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Monday, May 28, 2007

Datel Wii Drive Doctor - Retail USB Serial Tool

http://uk.codejunkies.com/news_revie...3&i =9102&s=8

The trouble with most games consoles, is you can't modify the game code when it's running. Sure, you can use tools such as Datel's own Action Replay game enhancers to input all sorts of cheats and enhancements, but there's no straightforward way for amateur programmers and techie tinkerers to get inside the game, investigating how it works and trying out modifications and tweaks you've programmed yourself. Thankfully, if you're a Wii owner Datel has come to the rescue with Drive Doctor, the ultimate aid for the hardcore tinkerer and amateur programmer. With Drive Doctor for your Nintendo Wii, you can gain a unique insight into the under-the-bonnet operation of your console, examining, analysing and altering the Wii drive's memory...

With Drive Doctor in place, you can connect your Wii to your PC using the supplied USB 2.0 cable. You can then review its innermost operations, watching your Wii software in action through Drive Doctor's PC application. You can even add data of your own, all from your PC. Drive Doctor’s memory and command views give you a unique insight into the innermost workings of your Wii’s drive memory, and even lets you make on-the-fly adjustments. You can read status, write data, send control commands, report the drive status and more. By injecting your own code into the data stream, you can create your own effects and experiment with modifying the program. It’s fun! And as the Wii home brew scene grows and prospers, the device will also come in handy for playing freely-downloadable software straight from your console.

Fitting Drive Doctor requires a little soldering, so make sure you have your precision soldering iron handy. Full fitting instructions are supplied. It’s a fairly simple task, requiring you to connect just five wires. After that, the unit just clips to the back of your console. It remains in place even when not in use - just unplug your USB cable and you can use your Wii in the usual way. It's styled to match the console, and completely unintrusive when not in use.

I have to hand it to Datel for bringing console modding to the mainstream. It will be great to be able to go into the local videogame store to buy all of this stuff instead of ordering it from shady internet sites.


MadCatMk2 said...

So.. can we run our backup copies with it?
Could there ever be made some code to inject and make that possible??

Ari said...

Its possible...but I bet that Datel is putting barriers around that area :\

psychic17 said...
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SpacePirateFear said...

cool, but i dont like the idea of messing with my wii. what if i screw it up?

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NintendoWiiModchip said...

I'm hoping that systems like this make homebrew possible in near future.

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Anonymous said...

Can You modifiy Zelda Twighlight princess to turn your horse into a car or something. and when you install the drive doctor on the wii can you take it off and do you have to take apart or cut any of the white plastic on the outside of the wii to fit the wires in?

punti said...

can i fix a bricked nintendo wii with this?
flash it from NTSC to PAL

Anonymous said...

Is there a way i can use this device with just usb?

Ethan said...

hey, does this have a memory scanner (like cheat engine) so you can make haxadecimal codes?

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