Wiikey: Official Picture + Release Date

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Feb 15, 2007
  1. Warm Woolly Shee
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    http://wiikey.cn/

    [​IMG]
    (prototype)

    WWS: There are some new features so read over the list.


    Specifications:

    Direct boot of wii backups
    Direct boot of GC backups
    Direct boot of homebrew in GC mode
    supports all currently available console/drive versions
    Supports D2B chipsets
    Sophisticated (true) update mechanism via DVD (future proof, expect cool features to come)
    Direct boot of different NTSC region Wii games/backups on US and JAP consoles
    Partial support for NTSC region Wii games/backups on PAL consoles
    Boots different region GC games/backups (partially without swapping)
    Supports multi-disc games for BOTH Wii and Gamecube
    Supports DVD-R / true DVD+R and +RW support (no bitsetting required!)
    Improved readsettings for recordable media
    built-in audio fix
    supports fullsize 4GB discs for gamecube homebrew
    Stealth mode
    512 byte EEPROM to store configuration
    Quicksolder interface - no wires needed for installation
    Recovery Mode - can recover from a bad flash
    Compact design, best quality components, rock solid high speed controller
    Professional ESD packing


    SHIPS FEB 20th

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    Not to be a fanboy, but there are so many japanese games I can't wait to play. PAL users have a right to be skeptical, but as an NTSC owner I'm sold.

    My ONLY concern is the "quicksolder" - for the same reason I don't like cyclowiz - I'd much rather use wires, so I can remove it in the future when a good homebrew chip comes out. As I understand, quicksolder is difficult for a newbie to remove.
     


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    You can still solder wires to the quicksolder pads if you want.
     
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    Nice, ok I'm sold. Time to finally use my list [​IMG]

    Where is a good place to get wire?
     
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    It seems like a safe bet but I think I might make a Wiip.
     
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    Pre-ordered!

    Maybe I'm just retarded but does anybody know what the A,B,C,D points are for -- I thought it was quick solder?
    Perhaps the prototype picture doesn't reflect the quick solder?
     
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    I think we, Pal Users, still need some answers.... what is this about
    "Partial support for NTSC region Wii games/backups on PAL consoles"
    Partial? what do they mean with Partial Support?
    AND
    "Boots different region GC games/backups (partially without swapping)"
    Again... partially without swapping?

    I'm more turned into Wiikey thats for sure, but still i wanted to know more about this.
     
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    Yeah, those "partially" statements need to be cleared up. I don't care about gamecube that much, but if I had a PAL machine I'd want some real answers.

    Why are they being so vague?


    On the positive side, they do have full region unlocking for JAP / USA. That means they are able to affect region with the Wiikey in place, perhaps the only thing stopping them is the code, something an update could fix. That's just my guess - don't
     
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    I have a PAL Wii and it has a Wiinja installed. If this whole 'partial support' thing is cleared up I may have a Wiikey to order.
    Inquiring minds want to know...
     
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    Not a bad idea. The fun in modchips isn't just stealing games, it's being able to take apart your system, melt some metal and look at nintendo guts. Making your own Wiip! would definitely add to the whole "do it yourself" fun. Bonus if you contribute to the code once the source is released.
     
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    Definitely need clarification, but this chip has my interest for sure.
     
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    i was under the impression that it was either quicksolder or wires? if its quicksolder only i definately dont want a bar of it, theres no doubt this is the best modchip so far, but if i buy and install it, i wanna know i can dig it out if the updates let me down and better chips come out!!!

    *edit* p.s. anyone notice that they removed their unique sd card feature?
     
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    originally it was going to be part quicksolder, part wire, but now it's all quicksolder. Good for amateurs, unless you want to remove it someday.
     
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    how easy would it be to remove coz of quicksolder
     
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    Not very easy, you have to get the solder off all the points before you can pull it away. It is easy to remove solder from a single connection because you can pull apart the connection as the solder is melted. Not so when it is connected at multiple points.
    The points on the 'prototype' chip look very easy to solder wires to though. I would definitely use wires, I'm not a fan of the "quicksolder" connections.
     
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    Yes thats the first thing i noticed... I will be a bit pissed if it didnt make it to the final version
     
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    partial region free? hmm that's a new one ..
     
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    I like these two points. Hopefully it means no DREs.
     
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    I though it was region free back then now they saying it partial?
     
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    They never said that. Previously they said "play JAP & US games on US consoles" and "PAL games on EURO console". Now they've added some support of US games on PAL consoles.
     
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    so, how does quicksolder work? It has cold solder in the board already, and I just position it inplace and melt the solder?
    I've never modded anything before; and I have preordered my chip; so I'm looking foward to it.

    As for the Wii homebrew; I don't think its as big a deal as people are making out to be....
    For starters all the emulators are able to be run through the gamecube, and if someone does develop independant wii homebrew, they can just do it as a flash program (much easier than developing wii code I'm sure) and upload it to the net.
    The lack of a media centre is not that big of a deal cause we don't have a HD either...

    I dunno; as far as I am concerned this is the perfect chip.
     

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