100 Uses for the Wii

Categories: Insane, PC Connect, Wii Console Hack, Wii Info, Wiimote Hack.

Virtual Hosting has put together a HUGE list of 100 things you can do with the Wii. See the first 10 below, read the full article for the remaining 90 uses.

  • Homebrew: You can create games that are fit for playing through the Wii’s Internet Channel.
  • Wiicade: Play arcade games created for the Wii on this site.
  • Watch TV: Check out one of the many video sites online that showcases TV, and you’ve got a virtual on-demand TV program right in your system.
  • Stream Joost: Use this hack to stream Joost videos to your Wii.
  • Browse in full screen: Use this settings hack to enable full-screen viewing.
  • WiiTube: On WiiTube, you can watch videos made specifically for the Wii.
  • Play movies: Tweak your settings to watch home movies on the Wii.
  • Watch YouTube: Watch YouTube on a bigger screen with the Wii.
  • Create a Wii media server: Use this web media server to turn your Wii into a multimedia machine.
  • Stream iTunes: Check out this tutorial to learn how to stream your iTunes music library to the Wii.
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    Extreme Wii Case Mod

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    What is this? A Nintendo Wii? Hard to believe but yes under the skin that is a Wii! Can we say extreme mod… 🙂

    Thanks l0rdnic0

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    Metroid Wii Case Mod

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    This Wii case mod is an amazing work of art. It was sold on Ebay so it has a new home now. 🙂

    “I used an entirely NEW process for painting this time around with a new professional grade Iwata airbrush . Each color was painstakingly hand-mixed and color matched to achieve Samus’s signature metallic Varia suit colors of golden orange for the base and intense red for the Wii itself. Each coat was sanded before recoating and then finished off in countless coats of super durable clear coat that left a high gloss wet-look finish! The Wii Remote and Nunchuk were painted using the new process in a deep plasma canon green with the same high gloss finish. The Buttons are custom-made after-market gloss black replacements that are TOP quality and play tested! The result is truly something special and I am excited to be able to offer it.

    This has the most elaborate electrical mods of any I have done so far. Specific yellow-green LEDs were installed in the faceplate and base to closely match the color and look of her illuminated visor and shoulder lights. Each LED was sanded, shaped and placed to carefully maintain a dramatic yet subtle look. The Metroid logo is backlit by an array of six ice white LEDs embedded in a sanded acrylic disk. This disperses the light evenly to give the entire logo a halo of emanating white light.. The Wii Remote was modified with a custom internal controller board and a plasma orange LED. This controller board slowly fades the LED in and out much like the lighted effects on her canon. Finally, the four player indicator lights at the bottom of the Wii Remote were also changed from blue to green. In total 15 LED’s were used and, as always, since these are “always-on” LED’s the voltage was calibrated so as not to be either overbearing or too dim.”

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    Wii DVD Hack

    Categories: Wii Console Hack, Wiimote Hack.

    The Wii DVD hack is here!!!

    “Team Symbiote have released a DVD Player for the Wii, now all those Wii modders can jump for joy. It seems as if a lot of hackers were at work on the project and it is a total software solution to get DVDs playing on the Wii. In order to get it working, you have to Burn the application with Clone CD, then boot it in a modded Wii with a homebrew program YAOSM 1.8, when the menu pops up you simply hit Z to unmount, change the disc to a DVD movie and then hit START to play – DVD movies finally playable on the Wii!”

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    Wii Blue Cooling Base

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    Cooling the Wii has never looked so good. This base will add extra life to your Wii and kick up its style at the same time.

    “It is not only a ordinary stand, but also a Wii cooler. It has a built-in high velocity fan to reduce your console temperature, prolonging it’s life. The cool blue LED light design added style to your Wii console.

    # Features: Built in High Velocity Fan. Reduce your console temperature, prolonging the life of your Wii Console
    # Cool Blue LED Light adds style to your gaming setup
    # You can turn off the LED and the fan by the ON/OFF switch
    # USB Power
    # Clear, Soft color stylize your Wii
    # Provides Safety, support, and added stability”

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    Blue LED Wii Case MOD

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    This case mod makes the Wii look much cooler than stock. Looks easy enough to install also.

    “Now the Wii can look fun as well as play fun! XCM are back and bring their years of replacement case development to the mighty popular Wii. I-Case is a complete, high quality and colourful replacement shell for the Wii console. It’s perfect for those gamers who want to inject their Wii with further healthy does of fun and make their console stand out from the rest. Boasting a simple installation procedure, virtually anyone from young gamers to your Gran could install the I-Case! Initial colours available include Chrome, Crystal Blue and Black.”

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    Wii Drive Doctor

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    Modify your Wii data on the fly with the Drive Doctor! It connects to the Wii via some solder connections and to your PC with a USB cable.

    “Drive Doctor connects to your PC via a high speed USB (cable supplied). It allows you to view and modify the DVD drive’s memory in real-time. Drive Doctor’s powerful ARM7 processor, running at 60MHz, makes read and write operations quick and easy. You can then review its innermost operations, watching your Wii software in action through Drive Doctor’s PC application. You can even add data of your own, all from your PC. Drive Doctor’s memory and command views give you a unique insight into the innermost workings of your Wii’s drive memory, and even lets you make on-the-fly adjustments. You can read status, write data, send control commands, report the drive status and more. By injecting your own code into the data stream, you can create your own effects and experiment with modifying the program. It’s fun! And as the Wii home brew scene grows and prospers, the device will also come in handy for playing freely-downloadable software straight from your console.
    Fitting Drive Doctor requires a little soldering, so make sure you have your precision soldering iron handy (not supplied). Full fitting instructions are supplied. It’s a fairly simple task, requiring you to connect just five wires. After that, the unit just clips to the back of your console. It remains in place even when not in use – just unplug your USB cable and you can use your Wii in the usual way. It’s styled to match the console, and completely unintrusive when not in use.”

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    Easy Solder Wii Mod Chip

    Categories: Mod Chip, Wii Console Hack.

    The following content is provided for information only. Circumvention of copy-protection for any purposes can be considered illegal in some Countries.

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    Wii Case Mod

    Categories: Wii Console Hack.

    This is a cool non-stock Wii console. There will be more of these when the Wii shortage has been cleared up.

    “Yes, that’s actually a modified SNES. Kotomi decided to give his SNES/Super Famicom new life by transforming it into the “Nii”, complete with blue LEDs and a vertical stand. I think this is a really cool mod and just shows you how much some fans love the design of the Wii. Check Here for some more pics and information.”

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    LEGO Wii Console

    Categories: Funny, Wii Console Hack.

    Anything can be made from LEGO including the next gen consoles.

    “There is no truer, geekier homage than reconstructing an object of desire in Lego form, so we weren’t surprised to find Brickshelf member, “suu” recreating a Wii with Legos. We especially like how the Lego Wii opens up to reveal scenes from Wii sports, although we don’t remember the option of using a gun in Wii Tennis. That could be fun.”

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