Are all Wii's hackable?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by dark_sol, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. dark_sol
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    I'm looking to buy my brother a Wii for his birthday, and was hoping to mod it with a Cyclowiz chip. Are the latest versions of Wii still hackable? I remember there being a big deal with newer Wii versions that weren't compatible with modchips a while back.

    Also, what tools are required to mod a Wii? I know that the chip needs to be soldered on, so I have that down. Do I need a special screwdriver to open the thing?
     
  2. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes , all are hackable. Cyclowiz won't work on new ones. The newer wii's have to use the D2CKEY (31 wires).

    Triwing screwdriver is needed to open the console.
     
  3. emirof

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    really, 31 ?! To solder to the dvd-reader?
     
  4. dark_sol
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    That's insane. Forget hacking it, there's no way I could do that myself.

    Hold on, are there newer Wiis than the ones with the D2B drives?
     
  5. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes , really 31 wires. Have a look through this thread here http://psx-scene.com/forums/d2ckey/60299-p...-install-2.html

    and you can see examples of peoples installs of D2CKEYs.


    As for the wiis newer than D2B , yes , that would be the D2C. Buy a brand new wii now and you are pretty much sure to get a D2C and for now have to use the D2CKEY.

    Maybe at a later date it will change and we'll get nice relaxing 5-6 wire mods like the earlier wiis , but for now 31 wires [​IMG]
     
  6. Lazycus

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    Hopefully the Wlip makers are off adding wires to their product, then you would only have to solder the wires onto the d2ckey and the nice large power points.
     
  7. arctic_flame

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    The Infectus modchip now supports D2C with 13 wires. However, it's expensive as chips go.

    http://www.infectus.biz/forum/index.php?topic=385.0
     
  8. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nice 13 wires. Hope they release diagrams soon , I want to see. Just had a quick look around , doesn't seem that expensive. €39 , so only £27 ish.

    Not that it matters , if one team can do it with 13 , we'll prob have a load of em arriving soon as all the teams want in on the action , so drive prices down [​IMG].
     
  9. wiithepeople

    wiithepeople ^^didn't play it that much, but I love it =D

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    Infectus working for d2c wii's should seriously be posted on GBAtemp's front page. A guy already posted it in "user submitted news"
     
  10. arctic_flame

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    That would be me [​IMG]