Is there ANY way at all..

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  1. Sailor
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    ..that Nintendo could possibly brick the DS's of the people who own R4? Like, I don't think it flashes or anything..but could they send out a FirmWare that stops people from continuing to use the R4?
    Doesn't seem like they're doing anything to the many who pirate games D:
    But that's a good thing for us I guess [​IMG]
     


  2. Seccom Masada

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    Well, nothing's happened so far.
     
  3. E2EKIEL

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    did you ever had to update the firmware of your DS? I don't think so. the only thing they could do block the access to WCN or use a new security on the carts blocking the possibility to make a backup of it.
     
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    i seriously doubt they could do that.
     
  5. Sailor
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    I didn't even know you COULD update the DS firmware [​IMG]
    But to the replies on this forum, that's good. I prefer my DS's un-bricked.
     
  6. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Nintendo hates flash cart industry. They can't do anything about it. Let's just leave it at that.
     
  7. Sailor
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    Hmm...I see.
    Just another question though, how likely is it to get busted for downloading a ROM?
     
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    It has happened, when people with flashme tried to update their system with Mario Kart - the first wifi game. It attempted to write the firmware, which was modded, bricking the system.
     
  9. DarkAura

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    Zero to nothing.

    Nintendo can't do nothin' bout the flash carts and ROMs.

    However, ROMs can be legal, as well as illegal.

    @1Sailor
     
  10. Sailor
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    But it can't happen with the R4, I presume..?
     
  11. Sailor
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    Ah, I see. It's legal to use them as "backup games".
    Forgot about that.
     
  12. zeppo

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    not likely at all. Just don't give a bunch of information or host the roms yourself. You see, downloading them is legal if you actually own the games. However, the sites have no way of knowing whether you do or not if you're just another I.P. address.

    And another thing: Nintendo has tried to foil our plans (see arm7.bin). We just always figure out how to get around it.
     
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    No, it's only legal if its from a shareware site. Any other are kind of illegal.
     
  14. Sailor
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    Shareware site? [​IMG]
    Ehh, I could've promised that if you owned them it was legal to download from anywhere :0
     
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    Did you guys not even notice my post? Now you're just rephrasing what I said.
     
  16. Nero

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    Actually, it's still illegal to download ROMs even if you own the game. Well, at least in the USA.
     
  17. Sailor
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    Yea, I read it. I understand now :3
    Just don't get what you mean by don't give a bunch of information..
    And I'd never host ROMs xD

    But that's pretty smart, I guess. How the sites have no way of knowing and you're just another IP Address.
     
  18. zeppo

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    That is not true. It is legal to download a ROM if you own the actual cartridge (in the USA).

    EDIT: responding to mr. nero btw.
     
  19. Nero

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    Wow.. I must be really misinformed... Have any references? Or at least someone could verify this.
     
  20. zeppo

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    Well I could post a link to the info section of almost any ROM site, but that would be posting a link to a ROM site...