Wii-clip (open wii) + programmer

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Apr 13, 2008

Wii-clip (open wii) + programmer by Prime at 5:48 PM (4,220 Views / 0 Likes) 34 replies

  1. Prime
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    I really want to buy this because i have no experience in soldering and there is no where near me that installs mod chips. But i noticed the programmer needs a parallel port on your computer, correct? well my computer doesn't have a parallel port. Could i use this to hook it up to my computer via USB and program the chip?

    (or do you think the chip has firmware already on it?)
     


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    it uses a parallel port aka printer's port not serial
     
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    whoops.

    *fixed
     
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    I know that the chip does not come preprogrammed, but I am not sure if you can use a usb to printing port cable. I would recommend the key clip, another programmable chip by the same makers of the open clip. With the key clip, you can program the openwii firmware along with the wiikey firmware and a few other open source firmwares.
     
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    what is the difference between the key-clip and the open-wii?

    i'm sure you can program the open-wii with different firmwares
     
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    The open clip is a PIC chip that you can program openwii and other open source firmwares onto it. The key clip is an ATmega8 chip that can be programmed with wiikey, openwii, and other open source firmwares. They are just different types of chips, that can be programmed with different firmwares.
     
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    Well they are just like each other then. I would not want the wiikey firmware anyways....

    As long as the mod chip is open source and can be programmed with different firmwares then i'm fine

    So its the open clip for me.

    Now back to my original question, can i use the cable? can someone link to a cable i could use?
     
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    no, that's not true, you're thinking of the free-clip
    both open-clip and the key-clip has the ATmega8 chip
     
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    I;m not sure if a usb to parrallel will work but i think a pci or pcmcia card will definitely
     
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    Not correct. The key-clip only supports the Wiikey firmware. The Open clip only supports OpenWii.
     
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    their website is really confusing i gotta say

    i remember like 2 weeks ago, Key-clip's page indicated that it can be programmed with both openwii and wii-key but now it just states that it can be programmed with wii-key

    the open-wii page though, still indicates that it can be programmed with both openwii and wii-key

    has anyone actually attempted programming the Key-Clip with Openwii? or Open-Clip with wii-key?
     
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    No a parallel to USB wont work.
     
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    It obviously won't work as the 2 chips have different pinouts. It says on the Open-clip page "uses the 5 wire OpenWii method" and on the Key clip page, "uses the 6 wire wiikey method"
     
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    so it was false advertisements on wii-clip's part all the time [​IMG]

    man how come wii-clip team doesnt advertise here like they do on open-wii and wiinewz maybe then they'll be able to clear this up
     
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    Dont get the Openclip...
    Its openwii only

    Get the Freeclip [​IMG]
    Its made for chips like yoasm [​IMG]
     
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    is yoasm dvd upgradable?
     
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    And OpenWii is just as good, if not better than YAOSM
     
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    Why is openwii better?
     
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    True DVD upgradablity (Programmable in-system), unlike PIC-based modchips

    Apart from that, it has the same features as YAOSM)
     
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    This is not correct. The key-clip supports Wiikey and Openwii, just like you can convert a real wiikey to an Openwii. The key-clip also supports a few other chips that can be programmed onto an ATmega8. The Open-clip supports openwii and a few other open source chips, but not wiikey.
     

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