Red and Black Wii Consoles and Softmodding

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  1. pikachucrackpipe
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    pikachucrackpipe President

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    I looked around and couldn't find any information so maybe i'm not searching right. IDK
    Anyway, I was thinking of rebuying another Wii (sold my last one) for softmodding and all that good stuff but wanted to get the red or black edition. Does anyone know if they are compatible with softmodding?
    I read that past a certain serial number increment they are not.
     
  2. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    did you read the softmod any wii sticky title? let me copy and paste for you....

    Modify ANY Wii 4.3 & below, Up to 4.3, any serial, all wii colors, any region
     
  3. Lacius

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    What brausm08 said.

    While any Wii can be softmodded, the new Wii cannot play DVD backups. If you want to play backups, you will need to use USB loading.
     
  4. CarbonX13

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    The posters above covered up most of it...

    All Wii consoles can be soft-modded, one way or another. Newer consoles have a D3-2 drive, rendering them as incapable of playing DVD-R backups, though USB loading is possible. Newer consoles are also incapable of having BootMii installed as boot2.
     
  5. pikachucrackpipe
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    so basically just use a usb drive with the isos loaded on it? that's fine because that's what i was planning on doing anyway.
    i was hoping i could use the default interface and some type of other launcher "channel" to access from the main menu that would allow me to run the isos.
     
  6. Taleweaver

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    Incorrect. That serial number thingy probably refers to the installation of bootmii as boot2. While it's too bad newer wii's can't be as brick-safe as the older ones, it is not limiting the softmoddability in the least.

    There are plenty of channels out there. The most known one is the homebrew channel (HBC), from which pretty much all other homebrew is run. I advise you to check out the backup loaders section. Once you got those set up with some nice backups (you aren't planning on pirating games, are you? [​IMG] ), you can install a channel of them as well.

    Or even better: install priiloader and use its feature to load something that isn't the system menu (in other words: your loader). That way, you can literally start a game with 2 clicks of the wiimote after booting the wii (and yes, that includes one click to sync the thing [​IMG] ).
     
  7. Magsor

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    If i were you id dig for an older wii. Having a drive that can read backup is a big plus and youll end up paying less.
     
  8. WalterCool

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    Close this thread, this isn't "Wii - Hacking"
     
  9. Waflix

    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    Bro... This topic should be moved to this topic...

    EDIT: Sorry, WalterCool already said that. But I think it is clear now that this topic is in the wrong forum!
     
  10. CarbonX13

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    He's asking about different consoles and how they'd relate to soft-modding, and not directly asking anything about the soft-mod process, thus placing it in 'Consoles and Game Discussions' is fine...
     
  11. Waflix

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    But his question isn't really about the Console or a game itself. So how about this one then?