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    NTSC-J Discs on a NTSC-U Wii

    I've spent a few days reading lots of guides and searching on these forums, but the information seems to be old/outdated/totally confusing, and on the newbie guides, my specific issue is not really touched upon, as far as I can tell.

    I'm trying to softmod my NTSC-U 4.3 Wii for the sole purpose of playing legitimately purchased NTSC-J game discs. I've gotten as far as successfully loading BootMii as boot2 and HBC, as well as a few cIOSes because of some softmod guidance from a different website (sheepish look), which I know I'm not supposed to name here.

    I had really hoped to keep things simple, so I've been searching very carefully for the best approach, but I'm still a little confused.

    Priiloader is lauded all over the forums for being great brick protection, which is wonderful, but I haven't found a lot of specific information on how it deals with discs from different regions. What I've found is that I need to use something else (neogamma?), but when I look that up, I see a LOT of posts with people having errors because of that. From what I've found, StartPatch will let me play different discs straight from the disc channel, but everyone on this forum really seems to discourage StartPatch!

    If I follow the newbie "Mod ANY Wii" guide and do Priiloader, will my problem be solved? Should I really be aiming for StartPatch? I'd greatly appreciate some clarification and guidance.

    Thanks!

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    You cant go wrong with the ANY Wii guide. It also installs the latest Neogamma, which is the best backup disc loader out there. Also, in priiloader you can enable Region Free Wii Games, which will allow you to play games from any region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjizzle View Post
    It also installs the latest Neogamma, which is the best backup disc loader out there. Also, in priiloader you can enable Region Free Wii Games, which will allow you to play games from any region.
    Thanks for your reply!

    By backup disc loader, do you mean it's a loader that I will use just in case my wii decides not to read a disc, or do you mean this is what I will use to to play my J discs? This also ties into my other question: does Region Free Wii on priiloader direct me to neogamma or does it actually let me go about my business with the regular disc loader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutalpoodle View Post
    Thanks for your reply!
    By backup disc loader, do you mean it's a loader that I will use just in case my wii decides not to read a disc, or do you mean this is what I will use to to play my J discs?
    It's "backup disc" loader. It lets you load discs with a lot more options to try and make it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by brutalpoodle View Post
    Thanks for your reply!
    This also ties into my other question: does Region Free Wii on priiloader direct me to neogamma or does it actually let me go about my business with the regular disc loader?
    I think it will apply to games through the regular system menu's disc loader. Either way follow the softmod ANY wii guide, that will get you up to date, and safely backed up. Once done that, you should be able to answer your questions for sure.

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