Videos: Nintendo Wii WODE Demos, WODE Review Coming

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235w ago - A few weeks ago we announced news of the new Nintendo Wii WODE alongside the WODE Jukebox.

Today we have a few videos of the WODE in action. The first is from the Defcon1 demonstration of WODE loading and playing GameCube games from a USB HDD (NTFS formatted).

The second video below demonstrates "The Impossible Mission" where the WODE demo loads Metroid Prime Trilogy from an NTFS game image.

Finally, our Wii Forum Moderator cfwprophet will soon be posting a WODE review on our dedicated PS3 News Reviews page.

Until then, heck out the videos below!








 

Nintendo Wii DevKitPPC Release 18 Final is Now Available

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236w ago - Today shagkur and wntrmute have released DevKitPPC rev18 and libogc 1.8.0 along with libfat 1.0.5.

DevKitPPC is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and includes a C (gcc) and C++ compiler (g++), a debugger (gdb) and associated utilities, with the architecture "powerpc-eabi".

Download: DevKitPro SourceForge

It also includes standard C libraries based on newlib, which is specifically designed for embedded systems. Compilers and libraries are also included for the MN10200, the Matsushita (Panasonic) chip used in the Wii DVD controller. It is designed to be used in conjunction with libogc, a collection of Wii-specific low-level libraries.

libogc is a collection of low-level libraries for the GameCube and Wii. This collection of libraries was originally written by shagkur for the GameCube and has been developed over the past 6 years.

The final build of devkitPPC release 18 and associated libraries were uploaded to SF yesterday.

DevKitPPC release 18:

* Update gcc to 4.4.1
* Update newlib to 1.17.1 - please note this is not an official newlib release, just a snapshot we used to obtain some requested functions.
* Update to gdb 7.0
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Nintendo Wii D2CKey and D2Pro Mod-Chip Source Code Available

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237w ago - This weekend d2project has made available the source code for two Nintendo Wii mod-chips, namely the D2CKey and D2Pro Mod-Chip.

To quote: "This is the official open source repository for d2ckey and d2pro. VHDL, MN102 drivecode, and Gamecube configuration / update discs is hosted here.

All code is licensed under GPL v3. If you are interested in contributing to this or similar projects please contact the project owner."

Cool news indeed, and below are the related downloads, as follows:

D2Pro 5/6 Wire VHDL Source Code / D2Pro 15/13 Wire Source Code / D2Ckey VHDL Source Code (A3PXXX Version) / Update/Configuration Disc Sources / D2Pro Drivecode Source v1.5 (MN102 Assembler)
 

BannerBomb v2 Alpha for Nintendo Wii Firmware 4.2 is Available

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237w ago - Comex released today BannerBomb v2 for the Wii System Menu 4.2. From what I have read, it works great on 4.2 E/U Firmware. But give a try for yourself and let us know your experience with it.

Download: BannerBomb_v2 ALPHA

To quote: I can't get enough of a sample size on IRC, maybe he can help. This version is for 4.2 only, any region. I'm have absolutely no idea how consistently it will work, but I'd appreciate if you'd test it whether or not you already have homebrew.
Actually, they didn't even try to fix the actual exploit. The only change was that the size of banners in saved channels is now limited to 100 kilobytes. After several months, that's their "fix".

Still, it means that the 400kish nop sled in bannerbomb can't fit anymore; I think the SD menu is somewhat more reliable than data management with respect to memory addresses, but not sure yet.

For this version, instead of Data Management, you must use the SD menu.
 

Wii System Menu 4.2 Released, Deletes and Blocks Homebrew

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238w ago - It appears Nintendo has released another Wii System Menu update today to version 4.2.

Like previous updates, this latest revision will both delete and block Wii homebrew... and in some cases destroy consoles, so be aware of this before updating your console.

It's also a mandatory update in order to access the Wii Shop Channel.

To quote: "I have NO idea why Nintendo loves to send me those update messages at midnight... alas, they keep doing it. Anyway, this time it was to let us know that the Wii has a System Update waiting: Firmware 4.2.

Now, the weird thing is, Nintendo hasn't even announced this yet! That's right, it just hits your system and no official release is made.

As such, there is not much information on what exactly this 4.2 update does exactly... Obviously, it attempts to override any form of hacking, homebrewing, or illegal software loaders (and according to reports, it does so fairly well, deleting the ever-famous Homebrew Channel and all custom IOS installed in tampered Wiis)."
 







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