New Wii loses backwards compatibility

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AC_Orange
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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby AC_Orange » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:16 pm

The only one I've seen in Australia without GC support is the blue Wii bundled with Donkey Kong Returns
Still good to know there's others, usually says on the box

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby opiun » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:59 pm

This is... just awful. Damn cheapskates trying to cut down production costs, I suspect.

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby pr0ton » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Yes, and they did the same move with the GameCube then by removing the digital port.
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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby LOCtronics » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:28 am

Just to let everyone know I have opened up one of these wii's and softmodded it and added a wode chip. I then added the original controller ports and memory card ports. Theb loaded a gamecube iso a.d voila it worked.

The wii unmodified will spit out original gamecube discs so it will only work with hdd loading.

Also the small filter components on the 2,3 and 4 gamecube controller ports have been removed. You just have to bridge the 3.3v, 5v and data line and they all work 100%

Thought I share that bit of information.
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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby emu_kidid » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:42 am

pictures please :D
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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby liquitt » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:26 am

emu_kidid wrote:pictures please :D


i second that!
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby emu_kidid » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:47 am

I wonder if its the drive mechanism detecting an 8cm disc and rejecting it or the drive firmware.. would be nice to swap out the drive and see if an older one works (pretty sure it would)
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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby sm4rty » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:54 pm

when a wode is working with gamecube images then it should be the drive which rejects the mini dvd because if its the wii software then it would the GC image loaded with a wode also.

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby liquitt » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm

sm4rty wrote:when a wode is working with gamecube images then it should be the drive which rejects the mini dvd because if its the wii software then it would the GC image loaded with a wode also.


look at what emu said again :P
"...drive mechanism or drive firmware..." :)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

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http://is.gd/dX58Rm

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby noobcube » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:02 pm

Thanks for the update on the new hardware. I soft-modded one for a friend a few weeks ago.

Apparently the drive board for the new GC-minus Wii lacks the square chip in the upper right of this picture, which is necessary for loading GC discs:

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So, it looks as if it has the ability to play GC games, but won't read GC discs.

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby noobcube » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:34 pm

This picture shows the difference between the new (no GC) and old D4 drives:

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Re: New Wii loses backwards compatibility

Postby _Nold_ » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:35 pm

I totally hate Nintendo for that..

@LOCtronics: Good find ;-)
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