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« on: November 21, 2006, 04:21:04 AM »

Looks like the Nintendo update is rendering some Wiis FUBAR.

http://wii.ign.com/articles/746/746907p1.html

Might want to wait on the update till a fix is posted.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 07:02:19 AM »

Can you play at all without that update?
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 09:16:28 AM »

Geez...xbox 360s that melted display cases and burned out, Wiis that have poor straps and system breaking updates, PS3s that can't even be manufactured in large quantities...

I remember when the world was much simpler.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 01:24:34 PM »

OK - I don't get it.

I got my Wii last night and hooked it up around midnight, I can't get news or weather or anything online, although it did connect and update. Is this one of the problems or am I missing something?
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 01:28:55 PM »

News and Weather aren't running yet. They will be activated in December and January. (don't remember which is when)
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006, 03:24:43 PM »

I want to know how companies like Nintendo and MS can OK updates that FUBAR your system?  It's not like it's a PC- everyone has the same hardware.  Are they just getting lucky when they test it and not having any issues on their machines, or are they just not testing it on enough systems?
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006, 03:31:05 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 21, 2006, 07:02:19 AM

Can you play at all without that update?

Just don't get your Wii online and you'll be fine. The basic console works just fine without any of the updates. I think you can't transfer saves to/from a SD card without it though.

And for the record - I'm fully updated and am having no problems.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006, 03:54:14 PM »

Nintendo's also made a statement or two regarding the issue, and there's two solutions. It's easy to fix if you haven't saved anything to the console - basically haven't touched the VC - and I think Nintendo just replaces your system with a new one in a few days. If you have purchased games through the VC - or you dearly want to hold onto your Miis - Nintendo sends you a specific package to ship them your Wii, but it'll take a few weeks for them to fix it and send it back.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2006, 04:05:46 PM »

Quote from: Dafones on November 21, 2006, 03:54:14 PM

Nintendo's also made a statement or two regarding the issue, and there's two solutions. It's easy to fix if you haven't saved anything to the console - basically haven't touched the VC - and I think Nintendo just replaces your system with a new one in a few days. If you have purchased games through the VC - or you dearly want to hold onto your Miis - Nintendo sends you a specific package to ship them your Wii, but it'll take a few weeks for them to fix it and send it back.

If you have any VC titles the reason it takes longer is because your titles are tied to the system.  They can't just replace the system as you would lose your VC title rights.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006, 05:13:19 AM »

Quote from: Arkon on November 21, 2006, 04:05:46 PM

Quote from: Dafones on November 21, 2006, 03:54:14 PM

Nintendo's also made a statement or two regarding the issue, and there's two solutions. It's easy to fix if you haven't saved anything to the console - basically haven't touched the VC - and I think Nintendo just replaces your system with a new one in a few days. If you have purchased games through the VC - or you dearly want to hold onto your Miis - Nintendo sends you a specific package to ship them your Wii, but it'll take a few weeks for them to fix it and send it back.

If you have any VC titles the reason it takes longer is because your titles are tied to the system.  They can't just replace the system as you would lose your VC title rights.

Exactly. I wasn't clear. You have to ship your own console to have them fix it specifically, then they ship it back to you, which is why it would take so long. Otherwise they just send you a new one to replace your busted Wii.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006, 07:21:20 AM »

So much for the "virtual" part of the VC.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2006, 01:26:10 PM »

I've heard people saying that Nintendo is planning on a user-level fix for the problems. I'm guessing some way you can download the patch and put it on your SD card or something.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2006, 03:01:47 PM »

I don't get how a software update can totally FUBAR a console.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2006, 03:03:21 PM »

rm *.*
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2006, 03:16:36 PM »

Quote from: Devil on November 22, 2006, 03:03:21 PM

rm *.*
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2006, 11:40:42 PM »

an old incorrect msdos command

rm = i guess remove

*.* = all files with all extentions

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 12:55:48 AM »

I personally preferred the deltree *.* command.  icon_biggrin

And you have the same chance of bricking your Wii as you do your PSP or 360 when you update. You're basically writing to the bios of the console when you do so. If something goes wrong (power outage or something just as goofy), you risk destroying the 'mind' of the console.
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 01:04:54 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on November 25, 2006, 12:55:48 AM

I personally preferred the deltree *.* command.  icon_biggrin

And you have the same chance of bricking your Wii as you do your PSP or 360 when you update. You're basically writing to the bios of the console when you do so. If something goes wrong (power outage or something just as goofy), you risk destroying the 'mind' of the console.

They rethought that on the PS3. There is a restore option built in, as well as several format options.
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006, 04:33:17 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 25, 2006, 01:04:54 AM

They rethought that on the PS3. There is a restore option built in, as well as several format options.

I'm impressed - Sony did learn with their occasional issues with 'bricking' their PSPs due to the constant bios updates in an attempt to keep ahead of the pirates.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:40:14 AM »

Quote from: FireFox on November 24, 2006, 11:40:42 PM

an old incorrect msdos command

rm = i guess remove

*.* = all files with all extentions



format c: /u
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