Naughty and NES




It was only a matter of time, really.

In case you missed it, that lovely NES clone Nintendo released before Xmas – in numbers to small to be deemed reasonable – has been hacked.

After an initial work around the machine’s save state system allowed for the addition of more NES games, a simple plug-and-play tool has been developed already to add games to the device quickly, easily and with full metadata to complement the machine’s new interface.

That’s what they get for driving up demand by understocking, in fairness.

H/T Kotaku

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27 thoughts on “Naughty and NES

  1. Jonjo

    It’s just an emulator anyway so they shouldn’t be surprised that it has been tweaked to emulate other games. You can do the same with a Raspberry Pi. It just won’t look as cool. Although you can buy a NES cover for the Pi.

    1. Happy Molloy

      Could a dumbass who has zero programming knowledge, like me, manage something like that as a project do you reckon?

      1. Martin Heavy-Guy

        The Raspberry Pi is a great tool, and you don’t need much fore-knowledge, but just as a quick warning: it takes a bit of getting used to. Stick with it. The first couple of weeks of tweaking and getting your head around the step-to-step guides can be a bit grueling. It is absolutely worth it though, and once you get the basics the Pi is a magnificent machine (I use mine for all sorts of gadgetry).

        1. Happy Molloy

          Thanks, have been doing a bit of searching, think I’ll go all out and buy a full kit with a 5 inch touch screen? Bluetooth keyboard etc

          1. Martin Heavy-Guy

            You can get all the bits individually for better value than those kits mostly (Maplin etc. really pump up the prices for those kits)

            I did get myself a couple of 7″ capacitative touchscreens recently and I love them to bits. No more need for a mouse, although they too need a bit of fiddling to get working. Bluetooth keyboard is definitely overkill though, and it’ll suck the battery. Unless you think you’ll need it just go for a basic one.

            My recommendation is (i) Raspberry Pi (with charger), (ii) basic keyboard, (iii) basic mouse, (iv) HDMI lead (with adapter to link to any monitor you already have; if you don’t then the touchscreen is the best option). It’s no harm to spend little and get the hang of it first, instead of getting a kit and not having use for half of it in my opinion.

            Once you have one Pi, and you really get going with it, you’ll probably want 5 anyway so you can always get a kit later. The documentation online is fantastic.

  2. ironcorona

    “That’s what they get for driving up demand by understocking”

    You don’t stay in business for 127 years by not selling things to people.

    1. H

      They are renowned for under-stocking e.g. Wii U, Amiibo and more recently 3DS Mario

      People are worried about a bun fight when the Switch gets launched

  3. gerry

    I don’t understand the connection between limited availability of a piece of hardware and hacking that hardware.

  4. Increasing Displacement

    Hardware can be bricked by performing this hack if the internet is to be believed.

    1. Increasing Displacement

      What’s so great about it?
      Don’t have one but heard people mentioning such a box before.

      1. Frilly Keane

        I don’t know what or how it does
        What it does

        But I know how to work it

        Search for any telly or flick through it and then pick a stream facility that comes with your search and select outcome

        I found the most reliable
        What about you Molloy?
        The handyman/ gardener/ butler here uses it for the live rugby

        We’re loving the 24/ 7 Seinfeld & Curb your enthusiasm channels
        And the dependents are after getting into the now prehistoric age Home Improvement 24/ 7 channel
        ( which oddly enough has survived the millennium)

      1. Increasing Displacement

        Sounds good for 15.
        Do i need superfast internet?
        A brief look online says a good internet connection.
        Being in the sticks i max at 20mb/s on a good day

        1. Happy Molloy

          Honestly, you’d want decent broadband as they’re generally used for streaming, unless you’re interested in android games. I think the apps you would use actually work by aggregating torrent streams.

          I’m from the sticks myself and, when home, would stick to downloading in advance.

          1. Increasing Displacement

            Thanks, appreciate the advice.
            Sick of paying Sky for ads, and Netflix is muck.

            I do game online, Civ, World of Tanks, War Thunder. Low latency important usually.

  5. Junkface

    Emulators have been around for 16 years now. You can get any old Games console/16 bit Computer working on your PC or android phone now. The entire collection of games (they’re called ROMS) have been available online since 2000. A few google searches will show you anything you want on SNES, Megadrive/Genesis, NES, Commodore Amiga / 64, Atari ST, Nintendo 64 Emulators and ROMS

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