Wii types

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Sep 18, 2011

Wii types by Zerox8610 at 10:03 PM (781 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Zerox8610
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    Say I'm looking to buy a wii and I want to hack it. Are there currently any types of Wii that can't be hacked fully?
     
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    Any Wii is able to get hacked. The only difference is the Wii's that were made after 09 aren't able to read DVD's so you won't be able to play your burned DVD games. But you can still USB load.
     
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    Anyway to tell if it was made before 09????
     
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    The only 2 things that can't be done on newer wii's is playing burned disc backups and they can't have bootmii installed to boot2. Everything else works perfectly fine.
     
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    Are those things BETTER than USB loading?
     
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    Wii's made around mid-2008 can't install bootmii as boot2, and ones that come with 4.2 or later can't be downgraded past 3.4 unless you use IOS60 in the slot it needs. The last part doesn't really matter since 4.1 is the most beneficial as far as hacks and features.
     
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    Nope not really. USB loading is much better then running backup DVDs. Its more faster too. The only problem is that you won't be able to play GameCube backups at all.
     
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    Well one of the main reasons I want one is for GC backups.... So on newer ones there's NO way??? At all? Even through USB loading?
     
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    You could get a WODE or use Swiss/DML. I suggest you take a look at this:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=275370
     
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    I see, and does Swiss work well??? What info can I get haha
     
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    I never tried Swiss or Sneek but it seems like a pain to install.
     
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    Hmmmm now is there any simple way to tell, say on ebay if the model being sold will play DVDs?
     
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    Ask for the serial number and enter it here: http://www.wiidrives.com/identify
    If it is a D3-2 or D4 drive, it can't play backup discs.

    Also make sure it has never been sent to Nintendo.

    Really, the older the Wii, the more features you will have.
     
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    You could just buy a new logic board for the dvd drive and play burned gc games. It's like $35, but you would need to unsolder the old one, and resolder the new one on.
     
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    Swiss is reasonable. Loading times are slighty slower and there are still some unsupported games, but aside from an audible glitch here and there, things are fine. But if you mainly buy it for the gamecube support, it's better to get a wode (better game support, larger storage space, better interface).



    As for info on swiss, you can't get much better than this link.
     

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