New Wii Drive Revision Kills ALL modchips!

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  1. vettacossx
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    ModSupplier have informed us of a new Wii drive revision in the wild that has rendered all current modchips useless The drive controller chip has been completely removed!

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    http://wiinewz.com/forums/nintendo-news/82...l-modchips.html

    This was a post over on theplayground today and I wondered will this effect Homebrew and Softmods or Csm, twilight hack ect???
     
  2. IronMask

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    I would say that this is a direct missle from the big N to say the least. Just a little bump in the road though. I think our team is bigger and better..it's just unforunate that we can't have a few spies within the company to warn us a little ahead of schedule.

    Hey it's a dog eat dog world. Who's eating Alpo and who's eating Old Roy?
     
  3. Diffusion

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    I guess it could affect the softmod if Nintendo took out the DVD read function.
     
  4. toastert2003

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    I prefer Kibbles & Bits.. Where's my Big N job application!
     
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    Well it looks like this is a minor set back, but hackers will get a new modchip going very soon. how long did it take for a modchip to come out after the wii was released?
     
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    it appears this revision is kinda like a one-off.
    Ozmodchips have reported that their newer wiis still havn't gotten any of these, but maybe its going to be delayed in australia?
     
  7. toastert2003

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess within a month of anyone buying these, there will be one ready... if not sooner. Seems like the Wii chip makers have a pretty good grasp of what runs things.
     
  8. vettacossx
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    Got a few Questions for you all...

    1: How does this effect the softmod Or Does it?

    2: Could this drive controller chip be "emulated in software" or in a new "IOS" hack? (one would assume that is how nintendo will now do it?) I read noobwarrior post there is a IOS with "no apparent use yet" so it made me wonder if this was its function?

    3: Does this effect the twilight hack itself? [​IMG]
     
  9. noobwarrior7

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    1) it doesn't

    2) they just combined it with something else, its still physically there.

    3) no
     
  10. djdynamite123

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    Nice & easy said.. also this news has been out for 2 weeks or so..
     
  11. vettacossx
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    hey thanks that sums up my queries I had just read about it yesterday and was hoping this would'nt hinder the twilight hack at least! thanks for the prompt response btw! kudos for that noobwarrior! any news on the "unidentified" ios I had read about in the IOS55 thread? again thanks for your prompt responses! [​IMG]
     
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    You seem to have quite some insider knowledge about this chip that has only been sighted once. Mind to elaborate on how you know that they didn't remove the DVD mode from the drive firmware (ad #1), or that the new combined chip still is vulnerable to be banged into executing other commands (ad #2)?
     
  13. Drackin

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    If they removed that at all, it would only effect backup loaders, not the act of softmodding your wii and running OTHER homebrew apps. The one-trick-pony for softmodding is the xbox360 so far.
     
  14. Diffusion

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    It would also affect DVDX and any other homebrew that uses DVD discs. [​IMG]
     
  15. vettacossx
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    wtf did i miss a ps3 softmod? can someone PM me if they know how to softmod a ps3 because i have an original (plays ps1,ps2 and ps3 games) and it collects dust as it awaits a softmod! Also the 360's dvd drives have ALL been hacked now even that liteon,and benQ ones i read a tut on xboxscene dot com about that but never sourced a solid enough guide to brave exicuting the hacks or flashing anything! [​IMG] (the psp and wii are easy to mod however!)
     
  16. NeSchn

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    Oh shit. That sucks! I hope my Wii never dies and I have to send it back or buy a new one and get one of these *knocks on wood*.
     
  17. Drackin

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    No softmod for it yet, not even sure if there's a modchip for the ps3. I was searching around for info on them a few weeks ago, but I found no info on any actual real working modchips.
     
  18. djdynamite123

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    To secure PS3's they are the top notch, although the don't make much profit as well as 360's
    Nintendo...on the other hand make tuns & tuns of profit, why? keep their consoles "cheap" hardware is cheap etc, but many love Nintendo for the bizarre titles we have had and the classics that people stick with Nintendo etc.
    Even with the modchip world the homebrew softmod world, they make such a profit....