Wii key 2 or a softmod

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  1. Chemowski
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    So. To make a long story slightly shorter, I got a snes used on a swedish site, but I ended up never using it. One day I went on a swedish site where people can put up their stuff for sale, and I found a guy who wanted to sell his Wii, 2 controllers, 1 classic controllor, twilight princess and metroid prime 3. i casually asked him if he for some reason wanted to trade, and behold, he did, so I am now a owner of a wii.

    I decided that I wanted to chip or flash it because I like emulators and backups. I found this guy in my town who for 500:- swedish kronors(about 70 usd) either

    1. Installs a wii key 2 chip

    or

    2. Softmods it and I quote

    "Softmod 4.1e 4.2e 4.3e
    softmod + 2gb minneskort (homebrew channel + usb loader gx)"

    Which should I choose? I want to play online, use emulators and backups. Ideas?
     
  2. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    Mod it yourself do not pay 70 bux for something so simple to do , a softmod using Modmii , it will allow all of what you want..
     
  3. gusmento01

    gusmento01 GBAtemp Regular

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    I have both, I have wiikey 2 and I also softmoded.
     
  4. Chemowski
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    My wii has 4.3e, then I have to get Smash and a sd card. Hmm.
     
  5. uribemaster

    uribemaster GBAtemp Fan

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    No all you have to get is an sd card and download letterbomb.
     
  6. Chemowski
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    Interesting. To bad I don't have a SD card here now. Will have to wait :(


     
  7. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

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    Nope. Only SD card.

    I'm not sure if you can use a USB stick to do the softmod.
     
  8. Chemowski
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    Using a USB would be awesome!
     
  9. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    your going to need an SD card realistically , you may find a work around but in reality you need one.
     
  10. Chemowski
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    I don't have on lying around so Ill buy one tomorrow. No biggie.
     
  11. Chemowski
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    Haha, my old old camera from like 2005 had a 1 gb sd card! Victory!
     
  12. Chemowski
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    Well, I am basically done now, just moving files with WBFS. Guys I was about to blow 500 :- on this. This site has been a life saver for me more than once lol.
     
  13. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Glad you found the right info before paying the dude for it.
     
  14. PsyBlade

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    I dont understand what exactly you mean.

    But consider that partitions formated with WBFS are deprecated.
    Recomended is a partition formated to FAT32(better) or NTFS that contains the games as .wbfs files.
     
  15. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    did you use modmii?
    hope you did.
     
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  16. Chemowski
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    I used the guide on this site!
     
  17. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    Of course not. That sounds...um....undoable.

    ModMii works better, is more up to date. :)
     
  18. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Addict

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    by the way, unless your Wii is a pretty old model, a WiiKey2 wouldn't do you any good anyway because the newer drives physically can't read burned discs.

    Even then, the only advantage is being able to play burned games at full speed. ? I have both myself, and prefer using discs instead of an HDD, but then again, I got my WiiKey2 before letterbomb and probably before bannerbomb.


    EDIT: I haven't even posted here in quite a while... what the heck did I do to get a 10% warning status? Talking about burned discs? Not everyone is a pirate. I hate that it takes so long to rip a disc, but it's worth the $50 I save from not scratching up my originals!
     
  19. wiismodrome

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    Although the OP has already softmodded, IMO, even with a compatible drive, the Wiikey 2 would not be a good choice at this point in time. The only realistic advantage it offers is 6x read speed on backup discs. Wiikey 2's audio streaming is broken for GC games, so it is no better than a softmod for that purpose. Still have one sitting around.... :ha: