Dumping a WiiWare title

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  1. masamunecyrus
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    So, I've noticed that no one has dumped the Japanese WiiWare title, Gradius ReBirth. This topic of conversation can quickly go into piracy, but that's not what I'm looking to discuss. I have a Japanese Wii, but I don't have Twilight Princess for it, so I was wondering the feasibility of downloading it on my American Wii and making it region-free so that I could play it on my American Wii whenever I wanted, instead of having to plug in my Japanese Wii every time I wanted to play it.

    I've not done any of this before, but after doing some reading, I should be able to accomplish my goal if I follow the below steps?

    1.) Change my Wii Shop channel to JP using AnyRegion Changer v1.1
    2.) Purchase & download Gradius ReBirth
    3.) Revert my Wii Shop channel to USA
    4.) Dump my Wii's NAND flash using Waninkoko's Wii FileSystem Dumper v1
    5.) Use trent_fox's wad packer v0.1.2 beta to make a Gradius ReBirth wad
    6.) Use Free The Wads to make my Gradius wad region-free
    7.) Delete the Japanese Gradius ReBirth from my Wii using AnyTitle Deleter
    8.) Install my new region-free Gradius ReBirth and enjoy!

    Is there anything I'm missing or anywhere I'm mistaken?
     
  2. RadioShadow

    RadioShadow GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's mostly correct.

    1.) Purchase Wii Points on to your Wii using the Wii Channel (using your default Country setting).

    2.) Change Wii Shop channel to JP using AnyRegion Changer v1.1.

    3.) Go into Wii Settings and and agree to the WiiConnect (otherwise the Wii won't let you use the channel).

    4.) Purchase and download Gradius ReBirth.

    5.) Dump Wii's NAND Flash using Waninkoko's Wii FileSystem Dumper v1 (this will take about one hour).

    6.) Use trent_fox's wad packer v0.1.2 beta to make a Gradius ReBirth wad.

    7.) Use Free The Wads to make Gradius ReBirth wad region-free.

    8.) Install region-free Gradius ReBirth (you don't have to delete the original).

    9.) Enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  3. Triforce

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    Gradius ReBirth was dumped a few days ago but not scene released yet. I've had it installed a PAL Wii and works 100% fine, although i doubt you will find this dump on the internet as it was only uploaded to a couple of private ftp servers.

    Gradius.ReBirth.JPN.WiiWare.Wii-iND
    Size: 6x5 MB
    filename: ind-gradr.rar

    CODEiNDEPENDENT --
    ________/\ ____________
    /___/ \/ / \
    / / / / / /
    / / / / / /
    / /____/ \ __/_________/
    /___/ \/ Proudly Presents:



    Game - Gradius ReBirth
    Release Date - 02.09.2008
    Platform - Nintendo Wii
    Country - Japan
    File Name - ind-gradr
    Supplier - DEMONiX



    iND bringing you the undumped WiiWare much needed
    late dump. Power to the people!

    Enjoy!!!!!!

    http://www.konami.jp/products/dl_wii_gradius_re_ww/



    Everyone in Scene

     
  4. masamunecyrus
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    masamunecyrus Advanced Member

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    Alright! Thanks, guys!
     
  5. elixirdream

    elixirdream GBAtemp Legend

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    Thanks guys for telling me how to remove the region thingY~!
    is kinda annoying
     
  6. samsam12

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    could you dump alien crush returns?