Wii: How to install Wad Manager?

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Homebrewing

Firstly, if your Wii isn't homebrew ready, you'll need to make it so (see sections "Setting up your Wii to run homebrew" and "Installing Homebrew Channel").

Don't worry about old versions. If you've WiFi connectivity from the Wii it'll auto update.

It really is amazing how far Wii homebrew has evolved since the first Twilight Princess hack was discovered.

What's needed?

You'll also need:

  • Wad Manager 1.7 (in executable form)
  • Wad Manager 1.7 (in WAD form). This is only needed if you want to run it from a channel.
    Just search for it on Google and use the one that has a ".wad" extension.

Preparing

Your SD card should already have an apps folder folder, so go to "SD:\apps\" and create "wad_manager". Throw in the Wad Manager executable files there.

Create a folder at "SD:\wad\" on your SD card and throw in any games you wish to install there. Copy over the Wad Manager WAD files if you want to install it as a channel for easy access.

Load up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii and choose the Wad Manager.

  • A to agree to T&C.
  • Select IOS249.
  • Disable NAND emulator.
  • Choose your source device. For SD card users, it's Wii SD slot.
  • Go down to the WAD folder.
  • Select the wad you want to install.
  • Select (un)install.
  • Let it do its thing.
  • When you're done, press HOME to exit back to the system menu.

Now you're WAD Manager ready!

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26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links, much appreciated.

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  2. My Computer won't read my SD card and I am not sure how to run the WAD manager 1.7 because it comes up with Winzip which doesn't let it run. Clear guide though.

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  3. this doesn't work I download the files and I did everything and it doesn't show up on my Wii???

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    1. you have remane the .dol file to "boot.dol."

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    2. Thank you so much.. no one else has said that.

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  4. Uh, I have a mac so I can't rename the .dol file to .boot.dol. What do I do?

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  5. My wii remote shuts off at the NAND part, help

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  6. My Wiimote also shuts off at the NAND part. It's not the batteries, they are fully charged.

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  7. Thank you so much for this guide! It was very helpful!

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  8. you need to change the id to the wii remote. i will tell wich one you need in order to have the remote working.

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    1. Hey Michael,

      This guide is well over 2 years old and the software has been updated many times over.

      I'm sorry, but you'll probably have better luck trying out a newer tutorial =)

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  10. Uhmmm... I know this tutorial is konda old n stuff, but my WiiMote also shuts off? I just installed hbc like yesterday, and the only thing i want is free wii games. I already got the .wad files for the games i want, only beed WAD MANAGER!!! But my WiiMote shuts off?! Plzzzzzz contact me at: yooumad@gmail.com D: Thx!

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    1. I'm pretty sure the WAD manager is meant to shut off the Wiimote. Can't u just reactivate it?

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    2. Did any of you figure out how to get past the wiimote turning off?

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    3. wii games? I already know how to do that, if you already have the hbc then this will be easy! you'll need to download a program called wbfs manager and you'll also need either 1 usb and 1 sd card or 2 usbs. Now, you're going to format the largest of the storage devices (usb or sd you format must be quite large, atleast 4gb but 8gb are preferred for most games like super smash bros.brawl) Now you need to get your games. . . I'll wait . . . alright, now open wbfs manager and find your device that you formatted earlier (it's letter) you're going to format that AGAIN but this time as wbfs (you should see a nice button that says format,click that. . MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE LETTER OF YOUR USB PLEASE!) now click load, then go to the right side of the program and you'll see browse, click that. and look for where you put the game,after you've found it click add to drive. now after that you need to download one last thing. . a great loader called neo gamma,put that on the root of the other sd or usb. then go to homebrew, go on neo gamma and make sure your usb is in the top slot (unless you're using an sd card to store the games on) then move over to either launch games from usb or sd/sdhc (which ever has the games on it) it should work. . .unless it's the game. (by the way if you're game comes out black and white and the screens freaking out, that's because it's a pal game and your wii isn't suppose to play those. . .or is it!? go into the neo gamma wii options and change the video mode. . .I assure you, you will eventually find the right video mode for your game)

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  11. Err, I did everything I had to do when installing the files on my SD, but when I go to the homebrew channel nothing shows up. I press "1" and set the source to my sd, press "ok" and wait for something to happen but it doesn't. What am I missing here? xD

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  12. you guys need to use the old wii remote. the one without the "motion sense"

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    1. I can confirm that. Did a bit of Wiimote dev work in the past month and the new ones have a different device ID

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    2. I am using the oldest version Wii Remote and Wii and still Shuts off... :/

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    3. You have to use the buttons on the wii to navigate when that happens. Worked for me ;D

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  13. Found out that WAD MANAGER is outdated so google YAWMM for Wii and it works

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