I'm starting to lose faith in Wiikey...

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  1. Shiranui
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    Not only that their website is down, they don't think it's neccesary to update Wiikey at the moment...:

    Someone who I believe is in contact with the Wiikey team wrote this -

    """Wiikey team is still alive, but they will no longer have a website, unless they decide to at a later date.
    No website DOES NOT MEAN NO SUPPORT, so stop stressing out and emailing everyone about it. They will bring out update if they are needed on scene sites like wiinewz.com.

    People want a website for comfort, and more updates? Updates for what?
    The product does not need to be updated right now...and when it does need to be updated, it will.
    1.9 will always be in BETA.

    What is D2CKey? D2ckey is wiikey strapped to a diff board working differently. D2cey will soon be updateable

    Why is it down?
    Modchip are illegal now in HK, thats where it was hosted. All the downtime before was from DDOS attacks from other teams."""

    Now, of course Wiikey needs to be updated! It's compatibility with different region games should be their first concern. How can the Wiikey team sit still, while highly anticipated games like No More Heroes and Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and games like One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, which isn't even planned on coming to Europe, don't work for different region Wiis??? Increasing the compatibility with different region games should be every modchip team's concern, for this is the main issue that troubles us, the consumers.
     


  2. hamchan

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    I agree, its really hard to find Warioware NTSC on public trackers. I can't get into private trackers like black cats until the next registration period but that could be a long way away [​IMG]
    Better region support would be much better for everyone i think.
     
  3. Seraph

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    Then shouldn't you be losing faith in all Wii modchips? And how do you know teams aren't not working on region compatability?(I'm thinking it's not that easy to do so...) And something bothers me about using the word consumer when you're buying something that is used to pirate games...(even if you just want to not have crappy release dates)
     
  4. hamchan

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    And how do you know teams aren't not working on region compatability?

    The product does not need to be updated right now...and when it does need to be updated, it will.

    Basically they said they will only update for games that need fixes like Galaxy
     
  5. tjas

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    acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership-----> modchip supplyers to pirates----> Pirates then are still consumers...
     
  6. TheStump

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    ITS OUR RIGHT AS CONSUMERS, BETTER YET, AMERICANS! THAT WE GET UPDATES EVERYDAY AT LEAST ON OUR WIIKEYS.


    AM I RIGHT?!

    LETS PROTEST, BETTER YET, LETS START AN ONLINE PETITION, WHOSE WITH ME?!
     
  7. Shiranui
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    I'm talking specifically about Wiikey because their site is down and they clearly say - "The product does not need to be updated right now." and that concerns me. They're not working on anything right now, meaning they don't invest their time on improving the modchip's compatibility with different region games.
     
  8. manias

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    I really don't see what people are fretting about! Right now we do NOT need an update! Why are so many so eager that the little "beta" word be removed from 1.9G! I can somewhat understand it's exciting to have a new update for yer modchip n all but come on [​IMG]

    Nowhere by the way is it written down that "consumers have a right to firmware updates". You don't like the chip? get another. It's as simple as that, they are not required to do anything.
    Improved region compatibility will not come from modchips, it will come from the encryption hack that has been done.
     
  9. Seraph

    Seraph GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That line doesn't say basically say that...

    And sorry, I know the definition of a consumer and I never stated pirates weren't. I said it bothers me when someone uses it to complain about a modchip.

    EDIT: I realized that I take incredibly long to post with my PSP, otherwise I'd be backing up my argument a lot more.
     
  10. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Well that sounds like a reliable source to me!
    Oh wait.
    No it doesn't!


    Also if you're not going to use quote tags, one set of quotations is fine. No need to go for three.
     
  11. TheStump

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    """Also if you're not going to use quote tags, one set of quotations is fine. No need to go for three."""
    -Heran Bago


    [​IMG]
     
  12. TaMs

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    Aslong as there won't be any new protections etc. 1.9g beta is ok.
    there's always change that it's impossible to get 100% region free support via only modchip (most likely it's possible, but who knows [​IMG]). That's where homebrews will come in to picture (hopefully)
     
  13. Hit

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    That actually is the reason i choosed Cyclowiz
    As it has good support, an active forum
    And good updates
     
  14. raulpica

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    Wut the?

    No, it DOES NOT need to be updated. 100% Compatibility can't be achieved with current drive chips for DMS/D2A/D2B Wiis. We have to wait for some breaking news in Wii homebrew.

    Or you could sell your DMS/D2A/D2B Wii and get a D2C Wii with a D2CKey, which has better region free compatibility, but only because it's a TOTALLY different patching method.

    So, the teams have NO WAY to get better compatibility.

    Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  15. dsbomb

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    They could fix it, with the power of their mind! The fact that they don't shows what little respect they have for their customers. We paid a good $5 to some other company that cloned their chips, and dammit, we deserve respect! I say we all burn our Wiis and send the charred remains to them, postage due! That'll get them to think again before they try to screw us over.
     
  16. Shiranui
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    I know it's impossible to get 100% compatibility, I didn't request that.
    I'm just saying, that highly anticipated games like No More Heroes should be treated specifically.
     
  17. AshuraZro

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    If you know it's impossible to get 100%, then why haven't you considered the fact that it may indeed be impossible through current chips to do region free with the games you've listed?

    Also, just because they aren't working on an update doesn't mean they aren't working on anything. Although knowing WiiKey peeps, more likely than not they are not working on anything. : D

    But I'm sure at least some of the teams are exploring alternate methods of region free implimentation.

    Anyways, long story short time. Besides D2CKey, what other chip offers greater (or lesser) region-free compat. for Wii? I think the answer here should be clue enough as to what I'm getting at.

    Quick Edit: "Consumers". Yeah, that's what we are. We could even take them to court and sue them for not providing perfect service like the guys fucktards in texas did when Xbox Live was slow on the holidays! [​IMG]
    If you miss the sarcasm above, join the guys in texas.
     
  18. MC DUI

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    Hell yeahz, how good is it with the Cyclo!

    I just hacked a hole in the back of my Wii and soldered that switch in no worries, now I am set for updates!
     
  19. Bob Loblaw

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    There is no need for an update because no matter what it just isn't possible with the wii hardware/firmware to have full cross-region compatibility with a drive chip at this moment in time. No chip can do it.

    For all you know maybe they are working on it. And when they figure something out they will put an update out. But I don't think it's possible until homebrew is being run.
     
  20. mitchondria

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    i for one have no beef with the wiikey, if poeple would just learn to play games in there own regions, and not from other countries then there wouldnt be a problem.