Hardware Recommend a "trouble free" backup solution

odyssy

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jul 20, 2006
Messages
61
Trophies
0
XP
246
Country
Canada
Mod chip, soft mod, whatever.. I just want to be able to rip (preferably..) and play game backups as easily as possible (once set up properly). I don't want to need to resort to hacks or workarounds to get a particular game working, as much as possible.

What would work best?
Soft mod? (NB: My Wii has version 4.2)
Mod chip?

Edit I would also prefer to play games from a hard drive instead of discs.
 

koji2009

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2009
Messages
1,193
Trophies
0
XP
197
Country
United States
If you keep things up to date... Softmodding is fine... but you don't seem to want something that requires maintenance, so your best bet would be a mod chip...

Understand that no matter what method you use though, nintendo regularly releases updates to try and thwart it... It's called piracy for a reason, if you want a completely trouble free solution the only way is to go legit and buy all your games.
 

heavyd2007

Active Member
Newcomer
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
26
Trophies
0
XP
112
Country
Canada
Hands down, a mod chip is by far the best way to go! I have a D2CPRO and a WiiClip for a solderless install - never had an issue, never had to update, nothing. I see all sorts of people online looking for solutions all the time, the majority of whom seem to be using a soft-mod setup. My advice is spend a little more money up front and by a chip. In the end, you'll either spend the money, or spend the time maintaining your wii your choice.

I picked my modchip and wiiclip up from www.techsick.com because they also had a bunch of useful tutorial videos for making sure that you buy the right hardware and then for installing the products they sell. All I had to do was open my console and read the # on the drive chip and order accordingly. It was really easy. Good luck.

yaywii.gif
 

giantpune

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
2,860
Trophies
0
XP
213
Country
United States
i agree with heavyd2007 for the most part.
ive got wode & flatmii125. ive also got both of my wiis softmodded. using the softmod/homebrew loaders, i can play most games. but i can play even more games, and with less issues using the hardware mods.

using the hardware mod, theres no cIOS issues, no 002 errors. games just work. all games either work right away or a firmware update for your modchip can get the game working.

however, theres stuff you can do with homebrew you cant do with just a modchip. stuff like cheating & debugging games, taking screenshots, etc.
 

odyssy

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jul 20, 2006
Messages
61
Trophies
0
XP
246
Country
Canada
So sounds like a modchip is the best solution.
Which would be the best modchip?
I was looking at Wode, but I'm not sure if that's an option, since my Wii is oriented horizontally (and there's no good place to put it where I can orient it vertically..)
 

MFDC12

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2007
Messages
814
Trophies
1
Age
32
Website
Visit site
XP
864
Country
United States
odyssy said:
So sounds like a modchip is the best solution.
Which would be the best modchip?
I was looking at Wode, but I'm not sure if that's an option, since my Wii is oriented horizontally (and there's no good place to put it where I can orient it vertically..)

depends on your drive. if its an older one (one that can read burned discs) get a wiikey 2. i have a wasabi zero, and that has not failed me yet (however they dont make them anymore). if the wode does not work or you, you could look at the wiikey fusion or something, if you want that sort of thing.

also, you should check out the sundriver as well.

edit: fixed some error
 

odyssy

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jul 20, 2006
Messages
61
Trophies
0
XP
246
Country
Canada
Which one (if any/all) of these mod chips can:
- Rip discs into backups?
- Play backups from hard drive?
- Play WiiWare/Virtual console?
 

MFDC12

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2007
Messages
814
Trophies
1
Age
32
Website
Visit site
XP
864
Country
United States
i am not sure about the non-homebrew backing up abilities off wiikey fusion (if possible). you will need homebrew otherwise (unless you choose wode)

sundriver replaces your entire drive with a hard drive so it plays off a hard drive.

you will definitely need homebrew for wiiware/vc
 

qwertymodo

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
827
Trophies
0
Age
34
Website
qwertymodo.com
XP
520
Country
United States
The WODE is awesome. I'm not sure if WODEFlow ever got released, but if it did, that would make for an awesome interface that would also enable cheats. I personally use a softmod, the only hardware mod I have is a custom case, but I can understand the motivation behind wanting something as simple as possible. Also, in a horizontal orientation you can place the WODE base on top of the Wii, it just doesn't look all that great... you can see how it would look here
 

giantpune

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
2,860
Trophies
0
XP
213
Country
United States
odyssy said:
Which one (if any/all) of these mod chips can:
- Play WiiWare/Virtual console?

no hardware mod wil allow you to copy/dump/play/install/pirate channels. you need a softmod for this.

and that video qwertymoto linked to is not an official wode setup. this is my wii, and i did this by removing some of the internals of the wii, notching the wii face-plate, cutting off the front part of the wode base, and epoxying the partial wode to the wii faceplate. it doesnt look that great, but i dont like the way the wii looks standing up either.
 

qwertymodo

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
827
Trophies
0
Age
34
Website
qwertymodo.com
XP
520
Country
United States
giantpune said:
i did this by removing some of the internals of the wii, notching the wii face-plate, cutting off the front part of the wode base, and epoxying the partial wode to the wii faceplate.

ah, my bad... it looked to me like the ribbon cable was just long enough to set it that way. I guess I was mistaken.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Then they stopped doing it for some odd reason
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Figured most would just fap on their xbox
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    whats windows mce?
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    At the time I was wealthy enough to run MCE and had a Audigy Platinum edition with a remote that worked fantastic for MCE and life was great lol
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    i still dunno what that is
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Windows Media Center Edition
    +1
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    it was based on XP but designed for TV use just a fancy UI
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Isn't it just xbmc now
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    You could cue up movies and music in your collection do basic things on a TV and with enough work you could boot up emulators and load games with a wireless controller and play.
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Ken surprisingly no, it was Microsoft attempt to get PCs in the living room
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Even stream from Pc to your xbox, sharing MediaCenter
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Xbmc had a way of directly downloading roms but it was a bitch half the time
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    hmmmm OK now I know why they stopped making it... X Box
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    I prefer just downloading a collection and using an external as it should be
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    lol well porn be like that
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    The XBMC fork is now called Kodi
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Ye kodi couldn't think of the name
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Kodi is pretty nice on the Pi but I like using those premade collections from a web page....
    +1
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    arcade punks be like that lol
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    brb
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Yea arcade punks have some great builds
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Or archive ap doesn't seed half their shit
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Batoceria hates arcades lol
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I mostly use my Pi with EmuStation, which has Kodi as a core included on it
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Just buy a 4tb preloaded for $200
    K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2: Just buy a 4tb preloaded for $200