Modern Warfare 3 NTSC game and no Update? Check here!

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  1. Veristical Blaze
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    Hello everybody!

    As some people might have noticed already, if you play Modern Warfare 3 NTSC version on a PAL Wii you won't receive the recent update.
    Well, there is a fix!

    Last night I found out how to do it, it's quite simple actually:

    What you need:
    1. First, you'll need to extract your NTSC save with Savegame Manager GX to the default folder
    2. Next, shut off your Wii and put the SD in your computer
    3. Open index.sgmgx with Hex Editor Neo from the SD:\savegames\00010000534d3845 folder
    4. Press Ctrl-H and type in "Find what:" 534d3845 and in "Replace with:" 534d3850
    5. Replace everything(might need to do one by one because the free version doesn't allow replacing all at once)
    6. Save the file and close Neo
    7. Next, rename the "00010000534d3845" folder in your SD to 00010000534d3850
    8. Put the SD back in the Wii and start up your Wii
    9. Start up you Modern Warfare 3 PAL version and create a save, and type in some random profile name
    10. Go back to Homebrew Channel and start Savegame Manager GX
    11. Savegame Manager should have opened up the folder with the correct save in it, click on this save and select install -> ok and let it run
    12. Start up your MW3 Pal version, let it update and enjoy!

    Peace out!
    VB
     
  2. satanishere

    satanishere Advanced Member

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    what about an NTSC-J wii running an NTSC-U version of the game?
     
  3. Veristical Blaze
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    I have no idea, it might work. I can only confirm it working on a PAL Wii(couple of friends of mine made it working too on a PAL) It might work on your NTSC-J Wii with the PAL game. Since I didn't do any outrageous things it should work I guess, and if you backup your saves you can always try ;)
     
  4. kcruza95

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    has anyone confirmed that this works? because im level 52 in my ntsc save game(running on pal wii), but only 21 on my pal and i dont wanna level up again

    EDIT: just tried it and it does work after a couple hitches

    just a warning, if you have like 2 profiles in ntsc make 2 random profiles in pal before you install the converted save game or delete one of the profiles first in ntsc and just create one random profile like what i did, or you get a corrupted save data.
     
  5. bazthelad

    bazthelad Newbie

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    works. thanks very muck. +1
     
  6. G0dLiKe

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    nice. confirmed working on a PAL wii regionchanged to NTSC-J running the NTSC-U version of the game. heh
     
  7. grimpuffer

    grimpuffer Newbie

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    I mistakenly clicked no on the update pop up thinking it might mess up my soft-modded Wii . Now I want the patch but it never prompted me for it after the first time.I have a a US copy on a US Wii.
     
  8. gilkzxc

    gilkzxc Newbie

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    my problem the same just from the start i played on pal verision