Wiikey Update.....Update

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  1. Opium
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    Wiikey Update.....Update

    Clones not to blame?








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    The Wiikey Team have broken the silence on the status of the much debated Wiikey update. Surprisingly the team reveals that the recent bout of clone chips is not to blame for the hold up.


    Hopefully this means the update will finally be released soon. Thanks to dsbomb for the news tip.



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  2. Opium
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    I emailed the wiikey team a few hours ago about the status of the update. Thankfully we get some sort of answer.

    Although I wonder whether it will or will not be compatible with clone chips, they didn't really define that. If it is compatible with clone chips then what does that mean for loyal wiikey customers?
     
  3. H8TR

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    Maybe WiiKey Team got a deal with those who manufacture the clones to give them some royalties. That way they don't care if you buy a clone. Good because I was going to buy a couple clones.
     
  4. KillerMiller

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    What exactly do people await from this "long awaited" update for the Wiikey?
    Will be there a greater compatibility?
     
  5. sekhu

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    It might fix the audiofix problem that some GC games are having and will make more wii games compatible including Bleach apparently.

    I'll believe it when I see it though
     
  6. Pikachu025

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    I expect to see a ISO-patch-version of the updates to make stuff like Bleach run in three days after the update.
     
  7. AeroScap

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    "wont render inoperable" or can't render inoperable :S

    (again something to fix bleach plix!)
     
  8. bollocks

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    Surely what they mean is they don't give a shit about clones and they aren't going to test it on a clone, so use it at your own risk. I doubt there's anything else going on there.
     
  9. jaxxster

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    yay wiikey team! Way to let maxconsole/divineo win! [​IMG]

    "we wont make the clones inoperable"

    A.K.A

    "We actually cant do fk all about the clone chips and its impossible for us to make an update that wont work with the clones"
     
  10. moshii

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    Maybe the clones don't actually exist? Maybe they're all clones ....

    Personally I don't give a poo. I don't see why everyone is crying for an update so badly either.. the only thing that's missing so far is real de-regioning and those Naruto games. whop-de-doo.


    I didn't realise that these low-end Atmel's were meant to be in-system reprogrammed either... probably the real reason for the delays.
     
  11. H8TR

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    It's not that they won't test it. It's that they can't do anything about the clones. Release a new product or continue with what you have. The same people who make original probably have a room in the back to produce clones. They sell the originals to Wiikey and those are sold for $30+ and the clones they make for themselves are sold for $5 a piece for to any retailer who want to sell them. My two cents.
     
  12. qusai

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    Finally the update is coming.
    I actually sent them an email a couple of days ago asking when the update is coming and if they gave up on their customers because of the clones. [​IMG]
     
  13. 754boy

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    Hmm, personally, if someone was cloning my shit and selling it at a cheaper price....I WOULD try my best to brick them lol. Thats my [​IMG]
     
  14. MaHe

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    And how does the customer know he has a clone, huh?
     
  15. maximm

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    That update better fix my GC-backups not playing properly...
     
  16. Deekman

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    After they put the disk in it could pop up with
    "You have a fake chip please purchase a real Wiikey to install this update"

    Then disable the chip but still allow the Wii to play real games.
     
  17. imgod22222

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    the atmel on my wiikey has no sticker on it... is it a clone?
    reminds me of a song my dad likes "We are all...(clones)"
     
  18. adgloride

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    From what I've heard about the clones, is the chip and PCB are the same. So they cannot brick or disable it, without doing the same to the originals. If they could, the Wiikey has a recovery mode (However that works). I hape this is a proper firmware update, to prove the doubters wrong that it cannot be updated firmware wise. It might just be another configuration disc. With them taking so long with it, I bet its going to be a great update.
     
  19. moshii

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    The chip is an MCU.. so it's never going to be a proper firmware update i.e. a complete software replacement. The fact is they can't actually re-program much of the chips contents as the serial port on the drive just isn't designed to do that sort of thing so don't expect miracles. These things are meant to programmed and left to run for ten or so years. [​IMG]
     
  20. dsbomb

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    I read the statement just that at worst, they'd leave the clones alone. As fun as it would be here and other forums to watch the kids bitch about how WiiKey screwed them, the company would still get bad-mouthed to no end. There are bad installers (one posted here recently) that claim to sell legit Wiikey installs but use clone chips.

    There are just too many clones out in the world. It would result in too much bad press for them if they bricked those chips.