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    I am having my friend softmod my Wii soon, a few quick newbie questions.

    Hey guys, a buddy of mine is going to softmod my Wii in the next week or so. I just have a few questions.

    1) I am pretty decent with computers, and I have had a modded PSP and DS flashcard to backup my games before in the past, if I use an external hard drive, will this basically be the same idea as it was with the PSP or the DS? I just want this to backup all of the games my roommates and I have bought over the years.

    2) Is it possible to reverse a softmod? If I ever want to bring it back to the old Nintendo firmware, is that possible? I heard it is, but traces of the modding might still exist so the warranty will be void, but I just want to verify this.

    3) I saw the compatibility list of external hard drives for softmodding the Wii, this one was on the list but I wanted to verify that it will work, I bought this one:
    Western Digital 320GB My Passport Essential Hard Drive - eBay (item 400172547301 end time Dec-12-10 03:26:51 PST)

    4) I know there is slowdown in games if you play from a DVD-R, but is there any slowdown when playing from an external HD?

    5) I have a bunch of old SNES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube games. Is there a Homebrew software where I can back up and play those games as well?

    6) Any other tips and tricks will be appreciated!

    Thanks guys! I look forward to these forums!

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    1. Hacking a Wii is different than the two consoles you mention, but accomplish about the same thing, playing backups.

    2. Yes you can unhack your Wii, but there will be traces left behind.

    3. why would the list lie?

    4. backup discs play at 3x, retail discs play at 6x, and usb loaders play games at 8x

    5. Good luck making backups of your old cartridges, CleanRip will backup your GC games. There are emulators for older systems (DON'T ASK FOR ROMS HERE), the Wii will load backup GC games, from disc, as long as you don't have a D3-2 drive installed. Look in my signature for that. Look to the Wii Drive Chip Database.

    6. Hacking your Wii is easy, why have your friend do it, after all you said "I am pretty decent with computers", it don't take much more.
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    Thats what I like to hear! I am extremely excited, not sure if it will happen this week or next year (LOL). But I'm sure you guys will see more of me. I appreciate the help!

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    One additional question instead of making a new thread.

    Will my save files from my Wii (pre-softmod) still work after I do the softmod? I am particularly concerned with Smash Bros Brawl. I just want to know if the save files are compatible in some way so I can recover them after the soft mod.

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    all your saves will be fine
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    So no additional steps required to preserve them? They will be preserved through the soft-mod process no matter what?

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    all your saves will be fine
    Linkzor already answered

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    Sorry guys I got it, just getting a feel for the forums, I'm used to most forums being kind of...well...unhelpful and full of misinformation. I can tell this place is a lot more serious, and I appreciate that. I get the idea now, thanks guys

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    We are probably the only wii hacking forum left that has no misinformation, unless it is coming from another member who is trying to do so. Not so often with staff members or folks with a fairly decent post count. If we see misinformation being projected, we put a stop to it. Our goal is to make everything such that folks won't need to ask, but if they do the answers will be quick and simple.
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