Buy a new Wii with D2C?

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Dec 11, 2007

Buy a new Wii with D2C? by Zolly at 11:05 AM (1,075 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Zolly
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    Newcomer Zolly Newbie

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    Tried looking through the forum, but couldn't find any concrete information to base my decision on. I understand that D2C chips are quite a bit more challenging to install than earlier versions. Are there any benefits with the D2C chipset, or is it less of a pain to just get an a or b version and for instance a WiiKey?

    I was fairly updated on the GC scene, but lost in what goes on with Wii. Please excuse my n00bness [​IMG]
     
  2. rhyguy

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    well, d2c chips are supposedly faster, and more secure, but it is much easier to install a d2a/b chip like cyclo, wiikey and open source chips
     
  3. Zolly
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    Thanks a bunch [​IMG] One more question, any good newbie tutorials around? Thinking in particular of avoiding bricking a modded Wii, and what might happen etc.
     
  4. manias

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    Welll the bricking thing is quite easy:
    3 scenarios, say you have a pal wii:

    - You did not update your wii thru the internet and update thru an ntsc game:
    -> your wii bricks or semibricks. (semibrick = you cannot enter your settings menu anymore)

    - You did update your wii thru the internet and still get an update request that IS avoidable, like paper mario (I think paper mario anyway). Apply brick blocker to the iso and reburn and play with that.

    - You did update your wii thru the internet and still get an unavoidable update request, like mario galaxy, which you perform
    -> your wii will not brick or semibrick but you will get duplicate undeletable unfunctional channels (no biggy)
    -> this can be prevented with the metroid trick: during that update remove power to yer wii at about 20% of the update. Then, reburn the game with brickblocker applied. Play using the latter disc.


    Therefore: General rule: Games of your own region are always okay to update. APPLY wiibrickblocker to games not your region!

    Check the compatibility list for what you have to do to what game here:
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/index.php?title=Wi...patibility_List

    This list will tell you what game needs an update like mario galaxy, and which games can be brickblocked, etc.
    The name says region patcher, this relates to both modchips and software-patches (you can't boot those without a modchip anyway but hey).
     
  5. Zolly
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    Great post, thanks for clearing that up! [​IMG]
     

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