Out-of-Region Wii games in Wii Mode

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Kozuki, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Kozuki
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    Hi all. Long time reader and first time poster here.

    I read over on another site that the Wii to Wii U system transfer will transfer all game saves irrespective of region. Most interestingly, the user reported that the game saves were displayed with the correct names. I've found, when running Japanese games on my PAL Wii, that my PAL Wii does not support Japanese characters.

    Therefore, I'm hesitantly optimistic that the Wii U's Wii Mode is region-free. Does anyone have an out-of-region (original) Wii game that they can test in their Wii U?

    If so, does it work? Do results vary if you already have a save file for that game on your system (via system transfer)? And, just in case, does the old disc-swap trick work for Wii games in Wii U mode?

    Thanks!

    (For the record, I'm interested because I have a lot of original NTSC-U games, and my copy of Brawl is NTSC-U. If I had a PAL Brawl, I'd simply Smash Stack --> Gecko OS --> play my NTSC-U games.)
     
  2. kongsnutz

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    I wish to know if the Smashstack > GeckoOS > region free wii game works also.
    I get my Wii U next friday but I do not have any NTSC Wii games, Ebay will help me and then I'll help you. hahaha

    Just to be clear, I'm talking 100% original games only and do not plan on hacking Wii U for piracy.
     
  3. 9thSage

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    I have Japanese Tales of Graces disc that does not work. Might as well try GeckoOS... I wouldn't hold your breath though.
     
  4. 9thSage

    9thSage GBAtemp Fan

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    I didn't expect it to work, but I'm not sure why...since it does seem to work.
     
  5. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    wat do you mean?
     
  6. HorreC

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    It sounds like he was surprised to see it work with no issues. N might have done the best thing for us, allowed out of region on the wii :)
     
  7. 9thSage

    9thSage GBAtemp Fan

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    Yeah, I just wasn't expecting it to work, that's all.
     
  8. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    I'm still alittle confused, so out of region wii games work without geckoOS?
     
  9. 9thSage

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    What? No. If it's something that wouldn't work on a regular Wii it's not likely to work on the WiiU's version of a Wii. What I was surprised about was GeckoOS working with no problems. I thought perhaps they'd change something that would prevent it from working, but it does in fact work.
     
  10. Supercool330

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    Any homebrew that doesn't rely on using a patched IOS or any of the prior IOS exploits should work just fine. Also, while the Wii blocks games based on region, you can put saves from any region on it just fine, so I would assume they would system transfer just fine. If they didn't, you could always copy them to SD and then to the Wii U vWii (unless they are copy protected).
     
  11. kongsnutz

    kongsnutz QuickTimeEvent

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    Well I get my USA Wii U on Tues/Wed so I will try PAL games from Wii on it and then let you guys know.

    If PAL on NTSC works then NTSC on PAL should.

    SmashStack > WiiXplorer > Gecko OS > Region Free Wii Games = Profit haha

    My only question is since I've been out of the Wii scene for a long time (For obvious reasons) is, is there any fixed SBB discs that ST doesn't work on?