VC hacked yet?

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Apr 22, 2007

VC hacked yet? by sabinraijin at 6:05 PM (2,021 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. sabinraijin
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    I see SNES and NES rom packs on BT, but those use GC homebrew emus, not the VC. Has anyone figured out a way to play, say, N64 roms with the Wii's VC? I'm not asking for roms or anything of the sort, I just want to know if it's been done so I can find out if my search for info has been futile [​IMG]
     
  2. RobertsD

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    No, it hasn't been done.
     
  3. sabinraijin
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    Bah.

    Ah well, someday we WILL have a perfect N64 emulator. Looks like the VC is our best bet, as long as it gets hacked....
     
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    Why don't you try and report on your findings?

    If not, don't say "we" as if you are a part of the solution.
     
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    if you use the GC N64 emu you can play the same games as on the VC.
     
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    I believe the emulators are part of each game for download, so they are probably specifically tailored to each game, and only emulate hardware, mappers (NES), and other specific things that are needed for the game to function... Leaving you with probably an emulator good enough only for the "ROM" data given to it.

    Even then so, you have to reverse engineer the encryption or whatever DRM is on the game; I don't believe anyone has done this yet (or at least they have not published their findings anywhere), go google "wii vc hacking", you'll find cracking RSA isn't exactly easy.

    After you do that, or hack VC to run unsigned games, you still have to work out the format of the ROM data stored, which is probably the easier part out of the whole sequence.

    So at this stage, "no", but not necessarily "never" either.

    For the time being, there's always the GCN alternative.
     
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    If people can play N64 games in VC, I cant see why some bright spark cant come up with a solution to do it without VC...

    After all, arnt VC games practically just ROMs anyway???
     
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    That's what makes me think it is the exact same emulator used on the VC and on the Zelda collector disk. I don't think we will have more N64 games soon...
     
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    Quite the understatement there.

    The DS's RSA security was never cracked either, nor will an attempt be truly made. FlashMe is the closest thing, but all it does is ignore RSA keys.
     
  11. pikachucrackpipe

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    if you want to go through the trouble of hosting an internal apache server, and then getting through a backdoor on the vc server (which i think is blocked now) you can do it.
     

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