Ok guys let's get serious though (and not feed the troll), which one of those three modchips should I buy?
I like my drivekey, no experience with the others. easy install no probs, 3X speed is annoying on mario galexy, all are like that, hope its not an more common issue with newer games... not the end of the world just loads a lil slower in story boards.
I reccomend drivekey
PS enough bickering in this thread, I bet I've wasted 15 minutes comming into this thread to see if any useful info has been posted, everytime dissapointed to see fighting ove purple font.
I would definitely go for a traditional chip and not the DriveKey.
The 3x drive speed issue with DriveKey was a real disappointment to me. Because of the low drive speeds I have problems with video playback (jittering video sequences) in numerous games, including WarioWare Smooth Moves, Mario Kart Wii, World Sports Party and Super Mario Galaxy.
That being said, all other features of the DriveKey chip are very good (provided that you get the working version of the chip). Easy to install, plays all games (including imports) and has a nice built-in configuration screen.
Which one of them is the traditional? my own programs give me 4x as the smallest burning speed, so if it only gives less I won't be able to handle it.
Well, by traditional I meant a modchip soldered to the console, like the two chips you mentioned in your first post in addition to the DriveKey chip. But there are many more - check out the info in the Wii Modchip subforums.
I do not have any experencies with soldered modchips for the Wii myself, but from what I can read they generally work very well. They have virtually 100% compatibility and they do not have any drive speed issues as the DriveKey chip does.
I see, the only problem with those, is that I have no clue how to solder anything, that's why I wanted the solderless chips, because they are far easier to put it in.Thanks for the website, I might find something good in it about them.
Me neither, which is why I got the DriveKey chip in the first place. If you want a soldered modchip and does not want to experiment with the soldering yourself, you need to find a modchip retailer who can do the chipping for you. With most modchip retailers you can usually buy the full monty with them (a Wii console with a modchip installed) or you can hand in your own Wii and have it chipped.
However, there is also the alternative of softmodding your Wii (on Wiis that have firmware 3.4 or below you can install a Home Brew Channel, which allows you to run programs that loads backup games. Google for more info on this).
if you were considering a modchip other than the drive key, then may i suggest you have a look at these two videos at how to install it yourself, which could well save you money.
the videos were made by the user Spyman from these forums and were produced for the site canadamods.ca, a sponser of this site.
although i am from the uk, and bought from a more local supplier i used this video as a support guide and found it very thorough. this installation guide applies to chips which sit on the drive, i think the drivekey connects to the ribbon cable?? so this video would not have accurately suited that exact product.
argon, wasabi, d2pro, d2sun and wiikey are brands of chip which can be installed by a novice like us, if purchased pre soldered onto a wii-clip.
although i bought my d2pro9 a long time ago, if i were considering it now, i would go the softmod route, purely for having all my originals backed up in one usb hard drive and select them at my leiisure with the guifx homebrew as a channel
Would getting the homebrew channel let me play modded Wii games, GC games, and Xbox games on it?