Questions about Mr Driller: Drill Land on PAL Wii

January 20, 2014

Hi there, I’ve finally figured out how to play the Japanese Gamecube title, Mr Driller: Drill Land via RGB without the red tint and with Gamecube saves activated. Using AnyRegionChanger, I change the Game Region to “Japanese” and leave everything else as it is. I then power off/on my Wii and boot up the disc via Wii Swiss 0.3. Of course after play I have to change Game Region back again to play the rest of my games and then reinstated the Shopping Channel.

What I’d like to know is if there are any other softmods to get the above without using AnyRegionChanger. I’ll list the various other methods I’ve tried but did not work:

* Wii Swiss/Gecko by themselves – Disc boots in proper RGB but saves do not work. I have tried changing game language to Japanese in Gecko but same result

* Japanese Emunand via ModMii – Disc boots and saves work but red tint. Emunand video options have no effect.

* Region free activated via BootMii on my real Nand – Wii registers Gamecube disc but black screen on play. Looks like it’s trying to boot it in PAL 50hz

* Using AnyRegionChanger as above and then extracting my Nand via WiiFlow – disc boots and saves work but still red tint.

I can play on my Japanese Emunand via Component cable connected to HDTV, but the picture quality is nowhere near as good as RGB SCART on a CRT. The majority of CRT’s in the UK do not use Component and an expensive video transcoder is required.

So do you know if there are any softmods that allow me to play Drill Land on a Wii in RGB with working saves, or is using AnyRegionChanger the only way? If it’s the latter I will simply pick up another PAL Wii.

Please note I am using an original retail disc, not a backup

Thanks in advance.

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