Okay, I kinda have two questions

Firstly, can Project M, the project to make Brawl play like Melee work off of a USB loader? I own Brawl but my Wii laser broke, which is why I actually hacked it in the first place but yeah.

Secondly, If Project M DOES work from a backup, I need a US ISO to play it, however mine is PAL and the last thing I want is to lose my completed save file, and I know from experience that the save files don't transfer, so does anybody know if it is possible to convert the save file in any way from PAL to NSTC, challenges et all?