What Modchip And Where?

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Sep 6, 2008

What Modchip And Where? by tenentenen at 5:28 PM (2,754 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. tenentenen
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    I have a NTSC United States Launch Wii and I am looking to chip it, but I am a Modchip NOOB and have no idea what to get based on my info or where to get it. /Here is what I know.

    -Launch wii, NTSC
    -Serial: LU10002xxx
    -I looked it up on WiiTracker and it said: D2A/DMS/D2B without cut pins
    - I prefer solderless because it is less risk and Removable...I think (Wiiclip or Wlip, idk which to do)


    Any help is really apreciated!!!
    [​IMG]
     


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    Don't post your full serial number...

    And it's definitely a DMS Wii as it's launch day.
     
  3. tenentenen
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    Thanks that clears that up, But what chip/clip should I get for easy installation and no permanent soldering?

    (also thanks for the serial tip. i changed it)
     
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    Presoldered WiiClip with WiiKey.
     
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    Ok i wanna ask the same thing, im also a complete Noob about Mod chips, i have hacked my wii tho with Custom Firmware and can play wads etc. Not that ,that matters :/.

    anyway i have a PAL Launch Wii
    -Serial = LEH10316****
    i looked on the Wii serial tracker and it said - There is a 60% chance that your drive chip is a GC2-DMS
    and a 40% chance that it is a GC2-D2B.

    Your Drive Pins are most likely not cut.

    Its most likely i will use a clip which has the chip pre soldered on.

    My question is what is the best chip at the mo? The one which is most compatable with games which i will most likely play (popular games) . Also the one which has updates and fixes etc.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    @Jibib:
    WiiKey + Wii-Clip V3 works for DMS, D2A, and D2B, so read the reply I gave to tenentenen; That chip will work for you as well.
     
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    So basicly all launch Wiis can have a Wii-Clip? cool, mine was bought at launch, so should it work(I didn't want to make a new thread) And I have no experience soldering, neither does anyone I know. Any risk when opening the wii and clipping it on?
     
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    Does it play all PAL games? Im not bothered about Region Free, i dont mind waiting for the PAL version of a game to come out xD

    But the Wasabi looks good :S But WiiKey is the best ya?

    Also i dont carea bout homebrew i just wanna be able to play PAL ISO's.

    So wiikey is the way to go ?

    Oh and btw would i need any programs coz ive heard of a trucha :S and ill be ok using Imgburn and will these ' verbatim 16x DVD +R be ok for burning ISO's to?

    Thanks for all ya help i really appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
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    Wiikey does the business, and it's cheap as chips!

    Why buy a Ferrari when a mini will do ? lol
     
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    Ok, so there are no programs or anything i need. After ive installed the WiiKey, Updated its firmware or whatever. I just burn a PAL game to my discs and then im ready to go?
     
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    Yes. That's it.

    No matter what chip you get get it I'd get it from ModchipCentral.
     
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    You only need Trucha Signer if you're modifying the game in any way (like replacing songs in Guitar Hero 3 or replacing textures in Super Smash Bros. Brawl). The only programs I'd recommend are RegionFrii and WiiBrickBlocker.

    RegionFrii (lv1.21) is useful if you have a PAL ISO and need to make it NTSC, or vice versa. Just open the file, select the region you want to change it to, and press 'Update ISO'.

    WiiBrickBlocker (v1.3R2) removes updates from the ISO so that it will let you play the game without wanting you to update or brick your console (if its another region ISO). Open the file, click 'Read Info', and then 'Patch'.

    They both take under 30 seconds each, so it's a quick process to undergo to ensure your disc will work and not brick your system.

    I also recommend taking a look at the [Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List] if you use RegionFrii. Its basically a list of games that you are able to change the region in.

    Enjoy. [​IMG]
     
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    You should go with a Free-clip and flash it with YAOSM, at least with that you got some support unlike the wiikey.
     
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    Alright, I have the same question. i just bought my wii today, a new shipment, so I'm guessing its D2C.

    Serial # LU3560#####

    I've heard good things about the Wiikey. Is that my best option?
     
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    I do not think there is a Wiikey that works with D2C? At least not that I can see.
     
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    I don't know why everyone seems to say to use Wiiclip, all I did was quicksolder my Wiikey. To allow the chip to be easily removed I'd still recommend soldering, but use 5 wires instead, that way it should be easy enough to remove. Just remember to insulate your chip from shorting out the motherboard if you go this route.
    There isn't a huge difference in terms of which chip is "best". The Wiikey is on the "more easily detectable" side of things, but it's easy to update so it doesn't matter much. Every chip there is could potentially be detected by a clever new game with specific code, and the best safeguard against this is to use a chip that is easily and readily updatable. So your best option would be Wiikey - easy to install, easy to remove.

    If you want to update the Wii firmware, use bushing's "semi-brick fix disc" for your region, it contains the 3.2 version firmware (ie firmware that still works with Trucha), and is a better option than installing 3.3, and you can then use Starfall if you so want.
     
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    Some do not feel comfortable soldering. And some just do not have a solder gun laying around and do not feel like hunting one down or buying one to never use it again.
     
  19. tedmg09130913

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    Try d2pro which apparently works with every wii dvd drive. But get newer nine or five pin version with wiiclip.
     
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    Get either a D2C Pro9 v2/3 or the Wasabi v3. They are about equal in terms of functionality and reliability from everything I've read. Be forewarned: You may need to solder one wire to a solder pad with either choice (the D2C Pro V2/3 only needs it if soldering the 'jumper points' on the clip doesn't work but it looks like the Wasabi requires it). You should open your Wii to find out for sure what chip you have since you will be opening it in a week or two anyway.
     

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