15% Trick with Brawl. Is it Risky?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by FoulPlay, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. FoulPlay
    OP

    FoulPlay GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    458
    10
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    I'm getting my Wii chipped this weekend coming, I have the SSBB (J) on two discs (one with brick blocker, one without), I'm very very very tempted to use the 15% trick to avoid double channels. I'm weary about how risky it is, Has anyone on this website ever had a bricked wii because of it? Or even Semi Bricked? Please tell me. Thanks.
     
  2. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

    Member
    1,504
    62
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Terminus
    Can't you just wait for the US version? It comes out in 2 weeks.
     
  3. FoulPlay
    OP

    FoulPlay GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    458
    10
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    I'm from the UK so I'm going to have to do the 15% trick anyway. (Check the flag next time before you post guessing that their American.)

    So are you going to give me useful information on the 15%?
     
  4. FoulPlay
    OP

    FoulPlay GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    458
    10
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    bump... sorry but I want to know before I risk anything....
     
  5. Joey90

    Joey90 Not around any more

    Member
    703
    0
    Apr 21, 2007
    UK
    You don't NEED to do the 15% trick at all...

    If you don't feel confident with it then just let it update all the way - you get duplicate channels, but they don't actually affect anything. (Just shove them to the far right)

    Neither method has any problem as long as you are SURE you have the latest firmware (3.1E) and as an added bonus, the 100% way only requires one (clean) disc.
     
  6. FoulPlay
    OP

    FoulPlay GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    458
    10
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    Thanks Joey, I appreciate it.
    I'm SURE i have 3.1E I've tried to update it a lot recently just to make sure.
    Thanks man, I'll do the 15% if I feel confident at the time.

    My Wii says that it has the most current system software when I try to update it... there isn't a game out there that has an update after SMG's firmware update, right?
     
  7. Sir Spanky

    Sir Spanky GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    103
    0
    Apr 10, 2006
    Why would the fact that you are from the UK mean you need to do the 15% trick? I've played plenty of NTSC games on my PAL wii just fine.
     
  8. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Member
    3,396
    34
    May 16, 2007
    Netherlands
    It's not needed unless you don't want double channels.

    As for the risk: updating with the firmware of another region is always anyway, whether you do it for 100% or 15%.
     
  9. Sir Spanky

    Sir Spanky GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    103
    0
    Apr 10, 2006
    I meant I've just used RegionFrii on a few games to 'convert them' to PAL, so I still wouldn't get duped channels.
     
  10. FoulPlay
    OP

    FoulPlay GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    458
    10
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    The fact that if I did a NTSC-U or NTSC-J update it could brick my wii...? :/
    The guy that is going to mod my wii says its risky and he personally would not do it.
    Is it really that dangerous? Has anyone had a bricked wii because of it on the latest firmware?