Tutorial Virtual Console - SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive - Wii VC Injection Tutorial

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Hello, community.
I'd like to share us my Wii VC injection tutorial for SEGA Genesis (SG) / SEGA Mega Drive (SMD) games.

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If you like SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive games as Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures, International Superstar Soccer, Castle of Ilussion Starring Mickey Mouse or others for those game systems, and you want to see in action as Wii VC games, this is the tutorial for you.

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WARNING WARNING WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unproperly following these instructions and/or unproperly packing the 00000000.app file CAN HARD-BRICK YOUR Wii!!!!!! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CREATE CUSTOM Wii VC WADS unless you know what are you doing!!!!!! It's highly recommendable that you have installed in your Wii any brick protection such as BootMii as boot2, or Priiloader!

Here are the steps to inject your game!

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You can download the tools here: https://gbatemp.net/download/all-in-one-wii-vc-injecting-tools-by-saulfabreg.35917/
Uncompress the ZIP file.
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FIRST STEP - TAKING A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR GAME

  1. Get your SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive ROM. Its format must be in .bin or in .smd. Emulate it using Gens or Fusion Emulator.
  2. Take a snapshot of your game. Use Snipping Tool to do it.
  3. Click in 'New' and use the mouse to take it.
  4. Save the snapshot in a folder with the name of the game.

SECOND STEP - INJECTING THE ROM

  1. Open the Wii VC Injecting Tools folder and select the AutoInjectuWAD folder.
  2. Run 'Auto Injectuwad Injector v3.exe' as administrator
  3. In 'Console Mode', select 'Genesis' for SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive injection.
  4. Copy the SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive ROM and paste in the AutoInjectuWAD folder.
  5. Select the SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive Get you WAD to inject. The recommended WAD to inject is Comix Zone and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Copy your WAD to inject and paste in the AutoInjectuWAD folder.
  6. Click 'Refresh' in Pick Rom and Pick Wad.
  7. Select your ROM to inject in 'Pick Rom'.
  8. Select the WAD file you want to inject in 'Pick Wad'
  9. In 'Custom Channel Title', enter the name of the game.
  10. Press the 'Start!' button.
  11. Wait the injection finish...
  12. Close AutoInjectuWAD.

THIRD STEP - EDITING THE VCPic.tpl, IconVCPic.tpl AND banner.brlyt FILES

  1. Now open the CustomizeMii v3.11 folder
  2. Run CustomizeMii.exe as administrator
  3. In Source Wad, select the injected WAD from the 'AutoInjectuWAD' folder.
  4. Click in the 'Title' tab, and delete the translations.
  5. Click in the 'Options' tab, and modify the game ID.
  6. Click in the 'Banner' tab, and select the 'VCPic.tpl' file.
  7. Click in the 'Preview' button
  8. In 'Banner', select again 'VCPic.tpl'
  9. Click in 'Replace', and select 'RGBA8'
  10. Select the screen capture file of your game that you maked in Snipping Tool
  11. Now, in 'Icon', select 'IconVCPic.tpl'
  12. Click again in 'Replace', and select 'RGBA8'
  13. Select the screen capture file of your game again that you maked in Snipping Tool
  14. Close the Preview window
  15. Go to the 'Layout' tab
  16. In 'Banner', select the 'banner.brlyt' file and extract it
  17. Save in the Wii VC Injecting Tools folder
  18. Now open the 'HowardC_Tools' folder
  19. Open the 'VCbrlyt9.0' folder
  20. Run vcbrlyt.exe as administrator
  21. Click in the '...' button to localize the banner.brlyt file
  22. Select the 'banner.brlyt' file that you extracted
  23. Edit the banner.brlyt file as shown:
  • Name: [Game Name]
  • Year: [year that was released the game]
  • Players: [# of allowed players], NO DASHES!!!! (Ex., write '2' for '1-2'
  • Then follow the following steps:
  1. Click in 'Save Changes'
  2. Close the VC brlyt Editor
  3. In CustomizeMii, select again the 'banner.brlyt' file and click in 'Replace'
  4. Select the 'banner.brlyt' file that you edited
  5. Now click in 'Create WAD'
  6. If the 'You changed the brlyt file, but you didn't change the brlan file. Are you sure this is correct?' window shown, select 'Yes' or 'OK'
  7. Save the WAD as '[game_name]_TEST.wad' Example: 'CPROAM_TEST.wad'
  8. Close CustomizeMii
FOURTH STEP - UNPACKING THE EDITED WAD

Now copy and paste the WAD in the 'WADpack_WADunpack' folder
Rename the WAD file as 'in.wad'
Use 'WAD Unpacker.bat'
Click in the randomed-name folder. Here's the files that joins the WAD.

FIFTH STEP - CREATING THE SAVE ICON

  1. Open again the 'HowardC_Tools' folder
  2. Now, in 'HowardC_Tools' folder, click in the 'VCIcon8.0' folder
  3. Run VC_Icon_Gen.exe as administrator
  4. In 'Console', select:
  • For USA, select 'Genesis'
  • For Europe, select 'Mega Drive'
  • For Japan, select 'Mega Drive (Jp)'
  • Then follow the following steps:
  1. In 'Source', select the screen capture photo that you made in Snipping Tool
  2. In 'Dest', select the photo folder
  3. In 'Create', uncheck the options 'Channel Icon' and 'Banner Image'
  4. Click in 'Make Preview' to see the preview of your new save icon
  5. Now click in 'Make' to make the 01.wte, 02.wte, 03.wte, 04.wte, 05.wte, 06.wte and banner.wte files. These files are saved in the photo's folder.
SIXTH STEP - UNPACKING THE 00000005.app, data.ccf AND misc.ccf.zlib FILES

  1. Now go to the 'u8tool10.1' folder and run U8Tool.exe as administrator
  2. In 'Archive File', click in '...' button to localize the file
  3. Select the '00000005.app' file in the
  4. Now cut all the save icon files and paste in the randomed-name folderrandomed-name folder
  5. Then click in 'Extract'
  6. Minimize the U8 Tool
  7. In 'HowardC_Tools' folder, go to the 'ccftool2.0' folder
  8. Run CCF_tool.exe as administrator
  9. In 'Path of File', click in '...' button
  10. Select the 'data.ccf' file that is in the '00000005_app_OUT' folder
  11. Then click in 'Extract'
  12. In 'Path of File', click again in '...' button
  13. Select the 'misc.ccf.zlib' file that is in the '00000005_app_OUT/data_ccf_OUT' folder
  14. Then click in 'Extract'
  15. Minimize the CCF Tool

SEVENTH STEP - INJECTING THE SAVE ICON AND SAVE TITLE

  1. Now go to the following folders:
  • The screen capture folder
  • The '00000005_app_OUT/data_ccf_OUT/misc_ccf_zlib_OUT/' folder
  • Then follow the following steps:
  1. If necessary, rename the 'banner.wte' file to the misc.ccf.zlib's .wte file of the banner. Example: if is a US WAD, rename the 'banner.wte' file of your photo to 'banner_us.wte'
  2. Now copy all the .wte files and paste in the folder 'misc_ccf_zlib_OUT' and in the randomed-name folder
  3. Go to the HowardC_Tools folder, and go to the 'VCSaveInject5.0' folder
  4. Go to 'VCSaveInject4.0' folder
  5. Run vc_save_inject.exe as administrator
  6. In 'Select a Console', select 'Genesis / Mega Drive'
  7. In 'Source Tpl(s)', click in '...'
  8. Select the randomed-name folder that you first copied the WTE files
  9. In 'File to Inject', click in '...'
  10. Select the 'banner.cfg.txt' file that is in the following folders: '/[random_name]/00000005_app_OUT/data_ccf_OUT/misc_ccf_zlib_OUT/'
  11. In 'Save Title(s)', enter the name of the game and click in 'Set ALL'
  12. Click in the 'Inject' button and click in 'Accept' or 'OK' button to close the windows shown
  13. Close the VC Save Icon and Save Title Injector
EIGHTH STEP - PACKING THE misc.ccf.zlib, data.ccf AND 00000005.app FILES

  1. Open again the minimized CCF Tool
  2. In 'Path of File', click in '...' button
  3. Select the 'misc.ccf.zlib' file that is in the '00000005_app_OUT/data_ccf_OUT' folder
  4. Then click in 'Pack'
  5. In 'Path of File', click again in '...' button
  6. Select the 'data.ccf' file that is in the '00000005_app_OUT' folder
  7. Then click in 'Pack'
  8. Close the CCF Tool
  9. Open again the minimized U8 Tool
  10. In 'Archive File', click in '...' button to localize the file
  11. Select the '00000005.app' file in the randomed-name folder
  12. Then click in 'Pack'
  13. Close the U8 Tool

NINETH STEP - PACKING THE INJECTED WAD

  1. Go to the randomed-name folder
  2. Copy all the files (not the folders, just
  3. the files) that are:
  • - The .app files
  • - The .tik file
  • - The .tmd file
  • - The .cert file
  • - The .trailer file
  • - The .wte files
  • Then follow the following steps:
  1. Paste all the files in the 'WADpack_WADunpack' folder
  2. And use 'WAD Packer.bat'
  3. This make a out.wad file
TENTH STEP - USING WADder TO EDIT THE PACKED WAD

  1. Go to the 'WADder_Editor' folder
  2. Run wadder.exe as administrator
  3. In 'WAD to Edit', click in 'Browse'
  4. Select the 'out.wad' file that is in the 'WADpack_WADunpack' folder
  5. Click in the 'Title' tab
  6. In 'All Languages', enter the name of the game
  7. Click in the 'Create WAD!' button
  8. In the 'Banner' tab, select the 'VCPic.tpl' file
  9. Click in 'Preview'
  10. Now click in 'Replace'
  11. Select the screen capture that you made in Snipping Tool
  12. Click again in 'Preview'
  13. Click in the 'Icon' tab
  14. In the 'Icon' tab, select the 'IconVCPic.tpl' file
  15. Click in 'Preview'
  16. Now click in 'Replace'
  17. Select the screen capture that you made in Snipping Tool
  18. Click again in 'Preview'
  19. Then click in 'Continue'
  20. Save your WAD as [game_name].wad Example: C_PROAM_SEGA.wad
  21. OK! Now you injected your game as Wii Virtual Console game, ready to install and use!
INSTALLING YOUR INJECTED WAD:

Remember, you must have installed any brick protection such as BootMii as boot2, or Priiloader BEFORE INSTALLING ANY WAD!!!!!!! For install WADs, you must have the Homebrew Channel installed on your Wii and one of the following homebrew apps:
  • Wii Mod Lite (released by RiiConnect24 bashed on jskyboo's WiiMod)
  • Multi-Mod Manager (released by Wiiwu)
  • YAWMM (Yet Another Wad Manager Mod) (released by Leathl, WiiShizzza and Cwstjdenobs)
  • WAD Manager (released by Waninkoko)
  • Pimp my Wii (released by Attila and distributed by wii-info.fr)
Here's a snapshot of one of my Wii VC SEGA Genesis injections:

AI2ZXg92lh0XZNFWvP_a8FFhlHKcbEz96cebmPMkDJULuLW6f-_0naTJQGt-vhiDlh-d-ox6Qmdqx7CG4ckUs5vnBwNg27ip5dOyKBMYPt3ynxqOEVdyS0c-Opjq7-3ZLgjyZLNipK93ERcxxcbmYtfq2mj0zD-U3EFWOdQV--d_nartQkYQsHkIxy_z7HC3Zfm5vF-3N1a6Un5OJDjYlyr9xkc99Ggcw_q-yPqLhrQcbQc7wlt-veRZUGJjZsc7-gcabWXl0cBQlkrRdo1x8Em-6d0nWNKUlIAgt3esHeToqj54oobuAIcm24GaXgBxdxkHjNcBp4j2EuMo2vG_Uy9sRaZFVati_crGOPn_le1LJ-mBx5PzNCMsAtOJZLljvnvdB3Dz8fou0t1nfHFNKCsFytTrSHu7QHoh5JaddPbXDg1GErQwO0PTmPu5QLC2UODM8J4zvbbuJnoAHdBz2y_N3aulS3n0-gM8ZpiaTUw0fNN-RDfC8klyvjHtT-S62k75bNq4cuLO9RnV-wnfNnCqRtznPCUvfZH8poptdUJnJfj5PS7udhiEFyCcBELaiWIaFx6bGSX-G1A3HAAMXAATkLlJAOk4qkYQkXlNCWptlB1nqxkQsM2gkZjiSJGu8pxwgnj1uip_zQzKC9i2R0vFbfEiJ64sMYUvsTkkYw4UQBCOAJwm4v583WjpdNYKjgoKOOOUav7n4LEebAYqhdLTcA=w779-h422-no

This is the custom save icon and save title that I injected:

KEAv0dMtSYe1oixBbqfEJsxtMeV137F3I0eppOw8s26_uA3t7w-HoN-GR679Ku-PAHc5YOTVEDd0ON4mNEjRbsNqb8tdhWIjfLOzuEYfGEzDkB2EIRdID66jnHP5TX-JvaMhNuLksujGgHUl0RK6Z1DUyQ8pxrpqyjtAVF2dcHGGToqTk5rgSENAupgGAa1F5RGru354HMkFsMX19as0HhdzxOVSK1NLX5RWYwWBhJSVAhX_33z8EQ56wm7dx-KDtCh8MveQWd8UldmjbR-8E9PZXK3h9tUQfMu4SskQabBTlE4qsTAr77nivWivQl5Z7VYbHjSYINfYfpp1zcSOl6rLvRLCVVN64JCuVBTBueI8F1FXP7264v3K2OPYSl-uwZ3ceNQKF9In0cGw4IPnp00p7qr7oMN1AWIQW2bnojRX7xlFDD_eK11PVdDXERsj9_5KjHQzglJpeafbHCU_ga6NxeOq4PXqZ3Zvp7dsLBmPspCY6VhhwGz4rlCMhp5UQFv8AB4-michyovTTSbHyqf8DhuO_EsMynvqpJvir2RDqyqsuHH5FB45lKP9BTcWjCyapH12NSuGRHbd4u_wpVJMhVLEjq7Pu9Ml77p50xpFVdjpoi4ytOhG16RpI983jrdSMSKRfUVCAPOVJpPzDRWR6RhJMQn6uiM9qOELntot3JyggMWOPWW3MSwIu-qwTXPPhZyibl3bM32yXcg_0dEmkQ=w1226-h647-no


Enjoy injecting your SEGA GENESIS / MEGA DRIVE games, and have fun!!! Enjoy! :)

SaulFabre
 
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Very detailed and thorough tutorial. A lot of work for little practical gain, but here's a virtual, non-existent, ethereal cookie because you deserve it.

Too bad there's no batch tool to chew a few roms and spit out configured wads.
Seemed a tool worthy of being developed.

I still love you faithfully, my spaniard friend.
 
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Very detailed and thorough tutorial. A lot of work for little practical gain, but here's a virtual, non-existent, ethereal cookie because you deserve it.

Too bad there's no batch tool to chew a few roms and spit out configured wads.
Seemed a tool worthy of being developed.

I still love you faithfully, my spaniard friend.
Thanks for your reply. When I have time, I'll make a video for this tutorial. OK? :)
 
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Thanks buddy. Just what I'm looking for. So you can save state on these games?
Only by returning to the Wii Menu,you can save a "save state" of the game, that is a suspend point that can be only be used once when you created it. Applies to NES, SNES, GENESIS / MEGA DRIVE, MASTER SYSTEM & TURBOGRAFX / PC ENGINE Virtual Console releases.
 
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Getting the error "customizemii couldn't locate all certs" when I try to load the wad made by Auto Injectuwad Injector v3.exe
I've injected TMNT the hyperstone heist into the Comix zone WAD.
What does this error mean??
 

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Getting the error "customizemii couldn't locate all certs" when I try to load the wad made by Auto Injectuwad Injector v3.exe
I've injected TMNT the hyperstone heist into the Comix zone WAD.
What does this error mean??
You didn't wait until the new WAD file is fully packed correctly, so this error shows in CustomizeMii.
For solve this, inject again your ROM into the WAD, but this time, when the CMD closes, wait 10 seconds before closing Auto InjectuWAD. Then you can edit it with no problem with CustomizeMii. Hope it help you :)
 

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You didn't wait until the new WAD file is fully packed correctly, so this error shows in CustomizeMii.
For solve this, inject again your ROM into the WAD, but this time, when the CMD closes, wait 10 seconds before closing Auto InjectuWAD. Then you can edit it with no problem with CustomizeMii. Hope it help you :)

Ok I'll give that a try later on. Thanks!
 
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I'm trying to make or find a Genesis wad that has the operations manual button removed. I have been using Sonic 3D Blast as my wad to inject into and the games work great. Whenever I replace the 00000004.app file with the one that has it removed, the hashes don't match and the wad will not show as a channel. If one of you have a Genesis WAD with it removed that you can link for me to use as a base that would be awesome. If not, maybe you can help me figure out how to rehash the files so that I can get rid of that error.


Update: I got it working.
 
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I'm trying to make or find a Genesis wad that has the operations manual button removed. I have been using Sonic 3D Blast as my wad to inject into and the games work great. Whenever I replace the 00000004.app file with the one that has it removed, the hashes don't match and the wad will not show as a channel. If one of you have a Genesis WAD with it removed that you can link for me to use as a base that would be awesome. If not, maybe you can help me figure out how to rehash the files so that I can get rid of that error.


Update: I got it working.
Hello, as I told you on Youtube, this manual removal can be done manually in any wad that you use as a base, what you must do is unzip the file 00000004.app, with a tool for example I use "U8Mii" , download these tools and more from the @SaulFabre pack, once you unzip that file you will have the folder 00000004_app_OUT, there will be two folders one called HomeButton2 and HomeButton3, what you must do to eliminate it is to copy all the files from HomeButton2 to the HomeButton3 folder (if you get a warning to replace files, you agree), with that you open the manual, once you have done that, you pack the file 0000004.app again, and then you pack the wad again. and Ready you will have your wad injected without electronic manual. Greetings
 
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Hello, as I told you on Youtube, this manual removal can be done manually in any wad that you use as a base, what you must do is unzip the file 00000004.app, with a tool for example I use "U8Mii" , download these tools and more from the @SaulFabre pack, once you unzip that file you will have the folder 00000004_app_OUT, there will be two folders one called HomeButton2 and HomeButton3, what you must do to eliminate it is to copy all the files from HomeButton2 to the HomeButton3 folder (if you get a warning to replace files, you agree), with that you open the manual, once you have done that, you pack the file 0000004.app again, and then you pack the wad again. and Ready you will have your wad injected without electronic manual. Greetings
Thanks for your great help @Zorg1996

EDIT: @Zorg1996 , i have a problem with HowardC Tools. Do you still have working HC tools? :(
 

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