Buying Wii. Softmod or hardmod?

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Oct 16, 2009
  1. kohkindachi
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    Hey guys I'm planning to buy a wii soon, and I need advice on whether it's better to softmod or hardmod, considering the game playability. Thanks
     
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    softmod by following my guide.

    its freee.
     
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    Is softmodding better then hardmod in any sense? or the other way round
     
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    softmodding doesnt ruin the warranty or open up your wii.
     
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    it will only ruin the warranty if you do certain things with your softmod [​IMG]
     
  6. G0dLiKe

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    Well, best combination would be softmod with a solderless mod chip... as new Wiis can only install BootMii as IOS when you get bricked by doing some stuff you shouldnt, chances of recovering are small without a chip.
     
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    I think someone asked us this question yestderday... I would go with Softmod all the way.
     
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    You mean, forget chips, chances of recovering are small with a chip? Preloader's brick protection is 10 times bigger than anything you get with a modchip. (and BootMii boot2 is 10 times better than preloader)
     
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    Thats what I'm saying! lets start a protest! LoL

    Mod Chips Suck! Don't be a Duck!

    Soft Mods Rock! Don't be a (explicit)!

    Continue marching and repeat while holding signs! Softmod>Modchips
     
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    Of course everyone's advice will depend of what they have on their wii. What a stupid thread [​IMG]
     
  11. G0dLiKe

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    Not really,

    I have personally only softmod on my Wii.

    Despite the fact I have BootMii on boot2 and preloader installed, I saw many users which had softmod but no bootmii and no preloader(heck knows why ?!?!) BUT a modchip and this was saving their a$$e$ when they were bricked...

    Of course a common sense of mind and the use of preloader and bootmii(even as IOS) will make the need of a chip equally zero.
     
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    I had a wiikey before i found this forum ^^

    Now i just use it to boot GC backups...

    I would looooooooove to the "tha usb GC loader" a reality [​IMG]
     
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    I use both.

    Got a wiikey, but mostly use the USB Loader function now.
     

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