1. Delta517

    OP Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)
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    I was wondering where people learned to fix Anti Piracy stuff, like they had to in NSMBW.

    Those it have something to do with hex?
     
  2. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!
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    They learn it by going to school and being on the internet 24/7 at the same time.
     
  3. KirovAir

    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer
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    Having A LOT of experience with reverse engineering/memory addresses (the way the processor acesses certain memory parts etc.) usally does the trick.
     
  4. codone

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    Hex is just looking at data in base 16 instead of base 10... So like the number "16" is "10" in hex... and the number 15 is "F". Hex is not a computer language, it's just a convienent way to look at binary data (programs or offsets into data). Other conversions from decimal (base 10) to hex are:

    255 is FF
    1024 is 400
    16384 is 4000

    Hex is usually written like $4000 -- again this is 16K, or 16384 in decimal.
     
  5. smf

    smf GBAtemp Guru
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    You need to learn PowerPC assembly language.

    I would imagine most people use dolphin for debugging as it's easier than using real hardware.
     
  6. stickybit

    stickybit GBAtemp Regular
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    its awesome isnt it
    the wii has been absolutely hacked insideout, iv never known a system to offer so much with hacking
    from the awesome usb loaders to stuff like emulators, priiloader, boot mii, dop-mii etc etc
    i just love it all [​IMG]

    all we need is gamecube usb loader and my wii is complete
     
  7. Yoshi Party

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    lol

    you never had a psp in your hands, did you^^
     
  8. SanGor

    SanGor Witchhunter
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    what school is teaching fixing anti pricy stuff?!
     
  9. WiiPower

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    Lol. If you don't understand hex, you are nowhere near being ready to start learing how to do that. I think the 1st patch for NSMB used the official nintendo SDK AND disassembly to find the offset to patch. Without the SDK it would have been really complicated and required very good disassembly skills. The new method to fix NSMB inside the cIOS looks easier to me, as that requires just to add one ioctl with a fixed return value(for now). If somebody is able to modify a cIOS, he would have been able to add that himself. And the knowledge that an ioctl has to be added was most likely extracted from the SDK.

    Anyways, where to learn that stuff? Learn C programming somewhere and then learn assembler somewhere. There are plenty ways to do so, the internet being one of them.
     
  10. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac
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    There's a school for it................
    The "Anti - Piracy School ", ....should be one in your area.
    Sign up now, classes are limited.....
     
  11. Skiller

    Skiller GBAtemp Regular
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    Dreamcast [​IMG]
    Psp
    ps2


    just t name a few
     
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™
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    It's not a single skill.

    It's like you're asking how somebody knows how to make pancakes. It comes from a mix of a wide range of technical skills having to deal with the general subject of cooking/coding.
     
  13. rmbell

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    everyones forgetting the original xbox. that mother was hacked to bits.
     
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