Totally confused with different topics on running Wads

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Madagasca, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Madagasca

    Madagasca Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Hey all

    I've done some searching and I'm coming across quite a few different posts which contradict each other.

    I've got some ntsc wads which Id like to play on my pal wii. hope you can help with the few q's i have:

    1) will the ntsc wads brick my pal wii?

    2) i've softmodded my wii with the gamma loader (which works great) - but do i need to convert the ntsc wads to pal or simply make them region free to work on my pal wii?

    3) if i need to make them region free - do i use wadpacker or freethewads?

    4) the wads i'm looking to use are injected with snes games (streetfighter ones) - i know bad taste of game but i love it! do the snes ones work?

    cheers all
  2. 20clarky08

    20clarky08 Official Wii Freak

    Oct 29, 2008
    you need to free the wads my son!!!

    free them, let breathe lol

    sozzz lets get serious

    dont install a ntsc wad on your pal wii, you'll get a banner-brick..

    make sure they r made region free using freetheweds.

    and make sure the injected wads have been tested
  3. Madagasca

    Madagasca Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    cheers [​IMG]

    i'll free them as you say - lol

    thanks for the advice and will definitely make sure they've been tested. *pulls out the nfo viewer*
  4. RadioShadow

    RadioShadow GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 30, 2007
    1 - No. You can install any region wad onto your Wii. By default, if you try and play a region WAD that doesn't match the Wii System menu, (US WAD on a PAL Wii), a message will appear saying the Channel can't be used.

    2 & 3 - In order to stop the message about the channel can't be used, you need to region free it. However, in your case, if you try and play a US WAD that has been region free, it may not display the picture or display wrong.

    If you are using a SNES/WiiWare/N64, unpack the WAD and change the NTSC TV modes inside the to PAL60. Can't remeber where I downloaded the tool know. [​IMG]

    TurboGrafix WADs already have the NTSC and PAL60 setting in, you just need to region free.

    NES, you will have to inject the roms into a PAL60 WAD.

    The other WADs you can't change to PAL60 unless you change the Wii's TV mode to NTSC (use Any Region Changer) and this will play all the US/JP WADs (but the PAL ones won't work and some PAL Wii games require gamma to boot). If you go with this option, make sure yout TV supports NTSC.

    4 - Some SNES WAD injects work perfectly while others with glitches. Just beware of injected WADs as they could lead to a brick Wii if it has been modified incorrectly. Make sure the WAD has been tested before installing. The safer option is to inject it yourself although you might want to wait untill I've created an SNES/Genesis Inject Guide (it is in the works) to find out how.
  5. Madagasca

    Madagasca Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Hey RadioShadow

    Thanks for your reply!!!!

    Think I'm getting Street Fighter Fever (before it comes out in Feb)!!! Picked up a DC too so I could play the SF games on that!

    How sad am I?? [​IMG]

    I've got a knack for being a little daring so I'll give it all a shot. Look forward to your guide though. Hope it's coming out soon!