Day 3: WiiKey

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Sinkhead, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    The WiiKey was one of the most popular drivechips around for the Nintendo Wii, helped on by the massive numbers of (fully-functioning) clones sold at amazingly cheap prices. Then, users were treated to a massive gap between firmware updates, which lost many supporters. Let's take a look at a handy little timeline!

    6th April - WiiKey Config Disc 1.2 is released
    29th April - WiiKey Team declare that clones are not the cause of the delay
    20th May - WiiKey Team send out another delay message, saying that "development work always take time"
    8th June - Review score for WiiKey is downgraded on GBAtemp
    14th June - GBAtemp tells users not to buy it
    21st July - Release candidate arrives at BETA testers
    26th Sept. - WiiKey Config Disc 1.3 is released. WiiKey Team also officially support the BETA
    1st Nov. - WiiKey Team release Super Mario Galaxy fix

    That's a 5 months gap between firmware updates, however many users find that it does what they want, it plays Wii backups, and they're happy with that.

    What do you think?

    [title:Previous days]
    Day 1: hrth
    Day 2: R4DS
     


  2. Alastair

    Alastair GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What do I think?
    I think that people from the UK should write not "Nov. 1st".

    On the WiiKey: I'm in the midst of chaos trying to update my genuine WiiKey to 1.9g. I hate myself for not going with the Cyclops team but I couldn't have known, could I?
    To accompany my CycloDS Evo., I think I'll leave the WiiKey behind and UPgrade to the Cyclops chip.
     
  3. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    You're right. It does sound awkward the way it is. I'll change it

    - Sam
     
  4. sekhu

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    I wasn't in the camp of, "Oh no my Wiikey won't play six crappy audiofix games", and it did what I wanted it for which was wiif games. But I could understand, up to a point, the bitching
     
  5. TGBoy

    TGBoy GBAtemp Regular

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    For me rite now it does wat it shud do. Since i play only NTSC games on my NTSC console i have not encountered any probs. So i am happy wit it for now

    Of course the delay in the update was realllllyyyyyyyyyy annoying!
     
  6. Railgun

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    wiikey is a nice chip, i have it, and it works great [​IMG]
     
  7. shakirmoledina

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    it's probably the best wii modchip i know of. Though without owning a wii, i can safely say tht this team is dedicated and the chip is gr8 i mean how did u crack a game in 24hrs!
     
  8. Retal

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    No, it doesn't.
     
  9. Abstract3000

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    Ive had the chip since it came out and i think its great, y did anyone care about an update so badly? was it because everyone was complaining so much they just decided to jump on the band waggon all the time never being held up on anything the chip couldnt already do?
    I have back-ups and emulators working just fine on mine and have never had any troubles, yeah the chip was updated but i have yet to notice any difference. I think it comes down to users knowing that the chip was upgradable and expecting it to be done, hell, the wiikey team could have simply made an upgrade for the system boot image to be a bigmiddle finger flipping the user off and everyone would have expected it and got angry when it wasnt released, The only problem anybody encountered was when Mario Galaxy came out and was unable to work and as you saw the wiikey team came through and had the fix in less than a week! I think the chip is by far the best for the wii, but don't listen to me the sales alone of the chip should speak for itself
     
  10. Shuny

    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    I have a Wiikey and i haven't any problems with it, maybe we waited a lot for the 1.9b update but in my case, I just needed the Super Mario Galaxy fix which was released a few days after Super Mario Galaxy itself.
     
  11. Shinster

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    Wiikey has not let me down, ever.
     
  12. Remy669

    Remy669 GBAtemp Regular

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    It plays back-ups. That's the only thing i want. And every game i tried (a lot, believe me) worked.
     
  13. TaMs

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    Hmmmmmm i used wiinjav1 untill i needed to change because of SMG. And wiikey has worked fine so it deserves to be on the advent calendar thing.
     
  14. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Meh. The only reason I don't get one is because of the soldering involved. So, no Wii modding for me unless a no-solder solution comes out.
     
  15. Wuschmaster

    Wuschmaster GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    [​IMG] Hate it.
     
  16. ArvinaLove

    ArvinaLove GBAtemp Regular

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    The WiiKey is the -

    *explosion*

    BOMB!
     
  17. Tanas

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    Does everything that its suppose to do, plus its the only mod that can boot all import GC backups without the need of a boot disk. Making it the best modchip out there, with YAOSM comming in a close second.
     
  18. EarthBound

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    It's great!

    The updates took a while i understand that.If some of the games didnt work before the update.Either wait or buy the game.

    The waiting game paid off though.
     
  19. JPH

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    It's Great!
    It hasn't failed me once...not one time.

    Works great, and I recommend either this chip or the CycloWiz...
     
  20. Rugapand

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    Wiikey is great hasn't failed me yet.

    That said when I move out from my family I'm not sure I'll buy a wiikey wii or a d2ckey wii or a cycloWiz wii seeing as they're all very similar but differ in price.