backup with it just copy the files in your SD card to your computer and leave it and than you wont have to go through the bootmii thing everytime you on the console, and if you dont want your hard drive to be only for wii games and other stuff, than create partition, so all you need is an SD card, and a hard drive and if you wanna play ps1 on the wii you'll need a GC controller
I personally say it is not buying a wii to mod, having bought one and modded it i find myself having more fun playing vc games which could be emulated for free and used with a ghetto rigged controller or wired xb360 controller. there arent really any games that appeal to me other than light gun type games. and i find the motion controls kind of annoying as used it no more heroes. Im probably just going to load my hdd up with wii games and once its full enough sell the wii for an extraa buck
Alright i finally got a wii (a couple sellers backed out) i'm thinking of using this guide: http://www.wiiso.com/showthread.php?t=99755 as the guys above said its great and it seems n00b friendly. wish me luck.
so i finally modded it, everything went well! now my problem is i am having trouble loading .ciso to my usb using WBFS for MAC OSX. are their any other wbfs mangers for mac or should i just use my pc?
there are alot of junky games out there so why waste money when you can try out the game beforehand for free? and if u like the game you downloaded, you buy it..
Mod a Wii yourself, it's one of the greatest things you can do.
well getting a wii play whole of nintendo and retro of the past... (graphics mayb shabby but its all about gameplay)
if you lose interest in the wii... use it as a media player (iam sure xbox 360 and ps3 cant beat this) playing nearly every media format perfectly (when i say nearly is like 97%, cant play HD or high resolution films well though due to wii spec)