1st Wii Modchip

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Kuik, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Kuik
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    It seems that the 1st Wii Modchip is already out there and it will be released the 1st of February.
    The spanish team Wiinja is the creator of the chip and it will allow the wii to load backups (Wii and GC), however region-free is not avaiable.

    Just 5 cables to weld [​IMG]

    http://www.futura-online.com/e-tienda/cata...+-+modchip+wii/

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  2. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

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    I didn't see this coming...
     
  3. indiraider

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    YES!!
     
  4. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

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    Jesus!! Well if this is the real deal ill be investing in a Wii. I will of course do the decent thing and actually purchase my wii games as credit where credit is due, we all have to give something back. But the fact i can run my gamecube backups is the only reason i was waiting for it!
     
  5. iori-kyo-k

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    Strange it could run backup but not others regions games. Strange..
     
  6. Harsky

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    If this is for real then this is probably the easiest thing to solder. Probably even easier than putting a Viper Extreme chip into the GC.
     
  7. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Butt City, FA rt
    If a better chip comes out, how hard would it be to remove this one? Anyone have experience un-modding chips?
     
  8. iori-kyo-k

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    If this really works, hope this will be a cheap chip shipped to me ;P
     
  9. msgrundy

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    This is fake.

    The chip looks remarkably like a TL082 which is an op-amp used in conjuction with other electronics for basic amplification of signals.

    Also, why would the pins need to be mountable pins if you're going to be soldering them to pads on a board. Have you ever seen a modchip with pins like that? No, of coarse not.

    Next, the video that's on www.wiinja.com confirms nothing as it can easily be faked by the use of a second Wii hooked to the back of the TV. They never provided any proof that it was that particular Wii that booted those discs. Also the discs could have been real and just had a label pasted over it to looke like a burned disc. This kind of hoax has already been pulled when the Xbox360 first came out.

    This kind of fraud is expected, but I'm sure that we will see a legitimate modchip in the future.
     
  10. LuXo

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    [​IMG] its real, and you'll see it in a few weeks when everyone get it.
     
  11. Kuik
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    The sources are quite reliable and the shop selling those is quite famous in spain.
    I'm not sure about what kind of chip it's but people says it's Pic12c508 or Pic12c509 or similar.

    The review is this (i'm downloading it right now):

    www.futura-online.com/drivers/MOV02406_ToWmv.wmv
     
  12. Niijaooh

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    Or it could be a PIC12

    *Edit*

    beaten by above... [​IMG]
     
  13. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Butt City, FA rt

    damnit I hate everyone
     
  14. ditto_n

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    All the late PS1 mod chips that only required a few wires looked exactly like that.
     
  15. addi

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    shit, I hope this is true, especially because it's easy to solder.
     
  16. CAMson

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    There is no such site as www.wiinja.com
     
  17. Verocity

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    Intresting, the Wii development is really progessing fast, it seems in 2007 we may be able to play backups.
     
  18. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Butt City, FA rt
    If it's a fake, they did a great job getting themselves into a somewhat reputable seller.
     
  19. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    And why should their website be called exactly that? [​IMG]

    EDIT: If this is in fact real, they just bought a bunch of PIC microcontrollers and programmed them to trick the Wii into thinking the DVD is legit (duh). That also means we can buy a PIC 12 ($6) and program it using the dump of the Wiinja chip.

    Now where did I put that programmer...
     
  20. broz

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    possibly fake