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Wii VC and Gamecube region lock details

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. i0n

    i0n :eek:

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    According to gaming site eurogamer.net the Wii's region locking will extend to Gamecube titles aswell.

    Eurogamer.net spoke recently to a Nintendo spokesperson and unveiled a few small details, these included:

    - Virtual Console games will be not be Universal, ie, European gamers will get the European versions.
    - Nintendo also said that it expects to release RGB and component video cables that fit current pricing models.

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=68306
     
  2. im_a_super_smash_bro

    im_a_super_smash_bro J'habite on FWONS :D

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    that ****in sucks I have like 20 U.S GC games and i'm gettin a NZ wii!!
     
  3. Flip

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    I think something like Freeloader might still work on the Wii. Or you'll have to get a Wii Freeloader when they release one. Or you could just play them on a GameCube :).
     
  4. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    freeloader should work but i wont get to play earthbound:mad5: :mad5: :nonod:
     
  5. bondbond611

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    I live in UK, should I get a Jap Wii so that I can play the Jap virtual console but not sure if I still be able to download it in the UK.... sigh....
     
  6. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    plz have jap games with euro versions
     
  7. infernocs

    infernocs WiiChat Member

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    The consoles will most likely be hard coded to connect automatically to their own region's wii site for downloads, so it you import a jap version it will most likely contact a japanese site even tough you'd be situated in the UK or NZ.

    Good news that they are making official RGB and Component cables, I'll be buying a component cable at release if they get them out for sale by then.
     
  8. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    i dont care about this.
     
  9. Napalmbrain

    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    Can they at least let us download games that were never released here?
     
  10. Kumoriken

    Kumoriken Banned

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    Bleh, that sucks. Though I have US GC games and I'm getting a US Wii. So it's not a problem for me, though it still sucks for others.
     
  11. Wilko21

    Wilko21 Wii-kipedia

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    How much will a component video cable cost in Australia?
     
  12. Ashenshugar

    Ashenshugar Banned

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    Then why the **** did you post?

    On topic: I think this is a terrible move by nintendo, god awful decision.
     
  13. Ezekiel86

    Ezekiel86 Chillin in the Mill

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    As far as regional VC games goes, I found an executable some time back which allows you to alter the regional coding of Super Nintendo ROMs, it was originally made for converting ROMs to regionally acceptable formats for hardware like the Super WildCard (the Lilith of all ROMs). I'm just looking for a suitable link, but if anyone is interested you can PM me and I'll send it over to you.
     
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    what no earthbound **** this sucks
     

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