What the hell is Nintendo doing?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Stingart, May 9, 2016.

  1. Stingart
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    In the current patch every Wii U owner has acces to a very easy exploit that allows them to basically do everything from homebrew to pirating.

    Where is the update that patches the new found exploits? Where are the counter measures? Is this exploit that hard to fix? It seems like Nintendo doesn't care about the Wii U... people aren't even surprised that Nintendo isn't doing anything. It feels like Nintendo is completely dropping the ball lately... on everything.

    Is anyone expecting Nintendo to fight against this exploit?
     
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  2. appleburger

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    They'll update it. If memory serves me correctly, they don't usually have an update ready to go within a week of an exploit release.
     
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  3. TheKingy34

    TheKingy34 what has happened?

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    They are being badasses.

    But seriously, I am wondering that also, why is it like they don't care about their console? Probably because of the NX and 3ds I suppose...

    EDIT: @appleburger has an much better explanation than me, I agree with him.
     
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  4. Segtendo

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    You aren't wrong there. They seem to be shifting focus to the NX.
     
  5. memomo

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    The userland (mp4 exploit) was out for ages now (more than 3 months) :P without any update
     
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    Seems almost as if people want Nintendo to patch exploits and lowering any chance for future homebrew :P
     
  7. NexoCube

    NexoCube stop using piracy :(

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    The GX2 exploit is easy to patch :P But they don't want to
     
  8. Seriel

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    Yeah I dunno about WiiU but there hasn't been a 3ds update in ages.
    They either don't care about 3ds and Wii U anymore, or are focusing all their resources on the NX.
     
  9. I pwned U!

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    I have noticed that in my time zone, Monday evenings are the most common time that Nintendo releases updates. If Nintendo does bother to release an update, be extra prepared for it this evening.
     
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  10. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Well, the same is true for the 3DS... It's been like 2 months svchax / memchunkhax3 release, and it's still not patched...
    They are probably focusing on the NX, which is understandable.
     
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    You guys need to realize that developer schedules are most likely booked probably for a year or more, and are organized (generally) in 2 week chunks. These guys FILL their schedules to the brim. Now all of a sudden they have another exploit/bug on their hands that was NOT accounted for. A lot of people have to make a lot of decisions to sneak that time in there, and they have to weigh whether it's worth it or not. Maybe they have scheduled a maintenance time for their developers someday far from now, and will wait and let bugs/exploits pile up before they start to prioritize them, if they even feel like it's worth it to address them at all.
     
  12. TheKingy34

    TheKingy34 what has happened?

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    Better explanation:

    Nintendo is sneaky with their updates. You may think you are safe with 5.5.1 but if you don't block Ninty's services, an update will take you down any day, anytime; just be patient ;)
     
  13. rasputin

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    I bet Nintendo sell more wiiu's this week than they have for a long time
     
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    Meh, I don't think so. The exploit (and the various things you can do with it) are still not that "noob friendly", like with the good ol' 4.5 3DS days, so I doubt it will attract many people in its current state. That'll probably change when we get the IOSU exploit though.
     
  15. Misledz

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    You do realize that it takes months to years for devs to make a stable exploit. While you might be saying that "It's easy, it hasn't been patched until now". Just remember, this was someone's 8 months to a year's worth if work and dedication to make it possible. While you're questioning Nintendo's actions on how they're dealing with it right now, just remember how lazy they are with their hardware choice and especially software quality. To the devs responsible for the exploit, I can't thank you enough.
     
  16. KSP

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    Have you considered that Nintendo realizes that piracy sells consoles. Nintendo is already geared to stop producing Wii U hardware soon, they want to get rid of as many of their inventory as possible before they roll out the NX. So, really Nintendo doesn't really mind piracy for the Wii U, not anymore.
    Rampant piracy on the PSP managed to help Sony clear out their entire PSP backlog.

    Nintendo will release a few more updates for cosmetic reasons only just to pretend to care. But don't expect a huge fight from Nintendo on piracy front, you'll see a new update for Paper Mario and another one for Zelda release. That's about it.

    I expect that Nintendo knows that piracy helps move hardware, so they're just let the piracy wave fly, until they can clear their warehouses and finally be done with Wii U.
     
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  17. driverdis

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    ^This
    I had this happen when I booted up my 5.4.0 console months ago and went to 5.5.

    I went to 5.5.1 then blocked updates to avoid this issue.
     
  18. TheKingy34

    TheKingy34 what has happened?

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    Woah, be careful man, that must of sucked.
     
  19. WeedZ

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    And this is why everyone was pissed that hykem and mn1 wanted to wait for an update to release their exploits..

    Edit, also why no one is surprized.
     
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    I'm also sure that the number of people that do this to their Wii U is a small percentage of the overall user base. I would bet the number of people 'hacking' their Wii U's account for less than 1% of overall sales.
     
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