1st Wii Modchip

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

  1. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

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    I would be more happy with a solution where there is no possibility that you brake your Wii but yeah great news ...

    (and i think there will never be a better way than such a mod chip so i will have to take the risk)
     
  2. pelago

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    The Photo Channel doesn't read CDs/DVDs either.
     
  3. Nfo_Jen

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    Okay after 10 minutes research I've figured one thing out. The Wiinja isn't really a mod chip at all. That's not to say that it won't work. Look at this picture:
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    See that so called chip. Well all it is is a 12c508 IC. Not really a chip at all but an IC.
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    Now I seriously doubt that the Wii's security could be defeated by an intigrated circuit. This is the same IC used with the Playstation. So unless Nintendo has went back with their security by about 13 years, I say Bullshit.


    Plus if it is real, thirtynine Euro's for a one Euro chip. You must be joking
     
  4. moshii

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    Like the wii has protection right? There are methods for extracting the code out of most microcontrollers, I'm sitting here looking at the details to deprotect that group of PICs as we speak.
     
  5. moshii

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    You realise chips exactly like those are running your car, tv, fridge... it doesn't take a massive amount of computational power to send "matshita dvd-game" to the controller on the Wii's drive does it? [​IMG]

    The chip may cost 1 euro, but I doubt the research, code, test equipment etc etc fell from the sky. 39 euro is about the same as one game right? I'd say that's a pretty good deal.
     
  6. Nfo_Jen

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    Well that all depends on how the security is implemented.
    I would say that it may have chips in my car like that for simple switching procedures. But as for engine management I would think a lot more complex cpu's would be used.

    As for extracting code from 12/508's, well I'm sure the guy extracted the code from the IC when the playstation modchips were at their height was the guy from maxconsole.
     
  7. Deekman

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    I'll wait until it can do region free so I can play the cool Japanese games we miss out on over here.
     
  8. MADKATZ99

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    Its small, but beutiful...


    I was looking around youtube for no particular reason when I came across the wiinja vid. I was going to post it, because I thought it was only a day old (because of the news channel), but it seems somones allways one step infront [​IMG]

    Anyway, I dont know about anyone else, but this is the vid I seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=libxIKSTS9A

    The chip is looking good! Cant wait to find out if you can still play the games online with the chip or what not.
     
  9. Harsky

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    I think the rest of the money went towards the pretty box and the printing of the sticker and the little cloth. Maybe the cost will also factor in a manual or something. The rest is just profit.
     
  10. Opium

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    The 39 Euros is because it's the only Wii modchip on the market. It has the market all to itself, either you pay the man or you don't.
     
  11. xalphax

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    i dont think 39€ is that much, look at the pricing for the first chips for previous systems... nah? see? good!

    its ok-priced imho
     
  12. Harsky

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    I wonder how many clones will be arriving when people figure out the code. Anyways, even if I get the chip, there's not many game downloadable that appeals to me. Then again, I was like that with the DS.
     
  13. mister k

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    true say blood!
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  14. Harsky

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    I just converted the price to UK£. The fact that this is even cheaper than a PS2 modchip just surprises me.
     
  15. brpn

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    has anyone gotten the website of www.wiinja.com to come up? no luck here. Also i though earlier someone had posted what dvd media has been tested to be working but i can not find it. Also any idea on official resellers?
     
  16. trinest

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    Interesting...
     
  17. perkele

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    Lol, an IC is a chip.
    And it could be an ATtiny11 or any other programmable chip that comes in an 8 pin DIP housing.
     
  18. Warm Woolly Shee

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    I'm with you.

    With my N64, I was able to play the first Mario Party long before it was available in the states, and laughing with my friends while we all tried to figure out what was going on was the best part.

    For me it's region free or nothing.
     
  19. Nfo_Jen

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    Incorrect. Anything that works on that small number of instructions (a min of 35, max 70) has to be considered a complex switch. DIP Housing comes in many many different forms.
     
  20. Nfo_Jen

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    No. This won't be a region hack at all.