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    Wii to Wii U transfer has region issues. How to solve??

    Hi there, I'm new here, I'm from Holland and been playing Nintendo since 1987.
    When the Gamecube came out, I got myself a US version while on holiday, since it was released 6 months earlier over there. In order to keep backwards compatibility, I also got a US Wii 6 years ago.

    However, since games don't get delayed so much anymore for europe, and it's always a hassle to import, I decided to get a PAL Wii U last month. However, the Wii transfer system doesn't allow me to transfer my US Wii to the PAL Wii U.

    So I was already doing some research. I already got the Homebrew Channel up and running on the Wii U (with some help of a second hand PAL copy of SSBB). So now I have 3 options:

    1. use Gecko OS: already tried it, and it works! I can play all my US Wii games on the PAL Wii U. However, I can't acces my old save games or all my Virtual Console titles, and probably have to buy some of them again.
    2. Change the region code of the old US Wii to PAL using AnyRegion_Changer. Haven't tried it yet, sounds tempting to change my old console to PAL, and then see if it will transfer all the old data, however then I still need to use the Gecko OS for playing the NTSC games on the still-PAL Wii U.
    3. Change the region of the new PAL Wii U to NTSC (only the Wii-mode). I already tried running the AnyRegion_Changer on my Wii U, however I got an error (Error! ES_OpenTitleContent (ret = -1026)). According to wiibrew.org it's a known error, and I should first use DOP-Mii to install IOS36 v1042, and then it 'might' work. If it would work, I can probably just transfer my old Wii without hassle, and get to play NTSC wii games right from the menu without the need of Gecko OS.


    So, I got a few options here. I know option 1 works, and I'm glad, at least get to play all the Wii games through the Gecko OS. But, that still isn't a system transfer without all the saves and VC games.
    Anybody have experience with this? Would it hurt to run DOP-Mii on the Wii U, and then use the AnyRegion Changer? Any chance to brick the Wii-mode on the Wii U? Any other options?? Thanks.

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    Option 2 is your best bet. Don't mess with the Wii U until more has been found out about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunparekh18 View Post
    Option 2 is your best bet. Don't mess with the Wii U until more has been found out about it.

    Sent from my A75 using WiiHacks. Please excuse grammar and punctuation errors, if any.
    My thoughts exactly. Change that region code and give'er a try.

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    You should be able to extract and install save games with a save game manager compatable with ahbprot, or install a vwii compatable cios236.

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    thanks for the input, i tried changing my original Wii's region to Europe, and it worked after running DOP-Mii. However I did get some errors when entering the Wii menu. Also, the euro Wii shop didn't work because I first have to delete my US account, which then also automatically will delete all downloaded games... which defeats the purpose of transfering everything. Because I guess it will transfer the broken wii-store to the Wii U?
    So I'm probably just going to keep it as is, I can run my old NTSC Wii games on the Wii U through Gecko OS now, and I can probably emulate all those old NES/SNES/N64 games instead of buying them again. And if there's more news on hacking the Wii U I can always change my mind.

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