Region free Wii games problem (Preloader 0.29 on 4.0U)

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  1. darkvoid
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    On a updated Wii with System Menu 4.0U (417), Preloader 0.29 and cIOSCORP wads installed I am unable to get the region free wii games patch to work correctly.

    Symptoms:
    • NTSC original and NTSC backups play correctly from the disc channel
    • PAL original and PAL backups play only through Wiigators 0.3g backup loader, disc channel is unable to recognize the disc.
    I would expect that the "Region free Wii games" patch in Preloader 0.29 should allow PAL originals and backups to load correctly through the disc channel.
    However enabling or disabling the patch changes nothing.

    On Wiibrew.org (old page version) the hacks.ini for USA 4.0 contains the following code for "Region free Wii games":

    [Region free Wii games]
    version=417
    offset=0x8137D63C,8137F40C
    value=0x38000001,38600001

    For some reason on the secondary values the hexidecimal prefix of "0x" is missing, but even after adding that the "Region free Wii games" hack does not seem to work as expected.

    Wiibrew.org (current version)

    [Region free Wii games]
    version=417
    offset=0x8137D63C,0x8137F40C
    value=0x38000001,0x38600001

    Has anyone gotten the "Region free Wii games" hack to work correctly on 4.0U? Or am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. Fulgore

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    I don't think anyone has. Or if they have, they're keeping it a secret.
     
  3. darkvoid
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    If either the Starpatch or Preloader region free hacks on 4.0E work correctly, then it should be possible to replicate it to 4.0U.

    Can anyone confirm this working through Starpatch or Preloader on EUR (4.0)?
     
  4. NakedFaerie

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    Nope. Same problem on 4.0E upgraded with custom fw from 3.2E

    In 3.2E I could play NTSC games direct from disc channel now those games dont work in 4.0E with Preloader .29.

    I'm also after the unlock for saves in preloader .29 PAL. It's available for NTSC but I cant find the PAL version.
     
  5. darkvoid
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    Is that not the "Remove NoCopy Protection"? That one is listed for 4.0E and 4.0U on Wiibrew.org
     
  6. smackpirate

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    Also having this problem, so I'm bumping this thread rather than creating a new onne

    Anybody?
     
  7. noobwarrior7

    noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ARCmod05a had extensive and enhanced patches to the system menu that allowed for the only true region free backup play from the sysmenu on a 3.2 softmod.

    these patches have not been reproduced in any form, and certainly not for 4.0

    oddly enough, the source is readily available, so why the full extent of the patches has not been explored/extrapolated is beyond me.

    ARCmod05a was put together by QLeap.
     
  8. darkvoid
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    I have obtained the app files for system menus 3.2 and 4.0, both USA (289) and EUR (290). I'll see what ARCmod05a does and if that can be replicated properly to 4.0U (417) and 4.0E (418).
    I've got an IDA disassembly dump, but I cannot find Sir_Kane's SEL loader anywhere, as mentioned on Wiibrew.org, having that might speed up the process.

    Any link to a copy of ARCmod05a or any other patch which works on 3.2x? For example does Preloader region free work on 3.2x?
     
  9. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i think that the enhanced region free mod of ARCmod5a is the only one that evr worked

    good luck on porting/applying it to 4.0


    i'll be waiting for it
     
  10. darkvoid
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    Ok, I got the Any Region Changer 1.1b Mod 05 sources. As soon as I get some time I will check what can be done.

    A quick peek indeed shows the Any Region Changer patches in the decrypted 3.2U (289) menu.
    Once disassembled it will be possible to tell if the checks remained mostly the same and can be re-applied to 4.0U (417)
     
  11. Servdogg

    Servdogg GBAtemp Regular

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    I don't know what ARCmod5a is, but I do know that full region free disc channel loading is possible on 3.2 with Any Region Changer (and Starfall type hacks installed), CIOScorp, and preloader installed.
     
  12. CIJC

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    ummm.... Im on 4.0E. I have region free working in preloader 0.9 :S

    i was playing guitar hero metallica (ntsc) from the disk channel yesterday (im PAL)


    EDIT: got my hacks.ini from THIS THREAD: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=147
     
  13. darkvoid
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    Please try by loading up an out of region game with only that hack enabled. It might be that the "Force Disc Region" hack is already needed.
    Can you let me know which hacks need to be enabled for out of region games to work from the disc channel?
     
  14. tottoritoro

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    *bump*

    I'm looking for the answer to this problem too. I have 4.0U (hacked w/ CIOSCORP) and am looking to play Japanese retail games.
     
  15. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    the patch value from ARC1.1_mod5 was tested as a patch for preloader, but it never worked, the only way to do this, is to completely port ARC1.1_mod5 to FW's 4.0, good luck guys..!! [​IMG]
     
  16. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    theres already the code in there, search through darkvoid's topics