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A chip to allow Wii to play backups will soon be released

With successful launches of Wii worldwide, console hackers from all over have had the opportunity break open Nintendo’s console. It’s taken only a couple of months, but creators of a “Wiinja” modchip claim that its coded IC is able to bypass the copy protection on the Wii.

As described on Emuboards, the first Wii modchip will allow direct booting of backup games of the same native region as the console. That is, a North American Wii will only be able to run software intended for North America.

The modchip is reminiscent of hardware mods from the days of the original PlayStation, requiring five wires to be soldered directly onto the Wii’s motherboard. It should go without saying that the console must first be dismantled and that the entire process would completely and utterly void the warranty.

As proof of the modchip’s operation, the developers have posted a couple videos on YouTube, demonstrating a Wii loading games burned onto recordable DVD media. A method to backup Wii games was revealed earlier this month, though the process of creating a disc image could take in the neighborhood of about fifty hours.

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RE: Cool
By michal1980 on 1/27/2007 10:43:21 AM , Rating: -1
why would some1 steal wii sports. are they that stupid. every wii came with it.

RE: Cool
By CrazyBernie on 1/27/2007 4:28:52 PM , Rating: 2
You're asking for clarification of why someone would steal something. Good show.

RE: Cool
By encryptkeeper on 1/29/2007 9:42:23 AM , Rating: 2
I swear, this michael1980 guy doesn't have a post rated higher than 0. And that's giving him three quarters of a negative point just to be at zero. I think all he does in life is find posts positive for Nintendo and negative for Sony and cry about them. Give it a rest man.

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