Due to a gigantic leak, countless files about old Nintendo consoles are on the street.
Since last week, almost the entire history of legendary game company Nintendo has been on the street, reports Kotaku . A leak means that an unprecedented amount of information is now on the internet. For modders, emulators and data miners, it’s like being a kid in a candy store. What exactly is on the street?
Giant Nintendo leak
Allegedly, thousands of files on Nintendo’s previous consoles have been leaked in forum 4Chan. Many files are about the already canceled Nintendo Wii (2006). Among other things, the exact design files and even source files would be available on the internet. Exact information about other Nintendo consoles is also on the street. Details about the Nintendo 64 and GameCube have also been leaked.
Everything is known
The medium describes a comment on the Resetera forum . “The most impressive and craziest of this leak is the fact that even data sheets, block diagrams and Verilog files have been leaked for each component. Verilog is a ‘language’ for describing hardware. It is used to describe electrical circuits by means of code. That way we can learn how each individual part of the Wii is made. ”
Do not get started yourself
Now for some tech savvy Nintendo fans, of course, it’s a dream come true. In theory, you can use the files to make your own Wii or build emulators. But you will have to do that at your own risk; Nintendo is probably not happy with this incident at all.
Reportedly, 3GB of data has been stolen. Sounds like not so much. On the other hand, don’t forget that this is a different era of computers. The files mainly consist of code; not nearly as data-intensive as textures, for example. Incidentally, some forum users state that this is just a preview and that much more data has been captured.
As long as there are no details of the current Nintendo Switch on the street. Then the end is missing for Nintendo! It is still unclear exactly how the leaked information was captured. And to make it even more painful, more than 150,000 Nintendo accounts were also hacked last month .