Majora's Mask VC Injection tutorial

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Apr 5, 2009
  1. masamunecyrus
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    Newcomer masamunecyrus Advanced Member

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    I don't have any time to test out new injections and I have Windows Vista which u8tool does not get along with, so I decided to write a tutorial explaining how to inject roms into the new PAL Majora's Mask VC release. You can use this method to inject an NTSC Majora's Mask into the PAL wad and it is fully working, by the way.


    First, you get a copy of Majora's Mask (google it, 4chan's rapidshare board might have it)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Then, you get a copy of freethewads (Google it, it's available on these forums) and region-free it.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Next, download Healthii and either install it or use Universal Extractor. You basically want all of the tools that come with Healthii -- wadpacker, wadunpacker, Howard C's u8tool, etc... Now you unpack the Majora's Mask wad.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Next, use u8tool to extract the 00000005.app.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now you should have a folder called 00000005_app_out and inside should be a bunch of files. We're looking at a file called, "romc".
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Download jurai's VC romc Compressor/Decompressor and run it on the rom you want to inject. Basically you want to do the command romc e rom.z64 romc.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now you have a romc file from your original input rom.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Paste the romc file into your 00000005_app_out folder, overwriting the older romc file
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Open up Howard C's u8tool and select 00000005.app, again, but this time press Pack.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now re-pack the wad using wadpacker.exe.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now you should have your working wad of a ROM injected into Majora's Mask ready to install on your Wii!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Note: Mystical Ninja doesn't work. [​IMG]

    Also note: Please add your findings to the VCInjections Compatibility List Wiki!
     


  2. CronoÓ

    Newcomer CronoÓ Newbie

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    Mystical Ninja.. [​IMG]

    You read my mind.
     
  3. dinofan01

    Member dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Is there any benefit from using the majora mask wad then any other 64 wad?
     
  4. wolffangalchemist

    Member wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    anyone tried Conker's BFD?
    would love to play that!
    maybe the new wii64 wasn't a April fools day joke.
    well it did require the expansion pack for the N64.
     
  5. Cokeman999

    Newcomer Cokeman999 Advanced Member

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    Does majora's mask really work?
    also, is this compatible with the NTSC wad?
    I've tried this method before with the NTSC wad and ROM and I failed.
     
  6. Gamemaster1379

    Member Gamemaster1379 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    When it comes to N64 WADs, each game has an emulator built specifically for the game. Each one is unique, especially Majora's Mask as the game itself originally needed the expansion pack. Several ROMs previously injected into N64 WADs required the expansion pack, and since all WADs before this LACKED that, they failed. It's still a mystery to see which will work now though. It's a whole new playing field
     
  7. vettacossx

    Member vettacossx Wii Theme Team Founder

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    Can i get a PM of this when its ready any region will do i will run free the wads on it if need be (got preloader as well so) but i would like to spend a few hours experimenting with this new wad [​IMG] thanks in advanced ether way [​IMG]

    here is a lil wiki on VC injection Compats ;)using just Auto Injectuwad [​IMG]

    http://vettacossx.wordpress.com/about/

    known working...some to add to your wiki [​IMG]
    Injected ROM Region Virtual Console ROM
    Aerofighter’s Assault PAL Sin and Punishment
    Aerofighter’s Assault PAL Sin and Punishment
    AeroGauge (for example i did not see this on wiki) NTSC Sin and Punishment
    Blades of Steel 99 NTSC Pokémon League
    Blues Brothers 2000 NTSC Pokémon League
    Bomberman64 Second Attack! PAL Sin and Punishment
    Bomberman Hero. NTSC Pokemon Snap
    Bottom of the Ninth NTSC Pokemon League
    Mace: The dark ages PAL Pokemon Snap
    Mario Kart 64 NTSC Cruisn USA
    Pilot Wings 64 NTSC and RF Sin and Punishment, Kirby 64 Crystal Shards
    Rampage World Tour NTSC Pokemon Snap
    Super Smash Bros. NTSC & PAL Sin and Punishment
    Super Peach 64 (SM64 Hack) PAL Zelda OoT (T64 files removed. I think they interfere with the games…)
    Zelda - Ocarina of Time, Master Quest (E) NTSC and PAL? Ocarina of Time
    Zelda - Ocarina of Time, Master Quest (U)(Ita trans) PAL Sin and Punishment
    Zelda - Ocarina of Time (v1.0) (U)[Spa trans 2.0] NTSC Sin & Punishment
    Zelda - Ocarina of Time (U)(v1.0) PAL Sin and Punishment

    AND SOON YET ANOTHER ZELDA MAJORAS MASK BY THE LOOKS OF IT [​IMG]
     
  8. masamunecyrus
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    I did this at my friend's house with Windows 7 and I got an NTSC Majora's Mask working fine. I have Vista here and u8tool doesn't extract with Vista, so I had to use u8extr. That seemed to work out, but when I repack the wad, all I can get is a #307 data corruption error.

    Nevertheless, this did work on Windows 7, so I suspect it also works on XP.
     
  9. Tanas

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    Has anyone been able to get the NTSC version of Super Mario Kart thats been injected into Donkey Kong Country 2 working on their PAL machine? I've set it to PAL using Freethewads but still no luck.
     
  10. masamunecyrus
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    Why don't we merge that with GBAtemp's wiki? It'd be nice to have a central list of inject compatibilities that is up-to-date that anyone can add to.
     
  11. vettacossx

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    go ahead bro my blog is just a place i copy and paste info that i deem valuable not the traditional blogg feel free to use whatever you find infact if you look you may be surprised to find some OLD files that cannot be found anylonger anywhere else thats all i really want to say [​IMG] but yeah no sourcing needed feel free bro I would love to source that wad just so i can use injectuwad with it [​IMG]

    heres the source:
    http://wiihack.drewblaisdell.com/index.php...sole_injections

    as you can see the site is gone ...BTW if you right click and view the property of any DL on my blog you can copy and paste the link to a live file from a dead site?! curious huh lol..... http://vettacossx.wordpress.com/wii-sd-hac...rehouse-update/ as you can see its a place for me to source the things i find interesting in the scene [​IMG]
     
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    Guessing Banjo Kazzoie doenst work?
     
  13. masamunecyrus
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    Alright, I got a hold of a Windows XP computer and have confirmed these to NOT

    Banjo-Kazooie
    Goldeneye
    Perfect Dark
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Mario Party 1
    Ogre Battle
    Mischief Makers


    All of them freeze either at the "You need a classic controller" screen or at the N64 logo. Mischief Makers, however, makes it to the title screen, but freezes when you press start.
     
  14. Bladexdsl

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    does it work on dk64?
     
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    has anyone tried Jet Force Gemini yet?
     
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    Been trying it get this to work for half an hour and no luck, every time i try jurai romc decompresser i get "could not access file rom.z64". some plz help me
     
  17. fgsfdsyo

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    Everytime I try to repack I get

    open (get_size) title.cert: No such file or directory

    Any help?
     
  18. fgsfdsyo

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    [edit] I found the err in my ways, I was using a different wadpacker than masa.
    Worked perfectly.
    Thanks for the instructions.
     
  19. masamunecyrus
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    I have Vista and (though I haven't tried booting in Safe Mode) HowardC's u8tool doesn't work. I tried using a different tool (u8extr.exe) which did in fact work, but after the whole process was done and I installed the wad and tried to run the VC game, it just gave me data corruption errors. Nevertheless, if you use the tools I posted the instructions for on Windows XP or Windows 7 (or maybe Windows Vista in safe mode, but I haven't tested it), it should work.
     
  20. fgsfdsyo

    Member fgsfdsyo GBAtemp Regular

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    I was using the wadpacker and wadunpacker from the "New VC Injector."
    I had healthii installed but I didn't think of using those files until that error kept on pestering me from completion.
    kekeke, I ended up making the NTSC version of Super Smash Bros; with improved controls.

    The Japanese VC release of Super Smash Bros made the the controls similar to melee/brawl in that D-Pad is to taunt and Z is to grab.
    The Paradox injection of Super Smash Bros had Z as taunt and R was the grab button.

    Using this technique, injecting the NTSC version now enables these "better" controls without region differences.
    They never really bothered me, but pestered my friends.

    Many thanks Masa + WiiBlaster.
     

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