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.Such chips are advertised as "plug and play" and include the Flat Mod, Flat Mii, Wasabi DX, Wii Key Fusion, Drive Key, and the WODE Jukebox.

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Disc read speed is limited to 3x (compared to 6x for normal games), which leads to many games having video playback stutters and slightly longer load times.

These issues are usually minor and do not affect the actual gameplay.

The backup needs to be patched or modified first in order to work with certain drivechips.

This modification was released the day after the game was released.

It looks identical to a D3 chipset apart from the board serial number (generally serial numbers starting E or below are D3, F or above are D3-2) but the DVD mode has been removed from the drive, frustrating attempts to load any discs not sanctioned by Nintendo.

An alternative is to replace the D3-2 chipset with an older revision, or getting a D3-2 compatible drivechip which must load via USB or SD. Originally referred to as the D3-mini it uses a smaller PCB, about half the size of its predecessors.Although it is frequently called solderless modding, this is technically incorrect since soldering will still be required.The number and location of solder points on the drive chip is "automatically" accounted for through the use of chip-clips, and such clips extend the range of future possible solutions.These simplify the installation process and prevent inexperienced users from damaging the console board due to improper soldering.If the clip is removed too many times, it will no longer stay on the drive.Its release was met with scepticism in the modding community, as it was felt that the particular method it used was readily fixable by Nintendo and commercial use would result in a useless product and the loss of an important vulnerability in the Wii.