Zelda Wind Waker HD randomizer released

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Just a few weeks after the launch of Skyward Sword HD's randomizer, Zelda fans can one again rejoice as a new way to play the popular Wii U remaster Wind Waker HD has been released. Much like Skyward Sword, Wind Waker has long had a popular randomizer for its original release, but this marks the first time players have been able to enjoy the enhanced graphics and tweaks of the remaster in a fully random way.

For those unaware, randomizers take the familiar landscape of a game and shuffle obtainable items to create entirely unique playthroughs that can provide interesting and new challenges. Many of the available settings here will be familiar to users of the original Wind Waker randomizer, with the app itself being incredibly easy to navigate and use. On top of being able to pick what you want to shuffle, you can also customise your player model's colours right out of the box.

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To keep track of your progress and tell you what is available with the items you currently have, the randomizer also features a tracker built-in. Again based on the popular web-based tracker for the original game, it will auto-save, allowing you to work through the game at your own pace. For those playing on console, you're also able to re-randomize the game without needing to remove your SD card thanks to the bundled homebrew app.

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This project was made possible thanks to the efforts of SuperDude88, with help from csunday95 and gymnast86 and the bugfixing assistance of the ForTheUsers developers. If you're interested in checking out the randomizer, you can find its GitHub page linked below:

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Remember that the very first thing you should do, is to back this one up right now and to every possible service available.
Nintendo is using bots to take down fan projects now, and it won't be too farfetched to assume it would happen with this game too, given they already took down both the BotW and TotK randos from Gamebanana.
 

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Remember that the very first thing you should do, is to back this one up right now and to every possible service available.
Nintendo is using bots to take down fan projects now, and it won't be too farfetched to assume it would happen with this game too, given they already took down both the BotW and TotK randos from Gamebanana.
It is worth saying the Skyward Sword HD one released with absolutely no issues a few weeks ago, and has had an update since. This was after having a launch trailer a week prior, giving Nintendo plenty of time to strike if they did want to. I'm not saying it's an impossibility, but they are most likely safe.
 

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It is worth saying the Skyward Sword HD one released with absolutely no issues a few weeks ago, and has had an update since. This was after having a launch trailer a week prior, giving Nintendo plenty of time to strike if they did want to. I'm not saying it's an impossibility, but they are most likely safe.
if they take this down than it's confirmed ww HD will be coming on the switch 2
Yep, it's probably safe unless/until Nintendo decides to re-release the game on Switch or Switch 2. Kind of hilarious given Switch's market saturation versus Wii U's. They probably believe Switch would've sold 200 million units if not for piracy. :rofl:
 

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Is the version for console the .wuhb file in releases? It's been a while since I used the old Wii U, so I've forgotten the file extensions and the workings of the homebrew.
 

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Remember that the very first thing you should do, is to back this one up right now and to every possible service available.
Nintendo is using bots to take down fan projects now, and it won't be too farfetched to assume it would happen with this game too, given they already took down both the BotW and TotK randos from Gamebanana.
Rule 0 would have been to not fucking advertise it.... but alas the absolutely genius editorial team already failed that because it was a slow news day since there were no other Nintendo DMCAs or actually good Non-Nintendo Scene news.
 

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Rule 0 would have been to not fucking advertise it.... but alas the absolutely genius editorial team already failed that because it was a slow news day since there were no other Nintendo DMCAs or actually good Non-Nintendo Scene news.
Dude we didn't even get around to covering the TotK one before it got nuked. That's how fast Nintendo was acting.
In fact, I think Nintendo is using their DMCA AI bot on a per-site basis. First they narrow down targets and then they run the thing to bring down as much Nintendo "infringing" content it may find. That's how they tackled Vimm's and Gamebanana. It wouldn't surprise me if other places follow suit close after.
Github is another matter, it's constantly evolving and I'm sure they're keeping a close eye on it for anyone who drops any important project on it.
 

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Dude we didn't even get around to covering the TotK one before it got nuked. That's how fast Nintendo was acting.
"Oh-Ho-Ho! we didn't cover the randomizer that got nuked fast enough so therefore we're not doing it all the time"

Then explain the articles for the Skyward Sword HD Randomizer, this one for Wind Waker HD, and even outside of the randomizer sphere, the first news about Retroarch's Wii U Port getting it's Aroma CFW Port? You of all people should know full well that Nintendo will go after anything they perceive as blood in the water and that putting this as front fucking page news is a disaster just waiting to happen since things like Vimm's or Gamebanna or even things like github projects for consoles live entirely on borrowed time and bringing attention to them will make the lawyers notice and kill it faster than they would have, AI bot or not.

Hell, the AI Bot hypothosis is made even worse since we are freely giving more things like this article for the AI to detect and kill it even faster than ever before, which is why you should not be advertising things like this in any capacity, even if it's free.
 

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"Oh-Ho-Ho! we didn't cover the randomizer that got nuked fast enough so therefore we're not doing it all the time"

Then explain the articles for the Skyward Sword HD Randomizer, this one for Wind Waker HD, and even outside of the randomizer sphere, the first news about Retroarch's Wii U Port getting it's Aroma CFW Port? You of all people should know full well that Nintendo will go after anything they perceive as blood in the water and that putting this as front fucking page news is a disaster just waiting to happen since things like Vimm's or Gamebanna or even things like github projects for consoles live entirely on borrowed time and bringing attention to them will make the lawyers notice and kill it faster than they would have, AI bot or not.

Hell, the AI Bot hypothosis is made even worse since we are freely giving more things like this article for the AI to detect and kill it even faster than ever before, which is why you should not be advertising things like this in any capacity, even if it's free.

At this point it doesn't matter if it's covered or not, Nintendo will do it's thing even without media covering it.
 

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At this point it doesn't matter if it's covered or not, Nintendo will do it's thing even without media covering it.
You are going straight for the defeatist attitude because "oh they'll do it anyways even if nobody covers it"

You want it to stop? then stop talking about Nintendo. Don't buy anything, don't interact with them, don't touch anything that is related to them (like ports of other games to their consoles), don't give any fan made content any attention like these articles, don't even give them the satisfaction of pirating their current products or buying their games second hand, because they still profit of it since somebody has to make the effort to buy it to let those two things happen, which is still money going into their hands, even if it's not as much.

Disney learned this the hard way when they kept attacking Star Wars fans to the point many of them left and stopped caring about it outside of mockery when the next product comes and goes in droves and look where that franchise is now. If how Nintendo conducted it's business and legal business was truly as bad as you continue to say it is, you would have done the same and encouraged others to do the same.
 

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HERE COMES THE NINTENDO DMCA TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...i MEAN, WE ALL KNOW IT'S GONNA HAPPEN. i'M JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS. Whoops, left my Caps Lock on again. :P

Does that mean I like it? No, not at all; I find it incredibly sad. Also, they're promoting rated M games as part of their NSO service now - I'm considering cancelling my subscription.
 
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You are going straight for the defeatist attitude because "oh they'll do it anyways even if nobody covers it"
Err...it would be defeatist for a website that's always been dedicated to software and hardware modding to stop covering news about software and hardware mods. This stuff gets coverage on all the biggest social media sites regardless, as well as coverage from countless AI news bots. GBAtemp is a much smaller fish in comparison. Nintendo can continue trying to fight a war against the entirety of the internet all they want, it's one they've been losing since the launch of NES and Game Boy emulators.
 

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Is the version for console the .wuhb file in releases? It's been a while since I used the old Wii U, so I've forgotten the file extensions and the workings of the homebrew.
That is the one yeah. If you scroll to the bottom of the GitHub page, there's a setup guide for both console and emulator, with links to more general homebrew guides if you want a refresher. I had no issues following their instructions for emulator, so hopefully console is just as easy. Seems super nice once you've got it setup once since you can just use that app on-console.
 

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