€40?!? That's quite a lot for just a Wasabi DX
You keep talking about the preloader and softmod way to play new games and import.
I only want to play from my Wasabi DX, so I do need to update the system in order to play new games that come out.
Anyway, I will watch this topic to see if there are any changes on the 4.2 issue...
For now I will keep my Wii on the 4.1 and play the backup for Wii Fit Plus until there is a fix for this.
Again: if you Update your Wii to 4.2, your Wasabi DX will be dead (otherwise why would you be in a thread named: "Dead Wasabi after system update 4.2e"? (and the same happens to 4.2USA users))
If you want to upgrade something, upgrade your Wasabi DX to fw2.0Beta.
After this go in the Wasabi DX config menu (reset console then press 3 times eject) and set:
Wii Region Free Enabled
Wii Discs Autoboot Enabled
Update Blocker Enabled
and then Save Configuration...
And share with us if you were able to play your original copy of Wii Fit Plus!
Good luck and have a great weekend!
@salvo_b, what about this then? Doesn't quite match with your explanation of the 4.2 update.
Originally Posted by micflair
But this is going to be an endless discussion where you keep saying not to update my Wii and I will keep saying that I won't update it because I've got another way to play Wii Fit Plus.
It's just the fact that this is a forum where many people look when they encouter problems with their Wii or when they've got questions. So it would be nice to have one clear answer to the question, it could help other people who look here.
And I don't know how it's possible that your Wasabi DX is dead, but all I read is that 4.2 kills the region-free. So you could still use the Wasabi DX to play games (original and backup) from your own region.
I won't update my Wii to the 4.2 version, because I found another way to play the game and because there is one person saying that when I do it will kill my Wasabi DX modchip.
And to react on your comment about the topic title, the person who started this topic didn't know he couldn't play import (NTSC in his case) games anymore and so his Wasabi chip seamed dead until he tried games from his own region (PAL).
See his quote:
Anyway, let's leave it to this...
Originally Posted by borisvon
If there are other people who updated their Wii to 4.2 with the Wasabi DX chip, let me/us know how it's working and what exactely the deal is about playing originals/backups from your own region.
@salvo_b, thanks for the quick reactions anyway and you too have a great weekend!
Last edited by gerard01; 10-31-2009 at 04:44 AM.
I had the same problem with my Wii. Turns out that only original en backup games from my own region (PAL) work with the Wii update to 4.2. NTSC games are not working anymore. Wasn't a big problem for me, since almost all my games are PAL. But hopefully this can be fixed in the future with an upgrade of the firmware from the wasabi dx.
I have 4.2e and Wasabi DX 2.0 beta and backup games load allright. At least PAL-backups at PAL-machine...
Originally Posted by salvo_b
Yep, I'm a muppet. I accepted the update as I was wanting to go into the shops to see what lastest WiiWare there was.
Is there a way to circumvent the need to accept the update before getting access to the Wii Shops?
I can also confirm that it is just NTSC that no longer works. PAL is fine.
Here's a question. I've homebrewed up and NTSC imports are working fine. If launching these games via HBC, is the brick protection in the Wasabi's firware still active or will I require to install a soft protector?
i upgraded via nintendo to 4.2e after installing the wasabi dx i can still play backups from my region (pal) but none of the ntsc games play, found this web site after i had upgraded and installed chip............so more fool me that said is there a way around this or have i got around 20 coasters on my hands
Wasabi 3.0 firmware
on 22nd of December 2009 Wasabi guys have posted final 3.0 firmware. Unfortunately they wrote:
"Please note that if you upgrade your console to firmware 4.2+, you'll lose the ability to run games from other regions. This is not a problem with Wasabi rather this is a limitation of the latest Wii firmware that is currently not bypassed by any chip."
and it's true 3.0 firmware still does not allow to play NTSC games on PAL console Tested myself.
you can install startpatch tho whch now has a region free add on