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    Better to softmod or chip?

    I'm an experienced modder with soldering skills & no problem buying what I need, I just need a couple days to read up on this whole wii thing.

    What are the pros and cons of each? Is there anything chipping can do that softmod can't?
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    i soft modded my 4.2,its more expensive and pain staking to hard mod,with softmod,you can easily remove homebrew and not lose your warranty.
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    One type of mod chip can play gc games from a harddrive, but thats about it.

    If you are ok soldering, mod chip might be the way to go for you. You can even get solderless modchips. Once you get past the installation, mod chips are much much simpler. They just work as is. The features of mod chips vary, so you'd have to look it up. Some are only good for disk games, some can do disk and harddrive stuff.

    Softmod is a little bit harder. You have to go through the process of doing it, and you really should learn as much as you can about it. Going into it blindly can be dangerous, its possible to brick the wii. But if you learn, and take all the necessary precautions, softmoding is very safe. In fact i think softmodding is better because of homebrew. Media players, emulators, and triiforce are great. Virtual console and wiiware is also nice. Some may argue that you could do that with a mod chip, but if you are going to mod it enough to get homebrew working, you might as well do a complete softmod, and doing so makes the modchip useless.

    Keep in mind, i use a soft modded wii, so im probably biased.

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    any comments from someone who uses a modchip? I read over the >4.1 and the 4.2 guides and they both seem pretty easy. I didn't realize that all you need now is an sdcard.

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    I have a WK2, 4.1 menu and soft modded.

    There is no comparison, soft modding all the way, you can do so much more.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by willpower101 View Post
    any comments from someone who uses a modchip? I read over the >4.1 and the 4.2 guides and they both seem pretty easy. I didn't realize that all you need now is an sdcard.
    I have used both mods now. I had/have a drivekey. It worked fine, but some of the DL games didn't work very well. Also, the games load slower (so I have read) from the drive with a hard mod than they load from the USB loader. This may create lags and skips with the hard mod/dvd drive load. I truly like the gameplay from the soft mod because it seems smoother. It also keeps you from having to have stacks of disks lying around too. Hope this helps. BTW, the tutorials here for the soft mod are GREAT and yes it was quite easy. Good luck in whatever you decide!

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    Thanks all! Softmodded 2 wii's since my last post. Lovin it!

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    Advantages/Limitations to both. Softmod is free, just takes a little time to read, understand, and do what is called for in the tutorial. You have to be careful if doing 3.1-4.1 and never update or accept a disc-based update.

    Hardmod doesn't care what System Menu you're on or if you accept official disc-updates. Some have the option of autobooting which in rare cases on only one or two scenarios of bricking, may be an advantage or possibility of recovering (presuming BootMii only takes as an IOS; if boot2 install, this really negates autobooting feature from being useful to that particular Wii). Not free but if you have the skills.

    Ideally, you can and should do both and have the best of both worlds. They can coexist.

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    Just to throw in my 2 cents. I have a chip installed in my wii. it is a cyclowiz from way back before softmod. i have now softmodded and will never go back. you have access to a lot more. keep in mind that i said its an older chip so im not sure of all of the features of newer chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Ideally, you can and should do both and have the best of both worlds. They can coexist.
    Agreed, as there can be some problems with DVDR & a few Games may have comparability issues, having both gives you the most options of playing all most
    anything there is without too much difficulty, and it's not as if some chips are that expensive.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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