What's stopping us from copying VC games?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by jumpman17, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    I mean, if it has to be played on the Wii it was downloaded from, wouldn't the only difference between my game and someone else's be like, 1 line of code with our unique Wii ID code in it?

    So couldn't we just find that code, change it to ours, and load it to an SD, then copy it to the Wii? That wouldn't even take a modded Wii.

    I'm sure this has been thought of before, so I'm wondering what else is going on that is preventing this.
  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    It's not that simple. The VC games are encrypted with that code.
  3. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    The files are encrypted in a manner that changes about 90% of the file. If someone could decrypt them, they could see the one line that's changed, but as of now no-one has done that.
  4. rightguardsport

    rightguardsport Advanced Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    It's probably really difficult or impossible since no one has managed to successfully hack VC games by now.
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    It's in the TODO list of Trucha Signer... Let's hope it will be in the next version [​IMG]