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Attract-Mode Support => General => Topic started by: KTURNER on August 08, 2018, 06:01:24 AM

Post by: KTURNER on August 08, 2018, 06:01:24 AM
Has anyone installed linux on a jail broken wii, then installed A/M with retroarch? I would realy like to just turn on the wii and jump right into a/m.
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: verion on August 09, 2018, 09:29:40 AM
ooo... I would like that too.
I have 3 wii laying around and collecting dust.
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: KTURNER on August 09, 2018, 11:28:30 AM
launching it though homebrew would be even better. I bet that would take a lot of work though.
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: verion on August 09, 2018, 01:51:57 PM
I've seen vid when a guy was launching emu games via WiiFlow - with covers and everything.
I would gladly pay someone to make this happen, but I'm not gonna try to do it my self - to many interesting things to do - I just have to prioritise :D
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: akafox on August 12, 2018, 07:06:29 PM
Yes it can be done. I have done it. You have to have the White WII with version 4.3..I think. There is a program that you get and put your MAC address into and then it does all the changes and sets it up for you you just have to install it.."Letter Bomb" I think it is.

Normally you use a flaw in a game to "hack it" (Softmod) but there is a stand alone exe out there somewhere..but i can't remember where..if i find it I'll post it here. It works great. I can play Atari2600 5200 7800 NES Snes SMS Sega Megadrive/Genisis and some MAME roms..on and Turbo graphics-16/PC Engine and DOSBox.

That is what I used before I had my PI. You need at least a 8GB SD might handle a 16GB..I don't remember.
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: hermine.potter on August 13, 2018, 02:46:53 AM
It's necessary to start Hackmii, to install the Homebrew Channel this way:

a special game & a savegame exploit (old method; not longer necessary) or via wii pinboard exploit (letterbomb, bannerbomb, wilbrand) and WII MAC address.

there is a tool called UHG Downloader, to get the whole packet automatically (wii cios and so on).

After install homebrew channel, you are able to start homebrew like Wiiflow.

Wiiflow need a Plugin Packet (

Never tried to install linux directly (
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: KTURNER on August 13, 2018, 05:40:54 AM
I have successfully softmoded two of them. One white and one black. At the time letterbomb was not around. The only emulators I have used are nes and snes and they are kind of boring and keep locking up on me. I thought since linux a/m was stable, it would be a better choice. I'm not sure if the Wii is powerful enough to run anything newer than n64 through Linux
Title: Re: WII LINUX?
Post by: ryuuji on August 13, 2018, 06:44:21 AM
just check gbatemp for softmodding ... not worth to try to install linux ... softmodding offers u emulators + ofc native support for wii games
wii u would be a better choice if u are not planning on using a 240p crt tv