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== Adding to the list ==
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| style="background:salmon" | '''Please restore game IDs'''. The first letter is completely USELESS. If you try to order games by first letter, you obtain a corrupted table. The right way to order games by alphabetical order is to order them by rom title. <br />
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Instead, rom ID is really useful. ''Please read always rules before editing a page''. If someone's interested in this strange 1st letter table, you can find a backup version [[Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List Backup|here]]. Please talk on the [[Talk:Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List|discussion page]] before making these big editings.<br />
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'''What exactly is the game number used for? Can't that column be removed?'''<br />
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'''''No''''', the game number is the release number and should be the same as the one in the [http://gbatemp.net/newgon/?dat=wii gbatemp database]
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*The format for adding an entry to the [[#NTSC-U (USA) to PAL|NTSC-U to PAL]] and [[#NTSC-J (Japan) to PAL|NTSC-J to PAL]] lists is as follows:
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== Information ==
<pre>{{RFEPAL|<number>|<name>|50=<50Hz status>|50note=<50Hz note>|60=<60Hz status>|60note=<60HZ note>|group=<group>}}</pre>
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:*<code><number></code>: The number of the original ISO as shown in the GBAtemp database.
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:*<code><name></code>: The name of the game.
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:*<code><50Hz status></code> (optional): Whether the game works in 50Hz mode or not. Must be either "yes", "no" or "partial".
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:*<code><50Hz note></code> (optional): Notes about running the game in 50Hz mode.
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:*<code><60Hz status></code> (optional): Whether the game works in 60Hz or not. Must be either "yes", "no" or "partial".
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:*<code><60HZ note></code> (optional): Notes about running the game in 60Hz mode.
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:*<code><group></code> (optional): The scene group that released the original ISO.
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Using the same method as the current "partially region free" modchips, there are several computer applications which can replicate the effect on Wii ISO's prior to burning. They all use a very similar method of patching and compatibility should be identical between the applications and the modchips - consequentially this list can be used for both modchips and software patching methods (until these methods change).
  
*For the [[#NTSC-J (Japan) to NTSC-U (USA)|NTSC-J to NTSC-U]] and [[#PAL to NTSC-U (USA)|PAL to NTSC-U]] lists the format is as follows:
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There may be errors in the list simply due to misreported information or as a result of media problems. You are free to [[#Adding to the list|add to the list]] and correct any mistakes you might see.
:<pre>{{RFE|<number>|<name>|<status>|note=<note>|group=<group>|region=<region>}}</pre>
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:*<code><number></code>: The number of the original ISO as shown in the GBAtemp database.
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:*<code><name></code>: The name of the game.
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:*<code><status></code>: Whether the game works or not. Must be either "yes", "no" or "partial".
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:*<code><note></code> (optional): Notes.
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:*<code><group></code> (optional): The scene group that released the original ISO.
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:*<code><region></code> (optional): For PAL ISOs only - used to differentiate between different language versions of the same game.
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For a list of Gamecube games that are compatible with modded Wiis, check here the [[Gamecube Compatibility List]].
  
When editing the list, be sure to include the group name if using a scene ISO. For PAL consoles, test the game in both 50Hz (576i) and 60Hz (480i) modes if possible (50Hz is the default setting if you're not sure). If a game is only working partially, be sure to include a note to describe what it does. There is no need to add a note if a game is fully working or not working, unless it is something noteworthy. For example, if the game has extra language options (for Japanese games), or if the game doesn't follow the usual behaviour. For non-working games  "usual behaviour" means the game will show in the disc channel but will only go to a black screen when attempting to boot.
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== Patchers ==
  
==See Also==
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|+ '''Patcher Comparison'''
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!Name || Windows || Linux || Mac || GUI || Command Line || Open Source || Language || Latest Version
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|[[RegionFrii]] || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlblue}} | Via wine || {{Hlblue}} | Via CrossOver || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlred}} | No || C/Delphi || 1.21
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|[[WiigionFree]] || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes (GPL 2) || Java || 1.0
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|[[WiiJunkies]] || {{Hlred}} | No || {{Hlred}} | No || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlred}} | No || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes  || Objective-C || 1.1
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|[[WiiBrickBlocker]]* || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlblue}} | Yes || {{Hlblue}} | Yes || {{Hlgreen}} | Yes || {{Hlred}} | No || {{Hlred}} | No || Visual Studio 2005 (VB) || 1.3
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<i>*WiiBrickBlocker does NOT change the ISO region. It replaces the Update Partition with a partition without any update, so the Wii can't update and brick itself.</i>
  
* [[RegionFrii]]
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== Compatibility ==
* [[WiigionFree]]
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=== NTSC-J ===
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:See [[Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: NTSC-J]]. This list is for patching ISOs ''to'' NTSC-J, not ''from''.
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=== NTSC-US ===
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:See [[Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: NTSC-US]]. This list is for patching ISOs ''to'' NTSC-US, not ''from''.
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=== PAL ===
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:See [[Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: PAL]]. This list is for patching ISOs ''to'' PAL, not ''from''.
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== See Also ==
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* [[GBAtemp Glossary]]
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== Questions ==
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*'''Question #1: '''Why does some games can be played on other regions and others cannot?
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'''Answer:''' Because the regions use different video outputs, and to avoid video problems, the consoles blocked games from other regions.
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*'''Question #2: '''I read on some Chinese forum that WiiFit will cure semi-bricked Wiis (jpn). Can anyone confirm this?
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'''Answer:''' Yes, it works. I did it to my wii last week and cured the semibrick it had.
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*'''Question #3: '''What about 480p?
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'''Answer:''' Should act the same as 60hz in PAL, and same in NTSC.
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*'''Question #4: '''Can a column be added to indicate if the game includes an update and what it does and if it's safe to apply (For drivers or compatibility)
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'''Answer:''' Please do!
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== Glossary ==
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Update with concepts of technical terms.
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* ISO: Disc (CD or DVD) image
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* Bricking: When a Wii stops working after it tries to update its firmware with a different region firmware, or if it can't update, hence becoming as useful and entertaining as a brick.
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* Semi-Bricking: When a Wii experiences reduced functionality after it tries to update its firmware with the firmware of a different region. Typically the settings menu is no longer accessible, but games are still playable, hence, "semi-bricked".
  
 
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Please restore game IDs. The first letter is completely USELESS. If you try to order games by first letter, you obtain a corrupted table. The right way to order games by alphabetical order is to order them by rom title.

Instead, rom ID is really useful. Please read always rules before editing a page. If someone's interested in this strange 1st letter table, you can find a backup version here. Please talk on the discussion page before making these big editings.
Cit:
What exactly is the game number used for? Can't that column be removed?
No, the game number is the release number and should be the same as the one in the gbatemp database

Information

Using the same method as the current "partially region free" modchips, there are several computer applications which can replicate the effect on Wii ISO's prior to burning. They all use a very similar method of patching and compatibility should be identical between the applications and the modchips - consequentially this list can be used for both modchips and software patching methods (until these methods change).

There may be errors in the list simply due to misreported information or as a result of media problems. You are free to add to the list and correct any mistakes you might see.

For a list of Gamecube games that are compatible with modded Wiis, check here the Gamecube Compatibility List.

Patchers

Patcher Comparison
Name Windows Linux Mac GUI Command Line Open Source Language Latest Version
RegionFrii Yes Via wine Via CrossOver Yes Yes No C/Delphi 1.21
WiigionFree Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (GPL 2) Java 1.0
WiiJunkies No No Yes Yes No Yes Objective-C 1.1
WiiBrickBlocker* Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Visual Studio 2005 (VB) 1.3

*WiiBrickBlocker does NOT change the ISO region. It replaces the Update Partition with a partition without any update, so the Wii can't update and brick itself.

Compatibility

NTSC-J

See Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: NTSC-J. This list is for patching ISOs to NTSC-J, not from.

NTSC-US

See Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: NTSC-US. This list is for patching ISOs to NTSC-US, not from.

PAL

See Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List: PAL. This list is for patching ISOs to PAL, not from.

See Also

Questions

  • Question #1: Why does some games can be played on other regions and others cannot?

Answer: Because the regions use different video outputs, and to avoid video problems, the consoles blocked games from other regions.

  • Question #2: I read on some Chinese forum that WiiFit will cure semi-bricked Wiis (jpn). Can anyone confirm this?

Answer: Yes, it works. I did it to my wii last week and cured the semibrick it had.

  • Question #3: What about 480p?

Answer: Should act the same as 60hz in PAL, and same in NTSC.

  • Question #4: Can a column be added to indicate if the game includes an update and what it does and if it's safe to apply (For drivers or compatibility)

Answer: Please do!

Glossary

Update with concepts of technical terms.

  • ISO: Disc (CD or DVD) image
  • Bricking: When a Wii stops working after it tries to update its firmware with a different region firmware, or if it can't update, hence becoming as useful and entertaining as a brick.
  • Semi-Bricking: When a Wii experiences reduced functionality after it tries to update its firmware with the firmware of a different region. Typically the settings menu is no longer accessible, but games are still playable, hence, "semi-bricked".