Looking to softmod my wii, so many ways to do it, confused which one is best?
With the many ways out there to softmod the wii, it get's very confusing which one to choose. I got my wii when it was first available, I have not been online for over a year now, so my firmware is quite outdated.
I would like to run backups from my 500GB external USB 2.0 7200 rpm HDD.
My HDD at the moment is connected to my PC and it's fat32, I currently have 1 partition with a load of movies, pictures and audio files which I use XBMC with. Is it possible to make another partition on this drive and format that to work with the wii, instead of deleting the whole drive?
Then can I add wii backups directly to the partition as well as virtual console games?
Is it possible to do the softmod with a 512MB usb thumbstick? I ask this as I don't have a SD card.
By doing the softmod is it reversible, for instance if I have a problem with my wii and need to send it to nintendo, can I completely remove the mod and get the wii back to it's original factory settings before I send it in to Nintendo?
Once I have done the softmod then every time I want to load a backup from the HDD do I have to go into the usb loader or can I just click on the game in the wii menu?
Is it also possible to play the wii backups online?
With the softmod installed is it also possible to play the wii original discs online or will Nintendo know you have a hacked wii?
Sorry for all the questions, it's just I am really lost
I hope you can please answer them
Many thanks in advance