Noob chip install question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by wovva, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. wovva

    wovva Advanced Member

    May 7, 2006
    Hi all, in what should be my final noob question I was wondering if there is anything out there at the moment assessing the future risk opf installing a mod chip.

    Of course the warranty is blasted, but when online play becomes available will it become possible to recognise this remotely and brick chipped wiis? In a similar way to chipped Xboxes getting fried by updates on game disks, and when connecting to Live.

  2. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    United States
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It's possible because updates to the chips are possible via DVD ... but will it happen? Yet to be seen ...

    As for online play, it should be undetectable, as it's a drive chip, not on the mobo itself, like in Xbox's. It's similar to the 360 hack.
  3. Perplexer

    Perplexer GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2006
    United States
    You mention that "updates to the chips are possible via DVD" (i.e. the WiiKey setup disc can detect whether a WiiKey is installed, and change its settings), so a retail game, with the right code, could also check for a chip and refuse to play, or refuse to allow online play...
  4. iza

    iza gbatemp, the new crack

    Aug 28, 2006
    United States
    yea, thats what he said... but even so, with the open source one's constantly changing, it might be hard to them to get the right code into the right system with the right chip in it to disable it... plus i'm sure someone would post it immediately if a new retail disc was dumped with that code in it...