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NickD
14th February 2008, 08:04 PM
Ok, I just downloaded the re5 trailer of xbl and nearly shat my pants by how awesome it looks, Unfortunately i have only ever played and beaten 1 & 4, so i looked on ebay to buy 0, 2, and 3 and they were nearly $50ea:(

So the question is..

If i got my wii modded could i burn gc games onto standard dvd's and play them or do i need those stupid mini disks? Also i think most of them have 2 disks and i hear'd that when you have to place the 2nd disk in, is messes up because its a copy or something. And whats the chance that in the future the wii updates will detect the mod or something?

IMPURE
14th February 2008, 08:13 PM
I have the modded wii, i have burnt gamecube games to regular dvds and they work fine :)

NickD
14th February 2008, 08:23 PM
Ok, Has anybody here installed one themself? im pretty average at soldering but wondering if i could do it myself

bwodie
14th February 2008, 08:34 PM
Ok, Has anybody here installed one themself? im pretty average at soldering but wondering if i could do it myself

you wont be able to do it yourself

XiTaU
14th February 2008, 08:37 PM
ive done 1 and they are easy if you have a older wii and can use a wiikey but if you have a newer model and have to use one of the newer d2c modchips give up and pay the person all the money he wants to do it.

NickD
14th February 2008, 08:51 PM
i bought the wii on release day so im pretty sure i have a older one

DevoDave
14th February 2008, 09:07 PM
Go to http://wiitracker.nintendo-scene.com/search.php to check what your Wii is likely to be.

XiTaU
14th February 2008, 09:11 PM
well if it is wiikeyable then you just need to put a few blobs of solder onto a board it is quite easy. The main problem is the points are pretty small and some are quite close together. If you can find a pro in the local area to solder it you might as well spend the extra because you know your gonna save a lot in the long run.

Savage
14th February 2008, 09:36 PM
I did mine myself.
It was a WiiKey-able model. Didn't use the quick solder but soldiered wire onto the wiikey then onto the contact points.

DevoDave
14th February 2008, 11:21 PM
I do mods on the side (http://www.meltonmods.com) and would advise ANYONE *NOT* to do the quicksolder method and instead use small wires as Savage suggests.

Much less chance of stuffing it up.

el_patto
14th February 2008, 11:49 PM
GC games on normal DVD-R work.

As for soldering the wiring fiagram for the first couple of revisons of the Wii looks very simple - just depends how steady your hand is!

cazanth1
15th February 2008, 08:01 AM
if youre not confident, get someone to do it, you don't want to screw up your wii, especially because you cant buy another one as they are sold out!

Gorse
15th February 2008, 08:38 AM
I bought Wii-boss, Disassembled the Wii ready to quick solder, Looked at how small the points actually are..... Put the wii back together without installing coz I would have ****ed it up!!!!
Im sure I could do the wire method though... What sort of wire is generally used for chips? Does it matter how short the wires are?:unsure

DevoDave
15th February 2008, 08:47 AM
What sort of wire is generally used for chips? Does it matter how short the wires are?:unsure

This is the stuff I use. http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=WW4344&CATID=&keywords=kynar&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=

Single strand, insulated, small enough to solder directly onto the legs of SMT IC's.

Gorse
15th February 2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks Devodave,
I might have another crack at it!

nigelicious
15th February 2008, 08:52 PM
Im really too lazy, i bought a Wiikey and got it soldered through www.ozmodchips.com.au ... now just gotta dl some games!

NickD
16th February 2008, 04:55 PM
Thanks for your imput, for the $50-$60 extra it costs to get it installed is better then destroying my wii

freeballs
19th February 2008, 06:14 PM
Got my wii modded on the weekend, best money I have spent, got it because my daughter found a couple of discs and decided to scratch them. Got it done at Bankstown, I have the new version Wii and got the D2cKey chip. I just got an emulator disc, unbelivable, 2500 games on one disc. It emulates NES, Super NES, Master System, Megadrive etc, wow! Is there an emulator disc for N64 games?

XiTaU
19th February 2008, 06:33 PM
that is an emulator disk for gamecube and you can get various n64 games for the gamecube there is a pack with these games on black cats.

| Duke Nukem 64 (E) [!]
| International Superstar Soccer _98 (E) [!]
| International Superstar Soccer _98 (U) [!]
| Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time (E) (V1.1) [!]
| Mace - The Dark Age (E) [!]
| Mario Kart 64 (E) (V1.1) [!]
| Milo_s Astro Lanes (E) [!]
| NHL Pro 99 (E) [!]
| Star Soldier Vanishing Earth (J) [!]
| Super Mario 64 (E) (M3) [!]
| Wave Race 64 (E) (M2)[!]

Aractus
24th February 2008, 03:56 PM
I do mods on the side (http://www.meltonmods.com) and would advise ANYONE *NOT* to do the quicksolder method and instead use small wires as Savage suggests.You shouldn't sell "wiikey compatible" chips! :( Stop being cheap and support the Wiikey developers and install genuine chips.

I bought Wii-boss, Disassembled the Wii ready to quick solder, Looked at how small the points actually are..... Put the wii back together without installing coz I would have ****ed it up!!!!
Im sure I could do the wire method though... What sort of wire is generally used for chips? Does it matter how short the wires are?:unsure
LMAO :p I was like "wow, there's no way I can solder this tiny thing"... but I did, and did the quick-solder, and the installation was perfect! Face your fears!! :lol

DevoDave
24th February 2008, 07:21 PM
You shouldn't sell "wiikey compatible" chips! :( Stop being cheap and support the Wiikey developers and install genuine chips.

Stick it up yer Kyber.

They work, the firmware on them can be updated, I guarantee them for the life of the console, and I tell people that they are 'compatibles' (ie. Clones.) I also install them for a lot less than others do. A lot of modders do not have the scruples I do, and will sell clones for top dollar.

If *YOU* want to support the developers, feel free to pay $20 or so extra and buy only originals. I won't tell you how to spend your money.

Aractus
11th April 2008, 11:18 PM
And I'm happy to pay extra to get a genuine chip. I know very well the clones work fine, but then so do asian pirated movies, and again I pay $20 more to get the genuine thing.

Mickey Juice
21st May 2008, 12:09 PM
Has anyone used the flex PCB for the D2CKey?
http://www.ozmodchips.com/images/flexPcb.png

Any advantages? or just as easy to use normal wire method.

I assume the D2CKey is the preferred Wii chip for newer models? (compared to the D2Pro (9 wire solution)? http://www.modsupplier.com/catalog/d2pro-wii-mod-chip-d2c-p-235.html

XiTaU
21st May 2008, 01:17 PM
wasabi is the prefered chip nowadays i think

felixthadog
21st May 2008, 02:21 PM
wasabi is the prefered chip nowadays i think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V28Yj1YT4bk

Matthew

cwispy
21st May 2008, 07:13 PM
Has anyone used the flex PCB for the D2CKey?
http://www.ozmodchips.com/images/flexPcb.png

Any advantages? or just as easy to use normal wire method.

I assume the D2CKey is the preferred Wii chip for newer models? (compared to the D2Pro (9 wire solution)? http://www.modsupplier.com/catalog/d2pro-wii-mod-chip-d2c-p-235.html

I tried them for a while, but found a lot of them had broken tracks even though they were handled gently. I would stick to the d2pro with its 9 wire install for the D2C and use the Wasabi (5 wire install) for the DMS - D2B machines.

Mr Pubstuff
7th September 2008, 07:22 PM
i wanted a wii for the kids to play and after having done countless psx and ps2 consoles, figured i'd do a wii myself. so after doing much reading and searching, i decided on buying an early model wii second hand and using a Yowie chip. From what i could find at the time and also anything ive read since, i figured my decision was based on many factors and i have had no reason to change my mind. in my opinion, foget about wiikey etc, but please do some research and make your own mind up.

from the time i unplugged it until the time i played a backup game, it was less that one hour and a good 40 minutes of that time was pulling the console apart and putting it back together (whenever you do your first console, its going to take some extra time) and i was very happy. i did another for my brother in law and it took less than 30 minutes total. im no wizz at these things, only a self taught schmuk that learnt about modifying things 30 years ago on putting extra channels in cb radios (still do that occasionally also).

i would not recommend anyone modifying a later console themselves (ie: the past 12-18 months, but serial number charts are easily found online, heres one for instancehttp://www.ozmodchips.com/wii-c-7.html?zenid=127fbe63f6172fb57f0ab70d4fefcae0) and if you really wanted to, be prepared for some trouble in grinding chips down, up to 28 wires with the associated dramas etc.

i would recommend techsick (http://www.techsick.com/) as a supplier for any chips or accessories if you want to buy any sort of chip. they are in my opinion one of the best online sellers anywhere (and im an online seller myself).

if you have looked around and decided a yowie chip might be for you, i have one brand new in the original unopened bag that i am happy to sell to an aussie arcade member for $20 including postage anywhere in australia (long story, but i ended up with an extra chip). they are flashable via a programmer, so they are upgradable, they are direct or remote solder and are inexpensive. on the right console, its only 5 wires!

check out http://www.yowii.net/index.html and if the chip i have is suitable for your console, PM me. i only have the one and once its gone its gone, but i dont have another console here to do and its only lying around.

cwispy
7th September 2008, 07:40 PM
Really if you want a simple chip which is flash upgradable via DVD in ALL versions of the Wii, then you cant go past the D2pro modchip. Ok they cost more than some of the others on the market, but you dont need to worry about what model you have, nor do you have to worry about griding chips if you have cut pins etc. However I dont know why if you have the early Wii you wouldnt use the WiiKey as they attach to the "exact" same points as the WiiKey but the WiiKey is flash updatable via DVD without the need to open the unit back up again or the need for a pic/jdm programmer.

However that said, you should use the chip that you think is best for what your wanting to do.

Mickey Juice
9th January 2009, 11:04 AM
A mate wants me to mod his Wii # LAH103022312 (D2C I believe)

Any suggestions on what's the current ants pants in wii chips?

I was looking at solder-free solutions, but it looks like the WiiKey2 has only 6 solder points and supports the drive I'm looking at.

http://www.ozmodchips.com/wiikey-v2-5-to-6-wires-max-easiest-to-install-p-165.html

Any modders here used WiiKey2?

cwispy
9th January 2009, 12:09 PM
Yep I use heaps of them. They are a great chip. You could use the WiiClip + the WiiKey 2 on that model if you wanted to, but I suggest soldering in as a better option myself.

Mickey Juice
9th January 2009, 12:12 PM
Yeah very few soldering points, so I don't think I'll bother with a Wiiclip ($30).

Thanks!

Stevo
9th January 2009, 10:38 PM
Try the wii softmod first......

http://www.wiiguide.co.cc/

It has run every "backup game" I have thrown at it so far

Lord-Data
9th January 2009, 10:44 PM
Try the wii softmod first......

http://www.wiiguide.co.cc/

It has run every "backup game" I have thrown at it so far
Doesn't work on more modern Wii's, or Wii's that have already been updated to later firmware. The new firmware prevents the Zelda trick from working. :(

(I'll be happy to be proven wrong however ;)

Stevo
9th January 2009, 10:51 PM
My firmware wersion was 3.3 and it is suppose to work with 3.4

Lord-Data
9th January 2009, 11:12 PM
Mmm indeed. Just done some reading (hadn't looked at the topic for some time) and it appears they have indeed found a work around for 3.4! (My Wii is 3.4 updated) I might just have to give this a shot now :) Tho of course, now I need to find a copy of Zelda :)

Heres a guide for anyone who's updated to the latest 3.4:
http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9730

Mickey Juice
9th January 2009, 11:29 PM
chip vs softmod hmmm interesting.

What are the chances of n00bs updating the firmware after the softmod is done and bricking the console?

sairuk
10th January 2009, 12:42 AM
I softmodded mine yesterday a NTSC/U 3.4U console and it installed fine, there are the following issues.

-no way to boot gc backups, originals/regions work fine with HD loader
-some homebrew doesnt work (ie region free, use a backup loader instead)
-the wii menu function on the home button doesnt work correctly when using the latest wiigator3gamma loader. Use reset instead.

Think thats all i've noticed so far. I'm more than happy with it.

7 of 7 backups worked
1 of 1 import (PAL on NTSC) worked
1 of 1 GC import (PAL on NTSC) worked
3 of 3 VC games installed
1 of 1 channels installed
1 of 1 rips over wifi (~2.5hrs) worked
90% hit rate on wii homebrew
0% hit rate on GC homebrew

not so bad for a day old install