Is it worth chipping my new Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by SeanoRLY?, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. SeanoRLY?
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    SeanoRLY? GBAtemp Regular

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    OK, so my new Wii should be here any time between Monday-Wednesday. I've been wondering if I should get it chipped or not.

    The only thing that's holding me back is:

    1. Will online work? This is a must.
    2. Will Nintendo know if my Wii is modded? I don't want to be banned from online.
    3. Will Nintendo be able to STOP chips from going online?
    4. I'll need to find someone around my area that can chip my Wii.


    These are the 4 things holding me back. As you can see, I really want to keep online features!
     
  2. yus786

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    yh
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    you could try posting it to a renowned company
     
  3. philco1

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    Jeezus man ... everyone has these problems. No one knows what the future holds so clearly you cant give an answer to 2 and 3. Given my 2 cents however, since Nintendo was stupid enough to make a console resembling their cube and not give it adequate protection I think that the only way nintendo can ban you is if they brick your system with a firmware update. Since you can disable firmware updates via wii connect 24 (even though I wouldn't run that piece of crap while the Wii idols since it can actually overheat the system) and patch Raw data ISO's ... I think that you are safe.

    If I were you I'd wait till SSB:B comes out since that game will most likely have online play and see how it goes from there. Moreover, considering that most of the Wii games are not online and that online support from nintendo generally sucks and that hacks will come out fast and you will see people cheat all the time on WiFi (just look @ wifi for the DS and you will realize that this is true) ... I really don't see why you care a lot about the online capability of the system. I suppose that you may want to play w/ your friends but seriously just invite your friends over ... its much funner that way [​IMG]
     
  4. bombflame

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    same thing i wannted to ask, how canu u play backups on a wii, because when i win the tourney im thinkin of modding the wii
     
  5. cruddybuddy

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    Just be careful not to drop it or bang something hard against it and it will always look as good as new. Why would you want to chip a brand new Wii anyway? Do you chip all of your stuff so people think it's trashy and won't try to steal it?
     
  6. SeanoRLY?
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    I'm not made of money so I can't afford to put out £30 per game. Hence why I want backups *cough*
     
  7. helba

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    www.phuongmods.com [​IMG], turnaround time is 1 day, or earlier, ie if i recieve it in early am, i'll mod it asap, and the regular pickup guy will pick it up at 5 pm to be shipped back that same day. that's what mosty happens, i rarely get wiis that are shipped in to stay at mroe house for more then 1 day.
     
  8. SeanoRLY?
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    Shipping my Wii from Scotland all the way to Canada is a bit much. I'd rather it stayed in the UK.
     
  9. directive0

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. paul1991

    paul1991 Banned

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    Havent you read the article on wiily?
    Modchips ARE detectable and banable!
     
  11. Redsquirrel

    Redsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    is it a NEW wii? because it probably cant even be modded.
     
  12. SeanoRLY?
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    Ah yes, I totally forgot about that. Well, hopefully they'll be able to hack those new boards :
     
  13. xohadrianx

    xohadrianx Newbie

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    does anyone know if serial lu551 can be modded? thanks.
     
  14. TheNeck

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    Try this Serial Number Search.
     
  15. Hitto

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    I'd advise waiting it out until Mario Kart is released; Let's see if we have to suffer through another "BUY A PASSME2 LULZ" debacle, and yes, I know current chips are supposedly reprogrammable. Like that excuse doesn't fail.