No need to downgrade. The other question is asked daily by someone who has not bothered to try to find the answer. Yes you can but don't cheat!
I've got a 4.2E wii, with a Wasabi DX chip installed and which has also been softmodded. It's running Priiloader with the online and disc updates blocked.
Read a few posts but still can't work out if I can (safely) play online - I've seen some posts which imply that I'll need to downgrade the firmware ?? Can anyone confirm
Hi, thanks for the quick reply. Not sure if you're saying that I haven't looked but here's one example of the confusing info
Post #4 says that I have to downgrade to play online
Guess I'll just give it a go and see, presumably with the updates blocked I should be safe
I almost edited my first post because I wasn't sure about the hardmod part. The "can I play online" was the one that gets asked a LOT. From the post you linked it looks like 4.2 may have some region issues for hardmods, but I know absolutly nothing about hardmods. I think it means that you are locked out of playing out of region games with your wii.
you don't need to downgrade to play online.
The downgrading is a fix for hardmodded wii's as system menu 4.2/4.3 broke the out of region capability of a hard mod. So downgrading is an option to restore that function.
Please read te link you posted properly, nowhere in that thread does it say that you MUST downgrade to play online. It simply states that the 4.3 guide has an option to downgrade.
Thanks for the confirmation Dave.
To go off track a bit.... as my box is PAL but has both the hard & soft mods does that mean I can play NTSC discs (always assumed I can't as it was 4.2)
Read the link YOU posted, it says " 5. Hardmod users that are also softmodded; they're locked out of out of region playing on their modchips @4.2 or above; 4.1 is fine for those folks."(post #4)
booting the game via a loader will still work for out of region on ANY system menu, regardless of any hardmod installed.5. Hardmod users that are also softmodded; they're locked out of out of region playing on their modchips @4.2 or above; 4.1 is fine for those folks.