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  • SaulFabre

    NeoGeo game.bin.z ROM Generator & iNJECTOR is out now! ( + Download links! )

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    Well, in this blog entry I will officially premiere (release) to the public as a PUBLIC BETA the all-new tool NeoGeo game.bin.z Generator & iNJECTOR for new NG Wii VC WADs to all GBAtemp!!! Yaaaayyyy!!!

    Latest update is v1.3.0, updated on May 6th, 2021. :)

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    Latest version can be downloaded here: https://gbatemp.net/download/neogeo...or-for-new-ng-wii-vc-wads-beta-version.37129/

    Greetings to all!! :D

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  • SaulFabre

    Possible Icons for the all-new NeoGeo game.bin.z ROM Generator & iNJECTOR... Vote for one of them please! :)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    Well, in this blog entry I will show you some possible icons for the new tool made by me NeoGeo game.bin.z Generator & iNJECTOR for new NG Wii VC WADs, that will be released soon to the public on GBAtemp!

    Well, I'm finishing this aewsome tool, and I'm finishing to debugging it, but I can't decide what of these icons should I use for the all-new tool!

    Here's the possible icons for the new tool, please choose one of them:

    ICON # 1:

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    ICON # 2:

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    ICON # 3:

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    ICON # 4:

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    Have you chosen what icon do you want the tool to have? Tell me in the comments, and the icon with most votes will be used for my new tool! Hurry because this will finish in just THREE (3) DAYS! :)

    Greetings to all!! :D

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  • SaulFabre

    NeoGeo game.bin.z Generator ROM Generator & iNJECTOR Sneak Peek... :D

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    Well, in this blog entry I will show you a sneak peek (or a preview) of my ***ALPHA TESTiNG VERSiON*** of the new tool made by me NeoGeo game.bin.z Generator & iNJECTOR for new NG Wii VC WADs, based on @sr_corsario's big work on injecting NeoGeo (MAME/NeoRAGEx) romsets to NeoGeo VC WADs for Wii (as game.bin and game.bin.z formats).

    This tool is based on @sr_corsario's New Game.bin.z Generator, but I had the problem that i always had to run his tool in Windows XP x86 (x32) bits, and Windows XP is now discontinued by Microsoft in 2014. Also I've found some bugs in his tool and I reported incompatibility with new Windows OS and x64 bits versions of Windows so I decided to make my own tool, by using some batch code from @sr_corsario and some mini-apps made by some people.

    The interesting features of this tool are:
    • Posibility to make correct game.bin.z NG VC files for inject them in new NG VC WADs.
    • Checks automatically what is the biggest .app file (where usually is the game.bin.z stored).
    • Auto detecting the size of each group of files (P, M, V, S, C) for make the header-creating easier ;)
    • Compatibility with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and x64 bits Windows OS :D
    Photo previews:

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    By now this is still in testing and debug and it won't be released to public until a new advice from @SaulFabre is published.

    Greetings to all!! :D

    Have you ever played or, better, injected a NeoGeo VC game to Wii? Tell me in the comments! :)

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  • SaulFabre

    My very first meme in GBAtemp's The Meme Box... xD

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    Well, in this blog entry I won't talk much today, but today I've made my very first meme for The Meme Box of GBAtemp for see if you like it and help me to put my first meme in the best relevant memes of today of The Meme Box, which is so funny.

    Well, here's the link to my meme:

    https://gbatemp.net/posts/9460308/

    Greetings to all!! :D

    Have you ever read and/or made a meme on GBAtemp? Tell me in the comments! :)

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    Greetings to all!!!

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  • SaulFabre

    My all-new Wii Virtual Console iNJECTORS + a new utile Wii tool made by me - AVALIABLE NOW! :D

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    In this blog entry I am showing you the great news that the all-new tools made by me, saulfabreg (@SaulFabre) for inject more games from SEGA Master System, SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive and TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine HuCARD games, using the most utile tools made by several people, plus a new utile tool made by me for make Wii image files, ARE AVALIABLE NOW TO DOWNLOAD!!! :D

    Special thanks to the authors of the mini-programs that I've used for the great help, also to @mrt84 and @Zorg1996 for pushing me to make these tools, and also to everyone on GBAtemp (and all my followers, specially @WiiMiiSwitch, @alexander1970, @0xFFFFFFFF, @Reynardine, @jeffyTheHomebrewer and @banjo2) for giving me forces for keep doing more Wii scene stuff! :)

    Well, here's the download links to all my new tools, just remember they're in BETA VERSiON, so if you notice a bug on my tools, please tell me on GBAtemp and I will try to solve them! :D

    What do you think about my new tools? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! :)

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    Greetings to all!!!

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  • SaulFabre

    New Wii Virtual Console iNJECTORS coming soon from saulfabreg Wii VC! :D

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    In this blog entry I am showing you a preview of the all-new tools made by me, saulfabreg (@SaulFabre) for inject more games from SEGA Master System, SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive and TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine HuCARD games, using the most utile tools made by several people.

    For make the SEGA injectors to Wii, I had to use @libertyernie's Sega U8/CCF/WTE command-line tools for VC injection which can be found here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/command-line-tools-for-sega-vc-injection-u8-ccf-wte.585088/ :)

    Well, here's the previews, but they're still in BETA testing, but coming soon I will publish them to GBAtemp! :D

    • SEGA Master System Wii Virtual Console iNJECTOR
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    • SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive Wii Virtual Console iNJECTOR
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    • TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine HuCARD Wii Virtual Console iNJECTOR
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    What do you think about my new tools? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! :)

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    Greetings to all!!!

    saulfabreg - @SaulFabre
  • SaulFabre

    Some high quality (HQ) official & customized icons of supported controllers from Wii covers in PNG... :) (Part 2)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    In this blog entry I'm showing you the Part 2 of some of the official icons of supported controllers from Wii game covers artwork but also some of my customized icons for use in anywhere.
    The icons are vectorized and converted to PNG with High Quality (HQ), the images are now published in PNG and SVG. I recommend SVG images for still more high quality. ;)
    Well, here's more vectorized official and customized icons:

    Official:

    wiiremote_horizontal.png classiccontrollerpro_nobackdrop.png udrawgametablet_nobackdrop.png wiibalanceboard_nobackdrop.png wiimotionplus_nobackdrop.png

    Custom by saulfabreg:

    wiiremote+classiccontroller_kit_nobackdrop.png wiiremote+classiccontrollerpro_kit_nobackdrop.png

    Folder link to the Part 2 for download in PNG and SVG the vectorized and High Quality (HQ) icons of supported Wii controllers vectorized by me: https://mega.nz/folder/ZwtSyZYA#g4YrYlboJQTQjPruExY53Q

    PD: Go check also the Part 1 of my blog (https://gbatemp.net/entry/some-high...trollers-from-wii-covers-in-png-part-1.18726/) for see the folder link of the icons shown in Part 1! :D

    If you want a Part 3 of this list of my vectorized official and custom Wii controller icons, please give me many LIKES to this blog entry if you want more parts of this list! :D

    What are your favorite Wii controller icons? Please let me know in the comments! :)

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    Greetings to all!!!

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  • SaulFabre

    A few recovered old PC tools for modifying Wii WADs and other Wii stuff... with download links! (Part 1)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    In this blog entry I'm showing you the Part 1 of some of the recovered PC Tools and PC Applications made for Windows PCs for creating / modifying Wii WADs (common on Wii Virtual Console / WiiWare games), modifying some of the great Wii stuff, enter to the Wii scene, and more! :)

    Special thanks goes to @alexander1970, @Larsenv (Larsen Vallecillo from MarioCube), @pbsds, @Zorg1996 (Aldo), and to the people I forgotten for provinding me again these tools. :D

    Well, here is the Part 1 of this list of recovered old tools for Wii (with download links):


    Coming soon a Part 2 of this list of some recovered old tools for make custom Wii stuff, but please give me many LIKES to this blog entry if you want more parts of this list! :D

    What are your favorite Wii tools for PC? Please let me know in the comments! :)

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  • SaulFabre

    Some high quality (HQ) official & customized icons of supported controllers from Wii covers in PNG... :) (Part 1)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    In this blog entry I'm showing you some of the official icons of supported controllers from Wii game covers artwork but also some of my customized icons for use in anywhere.
    The icons are vectorized and converted to PNG with High Quality (HQ), the images are now posted in PNG and SVG, with the note that the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) give still more high quality.
    Well, here's some of the official and customized icons:

    Official:

    wiiremote_nobackdrop.png wiiremote-1player_nobackdrop.png wiiremote-2players_nobackdrop.png wiiremote-3players_nobackdrop.png wiiremote-4players_nobackdrop.png wiiwheel_nobackdrop.png nunchuk_nobackdrop.png classiccontroller_nobackdrop.png gamecubecontroller_nobackdrop.png

    Custom by saulfabreg:

    wiiremote+nunchuk_kit_nobackdrop.png

    Folder link to the Part 1 for download in PNG and SVG the vectorized and High Quality (HQ) icons of supported Wii controllers vectorized by me: https://mega.nz/folder/tp0i0TQQ#hnFLOPiBjwM6LgpQYfMKOw

    Coming soon a Part 2 of this list of my vectorized official and custom Wii controller icons, but please give me many LIKES to this blog entry if you want more parts of this list! :D

    What are your favorite Wii controller icons? Please let me know in the comments! :)

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    Greetings to all!!!

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  • SaulFabre

    My favorite Wii retail (disc) games. (Part 2)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii!

    Previously, I showed you the Part 1 of my favorite Wii games in this list on my blog entry here: https://gbatemp.net/entry/my-favorite-wii-retail-disc-games-part-1.18708/

    Now, in this blog entry I'm going to show you the Part 2 of my favorite Wii retail (game disc) games, that I have in my small collection of Wii games, I'm playing them on Dolphin Emulator. (I don't have a real Wii or Wii U console for play them, sorry guys...)

    Here I'm also trying to get some more Wii games to my collection that I don't have, but by now I'm happy with my small collection, and I want to show you my collection and hear to you what's your favorite Wii games. ;)

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    Well, here's the Part 2 of my visual list of my favorite Wii games that I've played and like a lot: :)

    • Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Nintendo, 3D Platformer)
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    • Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010, Nintendo/Retro Studios, 2D Platformer)
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    • Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010, Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, 2D Platformer)
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    • Pokémon Battle Revolution (2007, Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc./The Pokémon Company, Fighting)
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    • Mario Kart Wii (2008, Nintendo, Racing)
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    • NAMCO MUSEUM MEGAMIX (2010, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Collection)
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    • Sonic Colors (2010, SEGA, 3D Platformer/Running)
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    • Hot Wheels: Track Attack (2010, Mattel/THQ, Racing)
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    • Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (2013, DreamWorks Animation/TORUS Games, Racing)
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    Maybe coming soon a Part 3 of this list of my favorite Wii games... if you want a Part 3 of this list, please give me many LIKES to this blog entry if you want more parts of this awesome list! :D

    What are your favorite Wii disc games from this list and from your Wii games collection? Please let me know in the comments! :)

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  • SaulFabre

    My favorite Wii retail (disc) games. (Part 1)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Welcome back to saulfabreg Wii VC, and this awesome world of Wii! In this blog entry I'm going to show you the Part 1 of my favorite Wii retail (game disc) games, that I have in my small collection of Wii games, I'm playing them on Dolphin Emulator. (I don't have a real Wii or Wii U console for play them, sorry guys...)

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    Well, here's the Part 1 of my visual list of my favorite Wii games that I've played and like a lot: :)

    • Angry Birds Trilogy: Angry Birds Classic + Angry Birds Rio + Angry Birds Seasons (2013, Rovio/Activision, Horizontal scrolling beat'em up/shoot'em up)
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    • Pac-Man Party (PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary Special Edition) (2010, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Party)
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    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Fighting)
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    • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, Nintendo, Platformer)
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    • El Chavo (Latin America) (2012, Televisa/Slang/Kaxan Games, Party)
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    • Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011, Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Platformer)
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    • kirbyadventurewii1.PNG
    • Pocoyo Racing (Europe) (2009, Zinkia Entertainment, Racing)
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    • Mario Party 9 (2012, Nintendo, Party)
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    Coming soon the Part 2 of this list of my favorite Wii games, but please give me many LIKES to this blog entry if you want more parts of this awesome list! :D

    Now, a question for all of you: what are your favorite Wii disc games? Let me know in the comments! :)

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  • SaulFabre

    Saying hello to SFC Satellaview BS-X games on Wii Virtual Console! Yaaaaayyyy!!! :D

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    I want to say hello and welcome to Wii Virtual Console to the games from the Nintendo Japanese satellite service for the Super Famicom console "Satellaview", also known as "Satellaview BS-X", whose games were transmited by St.GIGA by satellite network broadcasts, were downloaded, and saved and played in cartidges called "BS-X: The Story of The Town Whose Name Was Stolen" (BS-X : それは名前を盗まれた街の物語). It had some great games from some Nintendo game series, such Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, and more. But also other companies entered to the world of Satellaview with some special versions of these games.

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    I saw also that some Satellaview games are being played on hacked SNES Classic Mini consoles, so I got surprised and tested with some Satellaview games on normal SNES Wii VC WADs, but it didn't work in VC in my first try: :(
    So, I saw that user sluffy made some patches for a few Satellaview games for load them on Canoe emulator (default emulator on SNES Classic Mini), so I tried some of these game patches and they worked so great on Wii!
    But I still wanted some more games of Satellaview games that didn't had a Canoe patch to port on Wii VC, so I tried more of them but they didn't work either. :(
    So I modified headers of Satellaview ROM dumps using a hex editor, I taked headers from some retail SNES cartidge games, inserted them into Satellaview ROM dumps and with this, some more Satellaview games work on Wii! :D

    I also want to give thanks to user @Zorg1996 for his help and contribution on Satellaview BS-X games on Wii VC. Greetings Aldo! :D

    Some of my injected Satellaview BS-X VC games:

    BS The Legend of Zelda [MottZilla enhancement patch with Map 1 + Map 2 in only one ROM]

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    BS Chrono Trigger: Jet Bike Special

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    BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2

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    Some videos:





    But I will also try to inject these Satellaview games for Wii for see if I have luck with these:

    BS F-Zero Grand Prix 1 [Knight, Queen, King & Ace]

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    BS ExciteBike Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium 1, 2, 3 & 4

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    Star Soldier 2MINs Version (2 minutes version)

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    Yoshi no Panepon: BS Ban

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    BS Dr. Mario

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    What do you think about Satellaview BS-X games on Wii VC? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! ;)

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  • SaulFabre

    I reverse engineered Wii version of SMAS (SMB 25th Anniversary Special). Can its ROM be replaced? :)

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    Today is April 4th, 2021. Today it's Easter Day (thanks to Manuela from @Manuelasparkles for remembering me for that, see her message here).

    I extracted the partition (reverse engineered) of the Wii version of the game Super Mario All-Stars originally made for SNES in 1993 and ported to Wii in 2010 for celebrate Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary.

    Extracted my backup of the game with Wiimms ISO Tools (WIT) and I got these folders:

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    So, after I extracted the game and went into folder from extraction, I went to folder ...\SMAS_Wii_extr\files\ and I found these folders, looks like it's a "modified VC WAD file" for run in a ISO file:

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    After I entered in this folder, i entered in folder I went to folder ...\SMAS_Wii_extr\files\content5\ (thinking it's a unpacked version of SNES VC 00000005.app file) and I found these files, I was surprised that used a LZH8-compressed ROM file and a LZH8-compressed PCM (audio) file in the content5 folder, just like in a official SNES VC release, so with this I realized that the Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars uses a modified standalone SNES VC emulator for use Wii Remote input on the game, whereas VC doesn't.

    The ROM file found in the content5 folder is: LZH8SVME.rom
    The audio (PCM) file found in the content5 folder is: LZH8SVME.pcm

    win3.PNG

    So, I uncompressed the ROM and PCM files with @hcs' LZH8 (un)compression tools, and then used Plombo's VCromclaim's snesrestore.py tool (requires Python 2.7) for "reencode" the uncompressed ROM and PCM files to a VC dump of Super Mario All-Stars that can be used in a SNES emulator.

    So, I tested it with SNES9X and... I'm also surprised that original ROM from Wii release also works on emulator!

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    So, I will try to see if the original ROM file of the Wii version of SNES Super Mario All-Stars can be replaced and played in a ISO file with Wii Remote controls, which is so a VERY BIG advantage.

    What do you think about this interesting project? Tell me in the comments! :D

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  • SaulFabre

    My first entry: saulfabreg Wii VC Project iNFO, HiSTORY & BACKGROUNDS. :D

    Hello world of GBAtemp!

    This is my very first entry of my personal blog in GBAtemp.

    This blog entry will speak about my informaton about this interesting project of retro-game preservation on Wii, its history and the backgrounds of this project.

    Enjoy this entry!!! :D

    (taken from official NFO from saulfabreg Wii VC)

    saulfabreg Wii VC Project is a Wii retro-preservation project that creates custom Virtual Console WAD files from classic and old games for use on the Nintendo Wii console, Nintendo Wii U console in vWii mode and Dolphin Emulator (http://dolphin-emu.org). We provide custom games like no other, as our files are edited professionally and contain high quality images, banners, channel icons and save icons & titles.

    These WAD files are created using the best original VC WADs of several game systems and micro-computers and using ROM files that have been dumped by countless scene groups over the years, but also high quality Japanese game ROMs, some of them translated to English, and some custom romhacks made by several people and hackers on the retro scene.

    The project 'saulfabreg Wii VC' was started in year 2019 by user saulfabreg (AKA @SaulFabre on GBAtemp.net) when he saw that most great retro and classic games weren't officially released as VC games, and also when he knew the basic things and points about making 'custom Virtual Console games' for use on Wii, by following tutorials in YouTube and several internet forums about gaming.

    The background of this project was when he was a kid and he played the Wii for the first time, he was so excited about playing not just disc games but also retro gaming and stuff on the Wii and know about the scene, when he also discovered for the first time the Homebrew Channel and some great homebrew apps for use on modded Wiis.

    saulfabreg Wii VC makes the WADs of the retro games that Nintendo hasn't provided to Wii users. We also ensure that edit the banner, channel icon, save icons and save titles, and even using different types of compressions from original WADs (LZ77, LZH8, romc, game.bin.z, zlib, etc.). For those who think our release is homemade we don't believe that is true because we test every WAD we release/publish to make sure if works and meets the highest standards.

    Just because something is not commercially available does not mean it should not be made available to the scene. Wii Firmware update changed the game with the SD Card Channel and allows anyone to store not just every single WiiWare or VC game that exists commercially but also have room for our custom iNJECTs.

    Please continue to support the developers of these great and wonderful classics when they are made available to you by Nintendo.

    Love, saulfabreg :D

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    Greetings to all!!!

    saulfabreg - @SaulFabre