At first details were sketchy, but as time passed what it was started to become obvious: Their solution seems to be to install homebrew packaged as channels, complete with stolen banners and probably using my nandloader without permission. Scroll down for more details. Recently, the Argon guys showed up on IRC and had an interesting conversation with me, where they tried to get me to help them get the channel to work on System Menu 3.
The conversation was somewhere along the lines of this, excluding the broken English: Wait, did they find an exploit? This should start ringing alarm bells: This seems to be their way of locking it to the chip. Shows how much time they spent preparing this package. This file looks suspiciously like a Waninkoko product — same banner and console style. K w That looks like a WAD header. So this is how they get it to work on 3.
Ladies and gentlemen, epic fail. A waninkoko-worthy product indeed. This is a standard Wii ISO. You can tell it has been fakesigned with Trucha Signer. H4 hash check passed Data: Failed to verify data chunk 0 against H0: Attempting to extract it yields garbage. This means their modchip patches the Title Key to something else. Expect an update once that happens. I can practically guarantee that their channel banner will also be stolen from a Nintendo channel, though — it looks just like all those other stolen banners, in the video same animation.
In short, if you want a channel that: Otherwise, stay very very far away. Apparently argon have never heard of fonts. Those were inside their modchip updater DOL file. Why not flag the YouTube video to be removed for violating your copyright i.
I wonder how long it will be before someone reverse engineers this anyway. Also it does make homebrew more popular, but its restricted to their investors.
If Team Twiizers could force them to link to hackmii or wiibrew that would be great though. Who in their right mind would try to rip anything off from the guys that kicked such epic amounts of butt and 25C3? So sad, in fact, that I have made it a personal goal to never do anything near this level of stupidity. The ability to install homebrew to the memory as a channel. The reason this is useful to me is because my SD slot on my Wii is wonky.
That xt5 and Marcan thing is genius IMO. The DMCA forbids trafficking in circumvention devices devices used to bypass copy protection, effectively. Looking at the hex dump again reminded me that it was in my dream last night. I figured it out in my dream…I wish I could remember what exactly I figured out. This is the second thing that has ripped off team twiizers and its going to keep getting worse.
If you sue, it would be a major wake-up call to all those even thinking about doing this. Then we get your NANDloader, right? This hurts homebrew even more than buggily fixing the Twilight Hack. I just checked out the argon2 channel installation tutorial on youtube. I have used his wad manager and Game dumper, and they look WAY too similar in both appearance and the way they run. Also, the text on their website page describing the available homebrew applications looks surprisingly familiar to the application descriptions on wiibrew.