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    Rev Japanese WiiWare titles pirated on U.S. Wiis

    For those readers who just can't wait one more week for the U.S. launch of WiiWare, Twilight Hackers have now made it possible to illegally install downloaded Japanese WiiWare titles on North American Wiis. The below video shows how a WAD installer can be used to extract game data from an SD card and install it to show up on the Wii's Channel Menu, just like a normal, legally downloaded game.

    While playing Tetris and Pong on your Wii is one thing, playing pirated WiiWare games is another thing entirely -- a thing that could cost Nintendo a lot of money, to be specific. We have to wonder how long the company can turn a blind eye to this hole in its system security now that it has the potential to impact an extremely profitable part of its business.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/05/05/ja...d-on-u-s-wiis/

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    thats retarded! so is piracy! wait.... did i just repeat myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraggster View Post
    For those readers who just can't wait one more week for the U.S. launch of WiiWare, Twilight Hackers have now made it possible to illegally install downloaded Japanese WiiWare titles on North American Wiis. The below video shows how a WAD installer can be used to extract game data from an SD card and install it to show up on the Wii's Channel Menu, just like a normal, legally downloaded game.

    While playing Tetris and Pong on your Wii is one thing, playing pirated WiiWare games is another thing entirely -- a thing that could cost Nintendo a lot of money, to be specific. We have to wonder how long the company can turn a blind eye to this hole in its system security now that it has the potential to impact an extremely profitable part of its business.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/05/05/ja...d-on-u-s-wiis/
    Actually, Nintendo doesn't make much money on the wiiware titles, I just saw an interview, the 3rd party companies make the most money on the wiiware titles as opposed to vc titles where Nintendo makes most the money despite the fact that the game may have been made by sega or whoever because Nintendo is the one that encodes all the vc titles while wiiware is left completely to the developers

    as for this news its actually a little old, I even tried it myself a few days ago with Dr. Mario, and while the start up screen loaded, trying to play the game only brought me back to the channel selection screen, I assume my wii isn't updated enough or was confused by the different region channel and just went back

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    Pirated on US Wii's and PAL ones too.

    I've installed a few on my PAL console, but they aren't a big deal...

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    So you didn't care about the dangers of removing the time limit from the channels when people had no idea what could happen to them for using 'em... Now you don't care when said channels are going to be made useless when Nintendo decides to paths this? That's nice.

    It's going to happen... Hacked channels are based on the same exploits as pirated VC games, and pirated VC games are based on the same exploits as pirated WiiWare games. Fix WiiWare and VC, say goodbye to custom channels.

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    I never really got into the homebrew channels... I still have yet to try the WiiWare hack. I may not even do it, or I may. I don't know. I'll just stick to the Twilight Hack.

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    that isnt cool

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    Damn, I hate when it happens. I hope Nintendo can solve this problem soon


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    Ugh, it sounds like they're blaming it on Team Twiizers, but they're completely against piracy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKKDARK View Post
    Damn, I hate when it happens. I hope Nintendo can solve this problem soon
    They probably will. Unfortunately, when they do, it will probably also break things like the Homebrew Channel.

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