Internet features of wiiU.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by mike333, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. mike333
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    Nintendo is getting into this new cool thing called internet.
    History shows us that there were lots of exploits in browsers, image/movie/media parsers, javascript, etc.

    I wonder if we get exploit from this area first.
     
  2. Cyan

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    I don't know about exploits.

    But, talking about Internet features, I really like the fact that javascript has a lot of possibility to interact with the gamepad:
    http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/Internet_Browser

    It detects touch screen position, button pressed, accelerometers, etc.


    edit:
    I fixed your title (Wii > WiiU)
     
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  3. HaTaX

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    I could definitely see someone releasing a little web server interface for getting your content onto the Wii-U using some of those methods. Once they're better understood it'd be pretty easy to setup a package that was ready made for apache and could easily be deployed to whatever OS you're running. Then you just browse that server from the Wii-U and stream your video files or whatever over to the Wii-U to be played.

    Kinda cool and really opens up possibilities to use the Wii-U as a media center device.
     
  4. mysticwaterfall

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    Exploits are unlikely. People had grand ideas about hacking the 3ds through the browser, never happened.

    Now, cool things can probably be done through the browser though, as mentioned above.
     
  5. CyanPrime

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    The Wiki is down. Any chance you got a backup of the article, or that you know how to use the tablet buttons in JavaScript?
     
  6. DJ91990

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    So, can the Wii U use flash/java so we can make awesome Wii U flash/javas games? Perhaps a Minecraft port for the Wii U?
     
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    No, but you can use HTML5 and JavaScript.
     
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    Gah, HTML5 uses far more processing power to do barely anything VS what flash can do with barely any processing power.
    If everyone is pushing HTML5 then those pushing it better damn well optimize the crap out of it!
     
  9. Rydian

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    Got any info on this?

    Like, benchmarks and numbers and junk.
     
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    wiibrew and 3Dbrew sometime have the same problem, it will be back soon.

    in your code I don't see how you are reading the WiiU events, you are using the default touch event?
    The WiiU browser is exposing two objects to javascript events : the gamePad and the Wiimote.

    I still had that page open in my browser, so here is a copy from yesterday:

    InternetBrowser, wiki version from 2012-11-25
     
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  12. ruiner9

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    If javascript can detect button pushes on the gamepad, then seeing a Java-based NES emulator within the browser that responds to the controller should be relatively easy. Has anyone tested the browser NES emulators yet?
     
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  13. msaraiva

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    Javascript ≠ Java. That said, there are NES and MSX emulators written in Javascript.
     
  14. Rydian

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    Well, Javascript can pass info to embedded objects, right?
     
  15. Supercool330

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    The Wii U web browser doesn't run Java.