Trick your (PAL) Wii to play (NTSC) GNC Games *Updated*
Pretty ghetto. Not a mod at all, just some switching before your Wii knows what you are doing.
A clever little bugger over at the MaxConsole has managed to ‘hack’ the Wii to play import games. Any PAL system can play any NTSC title using this clever little method, but it takes a bit of speedy manoeuvring. No wire cutting, no faffing about, nothing technical, just taking out one disk and putting in another. Here’s how it works, step by step.
Shove in a PAL GameCube disk
Enter the Disk Channel section Point your Wii Remote at the start button but DON’T start the game just yet. Press the eject button on the Wii then, after a second or so, click on the on-screen start button on the Wii. The speedy bit: the moment your Wii chucks out the PAL disk, quickly whip it out and shove in the NTSC disk (you have to be VERY quick). The game should boot up as normal.
So these Euro’s figured this out. The question for me now is will this work the other way around? In theory it should but for all we know the Euro Wii had the PAL format rigged like a Gamecube to Wii Port.