We just received a tip about a new Windows GNU app today called the "GOD/WOD unscrambler" which allegedly reads raw data from a Wii game* and dumps ISO files to your PC for later mischevious use. Since there is neither a Wii emulator or a mod chip for the Wii, it is impossible to verify if the output is an elaborate ploy to drop a binary middle finger on your C: drive, but the Chilean engineering student Victor Muñoz is pretty damn proud of his software. He's created very detailed readme files, released the source on GNU. He compares the process to DVD ripping and has an unassuming little download link on his site. Do you feel a disturbance in the force, Reggie? He should, because this kid apparently also has the balls of Kong. He blogged on it's simplicity:
*Update: To be clear, this app is not like the infamous DeCSS DVD Decrypter. To make a Wii ISO, you need to first modify the firmware of your DVD drive to allow Wii disks to be read. One commenter on Victor's site suggests using either Mastering hardware or modify your DVD firmware to disable ECD (error checking code). In other words -- the first step of the process is definitely not for n00bs. This app then descrambles that dumped file into the ISO. In other words, this program facilitates that second step if can get past step 1.
To be fair, what he's done isn't full blown piracy. It's just accessory to the invevitable torrent Festivus ... aka SUCKS 2BU glimpse of the future. Whatever your ethical take on it may be, it's obviously not for making brownies. We just hope he's smart enough to shred his Sony pay stubs when the non-existant Chilean anti-piracy task force comes a-knockin'. Oh no! But Niero, why must you suggest Sony has anything to do with this? I'm kidding, but he's also apparently coded a Microsoft Xbox security code dumper. Someone buy this kid a PlayStation! Check out the Chile national anthem below.
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