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    the legality of what you do is entirely dependent on what you are loading on your wii. If you use the homebrew and play strictly homebrew games or apps, then technically you are within the realm of legality, as this seems to be a grey area (from what I've heard, the EULA/TOS for the Wii itself doesn't state definitively that software hacks such as homebrew are disallowed, but devices to modify the hardware aka modchips are). Most of the software hacks out there currently that might not fall in the legal range are emulators, most of which emulate for systems no longer being produced (ie, nintendo or whoever is no longer selling them, therefore no money is lost because of the emulator), with the exception of the wad manager, although that is less of a moneymaker and like you said, not many necessarily know of it, therefore sales aren't sharply affected.

    Modding isn't as prevalent because many are hesitant to open the wii and possibly brick it through accident. it seems more prevalent here, but that is because those that come here are those that mod regardless. However, if a soft hack is developed that allows backups to be played w/o hardware modification (which is a direct EULA/TOS violation and voids warranty), I can guarantee you word will spread like wildfire and it will become very prevalent. when it becomes more prevalent, the sales of retail games (nintendo/developer's bread and butter) is affected. That's when nintendo sets up and really starts to crack down and outlaw homebrew software and seal up any holes that we use, making everyone work even harder to do even the simple user created games that many of us enjoy.

    This is just what I see coming from it, and to each their own. But the way I see it, a soft hack that allows ISO reading is just going to make things worse for everyone in the long run. If you want to play backups/ISO's so badly, fork out the money and put the risk into getting a modchip and installing it. but again, this is my opinion, and I'm not speaking for anyone else.

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    i do hope so! oh nd all those ppl saying stuff about nintendo losing buisiness or watever, isnt that the same thing as having a modchip? seriously theres not really a difference cause its still pirating games

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    oh absolutely its the same thing...except that there is more risk involved and a certain level of technical proficiency required to use a modchip...hb stuff is literally a matter of copying files into the the proper directories. If you hard hack/mod a wii, you're going to leave some trace of proof you cracked the box, meaning you have voided any chance at a warranty trying to pursue illegal activities. with soft hacks, its more likely that you can erase anything incriminating, and therefore get off scott free while pursuing illegal activities. Which do you think any company is going to try to come down harder on.

    Yes either activity is illegal. However, there is more risk associated to modchips, therefore they won't be as prevalent, so to me that would make Nintendo more likely to come down harder on any soft hacks that will make it easier for everyone to pirate games. But again, this is merely my opinion and observations.

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    i know wat ur saying, but i still doubt nintendo will do anything. i had my xbox soft modded nd i used to download games all the time, you dont even know! othing ever happened to me or my friends who soft modded theres to play burned games

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    By the way, can we make this sticky for everyone to see whats going on. cause i see many ppl talkin about this topic. Thanks

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    Ok the main point is not alot of people want to risk installing a mod chip in there Wii due to the risk of not having one anymore. Alot of people use homebrew and if word got out that an ISO loader is in homebrew format then all the homebrewers you see here and on other sites would have an easy way to play those back ups with none of the risk of a mod chip. I belive it would affect Wii game sales and distribution, and it would be simlilar to the PSP UMD dumper and custom Firmware issues. Sure it is cool and fun to have emulators and what not on your Wii but that is old school stuff. Making a program that is going to run ISO backup files on Homebrew channel would anger Nintendo and then all us Homebrew lovers would some splanin to do lol. While I am typing this I do have a quick question though. I downloaded the DVDx installer from the Homebrew browswer and it said it installed correctly and everything but I still can't read DVDs. Any help?

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    idk wat else to say about this topic. i just dont think there wud be anything wrong with doing this. its just like having a modchip. oh nd did u install mplayerwii?

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