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Viper1 said:
I suspect it can't because the Wii Virtual Console is actually an emulator which naturally never had any Wii U functionality in mind when it was designed. It also seems that all Wii functions are sandboxed away from the higher Wii U level systems to prevent older Wii exploits. It's also probably a lot easier to enable Wii features in their own software environment rather than try to fully integrate it directly into the Wii U software environment.

They did it with GC mode on Wii, so this was expected. But porting Wii emulators to Wii U is not a big deal, I can imagine if exisitng Wii homebrew scene would have full access to Wii U OS they could do it in blink of an eye.

My Wii is practically a emu-machine right now, shared between legally obtained VC games and not so legal emualtion (I do play games I own though... mostly :D ). Damn Ninty, I takes ages before every next VC update and now it's practically dead.



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mai said:
Viper1 said:
I suspect it can't because the Wii Virtual Console is actually an emulator which naturally never had any Wii U functionality in mind when it was designed. It also seems that all Wii functions are sandboxed away from the higher Wii U level systems to prevent older Wii exploits. It's also probably a lot easier to enable Wii features in their own software environment rather than try to fully integrate it directly into the Wii U software environment.

They did it with GC mode on Wii, so this was expected. But porting Wii emulators to Wii U is not a big deal, I can imagine if exisitng Wii homebrew scene would have full access to Wii U OS they could do it in blink of an eye.

My Wii is practically a emu-machine right now, shared between legally obtained VC games and not so legal emualtion (I do play games I own though... mostly :D ). Damn Ninty, I takes ages before every next VC update and now it's practically dead.

I did notice that they made you do a Wii update when visiting the Wii Shop Channel a few days ago. I suppose this update is just another "counter" against the homebrewers/hacked systems?  I don't see any info about the recent update on their update history page.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/gi_settings.jsp?menu=update&submenu=rvl-gi-sett-update-history



Viper1 said:
mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.

I find that hard to believe.



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_crazy_man_ said:
Viper1 said:
mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.

I find that hard to believe.

Don't jinx it! :p

Yeah, it's true.



_crazy_man_ said:
Viper1 said:
mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.

I find that hard to believe.

Why?



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Viper1 said:
_crazy_man_ said:
Viper1 said:
mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.

I find that hard to believe.

Why?

If its exists ppl will hack it.

/googled and I'm gettin a few hits, tho it does seem that they had trouble breaking it



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Forgot to post OT

I wanna be able to use the pro controller or the Upad for VC titles. AND I don't wanna have to buy the games all over again.

When that happens, the current VC better be copied over. I have no problem with Wii and WW content staying with Wii and therefore being gone with the N8 console (as far as BC is concerned). But, VC stuff should simply move with the account. Granted, I think all digital content should just move with the account as that's a big benefit to not having a disc.

_crazy_man_ said:
Viper1 said:
_crazy_man_ said:
Viper1 said:
mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.

I find that hard to believe.

Why?

If its exists ppl will hack it.

/googled and I'm gettin a few hits, tho it does seem that they had trouble breaking it

What you are seeing is just an extention of the DS hacks.    The 3DS runs in DS mode where the DS system is sandboxed out of the 3DS system.  This means that a lot of the exploits and hacks the DS had can be carried over to the 3DS but only in DS mode. 

The 3DS itself has still yet to be hacked.



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Viper1 said:

What you are seeing is just an extention of the DS hacks.    The 3DS runs in DS mode where the DS system is sandboxed out of the 3DS system.  This means that a lot of the exploits and hacks the DS had can be carried over to the 3DS but only in DS mode. 

The 3DS itself has still yet to be hacked.

This. I also remember seeing something with Vita in PSP mode.