Wii Menu Updates to 4.3

By Jorge Ba-oh 23.06.2010 20

Wii Menu Updates to 4.3 on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo have rolled out a new version of the Wii firmware, set to improve performance and block certain homebrew efforts.

Like the recent subversions, the firmware, when installed, takes out the Homebrew Channel, DVDx etc and, according to Nintendo "provides behind-the-scenes fixes that will not affect features but will improve the overall system performance."

A full line-up of changes and fixes on QJ.net.

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Smilie

Come on Nintendo, make your stuff region free and at least half of those people you're targeting wouldn't need to Homebrew at all. At least, that's the only reason I'd consider it.

Jim (guest) 23.06.2010#2

I use it for emulation, mainly because of the 50htz bullshit.
But yeah don't update if you value your homebrew!

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I like being able to play my Monster Hunter 3 from a USB HDD with much shorter load times... as well as being able to play the few import games that i own (Captain Rainbow, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, No More Heroes US version, and Milestone Shooting Collection), which i wouldn't be able to play without homebrew...

I'm not uptdating Smilie

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Elrinth (guest) 23.06.2010#4

I'll update once custom OS can handle 4.3. Until then. I'll use Gecko OS to play all my games, thank you very much.

I noticed Mario Galaxy 2 wanted to update my wii (yeah I bought it) so I have to play all new games via Gecko OS aswell.

My homebrew channel has an annoying disclaimer text showing for like 1 minute before I can do anything which kinda sucks. I wonder if Gecko OS can be installed as a channel. Smilie

I'll update asap. I'm one of Nintendo's bitches angels. Smilie

EDIT: on second thought, I'll wait a bit just in case it causes any problems.

( Edited 23.06.2010 14:54 by Ifrit XXII )

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Elrinth (guest) said:
I noticed Mario Galaxy 2 wanted to update my wii (yeah I bought it) so I have to play all new games via Gecko OS aswell.

The Super Mario Galaxy 2 disc update updates your Wii to 4.2, removes some custom IOSes, probably DVDX too, but not the hombrew channel apparently.


I want to update to get Jett Rocket on Wiiware though... but don't want to lose the ability of backing up my games and play imports... grrrr !

( Edited 23.06.2010 14:35 by Kafei2006 )

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Something interesting I noticed is that this update adds IOS58 to the system, which I understand has exactly one purpose: making a certain USB camera compatible with the Wii. As far as I know, said camera only works with one game. So why add the fucntionality to the overall system?
Preparation for the future, perhaps?

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not getting it. just another anti homebrew update.


Mario, Mega Man and Rayman FTW!!!

Updated in two minutes without a problem. Waited a couple of days to see if any problems from the update were reported but nothing showed up. Don't use homebrew so I don't have a problem with updating.

Is homebrew even worth it, yet? I had it on my Wii for a while, since my warranty was up anyway. But it sucked.
The music player would play a few songs and then crash, I never once got a DVD to successfully play (if I pressed any button at all, it just crashed the system.) I had an emulator to re-play Pokemon Yellow, but otherwise I don't do ROM gaming. It really wasn't worth it, beyond proving to myself that I could do it. I got rid of Homebrew Channel when I sent my Wii into Nintendo so they could replace the lens, and haven't cared to try again since.

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justonesp00lturn said:
Is homebrew even worth it, yet?

Homebrew has been worth it the whole time, it just depends what you want to use it for.

Importing games? Probably the main reason people want to use it.
Using cheat codes and hacks for games? (For example, putting new characters and stages into Brawl)

It also lets you do other random neat things, like change the appearance of your Wii menu, allow more music support for games, and etc etc.

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SuperLink said:
justonesp00lturn said:
Is homebrew even worth it, yet?

Homebrew has been worth it the whole time, it just depends what you want to use it for.

Importing games? Probably the main reason people want to use it.
Using cheat codes and hacks for games? (For example, putting new characters and stages into Brawl)

It also lets you do other random neat things, like change the appearance of your Wii menu, allow more music support for games, and etc etc.

Change the appearance how? That wasn't available when I had it, that I know of.
I don't have any reason to import games, really. I understand why people would want to, but I've never noticed a significant enough difference to want to spend the time doing it.
I had Ocarina, and there were some neat cheats, but again, nothing that made it worth it, to me. What kind of characters can be added to Brawl? That also wasn't around when I had Homebrew channel. And what do you mean by 'more music support for games?'"

My new warranty expires I think at the end of next month, so I might look back into Homebrew Channel. The first time around, it ended up being more hassle than anything else; I just couldn't seem to get anything to work right. There were all these weird glitches; like I said, I never successfully got a DVD to work (nor do I need to, now; I have a DVD player and an Xbox 360 right next to my Wii) When using music player, if I pressed a certain button (I think it was down, or something) it would crash the system, some ROMs crashed (I got through Pokemon Yellow just fine, but I wanted to try a few GBA games that I have but can't find, like Fire Emblem) and they would take a LONG time to load, and then just crash after a few minutes of playing.
I also hated not being able to shut the thing down. I had to hold my power button down for five seconds after using any homebrew app, even just the homebrew channel itself (which, now that I think about it, only seemed to have a successful launch rate of about 75%; the rest of the time, it'd just freeze up on the screen with all of the bubbles.)

I've heard about things like having custom operating systems, but not really sure why I'd ever need that. Same with USB loaders, and such.

I've tried to find a list of must-have apps for it, but I actually wasn't able to really find anything. Any reccomendations? I think what I had was some GBA emulator, Ocarina, DVDx, and a music player (gecko, or something? Or something about a dragon, haha.)

Actually, can 4.3 be hacked, yet? Becuse I've already updated, so it may not matter, haha.

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I'm not sure if 4.3 can be hacked yet, and if it can't it won't be long until it can.

There are a few ways you can change your Wii menu's appearance. You can change the colours, you can have a background, you may even be able to change the layout a little.

Also Brawl hacking has only really come into glory in like the last year. Before you could only do it by burning a disc, but now you only need an SD Card loaded with cheats to change almost the whole game

You can change:

- Menu screens, including layout, buttons and more
- Music can be completely replaced with pretty much anything, as long as it's in the right file.
- Characters can not only have texture hacks, but hacks that slightly change their character models.
- Some characters can be replaced with character models from other Wii games (like RE4 for example)
- Character movesets can be mixed around and made from scratch. For example, someone ported a model of Lloyd from ToS2, and is currently making a full moveset for him (he replaces Wolf)
- Voices and sound effects can be changed.
- All portraits and pictures in the game can be changed, including different pictures for alt costumes and such, and characters' names.
- Items can be hacked to have different appearances too.

There may be a few things I'm missing but you get the point.

Ocarina is now defunct, it has been for ages. It's now part of an app called Gecko OS, which can also be used for playing import games and removing the copy flags from save files that otherwise could not be moved or copied to an SD Card.

There's probably much more but I'm not really that active on the Homebrew scene. The only thing I really use is Gecko. I can't see the point in a DVD app when I can just as easily play DVDs on something else.

( Edited 26.06.2010 19:00 by SuperLink )

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That all sounds really awesome, haha. Especially RE4 in Brawl.
Yeah, I looked into some of the stuff that's out now, and a lot of it sounds really sweet. An N64 emulator that actually works, a media center which does DVDs and music (and hopefully actually works,) better cheat systems, etc. From what I read, both Indiana Jones and Brawl can not only be used to hack 4.3, but the way they do it is apparently impossible for Nintendo to ever fix, haha. I'll definitely look further into this.

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SuperLink said:

- Menu screens, including layout, buttons and more
- Music can be completely replaced with pretty much anything, as long as it's in the right file.
- Characters can not only have texture hacks, but hacks that slightly change their character models.
- Some characters can be replaced with character models from other Wii games (like RE4 for example)
- Character movesets can be mixed around and made from scratch. For example, someone ported a model of Lloyd from ToS2, and is currently making a full moveset for him (he replaces Wolf)
- Voices and sound effects can be changed.
- All portraits and pictures in the game can be changed, including different pictures for alt costumes and such, and characters' names.
- Items can be hacked to have different appearances too.

Can ALL of this be done in the PAL version of Brawl?
I haven't heard about some of the things you stated, sounds pretty cool.

Mush123 said:
Can ALL of this be done in the PAL version of Brawl?

Actually good point, I'm not sure.... we've been using the US version for all these hacks Dx

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SuperLink said:
Mush123 said:
Can ALL of this be done in the PAL version of Brawl?

Actually good point, I'm not sure.... we've been using the US version for all these hacks Dx

May be time to import myself a copy... can't be that expensive now, right?

Nah you can do it on the PAL version too.

L said:
Nah you can do it on the PAL version too.

I know you can do most of it on the PAL version.. but how do you add RE4 models and custom movesets?

Actually, I think I read that a lot of the codes and stuff for Brawl (at least the ones from Brawl Vault) can't be loaded directly from an SD card on any version but the US version.

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