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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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By SixDixonCider on 1/27/2007 11:56:11 AM , Rating: 4
Dude, Nintendo is aiming to be innovative. If you're going to cry about the Wii, don't buy it. I myself, will invest heavily into Nintendo's products for the Wii. My money goes to support creative companies.
$50 dollars is not alot of money. I understand that not everyone's income is the same, so if I were you, I'd do my homework, and read reviews. See what other people are saying about the crappy/good games, or go rent it. Pirating games is terrible because programmers/engineers need to feed their families just as much as the man who flips your patties, washes your car, dry cleans your clothes.


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