Gaming How to Edit app.xml

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Hi Gurus,

I have just gotten myself a Wii U Japanese console without doing much research and found that the console is region lock and games wont load or will revert back to Japanese language despite the game downloaded is from the US region (have try Spiik but have little success as it would stuck in bootloop)

However while digging for way to play the games in English language I come across the below thread here and have success in repacking multiple games with English language.
/threads/tutorial-for-those-unlucky-to-own-a-japanese-wii-u-how-to-play-in-english-problematic-games.572494/

I am trying to better under the step taken in detail as guide request the following 2 value to be editted in the app.xml files.
<version type="unsignedInt" length="4">15</version> <------------------------ usually change to value of 16
<title_version type="hexBinary" length="2">0000</title_version> <------------------------ there dont seems to have a fix value

While changing them does make the games works and skip the update prompt but what actually does these value do? and where/how do i obtain the correct value to put in?
any help will be much appreciated.
 
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I have the problem with Splatoon, Mario maker changed the files CommonMsg_EUen.szs and LayoutMsg_EUen.szs and it works perfectly but then the Wii u updates them and changes the language to Japanese.
 

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Guys in this forum there are billions of the same topics opened about this story, you need to do a bit re-search............
Shortly, you need an appfor Wii U calle Spiik to play games with different region from your consoles (with Spiik, will not work just really few exclusives Nintendo, but there is the around for that).........

Spiik: https://github.com/marco-calautti/spiik/releases/tag/v0.1b
 
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Guys in this forum there are billions of the same topics opened about this story, you need to do a bit re-search............
Shortly, you need an appfor Wii U calle Spiik to play games with different region from your consoles (with Spiik, will not work just really few exclusives Nintendo, but there is the around for that).........


Thanks for the answer. Spiik works very well but it would be nice to be able to package the game to make it a little faster Wii U is very slow ...
 

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Thanks for the answer. Spiik works very well but it would be nice to be able to package the game to make it a little faster Wii U is very slow ...
Spiik will not influence any Read/Write NAND/USB/RAM speed of the console, Spiik simply start and close it will be located into the Wii U RAM of your console, till you will not Turn it off. And the game with the exactly Region matching with Spiik (doesn't matter if you will be running from the NAND installation or USB SSD/PenDriver/HDD) the Game just Run in full speed in normal way.

Different topic it's if for each game, you want weste the time to translate and cheat the own game to show English language with the risk that some game could be currapted....
 

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Something like that, what I do is replace the language and open the game directly, it works, but after updating it returns to Japanese ...
 

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Something like that, what I do is replace the language and open the game directly, it works, but after updating it returns to Japanese ...
Because it's not enough to replace the files and change the names....the title name of the files you should keep the same as Japanese but inside replace the words from JP to EN...after that you need to search into the files system game if match with the scenario that it's displayed.....but if something change into the game like some extra menu in Japanese version or different scenarios, so you will get corrupted game with freeze synpthoms .

The best it's to use Spiik that doesn't change anything about your console, and then work to replace only the games that Spiik cannot run. That again, the games that cannot run with Spiik are really few, and for those specific if you research in this forum there are other users that tells what to replace and edit in exactly game files system.

IF you cannot find the specific game, then open new topic with this specifi game and some one that already did it , for sure will help you...
 
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