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    Question whats so special about 3.2?

    im at the point of doing the october 23 rd fix but is there any point downgrading after that, wont i have full functionality including installing wads, in the informational sticky it seems to suggest i cant, yet the october fix posted at gbatemp says i can.
    i dont want any more risk than is necessary, what am i gaining with 3.2, from what i'm reading is starfall the only advantage?
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    Well yes, if you don't have a modchip then starfall is a good friend of yours
    Anyway, 3.2 is the "homebrew friendliest" firmware. Actually, you don't gain anything of value from 3.3 or 3.4. THe biggest functional update comes in 4.0.
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    custom firmware release is simpler on the psp where dark alex creates a firmware with the same version number and a different suffix/string on the end why isn't it like that on the wii, my head is spinning reading all these tutorials

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    'Cause the Wii has a different structure than the PSP... There are actually no such things as "firmwares" on a Wii We just use that term because it's widely accepted, everybody thinks of it as "the program which runs the hardware".
    Actually there are two things
    1. System Menu version: that is the 3.x, 4.0 etc numbers.
    2. IOSes: small bits of firmware-like code, actually this is what you need for newer games, not the System Menu...
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    well as for me,i,m glad i did the downgrade.i can load homebrew,emulators
    and yes i got "starfall"which works wonders.you can load bought disks
    without "system update"

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    Quote Originally Posted by presstheflesh View Post
    i dont want any more risk than is necessary, what am i gaining with 3.2, from what i'm reading is starfall the only advantage?
    not the only advantage, but 3.2 firmware is chosen beause it is the last firmware version that lets the wii drive read trucha signed discs. basically since then, every version offers nothing apart from nintendo locking down the features in the system, such as trying to block twilight hack. apart from the sdhc support in v4.

    check out the starfall features from the download page at wiibrew.org, it makes the wii experience a lot better, which is why we all go through this s**t

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    yikes i think i definitly need starfall it seems the only way to pay originals games on lower firmwares am i getting this right?

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    its not vital, but it does make the wii brick proof. i would recommend it
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthortic View Post
    its not vital, but it does make the wii brick proof. i would recommend it
    so if its not vital is there another way can i play original games with higher firmwares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by presstheflesh View Post
    so if its not vital is there another way can i play original games with higher firmwares?
    yes,

    you have the homebrew channel and browser right?

    well if so, download WUFE, it stands for wii update file extractor and take the update wads off the disc. if you then install those ios's using waninkoko's wad manager then those updates will be part of your system without having to change your firmware version.

    you could download these updates if you google it, they arent massive files, and i think some might be in the tutorial section of this site BUT i am not certain, i only know the theory. as far as i can remember there is ios 51, 55, 249 and something something something, you get the idea
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