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    Help deciding proper chip for wii

    Hi,

    I purchased a used wii so I could mod it and play back-ups. It is either a D2B or D2C(75 percent chance) with 4.3u. I used to have a wii that I chipped with a d2pro9. It worked great, but I can't find a solderless one anymore. I was also interested in the Wii key 2/clip combo as well. Also, hard to find....

    However, there is the drivekey2/wasabi dx. But from what I understand they limit drive speed to 3x. Wondering what you guys recommend, and if the drive speed is going to noticeably impact gameplay?

    Also, it would be nice if it would work with a third party optical drive in case my wii's dies(i assume the consoles at least a few years old). Speaking of, would you guys clean the laser once you opened it up, or just use an electric duster?

    Thanks for all the help
    Last edited by asmitty; 02-21-2012 at 08:21 PM.

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    Why not just softmod the wii?



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    Was considering it. However, i'm concerned because:
    don't want to keep up with the things like software updates/game loading something that bricks my wii(that sort of thing), etc....
    no spare external hard drive at the moment
    Last edited by asmitty; 02-21-2012 at 09:34 PM.

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    You can still play backup disc's with a softmodded wii through neogamma.
    Just follow the softmod any wii guide and you'll be set.
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html



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    Interesting,

    I read the soft mod guide. Very doable.

    Seems like, since all the games I want to play have already been released.....I wouldn't ever have a reason to update the homebrew channel/letterbomb exploit?

    I was thinking perhaps I could get an old usb hard drive for free. Are all usb drives compatible with Wii? Also, I assume one can use a usb key as well to play backups from?

    Also, if I do find a free hard drive, would you just spend the extra 50 to get a new horizontal black wii since it comes with a motion plus controller and a game?




    thanks again
    Last edited by asmitty; 02-21-2012 at 11:40 PM.

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    Not all HDD's are compatible with the Wii. Search for our USB compatibility list and have a look before you buy one.

    Yes you can use a usb stick/thumb drive to load your backups on.

    Personally I wouldn't buy the horizontal wii because the motion plus remotes don't always work with Homebrew, but it is your choice of course.



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    Good stuff. I'm going to do it today. Thanks for your help

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    So, i read up quite a bit and then softmodded today.....went well. However, i'm concerned my used wii may have already been chipped for three reasons. I'd really appreciate the input.

    1. After finishing the modification I realized I could load back-up discs through the disc channel without neogamma
    2. I installed mPlayer .07(with dvd support) and the system crashes if i try to play a dvd
    3. Whenever I load IOS 60 v54321 in 'MMM,' it reverts to IOS 58 v6176 after the system resets.

    Just want to know whats going on. I installed syscheck but I can't decipher it. Is there a way to take a screenshot of the report and share it with you guys to determine if its already chipped. I ask because I don't want to encounter a conflict/i'd like the sdhc support of IOS 60/might be nice to play a dvd/...also i'm just curious about my equipment.

    thanks again

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    1. You have either a chip, or cIOSCORP/Darkcorp. No biggie, wouldn't worry.
    2.WiiMC is a far superior app for dvd's and movie files and such. -->http://www.wiihacks.com/homebrew/563...-v1-2-2-a.html
    3. Yes it will always revert back, but I'd use IOS 36, 236, or 249 rather than IOS 60.

    And syscheck guide here-->http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...tem-check.html



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    Thanks again for all your guidance.

    So. I can't get dvd's to work even in wiimc, which has me curious to see if its a "chip, or cIOSCORP/Darkcorp."

    I ran syscheck. Hopefully that tells someone something. I could open the console, perhaps the laser needs to be cleaned anyway and thats why I can't play dvd's? Anyway, the syscheck info is below. On a related note, would you change the IOS?
    [SPOILER]

    sysCheck v2.1.0b13 by Double_A and R2-D2199
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).


    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.0/4.1U (v54449)
    Priilaoder installed
    Homebrew Channel 1.0.8 running on IOS58
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 49205106
    Boot2 v4
    Found 83 titles.
    Found 54 IOS on this console. 3 of them are stub.


    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS12 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS13 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS14 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS15 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS21 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS22 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS28 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS31 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS33 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS34 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS35 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS38 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS40 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS41 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS43 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS45 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS46 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS53 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS55 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS56 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[75] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v65535


    Report generated on 2012/02/25.

    [/SPOILER]
    Thanks again
    Last edited by bmarlo; 02-25-2012 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Added spoiler to syscheck.

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