BBC Iplayer NTSC Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Ratmando, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Ratmando

    Ratmando Advanced Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    United States
    I have an NTSC Wii but am in the UK.

    Can I install the BBC Iplayer on my Wii?


  2. ballboff

    ballboff Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Mmmm... I doubt it actually. You have to download it from the shop channel, can you see it in the shop channel? I don't know how the shop channel works, if it's location based it will look at your ip address and work out you're from the uk and let you through. However if it looks at your version of the shop channel and works it out from that, it will think that because you're using the ntsc version of the shop channel that you're not from this country.
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    There are WADS out there of the iPlayer (dont ask where), got it myself as I still can't be arsed to safe update. Once you have grabbed it all you'd have to do is "freethewads" it I guess.
  4. lolsjoel

    lolsjoel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 19, 2003
    United States
    You could use AnyRegionChanger to change your Shop Channel to the UK store to download it directly from Nintendo (I assume it's free). Then you can use ARC again to change back to your native store.
  5. CasperH

    CasperH Newbie

    But you can't use it, it looks for a UK IP address
  6. ganons

    ganons GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 12, 2005
    Op is in UK
  7. Ratmando

    Ratmando Advanced Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    United States
    I've never been on the shop channel in all the years I've had my Wii. I will go on it and see if I get the US or UK version, even if its just out of interest.

    Does going on the Wii Shop require the latest firmware? I don't want to go up to 4.2.
  8. propered

    propered GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    I think for you it is worth just looking for a BBCiPlayer.wad ...since your in UK it should be fine for you rather than change shop firmware etc....and esp since 4.2 you need to do it safely...

    anyway you don't HAVE to update to 4.2 to get latest shop although i think v18 is region specific so I'm not sure about changing back after !? its all still early doors

    in ARCmod5 it was easy enough to change shop region but with 4.2 not sure of all the intricacies

    safeupdater 4.2 updated my shop only to v17 and it worked fine ???

    so please decide well

    i just say look for the may have already been 'signed' or it may need to be which is a simple drag and drop
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