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Nintendo Wii System Menu 4.0 Available, Blocks Twilight Hack

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278w ago - Those considering [Register or Login to view links] to Nintendo's Wii System Menu 4.0 today may wish to read Marcan's System Menu 4.0 Rundown first as follows:

• Nintendo, as expected, half-assed the SD feature by just automating the copy to NAND. No surprise there.
• The IOS16 that warez users used to pirate is no longer an option, thank goodness.
• HBC survives. So does DVDX.
• They fixed the bug that the HBC installer and DVDX 3.4 installer use; time to bring out another one.
• Twilight Hack no longer works. I'd like to remind everyone that this exploit has been in use for over a year. Whether it comes back or a new game exploit takes its place, I think we can say it's served us all well.
• No new problems expected with BootMii, other than needing a new exploit as mentioned above.
 

Twilight Hack v0.1 BETA 2 out, Compatible with 3.4 Wii Firmware!

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295w ago - So I said that the Twilight Hack was gone and probably wouldn't be coming back. Good thing I left that probably in there.

Yes, they screwed up the anti-Twilight Hack check. Again.

There's not much point in us publishing a detailed explanation on where the problems are this time around. It comes down to nothing remarkable anyway - just more stupid, silly bugs. They fixed some and added more. We didn't look much this time because we thought that, well, they really couldn't have screwed it up this time, could they?

Download: Twilight Hack v0.1-beta2 (Special 3.4 Edition)

As it turns out, you didn't even have to look at the code to figure out that something was wrong. Someone tried to copy the Twilight Hack out of a 3.3 Wii and into a 3.4 Wii. Go ahead, try it. It doesn't quite work (it crashes the game when used), but the save copies. Oops. Props to Krusty for pointing this out.

Will this finally be the last release of the Twilight Hack? Will Nintendo finally manage to beat it into the ground? Third time's the charm, maybe? We don't know.

Notes: This is for 3.4 ONLY. 3.3 and earlier users should continue with the v0.1-beta1 Twilight Hack. The hacked savefile will be deleted...
 

Twilight Hack Protection Thwarted, Fix Expected Soon

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318w ago - Shortly after Nintendo launched a new Wii firmware update that blocks users from running the homebrew-enabling Twilight Hack, folks immediately began work on investigating the update, uncovering a bug that allows them to bypass Nintendo's savedata check and run the hack without issue.

According to Bushing, Nintendo wrote a set of functions that specifically checks savedata pertaining to Zelda, nothing else. Seems rather foolish, considering that other Wii titles could very well have a similar save exploit.

The code in question went under extensive testing for nearly three months judging from the provided timestamps. Further information can be found in the four updates detailed on the page linked above.

No word on when we can expect a fix as of yet, but Bushing is still recommending to not update your console at this time.
 

Wii Firmware 3.3 Released, Renders Twilight Hack Useless

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318w ago - It was inevitable... Reports are coming in that the latest Wii firmware update from Nintendo deletes and prevents edited save game files from being loaded via SD Card.

Essentially, this means that the homebrew enabling Twilight Hack, which comes in the form of a modified save file for non-modified Wii consoles, will no longer function if system menu 3.3 is installed.

According to folks who have already updated, the custom made Homebrew Channel is still accessible if you have it installed prior to upgrading to the new firmware, which is somewhat of a relief.

Avid user of Wii homebrew? Save yourself and stay clear of this update, for the time being at least.
 

Wii Twilight Hack v0.1 Alpha 3a out; Homebrew from SD Card!

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332w ago - Twiizers have updated their infamous Wii Twilight Hack with support for loading homebrew applications directly from the console's front SD card slot.

Additionally, the updated release adds support for the RZDJ version of Twilight Princess and SDGecko slot support has been removed in favor of USBGecko.

Download: Wii Twilight Hack v0.1 Alpha 3a

Changelog:

0.1alpha3a
- Correctly loads geckoloader code from USBGecko flash

0.1alpha3
- Front SD slot is now supported; SDGecko slot support has been removed.
- FAT16 is now supported; you should save your ELF executable on your SD card as "boot.elf".
- RZDJ is now supported
- Added support for Geckoloader stub: If you have a USBGecko installed and have already run the Geckoloader program to install into flash, then the Twilight Hack will try to load that stub if it does not detect an SD card.
 
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