How do you play PAL games on NTSC?

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  1. Squishy Crayons
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    I have a NTSC Wii with Gamma Backup Launcher 0.3 installed. All of my NTSC games work just fine (DVD-R TDK brand).

    But I have a version a PAL version of Smackdown vs Raw 2009 and it clears on all the compatibility lists.

    I did the same as I do with every other game and popped it in the Wii and run Backup Launcher. I got a DVD Error 324. Then I forced NTSC on and same thing happened.

    Is it possible to play PAL games on a NTSC Wii yet?
     
  2. Lumstar

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    It's easiest if your TV accepts PAL.
     
  3. Jdbye

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    IIRC, if you use 480p with a component cable, all PAL games that support 480p will work on a NTSC TV.

    I'm not that experienced with backup launchers, I have a modchip. That error doesn't sound related to the video output though, if that was the (only) problem, the picture would most likely not display or just display in black and white.
     
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  5. WiiPower

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    Could be the DVD+R error too.
     
  6. Squishy Crayons
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    No. I burned to a DVD-R.

    If it is possible to play PAL games on NTSC Wii, what's the process? Is it exactly like burning a NTSC game? Or is there a secret ingredient involved?
     
  7. WiiPower

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    If it was a region error you would get a green screen freeze. And this would easily be solved by running the games unpatched without forcing anything.
     
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    I found a program on this forum that can make your Wii region free. It was Star... something... I think. I'm not sure (looked around a bit, but couldn't find it anymore). My PAL Wii couldn't read NTSC games before that, but just fine afterwards. I imagine it should be vice versa in your case.
     
  9. carbonyle

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    it's starfall and preloader can do it too. you just have to region free your wii with preloader hacks (but HAVE to be in 3.2!!!)
    personnaly i play NTSC-US or J games on my PAL wii (without modchip)
     
  10. BMasterP

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    jups with starfall/preloader installed you can play out of region games easily, only one ntsc games i have is not supported within the pal region so it will give me black and white screens.(normally my wii wil force pal mode) but your disk error isn't related to the region problems.
     
  11. Squishy Crayons
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    Thanks for your help guys. PAL works perfectly fine *almost* on Gamma 0.3. Turns out it was bad media like David432111 said.

    Word of advice: Don't buy TDK DVD-R's (or at least not a large spindle, the bottom 3/4 are all bad, at least for the Wii)
     
  12. Crayonzrock27

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    I can play most PAL games on my NTSC Wii using backup launcher 0.3 gamma. However, there are some that just will not work. They clear compatibility lists though.

    How can I fix this problem:

    PAL Version burned to DVD-R... when Forcing NTSC, I get a green screen. ... when I don't force anything, I can see the game but it's a rolling black and white screen.

    Any ideas??
     
  13. WiiPower

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    Green screen == video mode error. Try it with my toy, look at my sig.
     
  14. Crayonzrock27

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    When I went to download your toy...... this is what I get:

    This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, or a Collector's Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.

    This limit is reached.

    To download this file, the uploader either needs to transfer this file into his/her Collector's Account, or upload the file again. The file can later be moved to a Collector's Account. The uploader just needs to click the delete link of the file to get further informatio
     
  15. Crayonzrock27

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    Nevermind I"m slow..... found a mirror....... SoftChipPatchToyR3

    Now I have a couple of folders............ what am I to do now? Forgive me, I'm a mom!!
     
  16. WiiPower

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    1 post after my post there's a mirror for R7, use R7.