Brickblocker failed with "Marbles!", anyone had any luck

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  1. KyleCooper
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    Before, I've been using brickblocker to remove updates from my games with no problem. Now I downloaded Marbles!/Kororinpa 2 and it has an update on it. No worries, I ran Brickblocker on it, but it wrecked the ISO in quite a strange way: the burnt DVD has a lot of data missing in circles all around the disc, you can see that data was burnt on some of the disc and there are five or six "empty", untouched regions. (I used ImgBurn, 4x speed, Verbatim DVD+R RW's, other DVD's burn OK.)
    I don't want to update, I like being on 3.2, and I have a Wiikey1 which is supposed to have an update blocker, but I still get the "press OK to update your system" screen when I put in the DVD. Can anyone help me with how the Wiikey update blocker is supposed to work? Thanks.
     
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I suggest installing Starfall's disc update blocker.
     
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    i tested with usb-loader... no problem..
    but im still sad, coz this game is cool, but the multiplayer-mode sucks bad... ^^
     
  4. thc42O

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    Install newest version of preloader as it completely blocks updates, starfall is outdated
    plus preloader makes ur wii pretty brick resistant.
     
  5. Bloodlust

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    Preloader's anti-brick system menu is cool but it does add a few seconds delay to the boot up..
     
  6. triassic911

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    Wow like 1 more second. How do you even notice it?

    Anyway, at TC, try preloader. You won't regret it.
     
  7. Vidboy10

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    Yes get Preloader.
    If you ever fuck up your Wii it can save you.
     
  8. wiistarter

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    Id rather wait a few more seconds than have a bricked wii
     
  9. KyleCooper
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    Okay, so what you guys are suggesting is that I install Preloader (my current system menu with all channels stays intact, right?), and use it to disable any update, and then start the game?

    Is there any problem/brick Preloader could cause? I have a PAL system with 3.2E, a Wiikey chip and I once had the dual channels problem from an NTSC game. Does preloader do anything irreversible to the system that may cause problems in the future?
     
  10. kingofsnake

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    This sounds like a media or burner problem, try using a DVD-R not RW. Brickblocker patches the ISO and would not cause a disk to have visible rings of missing data.
     
  11. kedest

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    Preloader should be safe.
    When I installed preloader .29 on my 3.2E Wii though I got the terrible "System files are corrupted". But that was fixed easily. Hold reset after powering on to get into the preloader menu, go to settings and set the system menu IOS back to 30.
     
  12. paul3100

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    If your on 3.2 and don't want to update use starfall , yes its out dated but perfectly suited for system 3.2 and has the update blocker and brick proof thingy .

    paul
     
  13. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It will work, but preloader is easier. With starfall, you still need the twilight hack on the system, boot into zelda and stuff.
    But with preloader, you just hold reset and boot directly into hbc to restore the system
     
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    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That's true. It's always sad when someone gets bricked and thinks that the recovery menu will save them and they don't have the TP Hack installed.
     
  16. KyleCooper
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    Here's an interesting twist: I checked the ISO with WUM, and it says the disc has a 3.1E update on it! So why does my 3.2E Wii want to perform an update when I insert the disc?
     
  17. kedest

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    It just wants to install a new ios probably. A lot of new games require ios53 and/or 55
     
  18. KyleCooper
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    Is there any risk in that? I mean, can the update contain something that disables some homebrew or other (like Trucha) capability, if WUM says that it has 3.1 on it?