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    Updating firmware without doing full soft-mod?

    Hi,
    I am using a drivekey and am using 3.4e however I have some games which I believe require a high firmware version.
    I want to update but only to a maximum of 4.1 because of the 4.2 region blocking.

    I don't want to do any unnecessary soft-modding, I want top keep the software as original as I can. How can I install 4.1 firmware? When I connect to wiiconnect24 it asks me to install 4.2 however obviously I don't want to do that,

    Is there a way to just update the firmware without having the overhead of having to install a lot of other stuff? I've scoured the internet for an answer to this but can only find soft-modding related posts.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /dev/null View Post
    Hi,
    I am using a drivekey and am using 3.4e however I have some games which I believe require a high firmware version.
    I want to update but only to a maximum of 4.1 because of the 4.2 region blocking.

    I don't want to do any unnecessary soft-modding, I want top keep the software as original as I can. How can I install 4.1 firmware? When I connect to wiiconnect24 it asks me to install 4.2 however obviously I don't want to do that,

    Is there a way to just update the firmware without having the overhead of having to install a lot of other stuff? I've scoured the internet for an answer to this but can only find soft-modding related posts.

    Thanks in advance.
    there are no games that require a specific/higher Firmware to play them.

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    Hi,
    Thanks for that - It's just I have a quite a few backups which won't play at all. Tried re-burning them but to no avail. When I load them they appear in the disc channel but when I click play the screen goes black and that's it. If I press a button on the remote then all the bottom lights flash. The game will not load though.
    I had the same problem with a game when using 3.2 and updating to 3.4 it suddenly started working.

    The games I have problems with are:

    Naruto - Clash of the ninja revolution (1 and 2)
    Kame rider
    One piece unlimited adventure
    Okami
    Guitar heo 5
    Band Hero
    Super Smash Bros

    Cheers

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    sorry to sound stupid but I'm completely lost with that. I've read some of the threads on here regarding IOS's however I haven't a clue how to get them or how to get them onto my Wii.
    For instance, it states the following the thread above:

    Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2.....IOS33-64-v1040............System Menu 3.1

    How do I get that file and how do I get it onto my Wii if I don't have homebrew?

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    With drivekey installed, you just allow the game disc to update your Wii with the IOS that it needs to play. As davepm stated, no specific system menu version (or FW update) is needed to play a game, just the IOS. The benefit of a chipmod is to play from disc channel (important to some people) and to accept the game disc updates without having to manually install the IOSes like we softmodders do.

    If your game disc backups won't play and are not requesting an IOS, then you either have a bad disc copy or the IOS file has been scrubbed (the update partition removed).

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    hmmm... I didn't realise that. I dunno if they are scrubbed or not but a lot are NTSC and I have update blocker enabled on the chip. I guess it might be worth me hunting around for some PAL versions of them? I was under the impression that the game updates were only installing new firmwares...

    Also, do any discs have the 4.2 firmware on because the last thing I want to do is accidentally update to that!!!
    Last edited by /dev/null; 12-06-2009 at 02:16 PM.

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    Cheers, I've managed to get two of the games from my list working - Guitar hero and Band Hero. I'm thinking the others may not be working because I have update blocker on because I disabled it and inserted one of th enot-working games and it asked me to do an update. Obviously I didn't but now I can go on the hunt for any old game with that IOS on!

    Thanks for the help everyone, at least I kind of know what I need to do now!

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    Damn!! I aquired a game which apparently has the update I need on it and it never prompted me to install the update. This is a PAL disc. Is there any way to see what is already installed on the wii?

    Thanks

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    firmware wise or ios wise? Most people who are chipped usually end up softmodding anyways. Soon discs are going to be coming out with 4.2 updates. Softmodding is an easy way to gain the ability to install ios's and things of that nature. I'd really think about it...

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