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    Region Free

    i have a uk pal version of nintendo wii and i want to know if i can play games from abroad?

    if not then how can i?

    i read about freeloader thats only for games of gamecube is there anything for nintendo wii games?

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    ok..heres oen thing u gotta do

    check out this
    http://www.wiichat.com/search.php?searchid=304787

    and next time use the advance search url
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    there are lots of threads about this

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    You need a WiiMod chip.


    Write like a four year old and I'll treat you as such Haz, proudly supporting correct use of English and grammar on the forums.
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    The Wii consoles are region locked so that you can't play games from other regions. The only choice you have at the moment is to get the Wii modded. But I suggest that you wait for a Wii free-loader to arrive first.

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    hey byuakuya how do i check my online code for the wii?

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    Also mod chips aren't a good idea and the free loader might not be either.
    Aparently if you play a game from another region while your wii is hooked up to wifi, then it thinks your wii is from that region and downloads the wii firmware update for that other region.

    Of course as your wii isn't from that region the update causes your wii to brick, which means it is an expensive paperweight from then on in. As you moded your wii its no longer covered by warrantee and Nintendo wont repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocko0708
    hey byuakuya how do i check my online code for the wii?
    It should be in the address-book section of the Wii menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky Gibbon
    Also mod chips aren't a good idea and the free loader might not be either.
    Aparently if you play a game from another region while your wii is hooked up to wifi, then it thinks your wii is from that region and downloads the wii firmware update for that other region.

    Of course as your wii isn't from that region the update causes your wii to brick, which means it is an expensive paperweight from then on in. As you moded your wii its no longer covered by warrantee and Nintendo wont repair it.
    Your post is wrong.

    1. The updates are contained on the disk. The issue is that people WEREN'T connected to the internet so they never downloaded the update. They inserted a game with the newer firmware and it updated it improperly. This can be easily avoided by either removing the update from the game (many have), only running games from your region or simply keeping the system up to date online.

    2. Nintendo does repair Wiis that have been modified. The difference is that some have had to pay out of pocket to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciper
    Your post is wrong.

    1. The updates are contained on the disk. The issue is that people WEREN'T connected to the internet so they never downloaded the update. They inserted a game with the newer firmware and it updated it improperly. This can be easily avoided by either removing the update from the game (many have), only running games from your region or simply keeping the system up to date online.

    2. Nintendo does repair Wiis that have been modified. The difference is that some have had to pay out of pocket to fix it.
    Meh either way its not good news, removing the update from the game disk is probably beyond a lot of users.

    Only running games from your own region defeats one of the main reasons for getting a mod chip.

    Also in most regions Nintendo will not repair a Wii that has been modded, in many countries it is illegal to install a mod chip. Read the following on the Nintendo website.

    http://www.nintendo-europe.com/NOE/e...ZcAs4tT9P7WyjS

    Chances are that Nintendo may seek legal action against you if you send them a modded Wii for repair (if mod chips are illegal where you live).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky Gibbon
    Meh either way its not good news, removing the update from the game disk is probably beyond a lot of users.
    What? If you are able to solder the modchip then removing the update before burning the disc is a snap

    Quote Originally Posted by Funky Gibbon
    Only running games from your own region defeats one of the main reasons for getting a mod chip.
    It was only a possible way to avoid incorrect firmware updates. Not the best way mind you


    Quote Originally Posted by Funky Gibbon
    Also in most regions Nintendo will not repair a Wii that has been modded, in many countries it is illegal to install a mod chip. Read the following on the Nintendo website.

    http://www.nintendo-europe.com/NOE/e...ZcAs4tT9P7WyjS

    Chances are that Nintendo may seek legal action against you if you send them a modded Wii for repair (if mod chips are illegal where you live).
    The last quote is intended for shops offering premodified Wiis or installation service. I have second hand information from Wii owners in the UK who sent their Wii back for repair after the SPM update. The average cost was around 80$ US (at the current exchange rate).

    Its obvious you are against any sort of modification.

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