Wiikey Update Coming, Beware Of Clones

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  1. Opium
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    Wiikey Update Coming, Beware Of Clones

    SD Backup, SNES Emulation...










    The Wiikey team has revealed that a firmware update to their modchip is on the horizon, along with a new config disc set to be released this week. They also warn of clone wiikey chips which are inferior in quality and will not support wiikey firmware updates. If you need help identifying whether or not your chip is a clone the team suggest you contact them.



    The new config disc is set to introducing dumping of Wii and GameCube games via SD. However you will need an SD card adapter such as SD Gecko. Along with this comes a pleasant surprise, some popular GameCube homebrew will come built into the config disc. SNES emulation and a media player being a few of the announced inclusions.



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    Check out the homepage for more information. Thanks to avatarx for the heads up!



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  2. Costello

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    I wonder if you can use the disc with other modchips... or even on the game cube itself...
    I mean, so as to use the emulator or the media player of course [​IMG] (not to try the update)
     
  3. Spikey

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    How will the SNES emulator work? It won't require that Gecko thing, will it? I hope not.
     
  4. Costello

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    I think this answers your question... There's no way a GCN game could access the Wii SD slot...
     
  5. imgod22222

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    Oh great, now i need to find an extra SD socket i can rip out of. Any tips? I have no extra readers or anything... :'(
    Can i directly solder one of those full size to micro SD adapters to the memory card pins and use a micro SD card or will that not work?
     
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  8. lookout

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    it better then finding and buying a LG drive to dump games?
     
  9. Harsky

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    A 2gb card should be enough for the GC games. They are just 1.4gb and then you transfer them to the PC and do it again
     
  10. Spikey

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    I wasn't expecting it to access the Wii's SD slot, was expecting maybe loading off of a seperate DVD? [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Silly Costello!
     
  11. MC DUI

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    I'm assuming that the dumping process will pause when it approaches the limit of the SD card, then you can clear the card to your PC and continue the dump again.

    At least this is how most dumping programs work when space is limited.
     
  12. Renegade_R

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    The dumping process will consist of using a GameCube SD adapter. GameCube memory cards are pretty much modified SD Cards with different connectors. Since the GameCube is most likely formatted in FAT16 meaning it can only take up to 2GB Cards, an alternative will have to be made. The dumping program will dump the first 2GB of the disc and then put itself into wait mode. You will then transfer those 2GB to your computer and then resinsert your card into the Wii. Finally, you will rinse and repeat until then entire 4.7GB is dumped and you can rebuild it on your computer using a file joiner...simple.
     
  13. Warm Woolly Shee

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    Why must they tempt us
     
  14. kristijan08

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    wow this is cool, i wish there was some sort of test you could run to verify if you have a dodgy wiikey or not, im pretty certain mine is legit but i really cbf opening it to find out
     
  15. directive0

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    if this is released before the cyclowiz (or vice versa) update, does that make them the first for profit wii modchip group to get an update out into the wild?
     
  16. Warm Woolly Shee

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    Yes it would, but considering cyclowiz already released their update, no it doesn't.
     
  17. directive0

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    Yes I see that now. [​IMG]