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This thread will be kept up-to-date with a list of currently released WADs for WiiWare and which ones have been dumped. The list will include which WADs are available and which WADs work for different region Wii's after using Freethewads.

BY LANGUAGE

Dumped English-Language Games

Black text = Works on NTSC-U and PAL
Blue text = Works on NTSC-U only
Green text = Works on PAL only
Red text = Works on NTSC-J only
Asterisk* = Read for more information
  • Actionloop Twist/Magnetica Twist
  • Block Breaker Deluxe
  • Critter Round-Up
  • Cocoto Fishing Master
  • Defend Your Castle**
  • Dr. Mario & Germ Buster/Dr. Mario Online Rx
  • Family Table Tennis*
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (DLC and Costumes)
  • Frat Party Games: Pong Toss
  • Gyrostarr
  • LostWinds
  • Major League Eating: The Game
  • My Pokémon Ranch
  • Pirates: The Key of Dreams
  • Pop
  • Protöthea
  • SPOGS Racing
  • Star Soldier R**
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner
  • Toki Tori
  • TV Show King
  • V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
  • Wild West Guns
**Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Defend Your Castle. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)
*In order for Family Table Tennis to work on PAL Wii's, it must be patched with the correct PPF and then patched with Freethewads as PAL. However, pressing HOME on the Wii Remote will cause the game to freeze, but the rest of the game works fine.
**Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Star Soldier R. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)

Dumped Japanese-Language-Only Games
  • Angel Solitaire
  • Blue Oasis/My Aquarium
  • Hayazashi Syogi Sandan
  • Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan
  • Lonpos
  • Oekaki Logic
  • Ouchide Mugen Puti Puti
  • Saikyou Ginhoshi Shogi
  • Saikyou Ginsei Igo
  • Silver Star Chess
  • Tsuushin Taikyoku: Igo Dojo 2700-Mon
  • Yakuman Wii ide Yousuke Kenko Mahjong
Missing
  • None
BY REGION


NTSC-U

Black text = Also works on PAL Wii's after using Freethewads
Blue text = Does not work on PAL Wii's after using Freethewads
Asterisk* = Read for more information
  • Block Breaker Deluxe
  • Critter Round-Up
  • Defend Your Castle*
  • Family Table Tennis*
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (DLC and Costumes)
  • Frat Party Games: Pong Toss
  • Gyrostarr
  • LostWinds
  • Major League Eating: The Game
  • My Pokémon Ranch
  • Pirates: The Key of Dreams
  • Pop
  • Protöthea
  • Star Soldier R*
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner
  • TV Show King
  • V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
  • Wild West Guns
*Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Defend Your Castle. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)
*In order for Family Table Tennis to work on PAL Wii's, it must be patched with the correct PPF and then patched with Freethewads as PAL. However, pressing HOME on the Wii Remote will cause the game to freeze, but the rest of the game works fine.
*Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Star Soldier R. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)

PAL

Black text = Also works on NTSC-U Wii's after using Freethewads
Green text = Does not work on NTSC-U Wii's after using Freethewads
Asterisk* = Read for more information
  • Actionloop Twist/Magnetica Twist
  • Cocoto Fishing Master
  • Defend Your Castle*
  • Dr. Mario & Germ Buster/Dr. Mario Online Rx
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (with DLC but without Costumes)
  • LostWinds
  • My Pokémon Ranch
  • SPOGS Racing
  • Star Soldier R*
  • Toki Tori
  • TV Show King
*Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Defend Your Castle. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)
*Freethewads does not work on NTSC-U or PAL Star Soldier R. Download the version that corresponds with the version of your Wii (NTSC-U or PAL)

NTSC-J

Black text = Also works on NTSC-U/PAL Wii's after using Freethewads
Red text = Does not work on NTSC-U/PAL Wii's after using Freethewads
Asterisk* = Read for more information
  • Angel Solitaire
  • Blue Oasis/My Aquarium
  • Hayazashi Syogi Sandan
  • Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan
  • Lonpos
  • Oekaki Logic
  • Ouchide Mugen Puti Puti
  • Saikyou Ginhoshi Shogi
  • Saikyou Ginsei Igo
  • Silver Star Chess
  • Tsuushin Taikyoku: Igo Dojo 2700-Mon
  • Yakuman Wii ide Yousuke Kenko Mahjong
Missing
  • None
 

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Good job, we needed something like this.
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Lacius said:
Saku Saku Animal Panic (the Japanese version of Critter Round-Up) works perfectly with NTSC-U and PAL Wii's when patched with Freethewads, and the game is in English. This is why NTSC-U/PAL dumps have not been made (and will never need to be).

Nonsense. Maybe people(like me) want the english logo instead of the Jap character main screen.
 

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SmileMan said:
Nice Work, but separates the various part with tag.
Sure thing. I'll get around to it momentarily.
Prime said:
There is already a topic about this which is sticked
It does not go into detail about what was compatible with what. There are also games missing from that list that should be there and games that are on that list that should not be there. The thread also goes unnoticed by many people because of the "PAL" in the title.
QUOTE(JimmyBobAlex @ Jun 9 2008, 01:26 PM)
Nonsense. Maybe people(like me) want the english logo instead of the Jap character main screen.
I can't tell if you're being serious or making fun of the people who really do complain about that. To those of you who really are that meticulous, remember that it's free. If the logo really matters that much to you, buy the game. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
 

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Lacius said:
I can't tell if you're being serious or making fun of the people who really do complain about that. To those of you who really are that meticulous, remember that it's free. If the logo really matters that much to you, buy the game. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

I was more commenting about you saying that a non jap region dump doesn't need to be done. Region dumps are done all the time because of minor differences.
 

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QUOTE said:
It does not go into detail about what was compatible with what. There are also games missing from that list that should be there and games that are on that list that should not be there. The thread also goes unnoticed by many people because of the "PAL" in the title.

Yeah, I guess this means you're gonna have to overthrow the sticky lol! And this is a much more informative topic, thanks very much.
 

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just an info:

you can patch every WiiWare game to work on any region,
i can play Defend Your Castle NTSC-U and Angel Solitaire NTSC-J on my PAL Wii without any problem.

you just need to patch 00000001.APP from JPN (or USA) to EUR (or USA), then it works.
(for Angels Solitaire you need to crack it, to work properly on PAL Wii's)
 

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dsfgd said:
you can patch every WiiWare game to work on any region,
i can play Defend Your Castle NTSC-U and Angel Solitaire NTSC-J on my PAL Wii without any problem.

you just need to patch 00000001.APP from JPN (or USA) to EUR (or USA), then it works.
(for Angels Solitaire you need to crack it, to work properly on PAL Wii's)
That's some very helpful information. However, how would one go about doing this?
 

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for Defend you Castle NTSC-U -- NTSC-2-PAL patch:

- open WDFE.wad (or whatever the name is for your wad) with WADTool 1.0, decrypt it
- rename .00x.des to .APP files
- open 00000001.APP with GWP and patch what's needed to patch, or use this patch file:

(this patch is for PAL60)
Code:
; #########################################
; # WDFE pal-working patchÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#
; # generated by dsfgdÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#
; # Wii Generic Patcher 1.11ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#
; #########################################

000B473B: 0C 04
0017D313: 00 14
0017D34F: 02 16
0017D38B: 08 04
0017D38E: 01E001E0 02100210
0017D398: 01E0 0210
00183400: 004A504E000155534100024555520003 004A504E000155534100024555520003
00183410: 4155530004425241000554574E000552 4155530004425241000554574E000552
00183420: 4F4300064B4F520007484B4700084153 4F4300064B4F520007484B4700084153
00183430: 4900094C544E000A53414600 4900094C544E000A53414600

- resign,fix Title.tmd
- repack wad
- use ftw
- have fun.
 

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dsfgd said:
you can patch every WiiWare game to work on any region,
i can play Defend Your Castle NTSC-U and Angel Solitaire NTSC-J on my PAL Wii without any problem.

you just need to patch 00000001.APP from JPN (or USA) to EUR (or USA), then it works.
(for Angels Solitaire you need to crack it, to work properly on PAL Wii's)
QUOTE(samsam12 @ Jun 9 2008, 02:16 PM) new game to add! Yakuman Wii ide Yousuke Kenko Mahjong
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Tested and working on NTSC-U patched with freethewads of version 3.2U

Original Region: NTSC-J
Thank you both very much. Just downloaded Yakuman Wii ide Yousuke Kenko Mahjong to test it. The top post will be edited accordingly.
 

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tgc_9013 said:
Has pokemon farm (NTSC) been dumped yet? It has been released today.

EDIT: nevermind, I didn't see it in the first post...
It was released today, but it hasn't been dumped yet. Some private tracker torrents uploaded My Pokémon Ranch today in an effort to get people to register but neglected to mention that it was the Japanese version. The last five or six games have had the pattern of being uploaded the day after their releases, so I expect we will have it tomorrow. Until then, it's the only game missing. Every other WiiWare game that has been released can, at this point, somehow be played on any Wii from any region.
 
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