Wii system serials?

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  1. dookie11
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    Sorry, I'm reposting just in case that I didnt post in the right forum last time.

    Hi,

    I'm looking to purchase a new Wii soon so I can softmod it and enjoy it with the family. Which serials am I looking for if I want to play burnt-DVDs, homebrew, and USBLoader? And which serials should I avoid?

    Been outta the scene for a while, since I got my Ps3 in April... Does the Wii system firmware matter anymore when looking to softmodding it?

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. Dialexio

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    The serial numbers are all scrambled up, so there's no sure-fire way. The Wii can get softmodded, regardless of what update it has.
     
  3. Hatsu

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    Anything under LU64+ is alright!
     
  4. tj_cool

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    There are boot2v4 wii's with a serial under LU64
    And if he doesn't live in the US, it won't even contain LU at all
    Just grab one from the store
    Normally, a lower serial has higher chance on not being LU64+ and not containing the new drive. But for softmodding thats all the same (except fr the drive thing)
     
  5. dookie11
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    I live in California-- Rosemead, CA to be exact. What should I be looking for on the box? Should the serial would be like: LU63, 62, etc (Is that what you mean by lower serial?) Also, why would I need the "older drive"? Would that be for dvd movies or for Gamecube games, or does USBLoader do all those also?

    Thanks guys
     
  6. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You will need a Wii with an older DVD drive in order to play disc backups and watch DVD movies.

    All Wiis can use USB loaders for Wii games. (There will never be a softmod GameCube USB loader.)