Wii U Emulation?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by aspico, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. aspico
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    Hello,

    Now that the common key has been leaked, and that we have access to all the game content, what is missing for people to make an emulator ?
     
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  2. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nobody would know better than my personal hero CarlKenner
     
  3. EmceeKerser

    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Pretty much everything else, you cant just dump a common key and use it to play games, you have to emulate the entire backend and frontend. You have to make the computer think its a wii u so that game will work stably. There's a reason emulation is so dodgy, and a reason why Dolphin has taken this long to be this good.

    tl;dr It wont happen anytime soon.
     
  4. aspico
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    Wasn't Cafe SDK leaked too?
     
  5. EmceeKerser

    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    That only covers one region of the wii u system, there are so many other regions that need to be emulated.
     
  6. Twili

    Twili Banned

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    Speaking of the SDK, I don't know if this is old news to people here, but v2.12.13 has been leaked for almost 2 months.
     
  7. aspico
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    Is there anyone working on that, except Carl Kenner?
     
  8. neobrain

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    Carl Kenner isn't working on that.
     
  9. OatmealDome

    OatmealDome Advanced Member

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    I only expect work on Wii U emulation to start when we get homebrew running on the actual console first. Once we know more about the inner workings of the system by writing homebrew apps that test various parts of the console (an example would be dolphin's hwtests suite), then we can start looking at what needs to be done.
     
  10. FaTaL_ErRoR

    FaTaL_ErRoR AKA ŦƕƎ ƠṀƐƝ

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    Lol, Cafe sdk just to develop software for wii u. Not to do an entire re write of the os to work virtually on a pc.
    Though a very helpful item when reversing programs already living on the wii u it's not a handbook on writing it to another set of hardware.
    Or even a complete dev kit to the OS itself. It's more like here is how you make things work to put it on this os not here is how the os runs.
    I really think the emulation will be a lot harder than most think. This console has two different processors in it and use both to run programs.
     
  11. EmceeKerser

    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Exactly, a dolphin only just recently became stable, how long will it take to create something like this and actually make it playable, probably 10 years. Dolphin is on its 12th year
     
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