Wiikey2 or Wasabi 6X

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by hydrocilator, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. hydrocilator
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    hydrocilator Member

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    Hi all,
    I want to mod mine and friends wii, I have no problem soldering etc.

    I'm between these two chips, I want to play backup DVD games and would like to have the 6X drive speed for no lag in gaming.

    I cant find out what speed the Wiikey 2 runs at, does anyone have feedback on these chips?

    Does the 3X Wasabi DX give noticeable lag in gaming.

    Thanks

    Joe
     
  2. toejam316

    toejam316 GBAtemp Regular

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    6x is actual Disc speed.
    3x is half speed, theoretically doubling loading times.
    If you want to see what 3x speed is like versus 6x speed, get a retail copy of Metroid Prime 3, rip and burn it.
    Play through a section on your original copy, then using a backup loading method like neogamma, load the disc and play.
    You'll notice load times are a LOT larger.

    If you get a mod chip, definitely get a 6x read speed chip if possible. USB Loading is still the best method, and works with pretty much every game (Metroid Prime Trilogy being a notable exception)
     
  3. hydrocilator
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    And I thought the actual gameplay was slower in parts when the 3X chip couldnt handle it, thanks for that.

    Is the Wiikey 2 6X? Is the software support going to be stopped because we know have the Wiikey fusion?
     
  4. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    Canada! Mah Fukas!
    my first mod i bought a wiikey 2 the day it came out... was easy enough to solder. i still have it installed however have long since switched to usb loading through a hard drive. if you do go modchip way, always remember to install the patchmii_core.wad because some homebrew will not load because of the mod chip for some reason. (like wii64 and genplus)
     
  5. hydrocilator
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    Cheers, thanks