Softmod a Wii that already has a WiiFree modchip in it?
January 19, 2010 11:58 AM Subscribe
I have a Wii modded with a WiiFree from 2007. New games aren't playing friendly with this. Can I softmod the Wii without removing the chip? Or should I take it to a pro and get the old chip taken out and replaced with a new one?
posted by anonymous to Technology (4 answers total)
Bought a Wii in 2007, modded it and had tons of fun with the games available at that time. For various reasons I put the Wii in storage and haven't tried games released since 2008 or so. Now I brought it back out and none of the burned discs for new games (MarioKart Wii, Punch Out, New Super Mario Bros., etc.) will play. They all show the error message "Error #0001, unauthorized device detected." Legitimate Wii discs play perfectly fine.
I've done some googling and found out that there now ways to soft-mod the Wii. Can I successfully do this on a Wii that already has a chip in there? Or do I have to take the WiiFree chip out so that the new games won't detect it? Should I take it to a pro and get the WiiFree replaced with a current-gen chip (one that can be updated with software) that will get past the protection on these new games?
I am asking the question anonymously because of obvious concerns about the legality of this.
This post was deleted for the following reason: This is too close for comfort on asking how to pirate games -- mathowie