Creating a key.bin

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  1. scott_od
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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)

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    WHat have I done wrong?
     
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    Screenshot looks the same here when I load my key.bin in XVI32.. it should start with EB E4.
     
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    Thanks Jelbo, I am not sure what is wrong then?
     
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    Thanks epu708 - I downloaded that app & tried but with no luck!

    I am totally lost now [​IMG]
     
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    What filename are you saving it as?

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