starfall install and gecko os questions

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  1. ryu00
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    hi, 2 questions

    1. im considering installing starfall to take advantage of the features it offers. im just skeptical about whats required to have it installed, having read the wiibrew wiki and it suggesting a brick is possible. i have remained on the 3.2e firmware, i havent installed anything other than patchmii and the dvdx stub to get dvds running, is it fine to install starfall now? or do i need to install anything else?

    2. does using the gecko os through the homebrew channel to load games remove the update check i.e. like freeloader does?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Arm the Homeless

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    1) Yep. Install Starfall. Completely safe.

    2) It should. Since it is the Wii System Menu that wants you to upgrade, not starting the disk through GeckoOS.
     
  3. junk_man32

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    so it is safe to run other region games using gecko os backup launcher right? so it doesnt update when using the geckos loader?
     
  4. ryu00
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    thanks for clearing that up mate [​IMG]
     
  5. Arm the Homeless

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    Yes.
     
  6. junk_man32

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    yay, thanks i got wii update remover for nothing LOL
     
  7. shanefromoz

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    Hi,

    So if i have a wiikey installed i can still install starfall with no problems?
    What actually does starfall do?

    Cheers
     
  8. Arm the Homeless

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    Starfall has nothing to do with modchips or games.

    And in Starfall, you'll see a list of the System Menu patches it can do.
     
  9. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    Why dont you search on google, look for starfall wiibrew
    But its a patch of little hacks [​IMG] very nice it is*
     
  10. ryu00
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    yeh i read around for information about starfall, i just didnt seem to find anything to suggest what the exact requirements were for its installation, guess thats maybe coz there isnt any? but better to be safe than sorry, all this custom ios talk etc is kinda overwhelming especially when your system is fine and you don't actually need it?

    anyway ive installed starfall successfully now, some cool features, especially turning the disc updates off. ive updated the hbc, read on here you need to have dols instead of old elfs, updated a few apps and everything is appearing to work fine now.

    thanks for the help and hope this thread helps others like me who are a little bedazzled.
     
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    Cool, just its annoying when people don't search a little bit before posting noobish posts, etc [​IMG]
     
  12. quim69

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    There is no need for gecko-os when using starfall - starfall prevents the update check anyway.
     
  13. Retrovertigo

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    Could I semi-hijack this thread and ask if starfall suffers the same problem of gecko os - in that if you use RGB you get a red screen with NTSC games? Thanks.
     
  14. quim69

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    Unfortunately so. :/
     
  15. ryu00
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    hmm i have starfall installed and i still need to use gecko os with a select few games that fail to load straight from the wii menu and just black screen. i guess that might have something to do with games that ive previously brickblocked. on another note gecko os by passes the #001 error check which is a good thing having an older mod chip.
     
  16. Chinman

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    when starfall updates with wii region free with video switching as promised, then those games will work without gecko os. thats what im waiting for