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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by copy_zero, Aug 24, 2008.

Aug 24, 2008

Modchip by copy_zero at 10:48 PM (1,547 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. copy_zero
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    I am thinking of getting one (I'm tired of switching between the freeloader and the other region discs, besides, now I can't even update the wii because the FL will stop working), so I would like to know which one has these in a nice balance:

    -is the safest to install
    -the cheapest
    -best compatibility
    -easiest to update
    -and the one that doesn't need a programmer

    also, should I use a wiiclip or wlip(or whatever it is called) if it is available?

    I know there must be a topic with the comparison between them, but its better to ask those who have one than checking it without any knowledge of it

    thanks in advance
     
  2. atomiccow

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    What kind of drive does your console have?

    If you don't know, you can either open your Wii or plug your serial number into the website that lists which serial number leads to which drive.

    If you have a D2B or earlier, go with a Wiikey + Wiiclip (soldered on if necessary). Good places to order from are ozmodchips.com or modchipcentral.com. If you don't have a Wiikey compatible console, there's other solutions (I think it's called a D2Pro?) but I never had to read about them, so someone else will give you better advice.

    Any commercial modchip with a Wiiclip should be easy enough to install and update.
     
  3. copy_zero
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    thanks. since mine is a D2A, a wiikey can be used. now, when you install a wiiclip on the wii, is glued? soldered? that's the only thing I need to know
     
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    Do not use the Wii clip or similar unless you have no chance of getting the chip soldered.
     
  5. copy_zero
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    soldered where? the clip or the wii itself? I know it must be obvious, but I am new to this, so....
     
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    The chip soldered to the Wii drive.
     
  7. copy_zero
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    it might be better to use it soldered on the wii, but I don't have neither the skill nor the tools to solder it, so if I can do it without soldering, the better
     
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    For your D2A drive:

    - Get a WiiKey and solder it to the DVD drive, there are plenty of video tutorial on Youtube.
    - If you dont know how to solder, or cannot find any professional to help, then buy a Wiiclip (pre-solder ur Wiikey on it). IIRC the Wiiclip v3 is solderless, means you just open the DVD drive and stick it on. But ofcouse, the Wiiclip v3 is cost more than 30 bucks itself.
     
  9. copy_zero
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    I would rather pay more and have it done safely than having the wii turn into a white, useless piece of junk
     
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    If you can, pay for a soldered install. Wii clips are truly a last resort, and can be unreliable.
     
  11. copy_zero
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    ok. thanks for your help. I think I know what to do
     
  12. fabulo

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    yes, if u r an expert, then no need for the clip. but for easier install, the clip helps.
     
  13. siggy2guitar

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    get cyclowiz, its the only chip that hasnt screwed up once yet, and its very inexpensive if you just buy the v1 and upgrade it by disc.
     

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