Possible to change softmodded Japanese System Menu to English?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Celcius, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Celcius

    Celcius Newbie

    Apr 18, 2014
    Is it possible to change all the system menu's to English instead of Japanese on a Softmodded Japanese Wii?

    I tried with WiiMod 3.2 to download the United States 4.3 dashboard, and that worked, however everything was still in Japanese. Anyone had any success changing their system menu to English on a Japanese console?
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    You've changed the system menu region, but not the settings region...
    Region changing is not recommended however you can use AnyRegion Changer to change the settings region.
  3. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Keep in mind some games, mostly Gamecube, have compatibility issues if they don't think they're running on a Japanese console.
  4. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 17, 2008
    Gambia, The
    There should be a way around that. Everytime you boot a gamecube game from the disc channel, the gamecube specific settings on the Wii get updated(SRAM). If you boot gamecube games with NeoGamma, Gecko OS, DIOS MIOS or Devolution, those settings are not touched.

    So if you have a japanese Wii and want to keep playing japanese gamecube games, boot one of them from the disc channel, while the system menu is still japanese. And then only use loaders to boot gamecube games. Which system menu is installed doesn't matter in this case. But if you boot one gamecube in a US or EU system menu's disc channel just once, some(many?) japanese gamecube games will stop working.

    Well, i'm not 100% sure if booting a wii game from the disc channel will also overwrite those settings. This can be tested by changing the system menu language and booting gamecube games. Some games just take the language setting from SRAM and don't allow you to change it. With this you can see what actions update the SRAM, and which do not.
  5. flo

    flo GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    I'm trying to change the language to English on a 4.3J console , would it be enough to change the first option to English ( Language Setting ) ? It doesnt give a mismatch error

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  6. chibiwings

    chibiwings Newbie

    Sep 3, 2014
    I tried changing my Japan Nintendo wii to English. using the Any region Changer. Everything changed to English. I haven't tested playing Gamedisc from US since my DVD drive is busted I think. I only tried games via Nintendont & Configurable USB loader so far games works both from GC & Wii
  7. bbking26

    bbking26 Newbie

    Oct 31, 2015
    Do you remember the setting since it 's 2 years ago because I have Japan wii need to change menu language too.
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