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Title: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 09, 2011, 09:30:05 AM
Maybe hacked isn't the right word but its the only one I can think of =P

So is it? If so what hacks & such do you have on it?

Right now I just have the Homebrew Channel but I'm about to make it so I can play games off an external harddrive, and put some emulators on there.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Dark Boo on May 09, 2011, 09:42:29 AM
I don't even know how to hack but if I would I woulda gotten Homebrew Channel but IDK how :(
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 09, 2011, 09:49:13 AM
Its really not all that difficult, there are lots of guides all over the place.

I did brick my Wii trying to mess with it a while back because I was using a s***ty guide & didn't know what I was doing, but that was something different (not just the homebrew channel) and I got Nintendo to repair it for $50 =P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 09, 2011, 10:37:09 AM
I use my Wii sparingly so I could care less to mod it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 09, 2011, 03:37:52 PM
Yeah, I softmodded it last summer when I was really bored. I put a few emulators on it and put some of the games I own on VC, so I don't have to pull out a system every time I want to play an old game. I also have the Homebrew Channel, but I don't use it that much.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 09, 2011, 04:08:24 PM
Hacked out the ass.

I used Pimp My Wii and it fixed EVERYTHING. I updated to the newest Wii FW and all my stuff still works.

I only hacked it for EarthBound and any other game not on the VC.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Colyton on May 09, 2011, 04:23:23 PM
Nope, my Wii isn't hacked, but I would really like to hack it. :P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 09, 2011, 07:36:46 PM
No. Besides, why would I want to hack it or modify it?
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: DKH on May 09, 2011, 07:40:47 PM
I actually did today. I'm enjoying it. 'Specially the emulators. N64 games :3

Brawl+ is pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 09, 2011, 08:33:21 PM
No. Besides, why would I want to hack it or modify it?

Seriously? Why wouldn't you want to? Emulators & pirated games are a pretty good reason on their own.

I can't get the USB loader to work though, which is pissing me off. I probably won't even play it much once I do get it working, but its something to do.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 09, 2011, 08:56:28 PM
No. Besides, why would I want to hack it or modify it?
Seriously? Why wouldn't you want to? Emulators & pirated games are a pretty good reason on their own.
Yeah, I know that, but I don't want to deal with the possible consequences of doing so.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 09, 2011, 09:00:28 PM
You have to learn to live a little VIP lol
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 09, 2011, 09:02:15 PM
You have to learn to live a little VIP lol
Which I could, but I'm not taking any chances, Ama. Better be safe than sorry, lol.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 09, 2011, 09:04:59 PM
I'm pretty sure nobody is actually prosecuted for emulation or game piracy.

And better safe than sorry = super boring life =P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 09, 2011, 09:12:35 PM
I'm pretty sure nobody is actually prosecuted for emulation or game piracy.

And better safe than sorry = super boring life =P
Coincidentally, my life is boring, all right. =P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: DKH on May 09, 2011, 09:24:30 PM
I'm pretty sure nobody is actually prosecuted for emulation or game piracy.

And better safe than sorry = super boring life =P
Coincidentally, my life is boring, all right. =P
I used to feel like that, VIP. However, I said "F*** IT" and did it.

As long as you follow the instructions, you won't brick your Wii. I can direct you to a video telling you how, and what we did. Both Ryou and I did it.. It's useful. You can make your Wii play DVDs, play emulators, and get bunches of games they've made 'specially for homebrew, like Jellycar.

*Cough* Pirating can be cool too *cough*

IF it's getting caught you're worried about, then don't. It isn't illegal or anything, just frowned upon. Also, emulation is legal if you have the game you're emulating.. or, it's legal if the game isn't sold on the market anymore.

Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Treasure Trawlers on May 09, 2011, 09:36:00 PM
^ wrong to both of those; it's illegal regardless. But that's besides the point.

I have an R4 (DS flash cart), EZ Flash IV (GBA flash cart), countless emulators on my laptop/phone and, of course, I've modded my Wii. COME GET ME LAW ENFORCEMENT >:D

On the Wii, you won't believe how fun it is playing the old GB/GBC Pokemon games on the big screen, for example. Though what makes these fun is the x15 speed. If the game's important to me (like EarthBound, DKC123, the Mario games and so on) I prefer owning the physical copies in addition to emulating them. I'm an emulation supporter and I don't give a s*** if it's illegal, it's a great way to play lots of games.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 09, 2011, 09:38:04 PM
Well, honestly, even if I were to, I wouldn't know how. But still, I don't want to be frowned upon, even if I can't get caught.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 09, 2011, 09:50:17 PM
Well, honestly, even if I were to, I wouldn't know how. But still, I don't want to be frowned upon, even if I can't get caught.
Google is man's best friend. ;)
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Strychnine on May 09, 2011, 09:51:41 PM
No.
I've been persuaded to hack it since my Wii broke. I only got a few Gamecube games to play on it. Using the emulators will put some more use on it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 09, 2011, 09:52:35 PM
No.
I've been persuaded to hack it since my Wii broke. I only got a few Gamecube games to play on it. Using the emulators will put some more use on it.
Your Wii is broken though? You lost me somewhere. :P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Strychnine on May 09, 2011, 09:54:14 PM
No.
I've been persuaded to hack it since my Wii broke. I only got a few Gamecube games to play on it. Using the emulators will put some more use on it.
Your Wii is broken though? You lost me somewhere. :P
It doesn't play Wii discs. Everything else works. Love and hate.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 10, 2011, 02:19:00 AM
THe fact that this topic is public could land some fried fish but whatevs.

No, and probs not unless I really motivated myself to change Brawl textures, or get Brawl+/-.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 08:51:23 AM
If it can't play Wii discs check out this tutorial (http://lifehacker.com/5518518/how-to-back-up-and-play-your-wii-games-from-an-external-hard-drive) so you can play Wii games off an external hard drive.

And VIP, there are tons of guides on the internet that will show you how to get the Homebrew Channel on your Wii & other features. All you really need is an SD card to do it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 10, 2011, 11:00:53 AM
And VIP, there are tons of guides on the internet that will show you how to get the Homebrew Channel on your Wii & other features. All you really need is an SD card to do it.
Which I don't even have for the Wii.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 11:11:03 AM
Any SD card will work. They're pretty cheap, probably $10 for a 512 mb one, maybe even less now (I haven't bought one in forever). If you have a digital camera, chances are you have an SD card.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Starlit Midnight on May 10, 2011, 11:24:27 AM
hackings bad mkay
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Mizore_Ice on May 10, 2011, 11:42:21 AM
My Nintendo Wii was hacked before. But not anymore.

I had the Homebrew Channel and some other channel called "Neo Gamma". That was about it though.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 10, 2011, 12:17:59 PM
No. Besides, why would I want to hack it or modify it?
SO YOU CAN TALK TO IT IN YOUR ROBOT LANGUAGE.

And for free games.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 10, 2011, 12:46:56 PM
Any SD card will work. They're pretty cheap, probably $10 for a 512 mb one, maybe even less now (I haven't bought one in forever). If you have a digital camera, chances are you have an SD card.
Which I believe my mother has, but I don't use it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
Borrow it!

Jesus =P

Anyone know if there's a way to play pirated GCN games on the Wii? There are honestly more GCN games I want to play than Wii games.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 10, 2011, 12:54:01 PM
If you own a Wii and play it regularly and it isn't hacked, you're doing it wrong.
Borrow it!

Jesus =P

Anyone know if there's a way to play pirated GCN games on the Wii? There are honestly more GCN games I want to play than Wii games.
I'd just say buy them because they are dirt cheap or find a guide. *cought wiiso.com cough*
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 12:56:27 PM
First party games are still pretty expensive considering how old the GCN is. And I'm really not willing to pay anything for them because I'm not gonna play them enough to justify it & there are other things I'd rather spend money on =P

And idk what Wilso.com is but its all in Japanese or something lol
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 10, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
wiiso*
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Justin on May 10, 2011, 01:15:16 PM
No but this makes me want to, but I don't have a sd card slot on my computer or have a sd card reader. Nor do I want to buy one. =P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 10, 2011, 01:39:12 PM
No but this makes me want to, but I don't have a sd card slot on my computer or have a sd card reader. Nor do I want to buy one. =P
A card reader is like $20.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Justin on May 10, 2011, 02:11:10 PM
20 bucks I don't have, tough to get money when you don't have a job.  :-\
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: DKH on May 10, 2011, 02:21:28 PM
^ wrong to both of those; it's illegal regardless. But that's besides the point.
Uh, no, if you own the game, it's not illegal..

Also, if the game system/games for the system are off the market, it isn't illegal either..
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 10, 2011, 09:14:33 PM
Borrow it!

Jesus =P

Anyone know if there's a way to play pirated GCN games on the Wii? There are honestly more GCN games I want to play than Wii games.

Find MIOS and install it to your Wii, that's how I did it. Tell us if you have any progress with it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 09:15:51 PM
I'll let you know when I try it. Probably won't for a while. I got discouraged by the USB Loader not working so now I don't feel like messing with it =P

Plus, for now I'm occupied with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn on my Acekard =P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 10, 2011, 09:20:23 PM
I'll let you know when I try it. Probably won't for a while. I got discouraged by the USB Loader not working so now I don't feel like messing with it =P

Plus, for now I'm occupied with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn on my Acekard =P
I was occupied with that game as well, a couple months ago, on my DSTWO. =P

Yeah, I can't get my USB loader to work either, so I just use discs, since I have about 50 blank ones right next to me, but I haven't used them in about 3 months.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 09:27:09 PM
I'm gonna try again eventually on my laptop. I was doing it all on my Mac, but the tutorial I was using used PC-only programs so I kind of had to wing it on one part. So maybe that's where I went wrong.

Using discs wouldn't be a problem though, since I do have a whole thing of blank DVDs leftover from when I was gonna burn my movies to disc (not sure why I was gonna do that) but never did.

And so far, DD seems pretty good but I haven't gotten too far. There's so much damn talking in the beginning lol
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 10, 2011, 09:34:51 PM
I'm gonna try again eventually on my laptop. I was doing it all on my Mac, but the tutorial I was using used PC-only programs so I kind of had to wing it on one part. So maybe that's where I went wrong.

And so far, DD seems pretty good but I haven't gotten too far. There's so much damn talking in the beginning lol
That's Golden Sun for ya. =P One of the best DS games, imo.

If you do get your USB loader to work, could you tell me how or give me the tutorial? I have a 2TB external that I planned on using for that purpose, but I've just been putting TV shows and older games on it.

Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 10, 2011, 09:40:56 PM
This is the guide I was using: http://lifehacker.com/5518518/how-to-back-up-and-play-your-wii-games-from-an-external-hard-drive (http://lifehacker.com/5518518/how-to-back-up-and-play-your-wii-games-from-an-external-hard-drive)

Since it's from LifeHacker its legit & all which is why I used it. Pretty easy to understand & everything.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Treasure Trawlers on May 10, 2011, 10:49:47 PM
^ wrong to both of those; it's illegal regardless. But that's besides the point.
Uh, no, if you own the game, it's not illegal..

Also, if the game system/games for the system are off the market, it isn't illegal either..
Uh, yes, it's illegal regardless..

Lemme quote this:

Quote
It is illegal to perform an unauthorized download of copyrighted material in any form whether or not you own a legally distributed copy.

However, it IS legal to copy an officially distributed piece of copyrighted software as a personal backup, as also concluded in the Sony vs. Conexant case that stated:

"Any purchaser of a copyrighted software program must copy the program into the memory of a computer in order to make any use at all of the program. For that reason, 17 U.S.C. Section 117(a)(1) provides that it shall not be an infringement for one who owns a software copy to make another copy"

Though whether or not creating a ROM image specifically is legal has been openly debated. Primarily because of the ruling in Amiga Vs. JS&A Where the use of the PROM Blaster to copy the magnetic catridges was NOT protected by a user's right to copy software.

Whatever the case, it remains illegal, to distribute legally made backups without authorization from the copyright holder.

The rules above apply regardless of any ROM copyright holder's rules and policies. Though no court ruling has tested the concept that purchasing a game might bind the consumer into a legal contract giving the manufacturer the power to apply additional restrictions regarding the game's usage.

Copyright infringement is a criminal offense, but it is typically the responsibility of the copyright holder to initiate any sort of prosecution. However, It is often too difficult or impossible for copyright holders to obtain sufficient information to prosecute individuals who copy and distribute ROM files. Because of this, ROM distribution between individuals is generally considered a safe practice. However, this does not hold true for public file hosting and distribution where the copyright infringer can be identified.

The typical response to copyright infringement is a "cease and desist" letter detailing the copyrights that have been violated, and informing the infringer that failure to remove the content will result in legal action. Extreme cases of copyright infringement may be considered a federal offense which could result in up to ten years imprisonment(see the No Electronic Theft Act, 18 U.S.C. 2319).
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 11, 2011, 12:01:43 AM
^Then again, companies never recommend you make backups. Nintendo especially. D:

I wonder what the Intellectual Property Act in AUS says about this. (Remember, the NSMBWii thing involved an Australian IIRC).

@VIP - while you feel the need to tell intricacies of your life, I doubt anyone really wants to hear you out.

Just on the topic of making a personal copy on DVD, since some of the Wii discs have around 8GB of viable content, would people be using dual layer discs or a large capacity one?
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 11, 2011, 10:25:21 AM
Regardless, nobody would prosecute you for downloading a game you already own. They'd go after the distributor. For all intents & purposes, it doesn't matter if its illegal or not.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 11, 2011, 12:59:19 PM
Blah blah blah...I'm a pirate! ;D

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww191/DreamRealitySyndrome/Shirt%20Woot/Music_Pirate9jhDetail-1.png)
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 11, 2011, 01:11:45 PM
>pirating Golden Sun

You monster
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Mr. Toast on May 11, 2011, 01:53:36 PM
No, my Wii is not hacked. I don't play it enough to hack it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 12, 2011, 10:00:40 PM
>pirating Golden Sun

You monster

A couple years ago, I would have bought it. But nowadays I rarely spend any money I have on games, and never on DS games. So piracy is the only way I'd ever play it, otherwise I'd just go without.

It'll probably be my last game though. I think I'll sell my DS & games & give away my Acekard after I beat it.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 13, 2011, 01:54:18 PM
give away my Acekard after I beat it.
I'LL TAKE IT.

Also, another reason to hack your Wii: You can back up your entire Wii, onto a SD card.

I have every aspect of my Wii on a single 8gb SD card. If while messing around in my Wii I mess something up, as long as it turns on, I have a working Wii.

BOOT MII HEALL YEAH.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Amatatomba on May 16, 2011, 09:44:38 AM
I'll keep you in mind then =P

Its an Acekard 2 if that makes a difference. I just know I'll probably never use my DS again after this, so why keep it or the Acekard?

Hell, if I can beat GS:DD by Saturday I'll sell my DS at the garage sale my mom is having.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 16, 2011, 12:42:11 PM
So if I hacked my Wii I'd be able to play NES and N64 games and stuff like that on it?

And people still do garage sales? Can't stuff easily get stolen at garage sales? :P I remember when I was 5 I took a hotwheels car and unknowingly put it in my pocket and didn't put it back and when I came home my dad realized I took it and beat me. :(

Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 16, 2011, 04:43:56 PM
So if I hacked my Wii I'd be able to play NES and N64 games and stuff like that on it?

It's called Virtual Console. =P

Anyway, yes you can.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 16, 2011, 04:59:34 PM
So if I hacked my Wii I'd be able to play NES and N64 games and stuff like that on it?
I think every NES game works, some N64 games, and almost every SNES game can be installed onto the Wii.

People make custom games, which is how I got EarthBound with a different save icon, special start up music, and Channel icon.

So far no Rareware game can be "injected".
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Justin on May 16, 2011, 06:35:32 PM
Can roms saved on your computer just be dragged onto the sd card. Because I have some I wouldn't mind having on the Wii.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: cookieboy17 on May 16, 2011, 06:55:24 PM
So if I hacked my Wii I'd be able to play NES and N64 games and stuff like that on it?

It's called Virtual Console. =P

Anyway, yes you can.
It's called not paying the money. :P
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Chubzster on May 16, 2011, 08:32:49 PM
Can roms saved on your computer just be dragged onto the sd card. Because I have some I wouldn't mind having on the Wii.
Yes, but it needs to be the correct file format to be able to play or it can be .zip (for some emulators). For example, NES games are .nes, SNES games are .smc, etc. As stated before, some emulators can read .zip files, which help reduce their original size so you can have more games. If you want to download them to the Wii Channel (like a VC game), then that's a different story. Remember, this is only for emulators.

It's called not paying the money. :P

I know, I just like screwing with ya. I've spent a lot of money in my life on video games, it's time to start expanding my gaming library.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 17, 2011, 04:38:56 AM
^Weren't WiiWare things .wad files?

But I'd suspect a Homebrew Channel or sth might be needed. OWAIT Channels/games can run off the SD >_< (HJ slaps self)
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Snowy on May 17, 2011, 01:31:47 PM
Can roms saved on your computer just be dragged onto the sd card. Because I have some I wouldn't mind having on the Wii.
NOPE

Not unless you have an emulator.
Title: Re: Is your Wii hacked?
Post by: Justin on May 17, 2011, 06:50:03 PM
Can roms saved on your computer just be dragged onto the sd card. Because I have some I wouldn't mind having on the Wii.
NOPE

Not unless you have an emulator.

Lame! >:C