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    Quote Originally Posted by e39 View Post
    This chart needs a mild update.

    DriveKey has really come onto the scene strong. If you're system is deemed epoxy'ed or D2Nothing by WiiDrives.com, it's really your best solution.

    Personally, I'm a WiiKey 2 owner since December 08. With the HomeBrew Channel, WadManager, and modchip ... I can play everything on the market today.
    Ah, okay, I see. I'll check back to see if the chart is updated.

    Regarding your chip comment, thanks for your time and help. I do have a question, please. I thought a modchip will allow you to play all of your backups natively without any loader? If so, what does the HomeBrew Channel offer? If i just get a chip and don't install HomeBrew Channel, shouldn't I be good to go?

    Thank you again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR007 View Post
    Regarding your chip comment, thanks for your time and help. I do have a question, please. I thought a modchip will allow you to play all of your backups natively without any loader? If so, what does the HomeBrew Channel offer?
    The smart way to run a modded Wii is with both a hardware (modchip) and software fix.

    Why Hardware?
    This really eases the pain of getting past the security checks. The modchip will fake authentication signal back to the drive chip, validating that whatever is in the dvd-rom is authentic.

    Although it doesn't sound like much, you're bypassing the biggest obstacle.

    Why Software too?
    There are many, many reasons for this.

    1. Nintendo is very active against piracy. They often roll out "console updates" which contain 90% anti-piracy measures, 10% needed gameplay stuff (3D engine, accessory support, etc).

    Release groups dissect what's needed from what's not and issue them separately. With the Homebrew Channel, the program "Wad Manager" and the appropriate file, you can update your machine without changing its current firmware version.

    Why is the firmware version important?
    With every Nintendo update, system vulnerabilities are patched. You want to lock into the 3.2 firmware and hold onto it because it is the most hack friendly.


    Also, the exact same software updating routine can also install WiiWare and Virtual Console titles to your dashboard. Instead of running a console update, you're directing the Wad Manager to install a game instead. It's awesome.


    The Homebrew Channel is MUCH more than a means of getting a software bootloader onto your dashboard. With the modchip, you're launching directly from the official disc channel.



    Quote Originally Posted by JR007 View Post
    If i just get a chip and don't install HomeBrew Channel, shouldn't I be good to go?
    If you only want to play retail disc games, you'll be fine. Just know that you'll have to keep with the Nintendo issued updates though.

    Your system may work fine today, but give it a few months, who knows?

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    I have my wii just soft mod i can play all my back games from the disc channel i dont know what i do i guess is something whit corpcios i still a noob

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    Quote Originally Posted by e39 View Post
    The smart way to run a modded Wii is with both a hardware (modchip) and software fix.

    Why Hardware?
    This really eases the pain of getting past the security checks. The modchip will fake authentication signal back to the drive chip, validating that whatever is in the dvd-rom is authentic.

    Although it doesn't sound like much, you're bypassing the biggest obstacle.

    Why Software too?
    There are many, many reasons for this.

    1. Nintendo is very active against piracy. They often roll out "console updates" which contain 90% anti-piracy measures, 10% needed gameplay stuff (3D engine, accessory support, etc).

    Release groups dissect what's needed from what's not and issue them separately. With the Homebrew Channel, the program "Wad Manager" and the appropriate file, you can update your machine without changing its current firmware version.

    Why is the firmware version important?
    With every Nintendo update, system vulnerabilities are patched. You want to lock into the 3.2 firmware and hold onto it because it is the most hack friendly.


    Also, the exact same software updating routine can also install WiiWare and Virtual Console titles to your dashboard. Instead of running a console update, you're directing the Wad Manager to install a game instead. It's awesome.


    The Homebrew Channel is MUCH more than a means of getting a software bootloader onto your dashboard. With the modchip, you're launching directly from the official disc channel.




    If you only want to play retail disc games, you'll be fine. Just know that you'll have to keep with the Nintendo issued updates though.

    Your system may work fine today, but give it a few months, who knows?
    Wow, thanks for taking time to reply with such helpful information. I do understand what exactly you mean. Great stuff.

    Ya, as lame as this may or may not sound, I just want to play backup and retail games with my Wii. So it sounds like a mod chip with or without any software installed is a great way to go. But I do know the HomeBrew Channel is easy to install, so probably will do that. The Wad Manager, I'll just have to figure it out on my own, I guess.

    If these is any other thoughts you'd like to share, I'll listen for sure. Thanks again for helping and your time.

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    this information is so old now I will do what I can to update it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyman View Post
    this information is so old now I will do what I can to update it
    Your a rockstar bro...I know everyone, including myself really appreciates any updates to the original chart.

    As for myself, I just love to learn...so right down my alley.

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    would appreciate a update also....
    need a chip to try to unbrick a bone stock wii.

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    Further to the chart... apparently the D3-2 Drives are only new & the options that I know of are or may be:

    * D2Sun SunDisk Series 2009
    * D2Sun SunDrive
    * Wii Fusion (Wiikey 3?) - via SD only, wont play DVD backups

    Per... http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-modchip/...g-options.html

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    I'm new to this and I'm learning, what is the best modchip to buy now days, is it still Wiikey2 or fusion or D2pro or something else?
    I can't do a softmod (the european games to hack are way to expensive), does modchip can run HomeBreWare? Can I have games on a USB drive or on the network with a modchip?
    What about the media center?

    Does modchip are ok after updating the wii? (I know softmod are not)
    Are modchip able to run all the games?

    Thanks
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    You brushed off the cobwebs with this one; thread has been dormant for 15 months. No. No. No. Not for playing out of region games. In theory, so long as within your region. If your Wii is slightly over a year old or newer, you're severely limited due to DVD chipset (D3-2/D4). In those cases, only Sundriver or WODE may fit your bill. Thread closed.

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