ARGH! Which one to choose?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Salamantis, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Salamantis
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    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello to everyone!

    I've been trying to find a modchip for me and found so many, all with their ups and downs, and came to my fellow Tempers to ask for help.

    I have a NTSC Wii, probably with a GC2 - DMS chipset (LU505XXXXXX)
    I want mostly to play NTSC games, maybe some or not even at all PAL or NTSC-J games because of all the risks of bricking, etc etc
    And I want all the other features that all the good modchips have. But I don't want a Wiikey because of the damned customer service and the "update".

    Please help me choose. Thanks!
     
  2. H8TR

    H8TR GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Best option is to make your own. Next would have to be that one on the GBAtemp homepage with the white PCB.
     
  3. Salamantis
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    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    And how do I make my own??? I live in Canada, not sure I'll find the parts, and I'm 13, not sure I have the experience to do that. But my dad said he'd solder me a chip, so maybe he would have enough experience with that.

    And If I make my own, how could I be able to make updates and stuff, let alone making it WORK.

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    And what's a PCB?
     
  4. Farami9

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I dont think anyone going to tell you that.......

    good luck

    I'd wait for new mods, the wii sucs atm...
     
  5. RobertsD

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    making your own cost little to nothing about i belive 4 dollars for the set. If you are not sure about building your own i will happy suggest the Wiikey modchip. So far it us the best chip out on the market, and i personally use it [​IMG]
     
  7. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    get the wiinja deluxe, it includes working audiofix for gc games, works on all 3 chipsets, and already has an update released [​IMG]
     
  8. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    could someone compare Wiikey and Wiinja Delux?
     
  9. Salamantis
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    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Should I use OpenWii or WiiFree? At first glance, WiiFree looks better.
     
  10. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    why? Wiinja Delux seems better to me.
    why ur choosing openWii or WiiFree?
    there is ALREADY an update for Wiinja dlx and thats looks promising.
     
  11. RobertsD

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    I haven't used Wiifree, but I really like Openwii on the ATMEGA8 chip. It has all the features of the others(I think), plus DVD update.
     
  12. gotrice864

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    Wiikey is the best, absolutely no problems with wii backups or wii originals. If you are going to solder it yourself, you better have PLENTY of experience. The solder points are 1/8 the size of your thumbnail (probably smaller).

    Don't get wiinja delux, it has problems with some wii games.
     
  13. Salamantis
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    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Wow, thanks everyone for your help.

    I think I'll go with an open-source chip, probably the ATMEGA8 + OpenWii. I don,t want to use normal chips like the Wiikey and pals, because they are not reprogrammable and they "die" (as in the company).

    Now, onto another question. Where can I get the chip and all the instructions? And also, If I have an ATMEGA8 chip, can I use WiiFree on it? Or do I need one of those PICs?

    Thanks again!
     
  14. g.crow

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    yeah wiikey is the best. rofl. stop spreading lies.
    its good youre satisfied, many people are not.
     
  15. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    wiikey is not best since u cant play GC games on it.
     
  16. Sefi

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    You can play plenty of GC games on it, just not those that need the audio fix (about 50 or so games).
     
  17. RobertsD

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    All the instructions on how to build the programmer and how to flash the chip are on the chiip site that I linked to.
     
  18. gov78

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    the best thing to do is wait for better chips all chip atm are really making the scene look like its going no where so id just wait for a better chip or different method to playing backups
     
  19. robi

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    It doesn't help when you want a solution *now*. I knew that better modchips would come out one day, and when that day comes, I'll get it. I might not even need to remove my wiikey theoretically.

    Anyway, I wouldn't get the wiikey -- it works great for me but I'm pretty disappointed at the team's lack of communication and you shouldn't reward people like that.

    open source mods are your best bet, I'm even considering replacing my wiikey because I like the idea of a supported platform with new innovations coming along.

    good learning experience too
     
  20. Farami9

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    goot point