Does SMG2 work with Wiikey 2?

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  1. ALX1982
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    I have a Wii with hardmod, the chip called "d2Pro". I know newer games like "New Super Mario Bros." and "Super Mario Galaxy 2" don't work (backup discs).
    I have no softmod what so ever.

    If I get Wiikey 2, will these games work?
    Also, is there any risk of losing savegames while upgrading to Wiikey 2?
     
  2. Social0

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    Yes, that will work, it works on my old first gen wiikey [​IMG]
     
  3. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    A WiiKey 2 will be able to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii, provided you update the WiiKey 2 firmware.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 should work fine on a D2Pro or WIiKey 2; it has no fancy DRM (not even the BCA check found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii).

    You also won't lose any saves when (or if) you switch to WiiKey 2.
     
  4. ALX1982
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    Thanks for your reply, I haven't actually tested the SMG2 backup disc. I just read a lot about how it doesn't work. But now I will get the backup and try it, hope it will work with my D2Pro. But I also want NSMB so I guess I will eventually get the WiiKey 2 anyway.
    If I insert a backup disc of SMG2, can it be harmful to the Wii in any way? What if the disc tells me to do a system update?
    I just don't wanna risk anything to happen to my Wii, but maybe I worry too much.
     
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    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The update on Super Mario Galaxy 2 contains System Menu 4.2. It doesn't contain anti-modchip code, but the update has a relatively low chance of bricking all Wiis.

    If you wish to avoid the update, you'll need to run homebrew on your Wii (not sure whether you'd want to do this).
     
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    Halp! Someone's ego is trying to take over another thread!
     
  7. Szalkow

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    I'm still a little unsure why people still buy modchips when softmods offer more options and with more frequent updates.

    That being said, switching loading methods (retail, different varieties of chip, softmod loaders) doesn't actually affect where the saves are kept on the Wii so you're safe in that respect.

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    In response to DF, I've been under the impression that GBAtemp silently doesn't care about piracy; they don't allow hosting of or links to copyrighted material for legal reasons and likely state that they don't condone piracy to stay out of trouble with their webhosts. Taking that in consideration, it's perfectly fine to state your opinions on piracy (peaceably), but wall-of-texting against piracy doesn't do much good and you won't get far with the anti-pirate-hypocrisy arguments (as someone who follows the RawkSD/Riivolution threads I can guarantee those have never worked). Stay chill, dude.
     
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    I cant believe you removed two useful threads over a mod deleting your post and piracy lol.
     
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    are you trying to get banned? wtf
     
  11. urherenow

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    I use both. reason 1) the etra things you can do with softmods as was stated. 2) because running from disk channel lags with softmods and I like to run games from the disk channel (personal preference). There is no lag whatsoever with a chip.

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    I use both hard and soft mod.

    1)softmods let you do lots of extra stuff and run homebrew.

    2)my personal preference is to run my games from the disk channel. Many games lag with only soft mod because you only get 3x disk reading speed. With a chip, there is no lag (full 6x)
     
  12. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    Fair enough. If you have a USB hard drive to spare, I consider the speed improvement over retail/modchips to be good enough reason on its own, and it simplifies the process of backing up or installing new games. Also, getting up and swapping discs? Madness. But to each their own.
     
  13. ALX1982
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    Thanks for your info, I will try a SMG2 backup disc. If I remember correctly, I have System Menu 4.1E now.
     
  14. ALX1982
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    I have now tried it and SMG2 actually works with D2Pro! Had to update to 4.2 but everything works fine. I just assumed that SMG2 would have the same protection as NSMB.
     
  15. JRLS

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    NSMB should work on d2pro, provided you update the chip with the latest update on d2pro website.
    "v1.8 DVD Update to fix NSMB issue". i tried this myself, and it works,
    SMG2 should work too without an update, except a menu update.
    SMG2 and NSMB dont have the same protection.

    i also tested on WIIkey2,
    (there is also a NSMB update for wiikey2),
    both games work on wiikey2 too.

    but if i were you, i'd keep your d2pro [​IMG]
    no need to switch
     
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