Best Modchip for Wii to play Japan games on American system

7on

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AS the title says, what is the best modchip to play japanese games on a US wii system? Thanks.
 

AppleGuy08

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hmm, i would have to say the Wiikey. That Cyclowiz chip sucks a$$ from what i hear on the forums of Wii-Hacks.com. I have a homemade chip installed in my Wii right now. It is running Yaosm code, and it plays JAP,PAL and burned games just fine. I would take some time to visit the Wii-Hacks forums, because i think ive seen a thread like this one with a ton of answers from guys way more educated about chips than me. Have fun!

Oh yah, I'm going to add your Wii code. If you get the chip installed, get mario strikers. I got my copy (even-though it isn't out in the US yet) and i need some friends to play online.
 

pcypert

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I bought my Wii in the States and now live in Thailand with it. I put in the WiiKey (or paid someone to do it). No problems here with mine. Seems to be as good as anything else out there. If you don't have to have it now you might wait until some more major games come out to see if they put in any kind of mod breakers or anything (ala Microsoft with Halo 2)...galaxies and prime would be my bets if they do it...big if.

Paul
 

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Thanks guys for this thread.

I want to get my wii chipped so I can play some games sooner rather than later, so WiiKey looks like the one to go for.

I knew there was a load of them but haven't a clue over which was better.

Super Paper Mario here I come :D
 

pcypert

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Its pretty fun. I was glad to get to play Strikers finally...and some folks think backups are just for crooks and pirates...but if you ever have kids around your house you'll appreciate having a burned disc rather than an original for them to destroy.
Paul
 

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Sent my Wii to be chipped with the WiiKey. Cost me €80 / £50 including the shipping.

Should have it back before the weekend I'm told.

Ordered Super Paper Mario from DVDboxoffice. :)
 

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Sent my Wii to be chipped with the WiiKey. Cost me €80 / £50 including the shipping.

Should have it back before the weekend I'm told.

Ordered Super Paper Mario from DVDboxoffice. :)
Let us know how that turns out. I might have to get mine done!

But... What about US games that require system updates? I'm still unsure about investing in US games only to have an system update in the future that renders them useless.
 

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Let us know how that turns out. I might have to get mine done!

But... What about US games that require system updates? I'm still unsure about investing in US games only to have an system update in the future that renders them useless.
Yeah that worries me too, but apparently as long as you keep your wii updated it shouldnt be a problem.

It's a gamble but what the hey ? at this rate its the only chance of playing brawl this year.
 

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My gamble might be being made for me. I might be working for (and you'll love this) a PSN development studio later this year :D I'll buy a US Wii and just rebuy all my fave games over there. My sister would be annoyed if I took her SSX Blur with me :cool:
 

GimmeSlack12

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My WiiKey is in the mail as we speak. My roomates had the good fortune of actually finding a Wii to purchase and when I mentioned the modding of the system they both wouldn't shut up about it.

I'll get it soldered on and start burning some backups of games I have to see how well it works. I'm pretty excited about it.
 

Pigumon

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Where to get it in the US?

So how did the mods work?

I can't find a place that will ship to the US!

I want to get one, because just like any system, 75% of the japanese games never make it to the US, it's so lame that they block us from being able to play games from anywhere.

They know waaay before a game is out if it's gonna be Japan only or whatever. So they don't have to block it. For the most part, someone in the US will wait a month for the US release.

anyway, so here we are trying to mod the wii just to do what we should be able to.
i still have a scar on my index finger from installing the switch on my gamecube...
 

pcypert

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I have access to modchips here in Thailand if anyone wants to have one shipped over. I personally have had no problems with my WiiKey. Wish I had purchased the R4 or whatever instead of the Super Lite for my DS but that's another story.

Paul
 

neilc01

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Hi Paul

I have a US bought Wii and I'll be in Singapore and Bangkok this month. I was planning to bring the Wii with me and get it fixed in Pantip Plaza.

Any recommendations?

Last time I was there I bought the R4 mod for my son's DS, from a dealer on the ground floor, on the left hand side near KFC, but I don't know if he does hardware mods.

Thanks

Neil
 

pcypert

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The place I use is in MBK. I love MBK over Pantip as you don't have tons of people trying to push porn DVD's into your hands. Go up to the 6th floor and there's a gaming section. Pick any booth and they all do quality work in about 15 minutes. I can't remember, think mine was around 1500 THB installed. Might be less now, or more since they don't know you (I'm a regular :) ).

paul
 

neilc01

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The place I use is in MBK. I love MBK over Pantip as you don't have tons of people trying to push porn DVD's into your hands. Go up to the 6th floor and there's a gaming section. Pick any booth and they all do quality work in about 15 minutes. I can't remember, think mine was around 1500 THB installed. Might be less now, or more since they don't know you (I'm a regular :) ).

paul

Thanks Paul!

I've been to Bangkok dozens of times, but never been to MBK, I've always gone to Pantip. I know what you mean about the porno DVDs (sexy DVD!!!), so I'll try MBK this time. Easier to get to on the train as well, from the Marriott on Sukhumvit Rd.