question about bricking/semi bricking

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by zetswei, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. zetswei
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    Is it updating a us system with a eu game or something else? I was just curious, because I'm unsure how to tell if a backup is usa or not and don't want to brick my wii.. So I've only gotten backups for my games that have the NTSC in the title
     
  2. Aceflor

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    From what I understand, a semi brick can be caused by agreeing to an update that does not correspond to the system you are running. For you, it means agreeing to the update a PAL game may ask for when played on your NTSC Wii, for me in Europe it would be agreeing to an update a NTSC game may ask for on my PAL Wii.

    What you are doing (playing only NTSC games on your NTSC Wii) is the safest. Most games come in their NTSC first anyway. If you want to be on the safest side (or if you are paranoiac as I am ;-)), run the WiiBrickBlocker and patch your iso before you burn it.

    If I am wrong, can one of the expert on the board jump in and correct me?
     
  3. zetswei
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    What does patching it mean exactly? I read a bit about wiibrickblocker just was unsure what exactly it did, figured it blocked the disc update but wasn't sure
     
  4. Aceflor

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    You were right :-) : Brickblocker patches your iso in order to block the update. Now I don't see any game in PAL that you would not get in NTSC, so normally as I said before, you are quite safe.