About to hardmod Wii, what softmod should I keep (or not)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Sobtanian, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Sobtanian

    Sobtanian Newbie


    Following on from an earlier thread, I have decided that my wii's drive is dying (very poor reads of legit and backups).
    It is a PAL launch wii, v3.2e and is softmodded using TP hack + "The backup suite v4.0" which essentially installs:

    ...WiiGator 0.3g NeoRame WiiIsh V3 edition with 002 fix (aimed at 249)
    ...WiiGator 0.1 NiceColorEdtion mod by WiiPower with entryholder (aimed at 247)
    ...SoftChip SVN r76 (selectable IOs, recommend 248 and 249)

    I also have the following installed:
    Gecko OS
    Gamecube Backup Loader

    I have ordered a replacement drive which is premodded with WiiKey 2, should be coming soon.

    Now I don't run much homebrew, the softmod is just to play backups with. I know the hard/soft mods can live together, but I was wondering:

    a\ is it worth removing any of these? especially since they're not really needed?
    b\ if so, is it just a matter of using wad manager to uninstall the wads?
    c\ should I just update the system and that will sort everything out? or is it silly and should I keep it 3.2e
    d\ would not removing anything have any detrimental effect on the performance of the chip?

    Thank you in advance for any replies!
  2. Hideki-kun

    Hideki-kun GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 19, 2008
    You're better off uninstalling the channels, since you wont really need them, just use WADManager
  3. jinxvorheeze

    jinxvorheeze GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 13, 2008
    United States
    It wont hurt the chip for them to be installed. Keep the HBC just incase you need it, and I would install Starfall so if you brick the Wii you could boot a copy of the WAD Manager Autoboot Disk (or install preloader and boot to HBC). Best to stay on 3.2 if you can, no sense updating just make sure to install any of the IOS files that certain games may require.
  4. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Jun 21, 2008
    I would not delete:

    -Homebrewchannel (MUST-HAVE)
    -Starfall (MUST-HAVE too)
    -GeckoOS/SoftChip-Channel (If you want to play NTSC-Games...Region free don't always work with Chips...)

    I also have this combination, and I'm very happy with it [​IMG].

    If you are interested, here are two nice Channels, one from me, one from NeoRame, both are Up-to-date.

  5. Sobtanian

    Sobtanian Newbie

    I see, thanks for this advice and the links.

    Can I just clarify something, before installing the linked channels, should I uninstall the ones already installed?
    Do bear with my noobidity [​IMG]
  6. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Jun 21, 2008
    I would, yes. The Channels that you now have are (probably) all outdated and only need Space, and you I think you need Space, right [​IMG]? Just delete them with WADManager, if you have the .wads still on your SD-Card.
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