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WiiKey Setup Help

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by Rusko, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Rusko

    Rusko Member

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    I have a question. First, if the wiikey is genuine, do I still need to have the setup disk. Second, should I put electric tape on the chip, if it is installed directly. Third, how can I tell that the chip is installed properly. This was my first time soddering, so I dont know if the wiikey works, but the wii itself is working fine.

    Also, please give me a brief description on exactly what to do after the wiikey is installed. The imported game is Bleach Wii. Im new on this whole mod chip thing, so I need all the advicee I can get.
     
  2. Akimi

    Akimi Member

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    Do you need the setup disc?

    Well that depends on what exactly you are trying to do.

    Do you need electrical tape?

    I would highly suggest it on a modded system.


    What to do after the wiikey is installed?

    Enjoy it.
     
  3. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    @Rusko

    I think the default setting for Region override is set to off on a Wiikey. So you will need to download the setup disc and turn the region override to ON in order to play an imported game (Bleach Wii). You can get the latest firmware for the Wiikey from the below site...

    http://www.wiikey.cn/resources.html

    You should also keep your Wii updated to the latest firmware and use Wii Brick Blocker on game Disc that have region updates on them. For more information on how to protect yourself from a region brick go to the link below...

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/523776
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2007
  4. Demaster

    Demaster Regular member

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    I agree with all of the above.

    From my own personal experience, my Wii seemed A-O.K. when I rebooted it backup (and yes, I put electrical tape on mine for good measure)

    I also (before I installed my Wiikey) had a foreign region disc like you had. I popped it in with excitement only to find that the Wii didn't recognize the disk. After much research, forum posting, and googling there's a couple of aspects to keep in mind (ESPECAILLY if you're a noob to the wii mod scene)

    1.Disks - Find a reliable DVD-R or DVD+R Disk. Most find Maxell, TDK, or a foregin one I don't even see in the stores (search previous threads) to be very reliable, but in truth there isn't a specific type of media that works 100%

    2.Software - There's buttloads of handy software out there for the wii, especially if your goal is playing a disc from another region. Here's a short list of handy software:
    WiiBrickBlocker
    WiigionFree
    RegionFrii
    WiiUI
    RamDump 2.0

    Some of the software above translates a wii's .iso from one region to another.

    3. Bricking - As larrylje said, keep your wii up to date! As long as you do this and play non-foreign games your wii shouldn't brick.

    P.S.
    Since your playing foreign games, if you ever insert a foreign game and it asks you to update, DON'T!!!! This mainly causes wiis to brick.
     
  5. jnaks

    jnaks Regular member

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    with regards to that "foreign brand" you haven't heard of, its Taiyo Yuden. THE original source of the CD-R industry. They also do manufacturing for some brands that you probably do know that are considered some of the "better" reliable brands: Verbatim, TDK, etc.

    in any case, as stated, you have to experiment a little with your Wii to find out the brand it works best with. personally, i believe it has more to do with the burning process than the media as far as initial results -- longevity for the disc and the laser are side benefits to better media.

    heat can be an issue. the only times i get disc errors are when the wii has been used for a few hours. and at that, those discs usually work the next time i put it in (after i let it rest -- that doesn't always mean having to turn it off either, just take out the disc for awhile). i mean, personally i use 16x Taiyo Yudens burned off a G5 Mac (it selects write speed automatically) simply because i have them readily available for other things. but i've had success with my 2x dvd+R sony drive on my hp laptop with some cheap taiwan generic 4x discs as well.

     

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