How to convert a PAL Virtual console game into NTSC

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  1. Rambytes
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    Hi,

    I have right here a PAL virtual Console (Paper Mario for the N64) and I want to play into my NTSC system. The big problem is not to "free" the wad (what is working without any problem) but the image... NTSC is 480 lines and PAL is 576... so i'm missing the 96 lines at the bottom, and it's really not playble.

    So, I just want if there is a way to convert my PAL wad(576, 25fps) into a full NTSC format (480, 30fps) ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sr_corsario

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    Try with "Generic Wii Patcher" in 00000001.app then repack
     
  3. samsam12

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    just get the NTSC version.
     
  4. Rambytes
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    @sr_corsario: what do you mean?
    @samsam12: the problem with the ntsc version, is only in english... the pal have french inside!
     
  5. sr_corsario

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    GEt "Generic Wii Patcher" program
    Info here
    Unpack your wad file with some program
    Open "Generic Wii Patcher", and then open file 00000001.app with it. (1.app=main.dol)
    The program have some video options, choose your wiched video mode.
    Then press save
    Repack the modified 00000001.app with the others.

    You can try with this method... however it could fail...

    Good Luck!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Rambytes
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    ok thanks for the hint... i will try

    edit: No, it's not working... the patcher found 5 video mode... i've change ALL the mode to NTSC-i (when it's interlace) and NTSC-P 9when it's profressive)... and it's always the same, I only see the first 480 lines...

    i've try to inject the paper mario rom fil into other WAD with the VC Injecter and i'm stick at the classic remote insctruction...

    too bad for me...
     
  7. sr_corsario

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    Ok, I have just test something ... (and works [​IMG] )

    You need ntsc.wad and pal.wad.
    Unpack pal.wad, and get "romc" from 5.app, then inject that "game" with "new vc injector" into ntsc.wad (rename "romc" to rom.z64 for ejemple...)

    Now it works in frange... and i supouse (im using a pal wii and a pal TV) it will work properly in a ntsc TV



    (Look in your private message...)
     
  8. Keylogger

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    Thanks a lot!!


    Do you know if it works for all PAL VC Games?
     
  9. sr_corsario

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    I dont know it, but i thing so...
     
  10. Rambytes
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    Thanks for the help, but it's not working too... the injector is working, is the result at the screen...

    Take a look for yourself:
    [​IMG]

    You see, it's missing a big part at the bottom...

    But hey, thanks anyway!!!
     
  11. Lumstar

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    There isn't really any good solution.

    Proper PAL conversions will have more vertical pixels than NTSC, and NTSC Wii systems cannot be set to output PAL in their options menu.
     
  12. Rambytes
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    but there is no way to "convert" and "crush" the rom to 480 lines instead of 576?
     
  13. Lumstar

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    Not without writing a homebrew emulator that can remove rows of pixels to fit into the NTSC size.

    The technique would be similar to how PocketNES fits an NES game on the GBA screen.