Is It Worth It?
I'm looking for a little guidance here. I have been thinking of getting a Wii for the last couple of years. Now with Xmas almost here I thought about getting it for a family gift.
I honestly didn't know that you could mod the Wii until I saw some ads when searching for info on the system. It sounds great, but am wondering if it's for me.
I would love to play the old school games again, and having backups available would be the best. But as I said, I am looking to get this for all of us and am terrified that if I do something wrong, I will brick and kill the syste.
I am not new to modding, I have some experience with older consoles although quite a while ago and also ATV. But if I were to do this, I would be in more trouble
After reading I have these questions for the group and would love your input. If I go to the store and buy a brand new system is there a possibility that I won't be able to do anything at all with it? Are newer models locked? Is there a way to restore the system if it does become bricked?
And I guess lastly, I have read on the WiiKey and softmodding with homebrew. I am thinking that the soft mod is the better way to go, but am I right, or is there a difference?
I am really curious as to what you guys think and any help offered is appreciated. Thanks again guys!
A new Wii can be modded.
Originally Posted by TheGatekeeper
It may not be able to play backup DVD's.
I will be able to plat Wiiware VC and USB loader
using a modchip is the simpler option.
If you really brick it may be difficult to restore.
Try a modchip, that will give you a taste, then maybe softmod.
As you are a first time poster here is some info you will require.
Originally Posted by TheGatekeeper
Hi and welcome to WiiHacks The Gatekeeper
If you need advice or help for anything Wii related you have joined the right site, whether its hard or soft modded.
Donít be shy, ask if you are stuck, just donít expect other people to do all the work for you.
Before you start anything, make sure you read the rules go over the tutorials, and most importantly, search before asking questions.
Make sure you post in the correct areas of the forums.
Here is the site index Ultimate WiiHacks Index written by ShadowSonic2
If you are starting from scratch, new 3.1-4.1 written by Dogeggs
If you already have Homebrew, upgrade to 4.1 written by Dogeggs
Donít update to 4.2, but if you are already on 4.2, complete 4.2 guide written by Messie
2009 Wii Serial numbers after LU3884XXXX and LEH2676XXXX have probably got the new D3-2 chip that prevents playing backup DVD's. They can still use original discs and USB loaders.
And please do donate to the forum if you are able so we can go on helping the Wii community.
I hope you have a great time here at WiiHacks, and increase your knowledge of all things Wii.
Newer models can still be softmodded. The only issue is you might not be able to play burnt discs. If that is the case you could always load from an external hard drive. I would sugest trying to find an older wii used. You would be able to play burnt discs and maybe even install bootmii as boot2 which can save you from 99 percent of bricks
Edit. As usual wiijohn is all over it. (Slow typing on a blackberry, haha)
Last edited by junkmail; 12-08-2009 at 10:42 AM.
if u buy a new wii now, it wont read backups so u need to use extra $ for external USB drive to load backups from, other than that you should be fine.
If full brick it then there wont be much u can do cuz u cant install bootmii as boot2 in new consoles. If its semibrick then preloader can save u.
as for me i used the tutorial here for 3.4-4.1 and it worked with out any problems,backups load and old games too. There is a small chance that ur wii would get bricked, just follow a tut exacly(tip:do not remove any IOS lower than 200)