From WikiTemp, the GBAtemp wiki
Revision as of 12:31, 11 September 2007 by 58.81.232.34 (talk)

settimo ciel hard women over 40 acer 2702wlmi superdotati veri ati x700pro 128mb abbigliamento bambino giubbotti city car 50 ricetta chiacchiera dinovo media desktop 2 0 terratec cinergy 1400 dvb t palmare acer n35 gps multifunzione lexmark x215 combo per basso hugo boss after shave balm maman stage internal auditing (regione lombardia milano provincia) michael boble moondance beautybabes amstrad camera canto 23 orlando furioso soggetti smarriti download dvd videoregistratore vhs samsung mortal kombat 6 masin i ricetta muffin contabilita toshiba style bay hotels a cervinia con piscina ds gioco catasto anticipazione beautiful motore per auto a scoppio lefevre travis walkin along in the sun ragazza imbavagliata foto mazzi fiori driver 4 mt5 hyundai tucson diesel stipendio banca d italia casa vacanza tesine sul lavoro balme col de ordinanza 3274 foto di sherk 2 indesit wisl 66 monster cable interlink il testo della canzone dei los guerreros sant antimo cappuccetto rosso transex a pagamento c120 olympus testo gratis a chi mi dice blue analogue cherubini boie heinrich christian sennheiser hd 212 www peliculas con swyx rex gas centovetrine giada albergo due stella roma glori whirlpool 800 giri vienna luci rosse dock jbl ipod motel milano caserta reggia stampante server the musee internet puglia video 2003 divnogorsk iriver 10 napoli bergamo cap milano dragostea kar www disneyfilm it prodotti hp download dvdxcopy cubase se software adobe men women chad michael murray geneologia scaricare canzoni mp3 nina e il mistero dell ottava nota daniela poggi foto you are the quarry tour della sardegna r220 epson flip flop gigaset a120 duo philips lx600 album per foto smartphone i mate guro la colonna di traiano new york herald tribune monti goldf abit av8 track jacket puma breast enhancement mattoni kamenka milf hunter com felpa kappa eroi italia www meliconi codici telecomando dlink videocamera jaide realejos los transexual galerie mundo cicciolina amore mio microsoft crm p4 3200 last minute travel rasaerba motore alluminio asistenza philips fanta gsxr 600 amd athlon64 4200 traduzione latine latino maganic premier manager 97 roberto rossellini ustica traslochi venezia musica popolare franco franchi jvc kd sd betz wladimir satupload il signore degli anelli il ritorno del palestra virgin u2 cover cd honda aerodeck loredana berte music farm game boy sp console soldato americano giustiziato win zip 8 volvo c70 1998 adidas x comp m renault clio limited dci senigallia basket dopotutto ti amo hhb we are free enya zoppas pt 10 a red sonja felpe con cappuccio sport uomo gran hermano vip marlene mourreau immagini data e sito per shadow the hedgehog passat 1 9 tdi 1998 trust photo viewer risata triste www jou it p montanez move on jet charlie brown jr hp 2200dn michelle vieth sexo labelwriter 400 turbo la battaglia della manciuria batterie ericsson pentax 5 mpixel banca prestitempo agriturismo poggibonsi custodia belkin alluminio waves of love in alto mare server computer immagini sorella obese mujer cogiendo occhiali moda vergini vogliose diarrea wernher von braun key scarpa pioneer djm 500 giochi di avventura e di logica
The WiiKey modchip

The WiiKey was announced at the beginning of February 2007 and shipped at the end of the month. It is one of many modchips available for the Wii by Nintendo and acts as a firmware replacement funneled through the debug serial port - tricking the DVD drive into believing that the backup is in fact legit, much like current Xbox 360 chips do.

Specifications

As listed on the chip's official website:

  • Direct boot of Wii backups
  • Direct boot of GC backups
  • Direct boot of homebrew in GC mode
  • Supports all currently available console/drive versions
  • Supports D2B chipsets
  • Sophisticated (true) update mechanism via DVD (future proof, expect cool features to come)
  • Direct boot of different NTSC region Wii games/backups on US and JAP consoles (some incompatibilities)
  • Partial support for NTSC region Wii games/backups on PAL consoles
  • Partial support for PAL region Wii games/backups on NTSC consoles
  • Boots different region GC games/backups (partially without swapping)
  • Supports multi-disc games for BOTH Wii and GameCube
  • Supports DVD-R / true DVD R and RW support (no bitsetting required!)
  • Improved readsettings for recordable media
  • Built-in audio fix (work in progress)
  • Supports fullsize 4GB discs for GameCube homebrew
  • Stealth mode
  • 512 byte EEPROM to store configuration
  • Quicksolder interface - no wires required
  • Unique disc backup application via sdcard
  • Compact design, best quality components, rock solid high speed controller
  • Professional ESD packing
  • Recovery mode - Can recover from a bad flash

Installation

Like its current competitors, the WiiKey is installed onto the Wii's drive either by quicksolder or using six wires. The chip can then be updated through the use of a Setup Disc which can be downloaded from the chip's website.

To open up the console, the following tools are required:

  • A small prying tool
  • A small phillips head screwdriver
  • A tri-wing driver

GBAtemp member crumpster has written an excellent guide to opening and soldering the Wii.

Clones

Due to it's popularity the Wiikey has been cloned. According to the manufacturer, "Cloned Wiikeys will not accept the official software updates". In contrast to that, there are little to no complains about clones not working. Also, an official software update that does not work with the clones has yet to be released. For now, these clones work exactly as well as the originals, although their build quality may not be exactly up to standard. Clones are not supported by the Wiikey team. To ensure you are purchasing a genuine Wiikey chip and not a clone be sure to purchase your Wiikey only from vendors on the official resellers list.

To determine if a Wiikey is a clone use the following guide:
Clone Comparison Guide

Region Free Compatibility

As of now, all region free methods (be it patching with a region free application, or in this case, the Wiikey's built in region free capability) share the same method of patching. Therefore, all compatibility issues are the same, and can be documented on one specific page.

Problem with Gamecube games that use streaming audio

In opposite to what's stated in the official specification, some people reported problems with Gamecube games that are using streaming audio. The problems seem to happen with any kind of media, be it backup or orignal. Source: ???

FAQ

Will WiiKey mod chip work with Nintendo Wii ONLINE games?

Yes. The Wiikey does not modify the Wii firmware. The WiiKey modifies the responses that the DVD Drive sends to the motherboard when verifying discs authenticity.

Is there any special upgrades you have to do after chipping the system

You do not have to upgrade the firmware, as the Wiikey comes shipped with one. What you should (and in the case of clones have to) do though, is use the "Setup Disc Images v1.2" (available via download) to configure your chip to play games in the right video format etc.

Can Gamecube Homebrew games be burned onto regular size DVD-Roms and be played on the chipped Wii?

Yes, Gamecube homebrew games and apps can be burned on DVDs. However, special restrictions apply when using Wii firmware 3.0 or higher (see below).

What about the Wii Firmware update 3.0, does it affect a Wiikey moded Wii?

For the moment there seems to be no problem updating to Nintendo's Wii firmware 3.0 if you have a Wiikey installed. However, special patches have to be applied to gamecue-homebrew discs, including the WiiKey setup disc. The Wiikey team has promised to release an updated version of the disc in the near future. Wii backups are not affected by the update.

See also

External links