1st Wii Modchip

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

  1. Sil3n7

    Sil3n7 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 28, 2006
    United States
    .:Outer Heaven:.
    Actually Ive heard that no one has been bricked or banned SO FAR at least with the 360 for having unidentified media on thier consoles. [​IMG]
  2. flipt

    flipt Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    curious, but did anyone else notice the tape in the vcr under the tv in both videos? or is that just me being crazy?
  3. koentje3

    koentje3 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
  4. rkenshin

    rkenshin GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 2, 2005
    United States
    Yeah, the worst that happened so far for 360 pirates is when they use a really old DVD firmware hack, the 360 wouldn't boot to the dashboard and just give you an error code..

    Simple solution would be just to reflash with an updated firmware hack, so all is well..

    Though I haven't paid any attention to non-updatable 360 modchips so don't know if they were f'ed after Microsoft's first attempt at stopping pirates
  5. taubstumm

    taubstumm Advanced Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    Gambia, The
    Yeah there is a VCR in there.
    And anyways, why is the url not working?
  6. 111111111

    111111111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2007
  7. sun

    sun Newbie

    Jan 1, 2007
    i'm gonna love my wii
  8. perkele

    perkele GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 19, 2006
    I hope you mean to solder, I'm not gonna weld a Wii. [​IMG]

    BTW, €39.95 for this chip is a rip off, those chips cost €2 to make.
  9. kingkong

    kingkong Banned

    Nov 24, 2005
    no you cant.

    in spain they pay with bull blood [​IMG]
  10. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Cost to make product. €2. The rest in tax and booze money.
  11. moshii

    moshii GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 6, 2006
    Oh dear god! 8 pin dips are pretty common smart arse... it's called an "industry standard".

    I don't think Nintendo will be able to patch this in firmware, if you watched and understood that video about the backdoor 2 thing the was posted here a while ago you'll know it works using the dvd drive's serial port by putting the drive in debug mode and the forcing authentication of non-legit discs. A PIC chip is perfect for this sort of thing... The firmware on the motherboard won't even know what's happened unless the drive reports to it about going into debug mode. What Nintendo will do is change the drive hardware around i.e. remove or hide the serial port and probably remove the debug code from the *drives* firmware in future hardware versions, so buy a Wii now before Nintendo does a Sony and makes massive changes to the hardware every couple of months.
  12. jokeyrhyme

    jokeyrhyme Newbie

    Dec 19, 2006
    Is there word yet on running homebrew? I'd be very interested in running something like XBMC or even Linux on my Wii.

    I'm surprised Nintendo allowed the drive to read anything other than Wii Games. There's not really any need for it, so if I were Nintendo I would have manufactured the drive so that it just completely ignored DVDs and CDs. As far as I know, nothing on the Wii (with the possible exception of the Photo Channel thing) does anything at all with non Wii Game discs.

    Anyhow, as with my 360, I'm going to be waiting for homebrew-possible modchips before I void my warranty.
  13. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA
    Good thing I already got a Wii. I won't have to worry about hardware revisions, yay.
    I think I'm gonna wait until there's a chip that is region-free, so I could play imports... I wonder if the region lock is still there on backups? Then you could play imports via backup with this chip...
  14. perkele

    perkele GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 19, 2006
    If you programmed that many PIC12C50x chips, you'd know they also have "programmable code protection", smartass.

    But the chip they used could easily be another one like the ATtiny 11.
  15. KKDS

    KKDS Newbie

    Jan 24, 2007
    United States
    That 8 pin dip package has been used for thousands of different chips
    op-amps and serial eeproms are just a few uses for this package.

    Looking forward to review from gbatemp on it. My guess is that this
    is a serial eprom that overwrites the factory FW/SW eliminating
    copy protection etc. Hopefully other similar mods will be released
    soon. Smaller surface mount serial eprom packages should also
    be an option but are more difficult to solder to. - Ken

    PIC microcontrollers more likely! Sorry I did not read other post
    before submitted this. Got interrupted.

    Thats not a lot of money to ask for a well dubugged mod, why try
    to rip them off? Write your own PIC code! Make it Region Free!
  16. CAMson

    CAMson Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    So does it run RAW isos that can be found in the net????
  17. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    United States
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm not sold yet. I want the GBATemp review first.
  18. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    You'll have to wait until middle/late next week then. [​IMG]
  19. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

    Jul 14, 2003
    Devon, UK
    Looks good and im sure this will be the 1st of many modchips now [​IMG] Nice and simple is always a good approach as noone wants 20 plus wires like the old ps2 chips! [​IMG]
  20. Alastair

    Alastair GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 19, 2006

    More than happy to!
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