3DS Security idea

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by YoshiInAVoid, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. YoshiInAVoid
    OP

    YoshiInAVoid GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Banned
    560
    337
    Jan 10, 2011
    I had an idea. Maby Nintendo will start making special 3DS games that only work with a firmware update! This firmware update, also disables flashcarts! Those pirates will be screwed. I wish it would happen but if it did, then they would just make new flashcarts anyway. But it's a cool idea anyway, so tell me what you think in the comments.
     
  2. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

    Member
    1,677
    19
    Oct 28, 2010
    Netherlands
    alanjohn check ur pm
    I don't have Wi-Fi connection.
    ...
    ...
    Wow, that's going to be a huge library of games.
     
  3. ByteMunch

    ByteMunch GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    444
    7
    Jan 2, 2010
    F/W updates on game cards, same as wii [​IMG]
     
  4. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    Member
    2,784
    847
    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    but if you pirate all your games then you haven't updated in the first place... thus no security...
     
  5. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,703
    472
    Oct 10, 2008
    lol. These threads.

    Unless you mean auto-updating games, it's how it is already.
    If you do mean auto-updating games, then that doesn't change a thing.
    It wouldn't make the game special to do either.

    I want to clarify this in light of the recent thread:
    By auto-updating I mean
    *boot, check internet for latest firmware version, check system firmware version. if 1>2 - update # else - play.
    I don't mean it would update your 3DS without you clicking "accept" at some point, and being given a choice to update.
     
  6. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Member
    4,450
    40
    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    It could be like what the PSP did, but people found a way around that rather easily.
     
  7. yifan_lu

    yifan_lu @yifanlu

    Member
    663
    1,387
    Apr 28, 2007
    United States
    Don't they already try to do that with the wii? Problem is, once a console is hacked, you can pretty much do anything, including bypassing all checks and blocks.
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,129
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    That's what pretty much every system except the DS/i already does.

    The DS/i is the only one that doesn't do it (and people are surprised when we tell them that games won't make them update).
     
  9. Coto

    Coto GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,385
    426
    Jun 4, 2010
    Chile
    Agreed xD really.
    -

    A 3DS system menu need to be online. What if they release a faulty/glitchy system menu and put them on the latest game? Caos, hacks and stuff. And they, Nintendo, can silently cover holes in their system. Guess they´ve learned the lesson with sudokuhax. The best bet they can do is to ship irresistible content inside a firmware update (through internet), so they can be sure you´ll update anyways, or either replace any buggy app with a patched/improved version of it.