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Nintendo Attempts to Block Wii Modchips

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

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    Nintendo has altered the circuit layout of its Wii games console in order to block the increasing use of modification chips (modchips). The new Wiis, which are part of new shipments of the console, have an altered circuit layout that makes modification more difficult than in earlier versions. Users attempting to mod the new consoles using current modchips are very likely to damage the system, the sources pointed out. However, new-generation modchips capable of working with the revised Wii consoles may become available in less than a month, according to DigiTimes.

    Source: DigiTimes
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    I WILL USE A MODCHIP LOL, i.e when they come out here :(
    seems i'll have to get the 'old' stock :laugh:
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    I'm getting really bored with the wii. Good graphics are just sooo cool!
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    imagine, will you be happy with an 8800GTS and a wii ;) ? Or spend on a ps3 :rolleyes:
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    I'll be happy w/R600 and no wii. PS3 is boring until FF13. Xbox is k0-0l tho
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    I hav a wii. Love nintendo, not that I hate sony either though. I will never get a mod anyway but I hav the old stock coz I got mine for christmas. There is a way to play ntsc gamecube games on a pal wii without opening the console up or anything. Ask if anyone wants to know.
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    People dont want the modchip to play import GameCube games m8, its to play backups of Wii games ;)
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    Well actually someone already asked me so your wronge, and it's not a mod chip it's without even opening it up.
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    But really, modchip is to play wii backup roms from other regions, gamecube, and dvd-r,dvd-rw support. You might wanna check out some sites :)
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    They will always be able to mod the consoles.
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    ya, and I like it !:D
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    Consoles that are hackable to a lot better than consoles that cant, no doubt the mod chips help sales of nintendo wii consoles
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    lol true
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    But they don't help the games' sales, which is where companies like Nintendo really make the profit.
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    Why cant all consoles be a dreamcast...;)
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    trust me if they fully close the door on piracy regardless of the cost of the console or the games the popularity may dwindle take the Gamecube as an example, easily the cheapest games and console ever from release but down to the fact hacking it was so hard and it also used special disks the hackers just went with the Xbox which sold lots of consoles and software,
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    Why should I trust you when you're obviously misinformed ?

    The GameCube didn't lose the last gen. race because of the lack of piracy but because of the lack of good exclusive games. Games are what makes or breaks a console. The GC is easier to mod than you think. One of the best mod chips for the GC only costs 9 bucks and is easier to install than a PS2 mod chip.

    The PS2 had way more quality games to offer than the GC. The GC had roughly about 30 good games that were worth buying where the PS2 had much more than that.

    Just compare the GC and PS2 game library.

    P.S.

    No, I'm not a so-called Sony "fanboy". In fact I own a GC and am very happy with it. It's just that the choice of games is very limited.
    But, the few good games it has are really great, like Zelda: The Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil, ...
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    I dont think you understood what I said. You said you knew how to play import GameCube games on the Wii (good for you), but this thread is about Wii modchips that allow unsigned code (backup games) to be played on the Wii.

    9/10 people that modchip any console do it so they can play illegal copies on it..and thats a FACT!!! (well maybe not exactly 9/10...more like 10/10 lmao )
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    LMAO m8, Utopia boot disc FTW ;) (well until it was incorporated on the actual game disc ;) )
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    Why do they try to prevent modding? You don't get some phony baloney chip you made out of old pepsi cans, it's a real chip made by a real company
    Crunching for Team TPU

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