wiip vs chiip

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by MartijnTiny, Feb 27, 2007.

Feb 27, 2007

wiip vs chiip by MartijnTiny at 8:27 PM (1,968 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. MartijnTiny
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    Newcomer MartijnTiny Member

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    Well, i was wondering, what chip would be better to build. becouse i can see from the pictures that the chiip is like a ton less of soldering work and looks a bit higher, but the wiip is in my opinion more likely to get a larger support group. So my question is, what are your toughts on this matter.

    Greetz Tiny.

    p.s. sources: chiip wiip
     
  2. Fatal

    Newcomer Fatal Advanced Member

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    The Chiip website say the Chiip can be changed into Wiip.
     
  3. iza

    Member iza gbatemp, the new crack

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    soo... CHIIP FOR THE WIN!!!
     
  4. fiver

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    Neither of these projects have relased source code yet. Until that happens I think the jury will remain out. I'll be doing a chiip implementation hopefully within the next week, but am prepared to switch to wiip (or any other solution) at a moments notice.
     
  5. RobertsD

    Member RobertsD GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm going with the Chiip, I've ordered the parts and should get them within the next few days.
     
  6. hazamatic

    Newcomer hazamatic Member

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    I've ordered the Chiip already. It's hard to find fault with it considering how cheap the components are.

    Only negative thing about the chiip atm is that apparently some original games no longer work after installing the chiip. The author says this will soon be fixed with a software upgrade.

    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive so I can try it out [​IMG]
     
  7. gaboumafou

    Member gaboumafou GBAtemp Fan

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    You ordered a Chiip? Isn't it a "do-it-yourself" chip?! ...or do you mean you ordered the material to make one?
     
  8. RobertsD

    Member RobertsD GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm guessing he meant the parts for one [​IMG]
     
  9. dsdork

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    I took a real close look at building a chiip when it was first announced but was not too stoked about early problems or the idea of building a programmer. I swore I was going to wait to let things with wii chips settle down a bit before buying anything; but, I jumped on a wiip preorder yesterday. I like the idea of consistent hardware for developers, a programming cable I'll probably tweak to mess around with .exe mods, and having the chip on a board.
    I used a $15 paypal discount I had so I'll only have $15 (shipping was $7.50) into the project.

    I'm going to put the chip in a dongle to facilitated reprogramming as well as to let me change out to a parallel cable or another chip (maybe a Chiip) easily.
     
  10. Dylanwhat

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    I got way too impatient waiting for a PIC hex to come out and I ordered a Wiip yesterday. Knowing my luck a great PIC hex will now come out... lucky for you guys. What kind of connector for the programmer will be on the chip itself?

    This might be a stretch but It would be cool if you could solder the programming connector to the pins on the gamecube memory card port and solder your programming cable to a gamecube memory card, that way you could program without a cable coming out of the vent or a serial port in the back of the Wii. Any thoughts?
     
  11. _zZz_

    Newcomer _zZz_ Member

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    its a pitty that chiip is based on cyclowiz v1, meaning it has the same problems. I'll wait one or two months for a stable release of this mod chips and then I'll build mine..

    in the meanwhile, I'll start the "backup" of originals [​IMG]
     
  12. Stripey_Horse

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    1-2weeks for a Updated firmware for both the wiip and chiip is silly.

    BOTH will have updates soon , now that the firmware for the wapCheapMod has been released with source code. (and it works with ALL wiis)

    just remember , with all the scene fights we the normal public get GREAT results.. its happened all too often in every other console scene (xbox , xbox360 etc)

    i suggest expect opensource D2A , Region Free and DVD speed in all current open source firmwares soon.

    myself i see no point for a wiinja style hex release.. Thanks for wiinja and cyclone team for there results. If u want a EASY mod , buy one. ALL current chips work just how they are suppost to..

    BUT remember. the source code for Other region backups is out in the wild. HOW long will that take to make it into a opensource firmware.. NOT LONG

    just my 2cents worth..

    EDIT.. before i get the flames that the chiip doesnt boot originals..

    REALLY.. come on. how long will this take to get fixed.. How good did the first Wiinja work , or the cyclone?

    lets all just calm down and wait a little bit..

    IM damm happy i built a chiip MYSELF and used code that will be opensource soon.
     
  13. Dylanwhat

    Newcomer Dylanwhat Member

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    Amen to that. I think both are safe buys/makes.

    Has anyone heard back on when tcniso is shipping the first set of Wiip preorders?
     

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