CycloWiz not compatible with Rare D2B Drive Chipse

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Pacote, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Pacote
    OP

    Newcomer Pacote Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Country:
    Brazil
    Gotta love zeus aUAHUAHUAHAUHUAHUA

    http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=14131

    "Team Cyclops has just confirmed that the Cyclowiz is not compatible with the seemingly rare D2B drive chipset. If you bought your console towards the end of January or early February, the chances of finding this chipset increase. CycloWiz is completely compatible with the DMS and D2A chipsets however. You can order the CycloWiz now from North America ($39.99) / Germany / Spain or Italy."

    [​IMG]

    "It is unfortunately confirmed that a new drive chipset was just released. While it's extremely rare for now (we had to fight two days to find one), it does exist. CycloWiz is not compatible with this drive (D2B). If you bought your console end of January of February, please make sure that you have a compatible drive before ordering or installing a CycloWiz. We'll keep you informed about our research on this drive."


    Right after they post THIS NEWS:

    "Wiinja Mod Knocked for Six by Wii Hardware Design 'D2B'"


    Long live Zeus and his marketing ass...
     


  2. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    8,459
    Location:
    Zagreb
    Country:
    Croatia
    [sarcasm] Oh, I'm sure they'll soon fix that problem with their amazing chip upgrade feature. [/sarcasm]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. shaunj66

    Administrator shaunj66 Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,830
    Location:
    South England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I like how they plaster the words "RARE" all over this post, while in the Wiinja one they took any chance to slate it. [​IMG]

    Though I am surprised they actually bothered to post this on the front-page at all!
     
  4. thegame07

    Member thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,860
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG] you would think they would run more tests [​IMG]
     
  5. jaxxster

    Member jaxxster The Heretic

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    2,423
    Location:
    South East London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well at least those consoles are rare, I got mine in the UK, just before xmas. Hopefully ive got a compatable drive chip.
     
  6. lenselijer

    Member lenselijer GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,497
    Country:
    Netherlands
    so long for the 'upgrade by dvd' feature of the cyclowiz.

    pretty hard to update the chip by dvd if it doesnt work on your wii [​IMG]
     
  7. shaunj66

    Administrator shaunj66 Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,830
    Location:
    South England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Exactly.

    A lot of people don't seem to understand this...
     
  8. instigator

    Newcomer instigator Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    83
    Country:
    Canada
    Do you think this was a preemptive strike by Ninty or just a bit of luck on their part?
     
  9. zerta145

    Newcomer zerta145 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Country:
    and for people who bought wiininja ??
    because not upgradable............
     
  10. moep

    Newcomer moep Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Country:
    United States
    Well, maybe you can just use some other solderpoints, who knows....
     
  11. nintendofreak

    Member nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,333
    Location:
    Cal Poly Pomona / (323)
    Country:
    United States
    I doubt they would try that.. It'll be a trial and error to see if the chip works.. [​IMG]
     
  12. instigator

    Newcomer instigator Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    83
    Country:
    Canada
    I'm sure that it'll just be a matter of changing the code on the chip. Of course, current Wiinja's will be SOL.
     
  13. MaK10

    Newcomer MaK10 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7
    Country:
    United States
    ^^^ all current chips will be SOL not just Wiinja. The "upgradable" chips will be of no use if the console can't boot up a disc to re-flash the chips firmware.
     
  14. instigator

    Newcomer instigator Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    83
    Country:
    Canada
    A great point that I didn't even consider. I guess that's why I come here [​IMG]

    So, updates would have to be made at the factory before they're sent out. Hopefully no changes have been made to the solder points etc.

    Hopefully they'll allow exchanges for those who've already purchased.
     
  15. DeVS

    Newcomer DeVS Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    94
    Location:
    teXas
    Country:
    United States

    My thoughts EXACTLY. When the Wiinja was found to not be compatible with the D2B they said "d2B renders the Wiinja useless" but now that the cyclowiz doesn't work with it either they say the D2B is "rare". Fucking scumbags.
     
  16. APPS

    Newcomer APPS Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Lucky frig, ive been looking since early december and still havent found one! And when i do, i wont be able to use the chip anyway! (Not that i would, console modchips tend to get dated fast and have only ever presented me with problems...)
     
  17. bluebright

    Member bluebright GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Messages:
    643
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    Will this affect the way other chips work? I'm holding out for the Wiikey.
     
  18. xiaNaix

    Member xiaNaix GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Country:
    United States
    Yes. Wiikey currently has the advantage, since they haven't released yet. The incompatible version Wii could require either new code, new solder points, or both. If new points are required, the CycloWiz will have to be entirely redesigned so the "easy solder" holes match up with the points. If it's code, it's an easy fix for them except for the chips that have already shipped.

    Wiinja is in no better position. If new code is required, all current Wiinja product will not work. They will have to ship new versions for that model Wii. If it's just new solder points required, they are good to go.
     
  19. macismonchen

    Newcomer macismonchen Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    32
    Country:
    Germany
    i heard that the Wiikey has more solder points so i guess that it uses another code/bypass and well ... to me, Wiikey is in a great position now, lets hope they dont disappoint me

    by the way, i didnt cancel my cyclo because i dont know which Panasonic-Chip-Version i got and ordered my only tri-wing with my chip, so if anyone got more information about Wii-Serials and Chip - relationship ...
     
  20. DeVS

    Newcomer DeVS Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    94
    Location:
    teXas
    Country:
    United States
    Ya the Wii Key is in good shape because they can test their yet to be released mod and see if it works with D2B. If not well then they have time to fix it before launch.
     

Share This Page