Wii Region Free & In Game Debugger

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Apr 15, 2008
  1. Rocco Savadgie
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    Nuke, (of USB Gecko hardware fame) has released a homebrew regionfree app you can load with Twilight Hack. Also includes an in game debugger (if you have USB Gecko). Maybe we will soon see the first trainer for the Wii because of this.


    http://www.tehskeen.com/modules.php?name=D...cle&id=2319
    http://www.usbgecko.com/forums/

    Instructions:

    Load boot.elf from Chain Loader. Insert any Wii Game and press reset. Enjoy your region free gaming.
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    If you own a USB Gecko it will install a remote debugger and screenshot engine into memory and will hook. This means you can load Gecko Tool version included and grab screen shots and use the remote debugger in any Wii game. This is all done on the fly and silently, and has no effect on none USB Gecko users.

    Technical Gargon:

    Gecko Region Free was created with the homebrew libogc library. No certs, Tmd, Tik, Keys or other Nintendo copyright material were used or attached in the file, making it a pure homebrew release. No Datel code was used either, so please don't call this a clone etc as this and Freeloader work in completely different ways.

    The decryption is done by the hardware, not in software and the correct IOS version of the game booting is selected and used. This is done by reading the information off the DVD using the low level read commands and then passed back to the starlet.

    My own apploader was written, and will completely ignore the update partition, no patching is done except a region flag which is required.

    This of course only works with Wii games.

    Disclaimer:

    Please note I take 'no' responsibility for the use of this software, If a game doesn't work you can report this in the USB Gecko forums, and I will try to fix it for the next release. It has worked on all games i've tried however I can not afford to buy all games so will need beta testers

    Big Greets to the following people:

    Xt5, Shagkur, Y.S, Bushing, Costis, Dhewg, Pinchy, Segher, TMBinc, brakken and tehskeen.com and all Gecko beta testers!
     


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    Nice!

    Still.. I'll wait for more people to try it [​IMG]
     
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    wow...amazing news...thats positive too.

    Maybe we'll see an iso loader soon
     
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    hm, very interesting. I knew this sort of thing would come out. Datel shows off and people like Nuke follow on.

    There already has been some problems:

    i have brawl and No more heroes NTSC i will try to load them using this.

    I'll give a update in 10 minutes people.




    EDIT:

    Well, i tried SSBB but when i put the disc in and press reset this appears:

    Please insert the Super Smash Bros brawl Game disc.

    I eject and reinsert the disc but nothing happens.

    I would try No More heroes but i can not find the fucking disc. [​IMG]

    No More heroes [NTSC copy] works perfectly....
     
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    Ill go test this with New Blood RIGHT AWAY!
     
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    Can this load backup on non-Wii modded ?
     
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    Any luck on New blood superrob?

    See my post below.
     
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    I was thinking about that too...
    Seems like Smash Bros dont work.
     
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    Good stuff!! No things are finally starting to move along [​IMG]

    Has anyone tried a backup??
     
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    It will only load up backups if the wii is chipped

    from here
     
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    NO still doesn't work with Trauma Center New Blood [​IMG]
     
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    backup of new blood or original copy?
     
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    Backup offcourse...

    Ill do a try with a 480i patched version..... i just hope it WONT give me the crappy 576i which makes all hotspots apear 2 cm under the gfx.
     
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    Wow, another new homebrew app and this one peaks my interest. Soon we will be playing backups without modchips lol. [​IMG] Maybe it is worth it to get Twilight Princess.
     
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    IMO right now it isn't worth it.

    This app hasn't been confirmed to work 100%

    I have a feeling in my stomach that the homebrew scene is going to bust into life in the next few months. And when a homebrew app comes which is totally amazing and worth trying (a la free VC games) then get Twilight.
     
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    Damm!!! Trauma Center New Blood is STILL not working on pal :'(

    Why out of ALL the games should that game be so hard to get to play [​IMG]
     
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    Well not completely true. For one this saves people money to buy a Freeloader that might not even work for there game. On top of that, Freeloader can't be upgraded but with this, it could which means better compatibility. [​IMG]
     
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    the freeloader is only £10 ($20), it is to believed that the freeloader has 100% compatibility with wii games (have a glance at the wiki in my sig) and finally the freeloader doesn't need upgraded if it has 100% compatibility.
     
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    How about japanese games working on US Wiis?

    Can it run backups or just original copies?
     
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