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Final version of Wii Opera browser released

melatoninmelatonin Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
Over here in Europe, anyway. Don't know about you guys across the pond. Couldn't hurt to check. EDIT - It's up for the US.

You'll need to perform a System Update in the Wii menu, before downloading the update from the Shop Channel. Uses about 300 blocks.

Features:

- Parental Control support
- Optional Internet content filter provided by Astaro (available soon)
- Improved start-up speed
- Clearer text when zoomed-in
- Improved Wii Remote navigation
- Improved scrolling and zooming
- Built-in search via Yahoo! or Google
- Option to hide Toolbar
- New cursor animations and operation sounds
- Ability to view page security information
- Option to delete cookies
- Built-in support manual

Also, the channel preview screen now looks all flashy. And all this for free!

Go get it.

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  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Very cool information. I'll give it a check now.

    I assume it's still free?

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  • melatoninmelatonin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    As free as free can be.

    Just had a quick fiddle with it now, and it's pretty decent. Definitely faster than I remember it being in both start-up and actually loading pages, some nice cursor animations, the text on various forums looks clearer... Good stuff.

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    melatonin wrote: »
    Over here in Europe, anyway. Don't know about you guys across the pond. Couldn't hurt to check.

    (snip)

    I'll check in a few minutes, ... but when the actual browser was released you guys got it in Europe a little bit before we got it in the US.

    Heck, it's still Wednesday here.

    EDIT: got prompted for a system update so .. maybe in the US?

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Hooray! Flash games, streaming video, and fun surfing here I come!

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  • HolomHolom Registered User new member
    edited April 2007
    Oh, this is much improved. I might actually use this now.

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  • PoochPooch Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Just noticed my Wii glowing a minute ago with VC updates and was hoping it was like Mario RPG or something to go along with Super Paper Mario's release. This is still pretty cool, though.

    Man this is a pretty long download.

    Edit: Wii post wii post lol

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  • cctex823cctex823 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    It's up in the US too

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  • Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    New Wii Browser post. It's a lot improved from the trial. Typing is still a pain, but the best it can get without a keyboard.

    EDIT: That was a long ass download.

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  • MoridanMoridan Registered User
    edited April 2007
    darunia106 wrote: »
    Hooray! Flash games, streaming video, and fun surfing here I come!

    Or not..... streaming video doesn't seem to work in either .wmv or .mov format. :(

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Moridan wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    Hooray! Flash games, streaming video, and fun surfing here I come!

    Or not..... streaming video doesn't seem to work in either .wmv or .mov format. :(
    Flash streaming video.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Much improved over the beta.

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  • mausmalonemausmalone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    No huge difference for me yet ... but I'm liking the auto hide feature. Finally get some full screen video here.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    wii poast!

    Browser is much better now. might actually start using it

    Plus I love it when my wii glows blue.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    so do you need to delete the beta first, so it doesn't use up double the memory? Never mind, made quite clear in the shop channel.

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  • guidedbyvicesguidedbyvices Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Wait... Don't we have to buy the final version of the opera browser?
    I thought I read that somewhere... Huh..
    And like the guy above asked, do we have to delete the beta first?

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Wait... Don't we have to buy the final version of the opera browser?
    I thought I read that somewhere... Huh..
    Not if you download it before June.
    And like the guy above asked, do we have to delete the beta first?
    No.

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  • LemmingLemming Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Lol Wii post!

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  • guidedbyvicesguidedbyvices Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Barrakketh. You're my hero.

    :winky:

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    wow, this is like, 900x better than the beta. keep'd

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  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    WEE!

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    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • CaswynbenCaswynben Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Hehe, and it's Luigi for the VC download progress indicator! Cute!

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I finally managed to get into the Shop Channel.

    I yelled "holy shit!" when it happened because I honestly was not expecting it!

    Stupid Shop Channel.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm posting with my wii :winky:

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  • guidedbyvicesguidedbyvices Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Youtube's like butter now.

    Butter.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Is there tabbed browsing yet?

    I want tabbed browsing, dammit. With the option to enable popups.

    If it had that you could use MSN Web Messenger while you surf.

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Flash performance is terrible and stupid in this version.

    I have a Flash demo I made where there's a ball on-screen, and it rolls toward the cursor when you press A. It ran at 30fps with no drops in the Trial, and now it fluctuates wildly, at an average of 18fps or so. It is a really, really simple demo, too.

    Youtube videos are also choppier than before, but not by the same amount as my simple demo.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    popups would require a non-existant windowing system to be ported to Wii

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    popups would require a non-existant windowing system to be ported to Wii

    Or tabs.

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    popups would require a non-existant windowing system to be ported to Wii
    Do you know how popups work in the desktop version of Opera? They are treated as tabs. They do not open in new windows, but they do look like a new window. It does not use the operating system's window system.

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Overall the browser is pretty nice actually. I could do without the zoom in and out sound effects though. I am a fan of how you can zoom in and out as much as you want to now. When you zoom all the way out on the boards you find out that the G&T boards are loooooooong

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Flash performance is terrible and stupid in this version.
    And I can see why now. Like the new text rendering, Flash windows, instead of just being stretched from the original resolution to the new resolution when you zoom in, are actually re-rendered closer to the new resolution.

    This is not optimal.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    niiiiiit

    piiiiiiick

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Wii post!

    I wish they'd make zooming in increase the text size like in the news channel. I hate scrolling back and forth so much, and the single column view thing's ugly.

    Oh well!

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  • TrevorTrevor Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm impressed as hell, it seems to be a lot speedier than before. A 25 minute flash video loaded in about a minute when I don't even think it would have loaded before.

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  • Phoenix SmasherPhoenix Smasher Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Is it out in the US yet? My Wii isn't glowing. :(

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    mine's updating as we speak

    of course, I'm in canada

    but I think they treat us as one big region anyways

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Well it took a good hour for the update to download.

    Now I can't connect to the fucking Shop channel, it just sits there on the "Connecting screen" until I get up and physically cut the power.

    Fucking typical.

    Out of all the online stuff, I would think the fucking SHOP CHANNEL would work the best. It is the one that makes money, the others don't. Why then is it such a shitty piece of shit?

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Well it took a good hour for the update to download.

    Now I can't connect to the fucking Shop channel, it just sits there on the "Connecting screen" until I get up and physically cut the power.

    Fucking typical.

    Out of all the online stuff, I would think the fucking SHOP CHANNEL would work the best. It is the one that makes money, the others don't. Why then is it such a shitty piece of shit?
    I had the same problem for an hour. I've emailed Nintendo about it a couple times. I suggest that everyone in the world do the same.

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  • Phoenix SmasherPhoenix Smasher Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yeah the shop channel for me is always a 50/50 chance. Took me 5 times to get in once.

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  • JeanJean For now : Vanier, Ontario. Soon : Gatineau, QuébecRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Couldnt Nintendo buy more bandwith for the Wii shop channel? It's ridiculous to have to try this hard to give them money

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