But of the big three current gen systems, the Wii has made modding a viable option.Unlike past systems like the Xbox or PS2, modding a Wii doesn't require any physical tinkering and costs way less than one would think.If you have lost homebrew but can still use your Wii, be happy about that, because sometimes the updates have made Wiis unusable. The latest upgrade as I write this is 4.3, but if you were updated by an older game you might wind up with 4.2 or even something older.To find out what version of the operating system you have, go into Wii Options, click on "Wii Settings" and check the number on the upper right corner of that screen. Now you simply need to reinstall homebrew for the appropriate OS.The nice thing about the Wii, however, is that it not only has a lot of great games behind it, but with a few easy modifications, it can be turned into a simple DVD player.This is great if you want to hand the Wii down to your kids and give them a child-friendly gaming platform, but also let them watch movies as well. Ones that can be modded to play burnt media, and those that cannot (but can still be modded, keep reading! On the bottom of your Wii you will find a serial number starting with LAH (newer Wiis have different letters to start, this means you MUST use the WODE) Anything under LAH1162 is classified as an "OLD" Wii. The "NEW" wiis have a dvd drive that currently (and probably forever) cannot be hacked.
Out of the box you could play hundreds of virtual console games, which are exact replicas of older titles for systems like NES, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64, and more.In fact, modding a Wii doesn't take more than using an SD card, the same type of card that a digital camera uses.Wiis have SD slots to expand the amount of space it can hold and to allow a user to post pictures from a digital camera to the Wii. There have been many types of DVD drives inside the Wii that have blocked modchips (8 or so). Including going online, playing online, buying from the wii shopping channel. However there is a product called the WODE, that ignores the DVD drive and allows you to attach a harddrive to your Wii and run content directly from there, way better then discs!