Creating a key.bin

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by scott_od, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. scott_od
    OP

    scott_od Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 17, 2008
    Switzerland
    Can anybody point me in the right direction as to how to create my own key.bin file.

    I have the "magic" common key updated in my system registry & have been using Trucha Signer without any problems, however in order to use the 3-in-1 patch tool I need to have the common key in the same directory as the exe file.

    1) Is there a way I can copy the common key from the system registry?
    2) If not, how do I create my own using UltraEdit & what does it have to contain?
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    19
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    The key is a string of hexadecimal numbers make a new file in a hex editor and just copy and paste the numbers from the registry file into the hexadecimal section (not the ASCII section). There is nothing more to it.
     
  3. scott_od
    OP

    scott_od Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 17, 2008
    Switzerland
    In that case I must be more stupid than I thought!!! I am still not having any luck.

    This is the file I have created in hex editor (obviously with the correct values instead of AA BB etc)

    Screenshot

    WHat have I done wrong?
     
  4. jelbo

    jelbo Ōkami!

    Member
    3
    Sep 12, 2003
    Netherlands
    Netherlands
    Screenshot looks the same here when I load my key.bin in XVI32.. it should start with EB E4.
     
  5. scott_od
    OP

    scott_od Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 17, 2008
    Switzerland
    Thanks Jelbo, I am not sure what is wrong then?
     
  6. epu708

    epu708 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Sep 24, 2006
    Indonesia
    Jakarta
  7. scott_od
    OP

    scott_od Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 17, 2008
    Switzerland
    Thanks epu708 - I downloaded that app & tried but with no luck!

    I am totally lost now [​IMG]
     
  8. Dack

    Dack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    1
    Aug 26, 2007
    UK
    What filename are you saving it as?

    Think that tool expects it to be called "ckey.bin"
     
  9. scott_od
    OP

    scott_od Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 17, 2008
    Switzerland
    Problem solved!

    My common-key was fine all along & it turns out that the problem was that WiiFrii does not work with the Mario Kart iso & always displays the error "common-key missing." I tried the Super Monkey Ball iso & it works without any problem!!

    So I guess my question all along should have been "how can I play Mario Kart in English on my Japanese Wii"
    Guess I should start a different topic!

    Thanks to everyone who tried to help me.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice