See bottom of post - Softmod completed and working perfectly - method used at bottom of thread I have a wiikey wii menu 4.0 (originally upated through Nintendo) with HBC, Coverflow, USB drive and all possible revisions of IOS and haven't found a game yet that doesn't load perfectly. (Including SSBB) My son came round and saw it working and wants me to sort his but it will have to be softmod as he can't afford to have it chipped. I just have a few questions as reading around I now have a headache. 1) Softmod is a similar process but is there a way it can be done without Zelda 2) Once modded will the wii be able to read backups or will he have to get an external drive to play them. It's just I have seen pages where people are stating that once softmodded their wii can read backups. (Only asking as if he is going to need a USB drive then he may as well save up and get it hard modded) 3) Is there a definitive guide to softmodding. His wii is a PAL 3.1E Thanks guys.