wiikey or wiifree

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  1. philipcooper
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    whats the difference between the 2 chip capability wise
     
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    and can someone tell me how to get that heart from by my name dont now how it got there
     
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    currently (WiiFree 2.25) there's none. both chips have the same features and both have issues with GC audiofix
     
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    so why not get the wiifree if there 4 times cheaper why everyone talk about the u can get wiifree 2.0

    the reason i want to know is because i am about to order my chip and if the wiifree does the same i will go with that as its cheaper but it seems that everyone wants the wiikey cant understand
     
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    can someone plz help i want to order my chip and were is the best place to get them dont want fakes

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    If you have a programmer and easy access to some PICs, Wiifree is an excellent choice, it's not final code yet (probably will happen soon, those guys are on fire) but it work really great anyway. Still haven't seen one of those much talked DREs and everything i throw at it plays great.
     
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    what u mean final code.it comes fully programmed
     
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    i have the weefree and it works just great...........i tink the biggest difference is that the wiikey plays gamecube back ups, wiifree just originals
     
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    the wiifree 2.0 plays gc backups
     
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    The Wiifree does not come pre-programmed. It is just an opensource firmware that you have to program yourself to a PIC 12F629 or 12F675 chip. You can build a cheap programmer for it that will cost much less than $20. I ordered free samples of the chips and got 3 of them for free! The only difference now between Wiikey and Wiifree is that the Wiikey is upgraded via the Wii DVD slot and the Wiifree has to be manually re-programmed with a programmer. This means that most likely you would want to externally mount the wiifree but the Wiikey can be internal. Eventually they will probably figure out how to do this for the Wiifree as well just not yet.

    Wiifree definitely does support GC backups though. [​IMG]

    Wiikey site: http://wiikey.cn/

    Wiifree site: http://psx-scene.com/forums/wiifree-development-forum/
     
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    where u say get a programmer do u mean software
     
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    dont know how the hell to do that but the person said to me it comes pre programmed.where is the best place to buy the wiikey and fastest
     
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    Some people will program the Wiifree for you and sell it at a nominal cost at say $5-$10. I know eurasia.nu sells the wiifree already programmed.
     
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    Well you know soldering that chip isn't exactly easy either so be sure your confident enough in doing this.
    I suggest http://www.modchipstore.com . They have very good service
     
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    that modchipstore.com

    is 40$ for wiikey is that not dear compared to other places ?