Best Wii Modchip

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Feb 19, 2008

Best Wii Modchip by drock360 at 5:23 AM (4,225 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. drock360
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    Hi guys,

    I have a Wii and I am going to get a modchip for it. I am wondering what is the best chip out there. My Wii has a D2A chipset and no cut legs. I am getting it professionally installed so I don't care about the amount of solder points. I also don't care much about the price, just nothing above $100. I don't want to install an external programmer and I want the chip to be DVD updatable so I don't have to remove the chip to update. I also need a chip that supports dual layer games like Super Smash Bros.

    I was going to get a Wiikey, but it seems like the development team has stopped supporting it (the website has been down for more than a month.) I heard that the Cyclowiz has to have a switch installed, so that would mean that I would have to cut out a piece of the Wii case right? Thanks guys!
     


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    I would have to recommend the Wiinja Deluxe, it can be upgraded by DVD and works with 100% of the games I have tried. It works with Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros if you follow the burning directions for that game on their website. Wiinja can be disabled if needed by holding down the reset button while booting up your wii
     
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    By the way guys, you can still recommend the Wiikey or Cyclowiz if you can justify your choice.
     
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    I have a wiikey but i would agree and get the wiininja or cyclowii..wiikey stil good but it would be better if the team was more alive..
     
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    Lots of people have recommended the YAOSM to me. It costs $2 to $3 for the parts for the programmer for it and the chip.
     
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    They are as alive as they could!
    They allready made a new modchip the D2Pro and the D2CKey [​IMG]
     
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    They haven't released updates for the WiiKey for a while though. Plus, the WiiKey site is gone.
     
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    WiiKey síte is gone due to Modchips became iligal in China where the server was based. And becurse of some attacks.
    Their offical source and communikation point is now Wiinewz.com
     
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    Is Wiinewz.com the official Wiikey site? So are you saying the dev team isn't dead? I think wiikey sounds like the best option right now, what do you think? I am still pretty skeptical on the dev team still active. I mean, a FORUM as the official site? Kind of iffy to me... If they release another update, I will be convinced that the team is still active.
     
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    I remain convinced that Wiikey WILL have updates, when they are needed...

    Bear in mind, mine cost me £40 fitted and I have the capability of playing every game currently released in my region. Even IF some games don't work in the future, it's not like I'm getting a raw deal..
     
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    they are not dead and replied to the SSBB thing for example and said they are working on a new update.. and wiinewz, the NEWS site, is where they officially bring out information. Not the forum per se.. it's the same with most console sites, they post a news item with a forum thread attached to it.
     
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    You say that they replied to the SSBB thing. What thing are you talking about? The team hasn't released an update since November 2007 for Super Mario Galaxy. I am not aware of the team doing anything about SSBB.
     
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    I guess I'm probably not fully aware of WiiKey's developments, but the fact that there haven't been updates for a while scares me. The YAOSM is cheap ($4 for the parts for the programmer and the chip) and shouldn't be too hard to build, and 3.0 should be coming out soon which will allow for updates via DVD.

    Also, if you plan on buying Brawl, (at least for right now) WiiKey won't work with an original copy of Brawl because it doesn't support Dual Layer Originals.
     
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    I am not very good with building parts, so I am hesitant to get a Yaosm and a programmer. What do you guys think?
     
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    The chip with a socket installs just like any other modchip
    You can buy a programmer from ebay for example. Then there's nothing difficult about it.
     
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    Does anyone know of any places I can find a Yaosm tutorial? I need to find out how to install the chip and build the programmer. Thanks!
     
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    Here's the schematic for the programmer:

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/406714-post5.html

    Here are part numbers for the stuff you need from Newark:

    58K8772 - MOSFET
    89H0442 - PIC125683-I/P
    79K4993 - DSUB 9 Connector
    58K5031 - Resistor
    58K5030 - 2x DIP Sockets
    82K7786 - Resistor
    58K5002 - Resistor

    I'm not 100% sure about all the parts in this list, since I haven't received them yet, so be careful and double check everything I guess. I don't remember what kohm each of the resistors I listed above are, but among the 3 are 22kohm, 2.2kohm and 10 kohm.

    For the soldering, I suggest you pick up some Soder-Wick and a Flux Pen from Newark while you're on there.

    This points you need to solder to are listed in the post I linked to above. If you're a soldering n0000b like me, I asked what the best method to solder the YAOSM was, and here's the thread of responses I got:

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/yaosm/65076-ho...wires-pads.html

    Good Luck!
     
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    Anyone else? I want to get the best chip!
     
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    If you do decide to go with YAOSM, don't buy those sockets i posted. Buy 8-Pin sockets with .3" row spacing. The ones I posted are too small (just got em, chip didn't fit).
     
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    Ok thanks a lot! Good thing I didn't buy them yet!
     

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