These simplify the installation process and prevent inexperienced users from damaging the console board due to improper soldering.
At present, all modchips operate by physically modifying the Wii’s DVD drive.
This is the same method that software-modded Wiis use.
Following the D3, a newer chipset known as the D3-2, was released.
On 25 October 2008, a Backup Launcher 0.3 beta was released by Wii Gator which makes it possible for DVD-R disks burned from backup ISO files to be played on a soft-modded Wii.
While most games are playable, some will not run due to compatibility issues.