japanese wii channels on USA wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by chaseincats, May 18, 2010.

  1. chaseincats

    chaseincats GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    as it says in the title I am moving to japan at the end of july and was wondering if the television friend channel/damae channel will work on my wii

    any ideas?

  2. dn_angel000

    dn_angel000 Phantom User

    Apr 27, 2010
    United States
    Probably not!! lol However when u move there change ur location on ur Wii then run a System Update there 2 c if u get Japanese updates over US updates u know?? lol I kinda wondered about this theory of mine 4 quite awhile!! lol
  3. simonarturo

    simonarturo Advanced Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    that won't work

    You have to use AnyRegionChanger, but I would reccomend reading it up a bit before trying to mess with the app, as it could potentially brick your wii if you use it incorrectly.

    I'm possitive that there were a couple of tuts about ARG, however, they were for getting a japanese wii to an american system menu, but i'm sure that the process is the same.
  4. Wack0

    Wack0 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Yes, use AnyRegion Changer, and a system menu patch or Gecko OS to play games from the other region.
  5. cearp

    cearp 瓜老外

    May 26, 2008
    i changed my 4.1 pal wii to to a 4.1 ntsc-j wii, it was quite easy, i needed about 3 different programs, but it was before any region changer 4.1 came out, or something, which makes it so that you don't need to downgrade from 4.1 to 3.2 (i think that is right...)
    but yeah don't worry, you can do it, i did it without having bootmii in boot2, so yeah, it's all cool.
    and now my wii is 100% japanese, as far as i can tell, just the sticker at the bottom of the console would give the 'secret' away that it isn't japanese.
    it's not hard to use, don't worry!

    i think you have to downgrade to the japanese wii version, at the bottom of any region changer, and then i think you are set...

    and some channels workout on a different region wii, some don't..
    there is some wiki i think that has the compatibility.
    you can't just 'tell your wii you live in japan, and let it update', it doesn't work with that.
    on a jp wii, you can only set your region to jp.

    good luck, post back if you need help
  6. chaseincats

    chaseincats GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    so basically id have to format my wii to do this/lose all my channels?

    so even though theirs a "region free channels" hack in priiloader it still wouldnt work?