new no solder' Wii Modchip - Drivekey

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Jan 13, 2009
  1. dredd999
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    just saw this on maxconsole

    The first real 'no solder' Wii Modchip - Drivekey?

    Apparently, the Drivekey is the first ever Wii modchip that does not require any soldering. It works by interfacing with the DVD ROM IC cable and reportedly requires no soldering at any stage.

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    Drivekey iis a plug-and-play solderless solution for ALL
    current wii drives. It has region overrride features (USA/JAP/PAL/KOR),
    works with both Wii and GC games, including titles like Super Mario
    Galaxy and SSBB. It is currently in production and will start shipping
    next week. Full features and specifications will be announced on the
    website soon. I have attached a picture of a handsoldered prototype used
    for testing!


    News Source: Wiinewz
     


  2. cucukshow

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    interesting!

    please supply a link to the sauce of this news
     
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    Is it me or is the drivekey site as good as empty?
     
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    thanks for the heads up im suprised wii devices are only just starting to use ribbon connectors considering how long ago it was done on the saturn this chip offers the chance of a nice clean install [​IMG]
     
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    very true, this your next chip to install wiisel? [​IMG]
    it's obviously going to be super, with advanced stuff like wiikey2 etc..
     
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    Looks like this is the first FLATMII clone, although it obviously only performs the passthrough function and doesn't have the USB / drive emulation.
     
  8. Wiisel

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    ill see what it has to offer so far there's only one chip that's offering more and that's not looking too good at the moment.
    I do like the thought that i could mount this outside and fiddle with the jumpers [​IMG]
     
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    Slowking said over at wiinewz that it would be limited to 3x speed. Since what it probably does is translate DVD-video calls to DVD-game calls.
     
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    ohh...thats sounds realy interessting. seems to be the same installation method as flatmii...
     
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    Yeah, they totally cloned a product, in 2 or 3 days

    This has been in Development for months
     
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    looks like a nice product. would be the one i would go with.

    if flatmii would offer the disc emulation functionality and the modchip-feature of this one flatmii would be perfect.
     
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    man shame they weren't like this when 1st gen chips came out.....would of saved me sooo much time! arrrggh
     
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    Good. I was waiting for this one.

    If they actually start selling those for cheap, they have a winner.
     
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    No need to be a sarcastic smart ass. I said it looks like a clone of 1/2 of the FLATMII's functionality. Who said it was created in 2 or 3 days? I thought the FLATMII could do this in COMBO mode but apparently I was wrong. Either way they are just doing the same thing, intercepting drive commands on the ribbon cable and altering them. The FLATMII people should have included this functionality indeed. Perhaps they still can?
     
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    Aw that's a pity.
     
  17. 20clarky08

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    am gonna go for a FlatMii to be honest, only for the fact that am gonna try and attach it to one of the USB ports on the back of the console so i can have easy plug and play game loading...but we'll see lol

    still nice to see a alternative
     
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    people seem to miss the point this is nothing like Flatmii other than it uses ribbon connectors
     
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    Yes, you can't load games from your computer.
    This just plugs in between the dvd and the motherboard.
     
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    could these chips be exploiting the movie dvd support in the drive firmware?
    why weren't they available before?
    OzModChips:
    What about flatmii, is it running like modchips that has support 6x reading?

    ps: my point is, exploiting the dvd bug in hardware should be really easy... these chips emerging all of a sudden make me wonder...
     

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