Ok, I tried asking this in the channel and basically people couldn't keep track of exactly what I was asking, so I'm asking here. Background (relevant) I went xmas shopping with my mom to help her pick out gifts for my nephew / niece, and while we were leaving Toys R Us she saw a Wii Fit display and decided she wanted it... so she bought a Wii. Neato. Now, I'm pretty tech-savvy and I'm sure I could handle all the workarounds and whatnot required to run backups, but my dad is a bit less tech-savvy and my mom is pretty much limited to working the TiVo. If this were my Wii, I'd just modchip the thing and be done with it but since I don't own it that's not an option. Question #1 Is there any way to load backup games (for example, there's a GH3 iso hacked to include songs from GH1, and I'd very much like to play that) on the Wii WITHOUT interfering with the Wii's ability to play retail games? From what I understand, you need to downgrade to a specific firmware version, and patch all your games (and thus only play backups) so they'll work on that version without updating the firmware. This does not work for me; if my mom wants to buy a game and play it, she should be able to without having to rip an iso, patch it, and reburn it (none of which she knows how to do nor would put up with learning how to do), so if there is no way to load backups transparently then I guess I'll give up on the idea. Question #2 This question is a bit more hypothetical: for the sake of argument, lets say my parents have no problem with me installing a modchip in their Wii (not likely, but possible). Will that allow me to load backups and still let them play their retail games as if there were no modchip installed?