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Thread: [GUIDE] Convert NSMB PAL save to NTSC

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    [GUIDE] Convert NSMB PAL save to NTSC

    Short guide on how to convert a PAL save to NTSC.

    ***BACKUP YOUR SAVES FIRST, DON'T COME COMPLAINING IF YOU SCREW IT UP AND LOSE YOUR SAVE.***


    All you need is Savegame Manager here and a hex editor (Hex Editor Neo is free here).

    1. Make sure you have a game save for your NTSC-U version. Then open Savegame Manager and select "extract" and "SD".

    2. Find your NSMBW saves (should be listed twice, one for each region) and extract them.

    3. You can now delete the PAL save file (it's the one that says "Play Mario with your friends!," while the NTSC-U says "A new Mario adventure!". DO NOT DELETE THE NTSC-U SAVEGAME OR YOU WILL GET THE -106 ERROR WHEN YOU TRY TO REINSTALL IT! If you do by accident, just run the NTSC-U game and create a new one.

    4. Now take your SD card and put it in your computer.

    5. In the root of your SD card you will find the "savegames" folder with two more folders in it. The one that ends with "45" is NTSC-U and the one that ends with "50" is your PAL save. Open the PAL folder (00010000534d4e50) and open "wiimj2d.sav" with your hex editor.

    6. The very first thing you should see on the text side is "SMNP". Change the "P" to "E" (yes it is case sensitive) and save.

    7. Copy the edited "wiimj2d.sav" to your NTSC-U folder (00010000534d4e45), and delete the PAL folder.

    8. Now insert the SD card back into your Wii and launch Savegame Manager.

    9. This time select "install" then "SD" and install your NSMBW save.

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    very nice, will try as soon as i get home from work, while playing nsmbw pal version using usb loader on my wii i got to the very last level of world 4 and when i got to the part when i had to use a propellar block to fly up it would freeze everytime, i think its a problem with my iso so i've already gotten 2 different ntsc versions that i will try later and this guide will help me in that process, thanks

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    Will this work for any game? because if it does then get a MOD to change the title.

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    thanks davepm, you're my savior, converted my save file no problem and i am now on world 5 in nsmbw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    Will this work for any game? because if it does then get a MOD to change the title.
    good question! i really dont know to be honest! i will have a play, think i should have some games that i have both copies of.

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    HEY why did I loose my save data when I did this.


    get the reference and NOBODY TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    HEY why did I loose my save data when I did this.


    get the reference and NOBODY TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY
    Should i make the warning a bit bigger?

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    looks big enough

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    followed all your step in guide and worked perfect thank you

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm new here, so I dont want to ask an existing question.
    But I dont see it so here it goes. (Please dont flame)

    I downloaded the save game manager, and there is no .exe to run, just a .DOL, and icon, and an XML file. I miss the part where I open save game manager. I dont see how.

    Thanks

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