|Emulation on the Nintendo Wii
The following document assumes you have a basic understand of emulation and related concepts. If you do not, we recommend reading our Getting Started with Emulation guide first.
Any type of modification to a console, whether it be hardware or software is a risky endeavor. The presence of or attempt at any type of modification will instantly void any warranty on the console. In addition to that, if the process goes awry, even a software modification can damage the console beyond repair. VTemulation.net, its staff and any homebrew software developers are in no way responsible for any damage to your console – PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!
External Document: WiiBrew's Homebrew Setup Tutorial (New Window)
After your Wii has been modified to run homebrew applications, the process becomes much easier going forward. From this point, you can simply copy emulators and related ROMs to the SD card and run them via the Homebrew Channel. In order for an emulator to be properly recognized by the homebrew channel and for the emulator itself to see your ROMs, a specific directory structure has to be used. For convenience, most authors maintain the proper directory structure within their archives. As with any emulator, you’ll want to read the documentation thoroughly to ensure the proper directory structure is used.
For virtually all emulators, the Wiimote alone can be used to navigate menus and launch games. Many emulators also support additional controller configurations such as the Wiimote + Nunchuck as well as the classic controller. The classic controller is a great compliment to most emulators as it can comfortably adapt to the control schemes of most classic consoles.