System Update on Last Story disk for a modded Wii

#1 Edited by xyzygy (10592 posts) -

(This post does not condone modding, emulators, or hacking of consoles. I purchased Tha Last Story legitimately from EB. This is just a question to others who are/were in the same situation.)

I just put TLS in the drive and it's asking me to update. The thing is though, I have a softmodded Wii which I use for GBA and SNES emulators. I bought The Last Story when it came out here in Canada (so Saturday) and I'm just getting around to it now... but it's asking me to update the Wii and there are some warnings about homebrew programs, and how it might override some things. Has anyone with a modded Wii gone ahead and done the update?

#2 Posted by Bocam (3973 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

(This post does not condone modding, emulators, or hacking of consoles. I purchased Tha Last Story legitimately from EB. This is just a question to others who are/were in the same situation.)

I just put TLS in the drive and it's asking me to update. The thing is though, I have a softmodded Wii which I use for GBA and SNES emulators. I bought The Last Story when it came out here in Canada (so Saturday) and I'm just getting around to it now... but it's asking me to update the Wii and there are some warnings about homebrew programs, and how it might override some things. Has anyone with a modded Wii gone ahead and done the update?

DO NOT UPDATE

#3 Posted by xyzygy (10592 posts) -

@Bocam: Can you tell me why? Was yours softmodded via Smashstack and did it do anything to yours? Please share your reasons/experience.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@Bocam: Can you tell me why? Was yours softmodded via Smashstack and did it do anything to yours? Please share your reasons/experience.

The update will overwrite any modding it detects and remove unlicensed programs from your Wii.

#5 Edited by Bocam (3973 posts) -

@xyzygy: At best it'll remove your mods, at worst it'll brick your Wii (like it did mine though it is fixable) There are ways to block the update but I can't tell you them here.

#6 Posted by coaxmetal (1710 posts) -

put it in yo computer and play it on dolphin it will look better anyway

#7 Edited by xyzygy (10592 posts) -

@Bocam: OK Sweet, thanks. That's all I needed to know. I had an app installed that could bypass it. I just needed to know if it was safe to update or not.

EDIT: Back in December, I had gotten a similar message after I had purchased and inserted Skyward Sword... I pressed install to the update and it didn't harm my Wii, but this one gave warnings and such beforehand so it seemed a little more threatening.

#8 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

The update isn't going to break your Wii. Worst case scenario, your Wii is unhacked and you have to wait for the hacks to be updated to put them back. Any software on your SD card will remain untouched.

Are you just using the Homebrew Channel/BootMii? Maybe something would go wrong if you're using other shady stuff like custom IOSes or whatever, but you shouldn't be using those anyway if all you're doing is console emulation.

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