• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

TheNatural
My Member!
(09-01-2011, 03:44 AM)
TheNatural's Avatar
Apparently typing this code into the version of Metroid Nintendo gave away free in the Nintendo Ambassador program, caused the game to completely fuck up:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjQ7S...layer_embedded

Now people on some hacking boards are speculating that it's a buffer overflow could be used to hack the 3DS. What the hell?
Last edited by TheNatural; 09-01-2011 at 03:50 AM. Reason: Newer video more relevant
abstract alien
baby dolphin -> sun
it's the only way
(09-01-2011, 03:45 AM)
abstract alien's Avatar
No way...nintendo just may have really punched themselves if this turns out to be the backdoor to a hack lol
Instro
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:48 AM)
Instro's Avatar
Thats a pretty amazing password.
Fersis
It is illegal to Tag Fish in Tag Fishing Sanctuaries by law 38.36 of the GAF Wildlife Act
(09-01-2011, 03:48 AM)
Fersis's Avatar
Wasnt the Wii opened with a String buffer overflow?
Hot Coldman
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:48 AM)
Hot Coldman's Avatar
What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?
Kerrby
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:49 AM)
Kerrby's Avatar
Please don't pull the games before Nintendo Australia gets to put them up :(.
AbsoluteZero
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:49 AM)
AbsoluteZero's Avatar
Um...a similar thread title got salsashark banned, just a heads up.
Ra1den
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:49 AM)
Ra1den's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

That's what I'm wondering too.
TheNatural
My Member!
(09-01-2011, 03:49 AM)
TheNatural's Avatar
I took the old video out, because it wasn't from the 3DS version, kept the 3DS one in, if anyone dares to try it and can say if anything happens to theirs. :P
Phonomezer
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:49 AM)
Phonomezer's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

Seriously :lol
Femmeworth
Miss Negativity
(09-01-2011, 03:50 AM)
Femmeworth's Avatar
That's awesome.

Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero

Um...a similar thread title got salsashark banned, just a heads up.

What? D:
BlazingDarkness
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:50 AM)
BlazingDarkness's Avatar
the hell is this
abstract alien
baby dolphin -> sun
it's the only way
(09-01-2011, 03:50 AM)
abstract alien's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

I hope it wasn't some sort of odd inside job shenanigans. Its just weird as hell...
NathanMcMahon
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
NathanMcMahon's Avatar
ahahahahahahahahahaha
TheNatural
My Member!
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
TheNatural's Avatar

Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero

Um...a similar thread title got salsashark banned, just a heads up.

Well I tried to edit the F-word, if it's that bad.

NVM title changed anyway thanks. :P
Lionel Mandrake
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
Lionel Mandrake's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

It's a very natural phrase to come up with... Kinda.
AbsoluteZero
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
AbsoluteZero's Avatar

Originally Posted by ninj4junpei

That's awesome.

What? D:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442965

Original thread title can be found by searching "Moby" up in the top right.
Cobra84
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
Crashes the real game too.
bubnbob
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

"Engage Ridley Mother Fucker" was an old code found in the NES metroid that makes the game wacked out and broken. So people entered it here for giggles. It crashes the 3DS.

YT this stuff, guys.
Hot Coldman
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:51 AM)
Hot Coldman's Avatar
Maybe someone just really wanted to skip to Ridley

oh, I was wondering what it did to the original game too, well this explains it
Heavy
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
Heavy's Avatar

Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero

Um...a similar thread title got salsashark banned, just a heads up.

for the curse word?

How could they find out such a random password? Has to be an inside job lol
Edit: ahh ok, answered above!
KarmaCow
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
KarmaCow's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

Considering the password, it seems obvious.
Azure J
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
Azure J's Avatar

Originally Posted by TheNatural

Apparently typing this code into the version of Metroid Nintendo gave away free in the Nintendo Ambassador program, caused the game to completely fuck up:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjQ7S...layer_embedded

Now people on some hacking boards are speculating that it's a buffer overflow could be used to hack the 3DS. What the hell?

Please God, tell me this is an elaborate hoax. That passcode is the stuff of legends. Years from now people will be singing its praises when they remember how they "broke open" the 3DS:

"Hey how did you homebrew your 3DS?"

"Just ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER"
Why would you do that?
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
Why would you do that?'s Avatar
I'm sad because I've entertained the thought many times that the Ambassador games would lead to a hack. I thought it'd be interesting if only first time 3DS buyers were able to hack their systems.
Tambini
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
Tambini's Avatar
I'm so confused lol.
balladofwindfishes
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
balladofwindfishes's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

They obviously wanted to engage Ridley, motherfucker
TheNatural
My Member!
(09-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
TheNatural's Avatar

Originally Posted by Cobra84

Crashes the real game too.

Ah okay, I didn't know if the old video was a hoax so I took it out. The 3DS one was recorded showing what happens, maybe I'll find some more in a sec.
Mama Robotnik
(09-01-2011, 03:53 AM)
Mama Robotnik's Avatar
If this crashes the entire emulator (as it seems to by the frozen scren at the bottom), couldn't it be the first possible window into running "Hello world!" homebew on the 3DS?

If such an overflow can be achieved, and this version of Metroid is only available to ambassadors, it raises the tantilising if minute possibility of only Ambassador 3DS's with Metroid being able to (possibly in the distant future) run region-free homebew.

May have been worth being an early adopter after all.
Seven Force
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:53 AM)
Seven Force's Avatar

Originally Posted by Green Scar

What the... how the fuck did people even find this out?

This is what the password was originally supposed to do.

Damn, if this ends up being significant in regards to homebrew, all I can do is :lol
NathanMcMahon
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:53 AM)
NathanMcMahon's Avatar
Just did it to mine. It crashed and burned like in the video
V_Ben
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:54 AM)
V_Ben's Avatar
Oops! :P
Geneijin
He'll Never Forget The
Flower We Saw That Day
(09-01-2011, 03:54 AM)
Geneijin's Avatar

Originally Posted by AzureJericho

Please God, tell me this is an elaborate hoax. That passcode is the stuff of legends. Years from now people will be singing its praises when they remember how they "broke open" the 3DS:

"Hey how did you homebrew your 3DS?"

"Just ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER"

I can see the potential already.
Azure J
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:55 AM)
Azure J's Avatar

Originally Posted by Lucky Number Seven Force

This is what the password was originally supposed to do.

Damn, if this ends up being significant in regards to homebrew, all I can do is :lol

How haven't I seen this before?

The internet is a hilarious, immature, and frightening place. :lol

EDIT: OMG NOSTALGIA TRIP TOTAL @ THE SONG KICKING IN LATER IN THE VIDEO
Last edited by Azure J; 09-01-2011 at 03:59 AM.
Heavy
Banned
(09-01-2011, 03:55 AM)
Heavy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

If this crashes the entire emulator (as it seems to by the frozen scren at the bottom), couldn't it be the first possible window into running "Hello world!" homebew on the 3DS?

If such an overflow can be achieved, and this version of Metroid is only available to ambassadors, that raises the tantilising if minute possibility of only Ambassador 3DS's with Metroid being able to (possibly in the distant future) run region-free homebew.

What would 3DS homebrew allow? Just to play region-exclusive games? how many of them are there that are good... doesn't seem worth it.
MikeCM87
Junior Member
(09-01-2011, 03:55 AM)
MikeCM87's Avatar
That's really funny.
shuri
The Harry Potter girl
(09-01-2011, 03:55 AM)
shuri's Avatar
Is this confirmed or is this some sort of weird desperate attempt at viral marketing stuff from 'Nintendo embassadors' that are actually taking the role seriously?
Clipper
(09-01-2011, 03:56 AM)
Clipper's Avatar
Seriously, people that think that crashing the system=buffer overflow exploit are fools. You need to inject code as well to successfully perform a buffer overflow. Crashing the system is not enough. Metroid would need to have a save file in order for it to be exploitable, or at least allow arbitrarily long passwords, which it doesn't.
SMT
this show is not Breaking Bad why is it not Breaking Bad? it should be Breaking Bad dammit Breaking Bad
(09-01-2011, 03:56 AM)
SMT's Avatar

Originally Posted by abstract alien

I hope it wasn't some sort of odd inside job shenanigans. Its just weird as hell...

It seems that way, who could have figured it out just like that? It seems before the roms were put out on the E-STORE someone tampered with them to give the hacking community a heads up and leaked the info in the process.
BobTheFork
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:56 AM)
BobTheFork's Avatar
This should just be seen as a testement to how acurate the port is.
Gravijah
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:57 AM)
Gravijah's Avatar

Originally Posted by Heavy

What would 3DS homebrew allow? Just to play region-exclusive games? how many of them are there that are good... doesn't seem worth it.

3d movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(09-01-2011, 03:57 AM)
So this isn't port perfect? Nintendo ambassadors are getting the shaft.
Ephemeris
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:57 AM)
Ephemeris's Avatar

Originally Posted by AzureJericho

Please God, tell me this is an elaborate hoax. That passcode is the stuff of legends. Years from now people will be singing its praises when they remember how they "broke open" the 3DS:

"Hey how did you homebrew your 3DS?"

"Just ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER"

haha, my sentiments exactly.
Jinfash
needs 2 extra inches
(09-01-2011, 03:57 AM)
Jinfash's Avatar
How does Nintendo intend to update the ROMs into the complete versions? I vaguely remember the process being somewhat automatic, if so this amusing discovery might not last long enough to yield any worthwhile results.

Somebody, correct me if I'm wrong.
Mama Robotnik
(09-01-2011, 03:58 AM)
Mama Robotnik's Avatar

Originally Posted by Clipper

Seriously, people that think that crashing the system=buffer overflow exploit are fools. You need to inject code as well to successfully perform a buffer overflow. Crashing the system is not enough. Metroid would need to have a save file in order for it to be exploitable.

I was just thinking out loud, and am happy to be proven wrong. In fairness I did say it was only a "minute" chance, perhaps I didn't understand how minute.

Doesn't the 3DS NES emulator use savestates? Would that count as a save file of sorts?
Why would you do that?
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:58 AM)
Why would you do that?'s Avatar

Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442965

Original thread title can be found by searching "Moby" up in the top right.

What's funny is that I searched Google and found this thread, also started by him, also containing that word, never edited. It was on the front page for a while. I wonder why the change of heart...
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(09-01-2011, 03:58 AM)
VOOK's Avatar

Originally Posted by Heavy

What would 3DS homebrew allow? Just to play region-exclusive games? how many of them are there that are good... doesn't seem worth it.

Unfortunately if it gets cracked for homebrew, pirates will probably take that work and make it do you know what.

And Region free is ALWAYS a good thing.
sagi446
Junior Member
(09-01-2011, 03:59 AM)
Lol, if this can be used as an exploit, Iwata is gonna get fired for sure.
Tagg9
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:59 AM)
Tagg9's Avatar
Pretty sure that VC titles are launched with restricted access to CPU and memory. I don't think any legitimate hacks will come of this.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(09-01-2011, 03:59 AM)

Originally Posted by VOOK

Unfortunately if it gets cracked for homebrew, pirates will probably take that work and make it do you know what.

And Region free is ALWAYS a good thing.

At least 3DS would be the best selling console on NPD
Azure Dream
Member
(09-01-2011, 03:59 AM)
Azure Dream's Avatar
Hah, it works, that's funny. Total 3DS hang as far as I can tell, other than holding the Power button. It even takes extra time to shut down if you do that.

Thread Tools