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    Nintendo Announces New Wii Bundle

    Quote Originally Posted by ign.com
    Includes game and soundtrack CD, but axes backwards compatibility.

    October 11, 2011



    Nintendo
    has announced a new holiday Wii bundle for release in the US.

    The bundle will include a black Wii system, Nunchuk and Wii Remote Plus along with a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In addition, a special Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD will be included, "which includes a selection of memorable music from the acclaimed video game."

    The CD will only be available in the bundle and will not be sold separately. Based on the cover image, this appears to be the same CD released to Japan's Club Nintendo back in 2008.




    Nintendo added that the system included in the bundle is "newly reconfigured" and "sits horizontally rather than vertically." The system will not offer backwards compatibility for GameCube games or accessories, and appears to be similar to the model announced in Europe during Gamescom.

    The bundle will be available for $149.99. The Wii's current bundle, which includes Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, will also continue to be available at the same price.

    The new bundle hits stores on October 23rd.
    Source: ign.com

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    BootMii runs in GC Mode? Didn't know it calls on the mIOS... If it doesn't run on the miOS, all good, users should be able to use the console keys to navigate. If it does, then yeah, problems I assume but I think people can re-install it. Provided the Wii is running 4.3 or lower and if Nintendo doesn't have some checks in place. A lot of IF's right now but we'll see when it's out. I think they just simply removed the mIOS on the console.

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    This may be a dumb question, but this probably means modchips that use a gamecube config . iso like Wode and Wiikey Fusion won't work anymore, right?

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    Perhaps, perhaps not. We will need to wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faria1st View Post
    This may be a dumb question, but this probably means modchips that use a gamecube config . iso like Wode and Wiikey Fusion won't work anymore, right?
    Even if the Gamecube games could get loaded by re-installing the mIOS. You wouldn't be able to play them since Gamecube accessories "are not supported" so that should mean; no GC Controllers or Memory Cards.

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    I suppose this Wii will have a special system menu version just for it

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    I don't expect it should impact hacking too much seeing as I doubt too many of these models are going to sell at the end of the consoles lifetime and there are a kajillion GC-compatible Wii's out there to buy :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Gh0st View Post
    I suppose this Wii will have a special system menu version just for it
    That's a possibility but who knows at this point. They could even just delete the mIOS so Gamecube discs can't get recognized.

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    That actually looks like a fun thing to tear into. I wonder if they just removed GCN ports from the mobo and deleted mios, and maybe a model specific SM. If this is the case, it'd be fun to solder in some ports and reinstall the Mios and BC. Heck, revert it and case swap it. It would be pointless nonetheless.


    EDIT: Heck, maybe I'll buy one of these just to tear into it and see what it is. Then I'll return it when I've found out. LOL. -- The Wii U seems really fun to hack.
    Last edited by bmarlo; 10-19-2011 at 01:21 AM. Reason: Merged double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EForslin View Post
    That actually looks like a fun thing to tear into. I wonder if they just removed GCN ports from the mobo and deleted mios, and maybe a model specific SM. If this is the case, it'd be fun to solder in some ports and reinstall the Mios and BC. Heck, revert it and case swap it. It would be pointless nonetheless.


    EDIT: Heck, maybe I'll buy one of these just to tear into it and see what it is. Then I'll return it when I've found out. LOL. -- The Wii U seems really fun to hack.
    Please don't double post, there's an EDIT button there for a reason.
    And how did you manage to own a Wii U when it hasn't been released yet?
    And hack it?? Am I miss interpreting this?



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