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Wii drive protection bypassed via a PC

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. i0n

    i0n :eek:

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    The current modchips available for the Wii console only act as a bypass for the Wii's disc drive protection - preventing any back-up discs it detects from booting on the console.

    According to a recent video posted on youtube you can achieve the same effect with a parallel port cable soldered to the drive board and then run the backup games via a PC.

    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkaiFPRHF8[/MEDIA]

    Textb00k: (the video author)
     
  2. V@A

    V@A Wiirdoooo

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    good news
     
  3. rp beesh

    rp beesh WiiChat Member

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  4. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    I almost did it but Decided not to because you still need to open up your Wii and solder stuff. So if you're already going to open up your Wii and solder imo i'm just going to get a modchip after a few of them are on the market.
     
  5. dedpoet777

    dedpoet777 \/\/ii'd Out For Life

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    thats is sweet. i might do that once my warranty is up.
     
  6. Kherrek508

    Kherrek508 Sleeping. Do not disturb.

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  7. spicka

    spicka Beastin By Nature!

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    wow thats pretty cool :D:D
     
  8. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    That's sweet. I'm not that computer savvy though.
    I'd screw things up.
     
  9. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    odd seeing as parallel connections dont support plug and play, some motherboards would fry if you plug a parallel device while its running... :shocked:
     
  10. my domain

    my domain My Game Domain

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    Cool Stuff, Last time I open a gaming console I never go it to work again! but I love to see it in action
     
  11. GreenEnvy

    GreenEnvy WiiChat Member

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    Parallel cables can be plugged in while a computer is running, we used to do it all the time with printers or null modem cables.

    I'd suggest the Wii should off before plugging it in, but you shouldn't have to shut down your PC.

    The only external connectors on a motherboard that really require you to shut down the pc is PS2 ports, you won't fry anything plugging them in while running though, they just won't do anything.
     
  12. D'Hoffryn

    D'Hoffryn WiiChat Member

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    Y just not buy a proper version of the game? Hmmm thought you people where hardcore Nintendo fans...well done for supportin them:rolleyes:
     
  13. Phelyx

    Phelyx Just another Wiitard

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    That is very odd that they would use a parallel port, I figure at least USB or Firewire to eliminate any possible lag time. We will have to see how this developes after awhile.
     
  14. nik_newy

    nik_newy WiiChat Member

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    thats pretty cool!!!
     
  15. XLaw

    XLaw WiiChat Member

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    old news
     
  16. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    nice one. but i rather buy the WiiLoader than do anything that requires the bringing together of a screwdriver and my wii.
     
  17. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    I've been in the computer world for twenty years. I to have hot-plugged lots of parallel connections. I to have never had any problems.

    However, I know FOUR people who have shorted out motherboards and printers at least ten times.

    Rule of life: Just because it hasn't happened to you, doesn't mean you should do it. OR tell other people that it can't hurt or cause a problem.
     
  18. con77

    con77 Joined the dark side

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    yes i saw this before it looked sweet
     

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