[Release] Spiik - Region & language changer

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by ::Phoenix::, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Felek666

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    Not a good idea. if game uses different MCP hook for language then it will probably freeze or crash whole Wii U.
    Maybe if @OP makes even better code then somebody would implement it into Mocha CFW, but for now launching System Settings, and various system apps+games result in a instant crash.
     


  2. tunip3

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    i havent experienced any bugs like that with region hax
     
  3. Felek666

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    This homebrew =/= regionhax
     
  4. Mizo

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    Sadly it freezes when I try other apps like Friend list or eshop.
     
  5. Marko76

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    Thats a terrible idea as a good few noobs semi bricked/bricked their Wiiu's using region hax. Did you not read all the problems people had in the region hax thread.
     
  6. pelago

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    Many thanks for this homebrew, and for making it open-source, @::Phoenix:: , and I'm glad to read it works with NES Remix Pack (USA game on EUR console). Would it work with Wii VC games, like Pikmin, for which the USA version doesn't work on a EUR console?

    Would it be possible to integrate this into a CFW, e.g. Haxchi or CBHC, to save the step of having to run the homebrew first?
     
  7. Felek666

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    No since vWii VC leaves Wii U menu.
     
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  8. felixthecat1970

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    hello, i test star fox japanese version on wiiu usa version, voices cut off the first 2 seconds in each sentence spoken, same happen without using the app.. :(
     
  9. smile72

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    I tested a few games with this too on a Japanese Wii U.

    Most worked however Kirby and the Rainbow Curse along with Pikmin 3 didn't work both remained in Japanese.Otherwise everything worked fine.
     
  10. Marko76

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    That is obviously going to happen as friend list/eshop and all the other system apps are for your region and as spiik temporary changes the region they won't load.
     
  11. Felek666

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    Expect for Miiverse.
     
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  12. Onanghy

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    TEST:

    Angry Birds Trilogy (EUR) not working, i applied mocha CFW first then spiik app and nothing happens.... Language English not Spanish, my wii u is USA (5.5.1)..

    Regards....
     
  13. aplumafreak500

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    Can confirm: Pikmin 3 Japanese version simply runs in English on NTSC-U console without any patches (apart from CHBC, etc).

    Now to try this the other way (NTSC-U or PAL Pikmin 3 running in Japanese lol)
     
  14. pudink

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    Hello, i have a question if you don't mind.

    i am running iosu hack.
    Afaik it doesnt allow region free gaming.
    So if i use this and download a game from another region will it work?

    Or to have region free gaming, will i have to use another cfw?

    Thanks
     
  15. ::Phoenix::
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    You will need region free patches from a custom firmware, otherwise the Wii U will not even run the game. My app has only kernel privileges and cannot enable region free launching on its own.
     
  16. RazFromRo

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    language?
     
  17. sgakensymd

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    NTSC version of Mario Super Sluggers (Wii VC title running from Wii U) does not work on a PAL Wii U.
    I used Spiik to change the region to USA (language set to english) and then ran the VC game from the Wii U main menu. Goes straight to black screen. Doesn't work.
     
  18. Marko76

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    Spiik will not work as it only works in wiiu mode when you boot a wii VC title the game loads into a custom vWii and clears all wiiu code out of the memory so spiik is cleared out before the game loads and as spiik is removed from memory it obviously won't work lol. For that very reason any wiiu homebrew will not work once you load vWii.
     
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