Drivekey/Wii Update/ NSMB questions/ Where is this yellow sticker?
i installed a drivekey which was shipper right around nov 30th. possibly after. I have NSMB NTSC version and when i try to launch it asks me to update my wii.
I don't want to loose the ability to play my other backups.. Is it safe to update? What version Wii do i want to have that is right before the update that loses cross platform playback? Pal vs NTSC etc?
Also.. when people refer to yellow sticker white sticker. what do they mean? The little clear film on top of the toggle switches or the sticker they ship with which u put on the chip for insulation?
I got my drivekey same time as you, I got some issues after I did the update from the disc and the NSMB still doesn't work.
you CAN update if you want. NSMB updates the wii to 4.1, that means that you will be able to play imports after the update. Just dont update to 4.2 because then you loose the ability to play imports. i also updated as of a lot of people and nothing weird happened. You MUST update to play the game even with the new drivekey.
The yellow sticker is on the back of the drivekey. Its a sticker that says ''drive key" and a long code. I think manufacture code or something.
I have 4.2u or what ever, have not tired play pal games? yet but my wii first gen right when came out 06 or 05 what ever year that was Just got my drivekey Dec 8th, ordered it on 3rd... I believe it has yellow sticker cant remember? sorry. wife had already bought NSMB so cant tell ya if it will work. but thought I had read on here some place Ghostbusters would not work either? DL and we played it.. I might try PAL game for heck of it...
Originally Posted by gizmo1908
You can safely update to 4.1 without losing the ability to play out of region games. Only update from the new super mario bros disc. If you update from the shop channel you will be on 4.2 and you won't be able to play out of region games.
Originally Posted by a33321654
The yellow sticker is on the back of the chip. Its hard to miss, it covers most of the back. If its white, NSMB is the only game that will not play and the chip will need to be updated. But everyone is still waiting for Drivekey to release the programmer.
Last edited by skeerup; 12-30-2009 at 05:10 AM.
This is not entirely true. I changed the update blocker from import to all and fired up a rawdump of NSMB NTSU-U. Jumped right to the game and all is well.
Originally Posted by gizmo1908
My version is 3.4U - Should I update to 4.1 through the game?
Why update though, if its not broken, dont fix it.
i used the same game in 3 different consoles and i needed to update before i was able to play it. They all had the drivekey with the yellow sticker.
first wii was on 3.4
second one on 3.2
third one on 4.0
all wii's are pal.
but if you can play without updating then why should you.
gizmo, good point why update.....No harm no foul.
I do have a questions, After trying to play a NTSC version of final fantasy CB It boots up but before I can do any playing or any menu screens come up the game screen goes black.
Is there a region problem or is they a software problem ( I need to update ) ?
Supposedly NTSC game - I am on a NTSC unit.
Gizmo, a little update.
Updated to 4.1U thinking that was my issue for final fantasy not working........Still nothing, The game still requests I update as if the FW wasnt updated.
So I turn the brick blocker to ALL instead of IMPORT and I am back to sqaure one ( NSMB works and many others ), final fantasy CB is the first game I encountered with this issue,
that a new game
you probably need fw 4.2 to be able to play
dont know for sure.
maybe there is someone that played it before
try removing update from iso and then test it. maybe it'll play