Play history paranoia

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by thinkoutsidetheb, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. thinkoutsidetheb
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    thinkoutsidetheb Advanced Member

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    OK. I did a half-ass test (by half-ass I just did this the once, didn't move my clock up on my Wii to create a new play history log) with the Wii play history from the message board. I ran various channels for no longer than 5mins each. I didn't dump any raw data so I don't know how significant this noodle of info is. Here's a workaround if you are REALLY that PARANOID. Basically run 10 entries into the play history then anything after that is categorized as "Others".

    Homebrew Channel
    00:01

    Homebrew Channel
    00:01

    Super Mario World
    00:04

    Super Mario Bros. 3
    00:01

    Super Mario World
    00:02

    Mii Channel
    00:02

    Mario Kart Wii (c'mon nintendo, tag it in the playhistory as Mario Kart Channel)
    00:01

    Photo Channel
    00:01

    Forecast Channel
    00:01

    News Channel
    00:03

    Now the next channel I selected (Super Mario Bros. 3) the play history began to file all entries as "Others" under the 10th entry "News Channel".

    Others
    00:01

    I then proceeded to go into the Homebrew Channel for 2 possible play history entries of 5 seconds then 1 minute which should add another 2 minutes to the total time (Apparently loading a channel and going to the title screen counts as 1min even tho it was only 5 seconds).

    After that I played Star Soldier R (1 turn on 2min and quick shot mode) which added another 4 minutes to the play history.

    Others
    00:05

    Total 00:22
     
  2. teq

    teq GBAtemp Maniac

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    I noticed this, but didn't think it meant much.

    Good find.
     
  3. Houda

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    "Others" is not important but the time history can be view by Nintendo (in the Nintendo Channel it's sure, maybe in other channels too...)
     
  4. teq

    teq GBAtemp Maniac

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    The Nintendo Channel may log play history in realtime, but I doubt anyone has logged packets to figure it out.

    It's possible that they save bandwidth and only request certain play usage at a given time.