A couple questions before I buy a modchip...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by DeepFriedAsian, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. DeepFriedAsian

    DeepFriedAsian GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    Ok, I'm really tempted to buy a modchip, and I have a few questions...

    1. Would it be a bad idea to install it with no prior soldering skills?
    2. Does it come with wires?
    3. What will happen to my Wii if it the chip is detected?
    4. Do you only need a DVD burner to burn the games?
    5. If you screw up when soldering, is your Wii screwed as well?
    6. Can I play DVDs on my Wii with a modchip?
    7. How would I go about installing updates for the chip?
    8. What's the best one out there?
  2. webjedi

    webjedi GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
    Wait until the dust to clear from this issue with Galaxy and then figure it out. [​IMG]
  3. iSynic

    iSynic Newbie

    Oct 29, 2007
    United States
    1. Generally speaking, yes. If you're feeling brave, go ahead. Otherwise you might want to look into Wlip, which requires no soldering to the main board. Find out what kind of Wii you have first, this is CRUCIAL. You don't want to pay for a modchip that you can't use.

    2. No, it will not generally come with the required soldering wires.

    3. As of right now, nothing. There's no game that can detect a modchip, and if you understand how they work, you realize there's no effective method of detection.

    4. Yep, almost any DVD burner will do. However, if you want to rip a game, you'll need a more specific drive.

    5. Yep, as I said, look into a Wlip if you're not comfortable soldering.

    6. There is a mod to play DVD's. I haven't personally tried it out, and some are concerned it might be hard on the laser as it's not intended for continuous use.

    7. Just make sure you get an upgradable chip. Most are, at this point. You generally use a special dvd img you burn and install your modchips firmware update. The Wiikey also offers a recovery feature, should the flash go badly.

    8. Most are really good at this point. I personally own a Wiikey, but each has strengths. Cyclowiz has put on a good show this week, showing just how quick they can be with firmware updates (Mario Galaxy fix in under 24 hours of the leak).