Seeing as jinxvorheeze made a thread, based on a decent idea, that was flammed for the way it was written. I decided to make one that would be a bit more, informative. Note, this will change with time. So, can my Wii play backups? well the answer to that is a... depends. What bacups do you wish to play? Also, which form of wii do you have Mod wise? Currently the Wii has 3 forms of Modding. 1. Unmodded. This basically means your Wii is how you got it brought from the store. 2. Softmodded. This means you have used the twilight hack (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=83479 - By Prime) on your Wii. 3. Chipped - This means you, or someone else, has opened up your Wii and placed something inside it. There are many types of chips, many of which have been stickied and discussed on page 1 (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=108). Now that we know where your Wii stands, we can go back to the question. Can my Wii play backups? If you have number 3, a chipped Wii. Then yes, your Wii can play nearly ANY backup of any kind. Notice i said nearly. So far the wii, even when chipped, can only emulate; Atari, Chip8, NES, SNES, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Genesis/Mega drive, GB/GBC/GBA, Turbo Grafix 16, Neo-Geo Pocket, ScummVM, Sgea Saturn and N64 (at half speed unless injected into a VC game, note, this method has serious compatibility issues). It can also play downloaded/coppied Wii games, Downloaded Virtual Console games and downloaded WiiWare games. Well, for Number 1. An unmodded Wii. The answer is no, except for purchased Virtual Console games and WiiWare from the Wii shop. An unmodded Wii will never (to the best of my knolledge) be able to play backups downloaded from the Internet, at least not yet anyway. maybe one day in the future but not yet. For the softmodders, number 2, the water gets a bit murky. You can play everything that a chipped Wii can play EXCEPT copied/downloaded Wii games, i.e, the discs that would go into the wii normally, like Mario Kart or SSBB. At the moment at least. So how long till you can play backups on your Wii without having to chip? Not sure. Yes a DVD reading tool that can play DVD backups was released. but it does not let you play backups of Wii discs, believe me, i have tried. This tool, along with another programme, does let you play DVD movie's and DVD movie backups though. Give it time, in my opinion, one shouldn't take too much longer, but there are many people who are dreading this. So it could take weeks/months. Just be patient.