Wlip

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  1. kernelPANIC
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    Wlip is a device that allows any Wii user to install any (or rather most) Wii modchips without having to solder or modify the console in any way. To find out more about the product check out their web page:

    Wlip (English) (might not be working at the moment)
    Wlip (Spanish)

    Here's a small demonstration on how you install the device:
    Video demo

    According to the website, the Wlip is compatible with the following modchips:

    Wiinja
    Wiimod
    Wiiskas
    OpenWii
    Wiifree
    Wiikey
    Cyclowiz
    Wiid

    Apparently, the device fits perfectly inside the Wii and it can be removed at any time, along with the modchip, since it doesn't require any soldering. The initial price will be 25 €uros.
     
  2. TaMs

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    sounds usefull if it works. (didn't watch the video)
     
  3. jpxdude

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    wow, from the video, that looked super simple! A bit too good to be true...question is what compatibility will this have for the Wii revisions, and what features does this thing have?

    p.s, the website isn't working for me [​IMG]
     
  4. TheGrub

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    The spanish version works...

    And it look real good.. From the pictures, it supports the opensource modchips AND you can solder a wiikey or any other modchip to the wlip before clipping it onto the wii...

    Pretty amazing if you ask me !!

    Will they be able to come out with a version for the D2C... that would be very cool !
     
  5. callmebob

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    [​IMG] sure does look easy.

    can´t enter the website either, so no details, but..

    this certainly wouldn´t work on one of the models with the pins cut, or ??

    (edit) also could the d2ckey be soldered onto it as well?
     
  6. BoneMonkey

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    OMG ................. this looks awesome

    in the picture it looks like they removed some of the pins in the wii how did they do that ?
     
  7. Hooya

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    The removed pins are something Nintendo did recently to stop modchippers from installing them. There are loads of threads here and at WiiNewz about this.

    Because of the way this works, it's not currently compatible with D2C, but there is every indication that this can be made to work with D2C, and in fact still be solderless at least to attach the wires to the Wii board, which is the hard part anyway. Soldering the wires to the actual D2C chip is a piece of cake.

    This is a very welcome development. I'm honestly surprised it took this long to happen.
     
  8. Cubed

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    Looks wonderful. But the guarantee is lost just by opening the Wii, right?
     
  9. nightwalker

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    where can i buy one [​IMG]
     
  10. pelago

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    That's genius, the way is just pushes down on top of the chip. I worry, though, that it might work loose and fall off later on, e.g. if you transport your Wii to another location.
     
  11. Wii_DS.

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    Damn that DID look very easy.

    Might be a false. I hope not, i really want one now.

    If you want to use the Wiikey, which is the best modchip available right now, you still need to solder:

    [​IMG]

    since you need to solder, if you want the wiikey, you might as well get just the wiikey and not this product.

    correct.
     
  12. Wii_DS.

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    EDIT: jumpman made me double post.
     
  13. nightwalker

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    jsut dont use wiikey...use openwii or wiifree or any open source codes [​IMG]

    but i'm just worried about the clip becoming loose
     
  14. Wii_DS.

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    Hm, good point.

    The whole thing looks like it will stay on, i wouldn't be scared for it to fall off.

    I really wish the English site would work, google translate isn't working for me.
     
  15. nightwalker

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    i'm surprised it hasn't made headline news on gbatemp yet
     
  16. raulpica

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    Wiikey currently it's the easiest to solder modchip and the best, thanks to the recent update.

    So no use at all to use open source codes [​IMG]
     
  17. LordWill072284

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    wow that'd be sweet if it would work on the d2c chips or the d2b with cut legs, and if it works, like this could be a big thing
     
  18. Wii_DS.

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    Since it is just a matter of putting the white thing over a black chip thingy I'm sure it works for ever chip set.

    and it would be impossible for nintendo to find out you have been using on of these because you don't need to solder and it just clicks into place.

    The only worrying part for me is to opening the wii, i make things break by just opening them [​IMG]



    I hope they come out soon, i need a modchip for my Wii, i have no soldering knowledge.
     
  19. lenselijer

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    please make support for the d2ckey, its a hell of a soldering job [​IMG]
     
  20. Hooya

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    This is perfect for people with no soldering skills like yourself, assuming you have a Pre-D2C Wii.