Any hope for a wiikey update?

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May 29, 2007
  1. shonosuke
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    I want to play bleach and one piece on my pal wii [​IMG]
    There is no modchip/opensource/region patcher that lets you play games like mario party 8 and bleach wii and one piece on a pal console right?
     
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    nope...wont be a patcher. Only way is a modchip that modifies the consoles bios.
     
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    didnt an update sort compatability with a few specific games last time? not that i hold any hope of wiikey update happening
     
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    wiikey team would have you believe that those games can be played with their update, but there doesn't seem to be a chance that there will be a working update released. maybe when pigs fly.
     
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    I hear news that the new PAL Wiikey update will display a message upon bootup that says: 'BUY A NTSC WII AND STOP F**KING WHINING!'

    Honestly, people knew the Wii wasn't going to be region free when it came out so if playing imports was such a big priority why didn't you just import a Wii from abroad in the first place?!

    The Wiikey/Wiinja/Cyclowii etc.. are all based on exactly the same exploit, a first gen method of playing backups... it's not going to be perfect! Nor is it all Wiikeys fault! Exploits have limitations and until a new exploit or discovery is made not much is going to change. So instead of complaining about the few games you can't play, why not be thankful you can already play 100+ games at no cost.

    And for the record Bleach on Wii is pretty 'meh', I don't understand why PAL owners are so desperate to play it!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Coz t3hre all Anime Fanboys!!!!11
     
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    I think for most the biggest gripe about the wiikey is not playing a select few gamecube and wii titles as you state, overall it's not the best chip out of the box, but it does play most of the games for a fair price. and even if you have clone can't really complain. I'm not particularly bothered at the wiikey not getting an update (though I would like to play eternal darkness again) but it's unfair on those that are hanging on the teams every word when it comes to an update only to disappoint them with lack of communication. they haven't been the most professional when it comes to communicating with their customers
     
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    I am definitely looking forward to the next update, but as of right now there are only two games I can't play on the system, and for the cost of the modchip it is certainly hard to complain!

    Some communication would be nice, but hopefully WiiKey is just making sure the update is extremely solid before releasing it. I know a lot of DS-X owners (like myself) have been horribly burned with their most recent firmware release.
     
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    I just started researching and it seems most people say it is the best out of the box. What would you recommend over the wiikey? (and why?)
     
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    cyclowiz...Has all the same features but plays every GC game you throw at it. No need to mess about with config disks.
     
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    doesn't cyclowiz require iso region patching if I want to play a USA game on a japanese console? Not a big deal I've done it before w/ Saturn, but the problem would be all the commercial USA Gamecube games we've got ... need to play them on a japanese Wii. With the Wiikey its just a matter of turning on the regionlock override, but with cyclowiz I'm thinking we'd be SOL.

    please help me with this question, especially if I'm wrong.
     
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    nope, with the cyclowiz you dont have to patch anything...no region override settings either. Just stick in an unpacthed import game in and it does on the fly patching.
     
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    the negative of the cyclowiz is that you have to install a switch to update the cylcowiz, I don't recall what the update did, but iirc the update was important. If you can buy a cylcowiz preflashed with the update then that's your best bet, otherwise go for an open source solution like OpenWii which works better than a wiikey, has dvd updates and so on. Wiikey team messed up the wiikey by not having a working audiofix solution, so it's partially defective out of the box
     
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    well, I guess if the wiikey update (i.e. subject of the thread) does come along with a proper audiofix then that gripe will be off people's list, although I have to say I'm a big GCN fan and actually have a couple games that are on the "streaming audio" list (Eternal Darkness, WaveRace) and I still don't think its that big of a deal.

    even if I found the cyclowiz preflashed with the update, it would be pretty silly to assume there won't be any more updates in the future ... so wiring in the switch complete with some way of accessing it from outside (without needing to disassemble the whole thing again) would probably be necessary, huh?

    think I'll wait just a little bit longer and see what happens.
     

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