Free Clip programmed with YAOSM

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Sep 10, 2008
  1. Centimetro
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    Hello,

    I'm an utter newbie and just got a launch date Wii. I hear these are great for modding, and want to do so as soon as possible.

    I've been reading a bit on this and other forums, and am starting to get the gist of the process. My (drive?) is estimated to be GC2R-D2A.

    There are quite a few reccomendations out there for the "Free Clip" programmed with YAOSM. What I HAVEN'T found is an explanation on why it's the best, or what advantages it has over my other options.

    I'm about to pull the trigger and order the stuff I need (screwdrivers, serial connector as my computer does not have one, free clip... is there anything else?), but I was hoping to get a ltitle bit more information from you guys... and help is appreciated.

    If someone could answer the following questions for me, that would be SO GREAT...

    - Are there any compatibility issues with the free clip?

    - from looking around, ive heard murmurs of Wii updates causing problems with mod chips. So basically od i just avoid updating my wii? Is this a problem with the free clip in particular?

    - What advantages does free clip have over my other options?

    - I've seen random complaints of modded wiis no longer being able to play commercial games, only backups... is this a concern with Free clip? I'd very much like to keep the aibltiy to play my commerical games intact.

    - Do i need a dual layered DVD burner to make backups?

    - I assume that modding a wii allows it to play homebrew as well as backups?

    - Is there any point to the twilight hack (homebrew channel) if i have a modded wii?

    Thanks SOO much... i must admit, this is a little confusing, but im learning...
     
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    I think you can burn a homebrew Channel ISO and run it, so you don't need the TH. But you need a modded wii.
     
  4. Centimetro
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    thanks a lot for the help! most of that sounds like good news to me...

    Glad i don't have to get a dual layered DVD Burner (yet).. because i actually got Brawl with my wii. so, assuming that my legit commercial games will still work... no problem there.

    Oh, one question i forgot to ask - will tihs mod let me play Gamecube backups as well?
     
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    Yup, your gonna get a wii key right?

    I jsut installed my Wii Key today, ive had no problems at all except a problem with a game (happens to be a Gamecube game lol) Dont let that put you off though, i think this game was maybe a bad burn :S

    So yea a wiikey can play GC back ups too.
     
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    sweet, thanks.

    and no, actually i was looking at Free-Clip, not wii key. ive placed the order now
     
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    GC backups kind of work.... they tend to have more compatibility issues than wii games.

    I find if you use MultiGame ISO Creator, compatibility is a lot better. This situation will be the same regardless of your mod chip though.
     
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    I wish there existed open source modchips for d2c boards too...
    The thing good about them and any open source software/hardware is the support of course... when you look at the changelog of yaosm there exists at least 10 revisions... The bad thing about that is you need to update the thing more often than you need for the commercial ones
     
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    May I know where you ordered a Free Clip?
     
  10. Meksilon

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    Hello,

    I'm an utter newbie and just got a launch date Wii. I hear these are great for modding, and want to do so as soon as possible.


    They are great for modding.

    I've been reading a bit on this and other forums, and am starting to get the gist of the process. My (drive?) is estimated to be GC2R-D2A.

    There are quite a few reccomendations out there for the "Free Clip" programmed with YAOSM. What I HAVEN'T found is an explanation on why it's the best, or what advantages it has over my other options.


    I went with Wiikey, and I'd still rather a chip that's updatable using DVD+RW over a PIC Programmer.

    I'm about to pull the trigger and order the stuff I need (screwdrivers, serial connector as my computer does not have one, free clip... is there anything else?), but I was hoping to get a ltitle bit more information from you guys... and help is appreciated.

    If someone could answer the following questions for me, that would be SO GREAT...

    - Are there any compatibility issues with the free clip?


    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/Wii...patibility_List

    - from looking around, ive heard murmurs of Wii updates causing problems with mod chips. So basically od i just avoid updating my wii? Is this a problem with the free clip in particular?

    No update stops any chip from functioning - although it's possible the "Error 001" code could be put into the system menu ISO in the future. 3.3 blocks the trucha exploit, so with the 3.2 firmware you're not missing any compatibility.

    - What advantages does free clip have over my other options?

    Against Wiikey? Not much... except that you can modify the code and recompile it, if you want.

    - I've seen random complaints of modded wiis no longer being able to play commercial games, only backups... is this a concern with Free clip? I'd very much like to keep the aibltiy to play my commerical games intact.

    Unfortunately it is true that every modchip has higher compatibility with pre-patched burnt games rather than original imports - this isn't due to the modchip's individual settings, but due to the way that games can be individually patched for better compatibility. This, however, does not affect compatibility of same-region games, and using one of the system-menu patchers to change your Wii's internal region number, you could still achieve the compatibility you desire.

    - Do i need a dual layered DVD burner to make backups?

    No; but you need either: 1. a dual layer burner, or 2. trucha support - to play DL backups which have been reduced to an SL disc.

    - I assume that modding a wii allows it to play homebrew as well as backups?

    No, the Twilight hack/Homebrew channel allows that. It does, however, allow homebrew *discs* to be played as well (including homebrew GameCube discs), and so further increases your ability to utilize homebrew.

    - Is there any point to the twilight hack (homebrew channel) if i have a modded wii?

    Only if you have firmware 3.3 and need to install the homebrew channel.
     
  11. Centimetro
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    thanks so much, Meksilon. I hope that I'm not already on 3.3. Is that the latest version of the wii stuff? I'm not sure what version the guy who owned the wii previously had already upgraded to; luckily he didn't play it much, and when I first connected to internet, it prompted me to upgrade (which i rejected). so im hoping im good.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12714
     
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    if you reject the update, then you should be fine. Go to Wii setting, look at the top right corner to check the current firmware.

    DX shipping time is okie, except when the product is out of stock or back order. In that case, who know when it will arrive.
     

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