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    Quote Originally Posted by muzicstar View Post
    The best advice from one of the mods here was to use pimp my wii, which updates all the old stuff.

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    It worked for me and I now have all the new games running.
    Pimp my wii is commonly referred to as "brick my wii", I don't think I have ever seen a mod recommend to use it, I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    Pimp my wii is commonly referred to as "brick my wii", I don't think I have ever seen a mod recommend to use it, I could be wrong.
    Hi skellinator. Thanks for making me aware of this. I installed it and used it as suggested in another post by one of the mods (sorry I can't recall who it was). Luckily I had no problems with it and it did find updates to my system that enabled me to play games that weren't working before. However, you could be right in that this application is better left to more advanced users. I really didn't understand what the application was doing and just went with the defaults, but in that respect I could very well have bricked my wii, so much appreciated that you've pointed this out.

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    is pimp my wii just too powerfull for most users and that makes it easy for a noob to mess things up or is it truly junk?

    if it is junk, then manual updating is the prefered method using the ios as wads from another guide i saw here on wiihacks?

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    Anything automated has the potential to do something the author didnt foresee.

    Before you do something with your System menu or IOS's you should understand what you are doing and why, rather than rely on an automated "1 click" solution that may not have been programmed with your Wii's current situation/setup in mind.

    In regards as what to use, the answer is simple - dopmii and it will do it online, no need for wads.

    If in doubt what to do, you post a syscheck (again from dopmii) and the people here can give you a solution tailored to your setup.
    Last edited by Bad_Ad84; 11-12-2010 at 05:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Anything automated has the potential to do something the author didnt foresee.

    Before you do something with your System menu or IOS's you should understand what you are doing and why, rather than rely on an automated "1 click" solution that may not have been programmed with your Wii's current situation/setup in mind.
    I'll post this 1000 times until this rumor is killed. PimpMyWii is not automated. The user has to select every step of the way including what they want to update and patch. The only automated part is what IOSs and revs it recommends which you fully have the option to decline or accept, patch/not patch, etc.. It is entirely user controlled. I'm not recommending using it but saying it is automated is definitely incorrect.
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    Im pretty certain it used to be, Ive not used it for a long time tho

    As i recall there was an "easy" mode and "advanced" with advanced being as you describe, in which case you may as well use dopmii.

    In either case, I've had to fix many Wii's after Pimp my Wii being used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Im pretty certain it used to be, Ive not used it for a long time tho

    As i recall there was an "easy" mode and "advanced" with advanced being as you describe, in which case you may as well use dopmii.

    In either case, I've had to fix many Wii's after Pimp my Wii being used.
    I used it for the first time a couple of months back so I missed out on some of the earlier revs so at one point it could have been automated but that's not the case now. There was only one mode of operation also...No easy or advanced. You've probably had to fix just as many Wii's from people incorrectly using DOP-Mii. It all boils down to user error which there is potential for in both. After reading through so many posts on here it seems like a lot of users shouldn't even be screwing with their IOS/cIOS anyways. Too bad they occasionally have to. The whole reason I used PimpMyWii was the way people talked about it on here. I had to try for myself to see if the program was really that unsafe and coded by Satan himself. It's actually not that bad of a program if you have some clue of what you are doing. I can't remember who but one of the mods suggested I do a guide on using it just to clear up misconceptions about the program but I currently have no reason to batch update my IOS/cIOS.
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    You are correct, its probably bias due to the type of user who would use Pimp My Wii.

    Maybe they updated it and removed the "easy mode" or im confusing it with something else... hard to keep track at times of whats what.

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    Thanks for the further replies re pimp my wii. As I said before, I was advised to use it to update my system and on reading about it, it said it would patch / update outdated Cios's etc. It did go through each one that it found outdated and asked if I wanted to update it. Obviously I knew the rule about not installing/uninstalling anything under 200, so I went ahead and risked it. Stupid, perhaps, but I took the risk hoping that bootmii would recover the drive if anything happened. In any event, I restored my wii from fully bricked by installing my wiikey 2 drive into another wii and soft modded it, so I felt at least the worst that could happen was to do everything all over again. But as I said, it did update the Cios's and all my games worked afterwards.

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