Homebrew Planning to convert my JP Wiikey Wii to US ver.

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I just realise we can convert our Wii to different region, but would like to have more info before i go forward with the conversion:

1.Is there any disadvantage for changing a Wiikeyed 3.2J Wii to US 3.2U/3.3U/4.0U? Does the system format the whole wii or just convert to US?

2.Will the Japanese Channels I downloaded still there, or will be removed/changed to US channels? Will I be able to access them if they remain?

3.Will I be accessing US contents or still Japan? Will I be getting US weather/wiichannel/wiistore and spending USD or still using Japanese content?

4.Will my save games be wiped out after the conversion?

5.Current latest firmware is 4.0U, will it cause any problem if i update to 3.3U or 4.0U? Is it possible to just upgrade till 3.2U via wi-fi?


I have twilight hack installed and working, I found a few step by step conversion process but hope someone here could post a detailed step by step, like which software is best to do the job, i.e regionchanger etc.
 

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Use Anyregionchanger, it's simple.
Then your Wii will be completely US, however don't forget do download an US config disc for your wiikey and use it.
 

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Managed to convert to 3.2U, however I when i enter News Channel, Everybody Votes, Weather channels it shows a black screen saying this channel cannot be used.

I did not remove any of the original Japan Channels before i convert. Anyway to make them usable?
 

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I installed preloader 0.29 but can't find enable region free channels, only:

replace health warning
region free wii games
skip disc update check

I'm still on 3.2U. According to Wiibrew v3.2U only has the 3 hacks above while v4.0U has more hacks.


Also noticed after conversion, my gamecube memory cards cannot be read and needs to be formatted, but before conversion i already formatted the cards to USA as I played US Gamecube games on it. Anyway other than formatting as I have gamesaves on them.


Also trying to install patchmii for mplayer & dvdx but when i load it stuck at: Patchmii version 0.1. By bushing... am on Wiikey 1.
 

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You need to the hack.ini with the region free channel hack included. There is also a hacks.ini generator program that will create the hacks.ini for you. I used to have it but I can't seem to locate it at the moment.
 

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I already installed preloader & have the hack.ini

But I'm on 3.2U I read the hacks available but seems Region Free Channel is only available on 4.0U, 3.2U only has 3 hacks by default.

Also how to get the patchmii, dvdx & mplayer to work correctly? I used CIOS patchmii seems when i installed dvdx it says patchmii not installed, while the original patchmii just gets stuck at patchmii v0.2 by xxx screen.
 

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