Disc reading issue
I have a softmodded wii running 4.1u firmware, and was wondering if somebody here could give me a hand.
I purchased the Metroid Prime Trilogy recently (a real copy) but when I try to run it, the screen becomes black and white, and is not centred properly (it's shifted downward).
I've tried various things, but nothing seems to work. Any tips?
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That sounds like an out of region game. there is a guide for that game but I don't think it is what you need.
I have an NTSC (USA) Wii, and the game is from my region (the disc says for use in USA, Canada and Mexico) so I don't think it's a region issue.
Could it be the fact that I'm running 4.1u instead of the most current version?
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I dont know a fix for your problem but I do know its nothing to do with your sm because games aren't reliant on sm.
Are you running the game through the Nintendo disc channel or through neo gamma?
try running it thugh neo gamma or USB loader GX disc option
I'll give those a spin and see how it works out. The main reason I'm wanting this fixed is I don't like having to load the different DOL's to play each game, and I'd like to be able to change the game difficulty.
The symptoms are all classic out of region ones you mention. Perhaps the disc is mislabeled?
By using neogamma's disc load, and forcing it to NTSC, it works properly!! Thanks for the tips, but the initial problem boggles my mind a bit. I know my wii is NTSC (I have Sakura Wars on disc and it works), and my Metroid disc is region one... very very odd.
Sorry to dig this up but I have an update:
I purchased Monster Hunter 3 (disc copy) and know that it is US region NTSC. I have the same issues as when I tried to load using the disc channel for Metroid Prime Trilogy (black and white), but when I load it through neoGamma it works fine.
I remember when I was originally softmodding my wii I think I might have used "regionfrii" (can't remember... as I get older the memory gets shorter) in an attempt to get my wii to play discs from any region. Could I have done something to make my wii think it's PAL and thereby not play NTSC discs?
I checked using Any Region Changer but it says everything is USA there and my firmware is 4.1 U.
Any ideas / tips would be appreciated. It's not the end of the world as I can play the games through neogamma but I'd like them to play properly with the disc channel if possible.