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    Question New BlackWii and Western Digital Harddrive Questions. VCD?

    So. I dont even have a Wii yet. Im going to buy one just for modding. I dont have much money, so it kinda dissapoints me that I cant use discs with the new Wii. I will be getting a new blackwii.

    My first question is, With the new black Wii. Will this be to new to mod? From what I read it seems that 4.3k, 4.3. Whatever doesnt work very well. Am I likely to run into problems modding if I get a new Wii? Im buying it purely for modding purposes so if I cant mod it. I just wasted 300~ dollars.

    My second question is Western Digital passport/book VCD. Im planning on buying a 70 dollar 320gig hard drive or so, but from what I have read. Theres this stupid {MOD EDIT - Watch the Language} VCD software. Some Software they thought was a good idea to put on the disc, and theres apparently no way to get it off? Thats what Ive read on the GBAtemp website.

    Has anyone succesfull used one of these hard drives with the new "Smartware"? If so can you please confirm it works with everything, like it should.





    Tl;Dr

    1.Will the new black Wii be completely softmoddable? if I buy it tomorrow?


    2.Will I be able to take off VCD Smartware on the Western digital passport? Ive heard its incompatible with usb loaders.
    Last edited by Krank; 10-01-2010 at 01:39 AM. Reason: please watch your language - This is a family site

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    1. Yes -- USB Loading only (like you said).... not sure about 4.3 k though...are you in korea?

    2. This should answer the question..

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    BE AWARE, NEW DRIVES HAVE HIDDEN VCD THAT CANNOT BE DELETED CAUSING THE DRIVE NOT TO WORK WITH USBLOADER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    That's not correct. When I saw that the new 1TB WD Passport was giving a problem, I surmised that the bloatware and VCD partition was probably causing the incompatibility and timing issues. I bought several, and have them working. There are directions on the Western Digital site for removal of the virtual CD partition; I was able to remove the partition myself by performing a low-level re-format but also did so successfully following their website directions. It is also important to remove the new bloatware.

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    Also if you are buying a wii just for modding. Why dont you get a second hand one from ebay with a lower system menu....
    It can be a bit of a hunt as it seems like everybody is at it.....


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    1-. I bought a black wii about a month ago.. game with 4.2U. Didn't had any problem throught softmodding process.
    2-. Of course..

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    Quote Originally Posted by narse1979 View Post
    Also if you are buying a wii just for modding. Why dont you get a second hand one from ebay with a lower system menu....
    It can be a bit of a hunt as it seems like everybody is at it.....
    Why buy an older one? whats so good about the old system menu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    1. Yes -- USB Loading only (like you said).... not sure about 4.3 k though...are you in korea?

    2. This should answer the question..

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    Please do watch your language in the future. Thanks
    Oh okay thats what the K means. No Im in USA. Buying a black Wii tomorrow. So, 100% chance I can mod it to play on USB loader with a digital western family? No chance that the Wii will be unmoddable?
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    Getting bootmii to install as boot 2 which will get you out of 99.9% of bricks....
    Plus the older wii will read backups...


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    Quote Originally Posted by narse1979 View Post
    Getting bootmii to install as boot 2 which will get you out of 99.9% of bricks....
    Plus the older wii will read backups...
    What you cant "install bootmii as boot2"??? why not??

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    Nintendo stopped that volunerability along time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    Nintendo stopped that volunerability along time ago.
    Yeah I just read about it, was just about to post that I found that out. Thats unfortunate. So.. Should I try and find an old one? or am I safe with a new one? Im really good with computers and Ive modded almost everything else I have, but is it really easy to fully brick your Wii? Or are you completely safe if your careful?

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