Sony Confirms NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics Hitting EU PSN

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142w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the Sony PlayStation Store Team has confirmed that NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics are being prepared to hit the European PSN Store.

To quote: I am very pleased to confirm that US and Japanese PSone emulations are being prepared for release on the SCEE PlayStation Stores.

While I cannot yet confirm dates or any of the titles in process at this time, there are a few that are already in process and you will start to see them publishing in the future.

What does this mean for you, the consumers?

Here are the key points:

• Publishers who own the rights to release PSone titles that were previously only available in the US and/or Japan will now be able to apply to have them released on the SCEE PlayStation Stores (providing they are rated by the appropriate ratings boards for each territory).

• All titles will be published 'as is', with either English or Japanese language game content where available.

• All titles will run at 60 Hz and you will need a 60 Hz capable display to play them properly.

This also means that if a PAL version of a title has been unable to pass QA in SCEE, but the NTSC version is already available on the PlayStation Store in SCEA or SCEJ, we can look at publishing...
 

Semi-brick Fix NTSC Disc for Wii released!

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309w ago - Bushing has created a disc to fix NTSC-U wii's which got semi-bricked by the Mario Kart updates or any other out of region updates.

Download: Semi-brick Fix (NTSC) Disc for Wii

To quote: I've made a disc which will hopefully fix any NTSC Wii that got bricked by an imported Mario Kart game (or similar). It is an ISO with one partition – an update partition – and it contains three files: IOS30-64-v1040.wad, SystemMenu-v289.wad, and __update.inf:

System Menu v289 is the newest NTSC version of the system menu available on Nintendo's download servers; it's what you will get if you go into the Settings Menu and perform an update. I packed it into a WAD, and maintained the original, valid Nintendo signature, so it should be safe to install. (The disc, however, is fakesigned. This should not be a problem.)

I'm including IOS30 as well, just in case – it's what this system menu uses. I would expect all systems out there to already have it installed, but hey.

Obligatory warning – I have tested this on 3 Wiis and it seemed to work fine, but I can't make any promises that it won't brick your Wii. It contains no safeguards; use this ONLY on an NTSC (US) Wii. If you use...
 







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