Wii Firmware Updated to 3.0

KakTheInfected

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Not sure what it has in it but...apparently channel loading is much faster and the Shop Channel has a received a big makeover.

...yeah, I haven't got much else information because it's taking so long to download. Just figured I'd post :action-sm
 

martianvirus

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I didn't see anything great about it. They did add the current time on the main menu.
 

CM Mark

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Damn this is taking forever to download. could be good if the load times for channels is dropped
 

martianvirus

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Damn this is taking forever to download. could be good if the load times for channels is dropped
I didn't really notice anything like that. I could be wrong, just didn't look like it.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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How long's it been taking? Mine has been going for about 10 minutes, at it looks to be somewhere around 90%.

edit: on a side note...is there a way to turn down the speaker volume on the wii remote? I got mine used, with no instructions, and the volume level coming from the fucker just seems too loud.
 

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http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/nintendo/wii-gets-a-firmware-update-1-feature-is-a-clock-286691.php

The Wii Firmware Update 3.0u is here. Notice any differences in this picture? No? Read the complete list of changes after the jump.

[Warning: Do not install this update if you have modded your Wii]

Main Menu Revisions

• Clock Display

• The Disc turns 180-degrees on the Disc Channel icon

• News Channel icon displays headlines

• Forecast Channel icon now displays the weather without entering the channel

• Faster loading times when changing channels/leaving channels (Up for debate)

• Move contacts on Address Book

• Calendar no longer displays envelopes for the amount of time you played, only messages

• Light bar goes on when disk is inserted or removed

• Able to navigate Wii Settings with + and - (Man that always pissed us off)

• Scrolling through messages has a new sound, and scrolling with B now displays an arrow similar to the Internet Channel


Wii Shop Channel Revisions

• New Welcome screen detailing 4 Recommended Titles and the points they cost

• Titles You've Downloaded was moved to the main shop menu

• New ways to browse

• Popular Titles (not only based on recent info)

• Newest Additions remains the same

• Search for a title which can use partial names

• Search by Category

• System shows the different systems and how many titles have been released under each

• Publisher showing different publishers and amount of titles released

• Genres listed
http://www.vooks.net/modules.php?module=article&id=12114

Mod Chip Warning


After you update and go back to the update section to before a "test update" you will be greeted with a message that says something to effect that if you have a modified Wii your console may be disabled or lock up. Mod Chippers owned? If you want to cancel you have to power down your system.

 

martianvirus

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edit: on a side note...is there a way to turn down the speaker volume on the wii remote? I got mine used, with no instructions, and the volume level coming from the fucker just seems too loud.
Yes, pause your game and you can adjust there.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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Yes, pause your game and you can adjust there.
Holy shit....I've seen that menu screen so many times and never noticed there was a remote settings part.

Thanks. I suck.

I don't really use the shopping channel much, or the internet browser, so the only difference I'm really noticing is the Weather Channel icon.

I love the weather channel. Every day I have to see what the temperature is at the South Pole.
 

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Holy shit....I've seen that menu screen so many times and never noticed there was a remote settings part.

Thanks. I suck.

I don't really use the shopping channel much, or the internet browser, so the only difference I'm really noticing is the Weather Channel icon.

I love the weather channel. Every day I have to see what the temperature is at the South Pole.
Well, how's the weather there today?
 

martianvirus

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Holy shit....I've seen that menu screen so many times and never noticed there was a remote settings part.

Thanks. I suck.

I don't really use the shopping channel much, or the internet browser, so the only difference I'm really noticing is the Weather Channel icon.

I love the weather channel. Every day I have to see what the temperature is at the South Pole.
No problem. It also took me a while to find that. I figured it out back when I was playing zelda. The sword noise was too loud when playing at night.
 

Warfarer

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what does modding a Wii do for you? Just backups or are there some homebrew stuff for it?
 

StonerJack

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I downloaded the upgrade this morning, I got the clock which says 2:15 right now, and it's 3:07. No headlines for news and no weather on my menu page. Bravo Nintendo.

More importantly, what are some good video sites that are compatible with the browser? I got youtube and veoh, what other good sites are you guys using?
 

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I downloaded the upgrade this morning, I got the clock which says 2:15 right now, and it's 3:07. No headlines for news and no weather on my menu page. Bravo Nintendo.

More importantly, what are some good video sites that are compatible with the browser? I got youtube and veoh, what other good sites are you guys using?

I didnt know youtube works on it. i'll have to check it out