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Nintendo Wii officially HACKED without modchip!


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It's official folks. The proof of the recently announced "Twilight Princess" game hack is now available. All you need is an SD Card. After that, transfer the exploit on the SD card, and boot the save the game using The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. After walking Link (the game character) a few steps after you loaded the save game, the screen will go black, and the proof of concept will appear before your eyes! Helloooooo World!

 

The only problem with this hack is that it can possibly be patched by Nintendo through firmware upgrades. However, no one is entirely sure if Nintendo could patch it because the exploit could be exclusive to the game disc.

 

"Team Twiizers", who are the author of this "Twilight Princess" hack, end their YouTube video with a message that there will soon be ELF Loaders (to load homebrew apps) and much more available.

 

"Team Twiizers" have just released a hacked save file for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that allows unsigned code to run. It requires nothing more than an SD card and a copy of Twilight Princess -- no hardware modding needed. Check out the video above, which features not only a demonstration of the hack at work, but also some neat chiptunes from Thomas Detert.

 

This is just a proof of concept at the moment, but at the end of the video, the group promises an ELF loader, which would allow the Wii to run Linux. This isn't the first time someone has hacked the Wii, but it is the first time the tools have been made available. We look forward to the inevitable rush of neat Wii homebrew applications, if this hack is actually developed to a useful stage.

 

More info: http://wiibrew.org/index.php?title=Twilight_Hack

Source: http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/02/1...eases-homebrew/

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it seems very doubtful that this won't be fixed. I imagine the firmware initiates the loading of the program (which could easily be patched on load [since it loads into ram]), and then is checked by "starlet," the ARM cpu embedded in the "Hollywood" GPU

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Sounds good, how long will it remain so?

 

Fixed yer typo in the title, GC.

Thank you Robert. I completely missed it, so I'm glad you caught it. :(

 

Yeah, that's the biggest question ... if and when Nintendo will patch it. We'll just have to wait and find out.

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So does this mean we can load ehem.... other things?

Atm, it doesn't mean anything, they just showed, that they can use the hack to run unsigned code, but nothing more yet...

We have to wait and look into the future to probably see a softmodded Wii to play Security Copies...

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