Is using SNEEK always preferable?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by LexLuthor, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. LexLuthor
    OP

    LexLuthor GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    161
    3
    Oct 8, 2007
    Southampton, UK
    I have been out of Wii Hacking for almost a year now.
    Just wondered if using SNEEK was considered preferable to running your Wii as usual (from the default NAND).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Member
    999
    124
    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Oregon
    Why would it be preferable? If anything its pointless.
     
  3. LexLuthor
    OP

    LexLuthor GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    161
    3
    Oct 8, 2007
    Southampton, UK
    Well I dont know you tell me thats the question..

    From what I know about it (which isnt much) doesnt it give better protection against bricking and offer a greater degree of customisation?
     
  4. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Member
    2,572
    1
    Jun 21, 2008
    Swaziland
    Helvetica
    Well, I enjoy my 100 GB Storage, in which all WiiWare and Wii Games work as they should from USB.

    So yeah, it's pointless, like Crass said.
     
  5. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Member
    6,022
    893
    Apr 4, 2009
    Its like a "sandbox" for your wii, while you're in SNEEK, its practically impossible to brick your Wii. But performance may not be perfect, and it can be tricky to get running. If you can get it set up, and know why you need it, make the decision for yourself. Otherwise, I advise leaving it alone.
     
  6. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Member
    999
    124
    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Oregon
    Just copy all your extraneous wiiware games to SD card, no need to tamper with anything and jump through a bunch of hoops.
     
  7. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

    Member
    813
    24
    Mar 23, 2009
    Vallhallah
    If you have bootmii as ios and arent a complete n00b use it
    If you have bootmii as boot2 don't use it
    If you want to mess with dev stuff use it
    If your a n00b don't use it
    If you want to use it then ModMii is your friend
     
  8. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Member
    2,572
    1
    Jun 21, 2008
    Swaziland
    Helvetica
    And you reduce the NANDs lifespan, by copying the games to it again, once you want to play one. Also, this takes some/a long time. Nice idea, yeah.

    It's not pointless, live with it. It's even better than a cIOS, if you can get it running.
     
  9. LexLuthor
    OP

    LexLuthor GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    161
    3
    Oct 8, 2007
    Southampton, UK
    Thanks for the help everyone.. I guess there is no clear answer either way.
    I'll probably at least give it a go if I get some time over the next few days.
     
  10. LexLuthor
    OP

    LexLuthor GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    161
    3
    Oct 8, 2007
    Southampton, UK
    Why not if I have boot2? Do you mean because I wouldn't need the extra protection.
    If so then thats true but surely the other benefits alone make it worth the effort.
    I really wouldnt be doing it for protection.
     
  11. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Member
    999
    124
    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Oregon
    Lol are you honestly concerned about the lifespan of your Wii's nand? And it only takes 10 seconds to boot a game off the SD card.
     
  12. DownSince86

    DownSince86 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    80
    0
    Oct 21, 2009
    United States
    Have you even used SNEEK? I'm curious because most of us that have it up and running did so because we own too much WiiWare to store on an SD-card/NAND. Also, yes, most of us are concerned about the life span of our NANDs.

    To the OP: It is almost always preferable yes, give it some more time and most people will probably be going this route.

    What sounds better to you:

    1. Real NAND, limited space for WiiWare/VC/game saves/DLC, compatibility issues with many Wii games via usb loading.

    2. NAND on HDD/SD with as much space as you can afford. All games use their proper IOS thus few compatibility issues. Even games like MPT can be played via usb with no issues what-so-ever. Most homebrew works fine...the few apps that don't will eventually if they continue to receive updates. No worrying about running out of space for all the DLC for those music games. No need for cIOS.

    Anyone that says it is "useless" simply hasn't used it or never ran into the multiple problems with traditional usb loading. BTW if you need a loader to use in SNEEK search for "uniiloader" on google.
     
  13. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Member
    6,022
    893
    Apr 4, 2009
    How about:

    3. Real NAND, plenty enough space for WW/VC/saves/DLC, zero compatibility issues ever with any game (yes, I have 100% compatibility. How? I load from the original discs. Takes approximately 5 seconds to find and insert the disc, losing me perhaps a second at most over USB loaders)
     
  14. DownSince86

    DownSince86 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    80
    0
    Oct 21, 2009
    United States
    So how many games do you own, 10, 20? [​IMG] When you start playing 50+ games you quickly run out of room on the NAND just for the save files. Plus the whole point of having the HDD hooked up is I don't have to get off my ass to change discs (unless I'm playing gamecube games of course). I also use my Wii for a media center of sorts, I watch most of my movies and TV shows through WiiMC (I pay for cable so I see no harm in downloading TV shows [​IMG]).

    If it works for you that's great. But some of us own more software and require the extra room.
     
  15. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

    Member
    813
    24
    Mar 23, 2009
    Vallhallah
    I didn't realise that there were other benefits, lol, I thought that was just brick protection for people without bootmii boot2.
     
  16. alexcalibur

    alexcalibur GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    103
    0
    May 16, 2009
    United States
    Arizona
    You could just try it out and see for yourself. Yes it's extra protection, but if you aren't going to do anything dangerous, it might be a bit overkill. But is that bad? Not really. And it does have some nice features that you can play with. There's no harm in setting it up and later deciding it isn't for you, so why not just give it a shot?
     
  17. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Member
    6,022
    893
    Apr 4, 2009
    Yeah I own about 10 and don't have the time to play all those. And I only ever play one game per gaming session, so I don't have to change discs anyway.
     
  18. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    704
    2
    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    WA
    that's funny, because before i ever hacked my wii, i already had to start backing up VC titles to the SD card. i hadn't even bought any wiiware, yet.

    the wii comes with pathetically little storage built in. like, really pathetic.

    i now run UNEEK+DI, and i guarantee i can load my games faster than you. i can also get much quicker load times than you. your NAND may respond a hair quicker in a few cases, but i see absolutely no reason why everyone shouldn't switch to sneek. especially a +DI flavor.
     
  19. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

    Member
    3,244
    510
    Jan 2, 2010
    United States
    Wisconsin
    No, it can degrade the life of your SD Card.
     
  20. SanGor

    SanGor Witchhunter

    Member
    993
    79
    Aug 21, 2008
    United States
    SD cards are slightly easier to replace than the internal NAND of the Wii though...