It's possible change Wii ID name game from NTSCU to PAL

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  1. OriginalHamster
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    I want exchange Pandoras Tower PAL, Id: SX3P01 to SX3EXJ.
    I have the retail game in NTSCU but it has an annoying game breaking bug, so I will download PAL version and make it as NTSCU. Both games are exactly the same except for the bug, also it's possible keep my NTSCU save for the PAL version? What I need to do?

    Thanks!
     
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    You might be able to change the save with a hex editor (upload a version dumped with SGM GX), but what is this game-breaking glitch? I haven't even played my USA copy since I opened it.
     
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    You can't enter to Towers 11-12 later in the game if you resume your playthrough (save-loading), you need make some tricks to get past, unfortunely there's no a single method that works for everyone, some needs put the timer to certain hour, others need trigger a cutscene, etc...
     
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    That's lame. I really only bought the US version to support the developers though. Anyway, upload your save file. Make sure it's dumped with SGM GX though.
     
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    I've messed around with changing game ID's, changing region save files, and all of the stuff you're talking about, but with gamecube games.

    From my experience, it might be just as simple as changing your PAL game's ID from SX3P01 to SX3EXJ, which you can do with a hex editor such as HxD.
    Simply open your ISO in HxD, highlight the "P01" in SX3P01, and type "EXJ", save it, and the region should be changed.

    However, I can't say if the game will encounter bugs or not. I'd recommend backing up your save file before doing this and switching back to your NTSC game as soon as you're past the game breaking part.
     
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    That won't work for changing the save file it uses. You have to edit the save and the directory it installs to.
     
  7. Apostrophe

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    Original Hamster doesn't need to change the save file. They could either change the save file to be PAL or change the game they're playing to read NTSCU saves. Either way the game breaking bug would be avoided.
     
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    No, because changing the title ID doesn't change where the save file is read/written. I've messed with this stuff quite a bit.
     
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    Ah alright. I was just speaking based on my experience with gamecube saves. I guess the save system isn't as similar as I thought it was.
     
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    Well for one it saves directly to the NAND instead of a memory card.
     
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    Yep JoostinOnline is right changing the game ID is not enough, it will not check your NTSCU save, it needs to be injected in a PAL save bessel.
    Anyway it works, only detail is the save display still being PAL :P, but it's just me being picky.

    I tried edit the ISO itself trying to change the save target that the game search for, but I end creating a dual layered size game XD

    OMG 10mins for Nintendo Direct!!!! <__<
     
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    Mmmm... did you try with the "old" Partition Builder?

    it used to do it . It was used to do custom mario kart games or new super mario bros. (getting a new save game id)

    Well its just an idea...
     
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    I just change the ID with Wii ISO renamer, but it still creates a PAL save, never heard of partition builder, where can I start? :P
     
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    Nice I have both, any not so complex tutorial? I searched for it but the one availables get into complex things like replacing textures, objects, no idea where the save generator is within the ISO.
     
  16. sr_corsario

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    :shy: you have to use "WiiPartitionBinChanger" (in the pack)

    its very "simple", with your experience you will not have any problem :teach:

     
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    Those are the files in the DATA Partition:

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    Now I should extract a .bin file right, but what contains the save game :unsure:, I used to edit VC games, but never touched/created saves, it's completely new for me :P
     
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    Yay! it worked, thanks for the tutorial, it was very simple indeed, now I have the PAL game code in complete NTSCU format XD
    Thank you very much
     
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    :grog: nice to help!
     
  20. JoostinOnline

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    I'm glad to know there is another way, but I still don't understand why you didn't upload the save file. It would have taken me like 1 minute max to change it.