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January 26th, 2011 by Segher · 15 Comments


Another year, another hack.

The Indiana Pwns hack is quite old, and it appears that people are selling that game for extortionist prices now (around EUR 100 on ebay, seriously). So, it would be good if there was some other game we could use.

lewurm has created a hack for the LEGO Batman game, thanks to the wonders of Free Software. I love it when I don’t have to do anything myself!

So head over to his page, and enjoy!

As always, be sure to read the license before redistributing the binary: it’s GPL, you are not allowed to distribute without also giving out the source code. So please don’t.

Tags: Wii

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WiiCrazy // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Well I had anticipated this in 2009, I wonder why no one including myself released it earlier :p


  • 2 SifJar // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Nice work.

    WiiCrazy: Just because there are tools for Lego checksums there? That could easily have been regarding the Indiana Pwns exploit, which was also for a Lego game.

  • 3 WiiCrazy // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Of course, why the heck would anyone need the checksum tool for lego batman game.

    One other use is to apply cheats and stuff but I think it’s neither in the expertise area of segher nor the game suits such purpose…

    Guess all the Lego games contain the same flaw πŸ™‚


  • 4 Segher // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm


    Erm, I wrote game cheats when I was 11 years old. Gotta start somewhere, you know. So sure it is in my “expertise area”, I’m just not often interested in such things anymore. Also, the LEGO games are easy (but fun!) to complete 100% anyway.

    lego-cksum contained support for LSW because I used to have a port for that; but I lost it. Then Joe Jordan contributed support for LBM, I have no idea what he did that for.

  • 5 WiiCrazy // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Well of course you can have such an expertise. I’ve just based my assumptions regarding the fact that I’ve never seen cheat code stuff by you.. Then of course that can not be called a fact… yet I’ve already started my original argument with “I guess” πŸ™‚

  • 6 ketufe // Jan 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

    thank’s very much

  • 7 norbyte // Jan 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Thanks for the hack! I was asked to modify someones Wii to use homebrew. Unfortunately, this Wii is on 4.3E. I said “Buy Yu-Gi-Oh or Lego Indiana Jones” and found the prices. Today, there is a new hack. Great!

    The price for “Lego Batman” will increase in the next future. Yesterday I found it for EUR 15 on ebay, now it is EUR 20. Amazon: yesterday EUR 20, today EUR 27.

  • 8 Segher // Jan 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

    There are a cool 2M copies of LBM sold. LIJ is almost 2M as well; and LSW is over 4M.

    Twilight Princess was 5.8M; the only non-ninty games selling better than 4M are music games like guitar hero.

    It’s easy to find all of LBM, LIJ, LSW for < EUR 10 btw.

  • 9 norbyte // Jan 27, 2011 at 7:01 am

    @Segher: Could you please give me a shop? All known sellers are increasing their prices as fast as the stock is sinking. Each hour some euros more.

  • 10 Segher // Jan 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

    @norbyte: E.g. http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/223908/lego-batman-wii.html has the prices for a bunch of dutch retailers. EUR20-EUR25. I’m sure you can find a price comparison site closer to your location. It’s cheaper in brick-and-mortar shops, go for an expedition in the big scary blue room πŸ™‚

  • 11 SifJar // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Would I be correct in thinking that this same exploit exists in the two (?) Lego Star Wars games as well? Seeing as it is apparently the same exploit in both games? What about the second Lego Indiana Jones, was it released late enough to have the exploit fixed? Or do we potentially have another three games waiting to get exploited?

  • 12 SifJar // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Sorry, I meant two games. There was only one LSW game on Wii.

  • 13 Segher // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

    @sifjar: The exploits are not identical. And LIJ2 seems to use a very different game engine. It did exist before we shipped Indiana Pwns though, iirc.

  • 14 wiisixtyfour // Jan 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    So couldn’t a Lego Star Wars exploit be made again? If it sold more than the other 2 games wouldn’t it be more beneficial to release the LSW exploit?

  • 15 wiisixtyfour // Jan 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    In response to myself above and to everyone; giantpune has ported the exploit to Lego Star Wars:
    Jabba the Haxx

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