DriveKey Review

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May 24, 2009

DriveKey Review by Opium at 4:00 PM (5,286 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. Opium
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    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    DriveKey Review
    100% solderless Wii modchip
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    The GBAtemp review of the DriveKey is now up! This Wii modchip is completely solderless which should allow those who don't know how to solder to mod their systems.

    The chip is installed in-line between the DVD drive ribbon cable and the rest of the system. It is a simple to install chip with a range of standard features including: Wii region override, full GameCube region free and a Wii update blocker. Check out the review below to see how the DriveKey performs.

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    Many thanks to OzModChips for supplying the Drivekey for review. OzModChips is an Australian based site that sells Wii modchips and DS/DSi flashcards. The owner is a regular on the GBAtemp forums and has been kind enough to extend a free shipping coupon to all GBAtemp members. To get your free shipping with OzModChips simply enter the coupon: gbatWC , when ordering (Australians automatically recieve free shipping so the coupon is not needed for them).

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  2. Sonicandtails

    Member Sonicandtails GBAtemp Fan

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    Do they plan on getting a streaming audio fix working on this thing?
     
  3. wchill

    Member wchill Resident chillxpert

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    Hmm, I didn't know it was locked to 3x like DVDx...
    In that case, I'll not get a DriveKey since the reason why i'm not using Backup loaders is because of the 3x speed
     
  4. layzieyez

    Member layzieyez GBAtemp Fan

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    I'd go flatmii 125 instead of this thing. I already have a d2ckey in my wii, but there's friends of mine who could use one of these things since they're not interested in hacking on wii: just playing backups.
     
  5. ddp127

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    nice review, and that drivekey has a briliant way to enter config mode, far better than my d2pro, with a stupid disc...
     
  6. webjedi

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    Great review and looks to be a great product.

    It would be great to have more game test results - such as Smash Brothers, Rock Band, etc. Does anyone know if the 3x speed effects them?

    Thanks.
     
  7. Maktub

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    This looks amazing! [​IMG]
     
  8. CockroachMan

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    Indeed.. good review WildWon, but you lose a point for not testing Super Smash Brothers Brawl.. which is the only dual layer DVD game out there, something important to be tested IMO.
     
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    i would think that the flatmii is better than this but it still is a good item nonetheless
    ozmodchips is doing a gr8 job keeping these but i feel tht opening the wii is something which is not as easy as using an R4 or SC etc
     
  10. dsrules

    Member dsrules GBAtemp Psycho!

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    do it works on all current versions of Wii?
     
  11. Bitbyte

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    Drive speed locked at 3x makes this a worthless product. Getting around the 3x drive speed limitation is the only viable reason for getting a modchip imo.
     
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    90 bucks for a modchip solution? No, thanks.

    Softmod + gamecube softmod with minor compatibility and speed losses are ok against 90 bucks.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Hemm, I just thought of something...

    I know some modchips cause problems with dvdx etc, does drivekey have the same issues (I wonder, because it's a different style to the standard style modchips).

    Someone can try by installing dvdx and then trying an app that uses it, vbagx or another tantric emulator, or an earlier version of mplayer (since the new one has more advanced dvdx fixes).
     
  15. Hadrian

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    OzModChips offered the Tempcast one of these but for some reason my reply email kept on bouncing back to me.
     
  16. wireles

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    I ordered such a drivekey, so i'm still a noob this time. I have a simple question for the pro's amongst you all: do i have to do the twilight hack (or install the homebrew channel) to play backup games??
     
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    No, to play games it will do with only the DriveKey.
     
  18. wireles

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    oh i see, but i'm sure i read it somewhere, do you need to install to play games with older chips (not the drivekey)?
    Also don't you need the homebrew channel to get fixes if certain games don't work
    And last question, how do you update the firmware of the drivekey (or doesn't it work that way?)

    ps. Danku
     
  19. Satangel

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    If you have a drivekey, and you don't care about homebrew, you can just download the games and plug them right in. If the games ask you to update, do that.
    You don't need the homebrewchannel to boot games, let's make that very clear IF you have a chip.

    I don't know how to update it, probably via an SD card or via a DVD.

    Geen probleem!
     
  20. wireles

    Newcomer wireles Advanced Member

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    Thanks, i don't need to homebrew channel but i sure would like to have it, Is this a good guide to install the homebrew channel??

    Wiiguide
     

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