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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Soybomb, Mar 22, 2007.
I got the top left version from eurasia.
Do all the clones have no writing on the Atmel chip?
though i already installed my wiikey... this will help out alot of people!
I now have strong reason to expect a cloned WiiKey is shipping to me. It appears to be the upper-right clone, with larger print C1, C2, C3, ordered from dealextreme.com. Boo.
But has anyone actually tried to install and use this clone? Does it work more or less identical to the real WiiKey? Let's ignore its compatibility with theoretical future updates for now. Does it run backups in the ways you would expect the real one to?
I would not recomment anyone intentially buy a clone, but they exist, so this is valuable information for the community.
nice post will keep in mind when purchasing
Replying to my own question, since dealextreme just updated their product page with this explanation:
So this means that it is reasonable to expect that, yes, this particular clone will work more or less just like the real one.
I'd rather have a legimiate chip, but I will probalby just install this clone wired and see how long it serves my needs.
cool let us know the results of the clone test- it shall be interesting
If i may comment...
Those are some really good clones IMO
curious like weet, do they work like the original... If they do... then i wouldnt mind having one if i pay less for it of course
lol human nature- goo for da cheap one-- i might buy one from kai but i dunno a higher price is for higher quality
don't buy a clone, those people behind wiikey work hard to put this chip together. when a clone is bought, they're not being rewarded for their work, and this can ultimately lead to the demise of any modchip team.
like come on, it's not a whole lot cheaper, we shouldn't treat the wiikey staff that way.
i don't think anyone actually wants to buy a clone
the price of dealextreme was cheaper then the price resellers pay, so it had to be a clone
I didn't want a clone and purchased thinking it was an original.
That said - I don't understand how - if this actually a CLONE - how it will work any diferently to the normal chip. If the chip has been nicked and put on this chip, then surely it will work in exactly the same way.
I have no idea if that is the case, just wondering.
I'm not installing it until I am certain it will be ok.
Because the PCB and the chip are identical, that doesn't mean that the code inside the clone Wiikey is the same. Also, since there is no dump of the authentic Wiikey code released, it's easy to assume that the clone Wiikeys have inside other code.
Most propably the opensource Chiip, Wiip, openwii code...
load of bollox m8, thats like saying wiinja clones are actually an opensource chip, people dont just release to public, youd be surprised how many weeks people were messing with them chips and never let on some of em probably saying on forums, cant wait for this wen it comes out!
about the wiikey clones not able to update, they claim this but can they actually prove this? i mean, wiikey was made in china, china does everything fake, im sure someone in a factory who is making wiikeys has just nicked the code, or someone has unprotected the chip and read the code
exact same chip, resistors, pads, chip to pad layout, why wouldnt it update???
this clone thing is very fishy whootage 70th post
wouldnt mind a clone, + $5 refunded to my paypal, wondering why they only refunded 5 dollars thinking my order was canceled
anyhow $27 is a really nice deal if it updates, as for the life of the chip i think it would last awhile seeing how chips alone work well for open source mods, personally think these type of drive hacks are only worth $10 due to the open source functioning well as the commercial ones. Open Source ftw
hey takrin where do they give you 5.00 off for clones? dx or kai?
cool thanks mustnap--i checked my email to see if kai emailed me again and he said that they used to use the same distributer as dx for wiikey but now they use an official dealer i dunno sounds fishy