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Wii ModChips

Discussion on Wii ModChips within the Consoles forum part of the General Gaming category.

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Wii ModChips

First of all what is a ModChip some of you may ask ...

A: Modification chip or modchip is a device used to play import discs, backup dvd-r/ dvd-rw, or homebrew game roms & emulators and also to circumvent the digital rights management of many game consoles, including the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Wii

Second , why should you mod your Wii ?

  • Play Backups or Copies of Wii Games
  • Run EU and JAP games on a USA console
  • Play all region DVD movies on your Wii
  • Launch copied / backup GameCube game DVD's
  • Play free roms and emulators
  • Use unlicensed homebrew applications and games

More info :

( you'll see later why I put some ) ModChip's break your warranty . So if you're Wii bricks or get's damaged Nitendo isn't responsible for it anymore .

Advantages of Chip-modding and Soft-modding :

Soft-modding : a big advantage of Soft-modding is that it installs HomeBrew Channel . And with HomeBrew Channel you can use some specific programs that are not available with Chip-modding .
one disadvantage of Soft-modding is that it can/may brick your console . But that doesn't happen if you are careful .

More information about and how to : and .

Chip-modding : advantage - it's more safe , meaning it cannot do any damage to your console and much easier to install and use .
disadvantage - some ModChips don't have Region Free / Video Player working . With Soft-modding you can install video + music player via HomeBrew and there are several programs with region free .

Ok enough with this let's get to the ModChips , shall we ?


• Direct boot of Wii/GC back-ups
• Direct boot of homebrew in GC mode
• Supports All Currently available console/drive versions
• Supports D2B chipsets
• Direct boot of different NTSC region
• Wii games/back-ups on US and JAP
• Partial support for NTSC region Wii games/back-ups on PAL consoles
• Boots different region GC games
• Supports DVD-R/DVD+R and +RW
• Improved readsettings for media
• Built-in audio fix supports fullsize 4GB discs


• Works with Wii and GameCube Originals
• Works with Wii and GameCube Back-ups from the same region
• Probably works with GameCube homebrew too, but never tested
• Probably works with different region software using swap trick
• Works with DVR+R / DVD-R / DVD+RW (and probably DVD-RW too)
• Works with DMS / D2A / D2B chipsets
• Works with ATmega8L-8 and ATmega8-16 on 3.3V supply

Known bugs:

• Stutters on some videos
• Probably no GameCube audiofix (no feedback on that yet)

Not implemented yet:

• Auto-region patching for Wii/GameCube
• Update via DVD


• Wii/GC Back-up play
• Supports multi-disc games
• GC Import play with swap
• GC Homebrew play
• GC Audiofix
• Easy install
- Quicksolder or 5 wires
- Gold-plated solder pads
- Thin (0.3mm) PCB
• Multi-Function LED indicator
- POST (Power On Self Test)
- Install Diagnostic and Status
• Failsafe Update (recover after failed update)
- Disc Channel (DVD)
- Photo Channel (requires 1 extra wire)
- SD Card (requires extra SD connector and 5 wires)
• Non-volatile configuration storage
• Optional wire for full chip disable
• ESD (anti static) packaging
• RoHS compliant (PbFree)

Product Compatibility:

Wii Console: EU/JPN/US version
DVD Drive/Chipset: Any (currently known)

MicroSD Edition Specifications:

• Multi-Function LED indicator
• POST (Power On Self Test)
• Install Diagnostic and Status
• Failsafe Update (recover after failed update)
• Disc Channel (DVD)
• Photo Channel (requires 1 extra wire)
• Non-volatile configuration storage
• Optional wire for full chip disable
• ESD (anti-static) packaging
• RoHS compliant (PbFree)

-no info

Features :

• Actually upgradeable! Device is bundled with an easy to use programming cable.
• 20 MHz AVR microcontroller with 2KB of EEPROM (SMD type)
• Customizable (via open source code)
• Boots Wii games (DVD+R / DVD-R media)
• Boots GC games and homebrew
• AudioFix (naturally)
• On board DIP switch (enable/disable mod, enable/disable stealth)
• Works on DMS / D2A chipsets (sorry, we haven't worked on D2B yet)
• The schematics, code, and software will be available soon to make your own.

Wiip 2

• Legal Distribution - Mod Is Blank From Point Of Sale
• Boots All DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
• Boots All Wii Back-ups
• Boots All Gamecube Back-ups & Homebrew
• Supports All DMS, D2A, and D2B chipsets (D2C is almost done)
• Supports NTSC/PAL/JAP
• Easy Install - Only 5 Simple Solder Points
• 100% Upgradable - Massive 8k Flash
• First Mod To Upgrade Via DVD, LPT & USB
• Ultra Fast 20Mhz ATMEGA8 CPU
• Huge 8KB of Flash Update Space
• External Clock to Control Read/Write Timing Protocol
• Diagnostic LEDs
• Extra Features Via Dip Switches
• No More "Disc Loading Error"
• Rock Solid In All Temperatures (Wii Gets Too Hot = No Problems)
• Massive OpenSource Support
• Can Be Used as a Universal Microcontroller Device - Many Future Uses
• Mod Is Not Locked In Anyway Way - You Are In Control
• This List Is Not Exhaustive - Many More Options & Functions Soon...

-no info


• Plays Wii Back-ups
• Plays GC Back-ups
• Plays GC Homebrew
• Plays GC Imports (swap needed)
• Built-in Audiofix (GC games using streaming are working flawlessly, no patch needed)
• DVD-R / DVD+R support
• Optional chip disable wire (Stealth-Mode)


TDK DVD-R --> 16x -- PERFECT
EMTEC DVD-R -->> 4x -- Produces DRE on Wii and GameCube Modes
PRINCO DVD-R -- > 4x -- Not good performance


• Without SWAP, runs directly
• Boots Wii and Gamecube back-ups (Own region at this time) + Audiofix
• Boots Imports Gamecube back-ups by SWAP
• Multi-disc / Multi-games
• Stealth Mode
• WiiMod is not upgradable

Wii Models: USA/EUR/JAP Supported (Panasonic DVD Firmware)
DVDMedia: Working with DVD+/-R (+R with booktype)
Soldering: 5 wires

-no info


• Supports all Wii regions (PAL, NTSC-U, and NTSC-J)
• High quality PCB and components
• Comes in high Quality ESD bag
• Ready with pretinned wires
• Double-sided tape for easy fitting
• LED Indicator for checking install and for error readouts
• Compatible with DMS, D2A, and D2B dvd drive chipsets
• Compatible with rev1 and rev2 dvd drive boards
• Compatible with DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW (No need to change bitsettings)
• Upgradeable via DVD
• Bad flash recovery mode (even recoverable after pernicious code)
• Stealth mode
• Direct boot Wii games
• Direct boot GC games
• Boot Wii Imports (Partial)
• Boot GC Imports
• Multi-disc support
• Built-in audio fix


• Supports all current Wii
• Supports all regions PAL/USA/JAP original & back-up disc
• Direct boot of Wii back-ups
• Direct boot of GC back-ups
• Direct boot of homebrew in GC mode
• Direct boot of all GC import back-ups by SWAP
• 100% compatibility of all games
• Supports all regions GC games
• Supports Multi-Disc & Multi-Games disc
• Supports D2B chips
• Supports DVD R/DVD-R and RW media
• BiOS Upgradeable by DVD
• Upgrade read frequency
• Easy to install
• Manual Stealth mode

-no info

W2 Final Chip

• Run GameCube originals
• Run GameCube back-ups
• Run Wii originals
• Run Wii back-ups
• Run Wii games from different regions
• Support for DMS, D2A and D2B!
• Speedfix
• Support for all media: DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
• Configuration DVD for setting up your region

-no info

  • Supports DMS/D2A/D2B chipsets
  • Wii originals
  • Wii original imports (partial support)
  • Wii backups
  • Wii backup imports (partial support)
  • Gamecube originals
  • Gamecube original imports (partial support)
  • Gamecube backups
  • Gamecube backup imports (partial support)
  • Gamecube homebrew
  • All medias (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW)
  • Dual Layer support
  • Fully configurable speed setting
  • Automatic region detection
  • Stealth (well, at least as much "stealth" as any other Wii modchip currently available)
  • "Safe" Configuration disc
  • Optional status LED
  • Optional disable switch (solder wire to reset switch)
  • GameID overriding for some GameID's that was blocked by firmware 3.0
  • Support for Super Mario Galaxy backups

For the ModChips I couldn't find an official site , I put the features just . For the ones that have an official site you can find more info on their site if you just look @

Note: My Wii is Modded with WiiKey 2 . If you want a chip that doesn't break your warranty it's ok to use this because you can get it off anytime . But this chip has kinda no Region Free working and at some games ( Super Mario Galaxy for exaple , it's one of them ) has intro video problems ( the sound is just .... impossible to understand )
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Old 10/22/2009, 20:26   #2
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Request Sticky so it doesn't get lost in the forums ( only if the moderator thinks it's good enough for sticky of course ^.^ ) and btw' I corrected my spelling mistakes
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I'm trying to sell our wii and listed it on craigslist. I haven't had any offers yet and I'm wondering if I have it priced too high. It's only 3 months old and the kids have barely played it (which is why I'm trying to sell it). It was the regular package from Meijer that came with one controller, one num chuck the sensor and the wii sports game. We bought the sports accessory pack (the baseball bat, tennis racket, gold club) and another num chuck, plus a rechargeable battery and pack, and we have 3 other games as well. I listed it at $350. Do you think I should lower it, and if so how much do you think it's worth?
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