Mod chip question..please someone reply...

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  1. Laneyj
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    I already posted this question on wiihacks.com , but I'm not sure anyone would reply so here it goes again..

    I was reading somewhere that said something to the extent of depending on your chipset will determine if you will be able to play back up dvds or not. Anyway I checked my chipset via wiidrives.com and it seems I have a GC2R-D2A or a GC2-DMS. Mind you, my Wii is Japanese and it was produced it on 06. I'm also running on a 4.3 system. I'm assuming that since I don't have a new chipset, if I get a modchip I can burn and play backup Japanese version wii games but not American or Pal games, right b/c of the update...?..if anybody with advice about this could reply I would be grateful.
     
  2. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    A soft-modded Wii can play any region game, so why get a chip?
    And system menu means nothing, really
     
  3. Laneyj
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    well b/c in order to soft mod I would need to get either the import edtions of Super Smash Bros, Yu-Gi-Vah or Lego Indiana Jones since my wii is Japanese running on 4.3..The cheapest I see for the import edition of Super Smash Bros is like $70 and the other 2 I can't find any japanese editions of..so I don't really have a choice..that's why I was just going to get a solderless modchip and work it out from there..
     
  4. petspeed

    petspeed GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yes you can use a chip on your Wii, but you would still need Japanese games unless you softmod it. With a chip you can softmod it with copies of the games you mention but they still need to be Japanese region.
     
  5. icecold

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    If your drive can read burned DVD-Rs, you can do that..
    Update 4.2 removed regionfree for old modchips so most people downgrade using Modmii to Systemmenu 4.1 to get it back.
     
  6. steveo1978

    steveo1978 GBAtemp Regular

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    Actually you could probably install the chip and maybe use dop-mii to change the region of he wii. I would not downgrade the Wii I see no point in doing that anymore.

    I have never used dop-mii to change the region of a wii and i only brought it up as a possible suggestion and if the chip you get is not region free.

    So did you ever find the chip you are gonna get?
     
  7. churkus

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    I dont understand why people actually downgrade to restore the region free ability of their modchip??.

    If u install Priiloader, Region free everything, hey presto your modchip has its region free ability resotred on 4.3, unless im missing something and some ppl cant install priiloader?
     
  8. Laneyj
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    Laneyj Newbie

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    well I was thinking about getting a drivekey..I heard they're really good...also I don't think I could get priiloader since Hombrew is out of the question for me(this is the very reason why I'm getting a chip..I don't have the tools to install hombrew, like I said before, I cannot get any of those 3 games to install it)...I already have a ton of burned games that are American versions..but ever since I accidentally updated my Wii(my understanding of Japanese isn't as strong as it should be)..none of them work (My wii was softmodded on 4.2..with homebrew and all that other good stuff)>>..so hopefully If I get this modchip, the little Japanese games that I did burn should work again..
     
  9. petspeed

    petspeed GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Like I wrote earlier, after you install a modchip you can use a copy of one of the exploitable games to softmod your Wii. No need for an original. Just search the internet [​IMG]
     
  10. Laneyj
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    Laneyj Newbie

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    ^^^hahaha..petspeed you're right..I guess I wasn't really thinking...that's a good idea..thanks