Softmodding a Modchipped system.

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  1. shadowmanr6
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    Unfortunatly one of my buddies systems has a chip inside and must be a clone cause of multiple unsuccessful attempts to update for newer games, so my question is whether it is safe to do the gamma backup launcher install on a system witha mod chip inside, thanks. (Too lazy to open it up and take the chip out)
     
  2. jos7960

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    It is. I softmodded my system which has a chip to test it for a friend.
     
  3. HaniKazmi

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    depends on the modchip, id guess. Installing gamma wont harm anything so try it and see.
     
  4. Diffusion

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    Did they at least try booting the games with GeckoOS first?

    ...and if it's Animal Crossing or the games with the #002 error. All they need to do is install IOS38, 53, and 55
     
  5. WiiPower

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    About which games do you speak? If it's the 002 error games, use a 002 fix loader with a normal IOS instead of a backup cIOS, like Gecko OS with 002 fix or SoftChip set to IOS36.

    Well i don't know if that's completly correct. If a game requires a IOS you don't have, you can either run the disc update, or install the IOS manually. But if a unupdated modchip passes the 002 protection, when launching the game from the disc channel i'm not 100% sure, might not be that easy.
     
  6. Diffusion

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    That's true. But most of the games that have 002 currently are NTSC-J games, so he wouldn't want to apply the update.

    There aren't many people out there with chips that don't have at least #001 fix.
     
  7. shadowmanr6
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    it sounds like whatever the issue was when super mario galaxy came out, not sure what that was considered