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Entries from August 2009

Timing is everything (the case of the “unsoftmoddable Wii”)

August 29th, 2009 · 24 Comments

note: If you haven’t already, you should probably go back and read these posts, because they were written in preparation for this one: Wii Hardware: a history IOS: history, build process A few months back, we started getting reports of “unsoftmoddable Wiis”, aka “LU64+” (among other things). Normally, I wouldn’t care, but we discovered that [...]

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Wii Hardware: a history

August 29th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Manufacturers of consumer electronics are constantly revising their designs over the lifetime of each product, generally for four reasons: Yield improvements — fix flaws that caused lots of warranty returns Cost reduction — use cheaper or fewer parts, so that profit margin increases or the retail cost can be lowered (or both) Part refresh — [...]

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of TMDs and hardware

August 20th, 2009 · 29 Comments

Most of you probably remember our infamous attempt to open a line of communication with Nintendo. We chose that bug because a previous attempt at communication had failed — we had thought that them fixing the strncmp bug in the System Menu’s IOS could cause the system menu to brick when it tried to load [...]

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