WiiKey update is coming

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  1. avatarx
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    avatarx Advanced Member

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    Just found this info from the official site. www.wiikey.cn

    [07.03.20] Clones report and upgrade news

    It came to our attention that there are clones of the wiikey chip in circulation. There are already different versions of clones. The best way to identify a clone is to check the IC printing removal. We made a small survey to identfy the clones, please click here.

    You can find the most outrageous cloners at www.wiikey.com.cn - they are in no way affiliated with the original wiikey team.

    Many clones do not work properly and do not surpass the same quality checks as the original wiikey. Some clones already fail when booting the upgrade discs. It is very doubtful that they will work with original wiikey future upgrades - in fact the wiikey team will put all efforts into making the disc upgrades incompatible with any kind of clones. There are also clones that get defect after a few days of operating time. The improvement of the config disc and the development of software upgrades is only guaranteed when using an original wiikey. Our RMA policy is not valid for clones. If you are not sure if you bought a clone or not just contact us - we will help you to identify it.

    Support the origin development and the future compatability.

    A new version of our bootable config disc will be available soon. It will for the first time feature our disc dumper, which can be used with a simple sdcard adapter. On top of that we included some of the most popular gamecube homebrew apps! And yes, the first firmware update is already being worked on. Stay tuned!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Really exciting stuff if you ask me. All I need to do now is figure out someway to get that SD card slot out of that camera I broke and I'm all set [​IMG]
     
  3. corbs132

    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    @renegade
    (a hammer is your friend)
     
  4. Kaphis

    Kaphis GBAtemp Regular

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    this is great [​IMG] ...I just want naruto to work XD
     
  5. EarthBound

    EarthBound a/s/l?

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    Was hoping for a naruto update =/
     
  6. tama_mog

    tama_mog Kupo

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    yeah, an update to iron out the region issues would be nice....though I have no idea if this is even possible.
     
  7. Fulcaire

    Fulcaire GBAtemp Regular

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    Does ModChipStore.com sell WiiKey clones?
    I already ordered from there and I hope not.. ;(
     
  8. Perplexer

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    Wow... I'm feeling REALLY good about my Wiikey purchase as the days go by!

    And I've got an extra SD socket and a GC memory card... almost time to get crackin'! [​IMG]
     
  9. Fulcaire

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    WiiKey team have made another update here -

    [07.03.20] SD backup feature news


    Here is just a quick news round up regarding the SD backup feature:

    The new config disc with the SD backup feature will be released within this week. Both GC and Wii discs will be supported. It requires the use of SD card adapter such as the "GECKO" adapter or a self made version like:

    http://modyawii.tehskeen.com
    http://ngc.scorpei.com/GUIDE-SD_adapter.html


    What does the SD Adapter App thing do?
     
  10. Critical_Impact

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    SD Gecko is something you plug into your Gamecube saved game port, I'm guessing they found a way to access the data on the Wii drive in GC mode and copy stuff off even if its a Wii game. Too bad you'll probably need a 4GB+ SD card to copy the game unless you can copy it to multiple sd cards.
     
  11. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    If you've got an SD Adapter for the GC you can already dump GC/Wii games without having to use the Wiikeys SD backup feature.
     
  12. Critical_Impact

    Critical_Impact GBAtemp Regular

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    Are you sure you can backup both Wii and GC games as Wii dumps would have come out rather quickly if you had been able to dump Wii games in GC mode.
     
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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  14. Hogmeister

    Hogmeister GBAtemp Regular

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    i HAVE to jump in here.. jaxxster that hasnt been released yet.

    either way, it'll be nice when wiikey releases theirs. love emu_kidid to death but damnit he's slow on releasing that to the public ;P
     
  15. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    Lol, Sorry i didnt read fully [​IMG]
     
  16. GamerzInc

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    Add more disc compatibility like with the days of the cube!!! Thanks again ^__^.
     
  17. moloko23

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    So you need a SD card adapter so that you can stick an SD card, which is larger then 5GB, into a gamecube memory card and then dump games onto that? I have the feeling if you don't have everything together already it might be easier and maybe even cheaper to just go buy an LG drive...
     
  18. Edster

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    I agree. The LG drive is $25. Buying a larger SD stick and modding a GC Memory cart seems like a waste of time and money.
     
  19. Lazycus

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    I doubt you'll be required to have a large SD card. You'll probably have to dump it in chunks that will fit on the size of SD card that you have and then re-join them on your PC.
     
  20. modshroom128

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    what are the sites that we now for SURE arent selling clones...

    Foundmy.com www.foundmy.com
    ModingManiacswww.modingmaniacs.com
    www.modchipstore.com www.modchipstore.com

    so these sites are 100 percent not selling clones, right?