A clever little forum member over at MaxConsole has managed to find a way to play import NTSC GameCube titles on your PAL Wii. How? Find out next.
The original topic details how to take advantage of a flaw in the Wii hardware by simply taking out a PAL disk and quickly putting in an NTSC one. But how do you do it we hear you cry. Well…
- Put in a PAL GameCube disk
- Enter the Disk Channel menu screen
- Point your Wii Remote at the start button but DON’T start the game quite yet.
- Push the eject button on the Wii console then, after about a second, click on the on-screen start button on the Wii before it disappears.
- Now you have to be quick. The moment your Wii shoves out the PAL disk, quickly remove it from the console and shove in the NTSC disk.
- The game should boot up normally.
We’ve tried it out ourselves and it works just fine. It is a bit of a refined art, so if you don’t get it first time keep on trying and you’ll get the technique right eventually. We’re a bit concerned that Nintendo will discover the problem and release an system update to remove it from the system, but until then you can use it as much as you like. No modding, no hacking, no use of Freeloader disks, just do the above. Let us know how you get on and enjoy import gaming on your Wii!