Sorry - frightened noob question

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  1. nickzss
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    nickzss Newbie

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    Sorry about this but I can't find a straight answer to this question...

    I am going to help my friend softmod his Wii (with Starfall etc.) but he has loads of legit games. Is there any chance he could brick his Wii if he plays any of these games after I've installed all the relative stuff? I've got a horrible premonition of him turning up at the doorstep sobbing with his Wii clasped to his chest.

    Thanks in advance and apologies for the pathetic basic-ness of the question.
     
  2. brownmurder

    brownmurder GBAtemp Regular

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    if your worried dont do it until you have done more research

    i could say shooting yourself in the leg wouldnt hurt but if you reseached before firing you wouldnt need to ask
     
  3. jacklaidlaw

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    make sure he has firmware 3.2 or downgrade to 3.2 then install starfall and make sure in starfall you turn disk updates off and then there should be no problem
     
  4. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Why would he need Starfall if he has lots of legit copies...?? wel anyway, is better to tell your friends where to find the info, you never do it for a friend if yourself don't know a f**k about it...!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Hells Guardian

    Hells Guardian GBAtemp Maniac

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    indeed. first off no disk update will brick the wii if installed after performing a softmod. Secondly if updated through the update option on the system menu It shouldn't brick either. third You can bypass disk update checks with starfall. fourth If you are worried about it then don't do it as you will only likely to have those worries come true. Research is a good thing when you are trying to modify something and if more than one party is going to use the thing you will want to make sure that the other users are aware of what not to do.
     
  6. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

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    I have a feeling you havent modded a Wii yet?

    In which case, You MUST research more, were not trying to be mean. but picture this

    "Press A to install"
    "okay.. installing, powering off Wii, Powering on.. Um why's the screen black!

    then your friend/ you freak out. Its not fun, My friend did that to his Wii. So just research more, then be sure to inform your friend of what/what not to do.
     
  7. callmebob

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    ??? Bricking from playing legitimate games?? Why??!!

    Any brick would be if you messed something up, and not from playing legitimate games.

    Don´t know what kind of friend you are, but I would try/risk my own Wii, before offering to softmod my friend´s.

    And then only after I´ve done it a second time to confirm I really know what I´m doing.

    I wish your "friend" luck.
     
  8. nickzss
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    nickzss Newbie

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    I have modded my wii, but all the games I've put in it have been backups.

    The reason I ask the question is that I have seen reports about IOS37 on Rock Band and was concerned that he might inadvertantly bollocks his console up. In all fairness I've done a lot of research into this (hence my perfectly functional softmodded wii), I just wanted a straight answer to a fairly straight question but hey, I bow to your superior post count [​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies anyway.
     
  9. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    if it's not findable is because no one has report a brick because the use of Starfall and legit copies...!! [​IMG]
     
  10. djtaz

    djtaz PM's Full - Wadder Me

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    hehe - best paranoid post so far ... i like it
     
  11. bugaveli

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    i second that. best paranoid post EVER! if you do brick it, just sit on the wii remote (as to press all buttons at once) and scream at your wii to " Get your act together!!!!"
    and then buy your friend a new wii

    i got a friend, yeah its not me its my friend, he has no clue and asked me to look like a douche on this forum. lol
     
  12. nickzss
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    nickzss Newbie

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    lulz!!!111 pwned. i wont sleep tonite knowing the forum reprobate has demeaned me lol.

    Don't you have to go tell more people to 'search' you sad little man?
     
  13. kimikal27

    kimikal27 GBAtemp Maniac

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    if not sure you can:

    1.read more
    2.brick your wii
    3.sit back and watch tv

    ps: notice that non of the options is HACK A WII
     
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  15. Hells Guardian

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    Sir I already gave you a pretty good answer. very straight forward and accurate. If his wii is already on a higher system menu version then you can easily downgrade it and install starfall's disk update bypass........ It's as simple as that my good sir. I understand the concern. after all no body wants there wii to be bricked. [​IMG]
     
  16. Phratt

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    Follow the riskiimod and your friend should be fine.