Backups Not Working
So I just recieved my brand new Wii today and installed a drivekey chip. Everything successfully started up and I was able to access the Drivekey menu to change the settings and whatnot. Upon inserting a backup disc, however, I get a black screen saying:
"An error has occurred. Press the Eject Button and remove the disc, then turn the Wii console off and refer to the Wii Operations Manual for help troubleshooting".
This happens to any backup I throw at it. I've tried different burning methods to no avail.
After doing some frantic research I read that Wii's with a silver ribbon cable connecting the DVD drive tend to have issues reading original games. After trying the Wii Sports game that came with the Wii, however, this doesn't seem to be an issue for me as it works flawlessly.
Another thing I stumbled upon was the fact that updating your Wii to 4.2 brings a whole world of trouble if you want to play out of region games. This doesn't explain why no backups at all will work for me, especially since I've been burning mostly games of my region.
My only thoughts now is maybe, since my Wii is so new, it's going to be pretty much impossible to get any mods to work on it...err any ideas guys? >.<
depending on the chipset that your wii contains, as in some of the newest ones are unable to play backups of games. you may only be able to softmod and use a usb hard drive.
you might also not have a poor burner as I discovered with my Pioneer A09... good new optaric! ... or maybe media..
My Wii's serial starts with LU73 if that helps any. Is there no hope for a future fix? I mean I can wait, no problem there I'll just play originals in the meantime. Correct me if I'm wrong, but would the upcoming WiiKey Fusion be my best solution being that I have the dreaded D3-2 drive?
I never looked into softmodding and would personally prefer to stay away from it and stick to chipping though. Sigh, I heard so many great things about Drivekey and was hoping to easily slap it in and be on my way. Guess I got screwed for jumping in so late in the game...
its the firmware in the drive itself I believe that stops these drives from recognizing backup media. Drive key I believe will not fix or workaround that at least I think it wont. From everything I have read your only solution is to use USB hard drive. Incidentally this is the way to go no more disks and all your games at your finger tips.
Actually I'm liking this idea of having all my games on an external hard drive instead of another easily destroyable disk...if someone could give me the 101 on softmodding that would be great!
But I still have many worries about softmodding, namely:
isn't it possible to brick your console?
is it ok to use the internet and/or update after softmodding?
will it work with any game I throw at it or will it require periodic tweaking?
yes you can still brick it, but if you're careful and make sure to make a NAND backup you should be fine, you can use the internet no prob, updating usually is done through a selective installer, and it should work with most games, but you may have to occasionally tweak the wii by installing certain IOS yourself.
Originally Posted by freethepwnies
Heh someone may need to enlighten me about what a "NAND backup," a "selective installer," an "IOS," and anything else I might be confused about in the process of softmodding are.
Originally Posted by Geek9
EDIT: disregard this as I've done a bit of reading and am now familiar with these fundamentals...
Overall though, what are the pros and cons of softmodding vs. chipping? I mean why use chips at all if softmodding is an option right?
yeah pretty much, while some chips have advantages (there's one I believe that will allow new wii's to load DVD-Rs something softmod can't do) softmodding is easier and usually is more popular because most people don't like taking apart their electronics, therefore softmods usually have more compatibility/homebrew. basically hardmods/chips are always the first generation of modding a console, softmod comes second.
Originally Posted by freethepwnies
I personally don't mind doing either one...I love messing with tech! But what I'm looking for is the best compatibility with games and the most stable solution. That way I won't have to worry about messing up my Wii or having to totally redo a mod because its become outdated. I don't mind periodically updating the IOS if I take the softmodding route, but will I ever have to reinstall EVERYTHING? Also, if I try softmodding but decide its too much of a hassle is there any way of going back to a clean Wii? Sorry about all the questions, I just want some reassurance since I've never softmodded in my life.
But ultimately, do you guys think softmodding is the way to go or should I wait for the WiiKey Fusion to be released? Or is there a better modchip that allows you to use an external hardrive? Because I think the WiiKey Fusion only allows SD cards...