Pirates have cracked WiiWare games

Posted on Tuesday, May 06 2008 @ 02:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nintendo Wii Fanboy reports hackers managed to get counterfeit WiiWare games running on a Wii without a modchip:
Only a few weeks after pirates figured out how to install Virtual Console games on their Wiis for free using the Twilight Hack, a clever trick for running unofficial code on an unmodded systems, hackers have expanded their counterfeit offerings to allow bootleg copies of WiiWare titles.

We're not yet sure if online modes are working, but the fact that pirates can install Japanese WiiWare ROMs/WADs on a US system, as shown above with Family Ping Pong, is impressive (and criminal!). Considering how fast the Wii's piracy scene has been moving, someone will likely soon release instructions on how to bypass microtransactions and install downloadable content updates for free, too.

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