Indentifying the Region of a Disc

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  1. bloodliketheatla
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    ...I realize I spelled Identifying wrong...no way to edit the title of a topic I suppose...

    Can anyone think of a quick way to identify the region of a burned DVD? I want to label my collection for several reasons (compatibility, saves, etc.)

    All of the computer programs I know of that will tell you a region require a ripped .ISO and that's not even slightly practical.

    I can't remember if I've seen a Homebrew program that displays a region (GeckOS?) but this too would be a pain in the ass. The only other one I can think of is using Save Extractor to extract a save, then look at the SD card and identify the based on the 4 letter code.

    So keep in mind I'm not doing this for one disc but a lot. I would prefer to use a computer program that allows me to put a DVD into the DVD-ROM and quickly tell me NTSC-U, NTSC-J, or PAL. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Helsionium

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    The wiihttpd disc dumper also displays the game code of the inserted disc, you can easily abort the dumping process after you've written down the game code and resume with another disc. This should be fairly quick.
     
  3. Volkov

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    Look at the 4th byte of the data;
    J = NTSC-J
    E = NTSCU-U
    P/Z = PAL
     
  4. Helsionium

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    He said that he doesn't have the ISOs anymore, so that won't work.
    BTW, I don't know the Z region code. If you happen to stumble across a disc with D or F region code, that's PAL as well.
     
  5. Volkov

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    D and F I'm guessing are non English. P and Z were the English ones. Z being Australian I THINK. I've only has 3 games personally that use it, one was a multi7, the other two were English only, and one of those was an Australian exclusive. So the conclusion is blurry at best, but I'll get there when I complete documenting all the game
     
  6. Helsionium

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    Yeah it could be Australian, that would explain why I don't have one. D and F are the region codes for the German-speaking and the French-speaking territories, respectively. There must be codes for Italy and Spain, too, but I don't know them.
    However, I don't think there are any Wii games using these. They are mostly VC and GC games.
     
  7. Volkov

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    Ice Age 2 was the only Z game I came across for a while before I got medal of honor heroes 2 australian version...

    What was your Z game? It would be good to know
     
  8. Helsionium

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    I don't have one.
     
  9. Volkov

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    oh I read why you did have one, nevermind

    alright well thanks
     
  10. Sir VG

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    C = China
    D = Germany
    E = USA
    F = France
    H = Netherlands
    I = Italy
    J = Japan
    K = Korea
    P = PAL/Europe (UK usually gets priority to this letter)
    S = Spain
    U = Australia
    X = Europe
    Y = Europe
    Z = Europe

    That's pretty much every serial I can come up with for GBA/NDS/GC/Wii Regions.