What's better..Softmod or Hardmod?

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  1. Stephanie
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    If I installed a chip in my Wii would there be any downsides? Would installing a chip do it all? Does softmodding have any advantage over hardmodding? Thanks.

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  2. kitt050383

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    good and bad with both but i go with modchip all the way....
    best overall compatibility with backups... both wii and gamecube...
    plus the gamecube compatibility is the best and has the soundfix...
    most chips have a solderless solution these days... (depends on your wii)
    go modchips...
    oh and some bricks you need a modchip to fix so in a way its built in brick protection...
    some chips have update blockers built in and the also allow autobootig of discs...

    just do a search... drivekey has a chip that does not have to be solderled at all
    it interfaces with the dvd drive only.. via a ribbon cabl... downside to this though is that only 3x speeds for backups unlike the 6x you get with other models and no sound fix for gamecube games... but the tech is getting better....
    also the argon2 even though had issues with tam twizzers looks to be a good chip... has a built in wiiclip... check it all out..
    http://drivekey.com/
    http://www.argonchannel.com/

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  3. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    Hardmod for backups softmod for everything else like helath screen edting,wii menu,emulators,etc.
     
  4. Stephanie
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    yay!


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  5. BIG MOE

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    and welcome to the world of hackers hahahahaha [​IMG]
     
  6. Notorious9i6

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    I have both solution and i must say, they are quite equal.
    i would go for the softmod, it will save you time and money.

    Loading times are cut a bit with a modchip but it's no biggie
    oh, and gc audio fix does not work on my wiikey 1.9s. can't play ikaruga
     
  7. Stephanie
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    Does softmodding and hardmodding conflict with each other? If so, in what way?


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  8. Razorwing

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    No conflicts, both will happily run side by side.

    Edit: Of course if you were hard-modded there is no need for some soft mods such as CIOSCORP.
     
  9. tomazzzi

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    Im just happy with softmod

    The game compatibility is nearly 100%

    It fits my need i don t see the need of hardmod anymore
     
  10. Stephanie
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    your ceiling, watching you.
    I may just pick up a modchip for the extra assurance! (seeing as my dvd burner is only for +RW)

    Thanks. And I love Skies of Arcadia [​IMG]


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  11. waninkoko

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    Hardmod.
     
  12. elfsander

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    Hardmod is always better since backups run at full speed. Also it doesn't harm the firmware, unlike softmods.
     
  13. Blasingame

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    Anyone know if softmodding voids warranty? I'll take a guess Nintendo isn't dumb on softmodding and updated their warranty contracts. I was wondering if anyone found exact words in the warranty contract.
     
  14. zapu

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    You are running unsigned code which is against their rules. This probably void your warranty.
     
  15. jp_zer0

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    the only thing hardmod has on the soft is that the load times are slightly better and that the videos run smoothly.

    I think it's a well kept secret that FMVs stutter badly under a softmod.
     
  16. kedest

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    My Wii is hardmodded. It's perfect. Never any problems at all. But with those softmods, there's always complaining. 'This game doesn't work'. 'The movie stutters'. 'Will this work? Is there a fix'. 'I wish they would update their loader'.
    With my chipped Wii, I never have to worry about anything. Just burn & it will work, 100% guaranteed. Gamecube games too, they will work without any problems. No problems with multigame discs, no memory card problems.
     
  17. magic12

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    It's a dumb question. hardmod all the why. But where is the magic in hardmod?
     
  18. Don Killah

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    You're already softmod Steph, right?
    So going harmod will only give you more compatiblity (which softmod might also do, but it's upto you).
    I'm fine with Softmode since i've never encountered a game i can't play.
     
  19. m-tek

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    Theres only one way to find out......

    FIIIGGGHT!!!
     
  20. afif95

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    Malaysia!
    ^^^

    ROFLMAO

    Anyways, Steph, this question and a lot of your previous, has been asked multiple times. Pay respect to the search button and use it.

    Furthermore, this topic had already been covered in HSG.

    But if you dont like clicking another link, I'd say:

    Get a chip if you have extra cash!