Pre-modded, or buy new and mod it myself?

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  1. blizeH
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    blizeH GBAtemp Fan

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    As per the title really - I'm after a black Wii at the moment, but can't decide whether to go for a brand new one and try to hack it myself (plus I already have about 20 games at my parents house so there'd be no rush!) - or whether just to go out and buy either a second hand, or pre-modded new one?

    I know there are some fantastic guides on here, but I'm always a bit wary of these things to be honest. Not due to the quality of the guides, but due to my own ability to actually follow them, not guess at certain steps and brick my console :-)
     
  2. D34DL1N3R

    D34DL1N3R Nephilim

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    Also remember that black wiis won't read backups via disc.
     
  3. fatherjack

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    dont even think about gettin' a pre-modded - modding it yourself is more fun than the games [​IMG]
     
  4. blizeH
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    blizeH GBAtemp Fan

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    Haha, no it isn't!

    /terrified of modding it [​IMG]

    And thanks guys, not sure what to think about it then as I'm a shallow git and really wanted a black Wii (new one!)

    I guess I could buy my parents that, and take their old white one as a swap deal? That way I could mod it (hopefully) without too much trouble and they'd get a nice new shiny Wii console?
     
  5. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

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    Yeah. The newer Wiis can't read backup from DVD. It's pretty simple to mod a Wii too. [​IMG]
     
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  7. blizeH
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    blizeH GBAtemp Fan

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    Many thanks again guys, just look through the threads on here, can only find stuff about hacking pre 4.2 firmware... does that mean you actually can't hack the new/black Wiis at all, or just that you can only run from USB hard drive or USB drive?
     
  8. 89turbocs

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    there lots of guides for 4.2. if uou can't find something here check wiihacks. doing a softmod is really easy and straightforward if you follow a good guide. its best to do it yourself that way when it comes time to update, or add fun stuff like apps, and emulators and stuff, you'll have some understanding of how the stuff works
     
  9. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The first sticky on the board should tell you everything you need to know.
     
  10. C.S.I.

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    The Newer White ones are still same hardware as the Black Wii.


    So just be shallow, get the Black Wii, and Mod it.
     
  11. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    may I recommend using NUS Auto Downloader to help u hack your wii

    either than, or the simplistic mod, both are great guides
     
  12. blizeH
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    blizeH GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks so much guys! And thanks so much XFlak - looks perfect that tool, just what I'm after! I've possibly jumped the gun a bit here since I'm not quite in my new place yet, but as soon as I move (a couple of weeks or so) I'll be investing in a new shiny new black Wii (I saw one the other day for £120 I think from Amazon!!) and running NUS on it [​IMG]
     
  13. rmbell

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    Read guides in the mean time.
     
  14. ayojoe

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    I say get that sweet new Black Wii bundle so you know it will run perfectly, and you'll be able to add what mods you want on it instead of what would already be on it (or what mods you don't know of). Modding is simple, especially on the Wii.