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  1. Costello

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    Wii: NTSC to PAL ISO Patcher released!

    Patch and play NTSC games on PAL Wii units








    SYNDiCATE have just released an impressive new tool that is said to patch NTSC game images, allowing them to be played directly on PAL Wii units. The patcher offers the same functionality that the WiiKey modchip offers, but will of course work on any Wii unit that has been modified to allow the playback of backups.

    The team say that the patcher will work on approximately 70% of current NTSC games (same as WiiKey), and should even work on Japanese NTSC games.

    The tool works by modifying a section in the image that contains region information. Surprisingly; this area is said to be unencrypted. Download and NFO file below:



    [​IMG] Download v1.2

    [​IMG] View NFO

    [​IMG] We have also started a compatibility list for this patcher.


     
  2. delta123

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    wow this is great news. if its true then i wont have to wait till the wiikey is stocked at gamebank.
     
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    Wa-wa-wee-wa!!!
     
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    Now we know that's possible.
    Wait and Wii !
     
  5. Mike83

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    Thats great news, I've been putting off installing a modchip till I see if something to help with region free comes along.
     
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    Nice work [​IMG]
     
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    Naturally you will still need a modchip...
     
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    F*** YEAH! Naruto, here I come!
     
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    This is amazing news!!!!
     
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    Is it the update to wab's/syndicate's iso loader that Alonetrio was talking about on irc last night ? Tought ha said something about region free...
     
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    Geez, now all Wii users will orgasm in unison 'cause of this.
     
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    well this is good news for wiinja owners
     
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    i thought the wii discs are encrypted
    or is the header of the discs unencrypted and the checksum of the encryped part will be the same
     
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    Was thinking exactly the same thing. Bleach to.
     
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    the best new ever!
     
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    Is this the deal where you'll still have to hook that cable up to the Wii's DVD drive and run that patching program everytime that you want to load ISO's?
     
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    I *knew* something like this was coming before there's a real region-free modchip [​IMG]

    I hope it will be updated to support more games...or that at least some releasegroups will patch the big releases manually...

    a real region-free mod would be much nicer, though...still, I'm going to get a modchip as soon as possible [​IMG]
     
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    Now we wait till somebody releases a wii freeloader so i can (semi)legaly play imports [​IMG]
     
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    Would be hilarious if exactly those two games aren't compatible with the patch.
     
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