Xecuter Wiip v2 - Final Design

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    Xecuter Wiip v2 - Final Design

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    Team Xecuter have unveiled the final design for their new open source Wii modchip, the Xecuter WiiP v2. As you can see, it's a 5-point "quick solder" board and the PIC is placed on an external PCB mounted out side the console above the USB ports that connects to the main board via a flat ribbon cable. The PIC can apparently be programmed either via USB, LPT or DVD.

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  2. FAST6191

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    I see no audiofix (unless it is under the all GC backup which would be odd).
    External clock: a good thing.

    I do not suppose anywhere has a ballpark figure for prices?

    edit: smashes head against wall. Must not skim things.
     
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  4. MaHe

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    Wow, that's a gorgeous and professional looking chip. [​IMG]
     
  5. niklasnyfiken

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    $40 for a chip when you can make your own or buy a wiikey clone for $10?
     
  6. laurenz

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    "Boots all wii games"
    Does this mean 100% region free compatibility?
     
  7. chatshi

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    Yeah, I was about to ask the same question. Is this the first Wii Chip that supports full region free compatibility on any console (NTSC-J, NTSC-U and PAL)?
     
  8. arctic_flame

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    I don't think that's possible with only a drivechip.
     
  9. Linkiboy

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    "Ultra Fast 20Mhz ATMEGA8 CPU
    Huge 8KB of Flash Update Space"

    wow that sure is a lot of space and power
     
  10. arctic_flame

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    Your descriptions contradict each other...

    The first half of your post states: "Both kits will include a blank 12F629 PIC."

    However Team Xecuter claim: "Ultra Fast 20Mhz ATMEGA8 CPU"

    and an ATMEGA8 isn't a PIC. They're 2 different types of chip.

    PICs need 12V to program, therefore DVD-Upgrade is impossible on a PIC.
     
  11. adgloride

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    The Wiikey team look like its abandoned all the people that got the wiikey. So it'll have zero features, though it does play all wii games. This looks a lot more professional and nicer than messing around building you own. Wish I'd waited and got this instead of the wiikey.
     
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    Might be old news, but can this chip (or any) be used in the newer circuit board designs with the recessed pins?
     
  13. Entwinedwithsick

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    If you fix the pins yes. Same as all the other chips, this isn't going to somehow eliminate the need for 3 soldering points.
     
  14. SlyGuy

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    If this is TRULY region free 100% then this is huge. If not, it's just a fancy package
     
  15. Wanque

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    I doubt it will offer any greater region free abilities than any other current Wii drive mod.

    They all work in exactly the same way.
     
  16. niklasnyfiken

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    I can confirm that this chip can boot all backups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All you need is 3 Wiis and 3 Wiip2 chips(*). One PAL Wii, one US Wii, and one JPN Wii.

    1. Install one chip in each Wii
    2. Play US backups on the US Wii, PAL backups on the PAL Wii, JPN backups on the JPN Wii.




    (*) = If you're cheap, just one Wiip2 is enough but you'll have to desolder the Wiip2 from Wii #1 when playing backups on Wii #2 or #3.
     
  17. superkeith

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    o_0 that sounds hard
     
  18. DoS

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    Does this mean this is the first mod that does not require opening the Wii? Just an external addition?
     
  19. Wanque

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    No. You need to do just as much opening, soldering, etc... as you've ever needed to.
     
  20. lars

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    The 3rd picture scares me: A chip outside the console? NO WAY!