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Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


Hi there! The state of Nintendo console hacking has advanced rapidly in the last few years, to the point where outside of the switch, you can hack any other Nintendo console to run homebrew apps. Hereís how!

Both the 3ds and Wii-U have nicely arranged, easy to digest guides

3DS: https://3ds.guide

Wii-U: https://wiiu.guide

SNES Classic: https://github.com/ClusterM/hakchi2

And More posted:

I always used to recommend this guide to people who wanted to softmod their Wii: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/
It should be up to date, since it's got a bunch of Wiiu stuff in it as well.

As an alternative to the .guide sites, I'd also like to recommend

https://gbatemp.net/threads/mattkim...g-guide.462121/

for Wiiu softmodding.



Switch: Switch hacking is in its infancy yet, very few things have been done with it and Nintendo is constantly patching against hacks that are found. Plus there is still a Nintendo online service/NESFlix service coming, and no one knows how that will work yet. Long story short, you canít hack your switch yet. There is good news though, Doom is being ported to the switch, so the end result is the same.

What can I do with hacked consoles?

You can run homebrew, emulators, change themes, move files over ftp and a myriad of other things on the 3ds and Wii-U. On the SNES classic you can add or remove roms, change backdrops and run retroarch, an emulator that lets you run roms for systems up to the n64. Discussion of and where to get is generally not allowed so donít do it.

Is it safe/Will i brick my console?

At this point, the 3ds and Wii-U guides are very well vetted and if you follow the directions closely you shouldnít break your system. As always, your mileage may vary and if you arenít fully comfortable potentially bricking your console and voiding the warranty then you shouldnít hack your console.

Jim Silly-Balls fucked around with this message at Oct 28, 2017 around 13:11

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Color Printer
May 9, 2011

You get used to it. I don't
even see the code. All I see
is Ipecac, Scapular, Polyphemus...


A moment of silence for the nine posts trapped in the old thread, never to see the light of day

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


RIP, posts

Lemon-Lime
Aug 6, 2009


Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

Lost to the database.

Also for Switch Hax, it seems like you'll have to be stuck on the earliest version to even make use of homebrew there. And they might not find another exploit to make use of. At this point, you'd basically have to decide between homebrew (which isn't all that developed yet) or using it as a normal game system.

Good soup!
Nov 1, 2010

i love my dead gay balls





LET'S GO FLYERS


Lipstick Apathy

Thanks to the last thread I was able to hack my 3DS just so I could patch the orchestral score into Dragon Quest 8 to play it the way god intended

Thanks homebrew thread

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.

Hopefully this thread doesnít break like the old one.

Are homebrewed 3DSí still getting bans?

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


SeANMcBAY posted:

Hopefully this thread doesnít break like the old one.

Are homebrewed 3DSí still getting bans?

Haven't heard anything recently. Nintendo could be just compiling for their next big wave however.

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



SeANMcBAY posted:

Hopefully this thread doesnít break like the old one.

Are homebrewed 3DSí still getting bans?

There haven't really been new bans since that initial wave, but no one's really definitively answered how the bans happened either (no real consistency in terms of installed software/settings was ever determined, and some people got banned with just the CFW and nothing else installed). I would expect it'll happen again in a month with Pokťmon Ultra, especially since it's probably the last chance Nintendo will have to do a 3DS ban that might actually bother people.

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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Yay new thread!

Caithness
Nov 10, 2012

Mint! What does the scouter say about her power level!?


Is it just me not being able to tell the difference, or does Samus Returns run at 60fps on a hacked New 3DS?

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.

Caithness posted:

Is it just me not being able to tell the difference, or does Samus Returns run at 60fps on a hacked New 3DS?

It doesnít. Itís still 30. Itís probably slightly more stable though.

Caithness
Nov 10, 2012

Mint! What does the scouter say about her power level!?


So the elevator and teleport FMVs are at like 15fps, then?

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


Caithness posted:

So the elevator and teleport FMVs are at like 15fps, then?

Yep.

Rooney McNibnug
Sep 2, 2008


Thanks for the new thread and thanks to Nintendo for reusing code in firmware to parse RSA sigs.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


They do what now?

Stan Taylor
Oct 13, 2013

Touched Fuzzy, Got Dizzy

What's the easiest way to do cheats? I want to go back into animal crossing but i want to have more bells and stuff.

And More
Jun 19, 2013

How far, Doctor?
How long have you lived?


Stan Taylor posted:

What's the easiest way to do cheats? I want to go back into animal crossing but i want to have more bells and stuff.

For Animal Crossing it's either this save editor: https://gbatemp.net/threads/animal-...-editor.382965/ (Don't forget to backup your saves!)

or this cheat plugin: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release...-plugin.428522/ (Also backup your saves!)

The save editor is cool if you want to mess with your town on a larger scale (like moving rivers and houses). If you just want more money, the cheat plugin is probably simpler to use. You can also take some funky photos with the cheat plugin, so that's a plus.



edit: Oh yeah, you can get NTR via FBI.

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The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Wait you can add a 64 emulator to the snes classic???

Faux Mulder
Aug 1, 2014

Hi! I am new
to the site and I am a shitposting social justice warrior!


Follow the arrow Faux Mulder and go back to fucking camelot.


The REAL Goobusters posted:

Wait you can add a 64 emulator to the snes classic???

Yeah but it's not a good one. N64 is on the way, way upper end of what the SNES Classic hardware is capable of, and most games don't run properly.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


If you buy a N3DS XL today, will it be hackable?

Only asking because Amazon just announced a US SNES-style n3ds xl and I wanna buy it. Would be ironic if I can't use it for all my SNES roms.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

If you buy a N3DS XL today, will it be hackable?

Only asking because Amazon just announced a US SNES-style n3ds xl and I wanna buy it. Would be ironic if I can't use it for all my SNES roms.

It might not be hackable purely with software (the limit for that is firmware 11.3.0 currently) but literally any unit can be hacked using an original DS flashcart and ntrboot.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


repiv posted:

It might not be hackable purely with software (the limit for that is firmware 11.3.0 currently) but literally any unit can be hacked using an original DS flashcart and ntrboot.

Woah that's awesome! I did not know what was the case. Thank you!

edit: Where are the guides if using a DS flashcart? The only guide I see talks about a system transfer.

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repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Here -> https://3ds.guide/ntrboot

DACK FAYDEN
Feb 25, 2013

Bear Witness

...I had glossed over this the first time, but I have an R4 (that's pushing ten years old now) and a small magnet and a New 3DS XL. Nice.

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


DACK FAYDEN posted:

...I had glossed over this the first time, but I have an R4 (that's pushing ten years old now) and a small magnet and a New 3DS XL. Nice.

Me too. Thanks, repiv! No clue why the guide does not link you to that with a thing saying "if you have a DS flash cart, click here". I never saw that page on the site. Thanks again!

flyboi
Oct 13, 2005

agg stop posting


College Slice

The thread growed up

Iíd suggest still leaving wii hacks in the op because people still do that

And More
Jun 19, 2013

How far, Doctor?
How long have you lived?


I always used to recommend this guide to people who wanted to softmod their Wii: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/
It should be up to date, since it's got a bunch of Wiiu stuff in it as well.

As an alternative to the .guide sites, I'd also like to recommend

https://gbatemp.net/threads/mattkim...g-guide.462121/

for Wiiu softmodding. It doesn't get more straight forward than that guide.

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011



What's the best homebrew way to transfer saves and settings from one 3ds to another?

Saoshyant
Oct 26, 2010



Is Wii U currently hackable with the latest firmware? I updated a couple of months ago or so and then learned the exploit at the time didn't work on the newer firmware, but there was a hub-hub about the crunchyroll app being a possible entry point and for people to download it (I did so) and then haven't looked into the matter anymore.

m2pt5
May 18, 2005

THAT GOD DAMN MOSQUITO JUST KEEPS COMING BACK


Terminally Bored posted:

What's the best homebrew way to transfer saves and settings from one 3ds to another?

Saves, definitely JKSM. Don't know about settings.

havenwaters
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


Saoshyant posted:

Is Wii U currently hackable with the latest firmware? I updated a couple of months ago or so and then learned the exploit at the time didn't work on the newer firmware, but there was a hub-hub about the crunchyroll app being a possible entry point and for people to download it (I did so) and then haven't looked into the matter anymore.

There's a new web exploit but it's not as stable so it'll take more attempts to get working than with 5.5.1. Haxchi still works though and is still stable so your best bet is to have everything prepared for a haxchi install beforehand, run the web exploit and hope you get into the homebrew launcher (if not, try again til you do), and then install haxchi onto Brain Age/some other DS title you buy from the eshop that Haxchi works on. Brain Age is usually the cheapest but definitely check before you go off and buy it.

A Spider Covets
May 4, 2009



What does soft modding mean? I'm still reading through the site in the OP and educating myself before I give this a proper whirl. Thanks!

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Soft modding (as far as I'm aware) means that all the modifications are done at a software level - there's no modification or addition to the hardware itself.

havenwaters
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


A Spider Covets posted:

What does soft modding mean? I'm still reading through the site in the OP and educating myself before I give this a proper whirl. Thanks!

Soft modding means modding a console via software exploits without the use of a hardware mod (which involves soldering something to the console, usually)

edit: beaten

edit 2: For example. A software mod would be most of the stuff going on in this thread or using tom clancy's splinter cell on an original xbox or like flashing the dvd drive of a 360 with a different firmware that lets you pirate games.

A hardware mod is something like soldering a modchip to your ps2/soldering stuff to the nand on a 3ds and writing stuff to it (or whatever you did for hard mod hacking a 3ds on the latest firmwares before new software exploits like ntrboot showed up)

havenwaters fucked around with this message at Oct 28, 2017 around 13:41

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


And More posted:

I always used to recommend this guide to people who wanted to softmod their Wii: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/
It should be up to date, since it's got a bunch of Wiiu stuff in it as well.

As an alternative to the .guide sites, I'd also like to recommend

https://gbatemp.net/threads/mattkim...g-guide.462121/

for Wiiu softmodding. It doesn't get more straight forward than that guide.

Added to OP

MajorMarcus
Oct 2, 2011

The tiger took my family

Haven't seen much Switch hacking stuff, as they're still in early stages, but I thought I might share something pretty cool. I did a shell swap on my Joy-Cons a while back, and I just found a tool that allows you to change the color that the Joy-Cons show up as in the Switch UI. https://gbatemp.net/threads/tool-jo...it-v1-0.478560/

Admiral Joeslop
Jul 8, 2010

I can eat anything.

Fun Shoe

I hacked my Wii U sometime earlier this year, before Nintendo dropped whatever the last update was. I've got Haxchi and the Homebrew Channel installed, am I able to update my Wii U and various games, as well as open my internet connection back up to play online?

Also, is vWii hacking just as easy as the rest? Emulators on Wii U are garbage; I did some looking around a couple weeks ago and I think they have access to Wii U Pro Controllers and the Gamepad now, in Wii mode?

havenwaters
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


Admiral Joeslop posted:

I hacked my Wii U sometime earlier this year, before Nintendo dropped whatever the last update was. I've got Haxchi and the Homebrew Channel installed, am I able to update my Wii U and various games, as well as open my internet connection back up to play online?

Also, is vWii hacking just as easy as the rest? Emulators on Wii U are garbage; I did some looking around a couple weeks ago and I think they have access to Wii U Pro Controllers and the Gamepad now, in Wii mode?

So long as you have haxchi installed you can update to 5.5.2 without issue. We're mostly in the clear with respect to updates breaking stuff. There's a chance we'll get one when zelda gets the second season pass dlc but other than that looks like they're done updating the wii u.

hacking vWii is just following a guide. As for getting things like the wii u pro controller, etc working in vWii mode I don't know much about that but probably has something to do with making vWii forwarder channels on the wii u system menu. I'm not sure though.

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8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


If anyone is looking to do Amiibo stuff but don't want to buy a N2 Elite or an Android phone to back up Amiibo, you can have your hacked 3DS do it:

https://gbatemp.net/threads/beta-th...for-3ds.475870/

Has mostly the same features and limitations as TagMo.

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