Metroid Prime 3 on PAL Wii 2.2E

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  1. PlayerP
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    I read through the whole Metroid Prime 3 discussion thread and I saw that som people had installed the update on their 2.2E PAL Wii's without any problems.

    So I wonder if the update really don't brick your console if you install it on 2.2E, cause I don't want to update to 3.0.


    Very happy for all answers [​IMG]
     


  2. Shuny

    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Use WiiBrickBlocker and you'll not have any problems
     
  3. mku_i

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    WiiBrickBlocker does not work on Metroid Prime 3.
     
  4. leonheart_a

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    apparently you must be on 3.0e before you play MP3, otherwise you will brick
     
  5. Shuny

    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Can't we replace manually the firmware partition ?
     
  6. PlayerP
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    Are you sure? There seemed to be a few in the other thread who played MP3 at 2.2E without any problems.. (think I read it at page 16-18 or something like that)

    Just want to confirm it.
     
  7. badbob

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    I read on wiinewz somebody saying that the update on 2.2 adds the duplicate channels, but stays at 2.2
     
  8. Neme

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    Update your Wii at 3.0 where's the problem?
     
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    It blocks AR and freeloader, that's reason enough to stay at 2.2E. At least for me.
     
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    the Freeloader never worked on my Wii in the first place...just use GCOS instead
     
  11. nehs

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    Found this hope it helps


    Allright. There is a way around this "double your News and Weather Channel" stuff. Ive done this on TWO Wiis, both with the latest 3.0 firmware (including the little one that came some days after the big 3.0 that fixed som internet channel issues) and both are modded with CycloWiiz. This is step by step how I did it on TWO Wiis (PAL ofc, BOTH got no duplicate channels!!!):

    1. Ofcourse download the game.
    2. Extract the ISO-files with WinRAR.
    3. Make TWO NEW FOLDERS.
    4. Copy the original ISO and paste one into EACH of the new folders you have created.
    5. Run ONE of the copyed ISOs (leave the original alone...!) with Brick Blocker.
    6. Run the OTHER copyed ISO in Region Frii (convert FROM USA to PAL!) (dont know if runing it through Region Frii is necessary, but I did it...)
    7. Now burn TWO discs. ONE with the ISO that was "BrickBlocked" and the second disc with the one that was "Region Friid" (keep order of which disc is Brick Blocked and which is Friid...!).
    8. Now you have two copies of Metroid Prime 3, right?
    9. Try to insert the BRICK BLOCKED game. Black screen. No problem.
    10. Insert the Region Friid game. It will now say "Initiating Wii System Update" and you can press "OK". Press OK, then on the next message press "I accept".
    11. NOW! Let the update run for SOME SECONDS. Let perhaps 10-15% of the bar get blue, then UNPLUG your wii console!!!!!!
    12. Insert the power again, turn on your Wii. You do NOT have double channels now.
    13. Insert the game that you Brick Blocked (the one that used to give you a black screen...). Let it load, and BOOM; it works. Now you have a working Metroid Prime game and a non-doubled Wii

    THANKS SETEM
     
  12. gazab

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    Unplugging during an update is generally a VERY bad idea...
     
  13. kitehimuro

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    Anyone can confirms if this REALLY works? I fear unplugging during any update equals brick
     
  14. Timbaman

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    I've tried it, and it works, great game, only 5 mins into it
     
  15. Vater Unser

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    I don't trust you [​IMG]
     
  16. kitehimuro

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    Anyone who isn't a fresh-registered account who might only want to brick someone's wii after he himself been unlucky?
     
  17. Timbaman

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    Haha, no I'm serious, it really worked, didn't brick my wii or anything. I didn't really think this through alot, but only realised it afterwards,this was a bit scary to do.

    I inserted the region free patched disk, which asked for the update, i agreed, it started.
    Then after it passed the 10-15% I unplugged the power cable.
    Plugged it back in and inserted the brickblocked dvd, looked around first to see if my channels were doubled or something, but they weren't.
    Booted the dvd, and it works!

    But if you don't want to take the risk then don't do it.
    I actually think you all should wait, who knows what this might do in the long run.

    Hope this helps.
     
  18. Shuny

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    He should be right. If the Wii register that the update has been launched from this game THEN really check if a update is needed, this could be possible, in a theorical way.

    But i'm not going to test it ^^
     
  19. xen_au

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    No idea what would happen to PAL.
    But USA people should try use the MP3 update, instead of the system update and see what happens.
     
  20. Ben_j

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    The update is jsut about giving the news and weather channel...