question about playing pal games on my wii

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  1. kaitlin459
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    hello i soft modded my wii with wiimod my question is if i buy a pal game from say amazon or ebay can i run pal games on my ntsc usa wii or do i need to region mod it sorry if this topic is not allowed
     
  2. Gabelvampir

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    You can play PAL games on a NTSC Wii with softmods, but depending on the game you will need a TV that understands PAL signals. Some PAL games (like Pikmin 2) don't have NTSC video data and can only be played in PAL 50 or 60 Hz mode.
     
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    thanks
     
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    Gabelvampir Free Mars!

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    Oh by the way, the only thing that should happen if your TV does not work with PAL is the picture being black and white. At least it was for me playing a NTSC game on a PAL TV.
     
  5. Lumstar

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    Yeah for a while PAL TVs were superior to US.
     
  6. grossaffe

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    I had the same issue when I played a PAL game on an old CRT NTSC TV through composite. When I play on my HDTV through component, all is good.
     
  7. kumpandjill

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    don't be too afraid of the tv compatibility. i've never ran into it and i've played dozens of pal games over the years.
     
  8. OneUp

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    All you should need is Gecko OS with force NTSC and VidTV patches on.