Method to Play "backups" on unmodded Wii's

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  1. hippyharry
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    From Hackmii.com

    Dear Nintendo,
    July 17th, 2008 by bushing · No Comments
    As part of our efforts to understand how the Wii works, we believe we
    have found a security issue that could allow pirated Wii games to be
    played on an unmodified Wii console.

    I would like to speak to an engineer about this — please have one contact me at bushing (at) gmail.com.

    Sincerely,
    bushing

    P.S. Sorry for posting this publicly — I tried emailing you three times
    and never received a response. I am trying to follow the model set forth
    in http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/policy.html, so your timely response
    would be appreciated.


    http://hackmii.com/2008/07/dear-nintendo/#more-63
     


  2. peaceburn

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    if this one goes out in the wild , the Wii platform will die in 6 months at most [​IMG]
     
  3. rhyguy

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    The platform will thrive

    Game quality may drop though
     
  4. Prime

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  5. CockroachMan

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    We'll.. did the PSP died after 6 months?
     
  6. Trolly

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    Well, for those who haven't got Brawl yet, they'll still end up getting that (difficult to pirate as far as I know), the Wii MotionPlus is a great peripheral so I'm guessing most people will get that. Not to mention the microphone with Animal Crossing and Guitar Hero and Rock Band which need instruments.
    Even if the platform does get cracked, they'll get as much money from me as they would normally because of peripherals, I just get to play some more games in the meantime [​IMG]

    If Bushing was British, perhaps he would understand why the price of games makes us pirate things. You lot moan about $40 for a game, which I just don't understand, then we have to pay £40 (yeah, $80) for our console games. Some 360 and PS3 titles are even £50 ($100).
    So, yeah, I'm done moaning now.
     
  7. CockroachMan

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    We have to pay 200BRL (100USD) for a Wii game :/
     
  8. Trolly

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    Whoa! Another excuse to pirate I guess.
     
  9. WildWon

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    Don't be fooled, people. Thats the world law as to what all Cocroaches must pay for ANY game, cause they aren't human.

    Crazy bug trying to pass off as a PERSON. What a sad state of affairs. [​IMG]
     
  10. pika3000

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    Posting that on his site really wasn't a smart idea as he has basically tipped off other hackers that there is something worth looking into, that is if this isn't just an attempt to get his website more views. (I've never heard of bushing as I don't own a wii so I don't know what he is capable of or has done)
     
  11. Quanno

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    Lol, and I thaught the prices from the euro's were good...
    €1,00 = $1,5855
    59,99 x $1,5855 $95,11
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Trolly

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    OBJECTION!
    Nup, if you pay close attention to the defendant's name, it reads Cockroach Man. Thus he is half cockroach, and half human. Law states that for this law to be incurred, the "thing" must be at least 3/4 cockroach. You sir, have just been lawyered!
     
  13. peaceburn

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    Well dreamcast didn't made for too long after the first selfbootable images appeared [​IMG] ... and for PSP you need to somehow f*ck up your firmware and this might be a dangerous step that requires additional stuff (pandora) and you cant burn your own UMDs ... while I imagine this one for the Wii just needs a custom IOS and maybe just an upgrade of GeckoOS from Nuke [​IMG] ... for example.
     
  14. CockroachMan

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    LMAO.. Yeah.. If I was a full cockroach I would have to pay even more! [​IMG]


    No.. seriously, that really is the price of games here [​IMG]
    Here's a Brazilian website to prove: http://www.submarino.com.br/games_productd...&CellType=2
     
  15. WildWon

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    I can't understand that crazy cockroach language of that page. Does Babelfish do Cockroach to English?

    (back into serious speak)
    Thats craziness of all kinds of proportions. I suppose thats the cost of importing/exporting :-\ Stupid money laws.
     
  16. Vater Unser

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    Wow, for what reason is bushing trying to crawl into Nintendo's ass?

    They didn't deserve it even before the press conference [​IMG]
     
  17. Mooshywooshy

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    Its just weird to see someone break a patch that Nintendo made like 3 hours after it was patched, and then turn around and do this in hopes of them making a patch.
    I understand why hes doing it and everything, but again its just weird.
     
  18. ProdigySim

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    If any of you watched E3, you'd know that Nintendo's main demographic is now the casual crowd. Mainstream.

    People modding their consoles (hardware OR software) is nowhere near mainstream. The Wii will definitely continue without regard for advances on the homebrewing front.
     
  19. gov78

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    well the dreamcast didnt have updates it was just once of thats why it died in a couple of months....
     
  20. Trolly

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    Agreed, this hack is a hell of a lot easier than installing a modchip, but it's still too difficult for most Wii owners to try. And those are the ones actually buying all the crap that gets pumped out.
    And Ninty definitely don't deserve someone pointing all this out for them after that poor ass conference.