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    drive key help.............

    hello nooby here and a pretty dumb one at that!!!! lololol.............
    i have a few questions i need answering if someone would be so kind??

    i just got d/key installed on a US WII (i live in UK) will this allow me to play region free dvds & music CDs?? both original and copies

    if so, its not letting me...is there something i need to insall on the wii to allow me to do this, im running v4 downloaded this morning

    ive not tested a uk game in it just yet but will be doing so later this afternoon.

    any help would be great cheers harry

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    i told you i was a preety dumb nooby.......................ive just googled the subject and it seems i need to download the twilight hack etc etc and get the mplayer on to an sd card.................im on the case as soon as i get zelda!!!!
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    Wow. There's a lot to respond to here. Hopefully others will jump in and correct me if I get something wrong. I'm still relatively new to this too. You are correct that you can not play dvds and music cds without additional hacks/software.

    Be very careful using UK games (PAL format) in your USA wii (NTSC format). If the game initiates an update you can brick your wii. Make sure that you have update blocking on your drivekey set to either 'all' or 'import'. I personally avoid the risk by only running NTSC games in my NTSC wii.

    The Twilight hack currently will not work since you have upgraded to 4.0. But, go ahead and buy Twilight Princess. Awesome game. I also don't think you can install the Homebrew channel or dvdx after updating to 4.0 but these would still work if there were already installed before updating. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

    Does anyone know how to get a dvd(movie) playing on drivekey wii at system 4.0?

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    thanks for the info...............

    little confused now as one of the reasons i got my d/key is so i dont have to get my games fro ebay or amazon....and to save money.....as i thought that it would effectivly safely make my machine region free, could it potentially brick my machine if i play pal games whilst not hooked up to the net therefore no updates on my ntsc machine??

    and is there a way to unbrick my machine if it gets bricked?? as i have already played a pal game and it asked me to update and there wasnt a "no" option....only option was to update to play the game????

    and is there a way to revert back to the older version so i can get the h/brew channel??

    cheers harry

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    Did your pal game update work? I hope you didn't brick your wii?

    My understanding is that if you are not hooked up to the net or have update blocking on (all or import) you can play pal or ntsc games and should be safe from bricking. But, if you play a pal game on your ntsc wii, and it requires an update, and you allow that update to happen you might brick your wii. I'm not sure if this is recoverable or not. I personally just wouldn't risk it. If you put in a pal disc and it asks for update and there isn't a 'no' option then just hold down the power button to escape from the situation. You can still save all your money by just downloading ntsc versions of whatever games you want from various torrent sites (Note: that is probably not legal, except possibly if you already own a copy of the game). I haven't heard of any way to revert back to an older system software version that doesn't involve first having HomeBrew installed. And, since a new HomeBrew install can't be done on 4.0. You're stuck for the moment. But, keep in mind, 4.0 just came out a few days/week ago. Likely a new hack will arrive that fixes this situation in due course. Stay tuned, good luck and happy hacking.

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    once again cheers 777..........i think i will terminate my wifi connection on the wii from now on and hope the thing aint gonno go tits up......fingers crossed.....and ill keep watching!!!! thanks

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    right, after doing some reading i believe that......and could someone please confirm......to stop me from bricking my wii (ntsc-u) whilst playing pal games (orig & backup) i have to use wiibrickblocker to remove the update iso, is this correct??

    however from what i can uderstand wiibrickblocker wont work as ive updated my wii to version 4?? is this correct??

    would it work if i coverted all my backups format from pal to ntsc-u, in other words would this stop me from bricking my wii and let me play games safe in the knowledge i aint doing my machine damage???

    AAAARRGGGGHHHHH........doing my head in!!!!!!! helppppppppppp

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    just to let you all know i have just run an iso through wiibrickblocker, burned the image to a "RiDisc DVD-R" disc at X2 speed and played it on my wii and there was NO request to do an update, yehaaaaaaaaa wiibrickblocker works..........big up to the techies!!!!!!!!

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    how to watch movie in WII

    Quote Originally Posted by private777 View Post
    Wow. There's a lot to respond to here. Hopefully others will jump in and correct me if I get something wrong. I'm still relatively new to this too. You are correct that you can not play dvds and music cds without additional hacks/software.
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    Does anyone know how to get a dvd(movie) playing on drivekey wii at system 4.0?
    I have exactly the same question regarding watching a movie (DVD or DIVX) on WII. Do you know what software/hacks i need to watch the movie in WII ? Can i also watch the movie in the USB port? How do i do it ? thanks

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