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Nintendo Wii and Two Wii Modchips

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by CaliforniaBeachUSA, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Nintendo Wii and Three Wii Modchips

    Currently, set to realease this February and already available for pre-order, ther are three modchips for the Wii.

    The Cyclo Wiz

    Wiinja

    Wiikey

    I am going to preorder now but I can't decide which one is better/best? Expense isn't a problem. I just want to make sure I'm getting the best one.
     
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  2. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    SO WAIT.
    what do these do exactly?
     
  3. Wiitendo

    Wiitendo Banned

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    hope not, Nintendo should protest mod chips.
     
  4. +Maniacal=Maniac+

    +Maniacal=Maniac+ Am I Losing Friends?

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    Are These Kinda Like Gamesharks Or Something?
     
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    Well it's not like any company would ever have the slightest interest in encouraging mod chips....

    To put it simply: It allows you to play burned games.
     
  6. +Maniacal=Maniac+

    +Maniacal=Maniac+ Am I Losing Friends?

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    Ah... Isn't That Illegal?

    Duh... Of Course It Is.
     
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    vi3tmix WiiChat Member

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    Well you asked
     
  8. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    This whole time, no one has still answered my question.
     
  9. cannon

    cannon Nintendo FanBoy

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    its not illegal to have mod chips here in Australia anymore, There was a court case i think last year that made them legal.
     
  10. JerrodDRagon

    JerrodDRagon Wii New and Reviews

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    I hope a feature comes out on one of these mode chips that allows you to download VC games from other regions, can you say Donkey Kong Counrty (currently not in the us but in other regions)
     
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    I would personally go for the Wiinja, it looks pretty impressive.

    I can't judge since non of them have been released. By the way, are Wii games burnt onto CD-R or DVD-R?
     
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    its too early to buy a mod chip.. its not really tested and no one knows what will nintedo do about it.. for u know there might be a update and the chip is useless.. the only thing the chip can do is burn games from your own region.. and nothing else.. not a single homebrew yet..
     
  13. PeterB87

    PeterB87 Lord of the Lol

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    CaliforniaBeachUSA: Definitely wait until these things have been out for a while and then see which one is best. You could end up wasting your money on a bogus mod chip or even worse, end up with an unusable Wii.

    cannon: Regarding the legality of mod chips in Australia. The court cause you mentioned occurred (from memory) around October 2005 and basically the ruling was that mod chips are legal if they're used to circumvent region lock outs on games. Since Wii games are not locked to specific regions (rather PAL vs NTSC compatibility) I doubt they would be legal here. I have no idea what the situation is with this anywhere else in the world.

    Also, mod chips can be used for things other than pirating games although for many people that would be the only reason to get them. If any of these mod chips turns out to be reliable and undetectable by the Wii then I'll probably get one so that I can backup my purchased games and use the backups rather than the original discs. This way if I ever damage the disc I will still have a perfect original. This is also actually illegal in Australia thanks to an archaic law but as far as I know it has never been enforced.
     
  14. Ratman2050

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    I am actually checking both of them.

    I don't know abou the Wiikey but the Wiinja or Cyclowiz is the 2.

    I go this from a user in the Cyclo Wiz forums at Max Console.

    The cyclo wiz seems to be more functional. I wouldn't buy any yet. Wait a month or so, because the big question is if the are both able to surpass the updates. I mean I think I would get the Cyclo Wiz because its solderless.

    No one really has a definite answer since there new we need a lot of reviews from trusted users.
     
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    I'll definitely buy cyclowiz over wiinja, but I don't now about wiikey yet, but anyway, I dont wanna break my console, so I will wait till I see the next update and a lot of wiis have em, and cyclowiz looks better because it doesn't need soldering...
     
  16. PeterB87

    PeterB87 Lord of the Lol

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    The cyclowiz still needs soldering.
     
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    Oh man, some of the posts here sound like they are just choosing which name they like best...no offense. The WiiKey is definatly most superior in features. It unlocks multiregion and the "key" to it is you can update/upgrade it via a dvd-r disc. This is so important because you never know if they will still work after the next system update, but with this feature you can stay one step ahead.

    Heres another big problem with the Cyclowiz-it can ONLY be used with the Wiis released at launch, not the second batch (with the good wrist straps). This is because the chipset made by Panasonic has already been updated and is no longer compatible with the Cyclowiz
     
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    The cyclowiz is also upgradeable via dvd. This is a new feature added a few days ago just before release.

    I'm undecided as yet which one to get, will wait & see
     
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    The Cyclowiz seems like the superior chip so far, with upgradable firmware and a disable feature.
     

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