1. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member OP

    Following the previous thread about people managing to hack the Switch by a new CFW available through the purchase of an expensive tool, and uploading porn as their user icon :
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/28/17501530/nintendo-switch-hacking-piracy-porn-bans

    More in the article. Trying to blow open your Switch right now seems like the worst of ideas as people don't know what triggers console bricking, and Nintendo seems to be able to detect any modification you make and provides permanent ban at first sight.

    UPDATE:
     
  2. BigJeffery

    BigJeffery
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    If you're piracy inclined buying a second Switch and the SX pro seems like the way to go as long as you want to play 4+ single player games.

    The SX pro anti-piracy countermeasures bricking people's consoles is very funny to me. I love online.
     
  3. vaderise

    vaderise
    Member

    Good for Nintendo.
    If you hack your console you can't go online. Fair deal.
     
  4. MetalBoi

    MetalBoi
    Member

    What new development are we supposed to be discussing here? I say if you tamper with your system and it blows up in your face, you have no one to blame but yourself.
     
  5. violent

    violent
    Member

    Agreed. Take them off the shared ecosystem and let them be.
     
  6. funky

    funky
    Member

    Give it time.

    We are still in the super hacky, might easily brick your shit phase.
     
  7. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member OP

    It's an update on what's happening on the Switch hacking scene, a warning to those who were interested in hacking their Switch doing homebrews (which is legal) and on Nintendo's new measures about online tampering.
     
  8. ~Fake

    ~Fake
    Member

    Indeed. Hope they made online hacker a nightmare. Pkmn M/S online have some cheats/bots right now.
     
  9. Razgriz417

    Razgriz417
    Member

    lol antipiracy measures in piracy software, amazing
     
  10. Bomblord

    Bomblord
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    This is pretty much my thoughts on the subject as well. People who think it won't be abused need to just look at how fast things like porn pics showed up.

    Go hog wild with your system and modding I am 100% in support of homebrew but don't expect to be able to take it online.
     
  11. Charpunk

    Charpunk
    Member

    For some reason I find it amusing that people are bricking their switch trying to remove drm from a tool that allows piracy that they don’t want to pay for.

    People are weird.
     
  12. Apex88

    Apex88
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    “people are messing with online games, getting banned by Nintendo, and even locking each other’s consoles over piracy.”

    Yeah. Not going to help the cross-play cause.
     
  13. Mhj

    Mhj
    Member

    If you care that much about pirating ga...sorry, running homebrew ports of Doom, just buy another Switch.
     
  14. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx
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    From what i understand , it only bricks your system if youre trying to modify the custom firmware itself. Basically to prevent someone from copying or modifying the cfw.
     
  15. maximumzero

    maximumzero
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    Seeing idiots getting banned for piracy will forever make my day. Get fucked, losers.
     
  16. Sagadego17

    Sagadego17
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  17. So people are getting banned and bricking their console for using hacks that are not yet proven to be safe?
     
  18. Aquamarine

    Aquamarine
    Resident Novelist Member

    Give it a year and I'll bet we'll have stable CFW for the Switch as well as an easy access point, so there will be no need to buy an expensive tool.

    I understand Nintendo banning online access for consoles that pirate, but it also just encourages them to pirate more because they can no longer use the eShop or any online-related services. If they pirated a little bit before, they're DEFINITELY going to pirate everything now that they're banned and can't do anything.

    But I can see why Nintendo would ban people who are tinkering around with the system with mods...this is how people start cheating in games like Mario Kart and Splatoon and ruin the experience for everyone else. Seems like a pretty decent compromise...if you want online and eShop you have to stay vanilla.
     
  19. Platy

    Platy
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    Which is why I only homebrew my consoles closer to ther "deaths"
     
  20. samthebreadman

    samthebreadman
    Resettlement Advisor Member

    Not uncommon.
     
  21. Decarb

    Decarb
    Member

    Wait till other modchip players start jumping into the scene. Matrix guys have already indicated that they're working on their own version of dongle with free CFW.
     
  22. maximumzero

    maximumzero
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    There's no such thing as someone that "only pirates a little". You're either legit or you're not. Kick them off every service you can. Unfortunately Nintendo can't outright brick consoles themselves, so they just have to resort to the next best option.
     
  23. bionic77

    bionic77
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    Yeah it is pretty awesome.
     
  24. Xharos

    Xharos
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    I wish I had enough money to spare to justify a second Switch for emulators and emulators only tbh.
     
  25. Smash Kirby

    Smash Kirby
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    Good on Nintendo for going after pirates, thieves and super Pirate Thieves. I understand the Switch could be this amazing homebrew super system but can we agree on not messing with when it has only been out for less than two years?
     
  26. yuoke

    yuoke
    Member

    With no VC or way to get any old game they want, it will happen even more.
     
  27. Dust

    Dust
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    Pay2Pirate just makes me laugh, dumbest shit ever.
     
  28. Netherscourge

    Netherscourge
    Member

    "Use at your own risk" doesn't impede people who like "free gamezzzzzz"
     
  29. Intel_89

    Intel_89
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    I'm against piracy but love the homebrew scene, it's a shame that you can't seem to be able to have one without the other.
     
  30. lunarwhale

    lunarwhale
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    gonna take a shot in the dark and assume that most posters didn't read the article, hence just popping in with pointless grandstanding about piracy or giving nintendo attaboys for banning people when this really isn't about that.

    Switch homebrew's messiness reminds me of the early days of Vita hacking, where this one guy's tool was programmed to specifically target a few user's Vitas for bricks just because he didn't like them. Early homebrew's wild. Not sure who's lying with respects to the bricking, though. SX OS definitely isn't doing this as a friendly hacking competition like they claim. Dongle devs know their cash cow's gone the second legitimate CFW gets implemented.
     
  31. Dphex

    Dphex
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    this
     
  32. Aquamarine

    Aquamarine
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    Well like for example, there are people in the past who pirate maybe one or two 3DS games but they bought the rest of their games. That is a definite phenomenon that happened in the past.

    But now it seems to be an all or nothing kind of deal. I don't fault Nintendo for taking a hardline approach on pirates, but anyone who pirates will now go all the way.
     
  33. louisacommie

    louisacommie
    Member

    Il get a second switch eventually for Odyssey hacking and the like and I will mod it and never connect it to the Internet
     
  34. Chessguy1

    Chessguy1
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    homebrewing/hacking scene is always so crazy and hectic when everything is starting to be released and spread, with everyone wanting to try everything without extensive testing. hell, i remember some people even released fake games that brick your system during the early days of vita hacking.
     
  35. Kthulhu

    Kthulhu
    Member

    Hopefully things will be figured out once some decent homebrew is out.

    Fuck pirates though. Play dumb games, win dumb prizes.
     
  36. maximumzero

    maximumzero
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    There are multitudes of Switch-like devices and tablets that are running Android or other operating systems and are ready out of the box for "Homebrew". Picking apart a device not designed for such things is folly when you can have a much easier go of it on practically any other device.
     
  37. phanphare

    phanphare
    Member

    good on Nintendo

    Splatoon hackers can ruin that game for everyone and fuck people who pirate video games

    this reads like trying to meet in the middle with people who have horrible opinions on a particular topic

    if you're going to pirate video games you're going to pirate video games. Nintendo doesn't need to go easier on them because they may go from pirating video games to pirating more video games. they were already pirating video games in the first place! fuck em
     
  38. lunarwhale

    lunarwhale
    Member

    To clarify, this isn't a development so much as an update on the culture surrounding Switch hacking. It's just an insight for people who think that the communities that crop up around these things, and the antics that go on, are fascinating. The shit that goes on in the early days of homebrew, with everyone rushing to be the first, leads to some interesting communities coming together.
     
  39. Charpunk

    Charpunk
    Member

    Nah. The bricked console happened because someone is trying to reverse engineer the piracy tool team xecuter is selling. They put in a code to brick the switch if you try to modify the code.
     
  40. mute

    mute
    Member

    Shouldn't really be a surprise to be banned for modding as well, not just playing switch game dumps.
     
  41. Iichter

    Iichter
    Member

    Team Xecuter is so lame, they just wanted to be first on the scene no matter the consequences. Hopefully atmosphere will be above all of that goofiness.
     
  42. LQX

    LQX
    Member

    I wonder what this might do to used games with people dumping games then selling them to people unaware it is compromised.
     
  43. vestan

    vestan
    Member

    Streaming PC games to my Switch using Moonlight is one of the biggest reasons why I bought the device in the first place though. No third party controller for the Shield is going to come close to using Joycons while chilling in bed.
     
  44. maximumzero

    maximumzero
    Member

    Bingo. There's no such thing as stealing "just a little bit". Once you've got the keys to the kingdom you've got too much power and there needs to be a no-tolerance policy on such things.

    Buying a product for a piece of software that it isn't compatible with seems really bizarre, but to each their own.
     
  45. Aktlys

    Aktlys
    Member

    Hacking device with anti-hacking tech

    the lulz
     
  46. Aquamarine

    Aquamarine
    Resident Novelist Member

    As always you have to be careful about where you buy cartridges from. eBay vendors might download a pirated dump and put it into a blank cartridge which will ban your console....but if you buy used games from places like GameStop that test each game on a Switch, you'll be safe. And if they come in the original box, that also greatly reduces the potential for fraud too.
     
  47. Solid

    Solid
    Member

    TX are craven pieces of shit
     
  48. stumblebee

    stumblebee
    Member

    Why in the world would you go online with a console you've hacked? This isn't any different than J-Tagged Xboxes. You could go online with a hacked Wii or Dolphin because Nintendo didn't give a shit about the Wii online service. Now that they're gonna be charging online, you bet your bottom dollar that they are putting failsafes into their system now.
     
  49. MELLO

    MELLO
    Member

    Good! Hopefully the hackers can create their own online servers and play online cheating and hacking together lol
     
  50. Charpunk

    Charpunk
    Member

    After all of the shit that happened with the 3DS piracy, I’m not shocked they put a bunch of protections in place this time. Good for them.