Wiinja - Can it boot NTSC-J and NTSC-U?

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Feb 11, 2007
  1. Renegade_R
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    This question has been asked many times here but no one has seemed to give a straight answer. Now that people have the Wiinja in their Wiis, I want to know whether a NTSC-U console can boot the NTSC-J games. This seems to be an 'advertised' feature of the Wiikey and it may just be a side effect of how these chips works.

    So what I basically want to know is that whether anyone with a North American NTSC console with a Wiinja managed to successfully boot a Japanese NTSC game.
     
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    Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, guess I'm not getting a Wiinja unless they come out with a new revision that does this.

    Then again, since I don't have a Wii yet, I must have to wait for a new revision anyway, since anymore I think there are only units being produced that will have an incompatible drivechip with the current modchips.
     
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    Alright that's all I needed to know...sucks to know too [​IMG]

    Hope WiiKey isn't vaporware.
     
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    I would have thought there would be something that could be easily patched in the ISO to make Japanese games boot on a North American console but I guess not. I even tried editing the region bytes in the disc and file headers in the ISO but no luck. I guess this Wiinja will be coming out in a week or two and a Wiikey going in. [​IMG]
     
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    We can't edit Wii ISOs yet since it invalidates the digital signature. GC games didn't have this protection so that's why it could be done on GC games.
     
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    wii images are signed so once you change 1 byte you loose the signature and it wont boot.

    thats why we still dont have wii homebrew...
     
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    The Wiikey coders must have some information on Wii signature then, since they claim they can boot same region backups.
     
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    Yup =)

    foundmy *ships* tomorrow so we will see.
     
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    yes it does
     
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    Do we really know anything about Wiikey yet? I mean, even knowing what kind of mod it is? Is it a drive mod? Mobo mod? A real picture maybe would help!
     
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    Wiikey, from the news I've read, won't be released until late February, and not in anyone's hands until March.

    The best option is still: Cyclowiz/Wiinja now, remove it later.
     

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