Advantages of Modchip?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by G2K, May 11, 2009.

  1. G2K

    G2K GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cambridge, Onatrio
    Ive had to repeat my story too many times today. In short- wii is bricked. Need a modchip to fix. Modchip will only be used once. Is there anything that would make me want I keep the modchip? I've heard that some of the games from other regions that don't work in the USB Loader (Pikmin, Pikmin 2) work with a chip. Is this true?
  2. Shinigami Kiba

    Shinigami Kiba GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 28, 2007
    Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
    It never hurts to have a chip if only for extra security, if it's going to fix your Wii now, chances are with all these hacks and stuff coming out if it bricks again it'll be able to fix it again.
    I don't really know anything about these modchips nowadays, but my Wiikey has proven quite useful on several occasions.
  3. dlxowhd

    dlxowhd GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 7, 2008
    United States
    i actually took my chip out.
    i had a d2pro for d2e drive and as soon as usb loader came out, i took the chip out.
    i heard modchips can strain the laser or dvd motor parts or something and shorten the lifespan of the drive.
    usb loader is faster and does everything i've ever wanted so i took the chip out.
    d2pro occasionally had timing issue too (after ejecting the disc, it won't accept another disc until turning off and back on).
    i took it out and everything is working fine now.

    ALLSPARK Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    I Have A Solderless Wiikey 2 chip it only for extra security Too But Chips Are Good Backup To Have
  5. OuahOuah

    OuahOuah GBAtemp Maniac

    Oct 2, 2006
    Some backup don't run with a loader (RedSteel or Sam & Max, I think) but they run with modchips...
  6. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Its not as easy to block a modchip as a softmod.
  7. magic12

    magic12 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 4, 2008
    yes but they run with cioscorp just fine.
  8. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Well a modchip is a hardware mod and well, when its there youll never ever have to touch it again. Just pop the disc in and enjoy playing like the game was an orginal.
    Well i got a WiiKey in my D2B, and yea i know that USB Loader has made it quite useless but its nice to have it there.
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    i have a chip and i use usbL. if a game doesn't work on usbl i burn it and run it from my chip. klonoa didn't work for me on usb but it worked on my wiikey!
  10. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 17, 2008
    Gambia, The
    You can get almost everything a chip does with cioscorp and preloader/starfall, only 6x speed a real advantage of modchips.

    Red Steel is running from a loader, the only games i know that don't work from a loader are Sam & Max Season 1 and FarCry. Red Steel needs IOS Version patching to IOS249(for softmodded people) or to IOS36(for hardmodded people). Or it will work from a loader if cioscorp is installed. I know that sounds strage that modchip users need to patch the game, but it's true.

    I'm talking about SoftChip R89 and up and my Gamma mod available here:;#entry1966841
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