WiiFree 1.22 + Source Released

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  1. Opium
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    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    WiiFree 1.22 + Source Released

    Free, open source Wii modchip








    [​IMG]



    WiiFree, a free open source Wii modchip, has been brought up to version 1.22 and along with this release comes the source code for the project.




    [​IMG] Download



    [​IMG] Source


     
  2. ChowMein

    ChowMein GBAtemp Regular

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    Oh this is awesome, first time I heard of WiiFree too. Great news!
     
  3. Little

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    I wish i was still back at college doing electronics, we had pic programmers there [​IMG]; no access to one these days.
     
  4. ssj4android

    ssj4android GBAtemp Regular

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    Which is better, this or Chiip? It seems Chiip might be cheaper/easier if you build the programmer as well, plus it has Gamecube backup support.
     
  5. Emu

    Emu GBAtemp Regular

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    Granted it's free, some of us don't have PIC programmers or much knowledge of electronics. I think they'd make a killing in funding if they sold pre-done PIC Chips with the code on it. Even I would fork out 10-15$ to have this done for me, and they could also use the funds towards furthering the project. Kinda like a donation! That's just my opinion though..
     
  6. unpaiktable

    unpaiktable Advanced Member

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    Woah.. nice feature list [​IMG]
     
  7. gr33dy

    gr33dy GBAtemp Regular

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    Just what I was thinking! [​IMG]
     
  8. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hey, the Chiip developer messed that up in his first beta (original Wii discs didn't run anymore XD), so I guess it's good to know...
     
  9. 111111111

    111111111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    But thats exactly what they don't want to do.

    They give it away free so everyone can diy without some fat spotty nerd profitting.
     
  10. Frz

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    There's a difference between providing the choice between buying a chip and programming it yourself to the sole possibility of buying it
     
  11. amptor

    amptor Banned

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    heh still easier, cheaper, and more convenient to buy a modchip. I didn't think $39.99 was expensive for one. The original viper chip was way overpriced at $70+ when it came out. I wouldn't worry about 40 bucks. Probably end up spending at least $40 on the programmer and all the hardware. No such thing as a free mod chip unless someone gives you the hardware.
     
  12. Sonstwer

    Sonstwer Newbie

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    40 USD for the chip used for the WiiFree and the parts for the programmer would be quite a rip-off - I just checked a well known mail-order electronics company in Germany (Reichelt) and everything sums up to about 2.60 EUR. A PIC programmer can be really simple, see http://www.ps2-scene.org/forums/380789-post39.html for an example.

    IIRC some people over on WiiNewz mentioned buying a pre-built programmer from eBay and even those wouldn't raise the price to your limit.

    For me the WiiFree was actually free, I had a 12F675 and all parts for the programmer lying around. [​IMG]
     
  13. joeglens

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    This is only recommended for people who really knows the ins and outs of electronics and/or microcontrollers.

    Me im building 1 myself. I already have a decent home made PIC programmer (http://picallw.feniks-pro.com/pdf/p16pro.pdf) and i have 12F629 and 12F675 lying around from my previous projects.

    If you want to buy chips, buy direct from microchip (http://www.microchipdirect.com/productsearch.aspx?Keywords=12f629)
    cost only $0.93 (12F629-I/P PDIP package) for 1-25 pcs order, cheaper for bulk orders
     
  14. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Nice, i still have my pic programmer and pics for this, bought the programmer for $7 and around $1 for a pic, bought around 20 back then price came down to around $0,90
     
  15. KevinX8

    KevinX8 Proud user of The Dark Theme

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    Nice necro bump, 10 year sentence should do you for a 10 year old post
     
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