Chip-less Mod Tool Leaked for Nintendo Wii.

With all the raging and ranting about piracy going around these days – developers getting miffed about losing profits to piracy and people voiding warranties just so they don’t have to pay for games. Now you can mod your Wii to play your game backups without cracking open the case.

The new chip-less mod for the Wii recently popped up in some obscure forums and other tech sites and the links to download the tools required were axed shortly after. Maybe it is that the links are getting hit too hard and don’t work right now or big brother has stepped in and is trying to shut things down.

None the less, the instructions that have popped up on a few sites are as follows:

«Patch the ISO with the .EXE that comes in the download»

«Install the CIOS on your Wii»

«Install DVDX. Go to Advance and choose 249»

«Install Wii loader»

«Burn the patched ISO with ImgBurn»

«Run the loader»

The link to download the tools at GBATemp no longer works – however those intuitive enough with Google could easily locate functioning links. You can also find working links in comments sections of sites that have noted this news as well. I was able to locate three working links within a few minutes. However, since we are not in the business of linking things like that around here I must regret to inform you will find no links to download these tools here.

The original author of this project has announced that he as "officially" dropped the whole and will not continue working on it. However he has demonstrated that a chip-less mod can be done and it someone is definitely bound to pickup where he left off. We are sure that the community will be keeping their eyes peeled.

Link to article on Gizmodo with comments section.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
13 comments
Comment from the forums
    Your comment
  • timaahhh
    Even if piracy on consoles gets as bad as piracy on PC I doubt we are gonna see PC supported the way it used to be by 3rd party developers. I hope I'm wrong.
  • NuclearShadow
    timaahhhEven if piracy on consoles gets as bad as piracy on PC I doubt we are gonna see PC supported the way it used to be by 3rd party developers. I hope I'm wrong.


    Actually that may make the PC the main focus for releasing games. Atleast with the PC you can protect each game with updated protections the consoles lack this ability. Even if this holds off the crackers for two weeks it means more people won't be patient enough for a pirated release and go buy it.

    However if this ever happens and if it holds no effect then this will debunk the biggest excuse to leave the PC and focus on consoles. Which would strangely make every defender of piracy right...
  • techguy911
    There are chipless mods for very console out there they have been around as long as the machine was released.

    You just have to know where to look and yes piracy on consoles are more than pc's , i fix consoles every 2nd console that is brought into my shop is modded and i live in a small city in ne ontario.

    I also repair pc's 1 out of 100 machines i clean spyware have pirated software on it , i clean of average min of 4 machines a day.