Pokemon White Region Lock

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  1. whiteboyshaun
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    Hi I just wanted to see if anyone else has heard anything on this or not. The BJs in my area put out pokemon white and black games over the weekend and I was able to pick one up. I keep reading the game is supposed to be region locked but I can play it on my LL just fine. Does the game just not have the DSi enhanced features enabled this way?
     
  2. YayMii

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    Easy way to check if you're in DSi mode: Get the C-Gear in-game. Look at the battery meter on the C-Gear. If there's 4 bars in total, you're in DSi mode. If there's 2 bars, then you're in DS mode.

    Though I'm pretty sure that the region lock is supposed to prevent you from playing at all [​IMG]
     
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    I have 2 bars on it. I was suprised it worked too. Im waiting on a housing for my xl to come in so I figured id try it and so far i havent had any issues. If you try an import version on an american console does it give you the power off message?
     
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    It doesn't appear in the DSi menu.

    So basically, you have an english white and it loads fine on your japanese xl?
     
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    it's definitely region free
    it works just fine on a japanese dsi
     
  6. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    The Japanese version was completely region-locked, and gave an error on non-Japanese DSis.

    So I guess Nintendo's lessening the amount of region-locking due to the massive uproar about the 3DS, since you can still play the game, but without the DSi features.
     
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    There's no point region locking the english versions really. Once they come out, all languages are out. Only benefit is to region lock the version of the game that comes out first.
     
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    okay download minecraft
     
  9. feidhlim1986

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    [​IMG] Is your comment directed at me?
     
  10. Dreamboy21

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    i've read somewhere before that enhance dsi roms are region free, only dsiware games are region lock