What can WiiKey 2 do that WiiKey can't?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Link5084, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States
    Someone provide the differences
  2. afif95

    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

    Nov 24, 2008
    It's a better Wiikey overall??

    Wiikey2 is more up-to-date.

    Plus, it's better to have newer things. For instance, what would you choose over a crappy TV and a plasma TV that has little-to-no price difference?
  3. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Jul 14, 2008
    United States
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Wiikey 2 has support with new updates.

    Wiikey has lost all support and is no longer looked at.
  4. SenorClean

    SenorClean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2008
    Works on drives newer than D2B.... there are lots of those around!

    I wouldn't recommend grading if you already have the wiikey. Old wiikey is proven, stable... justworks.
  5. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Redcar, England, UK.
    It's one of the most sturdiest new chips on the market, the big difference is it injects code much faster than other modchips, therefore reads quicker and has some nice advanced options like all other new chips.
  6. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 6, 2007
    In modchip functionality itself, there is absolutely no difference. The first wiikey can do the job just as fine as wiikey2.
    If you have the first version, there is no reason at all to upgrade.
  7. rasputin

    rasputin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 7, 2008
    United States

    The above quote should speak volumes to everyone.
  8. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Redcar, England, UK.
    kedest: you are right , it's stupid to update a chip which already works perfectly fine.

    The Wiikey, released February 2007, was one of the first DVD-upgradeable modchips to be released for the Wii. It is a first generation chip, and can only be installed on systems with chipset revisions of D2B and older (including systems with “cut” IC legs). The Wiikey has six points to solder on to the DVD drive. This can be done either via wires or through the "quick solder" method.
    The Wiikey’s firmware works by a process of funneling through the debug serial port. This effectively tricks the DVD drive into believing that the backup is in fact genuine, much like current Xbox 360 chips do. Periodic firmware updates are released from the Wiikey development team, as well as configuration discs used to change the Wiikey settings. Both can be found on the Wiikey website.
    In addition to complete original Wii functionality, including system updates and online game play, the Wiikey packs an impressive list of features. According to the Wiikey website, this is the official feature list as of the March 26, 2008 1.9s update:
    Direct Boot of Wii Backups
    Direct Boot of GameCube Backups
    Direct Boot of Homebrew in GameCube Mode
    Direct Boot of Different NTSC Region Wii Games/Backups on US and JAP Consoles
    Partial Support for NTSC Region Wii Games/Backups on PAL Consoles
    Boots Different Region GameCube Games/Backups (Partially Without Swapping)
    Supports Multi-disc Games for Both Wii and Gamecube
    Supports DVD-R / True DVD+R and +RW Support (No Bitsetting Required!)
    Supports Full-size 4 GB Discs for GameCube homebrew
    Stealth Mode
    Recovery Mode - Can Recover from a Bad Flash
    Super Mario Galaxy Protection Workaround
    Dual Layer Backup Support for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    The 2nd generation Wiikey model, released October 2008. It is compatible with DMS, D2A, D2B, D2C, D2C-2 and D2E chipsets, a huge upgrade over the original Wiikey's compatibility. It uses a 5-6 wire installation (5-9 if the sticker on the back of the Wiikey 2 is white). According to the Wiikey website, this is the official feature list as of the October release:
    Compatible with DMS, D2A, D2B, D2C, D2C-2 and D2E chipsets
    Compatible with all regions, USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA
    Compatible with D2B "cut pin" drives (does not require the cut pins to be connected)
    Fully configurable and updatable via DVD
    Advanced automatic region detection with fallback (works even if a drive is changed to a different region Wii)
    Region override for Wii and Gamecube games
    Direct Boot of Wii original, import, and backup games
    Direct Boot of Gamecube original, import, and backup games
    Direct boot of homebrew in GC mode
    Supports multi-disc games, DVD-R, +R, +RW (no bitsetting required)
    Supports Dual Layer
    Supports factory made 'silvers', even with incorrect header data
    Supports Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and other 'problem' titles
    Streaming audio-fix for Gamecube games
    Diskspeed configurable via DVD, with separate settings for different media types
    Recovery mode makes it impossible to brick the chip with a bad flash
    8Mbit onboard flash for storing data and applications
    Rock solid performance with 3.3V FPGA core and high quality components
    Multifrequency Ringpiece Oscillators (MRO) for optimum performance, even with problem drives
    Onboard status LEDs
    Their is a big difference, but definitely not needed to replace a chip which is working well, but either way the Wiikey2 is by far the best modchip of it's kind.
  9. Lookie401

    Lookie401 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2006
    United States
    People are forgetting about this!

    Wiikey v1 (latest fw) reads disc at 3x while Wiikey v2 reads at 6x. XP
  10. Richy Freeway

    Richy Freeway GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 9, 2006
    So don't run the latest firmware?

    Didn't 1.9s just add compatibility with retail Brawl? So long since I had to mess with my Wiikey I've forgotten everything about it [​IMG]

    Good chips, I've fitted quite a few for mates and they all just do their thing with no messing about.
  11. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 6, 2007
    edit nevermind
  12. Cygoku

    Cygoku Banned

    Jul 14, 2006
    Why mess the internal of your Wii with soldering when there is solderless solution ?!?!

  13. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Redcar, England, UK.
    A: They weren't available at the time, e.g. 2+ years ago
    B: Soldered Modchips are by far more secure.

    And how is it messing with the internals by soldering? if you actually know what you are doing you can solder and de-solder without any real evidence [​IMG]