Do you plan to chip your Wii?

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Do you plan to chip your Wii?

  1. Yes, with Wiinja

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  2. Yes, with a quick-solder solution (Cyclowiz/Wiikey)

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  3. Eventually, just not with the current chips/method

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  4. Aurgh, my Wii has a D2B chip! *Cries*

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  5. No I don't plan to ever chip it

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  6. I don't even have a Wii!

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Feb 9, 2007
  1. shaunj66
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    OGPP - Do you plan to chip your Wii?

    Are you planning to install a modchip in your Wii? The current three choices are:
    • Wiinja - Normal soldering solution, not region free, not updatable
    • CycloWiz - Quick solder solution, not region free, updatable(?)
    • WiiKey - Quick solder solution, not region free, updatable.
    We already have a Wiinja in our Wii. [​IMG] But if something better comes along in the future (region-free) we might swap it out.
     


  2. Filb

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    No, I won't.
    I'm not really into piracy. [​IMG]

    Got an European Wii (229€) and a Japanese Wii (160€) instead. [​IMG]
     
  3. Dedale

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    I don't really want to play backup but IMPORT games :'(

    If a chip (or a freeloader) can do that, I'll buy it ! [​IMG]
     
  4. BlueStar

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    Maybe when there's a region free solution.

    I'm still not sure if I should send back my Wii because it plays up from time to time [​IMG] Maybe if I sort that out and see what chipset I end up with.
     
  5. Opium

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    When there's a good region free solution I'm all aboard [​IMG]
     
  6. FAST6191

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    *Joins the region free train. I do not care if it is a complex job either.

    It would probably help if I had a Wii though.
     
  7. Lloyd14

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    What is D2B chip ?
     
  8. zennoux

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    It's a drive chip that current modchips (unknown about Wiikey afaik) do not support.
     
  9. shtonkalot

    Member shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

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    I voted I would, but I already have. Wiinja install worked fine for me.
     
  10. Hero-Link

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    until a chip that allows other region games doesnt come out, i'll wait... i have time [​IMG] until then, no i wont chip it
     
  11. legendofphil

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    I don't think I will ever chip my Wii but I would get a freeloader if one became available.
     
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    I voted that I would use a method or chip that isn't out yet. I don't have a Wii yet, so I kinda have to say that because who knows what sort of drive board I'll end up getting. I might have to wait for an entirely new solution, but hopefully there will be a version of Wiinja that will work for me.

    I just want to be able to play (J) games on my (U) console, so the Wiinja is good enough for me. Of course, like I said, I need to get my Wii first.
     
  13. iza

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but this isn't correct is it? i thought it would only play the same region as your console. So even thought Japan and USA use NCTS (or whatever it is) they are still different in the region (U) vs. (J). correct?
     
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    I really wanna do it, but believe it or not, mainly for Gamecube games(and the odd Wii game that I would never buy anyway but I would like to try never the less).
    I never modded my cube, it was somehow complicated with the case changing or the small sized DVD's and the octagonal screw do deal with!
    And I have most of the games(originals) but now that it's becoming so easy to mod a Wii and so easy to run gamecube backup, I might catch up to all those lesser releases that I never thought it was wort spendig money over.
    And yes I am waiting for some way to play different reagion's backup, mainly because my younger brother prefers european versions of the games, although I am perfectly happy with US.....
     
  15. bryehn

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    I bought a Max Drive Pro, and have over 100 GCN backups. I couldn't be arsed to change the case at a cost of $30 (CAN) plus the GameBit, when the Max Drive was only $40. Mini DVD-R's are cheap where I live, so no biggie.

    I think I'm on board with everyone else. I just want my Wii to be region free, and maybe play the odd game that I wouldn't even bring myself to rent like Red Steel or Far Cry. I'd much rather go with a SoftMod or Freeloader type solution. Maybe even streaming from USB HDD, but if those aren't options within a few months, I'll be going with the WiiKey.

    Even though I'm a big ROM freak and have over 500 Console ISO's burned, I feel a need to support Wii software, and plan to buy as many games as I can afford. It's funny, because I've bought over 20 Virtual Console games, and have the ROMs sitting on my XBOX right next to my Wii.
     
  16. Wanque

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    As per many other replies, I'll be waiting until games from any region can be played.
     
  17. adgloride

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    I'll wait till a better chip is out. Can't see it being long till one thats region free and plays VC games. Hopefully they'll release a solderless adapter which the modchip sits on top. That way if you ever need to replace the chip its an easy replacement. I would prefer a softmod method if one did come along.
     
  18. spankachu

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    My CycloWiz has shipped. Should be here eaarly next week. I won't be quick-soldering it though. I'm sure there will be better chips in the near future and I want to be able to upgrade.
     
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    I'm waiting for a leak of the code that wiinja or cyclowiz uses...

    i refuse to give so much money for a modchip
     
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    Already ordered the Cyclowiz, arrives on Monday [​IMG]
     

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