Wii U DevKit

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by SirDonken, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. SirDonken
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    Someone more knowledgable may correct me, but I believe that's the equivalent of the old RTV-R Wii kits, which are capable of running developer-signed code but don't have any debugging capabilities, so would be of limited use for developing further exploits.
    I also expect that, like most other liquidated console developer hardware, it'll get pulled from auction before too long. :P
     
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    I do not think that is a devkit, it looks like a normal WiiU.
    Here is one:
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    No it's definitely some kind of dev kit, it's got the wired gamepad and extra ports on the back.
     
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    gudenaurock is right. I don't think that's a devkit. It might be a demo unit with the config tool installed. Either way, both use different keys IIRC, and wouldn't really be helpful.
     
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    In the SDK documentation there are described two kind of devkits. A CAT-DEV with an internal harddrive and a CAT-R with an optical drive. I think the picture of gudenaurock shows a CAT-DEV and on ebay you get a CAT-R.
     
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    That one is A Kiosk Wiiu not a cat-r
     
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    Whats the difference between the two?
     
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    I'd place a bid on that to keep it for preservation purposes, but I'm broke as all hell.
     
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    Yeah.

    I've seen a thread like this before on other forums and it happened just to be a Kiosk.
     
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    Good thing about this GamePad is it never runs out of battery.
     
  13. Heran Bago

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    This is a kiosk system. It's a demonstration Wii U for use in stores. Look at the connector of the big cable on the back of the gamepad. That's either RF video out or to anchor the system so people don't steal the gamepad. Or power like WiiCube says. Probably power.

    Demo / kiosk units are special though! The ports on the back of the system are useful for adapting the system to whatever display kiosk you've had for however many years. Kiosk systems also have special software like demos which are worth dumping and examining. I'd guess a firmware image was flashed with those extra ports in the back of the system. This custom case, which is a hole cut in a normal one and a metal plate, is more likely to be from a tradeshow like E3 than a Best Buy or Gamestop. It has a really early firmware version number too.
     
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    But the software "System Config Tool" is the same installed on the devkits.
     
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    Yah, the gamepad cable is for power/data. The gamepad holder thing has a good hold on it, but I would not doubt it being a strong cable aswell.
     
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    I know for a fact that isn't a CAT-DEV, because a CAT-DEV looks nothing like a WII U