Picture of Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip
Welcome to my instructable on how to run backed up Wii games without a Modchip.

All who get "DVD Read Error (324)" go to step 5

How It works:: Well the Wii System Menu currently runs on IOS30 (for all those who understand IOS). Homebrew runs on IOS35, and basically what you are going to do today is to install a Custom IOS36 into IOS249 (Won't effect your wii)

This is a Sequel to this guide here.

NOTE: Only follow this guide if you own a copy of the game. My copy of Super Mario Sluggers got stepped on so i got it from a bay of pirates, which, again, is perfectly legal if you own the game. If you get a game without owning it first it is called PIRACY and is ILLEGAL. I am not responsible for your Illegal actions and hold NO LIABILITY.

Okay, lets begin.

You need:

Homebrew Channel
SD Card
Computer With DVD-R Burner
DVD-Rs (The higher quality the better)
Wii (Duh)

Step 1: Getting the Files

Get the Files

1. Get all of the files here

2. Copy the CONTENTS of the folder Copy the CONTENTS to ROOT to the ROOT of the SD Card

3. There is an ImgBurn Installer there if you want it

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Jacob L.P28 days ago

Anyone know where I can get the "SD Card Files" now that Rapidshare is shut down?

tricksta121 year ago

does this work on the newer wiis, (black/red/blue/newer white) because i heard an update for every wii after the first ones made it impossible to load backups from a cd, and i don’t want to use sd or usb because its way too slow

mcdeath3 years ago
OK guys PLEASE HELP!! I did all of the things mentioned in the guide, i installed backup launcher 0.3 and burned super mario galaxy 2 in a 4x speed on a Verbatin DVD-R , i inserted the game in the wii console, and opened the backup launcher. as soon as i did that, the screen went black and i had to turn plug my wii off to gain control of my console again. can anybody help me solve this?
nick808 mcdeath2 years ago
Check out my reply to looney006, check out the first link I mentioned over there, they have all the answers you need. If you still have some questions after that I will be more than glad to help you.
looney0062 years ago
hey guyz where can i get the files for this since the link isnt working, thanks
This is a website that contains all info and files that you will ever need to softmod your Wii, I was a big noob but after finding this website it took me only a few hours to hack my console. This is a shrinked link so just wait for 5 seconds and then just click skip ad http://adf.ly/E8n6j.
And you will probably want to know where to get the backups. But get only the back ups of the games you already own otherwise it is illegal! This is the link http://adf.ly/E8nHz

cmclaren13 years ago
Can you use DVD+R?
funnycat535 years ago
im on 4.2u and when i load WadManager1.3 the screen just goes blank and my WiiMote disconnects and my wii is still on

please help!
there's a new version or wad manger (1.7).
here's the link:

Use Wad M 1.7
xbgc funnycat535 years ago
i have the same problem, could you help me?
I had the same problem. You cant access Wad Manager 1.3 when your 4.0 and over. To do that, you would have to get Wad Manager 1.4, then it works. I guess its cause of the updates that Nitendo give with the 4.0/4.1 update. The older version of Wad Manager doesnt work because of that.
patricija3 years ago
please someone help me.. I am trying to install the WAD manager 1.7 (1.3 goes blank) but on the half-way (when I must choose the storage) my wii remote always just loses connection and I cant do anything except to shut wii down.. anyone knows how to solve this?
re-download it or download it from a different source.
gmanj103 years ago
Download Link Broken
dbl19733 years ago

I did this back in 2009 and I was wondering if there is an updated file or a new version. i do have some games that won't work and assume it needs to be updated.

Thank You.
tvallette3 years ago
Ok, this is a nice turorial but I get an error on the install of IOS36. I am getting an error (ret = -1) and I can not get any of the others to install properly. Also I am getting (error -2011) in DVDx I am looking into a possible solution.
MIKELOVESPB3 years ago
I find this link i think works is on 3 pages down http://rs534.rapidshare.com/files/190449984/SD_Card_Files.zip
george30923 years ago
help! where it says "get all the files here" i click on it and rapidshare says that the files doesn't exist, could anyone tell me what the files are so that i can download them via other means?
Can you patch DVD+R to act as DVD-R ?
I used WAD Manager 1.7 Worked perfect on IOS149 with OS 4.3e Works perfect on PAL BTW! Thanx!
andy023923 years ago
keep getting error code 1208 wii version 4.3 using dvd-r @3x can someone advise please
wii update made it so you can't run homebrew channel 'cuz you can get roms from it and play them. Its just a big emulator, that lets you backup games and play CD's or DVD's
brobro554 years ago
does it have to be DVD. or can it be CD-R-?
joany4 years ago
so there are two ways to back up games right? One alters your console and the other is software
raykholo4 years ago
So, to clarify, will a "backup" copy of the game (Super Mario Sluggers) work on a previously unmodified Wii?
orazvan4 years ago
hello..i have a question..this mod works without an original game? and it works on 4.3 wii? thanks in advance
spawn1green6 years ago
hey I burned wii sports resort with TDK DVD-R cds and when I insert the disc I get an error but I can't read the error because it's like blury.and I forced NTSC
for wii sports resort you have to look that one up because the wii motion plus video that is supposed to play is causing the error so incase you havent figured it out thats most likely it
joesoddjob4 years ago
Okay new to this Wii stuff and need some help have the homebrew channel and browser install but nothing else my wii verison is 4.3. what can i do next to get back up games and dvd's to work, wii keeps telling "unable to read disk" please?????
this is outdated, only the first couple of wii versions that came out can play burned DVD's. now newer wii's have chips in them to not be able to run games like this. your only option is to get a external harddrive and run your backup's from there
ZenX4 years ago
cool tut, do you think you or someone could give me a link to these files. maybe a list of what the files are so could search for them. thanks again.
tmp6324 years ago
the new link doesnt work any more pls make a new one or email me the files


GSkill tmp6324 years ago
can u send me the link nforrence@gmail.com if u got it
tmp632 GSkill4 years ago
unfortunently i havent got it :-( still wating but if you find a diff way let me know

wwwilliams45 years ago
I modded my Wii (not chip). When I put in a disk and load it from the Backup Channel, it takes me to Gamma. I hit "Load Disk". I get the Disk ID and then nothing. I burned onto a Sony - R at 3X speed. Any ideas of whats going on? PLEASE HELP.
Try using a USB flash drive or a USB external hard drive (formatted to WBFS) and download WBFS Manager 3.0 on your computer. Keep your receipt on the flash drive/ external hard drive just in case it is not compatible with WBFS Manager 3.0
funnycat535 years ago
im on 4.2 and when i hit "install" it says this:

Installing DVD Stub with ISO249...
Loading DVD Stub...
Fixing up TMD Signature...
Installing DVD Stub ticket...
Error -2011 installing DVD Stub ticket
Error -2011 installing stub

please help!
If your getting Error -2011 that probably means your system menu is too high. Try downgrading it, that's what i did. I found this video very helpful -

Hope it helps :)
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