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    Newbie needs help with wiiconnect24 ! may i update?

    Hi all,

    totally new to the wii world = total newbie. In advance sorry for asking stupid things or being not clear enough.

    I just purchased a wii in china. And here are some "facts" might explaining my situation:

    1. It's supposed to be a japanese version. But so far i am able to play japanese as well as english games on it without issues.

    2. I found i have "system software version" 4.0 U (whatever that means, guess an english system software?

    3. I found a peace of software on it called "Geko OS" which would allow me too boot games from there (would not use it as all games work with the common boot so far)

    My question is simple. I got the english version of PES 2009 and i am trying to find an online opponent. Sadly at the start of PES it tell me that wiiconnect is turned off and must be turned on. If i keep insist on looking for an opponent it gives me no people available. I am guessing due to the fact that wii24 is not turned on.

    Trying to turn wii24 on is telling me that it needs to update my software. Now i am kinda afraid i will break the wii as it seems like its mooded or something...

    Can anyone give me some pieces of advise what i can do to turn on wii24 - i would just like to play that PES online.

    Thanks so much, and sorry again for that confusing text - but i am kinda confused by all that as well - haha

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    Unless you want to update your console, you have to keep WiiConnect24 OFF!

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    Hi and thanks for your quick reply - this is a great forum...

    hmmm so i could not play the PES online and most probably some other games which are using wiiconnect ?

    Any chance of telling me the risks i face if i upadte it via the wiiconnect, with my above mentioned setup?

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    You will loose all your hard work modifying your Wii, and be forced to do it all over again with a different guide. But that doesn't mean that you will be able to play the game on-line even though you updated. When Nintendo comes out with a new update, the same thing will prolly happen [not 100% sure of this].

    In my opinion, to just play one game on-line is not worht loosing all that hard work. I've never had a problem playing any other game on-line, and not sure as to why this one game is asking for WiiCOnnect24 to be on.

    Worse case scenario, the update could brick your Wii, I've even heard of people with un-modified Wiis getting bricked by the new 4.2 update
    Last edited by s0ur; 11-15-2009 at 10:31 PM.

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    yeah probably the best thing is not to mess around when its working except that one game.

    actually i might be able to play just there are no people online playing PES 2009 at the moment i am searching for opponents?

    Any idea how i could check? Or maybe another game i could try online to ensure that i do not really need the wiiconnect to be on to play most games online ?

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    Well i am able to play The Conduit, SSBB, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex and Tiger Woods online without a problem.

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    Ah, looks like I found the thread I was looking for... I've been trawling Wiihacks for a little while and glad to see this conversation.. I've NEVER connected my wii online, its updated to 3.4E (Australian PAL Wii) due to Wii Sports Resort System Update only.

    My question is, in reality, quite simple and quick to answer. Am I able to play 'backup' versions of games which I am playing through Neogammar R7 and similar backup launchers online. I've recently got a back-upped version of COD Modern Warfare and would love to crack this one out online however don't want it to brick... Thanks in advance!

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    Playing online with backups is fine. Just make sure you don't switch on Wiiconnect24 to avoid unwanted updates.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thank you very much. I owe a friend a beer for a lost bet on that one :-) And full marks for a speedy response.

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