Chances of Nintendo releasing a new FW?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Dungeonseeker, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Dungeonseeker
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    People are saying Wii U is EOL now with NX months away, it's been months since 5.5 released and even then they still didn't patch the exploits that have been present since 5.3 so I'm just wondering, what do you think the chances of us getting an official FW update actually are?

    Do you think they're just waiting for IOSU to drop a new version or do you think they've abandoned the Wii U now?
     
  2. M tha MaN

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    Why should they patch them?

    While Nintendo is focusing on NX, they can sell more WiiU's because they're "hackable"...

    Perhaps when/if IOSU comes out but until then...
     
  3. Dungeonseeker
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    That was my chain of thought tbh. A moddable console is a sellable console and considering Nintendo probably have back stock to shift I'm thinking they're just going to ignore Wii U modding and leave us to it.
     
  4. NexoCube

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    I think they still didn't find how to patch the GX2 exploit, because as some one told me (i have forgotten who it was, maybe rean or something) the exploit will be very hard to patch. I made some research in the rpl's and i found that if they patch it wrong (idk in which way they gonna do that, i'm not haxmaster) some games may not work so yeah, GX2 Exploit may never been patched :P

    (And psssst, some games exploits are coming for Wii U)
     
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    And where did you hear this?
     
  6. NexoCube

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    Some IRC guy told me, and some devs confirmed it on GBATemp or in some forum i don't remember :P Maybe could you told me if its true @NWPlayer123 :creep:
     
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    this is really interesting
     
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  8. supergamer368

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    I don't see a FW update coming soon, but that's good there's a freehax for Wii U, while I gotta go buy some game nobody cares about to hack 3DS while the prices skyrocket....
     
  9. Marko76

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    I am willing to bet any amount of money that Nintendo will bring out a new firmware a week or so before Breath of the wild is on sale.
     
  10. Dungeonseeker
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    Yeah, and they'll make BotW require the new version to launch.
     
  11. trunske

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    Wii Last update it was on 2010 and Wii died at 2012 with the 3 famous RPGs
    The Last Story
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Pandora Towers
    and Project Zero 2.
    Not even an Update for Zelda Skyward Sword Released or Metroid Other M

    Maybe at Wii U will Happen the same or had happened the same because we are only waiting for Zelda (I do not mention that Zelda will be on NX also) and just few people is waiting for Mario Slash Colour
     
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    It would be very interesting if Nintendo themselves were to leak an exploit (albeit secretly) in order to clear their backlog of Wii U consoles as coming off the back of the Wii you know they were expecting to shift a lot more than they did.

    A great gift for those of us that support it and want to see what it can do in a modders hands as, as I've said before, it would be the ultimate home console as its powerful and equipped enough to emulate everything you could ever want to play in one sleek box with a myriad of control options that modders could open up to possibly even more.

    So much potential.
     
  13. SonicCloud

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    Probably the final update will happen when TLOZ:BOW and Splash color releases...

    >tfw nintendo is already getting out another console and yet still iosu isn't there </3<
     
  14. CrystalForce

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    It would never happen, unfortunately, as an exploit would allow piracy, which Nintendo would never want.
     
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    Let's not forget how Nintendo released a DSi firmware update literal years after the 3DS's release just to patch out some flashcards. They don't really stop caring, especially when it comes to piracy.
     
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    Soon as the new zelda comes out I guess that would be the final good wii u title worth sending with an update
     
  17. CJB100

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    It amazes me how many people think Nintendo sees hacking as a good thing. What planet are you from lol? The only video game company to actually embrace that was SEGA, and if the Saturn is any indication, they gave up on that after the Genesis and literally only did it then to be cool compared to Nintendo.
     
  18. Viri

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    Nintendo never sees piracy or hacking of their consoles as a "good thing". But they do sometimes stop giving a fuck, because those Chinese or Indian dev teams don't come cheap! They'll probably release a patch around the time that BOTW comes out.

    Hey, maybe the IOSU devs do secretly have a hack, but they're just waiting for BOTW to come out, so their hack doesn't get patched! /s
     
  19. Fabax01

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    I bet my soul, Nintendo will release an update the day before BOTW. Also, nintendo hates piracy.