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Japanese Wii console HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by leeszer, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. leeszer

    leeszer WiiChat Member

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    I have for my sins got hold of a japanese wii and have a couple of questions to ask...
    Can I play US ntsc games on it?

    Also one major problem I have is the menu is in Japanese and although I can just about work out what button does what it's doing my head in.

    Does anyone know if there is a way of changing it to english either by Hack or by some other form.:mad2:


    Please help a stupid geeza resole his problems....

    Cheers,
    Leeszer:thumbsup:
     
  2. unggoy

    unggoy wii like wii

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    sorry bubba/..



    sorry buddy you can't switch those to english, and as for the games you can only play jap games. the website you can buy these at are http://www.play-asia.com :) I have a modded US version so I can play your games :)
     
  3. unggoy

    unggoy wii like wii

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    im not sure if you could put a mod chip in there... if you want to ask i have a number where i got mine modded, sori for dp.
     
  4. smuPoker

    smuPoker WiiChat Member

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    Assuming you live in North America, why would you buy a Japanese Wii?
     
  5. leeszer

    leeszer WiiChat Member

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    Thanks UNGGOY,

    I have on order also a cyclowiz chip so maybe that will help...
    Maybe I should just sell this one on again to somone in japan.



    As for you smuPoker if you have nothing useful to say then shut up!!!:prrr:
     
  6. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    to be different i guess...

    (on a serious note i dont know, you'll have to wait for him to answer..)
     
  7. MasterJedi2U

    MasterJedi2U Banned

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    What a retard....Its people like yall who need to shut up. And I hope you both get caught and sent to prison.
     
  8. leeszer

    leeszer WiiChat Member

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    Just to explain...

    The only reason I got nthe JAP console is that in the UK there is just about no stock at all and if you do manage to find one you have to pay around £100 extra for them.
    I got the JAP one quite cheap and now I'm starting to realise why...

    Why the hell do nintendo have to be such a pain in the arse region locking there consoles.

    Sorry didnt me to upset everyone this is just getting me down.

    Thanks

    Leeszer:crazy:
     
  9. unggoy

    unggoy wii like wii

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    yea you hope, even if they did catch me i have nothing to hide.. :) so don't worry...
     
  10. Arnaud

    Arnaud JP Wii owner

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    Hi Leeszer,
    I'm in the same case as you, I don't speak Japanese but have a Japanese Wii (in my case that's because here in Korea, it's the only one available...).

    First advice :
    Download the manual in english from the address below, it will help you set-up your Wii (bottom right of the page). Looking at the page/menu configuration in english helps a great deal as the windows and channels are at the same place in jap and us versions :
    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/
    Also check this thread and feel free to post in it !

    Oh, and the games I got are all japanese games in Japanese (see my sig) but they're playable easily even if you don't speak Japanese...
    And yes, I agree with ungoy, playasia's the best place to buy jap games.

    Also, wait a bit for asian releases (HK, TW,...), the games are likely to be in english but compatible with your Wii. As far as I know, the chips will allow you to play games from other regions but I don't think they will change the Wii's interface langague.
    Gdluck with your Japanese Wii, and make sure you get all the japan exclusive games !! :p
     
  11. smuPoker

    smuPoker WiiChat Member

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    ..l.,
     
  12. vinko

    vinko WiiChat Member

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    Has anyone else tried to connect their Jap Wii to the Internet via WiFi outside of Japan?

    I currently live in Hong Kong and does not read Japanese.

    I believe I had entered my Network Name (aka. SSID) for my WLAN. I entered the WPA2 password for my WLAN. I entered the Wii's MAC address into my wireless router, but I am not able to connect.

    Does the WLAN channel have to be on Channel 1? Currently my WLAN is on channel 12 to avoid interference with other WiFi networks near me.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
     
  13. thewiirules123

    thewiirules123 Wii Gamer

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    don't mod. It's one big force in hurting the game industry.
     
  14. AlexDP

    AlexDP Sad Jap Wii owner

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    I've tried. I tried everything but even with no security and very basic settings it just doesnt want to work. (I'm in South Korea btw).
    When I check the router log, I can see that it actually gets an IP and tries to connect to a strange address shown as: "coet" and sometimes "coaaaaaa". These obviously dont exist, so it fails.
    My router is a Linksys WRT54GC v2, just so you know.
     
  15. vinko

    vinko WiiChat Member

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    Dear AlexDP,

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

    I too have tried to configure my router (Apple's "AirPort Extreme Base Station") to have no encryption, channels 1 and 11, broadcast of the Network Name (aka. "SSID"), but still with no success.

    My Japanese Wii does indeed have a mod chip (IC) installed.
     
  16. AlexDP

    AlexDP Sad Jap Wii owner

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    Update: I checked it out on a different network, with the same router, and it worked (apparently the network I checked it on first had some kind of firewall that was beyond my access). So Japanese Wii's can connect to the Japanese WiiConnect24 service, outside of Japan. :)
     
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    vinko WiiChat Member

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    Hi AlexDP,

    Thank you for the update.

    Does your Wii have any mod chip installed to allow it to play non-Japanese Wii games?
     
  18. AlexDP

    AlexDP Sad Jap Wii owner

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    Don't mention it :) I like helping others out, especially when they're in the same predicament as me :(
    As I mentioned, I live in South Korea, and unfortunately there are no English games available here and I (being a foreigner) am not allowed to get a credit card (even though I'm well above the age limit) so I cant import... So basically in order to be able to play English games I had mine modchipped (WiiKey), so now I can play NTSC US games on it (games I gladly would have bought along with a US console, if only I had access)

    So, shortly put, yes.
     
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  19. vinko

    vinko WiiChat Member

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    Hi Alex,

    In that case, may be I need to compare more of your WiFi network settings to mine.

    1. Is your WiFi network configured as a closed network (aka. not broadcasting its Network Name)?

    2. Are you using encryption? WEP or WPA or WPA2?

    3. Do you have MAC address filtering enabled?

    4. Which channel is your WiFi network on? Channel 1 or 2 or 3, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  20. AlexDP

    AlexDP Sad Jap Wii owner

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    In the case where it worked and connected online the answers are:
    1. It's set to broadcast
    2. No encryption
    3. MAC filtering off
    4. Channel 9

    But, I'm pretty sure it would work with the following settings if I'd tested them on the alternate connection as I'm sure they worked on my original connection and only the final requests were blocked by the firewall mentioned before.
    1.SSID broadcast off
    2.Encryption WPA Personal (AES)
    3. MAC filtering enabled (and the Wii's MAC address allowed)
    4. Channel 1 - 6 - 11

    As I said these will all most likely work if there is no higher up firewall to block the Wii's requests.
     

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