Should I upgrade the system's software or not?!

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  1. Collateral
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    Hi, I was just trying the other say to access the Wii shop channel and then I got a message saying that I need to upgrade my version before I can use it.
    My current system version is 2.2, so should I upgrade it or not, and if not then why, and what can I do (if I want to get stuff from the shop)
    Thanks!
     
  2. harryk

    harryk GBAtemp Regular

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    2.2 is pretty old. 3.2 would be good, but you can't get it from the Nintendo server without tricks.

    You can, however, install the shop upgrade and mii upgrade via homebrew packages.
     
  3. screamq3

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    read in the forums mate about updating, quite straight forward with the right guide [​IMG] get on 3.2 and put starfall on [​IMG]
     
  4. MrBubbles

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    3.3 is also fine, why do people assume 3.2 is the best simply because of trucha signed discs? Well that and freeloader.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/System_Menu_3.3

    Look at what's affected, if you have no problems with no Freeloader (Gecko OS is a work around it says) then go to 3.3 VANILLA.

    3.3b screwed up a few things IIRC.

    I'm honestly tired of reading "3.2 is the best" simply because a small minority of people who use trucha signed discs, 3.3a is safe too for most people who don't use freeloaders (And even if that's the case you can use GeckoOS as a work around) or want to have an uncensored Manhunt 2, etc.

    The problem is that some WiFi games will not work with a friend unless you're on the same version, Mario Kart Wii has issues with 3.3 playing anyone below 3.3.

    If you need to access the shop channel:
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii_Shop_and_IOS51_installer
     
  5. gundalf

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    I dont think that trucha disc's are only for an "small minority of people" people important.
    Oh and dont forgett the WADs.
     
  6. MrBubbles

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    What about them? WADs weren't affected by 3.3 vanilla. I even linked to the changes. And trucha discs seem like novelty for me and not enough to hold the general public from upgrading to 3.3. Especially when I just said Mario Kart Wii has issues with 3.3 with any Friend below it.
     
  7. gundalf

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    Ah was thinking wrong.
    Good to know that, for people who play with Wii Online.
     
  8. MrBubbles

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    If he wants to go to 3.2 that's fine, I just think 3.3 has a been given a negative reputation. The standard 3.3 only managed to kill the old TP hack and it was fixed in what...48 hours?

    Freeloader users can use GeckoOS so no need to spend money.

    Trucha-signed discs shouldn't stop most people from going to 3.3, but if they want to have 'the best' system it does have its down side. Mario Kart Wii as I said numerous times (Sorry for sounding like a broken record) will not work with 3.2. I believe Animal Crossing is the same, I am not sure though.
     
  9. trancepara

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    Don't forget about Starfall, that only works on 3.2. :/
     
  10. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    ....adn if you're installing the BUL channel, the NES channel, the qeriubqprv channel, the 91834y'981 channel, is good to be in 3.2 with Starfall, and not have the need of a ModChip...!!! [​IMG]
     
  11. EmperorOfCanada

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    Starfall is the reason 3.2 is so important (moreso for those who install wads) not only that but the skip disk update is nice too [​IMG]