On 25 October 2008, a Backup Launcher 0.3 beta was released by Wii Gator which makes it possible for DVD-R disks burned from backup ISO files to be played on a soft-modded Wii.
While most games are playable, some will not run due to compatibility issues.
Disc read speed is limited to 3x (compared to 6x for normal games), which leads to many games having video playback stutters and slightly longer load times.
These issues are usually minor and do not affect the actual gameplay.
Its release was met with scepticism in the modding community, as it was felt that the particular method it used was readily fixable by Nintendo and commercial use would result in a useless product and the loss of an important vulnerability in the Wii.
Indeed as of version 3.3 Nintendo has patched the flaw and blocked the use of freeloader.
=============== Version History =============== * v1.3 - Added hardcoded BCA for NSMB game to enable owners of this title to play a backup of it using Wiikey 2.
) * Improved readsettings for recordable media * Built-in audio fix * Supports fullsize 4GB discs for gamecube homebrew * Stealth mode * 512 byte EEPROM to store configuration * Quicksolder interface – no wires required * Unique disc backup application via sdcard * Compact design, best quality components, rock solid high speed controller * Professional ESD packing * Recovery mode – Can recover from a bad flash” Link Via Via Via “All users that don’t want to use the quicksolder interface can just use the solder pads next to the quicksolder pads.
Originalmeldung: Das Team hinter dem Wii Key hat überraschend einen neuen Modchip angekündigt – dieser heißt “Wiikey U”.
As a result, they are often referred to as drivechips.
Most modchips are capable of circumventing region coding and copy protection, which allows users to play games created in different regions, load burned discs, and use third-party homebrew software.
"Nintendo is aware that a hacking group claims to have compromised Wii U security," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.