Come on search first =\
I would appreciate it if somebody could offer the pros and cons of using either a modchip or a soft mod.
I've never done anything like this or even bought a expensive games console like the Wii before and I don't want to kill it within the first week of owning it.
Depends really, Hard modding it will make it run more like a wii and when you put in a backup the wii will think it's a real disc.
Soft modding it however is easy and free, the only different is you get different channels on your wii screen to do different stuff.
homebrew, backup launchers etc..
Immaturity alert *Titles* That's what she said. x.x
is that not because more and more people are trying to do the softmod on their own, where as most people don't have the nuts to open the wii to fit a modchip, and them that do just use a clip-on anyway thus not much room for error (it works or does'nt)?
to me the people that are trying to do the softmod feel it's the safer option than cracking open their expensive console and have never tried to mod anything much.
i blame the admiral (and others) for giving out too many easy to follow instructions that gets super-noobs trying it
Why are you reading this? its always the same!!
partial region free *some out of region dont work*
some games give errors *error 001 and 2*
if your team dies *wasabi d2, etc* if you get error 001 you got to replace it
many fake chips so if you need to update youre SOL
3.3+ blocks fake signed games
you can brick out of region *HBC ignores it*
clip fails over time *and you need to hard solder*
odd errors *eject*
you drop it and a wire/clip go out of place
over use can in theory fry it
will it work on my wii
a properly flashed one *it can DESTROY the drive, or make it unable to work*
getting a bad chip next to newer ones *i mean some can do AMAZING things now a days over older ones ~_~ and you can buy a wasabi zero V1, and 3 weeks later V2 could come out XD*
the reason people softmod over hard, is simply its FREE and most of the people whom want to softmod, know if they ask someone will just tell em what to do and then they will say "thanks" and leave
but gamma is no different, but in the end, the rate modchips fail over softmodding process is 32:1 so its easy to say its more problematic, and for 50 usd or so i would pay to avoid being one of the 32, over the 33rd
I don't have any issues with breaking into my Wii even though it cost me a small fortune and is less than a week old.
I'm no electronics engineer but having built my first ever computer last year has given me the impetus to have a stab at just about anything.
All I want to do is do a 'No Hassle' or 'Least Hassle' mod and if that means getting out a soldering iron then I'm up for it. Got to admit that I have only used my Soldering Iron once and that was just to burn holes in some nylon material to make a kite. ;-)
As for the Soft Mod, even if I don't go down that road after reading advice on this forum then at least I will have a good game to play with my Twilight disk.
Thank you everybody for your helpful and constructive comments for somebody who has just popped onto your site in just a matter of hours.
As forums go, you lot are among the most helpful to the uninitiated in techy related matters.
yet no one helps make it better =\
but yeah i would buy a Drivekey
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it uses the ribbon cable, and requires no solder to be perfect
In my opinion softmod is the best way to go. So far i've had a few problems but with the help of the community i was able to fix them all. The HBC is great, Gamma is great, i can play back ups, imports, out of regions, I can install all kind of wiiware and VC. best of all softmod is free and fast.
P.S to the Admiral,
I softmodded with the help of you guys and DID NOT just thanks and leave
I stuck around to help the noobs out. This is a great community and I want to be a part of it.
Last edited by kingk0ng; 01-25-2009 at 09:45 AM.