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Zuljaras

I decided to start looking for a Wii console.

I read that the first model is the best because of compatibility stuff. is that true?

I want to know what can you do on a moded Wii?

The thought of putting discs inside is awful. I want to play everything from an SD card. So what is the deal with that? Can you play everything from the SD card? GC, Wii, Retro games (GB, GBA, NES, SNES etc.)?

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WoomyNNYes

@Zuljaras Yeah, I believe the gen 1 model is the only version that could play gamecube games. Metal Jesus addresses that part at 1:41 in his Wii buying guide video.

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@Zuljaras Yeah, early models could play GC games, so get one of those. Unfortunately, you dont have a lot of legal options when it comes to using an SD card. Since the Wii shop channel is shut down, you will only be able to play games the previous owner already downloaded to the system. You can't transfer games from another Wii. Any new games you want will have to be on a disc. Unless you are looking into alternative methods...

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Zuljaras

@judaspete Yes I am looking exclusively to mod it and play games ONLY from an SD card.

I was just wondering if that is enough. One large SD card after the mod.

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Octane

Zuljaras wrote:

The thought of putting discs inside is awful.

Why? lol

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@Zuljaras I’m not sure if you can use larger but I use 16gb sd card and a 128gb usb stick at the back.

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Zuljaras

@Octane I can already hear the grinding noises. And I do not want to have to change DVD Drive one day as I had to do with my PS3. Cheap disc drive and constant spinning is not a good combination. Also noise and prolonged disc usage can cause damage.

Lets not forget that the first Wii model is 2005 as I read. It is quite old.

Constant spinning discs is idiotic. The consoles should have been with the option to install the disc data on some kind of internal storage like on Xbox 360.

@1UP_MARIO that would work just fine.

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WoomyNNYes

@Zuljaras I've never heard a griding noise in my Wii. It's super quiet. My ps2 made sounds like that, but not the wii. Granted my scenario is only a sample of one, not a large scientific sample.

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Seeing as nobody answered the topic title's question, I'll do it: play games.

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gcunit

@Zuljaras I haven't kept up-to-date with Wii modding, but so far as I'm aware the SD card in the front of the console has to be an older style 2gb or smaller I think. You put the homebrew software on that, and then you run the games from some form of usb drive in the back. That's how I've done it anyway.

Once it's modded you can install the usual raft of emulators for older systems if you want.

The difficulty I've had with Wii modding is in how to rip my discs to my usb drive. I think I've worn out my Wii U's ability to read Wii discs by ripping so many, and my Wii's drive is already knackered from playing discs I've burnt myself. I do have backup consoles but I'm loathe to jeopardize their longevity with more ripping. So I'm stuck with downloading ROMs, which I'd prefer not to do ideally.

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App

Well, you can play wii games on it.

Seriously though, I don’t like putting disks in consoles either. Everytime, it makes me feel like my disk is being scratched to death. This is rarely the case, but it always feels like it.

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You can play unique games wii sports resort (you need a motion plus controller) & Tatsumoko vs Capcom. I name those two as you will almost definitely not see them remastered for other consoles. They're also dang good games.

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