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News Wii revision to block modchips

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  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Saw this on Digg the other day. I'm assuming this only applies to people that buy Nintendo Wii's from now on? I got one on the release day and am planning to bust out a modchip on it. It'd still work, yes?
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Likewise, and yes, I think you're right - from what I've heard, there's been nothing to suggest that a firmware update would cause problems with ones where it would work so far. In any case, I think the existing chips still work, you just have to use wires instead of the quicksolder points (I haven't done much research, but from the few snippets I read, it was just a PBC revision). I'm chipping my 'new' xbox first anyways, since its cheaper and more replacable, I want the practice, and I *really* want to be able to run XBMC.
     
  4. buchans

    buchans What's a Dremel?

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    its not gonna stop mod chip installs but it will stop ppl who dont have the skills todo it screwing up installations they should never have started lol :)
     
  5. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    You can buy them at Tesco's In Hastings, there's at least 10 on the shelves as of 9:30am this morning.

    EDIT: I'll ship them anywhere in the UK for a £20 admin fee + obviously the cost of the console
     
  6. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    got mine from a guy in germany on ebay.

    what do the mod chips allow anyway?
     
  7. TheDean

    TheDean What's a Dremel?

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    200 smackers? You've got it.....e-mail Th3Dean at gmail dot com
     
  8. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Have any of you seen hard facts on what percentage of consoles are modded with chips? Have any studies been done?
     
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    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

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    I would assume that study would be pretty hard to do. I would think that the only way someone would be able to get a general idea would be to find out how many mod chips have been sold. That would probably give you a pretty good estimate. I cant imagine many people buying modchips and not installing them, just because its such a niche market.
     
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    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I totally agree but where does one find those sales figures? Obviously the market is big enough for a few businesses to make mod chips. That tells me the number is not insignificant alone. However, as a percentage of total consoles sold I'm guessing that the number of mod chips is tiny.
     
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    wafflesomd What's a Dremel?

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    I like storing games and movies on my xbox.
     
  12. Overboardkiller

    Overboardkiller What's a Dremel?

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    Just to clear Everything up

    GOOD news ALL round.

    The new Wii has already been hacked and there is 3 Chips for the Wii.

    WiiKey
    Wiininja
    CycloWiz

    The Wiikey is the best and works with the new wii's
    i'll let you google for there web page. The wiikey guys modded the new wii in like 3-4 days of release.
    :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  13. War-Rasta

    War-Rasta What's a Dremel?

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    That's pretty neat!
    I'm not buying a Wii any time soon, but when I do I'm surely gonna install a mod chip. I haven't done much research on what's possible to do with a modded Wii so far, but I put a mod chip on my Xbox and I must say that just for the ability to run XBMC it was totally woth it so hombrew apps for the Wii should be quite interesting given it's potential.
     
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