Is it worth it to buy a wii off of Ebay that won't read discs and mod it.

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  1. Moethedirt
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    I've been looking in to it and want to buy a wii and mod it. Would it matter if I bought a Wii that the Disc Drive doesn't work and just mod that?
     
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  2. Mazamin

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    I don't think you'll need the disc drive so buy it
     
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    alright thanks
     
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    You don't need the disc drive nope.
    Tho, you'll have to use an internet connection to use letterbomb.
     
  5. Alex658

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    I used letterbomb offline.

    I used my phone's hotspot to dl the letterbomb's files on my laptop and put it on a spare SD card.

    Then just used letterbomb from the wii. For some reason, my wii won't connect to my wifi (WPA2).

    You need 4.3 to use letterbomb, though.
     
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    It technically still is an Internet connection.
     
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    Thanks to everyone
     
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    Yes it is totally worth it :yay:
     
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    Look up the games you'll be playing. The means you run some games can affect performance.
     
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    The Wii can play NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Gamecube and Wii games. The Wii is the ultimate budget gaming machine.
     
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    Could you, please, elaborate on this?
     
  12. Lumstar

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    Standard Wii games use Nintendo optical discs.
    If you instead play a game as an iso file on SD card, for example, that changes the game's medium.
     
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    Oh, I see. You mean that loading from an SD, that has a lower reading speed compared to the console's disc reader, would alter things like loading times?

    I've never tried to load a Wii game fron an SD, but that makes sense. I only loaded games via USB and I had no problem, so when I read your comment I kind of started wondering.

    Thanks for your response.
     
  14. Drak0rex

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    I bought a wii with a bad drive, replaced it with a 2TB passport hard drive and everything works great
     
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    You can probably just get a working wii for cheap anyways.
     
  16. driverdis

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    I get them at thrift stores usually around 7.99-15$ and pass on them if they want more. I get most of my spare console's that way as it is cheaper than eBay and Pawn shops.
     
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    Sure. You can mod it all you want!