What do you think of softmii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ace90099, Apr 7, 2009.

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What do you think of softmii?

  1. Convenient.

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  2. Useful.

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  3. full of features.

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  4. a complete wii modding pack.

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  5. noob friendly

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  6. terrible design, build

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  7. terrible idea

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  8. stability (low chance of bricking)

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  9. "EPIC JOKE" - Mightymouse

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  10. Great site for noobs so they don't end up here

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  1. ace90099
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    ace90099 Member

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    Before anything else, this is not a topic for flaming, I want to see what people think of softmii and how many think that. If you choose the Epic joke or great site options above don't even bother leaving a post, those options covers anything else you could have to say.

    Now to the point.

    I want to know if people think softmii is useful and if you think is can be improved in any way or what you might like to see in the next version.

    you can say what feature you liked or didn't like or what features it had that you hadn't seen before.

    Again, NO FLAMING. you can say you didn't like it or something in it but don't rant about it being: gay, stupid, fail, joke, lame, a rip off, etc.




    Now for me I tried it to see what it had to offer, but most of the stuff it did I had already done to my wii except for changing the health screen. I didn't know that a mod like that had been created and though it was awesome that I didn't have to see that ~cencored~ health screen anymore. I now have a screenshot of mario in place of the health screen. Another thing softmii was good for is that it installed or fix something I had missed that stopped my flatmii from crashing when I would load a GC multi-rom game.

    I think softmii is a good pack to help out even the noobiest of noobs so that they can enjoy homebrew just like the rest of us.
    but hopefully they make the newer versions a little mor user friendly and appealing.

    btw i used like the first version of it and have yet to try the newer version which i think is 2 something.
     
  2. jacklaidlaw

    jacklaidlaw GBAtemp Regular

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    I prefer powerii
     
  3. ddp127

    ddp127 GBAtemp Fan

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    with softmii, all noobs start softmodding, and they end up spamming here about their problems

    but aren't they violating copyrights? because they dont include sourche code?
     
  4. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    I think its an awesome software package.
     
  5. reymomo99

    reymomo99 Newbie

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    I Think it's a very good all in one package. Meaning it has everything to modify the Wii, and to play backups, in a single download, including the manual. I have it installed, along with USB launcher, and they complement each other very good.

    One of the PROS of softmii is that it is very easy to use, and because of that I had learned a lot about Wii..
     
  6. Wiisel

    Wiisel GBAtemp Maniac

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    i have no problem with Softmii or those behind it my only issue is i get tired of the 1000's dickheads that spam here when it has its own irc and forum.
    The package itself is a great idea.
     
  7. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    i used softmii when sorting my wii and loads of peoples from work/me mates
    i dont have as much time to mess around anymore like i used to so it was handy to have a all in 1 solution

    by the way i will be keeping a close eye on this topic and anyone who feels like they wanna act like a twat will be getting a months ban
     
  8. nonamewasfree

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    as i began customizing my wii i felt it was very difficult to get everything properly done, i was afraid of bricking and didnt know what is possible and where to get it. soon i discovered softmii. installation was damn easy and the package itself was awesome. everthing worked perfect after a few minutes installtion.
    as my knowledge became better i now no longer use softmii or other packages.
     
  9. quantocks

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    they take other peoples tools and make people donate money to them. SoftMii begging for money. it's illegal anyway. Wonder if you can report their website to Nintendo.
     
  10. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    meh....
    it's a ok pack, the problem is ppl who have no idea what they are doing end up using it with a 80% chance of them bricking because of lack of knowledge on exactly what they are doing.
    to the unversed novice a mod chip is actually easier to install than it.
     
  11. CopyCaet

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    Personally I prefer getting my stuff myself instead of using the softmii package. Helps me understand what I have + I always have the most recent stuff as soon as it's released, because I don't have to wait for softmii to be updated, so no softmii here.

    I think it's pretty useless actually, considering you can find everything you need yourself and also learn about what you're doing in doing so. I hate it if, for example, someone asks what preloader does after installing it because the softmii guide says they should. They should look up the stuff their selves.

    I have to admit it's easy for those who do know what they are doing, but simply don't have the time to keep up with the scene and can just grab a package like softmii instead though.
     
  12. nIxx

    nIxx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes that´s exactly what i think too.
    I mean it´s not different at all to mod your Wii yourself and you have much more controll what is installed and what you really need
     
  13. Wiisel

    Wiisel GBAtemp Maniac

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    everyone seems to have an issue with the donate button with no idea of what a donation is.
     
  14. Lubbo

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    i felt exactly the same
     
  15. bebs

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    softmii is a good app, but support isn't....a few people really help on the forum.

    they keep their knowledge for themselves. yeah they don't have to help, but why a softmii support then?useless...
     
  16. feidhlim1986

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    I prefer MiiWii, easier installation, better manual, better support
     
  17. Jetpac

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    Being a newb who has just done a soft mod for the first time i found it great as it offers a one package solution to modding. However the instruction PDF they have is pretty poor and i had to go to their IRC channel for help, where i found 1 or 2 people willing to help, the rest were rude and obnoxious.

    Would i use it again? at the moment, probably because i haven't learned enough yet, but im getting there [​IMG]
     
  18. ekolimits

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    its nice that they put everything in one pack but...
    it is true... they just pile up everything others have made... and call it Softmii....
    i do like the skinning, im a big fan of that... but the rest of the stuff i dont need a pack for...
    i installed everything on my own...

    i give them that... it is noob friendly... but all the noobs end up here anyway...
    why u ask? have you seen their forum? its really dark and weird... this forum is nicer.
     
  19. ace90099
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    I've read most of the replies and the problem people seem to have with softmii is that is support forum sucks and they have a donate button.

    Well its not illegal to accept donations even if they get them because they made a free homebrew pack.
    and if this site gets that many noobs from softmii than make a section for it, I'm sure there are a few people here who can help out the softmii noobs and if the noobs like what they find on this site then this site gets more members and maybe donation if they had an easy to find button like softmii.

    and yes softmii could benefit a great deal from having better instructions, including what each thing in the pack does, letting the user choose the things they want (i.e. changing the health screen or not. I hated the screen it put up by default)

    but softmii is on the right track with having everything in one zip file, because like most people I hate going to 9 different sites to download 15 different files, just to install 5 different thing on my wii, its a waste of time.


    but if anybody still hates softmii that much, put them out of business. Make a better pack of software, write better instructions, give better support since you think it is that easy that softmii hasn't done anything special or hard enough that they might deserve a donation for.
     
  20. ace90099
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    powerii is a very important guide but it could use some work on the instructions, some people still bricked their wiis while using it. lol