Anyone can now sign up for the Nintendo Developer Portal

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  1. I pwned U!
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE!

    I encourage anyone who does not intend to release anything on the eShop to avoid signing into the portal or the NDI (Nintendo Developer Interface) from now on.

    From the notice about Nintendo's recently updated terms:
    In other words, signing in to the portal or the NDI will automatically update the terms that you are bound to.

    Here is why signing in is a very bad idea if you do have no interest in releasing anything on the eShop:
    This new wording removes a legal loophole that I discussed in another thread a while back.

    By signing in, you and any SDK projects that you release will no longer be protected from successful legal action by the older exemption rules. Worse yet, it could potentially lead to legal problems for emulator development and for homebrew made with open source SDKs. This is due to their development relying on information found via reverse engineering, rather than information made available via "authorized release or disclosure by Nintendo."

    The only situation where you would likely be safe logging in is if you made an account using fake information and a VPN and/or Tor, and you made sure to avoid logging in without hiding your real IP address. As long as you continue logging in only while using a VPN and/or Tor, then you should be safe, and Nintendo will probably never be able to track you down.

    This is the end of the important notice. Everything that follows is from my original post.

    On July 6, 2016, Nintendo merged the Wii U Developers Program and the Nintendo Developers portals.

    Not only do Wii U Developers program members get access to 3DS development software, but the entry requirements have been lowered big time.

    You can now sign up, agree to the NDA, and access the full portal, even without being a Wii U Developers Program member!

    What does this mean for you?

    Go to https://developer.nintendo.com/register/create, register, agree to the NDA, and enjoy easy and fully authorized access to all of the SDK tools!

    If you are a homebrew developer, you can also start preparing your projects for official eShop releases!

    Keep in mind, however, that Nintendo will not allow you to publish your project(s) to the eShop unless you buy a development console for the platform(s) that you have made your project(s) for.

    Of course, if publishing projects(s) for the eShop does not interest you, and/or you do not have the money for a development console, that does not stop you from allowing other people who have signed the NDA from enjoying your project(s) with 3DS CFW (after converting them from a dev build to a retail one) or Loadiine! The other great thing about this is that you do not have to follow the restrictions that Lotcheck enforces!

    Examples of the benefits of creating project(s) that are not being developed for the eShop include:

    • ARM11 kernel access for your CTR-SDK project(s)!
    • Being able to port and further develop fanmade Unity projects with Nintendo or another company's IP! One example is taking the Super Mario 64 HD project source code and using it to develop Super Mario 64 U. (Touchscreen map on the GamePad like in the DS version anyone?:D) Just make sure to watch out for this imposter of a former Nintendo employee. He claims to be part of Nintendo's legal team so that he can get away with removing links to fanmade content!
    Now with that said...

    Try it for yourself right now!

    Whether or not this is just a temporary error in Nintendo's system is yet to be determined, but it seems rather unlikely at this point.

    Here are some tips for users who are having trouble with setting up an account:

    • Putting a check on the box for "This organization has an existing publishing agreement with Nintendo." can sometimes lead to you receiving the confirmation emails faster.
    • Make sure that you check for two emails; one with a link for confirming the registration, and another with a link to the NDA.
    • If you are having trouble logging in after this, then follow these steps for creating a new password to replace the randomly generated one that Nintendo gave you.
      • Go to https://ndid.mng.nintendo.net/ndid.
      • Select the My Information tab on the left.
      • Select the Edit User tab below the black navigation bar on the top.
      • Type a new password into each of the New Password form boxes.
      • You should now be able to log in successfully!

    If you are considering joining, here is the agreement that you will have to accept:
    NDA
    Note:

    I was not the first user to discover this.
     
    Last edited by I pwned U!, Nov 16, 2016 - Reason: Added a warning about the legal risks that are posed by the updated terms.
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    Interesting...
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  3. vayanui8

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    Seems like a rather large oversight. It'll certainly be convenient for everyone until they fix it though
     
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    Eh. Ryan can't speak for a company like Nintendo. We aren't too sure if it's a bug or not. If it is, be aware that it will be fixed promptly.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Get your SDKs now!

    ...or not. :creep:
     
  5. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    Does it have to be an organization or individual?
     
  6. Deboog

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    The FAQ makes it sound like they really are opening it up. This might be a genius move. What if Nintendo becomes the Steam of consoles?
     
  7. DeslotlCL

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    What could i put in job title? mommy can i lie and put game developer? :unsure:
     
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    You can be an individual.
    I just put "(my company name that I made up) CEO."
     
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    Success, unity for n3ds suun :D
     
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    gimme your "company" name so i can lie work for you :P
     
  11. Memoir

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    I sent them an email in regards to my issue. Wonder if they'll get back to me? o.o
     
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    keven3477 Fresh Prince of Lemonade

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    well I applied, hopefully I will make something if I am accepted
     
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    I just added a poll to help gauge how many people this works for!
     
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  14. Davidosky99

    Davidosky99 Eevee :3

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    Grabbed all the Wii U and 3ds files.
    Was certainly very easy, took me 10 minutes to set up with TOR+Fake Info(for security)+Disclosed(created on TOR) Email
     
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  15. Yudowat

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    Signed up successfully :)
     
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    some one could make a free game with an exploit in it and put it on eshop
     
  17. Davidosky99

    Davidosky99 Eevee :3

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    Cool, I signed up and am waiting for approval. I'm down to make little games!
     
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    Davidosky99 Eevee :3

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    nice luck on your projects! :)
     
  20. mbcrazed

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    Thank you! :) I hope to have time before I'm trapped doing college again. Do you plan on making some things?
     
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