Wii Modchip

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Shichibukai, Sep 2, 2008.

Sep 2, 2008

Wii Modchip by Shichibukai at 4:17 PM (1,691 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Shichibukai
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    Yeah i read (more or less) the reviews. But i don't know witch one.
    I was thinking to get cycloWiz o Wiikey.
    Have PAL Wii and may get from other regions
     
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    Forget them both and build an OpenWii or YAOSM.
     
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    Agreed

    Also yuor topic title wasnt very helpful but arctic told you the answer
     
  4. Shichibukai
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    didn't know what to put Lol
     
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    FYI you can flash wiikey with openwii aswell...

    My friend flashes his own chips over here, and has installed like 10 mods himself. Lol bugger paying for them [​IMG]
     
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    So you can make your own Wii modchips easy eh?
    Do they work with the newest Wii from Europe?

    BTW, does anyone know which serial would be on a Wii I will buy soon in Belgium, Europe?
     
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    Uhh... First of all, do you know what drive you have?
     
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    You do know, that you need a pretty old Wii for those Modchips to work, right?
    Btw. the best Modchip for those drives is YAOSM. OpenWii isn't good at all.
     
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    I dunno which drive I will have, I haven't got my Wii yet...
    But I would just like to know which Wii it will be, that may come in handy [​IMG]
     
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    If you get a new Wii you can forget about the old selfmade chips. Get yourself a D2Lite or something of that sort.
     
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    And do those modchips work as good as the old modchips?
     
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    You are wrong. They have exactly the same features, but OpenWii is better due to the more advanced, programmable-in-system ATMEGA8.
     
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    Launch/early wii: Get a wiikey because they're cheap.
    Newer wii: D2pro9 v3: works on anything???

    Get a wii-clip, they make soldering 10 times easier and much less chance of damaging your Wii if you're inexperienced with soldering. D2pro9 v3 I think has a couple fo wires you still need to solder but it's not a big deal. wii-clips work 99% of the time without problems.

    Don't install anything unless you've done some reading and know what you're doing.

    None of the popular clips have any significant disadantages. The only thing that you have to worry about with the popular mod chips are: 1) how much you have to solder and 2) how much they cost. There are rumors of Nintendo being able to detect the wii-key, but they're just rumors, and with custom firmware on the way this is probably not going to be a big deal anyway.

    The PIC-mods are cheap as hell but they do require at least an extra day or so of research, getting all the parts for the programmer and junk, and installing the thing. It's really really fun and satisfying if you're into that kind of thing, but the time is not worth the $40 you potentially save if you're not that interested.

    Some stores even offer to pre-solder the chip onto the clip, this makes the entire installation process 0-effort, just remember where the screws you took out belong.
     
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    So the D2pro9 v3 works on any Wii?
    Because I've bought a Wii, and WiiDrives says this:

    * There is a 50% chance the chipset is GC2-D2C2 (v2) and the drive has the new metal clip.
    * And there is also a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E with the new metal clip.
    * Lastly, a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D2C (v1).

    So which modchip should I buy?
     

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