Are all Wii's "safe" to buy?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Porungda, May 17, 2017.

  1. Porungda
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    Tempted to fetching some nice deal Wii next to where I live, although they seem to be Black (I do not recall there being a black version near launch).

    Is there the risk of buying a Wii that is unhackable without external hardware/games? (As in needing to use specific Wii game discs).

    Which kind would you recommend for ease to hack?
     


  2. F4LK

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    I think they're all fine?
    I always get a wii with the GC controller slots, never had issues with them.

    Just don't get a wii mini.
     
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    Every kind of Wii excepting the Wii Mini is able to be hacked. Older white Wiis are a little more vulnerable with access to boot2 for Bootmii, but no regular Wii requires any kind of special hardware or games to get HBC up and running. If you can get one with GC slots I would jump for that cause those are oldest and have the most compatibility.
     
  4. Porungda
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    From what I recall they have a vertical stand which seems to indicate version RVL-001? Am I incorrect on this?
     
  5. GreyWolf

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    Nintendo actually has a list of them. :)

    The RVL-001 and RVL-101 are moddable but the 101 has no external GC ports. The 201 is the mini and has no current way to load an exploit to mod it.
     
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    I'd probably rather get a Wii U and use the vWii for Wii games, as Wii U picture quality over HDMI is superior to the Wii's component signal. I never liked the mushy Wii picture.
     
  7. Sathya

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    for my advice, if you dont like a wii u, you must buy wii rvl001. because can play also gc games.
     
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    I picked up a black one, mint condition, complete in box, recently for a bargain price at a car boot sale, to replace my failing launch model.
    The black one (can't tell you what model it is right now, as I'm not at home) came with the Wii motion plus and has all the Gamecube ports. Had no issue 'letterbombing' it and installing hax.
     
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    in my region indonesia, second hack white wii with 10 gb game, wii mote nunchuck, sb, adapter, av cable only for 95$
     
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    For the black one I mentioned above (which came boxed with all cables/power supply, black wiimote, wiimote sleeve, nunchuck and motion plus), together with Wii Play, Geometry Wars, Gottlieb Pinball Classics (all complete), plus bonus Mario Kart Wii (which had been left in the console), I paid £20 GBP.
     
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    the best way is buy new console. Wii or Wii U.
     
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    In my Sony 32" TV set, the Wii U picture quality over HDMI (using the vWii for Wii games) is NOT superior to the Wii's component signal. It's more blurred.
     
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    The only new Wiis available are the minis and not hackable. :P
     
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    Over there ;)
    just make sure it isn't a wii mini, they are unhackable
     
  15. Porungda
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    Got the Black one, was a original model but 4.3E, still easily letterbombed and is rocking games just fine on the CRT TV (just need some fiddling with video regions). Ty for the advice everyone :)
     
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    the worst option! warning!
     
  17. GreyWolf

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    They're fine if you just want a retail console that plays disc games.
     
  18. eduall

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    it's preferable buy a used one, for the homebrew and wiimmfi mode
     
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