This is new to me and I want to research the heck out of soft modding before I do it so I don't end up with a brick. Is this guide any good? There are 8 parts to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRVVI9RyhbQ&feature=related Also, I tried to download the files and it was not a valid zip file. I think it may be a virus. However, the guide itself looks good and I did get the real files elsewhere. I work so much better with a visual rather than written guide. That's why I'm asking. I have a new Wii that we got a couple of weeks ago and updated to 4.2u before I thought of hacking it. If the guide is no good, can you point me to a good, easy one? I just want to be able to play back up discs. Also, if I do play backup discs, what do I need to have installed or what games do I need to avoid to prevent bricking?