Downgrade and Fix Region...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by dohclude, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. dohclude
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    I got a NTSC USA wii today to repair for someone. It does not have a chip installed, but was previously soft-modded. Well, the owner apparently installed the wrong update and somehow ended up with the PAL firmware on it, version 3.4E. I guess he also deleted the homebrew channel, because that is also gone now. The console only boots PAL discs now. Is it possible to get this thing back to a NTSC firmware and then downgrade back to 3.2, and if so what's the best way to do so? Should I tell him to try and get a PAL copy of Zelda Twilight so I can install HBC again, or should I just tell him to get a chip for it with region free capabilities?
     
  2. Sorox

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    I think Twilight Princess would be easier seeing as how he doesnt have to waste money on it.
     
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    waste money? he'd still have to buy a PAL version of Twilight Princess which he nor I own. Then it would be worthless after restoring it to NTSC.
     
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    He could always borrow it from someone off the internet, or he could get the game and change the games region with an app that i know does that (its a PC app not a hbc app)
     
  5. dohclude
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    that would only work if he had a chip or a softmod currently installed... he has neither. I don't know why, but HBC is not on it anymore. Anyways, either way we go with a chip or an original twilight disc, would I need to use a "region switcher" app first and change it back to NTSC and then downgrade? or just downgrade and then switch regions? I've never had to do both at once so this could get a little tricky.
     
  6. wolffangalchemist

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    buy a mod chip that is what I'm gonna do cuz i was on 3.2j when my sis formated the memory.
    it might cost a few bucks more but in the long run he can get more use out of a mod chip than 2 different region Zelda games.
     
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    that's probably the route we'll go. Once I get the chip installed though where should I go from there? I'm planning on using the TP hack to install the HBC, once that's installed what apps should I use to change back to the NTSC system menu and/or downgrade back to 3.2U??? I'm just trying not to screw up his wii any worse than it already is.