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    Default Attn System Hoarders, Check your Wii's!

    so I know a lot of people out there are like me. oh heres XXX system for $5 or so and grab it for parts or just because

    well i forgot the wii online services are getting shut off at the end of the month so i decided to try and get on some of those spares to see if the previous owner left any points or games on them that can be downloaded.

    so far the first one i have tried has:

    Cave Story
    some Dr Mario online thing
    Zelda II
    Punch Out
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life As King (?)
    Metal Slug 2
    Secret of Mana
    Punch out w/ Mr Dream

    and a few others

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    You can mod the Wiis and download any Wiiware game you need, which would probably be the only way to preserve these games besides buying dozens/hundreds of consoles hoping to find the games you want.

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    eh some people just dont want to do that.

    plus maybe theres something they missed

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    I think you have to have at least 500 points to do anything with them. I checked my Wii recently to confirm I had everything downloaded and to see if I had any points left, but there's nothing I can do with the 200 points I have left.

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    Will this affect the ability to softmod the wii with homebrew channel?

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    If you don't have it already, you might want to pick up the patch for Skyward Sword while it's still available... just in case you get the game at some point.

    Are there any other games like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Are there any other games like that?
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 requires a patch to unlock survival mode (and online play).

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    Thankfully, all of this downloadable content has been ripped and is out there for the future.

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    i need to grab a loaded wii we have one at work (nighshift keeps us awake lol) but sadly it can't get online if I had a modded wii and it had the games I should be good anyone wanna sell me one?

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    Soft-modding Wii's with home-brew and CFW (custom firmware) should continue to work without any problems. These can be accomplished via the Letterbomb or Wilbrand hacks which are simple to execute. Letterbomb is the simpler to achieve as all it requires is a Wii (with an SD card) that can browse the Internet that can go to the Letterbomb Web site. But even if your Wii can't go online, then you can still use the Wilbrand technique which is basically the same except you run the preparatory software on your computer first and then copy the files onto your Wii's SD card.

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