Softmodding a 2.0J without using Twilight Princess?

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  1. xheezy04
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    As the title says - I have a 2.0J Wii and tried bannerbomb and used every variation only to find out it doesn't work on 2.x.
    Trying to find a Japanese Twilight Princess but it freakin' costs a lot and you have to import it.

    Is there another method for soft modding a 2.xJ Wii other than using Twilight Princess?
    Also, i'm assuming if I did a system update for the 2.0J it would jump straight to 4.3J which if i'm not mistaken isn't hackable yet. Is there a way for me to update to 3.0-4.1J?
     


  2. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    you would have to update via disc to a system menu that banner bomb works with.
     
  3. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    +1, this is the only way (without using the twilight hack)
     
  4. xheezy04
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    Yeah... I figured that's the only way.. which means I really do need to import Japanese games.
    I was googling earlier for games that update the system menu to 3.0-4.1 but I'm really failing right now.. Any help? Also, slightly on topic anyone know where to buy these games for cheap?
     
  5. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    well, any game with an update should be fine (since the 4.3 update is not on ANY disc... yet)

    I know new super mario bros wii has either the 4.1 or 4.2 update on it (and its a great game, one very worth buying)

    not sure where u can buy these games for cheap... (maybe Japan, lol, jks jks)
     
  6. Krestent

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    The best prices I found for Japanese games was at Play-asia.
     
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    First place i've looked is play asia and their copy of Twilight Princess J costs $72 lol

    Still trying to search for lists of games that have updates in them. I'm sure Brawl has a disc update but i'm now trying to search for cheaper japanese games that have a disc update
     
  8. nicksasa

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    smash stack & lego indiana jones still works in 4.3
     
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    I'm pretty sure that smash stack only works for US Wiis.. Can't find any infor if indiana pwns works on japanese wiis tho
     
  10. nicksasa

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    indiana pwns has a J savegame so it should work
     
  11. FenrirWolf

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    From what I hear, the J savegame exists since you just have to change some stuff in a U or E savegame around for it to work on Japanese consoles. However, there is no actual NTSC-J release of LEGO Indiana Jones.

    Anyway, have you tried running Bannerbomb on your 2.0 console for the heck of it? I don't know how much it's been tested on 2.x, if at all. I don't think it would hurt to give it a shot.
     
  12. nicksasa

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    He could try but on bannerbomb site it clearly says
    Tho it might work
     
  13. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    Does that answer your question. [​IMG]
     
  14. FenrirWolf

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    Yes, that does. Guess I read too quickly.
     
  15. g4jek8j54

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    Yeah, I don't believe that there is a JAP version of LEGO Indiana Jones.

    I don't know if this would work or not, but you could try buying a version of the Wii Freeloader, and try running a PAL or NTSC version of Twilight Princess through that. I don't know if that would allow you to run a Twilight Hack save from a different region or not. The Freeloader also does not work on 3.3 or higher, though.
     
  16. nicksasa

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    i think the only option you have is to buy a game that has 3.X or 4.X (exept 4.3) on it
     
  17. xheezy04
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    so far options are:
    -Buy Japanese Twilight Princess and perform Twilight Hack or
    -Buy Japnese game with 3.xJ or 4.0-4.2J Disc update and use Banner bomb

    In theory might work
    -Get Freeloader JAP edition and use Twilight hack or Indiana Pwns or Smash Stack..

    lol, I wish I knew someone with a Japanese Wii and borrow a couple of games
     
  18. nicksasa

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    just buy the cheapest game you can find with 3.X or 4.X, will be cheaper then zelda (if that's really $70)
     
  19. happydance

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    just borrows a friends wii with a modchip update it to 3.2 then banner bomb.

    i did this a few week ago for my brother in law who came back from japan.

    i just remove my drive with modchip, put it in his wiiand plug my SSBB us retail disc and update, i did't mind the semi brick since i know it can install bootmii in boot2 and i can still run banner bomb and region change later

    anybody know what update does the japanese resident evil and pokemon battle revolution retail disc?
     
  20. Namster

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    Looks like I'm not the only one stuck with a Japanese Wii. Only difference is, I'm living in Japan, so no problem finding cheap used Japanese games here! [​IMG]

    I accidentally upgraded my friend's virgin 4.1J to 4.3J (yeah, stupid me clicking ?? "YES" through the menus and not reading the Japanese). [​IMG]

    I guess I'm SOL for the time being?