How to use the zelda:TP hack and install homebrew GUIDE
EDIT DOWNLOAD FOR 3.3E/U/J
this version works on the newest update the OLD 0.1 alpha3a wont work past 3.2 firmware
hi this is my 1st guide iv done so ill do my best to make this look nice and easy
:How to install Zelda:TP HACK
:How to install homebrew
:How to install the BETA Homebrew channel
NEEDED TO DO THE HACK
1x wii zelda:twilight princess disk
1x SD card
1x SD card reader(pc)
1x Gamecube controller(optional)
1st off you will need Zelda:Twilight Princess and you will need to look for its code, the code can be found somewhere in here, in-between the red lines
once you have the code match it up to one of these
[Region ]___________[Inner circle text]______[File to use]
America ___________RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA_____rzde2.bin
now that you have your disk code its time to get the file thats right for you
in the folder,once extracted, there will be 4 files that look very similar to each other, just find the one that the table above shows is right for your region
e.g. if you live in Europe/Australia and you have this on the disk RVL-RZDP-0A-0 JPN then use rzdp0.bin,
so now you have the correct gamesave for your game its time to get it onto your wii, this can be a bit confusing for people that dont know much about the wii saves.
1st off format the SD card on your PC as FAT16(its just called FAT in windows) to format it in windows, right click on the card, then click on format, set it to FAT, and Allocation Unit Size as default
for more info on formatting a memory card see this
now insert it into your wii
go to setting(icon in bottom left hand corner)
then Data Management
You will then see something like this
now find your zelda gamesave and copy it to your SD card,DO NOT REMOVE THE CARD, once copied delete the zelda file from your wii(dont worry you just backed it up :D)
now insert the SD card back into you pc and go through the folders
X:/private/wii/title/RZDP/data.bin (X is your SD cards drive letter, mine is E your may be different)
RZDP will be different for japan and USA wii's the last letter will either be J or E respectfully.
Now move the data.bin to somewhere safe, you may want to rename it to something like zeldatp save.bin, and place a .txt file note to rename it to data.bin if you should ever want to use it again.
Now get the hacked file(chain loader) and rename it to data.bin(make sure there are no CAPS) and replace it with the original zelda file on the SD card.
insert the SD card back into your wii and go back into the wii Data management settings and then sellect the SD card, you will see a file with a small icon that says "chainloader 0.1alpha3a" or similar click it and press copy
wait untill it has finished and then go back to the wii main menu
fastest way is the press home button then wii menu.
now its time to run the hack insert the zelda disk, click the channel, then start. let everything load up till the file menu, if you have done everything correct, there will be a file called something like Twilight hack, click on it, then start, dont worry if the pointer jumps to the bottom of the screen,
now either role backwards or talk to the man, your wii will crash,some code will run and you will now have a soft modded wii that can be used to run homebrew CONGRATULATIONS!!
HOW TO INSTALL HOMEBREW
NEXT to actualy run some homebrew
NOTE:you will need a gamecube pad to play any homebrew, as the wii mote, hasnt been figured out yet how to use with this hack.
the best way to run homebrew is with SD ELF loader as you dont have to keep replaceing the main homebrew file
1st off download this(0.3 is not official and therefore should be used with caution but it more than likely cant break anything)
0.3 loader(newest one, but not from the official devs)
0.2 loader(offical 100% not going to break your wii)
now insert your SD card into your pc
you can delete the private folder and all its contents
extract either the 0.2 or 0.3 loader, and copy the .elf file to the root or you card e.g. X:/.elf
rename the .elf file to boot.elf and create a folder called elf on the root of the SD card, this is where all the homebrew will go
now all you need to do is download some homebrew,and then copy the elf file in the folder, to the elf folder on the SD card
now when you run the hack you will have a menu that will display all the files on the sd card.
hope this helps some people that dont know how to use this hack yet.
for a list of homebrew see this thread
HOW TO INSTALL THE BETA!!!!!!!!!! HOMEBREW CHANNEL!
i cant stress this enough that this is a beta product and that team twiizers are not liable to any damage to your wii YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
1st download this
copy the elf file to the root of you SD card and rename to boot.elf
now run the zelda:TP hack, and then wait untill the disclaimer appears READ IT!!!!!! when ready press reset on the wii, DO NOT TURN OFF THE WII! wait untill your wii resets and then the new channel will be on the 1st channel space available.
NOTE: you only have 10 mins to use it, and it can not be re-installed, deleting and re-installing will not work. to use your homebrew rename the elf you want to use to boot.elf on the root of the stick.
from personal use SD ELF LOADER does NOT work. maybe thats just me. other homebrew may work, it may not, its trial and error on what does work. remember you have 10 mins so make sure you use it wisely untill the real Homebrew channel is out.
UNOFFICAL WII HOMEBREW CHANNEL
Not supported by team twiizers, so use at your own risk, there is no timer in this though
get it here