Convert New Super Mario Bros. Wii saves from PAL to NTSC?

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  1. sYndrome13
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    I'd only cleared 2 worlds so far in the PAL version of New Super Mario Bros. Wii when the NTSC version released, but I'd like to move on with World 3 rather than start over in the US version, if at all possible.

    Is there any way to convert a save file from the PAL version to work with the NTSC version?

    I already tried hex editing the save, but a quick edit (changing SMNP to SMNE) isn't sufficient to convert the save.
     


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    Not that I know anything about anything but having looked pretty hard into this question before I can say its pretty much impossible. At least there is nothing out there right now that can do this.
     
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    that wont work
     
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    may I ask why you would want to switch versions in the first place? they're both the same [​IMG]
     
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    No logical reason, really. I just like to switch from PAL to NTSC when I can.

    I don't mind re-playing the first two worlds (and have already almost finished the first world again), so it's no big deal. Just though that some other people might want to make the switch and probably had cleared more levels than I had.
     
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    I also want to convert my save to be able to play with my save, through the disc channel, with NTSC version.
    Is this manager youre talking about a wii program, or is it on the computer?
     
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    ok let me get this correct, I have to start playing the NTSC version game then at any point after that I save the game then I can use Savegame Manager to use the save from Pal version over onto the NTSC version according to your method? thanks
     
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    I apologize but the savegame manager method does not work with NSMB Wii. Every time I do the file swap with the saves, the NTSC version tells me that the save file is corrupted. Looks like We'll have to stick with the PAL version of the game if you've gotten pretty far in it already like I have. It's a shame, I like all the releases on my USB drive to be NTSC... Now i have one lone PAL game on there [​IMG]

    Any other solutions?
     
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    O.K I can confirm that you can transfer PAL save files to NTSC-U.

    All you need is Savegame Manager here and a hex editor (I use Hex Editor Neo as it is free here).

    1. First move your NTSC-U save to the SD (for backup purposes). It's the one that says "A new Mario adventure!"

    2. Run NSMBW and create a new NTSC-U save without starting the game (you can exit the game after the "creating new game save" message).

    3. Open Savegame Manager and select "extract" and "SD".

    4. Find your NSMBW saves (should be listed twice, one for each region) and extract them.

    5. Now take your SD card and put it in your computer.

    6. In the root of your SD card you will find the "savegames" folder. Make a backup of it just in case.

    7. Open the "savegames" folder and you will find two more folders. The one that ends with "45" is NTSC-U and the one that ends with "50" is your PAL save. Open the PAL folder (00010000534d4e50) and open "wiimj2d.sav" with your hex editor.

    8. The very first thing you should see on the text side is "SMNP". Change the "P" to "E" (yes it is case sensitive) and save.

    9. Copy the edited "wiimj2d.sav" to your NTSC-U folder (00010000534d4e45), and delete the PAL folder.

    10. Now insert the SD card back into your Wii and launch Savegame Manager.

    11. This time select "install" then "SD" and install your NSMBW save.

    12. You can delete the PAL save file after you confirm it works. The PAL one says "Play Mario with your friends!," and as stated above the NTSC-U says "A new Mario adventure!"

    Now you should be where you were in your PAL game. This works for both USB and disc loading. Hope it helps!
     
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    hundshamer, got your PM, your method worked PERFECTLY! big thanks!
     
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    Thanks very much, hundshamer - works like a charm.
     
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    this definitely works, I can confirm 100% that it copied the Pal save file to the NTSC save file and it plays without any problems at all, thanks to "hundshamer" for the great tutorial,
    THANK YOU for the time and effort to make it work using the Savegame Manager application as well as the hex editor,
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    just have to say thanks it works like a champ im so ntsc happy cause i had bet the pal all ready just not all the stare coins now i can get them in the ntsc were i left off [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'm glad I could help a few people out. I also almost forgot to thank bnm81002 for his input on refining my guide.
     
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    This save convert problem can become a new homebrew app i thing
     
  17. Lesk

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    Help!

    I tried follow this guide but with no luck =/ I have a pal machine and want to convert my monster hunter tri save from ntsc to pal.
    I have made a savegame on the pal version and i extracted both using save game manager into my sd game. I open the sd card on my computer and i open the folder called
    save games, inside i saw the two folders for monster hunter one that ended with 50 and one that ended with 45. I open the pal folder (the one with 50) and there is no .sav file in it =/ and there is no .sav file in the
    ntsc folder either. I dont know what to change =/

    Anyone?
     
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    only for nsmb wii-- the BEST/EASIEST way to convert/mod saves is to...
    use tanooki
     
  19. Lesk

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    Thanks!

    But i managed to get it working by just changing the name of the folder from 45 to 50 [​IMG]

    Btw, do you think that there is a risk using that save online on monster hunter? One guy said that capcom had announced this message in the game
    "Capcom writes in the chat bar: Players using modified data will result as banned. "

    will my save count as modified data? Think its a risk?
     
  20. adambomb

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    does that mean you were able to convert your monster hunter data?
    i've been looking for a way to do this for a couple of days.
     

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