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Wii owners might want to wait on updating to 4.2

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by dpeters11, Oct 1, 2009.

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    dpeters11

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    Greg Alsobrook

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I may hold off until they figure this out...
     
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    The Merg

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    If you use the Homebrew Channel, make sure you update it prior to installing the 4.2 update to prevent the channel from being removed.

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    afulkerson

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    I guess I got lucky. I updated the menu to 4.2 and have not had any problems. :p:D
     
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    It certainly isn't affecting everyone, but from what I understand 4.2 updates the boot loader. If anything happens during the update, the Wii is bricked. Now this can happen, power outage at a bad time etc.) but reports are that the updater itself is buggy.
     
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    The Merg

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    I gotta make sure that I have automatic updates turned off. Last thing I want is a bricked Wii or for my Homebrew to disappear. I love running my games from my external harddrive. It's so much easier and faster.

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  8. JimMariner

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    I see this thread has been dead for a while, But there is no problem with HomeBrew and 4.2 now. As of this past few months. I installed it on 2 Wii's that that were updated to 4.2 following the freindly guides we can all find online. Just make sure you are using the 4.2 install files.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    Well... I do want to update at some point for the Netflix support, but maybe I'll wait for the next patch.
     
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    Same thing here.
     
  11. JimMariner

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    I am running the NetFlix app on my PS3, it ROCKs.

    I didn't realize there is a NetFlix app for the Wii's. I am still doing my continuing education on all things Wii. :p
    Anything else haven't found about them yet you all seem to know about :rolleyes:
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Not out yet, coming (non-HD of course.)

    I hadn't updated my Wii since before my original post but did for Super Mario.
     
  13. fyrfyter

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    Last I heard, was Spring, but more specifically May/June (If you want to call that Spring?) Will require a disc, to get the Wii up and running. You could do that if you want to wait, or you could Try PlayOn, and have Netflix and a bunch of other stuff streamed to your Wii over WiFi. Need a decent desktop computer, and a WiFi home network. Netflix for Wii is here
    //www.netflix.com/InstantStreamingDisc?device=Wii
    PlayOn is here
    //www.playon.tv/playon
     
  14. jwebb1970

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    I had heard possibly April for Netflix Wii. And yes, like PS3 it requires a disc. Some assume this helps the service pass thru the "exclusive" loophole Netflix has w/ Microsoft & the 360 (which is installed as a Live app).

    Would not be surprised if the Netflix disc contains some Wii updates, likely for video codec changes/upgrades.

    No HD, of course, and DPLII audio at best - but as long as it gives a DVD-level picture, I see this being my method for catching up w/ various TV shows that I have yet to see. If I need HD content from Netflix...well, I get that via BD rentals anyway.
     
  15. james hyde

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    I do not have my wii conneted to the internet.....................................
     
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    I believe the only Wii machines which were bricked were ones which have been hacked.

    In any case, system 4.2 does not offer any new features and was only released in an attempt to curb the hacking and try to prevent future hacking.

    If you haven't updated to 4.2, don't. At least wait for an update that offers some new features.
     
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    Nope. Non-modified/non-hacked machines were bricked by the update. That is part of why there was such an uproar about it. And some games do require you to update to v4.2 in order to play them (i.e. Wii Sports Resort).

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  18. dpeters11

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    I had to update for Super Mario Wii. Other than that, Wii updates are generally useless since they can't include much in the way of new features.
     
  19. The Merg

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    Not always true. The 4.0 update is what allowed true use of the SD slot on the Wii.

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    There have been a few things, but the Wii has the goofiest method I've ever heard of. Versions basically pile up on the system. It certainly can't get updated like the Xbox or PS3.

    http://hackmii.com/2009/02/why-the-wii-will-never-get-any-better/
     

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