Gonna buy a new Wii

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  1. DarkCrudus
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    So I plan to buy a new Wii with in the next month or so and I am just curious to which modchip I should get? I kinda fell out of the loop of the Wii scene. So any suggestions would be nice
     
  2. King Zargo

    King Zargo I'm a Star

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    I dont even use my modchip. I use "HDD loader" to play backups and "homebrew channel" for homebrew.
     
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    >.> That doesn't help with which one I should get, I personally wish to have them on discs.
     
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    you cant use disc loaders anymore with new wiis, since they removed the ability to do that hardware wise. the only modchips youd be able to get would be the sundrive or wode, wiikey fusion too i guess.
    i hear good things about the wode. the sundrive replaces the dvd drive, ad you put a hard drive in it.
     
  5. DarkCrudus
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    I just want to be able to play backups..
     
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    Just use an HDD loader, they're so much more convenient and you never have to burn DVDs.
    Oh and the loading speed is better than retail games.
    And you don't have to open your Wii.
     
  7. DarkCrudus
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    So use the money I'd use to purchase a modchip and purchase an external hdd?


    EDIT - How big of an hdd should i get? Also which loader should I use, Id plan to hook the hdd up to the comp to put iso's on it.
     
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    as big as u wish and theres are a few loaders to pick from:
    GX loader, wiiflow, cfg loader... and theres more, just look for usb loaders
     
  9. TwinRetro

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    CFG is the best, and GX comes in at a close second IMO.
     
  10. w!!

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    Just softmod your wii, don't waste your money on a modchip unless there is a really specific reason you want a specific one. A 1TB drive holds about 400 games on average... I bought a 1.5 TB myself... as was said above, you won't be able to use burned discs on the new wii hardware. If you buy a used wii from a year or so ago, then you can play burned discs.
     
  11. DarkCrudus
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    So is there no way to play dvd back ups on new wii's? i'd prefer that much more than usb loaders cuz i wont have to deal with worrying about system updates as much
     
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    no. no. no. no. no. no.

    how many times does it need to be said?
     
  13. DarkCrudus
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    whats all this about then?
     
  14. George Dawes

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    They aren't modchips in the traditional sense - they allow you to play games from hard drive, except you pay a massive premium for it.

    If you want gamecube support then they can be worth the money, otherwise just install a cIOS (or sneek+di) and do exactly the same thing for free.
     
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    Ah I see, I take it we dont have a GC loader then?
     
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    Much more worth your money to buy a semi-cheap 500gb external HDD(As there aren't 400 games worth playing on the Wii and it's a waste to get anymore), softmod your Wii, then install CFG USB Loader and have a nice virtual assortment of games.
     
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    -double post-
     
  18. DarkCrudus
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    Alright then, I suppose that is what I shall do, now to return in a couple weeks to a month to reread through some guides to set everything up, I use to know how to do everything like 2yrs ago, but then my family moved n took our wii n i stayed in the same town n got a 360. So now i feel like a noob again xD
     
  19. daxtsu

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    Yes, but there's no word on a public release..