H4k3d Virtual Console games... when?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by TonyCool, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. TonyCool

    TonyCool GBAtemp Fan

    May 19, 2003
    Everybody is talking about Wii Modchips, but anyof you have though about playing Virtual Console downloaded "backups"??

    Will it be possible, or we have to spend our $ or € buying them? (and I mean really VC games, not NES, SEGA or PCE homebrew emulators for GC/Wii).

    I think base its easy: Just need to download same game from 2 (or more) different consoles, try to decrypt it using each one its own Wii code and then make a "keymaker"... sounds pretty easy, I know it's hard.
  2. Wanque

    Wanque GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2005
    I hope someone figures it out eventually, because I've decided not to buy any more VC games until Nintendo gives us the 60hz versions... and as that will probably never happen, using hacked versions seems the only way to go.

    I think it will happen eventually, but it might be a complicated business to get working.
  3. CamaroShifter88

    CamaroShifter88 Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    United States
    I'm no good w/ programming or any of that kind of stuff, but TO ME.. it seems like the only possible way to be able to play VC games on your Wii would be to have an emulator on your Wii, and the games on either a dvd or SD card. Then run the emulator and open up the roms as emulators work on a computer. I know I OVER simplified the whole thing A LOT, but that's the only way I see it working, at least, anytime somewhat soon.

    If they didn't have unique keys for each VC game that coorespond with individual wii's, then I'd say it shouldn't be too hard. But the way it seems to be set up.. it'd be like playing Battlefield 2142 online using someone else's key. It just wooon't work.. :'( However, maybe some sort of "crack" or "flash" will come out that will tell the wii that the code you're giving is a legit code every time, or will just disable the function that verifies the key...

    As you can tell though, the whole thing is all up for grabs. No one really knows when to expect a working answer.
  4. moshii

    moshii GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 6, 2006
    It seems the VC games are encrypted for your machine.. when you buy one your machine sends it's public key and Nintendo send back a version that only your Wii can read. It's probably not hard to capture decrypted versions from the wii's memory but we need homebrew access on the machine to create a dumper and then a launcher.
  5. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    United States
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It'll happen eventually. Right now, we're all focused on getting a 100% working, little DRE modchip ... then we'll worry about VC.
  6. [Truth]

    [Truth] GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2006
    Mushroom Kingdom
    i had no single DRE on any game with my wiikey and my pioneer DVR-111D burner. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. SilverAnalyst

    SilverAnalyst Advanced Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    I have a wiinja version2 and I have absolutely no DREs. The wiinja can also run Gamecube homebrew using GCOS. This means that it can run all the emulators that were made for gamecube.

    There are emulators for all the games on vc that can be run on wiinja. I'm sure that they will work on wiikey as well, just give them a try.
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Some are actually optimized for 50hz so that theres no real difference between PAL and NTSC such as Donkey Kong Country. Some others are 60hz I know a fair few PC Engine games are.

    http://www.vc-reviews.com/ tells you what has and what hasnt
  9. Wanque

    Wanque GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2005
    It's no good if your TV can't display 50hz properly.

    Here is a list of the games that Nintendo have been kind enough to optimise so that they run at the same speed as the NTSC originals:

    1) Super Mario Bros (NES)

    That's it.

    The PC-Engine ones and N64 don't need optimising, and Donkey Kong Country runs properly because it was originally made for 50hz.
  10. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    And it's as buggy as crap and the music doesn't even play right!
  11. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia

    Man I know Nintendo are screwing us by not optomising games to run in PAL format but seriously how many TV's these days can't display both formats correctly??
  12. Wanque

    Wanque GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2005
    Well, mine can't for a start - which is part of the reason I'm so pissed about the whole business. It's a pretty new 32 inch Philips Ambilight LCD, and I know of many other people who are having trouble.
    It comes with using Nintendo's recommended component cables - 50hz just isn't a rate that should be used through component.