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Rise of the Dead

November 24th, 2008 by marcan · 70 Comments

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? 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.

Enjoy: Twilight Hack v0.1-beta2 (special 3.4 edition)

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 on every boot, so you should copy it, run Zelda, and immediately install HBC, as the hack will be gone once you go back to the System Menu (and then you’ll have to copy it again to use it again). JAP and PAL are untested but ought to work.

Also, this in no way implies that updating is a good idea. It’s not. Don’t do it.

Tags: Wii

70 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bushing // Nov 24, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Note: you STILL shouldn’t update. 😛

  • 2 marcan // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Yeah, let me add that to the post…

  • 3 Apicio // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:17 am


    I just love you. :)

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  • 5 sanderevers // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I updated as soon as I got the notice. (Simply to test it, and I find official firmwares more important than Homebrew) Luckily, I was smart enough to keep the HBC installed. It’s still going great. With this ^ I now can reïnstall the HBC if I need to reformat my Wii.

  • 6 http://maikelsteneker.blogspot.com/ // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Wow guys, that’s awesome 😀 I really didn’t expect that it would be possible yet again, but you did it!

    Also, can we expect future updates for the Twilight Hack as well? Is there any way around the deleting once the Wii is rebooted?

    Also, I guess you probably won’t release another exploit yet?

  • 7 tech3475 // Nov 24, 2008 at 9:14 am

    thank you nintendo for another C*** up.

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  • 11 Sgt.Sausgae // Nov 24, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Awsome that was fast i was hoping something interesting would happen over break and it sounded like the update stumped you guys a little but i new you could figure it out just not that fast

    Great job cant to see what you guy can do when your not remaking crap because of nintendoes updates

  • 12 metroid maniac // Nov 24, 2008 at 10:20 am

    now you can work on bootmii some more :-) i am eagerly awaiting installing it on my chipped 3.2j wii

  • 13 Darkmystery // Nov 24, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I was just thinking that Nintendo made some good steps with 3.4 against piracy and all, but I was wrong.. again.

    Great job.

  • 14 HCK // Nov 24, 2008 at 11:05 am

    LOL @ Nintendo :P:P:P

    You’ re awesome

  • 15 It lives! The Twilight Hack returns | Wii Crazed // Nov 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm

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  • 18 Seth Merkley // Nov 24, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks again to Krusty, it’s good that people still mess around with stuff even if people say it doesn’t work :)

  • 19 It lives! The Twilight Hack returns | Wii News // Nov 24, 2008 at 1:26 pm

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  • 20 GoNintendo » Blog Archive » Twlight Hack revived- What are you waiting for? // Nov 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm

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  • 21 winged // Nov 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    So is DVDX still out for 3.4? I tried to get it working today, but no luck. Error when installing. Maybe its just a simple fix required or something.

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  • 23 emailtoid.net/i/b44e2fcc/ // Nov 24, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Wouldn’t it be theoretically possible to downgrade? You’d need a 3.3 Wii from which to obtain the files, but am I missing anything else?

  • 24 GoldenAlchemist // Nov 24, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Gratz, you have once again pwned Nintendo’s retarded developers.

    And once BootMii is out they’ll be unable to stop you in the future right?

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  • 26 Twilight Hack para Wii 3.4 « Omnium potentior est sapientia // Nov 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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  • 27 neoknight // Nov 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    For the love of exploits don’t I repeat DO NOT GIVE ANY INFO OR EVEN HINTS on how this was done! If I where nintendo I would have at least one of my employees checking this site to see if you guys give info on what bug they left behind. So that I could release another update to screw over the new exploit.

  • 28 jelloslide // Nov 24, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I just got a Wii this week. I wasn’t aware of all these great opportunities for the Wii system and thinking outside the ‘wii box’. How do I go about installing this new ‘hack’ and what exactly does this allow me to do? I’m sorry for sounding out of the loop, but I can’t seem to find a straight installation guide or finding out exactly what this allows me to do with the Wii. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  • 29 HyperHacker // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Wow. *facepalm* Great work Twiizers, way2fail Nintendo. Again.

    Will you explain the bug at some point for those who are interested?

  • 30 IBNobody // Nov 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    So… Was the save file capital/lowercase bug removed?

    I wonder how much it costs Nintendo to put out an update like this.

  • 31 chuckthetekkie // Nov 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    @ GoldenAlchemist:
    I believe that current wiis that have the signing bug in boot0/1/2 will work with bootmii, but Nintendo will most likely or has already fixed the signing bug in boot0/1/2 so bootmii will not work on those wiis.

    Correct me if I am wrong as I am no expert.

  • 32 Helwem // Nov 24, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you very much for your work, they are the best

  • 33 Wii firmware 3.4 and the Twilight Hack » Restart // Nov 24, 2008 at 11:35 pm

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  • 34 Nuevo Twilight Hack para Wii v3.4 - TodoNintendo // Nov 25, 2008 at 2:56 am

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  • 35 http://muhmuhkuh.myopenid.com/ // Nov 25, 2008 at 5:54 am

    good job you two, I hope you found more exploits for later wii updates.

    I’ve only now noticed that it was bushing who were on the 24c3 , I hope your visit to the 25C3 is equally exciting 😀 (sorry, I’m german)

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  • 37 GuiasTrePokémon» // Nov 25, 2008 at 7:46 am

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  • 38 alkobottle // Nov 25, 2008 at 8:01 am

    just saw that you’re gonna speak at the Chaos Communication Congress in berlin this year! cool :)

  • 39 Kyo // Nov 25, 2008 at 8:20 am

    emailtoid.net/i/b44e2fcc/, it would be possible to downgrade

  • 40 openid.aol.com/erwos // Nov 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Question: for those of us who are receiving Animal Crossing but are still on firmware 3.2 or 3.3, what’s the procedure to play the game (which apparently forces an update of some sort) and not de-homebrew our systems?

  • 41 Chaz410 // Nov 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Ok, I have System 3.4 and managed to get HBC on the Wii. I also downloaded both the latest versions of the Menu Loader and Gecko OS and neither one are working.

    With Menu Loader whenever I select Region Free Disks and select “IOS30″ which I believe is the correct one…it just freezes and Gecko OS will get to the main menu but the screen is blank. Did Nintendo win after all or is there something I’m not doing?

  • 42 bugger // Nov 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    What’s the reason for still not updating?

  • 43 marcan // Nov 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    You can run most pure homebrew with 3.4. The same thing cannot be said of programs that modify or interact with the Wii in different ways. This includes anything that installs, uninstalls, boots, or saves anything to the Wii.

  • 44 Chaz410 // Nov 25, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    “pure homebrew”? I take it that means that I’d only be able to use the new Twilight Hack in order to play imports then. How inconvenient.

  • 45 wiisixtyfour // Nov 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I’m on 3.3 and all Animal Crossing did was install IOS38
    so if you’re on 3.2, it will update to 3.3

  • 46 http://muhmuhkuh.myopenid.com/ // Nov 25, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    @alkobottle: Yes, Marcan and bushing if you believe the information provided here may give: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/Fahrplan/events/2799.en.html

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  • 48 lanjoe9 // Nov 26, 2008 at 8:23 am

    @bugger: according to the new TOS, Nintendo can send patches without notifying you. Which means you open your console to block homebrew whenever they feel like it..

  • 49 DiWolfe // Nov 26, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I installed the Homebrew but none of my apps work.

    All the games and the Homebrew Downloaded says This is not a Valid Wii Application

    and the MPlayer just freezes on a screen with all white bineary codes

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  • 51 HyperHacker // Nov 26, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Pardon me for going off topic, but I was thinking about the HBC’s update system. I imagine it just downloads and runs a (hopefully) signed executable? Why not use this method to install patched versions of Nintendo’s updates as they come out? Then there wouldn’t be all this screwing around with “acquire a copy of foo, run this and do this and that and this” to get around the updates; they’d just be installed automatically like official ones.

  • 52 Nekokabu // Nov 27, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Japanese Version are not work:(

  • 53 ghost_zero // Nov 27, 2008 at 3:35 am

    But from what I read Gecko OS itself should still work to let you play region-free. However, Rebooter shouldn’t work anymore.

  • 54 HCK // Nov 27, 2008 at 5:08 am

    They modified the license so that they can force updates on your console, and you can’ t install anything on your NAND flash.

  • 55 Spoom // Nov 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    @ chuckthetekkie: I’m pretty sure boot0 and boot1 are in non-writeable memory, so Nintendo couldn’t fix them if they wanted to.

  • 56 mikeejr08 // Nov 28, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Link to this message
    hi,i accidentally updated my usa wii to 3.4u. & wanted to install hbc channel on it so i could downgrade it. i was able to get the new version twilight hack yesterday for 3.4 users,i was able to load the twilight hack save file on the game & after talking to the guy it freezes then words came out asking me if i want to install HBC channel so i pressed yes..then i thought everything was fine but these words came out..”you have wii system menu 385 (V24 usa) & the HBC channel has only been tested on wii system menu 290 (V18) & below. proceed at your own risk” i still tried to install it but it said that installation failed. any ideas how i can install HBC on it? thanks in advance!

  • 57 lanjoe9 // Nov 28, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Well, for starters to get the HBC in, you need to be able to run homebrew code. And to be able to run homebrew code, you need to hack the console.

    That’s what the Twilight Hack does: it lets you run homebrew code, therefore letting you install the HBC. Once the HBC is in, you can run all the homebrew apps you like from it without having to use the Twilight Hack over and over again.

    And modifying official patches may not be as easy as you make it sound…. if done carelessly they could pretty much brick your wii.. but it’s being done, to a certain extend. I suggest you give http://wiibrew.org/ a good read – AFAIK both the mii channel updater and the store channel updater work in the way you describe.

  • 58 comex // Nov 29, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    HyperHacker’s idea is not bad…

    @sanderevers: The two most recent updates haven’t done much but disable homebrew. If you keep that up you /will/ find the HBC disabled sooner or later. Just saying.

  • 59 aladdin_sane // Nov 30, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I’m using HBC without the Twilight Hack; does the 3.4 update bugger HBC?? Just curious. Have been on 3.2J for a while, and not bothered to update, and would like to become un-semi-bricked. Would like to play WaW!!

  • 60 Dykam // Dec 1, 2008 at 12:49 am

    How nice… why does almost every big software creator make a mess of some stuff…

    Ah, I don’t mind, as long as homebrew will continue to work and piracy is banned.

  • 61 HyperHacker // Dec 1, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    @lanjoe9: I know how it works, the point is once you had HBC installed, any time a new update came out, you could just start HBC and have the safe version installed automatically.

    @Spoom: It can’t be fixed, but newly-produced Wiis can have a fixed version.

  • 62 spyro25 // Dec 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    will bootmii be done before xmas? i really dont wanna have to buy another wii for my kid…………. i’m praying every day that you guys will get it complete – you will be my savior!

  • 63 mandude // Dec 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    nice work on this guys!

  • 64 sweepy16 // Dec 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Help!! When i try and load up home brew channel through new twilight hack it keeps saying Elf file not found??? What am i doing wrong? Im loading beta 9 with boot.dol??

    Hope someone can help me.

  • 65 E_Marco99_T // Dec 7, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Hey guys
    Do y’all think updating the dvdx so it could work on the v. 3.4 ?

    thanks y’all are doing a great job

  • 66 // Dec 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Help please. I have bought Wii last week, didn’t know anything about Homebrew, updated the system. Now I have Zelda game (RZDP-02-0 JPN version) and I have downloaded the latest twilight hack.. I managed to copy european savegame to wii system memory, but when I start loading the hack, I get an error: es_addticket failed: -2011. Anybody has any clues? Tnx!! Note: no other version of the hack can be copied to system memory. Can the trick be in the Country setting? Current setting is Austria.

  • 67 ASLO // Dec 11, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Twilight seems gone to me, suggestions?

    I just learned of all this, and unfortunately recently upgraded to 3.4
    I followed the directions explicitly, used the new beta 2, all went well until Homebrew began to install, then i got an error something like ..
    addticket failed -2011?
    card was formatted correctly and i used the right file, it started to install. Any suggestions ?


  • 68 xdredskater0x // Dec 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    OMFG!!!! Thankx U so much!! i love u NINTENDO for leaving ANOTHER F***ing BUG!! AGAIN! hahahahahahaHAH!

  • 69 engteach // Jan 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Tried loading Homebrew Beta 7 but having some problems like some people here. I keep getting an error message:

    AddTicket Failed: -2011.

    Korean Wii, 3.3K with D2C2 and Wiikey 2.

    Thanks for any help with this.

  • 70 metroid maniac // Jan 25, 2009 at 1:19 am


    you need beta 9 or above. don’t think the
    modchip matters. i’d use 1.0.1. by the sounds of it you have 3.3v2 which blocks HBC beta 8 and below

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