Nintendo Wii modchip arrives ...

purbeast0

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Link

That link has some more links to more information. I can't view the videos here from work, but apparently the thing is the real deal. That was pretty damn quick if it's true.

Considering it's pretty much GC hardware though, I can see how it was done so quick.

EDIT

Looks like this is for real. A 2nd modchip is already in development and will be available pretty quickly after the Wiinja, and it's wireless as well.

Cyclowiz

EDIT2:

So I installed my Wiinja Deluxe last night.

Taking the Wii apart is definitely a process. The thing about the deluxe chip is that is has an extra wire that must be soldered to the motherboard, where as the other 5 wires (and most chips only have these 5 wires) are soldered to the dvdrom.

And let me tell you. It's very tediuos to take the wii apart to the motherboard, and even at that point, the 1 wire that I Had to solder to the motherboard was a PITA to actually get soldered, but I eventually did it.

After about 2 hours of taking apart/soldering/putting back together my Wii it was time to test it out, and right away I booted up with a back-up of zelda that I made of my copy.

And sure enough, it loaded up just fine :)

Now I have to grab some of the homebrew stuff, and apparently there is a DVD player out there (or in the works atleast).
 

ElFenix

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i don't even have a wii yet


Originally posted by: GuitarDaddy
At the risk of seeming Noobish, what does it do?

lets you play pirated games, it claims. oh, everyone will say 'backups' but we all know you didn't really back that game up.
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: GuitarDaddy
At the risk of seeming Noobish, what does it do?

- First Wii Modchip
- Run your own region (PAL/NTSC) Wii backups directly
- Run your own region (PAL/NTSC) GC Backups directly
- 5 Cables to solder
- Easy Installation
- Modchip not upgradable

It looks A LOT like the way the Xbox360 firmware hack works. It doesn't look like it allows homebrew or other regions, which is the same thing the 360 firmware does.
 

Toastedlightly

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Hmm... sounds interesting. I'm going to practice my soldering skills on my friends PS2 to get more songs on GH2, so this sounds like a worthwhile 2nd project.
 
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Wow, they actually videotaped a cable-trace. This could be legit. :Q

Edit - Hold the F up, that's a VCR-TV combo. Show a video without a tape in the drive, and do a walkaround to prove lack of alternate inputs.

- M4H
 

waggy

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wow that was fast.


soo should we expect some homebrew type stuff for the system soon? or what?


really want my baby seal bashin game =(
 
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Originally posted by: waggy
wow that was fast.


soo should we expect some homebrew type stuff for the system soon? or what?


really want my baby seal bashin game =(

:laugh:

If this is legit, you better believe I'll be on that ASAP. :D

- M4H
 

Ramma2

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Looking forward to being able to play imports, Japan is going to put out some crazy Wii games.
 
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Originally posted by: randomlinh
this sounds like it coudl be easily twarted by a firmware update. it would be nice to be able to burn another copy of Wii Sports... I've almost broken mine.. heh

But, but, modchips are only for Teh Pyratez! No one ever backs up their discs for a legitimate purpose or writes their own code for fun!

:roll:

- M4H
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: waggy
wow that was fast.


soo should we expect some homebrew type stuff for the system soon? or what?


really want my baby seal bashin game =(

:laugh:

If this is legit, you better believe I'll be on that ASAP. :D

- M4H

According to the specs of what the chip does, it doesn't look like it has anything to do w/running unsigned code on the Wii actually. But you never know ...

*cough* check out the wii section in my sig *cough*

/shameless plug
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: randomlinh
this sounds like it coudl be easily twarted by a firmware update. it would be nice to be able to burn another copy of Wii Sports... I've almost broken mine.. heh

yeah i would like to be able make backups of the games that my daugher plays all the time. so she does not ruin them.

i made a backup of all her music cd's. when one is all scratched up i just burn another one.

granted i am trying to teach her how to handle them correctly. but hell she is only 4 yrs old.
 
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Originally posted by: purbeast0
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: waggy
wow that was fast.


soo should we expect some homebrew type stuff for the system soon? or what?


really want my baby seal bashin game =(

:laugh:

If this is legit, you better believe I'll be on that ASAP. :D

- M4H

According to the specs of what the chip does, it doesn't look like it has anything to do w/running unsigned code on the Wii actually. But you never know ...

*cough* check out the wii section in my sig *cough*

/shameless plug

True enough. It's probably just another inline media fakeout, a la 360.

But I'm raising the BS flag on this one anyways.

- M4H
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: purbeast0
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: waggy
wow that was fast.


soo should we expect some homebrew type stuff for the system soon? or what?


really want my baby seal bashin game =(

:laugh:

If this is legit, you better believe I'll be on that ASAP. :D

- M4H

According to the specs of what the chip does, it doesn't look like it has anything to do w/running unsigned code on the Wii actually. But you never know ...

*cough* check out the wii section in my sig *cough*

/shameless plug

True enough. It's probably just another inline media fakeout, a la 360.

But I'm raising the BS flag on this one anyways.

- M4H

I dunno man, the site selling the chips is a very reputable site. I know quite a few people too who are backing the claim that this is real. I have talked to the guy who is in charge of Xecuter (the main chip for the xbox) and I'm hearing that this guy is vouching for the truth in this Wii chip.

But only time will tell for sure.
 

ajf3

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I thought the nintendo discs spin differently or something so that you can't burn them on a PC? If not, what kind of discs are used?
 

eelw

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Will have to pick up a second Wii to mod while leaving one for online play. Also waiting for my R4 Revolution of the DS to ship :)
 

randay

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Originally posted by: eelw
Will have to pick up a second Wii to mod while leaving one for online play. Also waiting for my R4 Revolution of the DS to ship :)

can you even turn off the wireless? all its gonna take is for your neighbor to install an open wireless router and your wii to automagically connect in the middle of the night and bam!