Why FW 4.2 breaks region free for modchips?

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  1. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Hi there,

    Yesterday, by pure luck, I read a post somewhere talking about this. Then, actively searching for it, I've found other posts too saying "are you sure you are not in 4.2?" (to somebody who was complaining about a region free game), but I couldn't find anywhere as to why whis happens! Not even WiiBrew mention anything of this under the System Menu 4.2 entry, although Marcan mentioned it in his new app TinyLoader.

    Anyway... I'm still on 4.1 and also using a Wiinja modchip. Can you explain me why this new update breaks the region free in the modchips? Does it add a new check when running games or why is it?

    Thanks in advance guys
     


  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    the system menu itself has different offsets for region free gaming that hasn't been cracked yet.

    thats why 4.2 cannot do region free gaming.
     
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    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    ooh i did not see that one coming.

    someone should port it to U and J regions [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, and this one actually works [​IMG]? Maybe I can now install the 4.2 Menu finally...

    Btw, if anyone wants to port, but don't know how, here's a Tut: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=168...rting+Preloader

    Remember: A wrong port has a Brick-Chance...
     
  6. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Im still waiting for Startpatch 4.2 to include a region free code.
     
  7. Dan_Aykroyd
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    And that would make them work with modchips or only with software backup loaders? (such as NeoGamma)?
     
  8. Thomas83Lin

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    has this been added to startpatch yet, if not i can add it if needed, and is it confirmed working?
     
  9. bula

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    Here you go:

    [Disable 4.2 disc region checks]
    version=482
    offset=0x8137DC90,0x8137E4E4
    value=0x4800001C,0x60000000


    [Disable 4.2 disc region checks]
    version=481
    offset=0x8137DBE8,0x8137E43C
    value=0x4800001C,0x60000000

    [Disable 4.2 disc region checks]
    version=480
    offset=0x8137D09C,0x8137D8F0
    value=0x4800001C,0x60000000

    I can not try it as I am on 4.1U but if it works, offset should be OK as I did a verification on porting Region Free Channels from 4.2E to 4.2U (see bellow) and it ckecked 100% with one here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Preloader/hacks#EUR_4.2:

    [Region Free Channels]
    version=482
    offset=0x8152DB84,0x81531030,0x8152E06C,0x813B69A8
    value=0x60000000,0x4E800020,0x38000001,0x48000028


    [Region Free Channels]
    version=481
    offset=0x8152DA88,0x81530F34,0x8152DF70,0x813B68AC
    value=0x60000000,0x4E800020,0x38000001,0x48000028
     
  10. Thomas83Lin

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    on your usa i got 8137DBE8 your second line is correct though can you check that
     
  11. bula

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    You are right...that is what happend when kids do not leve you alone...LOL Corrected for 4.2U and 4.2J.
     
  12. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Wow, awesome! Can this be added to StarPatch 4.2 too?
     
  13. Thomas83Lin

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    here you go,
    tested against bricking on all 4 regions, but haven't tested if works or not

    *Removed* Read the rest of the thread

    sorry no Korean right now i'll get it tomorrow sense i can't hook it with a gecko, i'll have to use a hex editor to verify its correct

    JP\PAL\USA\KOR

    edit: Korean is now Fully supported in download
     
  14. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Thanks Black! I'll try it and let you know!

    Sadly I don't have any PAL game for my NTSC U Wii to try, but if anybody gets the chance before I do, please let us know!

    And as I asked above, is this supposed to fix the loading from both modchips & software backup loaders (i.e. NeoGamma), or only for the later?

    Thanks.
     
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    Loaders don't care about what region you want to play, they are all Region-Free. This Hack is for cIOSCRAP/Modchips.
     
  16. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Great then! I 99.99% too use USB loading but I'd love to know that I could run other region games with my modchip in case it failed.

    So Black; what''s the name of the patch in StarPatch? And so, if someone could get his hands on an another region game to try with a modchip, let us know.

    Thanks!!
     
  17. Thomas83Lin

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    Same as in preloader
    edit: If Some could let me know if the region free works correctly i could then update Wiibrew Thanks

    And korean is now fully supported in the download above
     
  18. DeathClown

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    I haven't had any luck yet with the region free disc on my 4.2u. I'm using cioscorp3.6beta with priiloader2.0, tried the startpatch too, same result.
     
  19. Thomas83Lin

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    did they not work with preloader also??
    edit: I think i got a out of region game, i'll have to install cioscorp i guess to test it though.
     
  20. LightyKD

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    Im confirming that the code for the (U) version does not work. I tried my PAL copies of "Another Code R" and "New Super Mario Bros Wii" and neither of them show up on my disc channel.