Mod chips affected by latest updates?

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  1. kid sampson
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    I just purchased my Wii a week or so ago and have just gotten around to experimenting with homebrew today via the Twilight hack. The next purchase I would like to make is a modchip. I will be installing it with the clip instead of soldering it to the drive. My console has the latest firmware (3.3) and before I purchase a chip, I wanted to make sure that I could still boot discs now that my Wii has been updated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gamerjr

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    I am pretty sure no.
     
  3. kid sampson
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    Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to verify before purchasing it.
     
  4. hippyharry

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    now now, wait a minute.

    thats a lot of crap right there.

    You can still boot "backup's" on Version 3.3, but what you need to do is if you are loading games like SSBB the DVD5 version, you will need GeckOS installed on the wii to load the game through as Version 3.3 just stops trucha signed games from running.

    But it should work just fine!
     
  5. kid sampson
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    Hmm. I've seen the GeckOS channel installer on the boards and if it's just a matter of installing that and using it as a loader for the disc, that's not a problem. I can handle that.

    But does the update interfere with GC backups?

    From what you've written, hippyharry, the only change is that some games won't boot directly without using GeckOS? Are many images trucha signed?

    If not, why wouldn't you want to upgrade? And everyone will need to eventually as new games require it, won't they?

    Again, I appreciate the advice, as I am just beginning to understand how all of the tools work for this system.
     
  6. killplaystation

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    why would you use a dvd5 version? Aren't some things missing?
    And no, alot of games arent trucha signed, the only reason the dvd5 ssbb is trucha signed is because the image is modified. Thats the only time its done. Like if it's patched or changed in some way.
     
  7. drfsupercenter

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    How exactly do you use the WiiKey (or other chip) update discs? The one I got was only like 8MB... will that work with 3.3? Or do I need to boot it from another game like you were talking about?

    And can you use GeckOS without having an SD or USB Gecko?
     
  8. kid sampson
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    killplaystation, thanks for explaining when trucha signatures are used. Going to start shopping around to find the right pre-soldered wiiclip combo.