Second official announcement Cyclowiz

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Nipi, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Nipi

    Nipi Advanced Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    02/16/2007 (Read yesterday's post for an important announcement)

    It has been reported that some current generation mods suffer from the old "Idle Disc Read Error (DRE)" bug that was frequent in early badly designed GC modchips. Some people wrongly concluded that it could be the case with CycloWiz, but fortunately it just can't be, and here is why.

    The Wii drive, unlike GC drive, is aware of standard DVD format. Standard DVDs can be read by any Wii (yes, an official DVD player is in theory possible) but as a protection mean some commands used by games are disabled when a standard DVD is inserted.

    CycloWiz job is to re-enable those commands. Unlike some other mods, CycloWiz lets the original Wii firmware handle every aspects of DVD reading. In fact, CycloWiz is probably the only chip on market that doesn't use bitsetting at all. That way, no continuous patching is needed and no desynchronisation can occur. As soon as the disc starts spinning, CycloWiz becomes transparent (you could even remove it!), it's all in the drive's hands.

    We won't say that it's impossible to get a DRE with CycloWiz due to media. Simply use a good burner with good media and and you'll never have to worry about DRE. We are also aware of an unrelated deterministic DRE problem with three PAL games. We will provide an upgrade correcting this issue in a couple of days, along with some surprise features [​IMG]

    So I guess I just have to wait for an update in order to make the three PAL games work...
  2. elomaniak

    elomaniak GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    yes i hope i can install it

    now the pal versions cant read 3 games
    but in future this number coul have gone up
  3. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
    I'm glad they acknowledge that 3 games don't work. But still, 3 games don't work! They're behind Wiinja in terms of compatibility, user friendliness, and reliability, just as they have been from the start.

    Here's hoping the update fixes all the problems, so the Wiinja has some real competition, and the surprise update adds region-free NTSC, maybe even PAL, so the wiikey will get some competition too. Until that update, Cyclowiz will be the worst modchip on the market.
  4. shtonkalot

    shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

    May 28, 2006
    Gosford, Australia
    I gotta say that the Cyclowiz team seems very ready to both acknowledge and fix mistakes.
    I'm quite impressed so far.
  5. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
    I'm only impressed at their honesty because of their promoter's lies [​IMG]

    Team Cyclops needs to drop MC, their reputation is being tarnished.
  6. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

    Oct 31, 2006
    South East London
    this is good news. I hope excite truck pal works.
  7. niklasnyfiken

    niklasnyfiken GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2006
    I get the impression that they will support their chip for a long time, unlike other mod chip makers who are quiet after releasing their chips. But until they can beat Wiikey I wouldn't buy CycloWiz.
  8. pelago

    pelago Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    Interesting to read that Cyclowiz works differently to all other modchips (so they say), as I previously thought that they all used the same methods. We don't know which method is 'best' yet, of course.