Wii U Catch-All

Aaaaaand how long until that gets shut the f*ck down?

I'm a little bemused that emulation, which is joined at the hip with software piracy, has provided a way for people to pay to download games that they could download without paying. That's nice, I guess?

Unprecedented, I think. Pretty cool. Very weird, but pretty cool.

Dolphin is a great emulator as uprezzing Wii games is a huge benefit since they all look quite terrible with all that aliasing (to me).

ccesarano wrote:

Aaaaaand how long until that gets shut the f*ck down?

Likely no way for the server to distinguish between the different clients.

I'm pretty sure there are ways to identify proper clients, but I don't trust Nintendo to have the requisite knowhow to do it.

The process seems to involve flashing and using the hardware ID of an actual Wii or WiiU so, for all intents and purposes, that's exactly what the emulator appears to be on server side.

But the server side could check any number of things like CPU, MAC-address etc. Many of these of course can be spoofed, but a reliable fingerprint can be made of the actual hardware.

Whether or not Nintendo has the technical knowhow (:eyeroll:), I doubt they'll put much effort into it. An emulator is able to connect to a deprecated shop channel for hardware that's been discontinued since 2013. These are not multiplayer servers (which have been shut down already), and it doesn't appear to let players do anything more nefarious than buy deprecated virtual currency and use it to buy games. If it becomes a security issue, Nintendo's far more likely to just shut the whole thing down and inconvenience both of the people still legitimately using it.

Hmm should probably get Mega Man 10 and any other WiiWare gems before the whole thing goes boom

Suvanto wrote:

But the server side could check any number of things like CPU, MAC-address etc. Many of these of course can be spoofed, but a reliable fingerprint can be made of the actual hardware.

Considering what's already been achieved, that seems like a cakewalk.

shoptroll wrote:

Hmm should probably get Mega Man 10 and any other WiiWare gems before the whole thing goes boom

Buy Fluidity. I'll keep saying it until people actually do it.

Good news everyone! The WiiU continues to remain hooked up to life support as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition releases on May 23rd!

Just wouldn't be fitting if you couldn't play Zelda for grown-ups on this thing.

Now, here's the real question: is the port any good?

Spoiler:

There. Memes hit. No need to meme.

$19.99? Eh, I'll pass. I was really hoping for $18.99 or less.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

$19.99? Eh, I'll pass. I was really hoping for $18.99 or less.

Let's get 20 of us to send Clocky a Nintendo points card for $0.05 each. Then she can get Darksiders!

TheCounselor wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

$19.99? Eh, I'll pass. I was really hoping for $18.99 or less.

Let's get 20 of us to send Clocky a Nintendo points card for $0.05 each. Then she can get Darksiders!

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Rise from your forum grave (and rescue my daughter)!

So lately my WiiU has been a media machine because family and sh*t. My Crunchyroll app seems to constantly lose track of its time placement which means rewinding is a pain in the ass. If you're 15 minutes into something, rewinding can reset it back to zero, or telling it to fast forward could reset it back to zero. It's a crap shoot. Has anyone else run into this? Or has everyone else moved on because their homes are set up for "I'm an actual adult that doesn't live with my parents" scenarios?

Get a Roku or Fire TV and stop reducing the lifespan of your consoles.

garion333 wrote:

Get a Roku or Fire TV and stop reducing the lifespan of your consoles. ;)

Crunchyroll is weird and buggy on every device I have it on. Have you tried removing the app and readding it? Sometimes that helps.