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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by AZ_Wii_Tard, May 31, 2007.
I wonder if they will do what Microsoft did and start banning consoles from online play?
It's all possible. Even if Nintendo starts en-coding games with automatic updates to configure the Wii, Mod Chip companies will still make new mod chips to get around things. It's a vicious circle. I do think Nintendo should have made one console and not have them region specific but I am sure there are reasons for them doing so.
Luckily I already have my Wii, so I can still put a modchip in it if I feel the need.
That is not new. The shipment of Wii with 3 of the solder points on an IC cut went into the market around 10 days ago in Asia and the problem was immediately reported that day. It makes the soldering more difficult but not impossible. So far, only the NTSC-J model has this change. The current batch sold in US is still moddable. To avoid problem in playing online games or future update, there are mod chips that can be easily turned off (e.g. WiiD) or unplugged (WiiKit or dongle approach).
lol serves em right, ive heard wii were being bricked? ie when you turn a chiped wii on after an update it just dies and can never be turned on again and with a void warranty your screwed, any confirms?
There are many cases like that, but there are also ways to avoid that problem too.
It can be avoided if you do not use a international game (i.e. NTSC(J) and PAL). It happens because if your NTSC(U) Wii is not updated to the latest firmware, and you stick in a international game that has the update loaded on it, it will then update your NTSC(U) Wii with a international firmware...which will then cause it to lock up (aka brick).
Other than that, just update your Wii to the latest available firmware, do not use any international games, and you should be brick-free.
Serves the fools right
haha i hoped somethng like this would happen.
They can't, microsoft could do that because the drive was actually flashed with hack fimware, whitch is readable, all the chip does is tell the wii that the disc is legit.
I think every so often Nintendo should release an Update that if you have a chip it just stops you going online.....
So everytime a new chip comes out Nintendo can release a new update to stop it
Or an update which if you have a chip just breaks your Wii. Don't **** with nintendo people
They would've done that if the current chips were actualy detectable
Yeah, I suppose they're must be a way round it
I can see why Nintendo might want this, but a user? Why should you care? I own 12 Wii games (not Sports or Play), and have 3 young kids. To me, it's worth a $35 mod to be able to back up my games so the kids only handle the backups and not the ones i bought. It's the same thing I do to every DVD and CD we buy.
I understand how this can be abused, but I feel Nintendo is making plenty of money off me (12 games, 4 remotes, 4 nunchucks, 2 virtual console controllers and numerous shopping channel purchases) and I'm using the mod for a legit purpose.
All the mod chips that I have read up on run in what is known as stealth mode, the wii console cannot even detect its presenece. The chips are attached to the optical motherboard rather than the main motherboard and therefore only communicate with the disc reading process.
wager. what type of mod do u have? any links? thanks
Is it ok to go in to specifics of mod chips and post links? If not please delete this post and not my account!
Ok i currently have tge Wiikey and i found all my info from this site: h**p://www.wii-modchips.com/compare.htm
From the sites persepctive the Wiikey is the best option but most of the chips seem to get the job done.
hope this helps.
All i want to do is play imports on my Wii, i hope an action replay type thing comes out but i can't see it happening.
According to the makers of the ever famous FREELOADER a similar product is in development for the Wii! Sorry I can't find the link at the moment....
There is the new batch of Wii's out in Japan and now in the US with the MOD PROOF Chip installed. It's only a matter of time till someone hacks it. As a matter of fact I think it has already been done.