New Nintendo protection broken in under 24 hours!

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Oct 29, 2007
  1. Opium
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    New Nintendo protection broken in under 24 hours!
    Mario Galaxy on CycloWiz & D2Ckey
    [​IMG]



    It has taken under 24 hours for Team Cyclops to crack Nintendo's new copy protection on Super Mario Galaxy. The CycloWiz now joins the D2CKey as the only modchips capable of playing the backup.



    The new beta firmware for CycloWiz modchips defeats Nintendo's protection by improving the stealth mode of the chip. Super Mario Galaxy initially could detect if your Wii was running a burnt copy of the game and returned an error that a modchip was detected on your system.




    All other modchips are now having to play catchup to the excellent example and quick standards set by Team Cyclops. This news may be frustrating if you are an owner of a different modchip but remember CycloWiz has proven it is indeed possible to defeat Nintendo's new copy protection.



    The Wiikey Team has already stated they are well aware of the issue and are "currently investigating the issues and will post a new announcement as soon as we have something to report."



    The backup will run on both NTSC and PAL Wii systems, however the game includes a mini-update on the disc that could wreck a PAL Wii menu. Use caution if running this game on PAL.



    The Metroid Prime 3 "turn-off trick" does work. You can avoid duplicate News and Weather channels on a PAL Wii by using this method. But please remember you MUST be on the latest Wii system firmware before attempting this trick. As of writing the latest firmware is 3.1.



    [​IMG] CycloWiz 3.6 Beta (NTSC)

    [​IMG] CycloWiz 3.6 Beta (PAL)

    [​IMG] Source



     


  2. tjas

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    Woow cheers for the cyclo team!!
     
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    amazing talent!!!! propz!!!!
     
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    I feel bitter...the WiiKey says they are 'investigating the issue' with absolutely no ETA...knowing the Xeno team, they are going to take years before completion of this update (anyways it won't be released till when we don't care anymore).

    Anyways enjoy the game Cyclo owners...I shouldn't of blasted you guys back in the early purchasing days. Cause now I envy you guys.
     
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    I'm surprised to the extremes people go to avoid paying for copy.... the game is totally worth buying people... [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know about most people, but I plan on buying it on release. I think a lot (not all) people are in the same boat, we just want to play it early [​IMG]
     
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    Has anybody confirmed whether an original copy of the game will run on a Wiikey modchipped Wii?

    I have no problem buying an original copy of the game to play but I don't want to buy it if it won't work on my Wiikey'd Wii.
     
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    Good news!

    Maybe the Wiikey team and other teams can work on getting past this.
    And maybe people will stop flooding that damn Mario release topic so the portal can return back to normal...
     
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    Yes it will work fine, only burnt discs have the issue.
     
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    The commotion will not die down until the WiiKey team releases an update and through our experience, we know it takes literally forever.
     
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    It was reported to work just fine. The Wii only has troubles with it if it is a burnt copy of the game.
     
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    SUCK ON THOSE BALLS NINTENDO
     
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    All wiikey owners = screwed for eternity (ex. Yours Truly)
     
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    Apparently the team wasn't trying to fix Super Mario Galaxy, but just made their chip more efficient. The fact that SMG works was an unexpected bonus.
     
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    Not cool. We love nintendo. Most of us buy the games we really like. Most of us. And those who don't do that buy lots of official hardware, accessories, and virtual console games and have girlfriends who do buy all the games they like.
     
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    i wish i had bought a cyclowiz instead... of the wiikey
     
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    I have already pre-ordered my order my copy... But what about other less polished games that deserve a "test run" only and may also feature protection?

    What about PAL owners who otherwise have to wait (potentially) months longer to play/buy the same games as their US counterparts?

    This is about more than just a single release...
     
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    This is amazing news, people always bash each others mods but the true test is speed of updates when theres a problem and Cyclo have just owned everyone.
    Glad I still don't have a Wii! Considering buying this and Metroid next month tho heh, both games are totally worth it!
    Didn't feel like posting in the 906 post SMG release thread (btw I'm pretty sure that's a record for this site!!).
     
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    considering their messages, it seems they have updated their chips to fix a reading issue on the disc, not a stealth issue as they said the wii can check the ram of the drive chips. So a patch of the iso might be possible.
     
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    Congrats Team Cyclops!
     

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