I have a WiIKey 2, Love it no problems with it dose exactly what I want to. Plays my backups, I don't use homebrew or anything else like that. So I'm very happy..
A guy I work with was talking about have a Wii and how he loves it.. It was really cool I thought because he was in his 50's. Anyways we got to talking about mods and all and was telling him about mine. I use to be very good friends with his son back when we was in high school me and him modded 100's of psx's for people. Since then he has moved out of state.
I told him about soft mod but told him I didn't know anything about it. I told him if he ordered a chip I would help him put it in but I'm not doing it in case something happened. Anyways enough rambling and to get on with my question.
First I'm not sure what board he has as I have not checked the serial yet. I was just going to recommend a solderless WiiKey2 like I have. I've installed one before and know exactly how to do it. I was telling him it really simple it's basically plug and play.
Well a few days ago I logged in over here and see the video from CM and it was showing how to install a Drive Key that chip really did look like Plug in play.
is that really all you do? unplug the dvd dive the hook the chip to the drive ribbon then with the other ribbon back to the board?
I see this says it works with every board after watching the installation video form what I can see this would make sense and looks super easy.
if a guy was just go to play backup would the drive key be alright, of coarse if he can use a wiikey2 on his I'm going to recommend this because it's cheaper.
DriveKey will work fine for playing back ups, there are a few problems being reported since it was released but just make sure you get the final design version with the x4 diode on and everything should be fine.
DriveKey Review by Wiihacks.com (modderman)
Well we won't bore you all with all the great specs as they have been covered over and over & also in another thread here already
What we can say is that we have installed and tested the new wii drivekey on ALL versions of known Wii Drives ( INCLUDING the D3/D2nothing) and it has performed fabulously....
No issues what so ever from the ones we got to test>>(thanks to our Sponsors...Canadamods.ca and Modchip-Depot.com )
These are the ones with the flat lock connectors and the X4 Diode
You may have read that because it reads at 3x speed that it is a negative...well we have been testing and testing and there is absolutely no noticable difference in almost all load times or No play differences
also on some of the know troublesome games like ssbb....loads no problem at all 1st time unlike some of the modchips from the generation before.
The installation is the easiest of ALL KNOWN Wii Modchips on the market today.
Totally solderless with built in configuration...pretty awesome.
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Modderman...when you say flatlock.... does that mean the ribbon lock that slides back into itself instead of hinging upward ?
Originally Posted by Typoid
yeppers...you got Typoid:D