Famicom mini rewriting tool has been released

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  1. mooglazer
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    tl;dr japanese - you are able to add/remove ROMs from the Famicom Mini, effectively CFW. This should also apply to the NES Classic. This requires no special hardware, just a USB cable and Windows PC. This utility overwrites the ROM in your Famicom Mini, so be warned you could end up with a paperweight.

    USE WITH CAUTION DANGER ACHTUNG (article in Japanese)

    http://honeylab.hatenablog.jp/entry/2017/01/05/215302
     
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    Never mind, i didnt read that right. My bad :P
     
  3. Flame

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    i too like to live dangerously
     
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  4. dronesplitter

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    Many questions, like, how big should boxarts be to not cause issues when adding games (does it resize?), why only the 9 slots, are you only customizing a set of 30 games or does this add potentially more than 30 at a time, etc.
     
  5. elBenyo

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    This is very good news. I didn't expect it to be cracked so soon or so easily without some hardware or hardmod.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    I'm not surprised it has been cracked, but I'm glad it has :P
     
  7. dronesplitter

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    Apparently this has you install a driver through its interface (have to hold the reset button on the mini when you plug it into the PC), then it freely communicates and rewrites the nand on the mini to customize games. So the usb connection is open to all of this, rather than being only for power.
     
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    I don't disagree, but at the same time, don't see a point beyond just to do it to prove you can do it. In a world where things like the pi exist, and are easier/cheaper to get ahold of, it's not a real practical thing to do.
     
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    The Pi can use better emulators, but they're not 100% user friendly no?
     
  10. elBenyo

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    If you have ever bought a Pi you already know what to expect.
     
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    Nope, already have all the emulator devices I could ever want, PC and Wii U solves all it right there, hooked up to my PC monitor as well.
     
  12. duffmmann

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    This feature coupled with a wireless controller (probably go with 8bitdo for their quality products), actually makes the NES mini appealing to me. I mean with the Wii U now hacked, its a little hard to be too interested in getting an NES mini except for the much nicer display that it gives compared to the VC titles on the Wii U. At this point, if I ever do come across one in store at $60, I'd be be much more tempted to get it.
     
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    So basically...as long as we carefully follow the Japanese guidelines we'll be okay. I mean...just how hard can that be? :creep:
     
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    I knew it was only a matter of time. Hats off to you, hackers. To bad you could just.. you know, emulated these games literally every where else.
     
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    I guess hackers just like a challenge or a hobby, cause i hardly see this to be useful since like you said, ANYWHERE ELSE. Android, Wii with homebrew, PSP, just like. "Oh that's nice, always great for more hacks. Just i don't need it but least there is one." Rather than "OH SNAP! LET ME GET THAT RIGHT NOW." To be honest, i still don't understand how popular this nes classic is unless is just a gift for young or very old people who don't really know anything about emulation consoles. But still the limit of games at once is far worst part of it. :unsure:
     
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    It's a shame that even this emulator isn't very accurate; granted, it's miles ahead of the shoddy Wii U NES, but not Nestopia level.
     
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    What i see this as, is a dedicated emulator. It might not be the best, but it's the closest thing we have to playing NES games on real hardware without a flashcart, in HD. The feel of holding an NES controller in your hand, playing it out of an NES, is the main reason why emulation doesnt "feel right" to me. Not the morality of it, but because nothing can match the feeling of picking a game, popping it in your console, and playing.
     
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    Only issue I see with real hardware is fixing up the games (the save batteries) and making them look good on HDTVs, as old consoles look pretty bad.
     
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    and thats where the nes classic comes in
     
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    Good for playing old games esp. with the ROM injection to add 60+ games, worth 200 dollars it ain't.
     
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