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    I would like to clear up a possible misunderstanding.

    You see I've been asked by quite a few people, both here and in real life, "if you've hacked your old Wii, why haven't you hacked your Wii U yet?" Obviously we all know that Wii U mode is hack proof (for now at least) so I realize they must be meaning the virtual Wii mode, my reply is always pretty much the same: "I'm a little worried that one of Nintendo's forced updates will kill, if not the Wii U itself, at least the vWii. So I'm trying to wait till either my warranty expires or till there's some method of safe guarding the vWii such as Priiloader & BootMii did for the old Wii."

    These opinions are mine alone and should not reflect upon the other staff. My sole reason for having this opinion is that the system cost me $350 (+ tax) and should something happen to it I could definitely not afford to buy a new one.

    Now, I'm not saying anything bad will happen to your Wii U if you've modded it. We would not have the guide on the site if there was reason to believe it would cause damage to your system. That said, no one truly knows at this point if Nintendo will continue their trend of ignoring softmods on Wii U's vWii (I certainly hope that they do).

    Bottom line, when I say I haven't hacked my Wii U cause I'm paranoid an update will brick it, I am not speaking on behalf of the staff. I hope this clears up any confusion my statements may have caused.

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    Its all good SNES, I can understand your concerns. I also have seen how you carefully word your responses in public forum, and I commend you for that.

    Here's my take on it:

    The vWii mod does absolutely nothing to any original IOS or SM on the vWii. As such, the only way something bad could come of it is if N decided to intentionally brick it if the additional cIOS that is installed is detected. I don't see that happening for multiple reasons.

    Here is the main one: N knows the vulnerabilities in the Wii. N knows that many people have hacked the vWii. N also knows that the Wii U is in dire straights right now. I have hacked my vWii, but Im still buying Wii U games, which is how N is making their money. To intentionally disable or brick the console because of a vWii hack would make absolutely no sense whatsoever, even if the console sales were to take off.

    As far as the technical aspect, I still refuse to install channel wads. The mod guide on our site is non invasive. CIOS are added, thats it. Installing channel wads can brick it if something goes wrong. So I get you 100% there, I wont do it either.

    Hope you dont think Im trying to convince you to mod it lol. I just wanted to give my viewpoint on the whole thing. And I also will note that when I bought the Wii U I paid 30-40 bucks extra for the no questions asked return warranty, so that made me feel a little better about the whole thing lol.

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    Lol, I don't mind a little convincing anyway. To be honest I really want to do it...like right now! Lol but it's like I said, if something was to happen to this Wii U, I'm out $350+. At this point in time, it's not practical for me to it. But once the warranty is up Nintendo won't be fixing it for free anyway so I'll probably do the mod then and, if needed, there's a game store around where I live that offers repairs

    Though I'm not sure if they do software repairs or if they just fix hardware problems. Either way once the warranty is up then it won't be such a big deal anyway.

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    It is a personal choice. I choose not to mod my Wii U either largely because I do not want to void my warranty and not neccesarilly because I am worried I may screw it up or get bricked by an update.

    I have heard people saying that Nintendo has not refused warranty service on their modded consoles however.

    However there are several other reasons as well.

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    The WiiU will ask to format my hard drive if it is connected in Wii U mode....with kids using the console frequently in my house this pretty much guarantees my Hard drive will get formatted...a major PIA.

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    No Gamecube support, partially solved by the recently released update to Devolution but using a gamecube controller is still the best option and not available on WiiU.


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    My Old Wii connects differently to my TV and so storing it doesn't free up any ports on my TV.

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    The Wii U has messed up surround sound support. First of all I can't get surround sound at all from it with my current equipment and second of all the vWii surround support is all screwed for Wii games since you can't set vWii options for surround sound even if I did have the equipment. You can't get surround from a game like Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U at all and only games like RE4 that have an in game option for surround sound will work and only if you go to WiiU mode and change your setting to stereo. So my Wii games will sound better on my old Wii than on a Wii U.

    The reasons to do it would be to save the shelf space and get rid of the annoyance of having to resync controllers all the time switching from Wii to WiiU.
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    I agree with that. For #2 though, you can get a GameCube controller adapter. I'm pretty sure they make ones that plug into USB and ones that plug into the WiiMote. I'm not sure how well they function with Devo though.

    Me, I plan to get my Wii U it's own black WiiMote (to match the system lol) and use that to transfer the game DVVs.

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    I don't think an adapter would work right. USB controllers are not supported right now so you would have to have it functioning as a classic controller with an adapter. The button mapping would have your triggers working as L and R and that is not how devolution maps the buttons and I don't think you can change it (at least I don't know how you would)

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    USB controllers work, but as far as I've gathered (tested this myself) only PS3 controllers work over USB. I tried a generic USB controller and a Xbox 360 controller. So I'm not sure if a GC to USB adapter would work or not. I'd like to try it though cause some people have said it does.

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    Right, PS3 controllers work but USB controllers do not. I wonder if the PS3 controller is working over USB or Bluetooth even when it is connected. I only tried mine wirelessly
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    Well, there's still the option of using a GC to Classic Con adapter so you could plug the GC controller into the WiiMote (same way you'd plug in a Classic Con). That is confirmed working.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but I saw a post on another forum that said Nintendo refused warranty repair on a wii u due to softmod.

    I had not heard of that happening before so I thought I would put it out there.

    Perhaps nintendo has now started checking for this when servicing wii u, just a heads up.

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