Sparky's Shocks

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Mozy Sniff's The Wii, Smells Good

A big thanks goes off to hacker "Mozy" for reverse engineering the Wii's internet connection. He packet sniffed the Wii's User Agent, Shop Channel, Firmware updates, and Virtual Console. This is the beginning of a full set of hacks that should be popping up on the internet really soon. We can confirm that Opera 9.00 is already running on the Wii because it's User Agent shows up on the Wii Shop, it might be possible to hack the browser into functioning before Nintendo decides to release it to the public. Mozy's already been surfing the Wii pages using Firefox and a user agent switcher like this one. If your interested in reverse engineering the virtual console system or any other part of the Wii, this would be a great place to start.

Ok, the site just got Slashdotted so you'll have to wait for a cache.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wii Giftcard

My roommate steeped into my room this morning holding a small little white card with the Wii logo on the front. He pushed a button on the front and it lit up with a dazzling blue glow, yep LEDs. I know a good hack when I see it and that card has some endless possibilities. I've posted an Instructable to help everyone out there get into the guts of this thing.