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    Modchips & Region Patchers

    Hello,
    I looking into buying a wii console, so now I'm in "learning mode".
    As I understand, there are modchips which basically has 2 functions:
    1. Allow playing burned "backup" games.
    2. Allow playing games from different regions (with 90% success).

    On the other hand, there are Region Patchers which allow changing the region of a specific game ISO.
    In order to play that ISO, you need to burn it and use the disc in a console with a modchip.

    This confuses me a little. If you already have a modchip, why would you need the Region Patcher ? The chip should take care of the region differences, right ?
    But if you don't have a modchip, you won't be able to play the region-patched ISO...

    So, why do we need the Regsion Patchers in the first place ?

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    Some games from different regions have the ability to brick or semi-brick your Wii. Also, some PAL games won't play on NTSC consoles and vice versa.

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    not only is there region patchers but also wii brickblocker ( google it ) run that app and select the iso image to take out the update so you know your wii wont be bricked
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    I downloaded the program bricbloker and I'm curious..I'm sapose to burn the program first then the game or what????? any help would be appreciated.

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    Brickblocker is a program you run on the game ISO before you burn it,
    it removes the update that is present on some games.

    3 of the games that do have updates -
    Mario party 8 NTSC/PAL,
    Metriod prime 3 NTSC ,
    Super paper mario NTSC/PAL.

    You only really need to use it on different region games to ensure you dont update your wii to the wrong region, this is what bricks a wii.

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    Ohh...I understand know thanks....But i do have one more question. I have a wiikey..its legit because I received the hologram of authenticity...anyway I'm unable to play certain games like Godfather Black hand.....its a pal or something and I was wondering if there is anything I can do to make it play able.....that and other regional games from say Japan or Europe...I've already down loaded others like metroid and resident evil 4 with no problem...but they were NTSC. So would you be able to help me out...

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    Maybe try Regionfrii its a program you run on the game ISO before you burn it,
    it allows to patch the game to another region. (doesn't work with every game.)

    you can download it from here -
    RegionFrii - WikiTemp

    And a regionfrii compatibility list (games)-
    Wii Region Patcher Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    Thanks. Iíll try it and get back to you on my success. Cheers

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    I tried the Regionfrii program and I'm unable to run the program properly...every time I try to convert a pal to NTSC USA it tells me its already patch, if I try to patch the output to a different folder it say invalid ISO once its completely done....

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    wii brick blocker guide

    please take look in the guide section before asking for help its self explanitory
    light travels faster than sound thats why some people look bright until they open there mouth

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