How does Cafiine work? What is it doing?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Silent Hell, May 13, 2016.

  1. Silent Hell

    Silent Hell GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 12, 2015
    United States
    Chicagoland area
    Sorry for sounding ignorant, but I searched for this and haven't found an exact answer for my question.

    Here is what I know: Cafiine allows us to use legit discs to "patch" certain files as determined by us.

    But here is where I get confused because I haven't really messed with it yet. Is it loading a custom patch file we made? Or is it literally we are putting raw game files into a folder and it just patches it over with that?

    The reason I ask is because the game I want to mod has no title updates and I'm wondering if cafiine is essentially running "custom" title updates so we'd need a prexisting update in order to use cafiine. I'm assuming this is wrong though. (Optimistically)