FlatMii Review

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Feb 16, 2009

FlatMii Review by shaunj66 at 8:55 PM (16,946 Views / 0 Likes) 119 replies

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    [​IMG] FlatMii Review
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    lilsypha has just completed her full written review of one of the newest Wii modchips - the 'FlatMii'.

    Unlike conventional modchips the FlatMii eliminates the need for DVD's and instead allows you to stream supported ISO images directly from your Windows PC via high-speed USB 2.0.

     


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    Brilliant!
    Thanks alot for the review.
    So the USB Cable is not included...(wasnt mentioned anywhere....).
    Other than that, seems to be a good product.
     
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    Nice review. Seems to work as advertised.
     
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    I got one of these a few days ago because I love the ideal of not wasting DVDs with bad burns or unruly dvd drives. I chose to install mine with the dvd drive so I can still play the games I already own. Just so you know it can be an extremely tight fit for the flatmii in some wiis. The only downside to using this is that sometime the no disc screen will popup while playing a game but will correct itself in a few seconds and I can't seem to get it to work with GC multirom images like mario sunshine and double dash on one image.

    I would recommend this to anyone who dislikes burning DVDs and who dosen't mine their computer running at the same time as the wii.
     
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    must buy!
     
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    is black wii on the photo?how its possible?
     
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    Despite ease I have the feeling I will be installing a few of these in the near future. Going by this review I may have to snag one for myself.

    I suppose the question now is who builds himself a custom PC to house one of these first.
     
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    Are load times any faster than normal or exactly the same?
     
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    Using up 4gig of HD space for the sake of a 10pence DVD-R, is a bit stupid if you ask me.
     
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    dum question but...... do you have to have your pc on while playing the game?
     
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    yes
     
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    how its can be black wii on the photo in review ?
     
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    Exactly the same, there are no improved load times. Everything functions exactly the same as a retail disc.
     
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    You need to build the image using a good tool, like GCM Utility v0.5. Make sure you have good images of the games to start with. I compiled a 70 game GameCube image, and it worked with no problems. If you've downloaded the multi image from the web, it may have been built with an earlier tool or may have something non-standard done to it preventing it from working.
     
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    Awesome review, Ive been using one since release day and its not failed me once! I found it a little bit fiddly to fit in the correct spot but after that its been a dream to use! Ive got a nice 500gb internal sata drive dedicated to wii games and even when my pc is under heavy load the games dont suffer one bit! Great stuff if you dont mind your wii being next to your PC. Would be awesome if it were developed a bit more to allow loading from external HDD directly connected to the wii though.

    It does exactly what it sets about doing and does it perfectly! 10/10 from me [​IMG]
     
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    You're welcome! No, the cable is not included. It needs a standard mini-USB to USB cable though. Maybe some stores will start bundling one, who knows? [​IMG]
     
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    ...Did I seriously see the price as over $100? Good lord that seems extremely excessive.
     
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    I paid £37.00GBP for mine [​IMG]
     
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    I saw some for 60 bucks+8 bucks for shiping in the US.
     
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    It looks interesting and the PC requirement isn't so bad, but the fact that you have to actually use the PC is the downer. I could plug it in to my HTPC, but there's no way I'd be able to manipulate the software with my remote. They need to create a Wii channel that instructs the PC to load a specific ISO so that the user never needs to interact with the PC, then they'd have a killer device.
     

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