Need Help With Basics - Pitfalls and Known Issues?
Hello. First of all, apologies for making a post like this, but I am starting to get overwhelmed with the information out there, and which parts are relevant to me.
I just got a 2nd hand Wii from a friend. I have checked online, and there is a 50% chance my Wii is a D2C. For that reason, and simple convenience, I am considering putting a DriveKey into it. Namely, this one.
As far as I understand it, all I have to do is open up the Wii, install the chip, then I can play backups of games, correct? Or is there more to it than that?
Can I connect to the internet safely with this?
Are there any known issues with using these?
Are there any games are will definitely not work with this chip?
I see people saying to not update through the Wii. Does that mean there is another method to keep your Wii up-to-date? Can I download updates from a reliable souce, then 'install' them onto my Wii, so I get the benefits of the update without the drawbacks?
Is there anything else I can do once my Wii is chipped, other than play backups? Before I got this Wii, I didn't even have knowledge of what an unmodded Wii can do, let alone a modded one. I don't have a controller for it yet (ordered one last night), so I cannot even check the basics.
I hope someone out there is felling generous and can help me :)