I've been out of the loop for a little while so I don't know if anything's changed. I modded a wii for a friend a while ago and installed the configurable USB loader with an external HD. His console was one of the newer ones that didn't play backup discs, but it still played originals. You should still be able to play originals without any problems right? or has something changed that I'm not aware of? He said his daughter put in an original game and it gave her a message saying that it will erase all programmed games. I haven't seen it for myself so I don't know exactly what it was showing on the screen so I thought I'd ask here before telling him its ok to play the game.