I recently bought a wii again to play some of my backlog games again. I would like to mod it now for emulation purposes and to play some imports. I've been reading quite alot and it seems everyone is softmodding the wii. The answer that i can't really find (or the info is really outdated), is there any benefit using a modchip over softmodding the console? Soldering is not a problem for me, i've done a load of console modifications and modchip installs in the past. There seem to be quite a few different chips that are available like the DuoWII, D2Ckey, D2lite, WASP, YAOSM. The things that are important to me is: - Make it region free for original gamecube games. - Make it region free for original wii games. - Homebrew / Emulators. - Backups (i prefer usb loading, but i'm ok with dvd-r). I would like to have it as hassle free as possible. If that requires me to install a modchip with 26 wires i'm ok with that.