How to set Wii in JP mode for JP GC game with gibberish text

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by comokepa, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. comokepa
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    comokepa Advanced Member

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    Hi,

    I tried Homeland for Gamecube (original game disc) on my softmodded European Wii, but all text comes out as gibberish. From what I read, there were a few Japanese games that have this problem, and that happened also on the GC itself, when booted with a Freeloader, due to the game using fonts from the GC bios itself, but the GC not having access to Japanese fonts when its region was set to US/Europe.

    Is there something (non-permanent) that I can do to my Wii so that that game disc displays texts in Japanese fine? If there is no way to play the original game with Japanese fonts, is there a way to patch an ISO of it so that it works fine and play that instead with DIOS MIOS?
     
  2. W hat

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    I don't know about booting with a real game disc. There was a Wii app like Riivolution (from the same developers?) early on in the Wii's life that supported various disc patches. I don't know if region patching was one of them.

    Perhaps one of the GC disc loaders (normally designed for burned games) can launch a legit game? If so, I bet those have patch support.

    DIOS MIOS definitely supports patched regions; the ISO does not need to be changed. Just set "language" to Japanese rather than Wii default.
     
  3. comokepa
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    comokepa Advanced Member

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    Loading the disc through WiiFlow opens the game with Japanese alphabet just fine, no need for changing any settings.

    I installed Wiiflow as described in <https://sites.google.com/site/wiiflowiki4/installing-wiiflow>. Prior to that I had already hacked the Wii v.4.3E using LetterBomb, and installed Hombrew and BootMii, in case someone else stumbles onto the problem.