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    Hi all,
    I read alot of threads on how to mod my Wii. Can someone guide me to which is the best way to go,
    Softmod or Hardmod? I have a 3 year old 4.2 Wii and WD HHD 2TB. Who has the best guide?

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    If it's three years old, I'd opt for a softmod. There are plus and minus points for either school of thought (soft/hard). Softmod = free. Hardmod = $$$. You wouldn't be able to use a USB HD via hardmod (the ones that do/can support it would be the Sundriver or WODE; I'm not sure if they come with a drive or not --- no experience in them; others may be able to elaborate).

    Softmod if done via wiihacks guides (you got the links in your intro post) are pretty robust and should keep you playing without issue. The important things to remember: Priiloader isn't an "option" but rather necessity. If your Wii is 3 years old, there's a fair chance you can get BootMii installed as boot2. Making a NAND backup is also imperative. With these things mentioned, you'd be pretty bulletproof.

    Hardmods cost money. You generally have to accept updates. 4.2 Wiis and up (yours for example) can't play out of region games (softmods can). Hardmods you can accept updates for the most part without issue or certainly with less issues. Discs for most hardmods spin @ 3X on both soft and hard mods (a few of the latter will support the full 6X but they are the exceptions). USB HD in conjunction with softmod will load faster than any disc-based game, whether hard or softmodded.

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    The important things to remember: Priiloader isn't an "option" but rather necessity.
    Can this be in huge red letters on every page? I can't believe how many people just opt out on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    Can this be in huge red letters on every page? I can't believe how many people just opt out on it.
    You're speaking largely of folks who do something dumb (accept an update) or worse, brick their Wii. The same folks who come here seeking assistance AFTER THE FACT rather than educate themselves prior to the effect, good luck LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    You're speaking largely of folks who do something dumb (accept an update) or worse, brick their Wii. The same folks who come here seeking assistance AFTER THE FACT rather than educate themselves prior to the effect, good luck LOL.

    I guess that is true. I didn't come here until I heard about the whole usb loading thing. I thought my wii was hacked because I had HBC then I came here! I had come across startpatch though, so I was protected from the "accidental updates". I also had never bricked my wii before coming here. I have done it a few times now, just because I like to experiment! Thank goodness for biitmii/boot2!

    A little advice about how to title a thread



    Ummm..... maybe "softmod vs hardmod" ?

    added that to stay on topic

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