Noob-help for mod chip install/hacking the Wii
I need some help/tips about installing a mod chip/hacking the Wii. I'm a total noob in this area but I hope someone will help me anyway.
I'm an quite experienced Xbox 360 modder/flasher so at least I'm not a total newbie in console-hacking area. ;)
First thing's first. From what I can tell there's no other way than installing a mod chip to play burned Wii-games/use homebrew-stuff. Or is there? Since I belive there isn't i start off with some questions about installing a mod chip.
1) To install a mod chip I have to open the console. I've seen some videos about how to do this but I don't know if I can open the Wii without buying any extra tools/kits. For example the screwdrivers that I have to use for unscrewing the screws. Do I have to use special screwdrivers for this or do "regular" screwdrivers work? I have alot of screwdrivers/bits so if I can use "regular" screwdrivers I think I will find some screwdrivers that can work, but if I'll need special screwdrivers for the Wii-screws then I don't have it (of course).
And apart from the screwdrivers I don't need any extra tools, right? Except for maybe a razorblade and some tape that the guy in the video Wii Solderless Modchip Tutorial (Part 1) @ YouTube talks about in the beginning but that I already have at home. ;)
*Didn't link to the YouTube-clip because it is a little bit annoying with a YouTube-clip right in the middle of the text like this*
2) I know there are different mod chips for the Wii but what mod chip do you recommend? I prefer a solderless but if a mod chip that you have to solder is better than a solderless I would like to know that.
As a mentioned earlier I want to be able to play burned Wii-games and use homebrews when I've installed the mod chip. Those are the main reasons why I want to chip my Wii so I want the mod chip to manage that.
3) Can you play burned games online without getting banned or something like that? I havn't used the onlinefunctions on Wii (yet?) so I don't know how that works at all. Maybe the "onlinesafety" depends on what chip I pick and if so, are there any "onlinesafe" chips?
4) Do you have to update some chips with "new information"? If so, how? Do you have to open up the Wii (again) to do this update or you can do it from a burned CD for example?
I think that's all my questions for now but more questions will surely "pop up" and then I'll write them here. ;)
I hope someone wants to help me an answer my questions, even though I've written alot and it may seem tough to read the whole text.
Thanks in advance! :)
P.S Since I'm new to this forum I'm not sure if this is the right forumpart to post this thread. If it's not than some Mod+ are more than welcome to move this thread to the right section. ;)
P.S #2 I'm from Sweden and I'm 16 years old so my English isn't very good but I hope you understand what I mean anyway. :)