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    Should I use a chip or softmod??

    I've been trying to find out, what is the difference? I have a D2C Wii, and I want to mod it. I am 100% comfortable soldering, and I don't mind getting a chip (what is good? D2CKey? D2Pro?). Would I have all the same features if I softmod the Wii?

    I'm essentially asking if there is an advantage to one over the other. Thank you in advance for your replies. I'm more than hapy to read FAQ's and guides if you would provide a link that would answer my question (I haven't come across a guide yet).


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    softmod so if anything happens you can remove all mods. and you dont need to sodder and play with electrical thingys that might lead to you frying the system.

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    Thanks for the rely! I don't plan on removing the mod, and I don't mind at all soldering a chip, but I was just wondering if there are any differences between a softmodded Wii and a hardmodded (chipped) Wii.

    - Can both play all games?
    - Can both play games from a usb hard drive?
    - Can both play homebrew apps/games?
    - Can I upgrade the system menu with a hardmod or softmod? (Would I want to upgrade? What are the benefits? The Wii won't be connected to the internet at all).

    I guess that's all I need with a modded Wii (unless there are more awesome features I don't know about.)
    Can it play movies from a hard drive? (.avi, .mkv, .mpg etc...)
    Can it play emulators and old .nes roms from a usb hard drive?
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    Hardmod options for playing from a USB device are WODE and sundriver. Softmod can also play from USB Device. If your wii is new it won't be able to play disk backups and you will have to go with USB loading. If this is the case a traditional Disk Based modchip will not work unless you do a drive swap. To play homebrew apps you need the hombrew channel, so this would be a softmod.... Softmods also play movies from USB device.

    Do some searching to find out what will be best for you. Some people even choose to softmod and hardmod.
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    I recommend the softmod, its a lot safer...
    you can see a link for wii unlock softmodes reviews in my signature below or you could do the smart thing and totally ignore me, since I am a type of spammer and don't really care about what happens to ppl. I like to scam ppl and take advantage of them, especially those who are vulnerable looking for help in forums. Maybe someday, I will meet my maker and be held accountable, but for now, I'm just gonna drag as many ppl as I can down with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman147 View Post
    I recommend the softmod, its a lot safer...
    you can see a link for wii unlock softmodes reviews in my signature below
    We have our own guides here. There is no need to link people to other sites. Use our guides they are updated and very well supported. Also saying a softmod is "safer" isn't very informative and not necessarily true. Either option has risks.

    - Can I upgrade the system menu with a hardmod or softmod? (Would I want to upgrade? What are the benefits? The Wii won't be connected to the internet at all).
    Yes you can update with a hardmod. Not with a softmod. It is not needed as games do not require a certain system menu to work. They use IOS which can easily be installed with wad manager or dopmii.
    Last edited by Krank; 06-25-2010 at 12:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Hardmod options for playing from a USB device are WODE and sundriver. Softmod can also play from USB Device. If your wii is new it won't be able to play disk backups and you will have to go with USB loading. If this is the case a traditional Disk Based modchip will not work unless you do a drive swap. To play homebrew apps you need the hombrew channel, so this would be a softmod.... Softmods also play movies from USB device.

    Do some searching to find out what will be best for you. Some people even choose to softmod and hardmod.
    Thank you for the reply! I'm so glad to be able to get some informative (and super quick) advice. I posted on another site, which I guess is dead. No replies after 2 weeks.

    Anyways, it seems to me that softmod would be a suitable option. (I can play homebrew, games from the hdd, movies from the hdd). That's essentially all I need. Just a curiosity - why would someone softmod AND hardmod their wii? What can one do that the other can't? Is the mod essentially dependent on the system version? For example, with a certain versions, it's better to do a softmod, whereas other versions, it's better to do a hardmod?

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    Is the mod essentially dependent on the system version? For example, with a certain versions, it's better to do a softmod, whereas other versions, it's better to do a hardmod?
    No. No mod is dependent on system menu. Any system menu can be softmodded or hardmodded. The reason someone would have both is mainly to aid the hardmod with things like installing IOS that games need.

    Your situation sounds like a softmod would suit you best. Check out the introductions section of the forum and make an intro thread. You will be greeted with more info and links to the guides.
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    That sounds awesome. I want to thank you again, Krank. You've been very helpful, informative, and prompt. That's very cool!

    I'm off to softmod my Wii now! (It's a Version 3.4U, just in case that makes any difference whatsoever).

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    Follow Dogeggs 3.1-4.1 softmod guide. You can find it in the recommended guides section or if you make an intro post. I reccomend installing bootmii and making a NAND backup...also Install Priiloader. (These are considered optional but HIGHLY recommended)

    Glad to help, good luck with the mod. Follow the instructions closely and complete each step before moving on.
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