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Thread: WIU 1.1 vs Brick Blocker

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    WIU 1.1 vs Brick Blocker

    Which application would you recommend I use? What are the pros and cons of each one?

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    Wiu can remove Firmware Updates from ISO and also Region patch an ISO. I believe Brick Blocker will only remove Update from ISO.

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    So Wiu sounds like the winner! So, for example, if I remove the firmware update from the ISO and it requires say firmware 3.3 and my Wii is firmware 3.2, will the game still play? Or this simply just a precaution to accidentaly bricking the Wii with the wrong region's firmware?

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    It more for preventing bricking your wii by updating it with a firmware from a different region game than your wii. So if you had a USA wii (NTSC-U) and you updated your wii using a PAL or NTSC-J game that would brick your Wii. It is safe to uppdate from a game with the same region as your wii.

    On another note, if you plan to update your to 3.3 then you may want to install the homebrew channel first using the DVD iso method as its a more involved process after updating to 3.3

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    So could I play for example a PAL game that needs firmware 3.3 on a Wii with firmware 3.2 if I remove the firmware update on the PAL game? Or will it not load until I update my Wii to 3.3?

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    There are no games that require the 3.3 firmware. If in the future a game requires the higer firmware then updating should be done thru the Wii settings and from a game to be on the safe side.

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    I was asking figuratively. I meant can I play a game that was a lower version than the Wii firmware or would I need to upgrade to the latest Wii fimrware version to play it?

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    Sorry, I'm not sure what you are asking. You may be confunsing the Firmware on the game disc as being associated with the game which it isn't. The firmware update provided on the game discs are the same updates you get from the Wii Settings on your wii. Sorry I may still not have answered your question.

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    OK well I might be misunderstanding so I'll try again (this is all figurative as I'm not sure what version of the Wii I have)

    I have a Wii with firmware version 3.2. I put a backup copy of Metroid Prime 3 and it requires that I update to Wii firmware 3.3 before I can continue.

    My question is will I need to update my Wii to firmware 3.3 before I can play the game?

    Or can I use Wiu to remove the update check and play the game on Wii firmware 3.2?

    Thanks for being patient with me

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    No, you do not need to update to play the game. Yes you can remove the update using Wiu. Also if you Wii is NTSC-U (USA) and the game is NTSC-U (USA) there is no harm in updating. But if your Wii is NTSC-U and your game is either PAL or NTSC-J and if you update then you will Brick your Wii. So that why it safer to always update from the actual Wii system settings rather than from a game.

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