54w ago - Following up on the previous Nintendo Wii U hacking news, today console hacker and mod-chip developer Marcan42 of fail0verflow has shared a Wii U teaser video via 0xf0f on YouTube demonstrating The Homebrew Channel below.
To quote: "We finally have a YouTube channel and we thought we'd kick things off with a little teaser:
Keep in mind that this is purely a demonstration at this stage. Depending on how things progress and what direction development takes, we may or may not release something like this in this form. Please don't ask for release dates. We'd rather spend time investigating the new system than putting together a release that may or may not end up being the Right Way to do things in the future.
Please ignore the blue blinks. The monitor kind of sucks at syncing to component video sometimes. I would've used HDMI, but the Wii U cannot output analog audio simultaneously with HDMI (at least not for the Wii U menu part), and I cannot capture HDMI audio."
On the Wii U specs, Marcan Tweeted the following: We're calling the Wii U security processor the Starbuck (vs. Starlet on Wii). And it seems to be about equally vulnerable, too.
Sorry, I'd rather not talk about how I got that yet. It doesn't involve leaks, it involves Wii U hacks
He also stated the Wii U offers a 1.24 GHz CPU with 3 PowerPC 750 type cores with the GPU clocked at GPU core at 549MHz. The Wii U does have a higher IPC meaning the processor can do more work per clock cycle so it can't be directly compared to PS3 and XBox 360.
From the video's caption: "A quick demonstration of The Homebrew Channel installing and working on a Wii U.
There is no set release date, please don't ask. This is just a demonstration. Please ignore the blue blinks. The monitor kind of sucks at syncing to component video sometimes, and I cannot capture audio from HDMI."
Hopefully this delay won't turn into another money-making venture led by Max Louarn and Paul Owen profiting off the scene as was done with the PlayStation 3 and PS3 DRM-infected dongles.
Also below is a video (via gbatemp.net/threads/devolution.338544/) of a GameCube game running on Wii U via Devolution by Tueidj. To quote: DevolUtion? Yo dawg, we put backwards compatibility in your backwards compatibility so you could run gamecube games over HDMI.
Unfortunately he shows no proof of it actually being used on the Wii U. Also in the video below he couldn't get past the "Press Start" screen.
In related Wii U news today Crediar shared a video demonstrating running Homebrew Launcher on the Wii U in Wii Mode below with a screen capture of the Wii Mode OTP keys for those interested.
Finally, from fail0verflow (via fail0verflow.com/blog/2012/8days.html) comes the following:
8 Days: 3d331b3165f9638c6cd6221702b2f736f7fcf931
From marcan42: Pro tip: 40 character hex strings are usually SHA1 hashes, not encryption keys.
Update: Another brief update from fail0verflow (via twitter.com/fail0verflow/status/281164792000045057) of a picture showing output to the Wii U's control pad with their logo and a picture of Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime with the caption:
"The Wii U is a system we can all enjoy together" - Reggie Fils-Aime (twitter.yfrog.com/gymu6fjp)
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Good to hear that as I already saw on the video but it doesn't mean anything. They didn't tell us how to use it just yet. I am hoping to play my old wii backup games on it because I need to sell Wii before I can buy Wii U but it is a promising to me and I will have to wait to see how it turns out to be.
Those of you who have a Nintendo Wii U will be glad to hear that Homebrew is already working on the console. Not native WiiU Homebrew but Wii Homebrew.
Here's a video of Connect 4 working via Comex's Stack Smash, maybe not the route we want to go but very interesting none the less:
Nintendo have done the EXACT ERROR Sony have done - abandon buffer/stack overflow errors in the emulation mode of the previous console. I'm talking about PS Vita and PSP emu save exploits, and now this... What's in the world QA doing?