Wii Chipped?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Cheyanna, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Cheyanna
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    Cheyanna Newbie

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    I know this is probably very dumb to ask.

    But before i buy the wii i would like to know what does chipped mean?

    Does that mean that i can download games off the internet like the NDS Lite? or simply that i can play other regional games on the wii?

    thankx for answering this

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  2. SectionX

    SectionX GBAtemp Fan

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    It means you can download games just like the DS and sometimes play other regional games on the Wii, correct.
     
  3. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It means a modchip has been installed. Then you can indeed download&burn games from the internet.
    And it also adds partial region-free support, so you can play games from other regions (but not all of them)
     
  4. Cheyanna
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    Cheyanna Newbie

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    do i have to buy it chipped or can i can it chipped myself?

    can i have the website where you can download games plz?
     
  5. BigX

    BigX GBAtemp Regular

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    over there
    if you search the web and know how to use a solder iron, you can do it yourself.
    Downloading Game images is illegal in most countries.
    Most important of all: Software pirates have short d****
    A game worth playing is a game worth buying (or at least renting)
     
  6. Devrethman

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    If you're buying one now, you'll probably end up with a D2c. As far as I know the only chip that works on them is the D2CKey, which costs around 50 bucks I think and requires some rediculous soldering skills. If you miraculously end up with a pre-D2C wii, you could do YAOSM, which isn't THAT difficult to install, and uses parts that can be bought from an electronics distributor (mouser, digikey, etc) for about 6 bucks.
     
  7. jon_jon

    jon_jon GBAtemp Regular

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    The Argon chip is another one for the D2C drives. It doesn't have the long track record of the D2C-Key, but has less number of wires to install and has recently undergone some firmware updates.