[Rumor] WiikeÜ ?

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  1. GilBoy
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    *Staff edit*
    We have a post on the frontpage but we might as well note it here as well

    *This will NOT allow homebrew, emulators, unpurchased games/DLC from the online shop, games from another region, custom menus/dashboards or hacked games to function owing to the way it works. With a further hack it might happen but that would be a further hack and not this.

    *In all probability online activities will still function with this device. Cheating will probably not happen directly with this/because of this device.

    *How easily Nintendo can block it depends upon how well Nintendo have secured their system and to a lesser extent how well the Wiikey team have made the device; read the main pitfalls are fairly obvious and have been tackled on other systems that use similar techniques and the device is a full linux system with programmable chips so basically the ball is in Nintendo's court. What happens with new games and updates to games is a different matter again and less clear cut.
    */staff edit*

    The Wiikey website was updated with this:

    [2013.05.01]
    Yes, its real - we have now completely reversed the WiiU drive authentification, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation K3y. Stay tuned for updates!

    WiikeÜ

    Wiikey U is the first and only optical drive emulator that allows you to play all your WiiU games from any USB media!

    * Play your WiiU and Wii games from any USB media!
    * Compatible with all WiiU models and regionsD
    * User friendly intuitive interface
    * No soldering required
    * Multi-language support
    * Supports most popular file systems, including EXT4/3/2, Max OS X, and NTFS
    * Powerful embedded Linux system
    * High-speed USB2 interface
    * Firmware and FPGA fully in-system updatable from USB media
    * Recovery mode - it is always possible to recover from a bad flash
    * Stylish USB remote with powered USB hub and charger function
    * Bulletproof high quality hardware (not manufactured in China!)


    UPDATES:

    Full story: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...ims-to-have-hacked-wii-u-to-play-copied-games

    Scene release group 'Venom' have released the first WiiU game dump:


    Sources:
    http://wiikey.com/news/
    http://wiikey.com/products/
     
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  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    if it's true DAT
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  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    That's great, now we'll be able to play all the WiiU's games off USB drives!

    ...oh. :(
     
  4. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Ahhh, where's the video proof?
     
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  5. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    I hope it is fake.

    I think it is fake because I don't recall any wii u backups to be dumped yet.
     
  6. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    >Pirating gaems on a system which has no gaems.
     
  7. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    I sooooooooooo hope this is fake, and if it's not, that Nintendo can block it.
     
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  8. Ericthegreat

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    Wtf out of no where huh lol?
     
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  9. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I can't wait to pirate nothing
     
  10. Pong20302000

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    hmm my comment didn't get posted

    it's annoying
    the date is a day early tho
    hopefully it's just crap as we would of seen dumps before anything of a hack went live
     
  11. FireGrey

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    I think it's fake.
    Seems a bit strange that they can get backups loading the same time they crack the system.
     
  12. ShadowSoldier

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    I hope to god this is fake. But if it's true, Nintendo would be wise to patch this up as quick as possible while their install base is still relatively small.
     
  13. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    not sure
    how? only real way I see of blocking odde is a new hardware rev
     
  14. Ericthegreat

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    If that's the real wiikey website I doubt it's fake.
     
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  15. JoostinOnline

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    It depends on how the Wii U was designed. It's possible all they need to do is patch a code vulnerability.

    Anyway, I just finished writing my argument against hacking the Wii U on another website. I don't feel like repeating it, and it doesn't take into light the WiiKeU. However, the central argument is piracy, so it does apply.
     
  16. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    not sure
    I just emailed the team that made the 3k3y and xk3y to see if they know anything


    will update
     
  17. Chaossaturn

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    Hopefully this means someone can reverse engineer wiikey work and make it a softmod but I still think it far too early for this as there nothing to pirate and I wonder if this will allow you to play other region games from USB.
     
  18. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    RIP Wii U
     
  19. msaraiva

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    If they had no external help from warez groups on doing this, there's no reason for them to leak dumps (yet).
     
  20. Pong20302000

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    true, but dumps would still be recorded on the scene, but there's Not a single thing
    it could indeed be just 1 team and everything is kept to themselves, but dump data is normally quite public, same as the 3DS games and firmware dumps.