Wad regions

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  1. VashTS
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    VashTS Beat it, son

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    I've been wondering for a long time, what is the deal with WAD regions? I have NTSC-U Wii, can I install a JAP WAD on my system and play it? I know I can enable the region free hack in preloader but do I have to do anything else? I'm mainly scared of bricking. Also, should I make the WAD region free using PC software first or will that even matter considering I have preloader?
     
  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    ive never really looked into it
    but i'd imagine its the same thing

    ive never enable region free channel hack but some ntsc-j wad's works fine [gradius rebirth]
     
  3. VashTS
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    VashTS Beat it, son

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    so i guess there is no risk of a brick? I thought that's where banner bricks come from, out of region wads installed.
     
  4. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    banner bricks come from corrupted wad's
    usually a bad banner size or music file or something.

    always have preloader installed before installing channels!
     
  5. r9delta

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    Never used Region free hacks but generally I just use freethewads on a japanese wad myself before putting it on my wii. If anything though i'd at least install preloader or if nothing else test it out on an emulator like Dolphin.