Turn Your Wii into a DOS Gaming Machine | Nostalgia Nerd

20 feb 2019
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You can pick a Wii up for a few dollars/pounds, and instantly put it to use as a fantastic emulation machine. Here I'll be exploring using the Wii as a DOS Gaming machine, to play classics such as Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem, Commander Keen, Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry and many many more.
We'll explore installing the Homebrew channel on the Wii, setting up Priiloader, using the Homebrew browser, installing custom forwarders and getting the Wii to autoboot straight into a DOS environment, with it's own menu system, so you can navigate straight to your chosen DOS games. You could even use it to run DOS screensavers if that's your thing.
*Links used in this video*
Letterbomb your Wii: please.hackmii.com/
Priiloader: www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Priiloader
Homebrew Browser: wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Browser
Multi Mod Manager: www.hacksden.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=93
DOSBox Forwarder for Wii: www.mediafire.com/file/mdz1z1fkvjd/dosbox.wad
Moo Menu: reimagery.com/fsfd/bin/menu/
DOS Game compatibility list: wiibrew.org/wiki/DOSBox_Wii/Compatibility_List
If you want to check out the creator of Moo Menu then visit:
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2GB SD Card: nnerd.me/r7W9h
Nintendo Wii (with sensor bar): nnerd.es/2GzIKQ6
Wii Remote: nnerd.es/2V4qaT7
Wireless keyboard: nnerd.me/2SOzsGn
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  • To clarify, this setup should allow actual mouse support. You can also mount both USB and SD devices, including as a CD.

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia NerdÅr sedan
    • Hey i just want to clarify you dont need the homebrew browser whatsoever Find the github page for DOSBOXWII for the mosr up to date version or see if wiibrew has a version and extract it to the SD card

      Get ZappedGet Zapped8 månader sedan
    • Nostalgia Nerd Huh??.... wee on the white box and throw the fucking thing out the WINDOWS?

      SIDSID9 månader sedan
    • What model is that small keybaord? - I've been looking for one exactly like that for my MiSTer (a C64, Amiga, arcade etc. FPGA computer "board")

      David FilskovDavid Filskov10 månader sedan
    • Get a lapel mic

      MinglatorMinglatorÅr sedan
    • @Ryan C The Wii disc drive can only read the game discs. Unless someone found a way to hack that too.

      SmoggyLamb GamingSmoggyLamb GamingÅr sedan
  • Tennis? Bah! Get a nunchuck and beat the shit out of a virtual person in wii boxing

    High King TrasherHigh King Trasher19 dagar sedan
  • what happens if you cut the blue wire

    eren ozeren oz20 dagar sedan
  • Wee wee wee wee, all this wee makes me sick, how could they name it that?

    Rob81kRob81k21 dag sedan
  • Running a Linux PowerPC port of DOOM or Quake on Debian on Linux for Wii should yield better performance as its running natively

    ethancedrikethancedrik28 dagar sedan
  • milk in after .. not first.. for yur tea? brave

    Squiggly SnugsSquiggly SnugsMånad sedan
  • I use doom launcher change the frames to 60 to match my tv 60. 100 % smooth on crt

    Ghost BomblGhost BomblMånad sedan
  • is this illegal to do? or is it ok for me to do

    RaytrinRaytrin2 månader sedan
  • Its fun i play famicom/nes games on my psp

    MrPrinceMrPrince2 månader sedan
  • Boy I had this plussed, UNTIL, I realized you only want to boot DoSBoX. ......... Dood WHY don't you have a Tux box?

    Shane CorningShane Corning2 månader sedan
    • OMG the speed for DOOM is horrible at default and you Have to have a Wii KEYBOARD? :-( ... ..... I WILL try to get "Alone in the Dark 1 - FLOPPYS , Converted and Hacked" , running , however. How can I step down from That challenge right. I had to splice my files.

      Shane CorningShane Corning2 månader sedan
  • hey this might sound silly but what virtual aquarium did you use?

    Benderman 115Benderman 1152 månader sedan
  • Thanks for this, I am going to see if my USB floppy drive works next

    DCVertigoDCVertigo3 månader sedan
  • There is a Homebrew port of DOOM on the Wii, so running it on DOS Box isn't necessary.

    TGLadyNTGLadyN3 månader sedan
  • Out of curiosity, Nostalgia Nerd, what type of milk do you have with your tea?

    Alexander FreemanAlexander Freeman3 månader sedan
  • So Does It Just Get Rid Of The Wii Menu Permantely? I Want This To Be Just a Channel So I Can Still Play Wii Games and Choose If I Want To Play DOS And Not Get Rid Of The Rest Of The Wii

    Super Nerdy Bros.Super Nerdy Bros.4 månader sedan
  • Does this flash the nintendo firmware permanently or can the WII be reset to factory at any time after?

    JP VoodooJP Voodoo4 månader sedan
  • Running DOS on a WII is actually pretty smart, given it's relatively low (~20W on full load) TDP.

    Inspector GilbertInspector Gilbert4 månader sedan
  • "Why would you install DOS on your Wii?" "Because I can"

    DoctorX17DoctorX174 månader sedan
  • I loved the wii....

    Mrs P SadesMrs P Sades4 månader sedan
  • A peek back into a time when PCs were difficult and problematic for games in all the ways they are wrongly accused of being now.

    KaeYossKaeYoss4 månader sedan
  • "How to play dos games. Here's what we need: One internet-ready PC" you could just stop talking there, you know :P

    KaeYossKaeYoss4 månader sedan
  • But how do you go back to the wii menu?

    Stefankrs ArvinteStefankrs Arvinte4 månader sedan
  • dont you own about 60 old pcs that you could run DOS on though lol?

    matt thomasmatt thomas4 månader sedan
  • Why would we use this is we have a PC?

    PerryPlayzPerryPlayz5 månader sedan
  • Are we gonna ignore the fact that he said GENDERS ARE A THING OF THE PAST???!!

    Harry SkywalkerHarry Skywalker6 månader sedan
  • moo didn't work so i deleted it (windows not wii)

    Vincent HernandezVincent Hernandez6 månader sedan
  • The original Xbox in theory should be a pretty good dosbox console, though 3d accelerated dos games probably won't work due to the Nvidia chip being bespoke.

    D827 KellyD827 Kelly6 månader sedan
  • “You absolute melon” speech 100

    PlainApple123PlainApple1236 månader sedan
  • They should've added DOS games onto the Virtual Console,like they did in japan with MSX games.

    Mr.CutsieMr.Cutsie7 månader sedan
  • Random question, what kind of TV is that?

    Kimmy C.Kimmy C.8 månader sedan
  • great video, random gender joke was pretty cringe though

    fheiskfheisk8 månader sedan
  • DOSBOX.WAD did not install on the Multi-Mod-Manager part...any solutions?

    Keepoutgaming101Keepoutgaming1018 månader sedan
  • Can you install windows 3.1 or windows 95 on this dosbox emu on the wii ?

    jermey mcgrawjermey mcgraw9 månader sedan
  • Mod manager wont download dosbox

    z3n0nz3n0n9 månader sedan
    • It keeps saying I didnot complete

      z3n0nz3n0n9 månader sedan
  • Best games in dosbox 1. Stonekeep 2. Doom 3. Quake 4. Duke nukem 3d 5. Eradicator 6. Tomb raider 7. Aladdin 8. Star control 9. King quest v 10. Raptor

    Maria LenaMaria Lena9 månader sedan
  • Stonekeep was a famous skyrim game in 1995

    Maria LenaMaria Lena9 månader sedan
  • Waifu2x

    carrot kidcarrot kid9 månader sedan
  • Can you go back to the wii menu

    carrot kidcarrot kid9 månader sedan
  • He likes messing with small innocent things

    carrot kidcarrot kid9 månader sedan
  • how to map mouse to game pad?

    Jose CarlosJose Carlos9 månader sedan
  • i noticed you were not wearing your softly wrist strap that come complementary with the controller. this is how people lose their lives, my friend.

    Anthony RockAnthony Rock9 månader sedan
  • I'm a simple man, I see a Wii video, I instantly click and Like!

    Blockbuster VideoBlockbuster Video9 månader sedan
  • I did windows 7 instead on my wii

    The OofmanThe Oofman9 månader sedan
  • Great tutorial! Remember if you have a pre 2008 Wii, it's far better to install BootMii as boot2 rather than an IOS. Provides much more protection.

    Ben WyattBen Wyatt10 månader sedan
  • THX for your video. For Problems with Homebrew Browser Wii DSI Error You could try manually set the browser to use the backup server (ww2.codemii.com) by opening SD:/apps/homebrew_browser/settings.xml and looking for the line setting_server="0" and changing it to setting_server="1" and see if that makes a difference.

    KonsolenDocKonsolenDoc10 månader sedan
  • And now install windows 98 in dosbox. If that is possible.

    Erik 9968Erik 996811 månader sedan
  • Shouldnt moo.bat be mooautoexec.bat, its been a long long time since i did basic.

    analiensaturnanaliensaturn11 månader sedan
  • This is all very cool and all. But Doom 2 came out in 1994 and you could play it on a Pentium 3 with a 32mb graphics card with much better performance than the Doom 1 segment here.

    Whodini BlewittWhodini Blewitt11 månader sedan
  • Registration is only $14.95 tho

    WeltenesserWeltenesser11 månader sedan
  • 5:15 you seem to have a deep relationship with your machines

    Stefano ‐Stefano ‐11 månader sedan
  • Why not just play dos games on your pc considering almost everyone have a pc?

    Clement PoonClement Poon11 månader sedan
  • IIRC Wii games (most of them, anyway) were 480p internally, so while PAL's 576 resolution is higher, what you'd actually be getting with that 576i option would be 480 stretched to 576.

    me2oliveme2olive11 månader sedan
  • what if he used dos to install windows 95

    SpoodySpoody11 månader sedan
  • Gender? A thing of the past, Nintendo! Lol.

    Lucas HourahineLucas Hourahine11 månader sedan
  • 6:18 Nice! It's home brew tea!

    RisktevenRiskteven11 månader sedan
  • Dat speech impediment

    MannyJazzcatsMannyJazzcats11 månader sedan
  • O sea, una poronga atómica!!! Gracias por hacerme perder el tiempo. Mi calculadora corre mejor el doom.

    supergauchitosupergauchito11 månader sedan
  • Nintendo wii in MS-DOS

    Fa - AlmaFa - Alma11 månader sedan
  • My Wii is laggy as hell when I run doom on it plus I have too use a keyboard or else when typing in the dos thing I have to press home button than go too keyboard and slowly put it in than fastly type it

    Inara72 PS4Inara72 PS411 månader sedan
  • Wish you used that lovey KV-14LT1U trinitron

    abc 123abc 12311 månader sedan
  • The Wii can run dosbox... and dosbox can run windows... so the Wii can run Windows too?

    CommanderCommander11 månader sedan
  • "Now delete all this crap" *But I have all of my old Smash Bros pictures on there*

    Nintendo Fan UnityNintendo Fan UnityÅr sedan
  • I remember playing Quake on my Wii. The port of course. There’s some good source ports for the old id games.

    TheGuyWhoIsSittingTheGuyWhoIsSittingÅr sedan
  • deeply offended by you adding the milk before removing the tea bag :)

    Michael GrabyMichael GrabyÅr sedan
  • You guys making me really regret selling my wii back when I got a Wii U. XD I suppose I could just do this on my Wii U as well.

    Hayley’s CometHayley’s CometÅr sedan
    • Florian Rabe oh heck ya!! Thanks for the info!! :)

      Hayley’s CometHayley’s Comet3 månader sedan
    • You totally can! You can run all wii homebrew on it. You can also enable "native" gamecube gaming and with more emulators, you can basically play the entire Nintendo catalog of games. In fact if you really wanted you could run dosbox better because you could overclock it beyond wii specs. The Wii-U is a great, cheap emulator machine.

      Florian RabeFlorian Rabe3 månader sedan
  • Volkov Commander. Just use it.

    Black FlashBlack FlashÅr sedan
  • could you do a vdeo on the dos game pehistorik 2? also norton commander / midnight commander could help to manage files and load programs.

    Alejandro Rodolfo MendezAlejandro Rodolfo MendezÅr sedan
  • now the question would be, can it run Windows 3.1 and 95?

    ZeroTheEroZeroTheEroÅr sedan
  • Great video. I sold my Wii ages ago, now I wish I hadn’t.

    Guybrush ThreepwoodGuybrush ThreepwoodÅr sedan
  • really, a gender joke. not cool.

    WintermuteWintermuteÅr sedan
  • Hack your wii, its easy. Just follow these 25 simple steps... LOL

    J WohlJ WohlÅr sedan
  • Trouble with Nintendo consoles is that it's only good if you have children or family. I find the Wii or Switch to kiddy for me. But I'll be getting a Wii just to do this.

    Truth TellerTruth TellerÅr sedan
  • Now get danooct1 to run a dos virus on it

    thecolonel63thecolonel63År sedan
  • great job

    Slobodan LangSlobodan LangÅr sedan
  • gender isnt a thing of the past ,there is just 50 of them now

    girlsdrinkfeckgirlsdrinkfeckÅr sedan
    • @Smattless sarcasm isn't ya strong point

      girlsdrinkfeckgirlsdrinkfeckÅr sedan
    • No, there are 2. That's just facts. Stop playing along with their degenerate insanity.

      SmattlessSmattlessÅr sedan
  • this is probably the best guide i've seen on installing letterbomb.

    egap98egap98År sedan
  • If you watch The Nostalgia Nerd without the subtitles, you always miss half of it. :-).

    AledownloadAledownloadÅr sedan
  • DO NOT do this on the Wii U (vwii) it WILL brick your console

    MaileoMaileoÅr sedan
  • Whole planet has homebrewed they're Wiis. Would have been a cool video in 2007

    Chris PielachaChris PielachaÅr sedan
  • does it work on the wii u? i mean there is a wii emulator build in

    Nur muNur muÅr sedan
  • I have a new goal in life: making this work. I wish all tech-youtube video's were this humoristic and clear. Great work!

    T ReyT ReyÅr sedan
  • NintenDOS

    Sultan ElkeSultan ElkeÅr sedan
  • The cheapest Wii I can find in my country sells for ~90 eur.

    Saavik256Saavik256År sedan
    • Sounds insane, the marked value is about 30€ at this point, and that's including Wii Sports.

      SmattlessSmattlessÅr sedan
  • Reading the title made me scream out of confusion

    Nicholas ChuchmanNicholas ChuchmanÅr sedan
  • But I wanted to see Word on Wii, along with Windows for Wii!

    Chaos89PChaos89PÅr sedan
  • nintendo enthusiasts from israel = hiibrew

    JLH MJLH MÅr sedan
  • 1:55 OCD anyone?

    Adrian AquinoAdrian AquinoÅr sedan
  • best way to retro is with retro hardware, Proud owner of an all original packard bell 486 dx2 66 with a speedstar pro vesa local bus video card. actual compatability is awesome.

    Dj McculloughDj McculloughÅr sedan
  • Your captions are fantastic.

    Adventures With LeonardoAdventures With LeonardoÅr sedan
  • Err... Doom lags but you can play Red Steel 2 on a Wii. Yes yes, I know it goes through an emulator, but still.

    Drake ICNDrake ICNÅr sedan
  • Only cretins put the milk in with the teabag!

    Ron LawsRon LawsÅr sedan
  • "Gender is a thing of the past!" What

    KaiserKaiserÅr sedan
    • Lost me at that stupid comment.

      Brad AllenBrad AllenÅr sedan
  • You absolute melon. Love how that showed up on CC when you said not to delete your hard drive

    AnukuAnukuÅr sedan
  • Bawarka? Eh.

    DaMaksAFDaMaksAFÅr sedan
  • i remember that letterbomb thing when i was like 9 and i thought that letter thing was so cool

    erik mastercheferik masterchefÅr sedan
  • I'm confused. I hacked my Wii with a 32GB SD card without any problems.

    Mike BlaisMike BlaisÅr sedan
    • 2gb used to be the old limit, his wii is one of the first runs as well because hes able to use bootmii,Later with wii update you're able to use larger cards. 2gb was just the old safe method, its been a while since i messed with any wii modding so i just know hes using allot of old school methods vs how its done now. He may have not updated the wii and is why hes using a 2gb since he factory reset.

      BanguloBanguloÅr sedan
  • I never saw any Wii (even on the flea markets in Belgium where I live) for a few bucks. They cost minimum 40-50€ and in his price range I'd prefer to invest in a rpi3 which will give you perfect dosbox emulation (doom is totally playable). Anyway it's nice to know it's possible to do that :)

    eldontyrellcorpeldontyrellcorpÅr sedan
  • Now install windows xp :D

    Jose Hinojosa GAMESJose Hinojosa GAMESÅr sedan
  • Damn the Wii cant play Doom as well as my old 486

    Jason GoodenJason GoodenÅr sedan