did my research but still need help modding
first of all, greetings to everyone here. and second, forgive me if what i'm going to ask makes me look like a total douche. now, on to business.
i just very recently (5 days ago) bought a wii and i'm not too happy about their pricing. with all the hardware they want you to buy and the prices of some of their games, i'd empty my wallet pretty fast. so, i decided to get a chip, went to Nintendo-Scene Wii Serial Tracker, which allows you to determine your wii hardware specs. so i entered mine (LU348757864) and what it figured out was that "There is a 50% chance that your drive chip is a GC2-D2C.
There is a 50% chance that the pins on your drive chip are not cut." Just wondering what this means for me? Is the second statement a bad thing? And if so, is there a way to fix it? Would anyone happen to know an illustrated guide/video if ever i needed to cut the pins?
i also heard that i need the wii brickblocker when i play burned games to prevent my wii from becoming a $280 paperweight?
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If you just bought it 5 days ago, then it is 99.999% likely that you have a D2C2 chip for which you can either use the Wasabi2 ot the D2Pro9v2 mod chips. I don't believe you need to worry about cut pins.
What would you personally go with?
Also, do I really need the BrickBlocker to prevent my Wii from becoming useless when I play burned games?
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If you had asked me a couple of days ago then I would have recommended the Wasabi2 as the D2Pro9 v2 has been reported to have some problems with the D2C2 Wii, but they just released an update for the chip which is supposed to resolve the issues. I don't know too much about the Wasabi2 but have not heard of anyone having any issues so that a good thing. If I were you I would try to find out more about the Wasabi2 and then compare your findings with the D2Pro9v2 (which by the way is apparently using Wasabi code) then make your decision.
If you are planning on playing games meant for region aother than the region of your Wii then it is highly recommneded to Region patch and Brick Block the ISO before buring it. Both of these can be done using the Wiu1.1 utility.
Don't bother using brick blocker and such. Just do all your updates off the net and you can never be bricked using a game from a different region. The problem with using an image that is missing stuff is that it may not work after future wii updates.
Originally Posted by wiimoddingnoob