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Where do I start?


Grab any size SD card, 512mb-128gb (preferably ≤2GB if you do not use the homebrew channel method), and format it as FAT32.

Setting up

  1. Get Smash Bros Zeus from the Downloads page, and extract the zip when it’s done.
  2. Grab the extracted folders 「codes」,「private」, and file「gameconfig.txt」and put it on the root of your SD card.
  3. Make sure you delete any custom stages


After the SD card has been set up, we move onto the Wii/vWii.

If you are running Smashstack (a.k.a Hackless Method)

Add a homebrew boot.elf to the root of your sd card. (Preferably GeckoOS)

Go to the Stage Builder and your game should crash and launch the application.

If you use the Homebrew Channel

Use GeckoOS, or MinimaLauncher, or Riivolution (you have to configure that one or use this), and start the application.

For both types of users

*GeckoOS: Make sure in the settings that Ocarina is ON, and Hooktype is on AXNextFrame.

Then press start.

*MinimaLauncher: nothing to do…. lol 😉


If the Menu and Character Select Screen (CSS) have changed, you have successfully launched Zeus.

Happy playing!

*P.S: After the takedown of Nintendo Servers, you can still play Brawl (and many other Wii/DS) games online, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to play with your friends. Zeus includes the Wifi patch code that allows you to play online.