New Wii Modchip: WI-IC

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  1. shaunj66
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    New Wii Modchip: WI-IC

    Another quick solder solution








    Another Wii modchip was announced today; the WI-IC. Price and release date is unknown, but they've unveiled the features in the image below.
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    [​IMG] Official Website


     


  2. Sekkyumu

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    Damn they're like pokemon...
     
  3. TheStump

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    im hoping there will be some sort of DVD channel were i can play DVD's soon. I think ill hold out another 3 months before buying a mod chip purely because all the updates are coming in force now. By that time there will be an awsome solution for the wii.
     
  4. H8TR

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    I know what you mean. Just so many of them. Just like at the height of the Slot-1 game. M3, R4, EZ V, SCDS 1, Ninjapass... which one to get?
     
  5. Nestea80

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    Yes, another modchip!

    I could care less for some DVD playing feature. Why on earth would you want to watch DVDs on your Wii? Everyone should have a DVD player nowadays ... and, who wants to watch a movie with no DTS/Dolby 5.1???
     
  6. _Mazza_

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    looks like cyclowiz but will prolly be cheaper
     
  7. frendly5

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    Region free???
     
  8. Wanque

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    I don't think they're saying it'll make a Wii able to play DVDs - just that you'll be able to update the firmware of the chip through either the Disc channel, Photo Channel, or SD slot.

    Apart from that, I see nothing new being offered. I'm not sure how much use those tests and diagnostic status reports would be.
     
  9. Tanas

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    It looks like its another 12c509 based mod.
     
  10. adgloride

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    I wonder why it needs an extra wire for the photo channel and an extra SD slot. Maybe the extra SD slot is so you can play VC games.
     
  11. xeorix

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    I can't see this chip offering someting new, am I wrong?
     
  12. Pikachu025

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    Pretty useless seeing as we already have at least two others that do the same thing. Bring on region-free, already!
     
  13. bobrules

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    Wow the Wiimodchips are really coming along quite nicely. Patience is the key right now.
     
  14. Tanas

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    Its only a dvd rom based mod, similar to the x360 mod and they are unable to make the 360 mod region free, so I very much doubt they'll be able to do it with the current wii mods.
     
  15. Hooya

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    This seems obviously a Cyclowiz clone to me.
     
  16. bobrules

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    Critical thinking is needed to achieve region free
     
  17. Digger

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    What is it with Wii modchips and outright LIES.

    This chip is a Wiinja clone stuck on a PCB.

    There will NEVER be any of the features mention, out to make a quick $ and never to be seen again.

    Lol @ SD card support, the chip doesn't even have 5 position to solder an SD card reader.

    Lol @ upgradable, yeah right, desolder the chip, stick it in a pic programmer and upgrade that way.

    ITS ALL LIES, MAY THEY ROT IN HELL [​IMG]
     
  18. gbatemp

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    Actually all the features will be implemented.

    This chip compares more to the wiikey than the cyclo and wiinja.

    The extra wire needed for the photo channel is to allow you to update the firmware on the MODCHIP.

    Digger why dont you go fuck yourself? You seem like a complete wanker.
     
  19. Digger

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    Ooh, does the truth hurt?

    Dont like to see people getting ripped off with blatant lies.

    ITS A WIINJA ON A PCB. Go on prove me wrong!!
     
  20. unusername

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    a new modchip.... the same like anothers....


    nothing new to me.... (it's seems a clone of cyclo-thing...)