Wiikey 2 vs soft mod.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Xellos2099, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Xellos2099
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    I got some question on wiikey 2 vs soft mod. I was looking to a trade for a wii modded with Wii Key 2. I learn that it can play normal backup without issue, but I got some question. Does it support usb hard drive loading? The seller mention a recent update complete destroy his HBC but backup still load fine. And the SD card loading look complicated with need of addtional hardware Wiikey Fusion SD Card Reader. Finally, is the software hack better or the wiikey 2?

    In addition, he want to charge me 150 for the modded system, but I ordered a black wii bunlde with goldeneye classic for 200 but it is not shipped yet...
     
  2. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    WiiKey 2 does not support usb loading.

    Softmod is much much more flexible, much better, and it is free.
     
  3. Riley

    Riley GBAtemp Maniac

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    Softmod = emulators / media players / USB & disc backup loader and more
    Wiikey = 6x disc loading.

    Go for the SOFTMOD.
     
  4. Xellos2099
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    I guess the only advantage is I can direct boot gamecube game as new system can't play GC game yet.
     
  5. person66

    person66 If it isn't edited, it isn't a true person66 post

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    what? unless the wii has a D3-2 drive, than you can play GameCube games just fine with a softmodded wii, just not through usb. and if I remember correctly, even hardmodding a wii wont "fix" D3-2 drives.
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Except you'll have issue with some GC games that use audio-streaming. Modchip is the only way to play these GC games correctly.
     
  7. urherenow

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    Not a problem since a wiikey can't go on a D3-2 drive.

    I use both. I rather use disks for games so I don't confuse the misses, but I usually grab scrubbed images to save bandwidth. Pretty much need darkcorp to handle every scrubbed image out there (through the disk channel), and the wiikey just ensures that I can always run backups at full speed (and GC backups, I think... never tried).