March 21, 2023

The History of Cracking Nintendo’s Cartridge Security

Modern Vintage Gamer just posted an overview of Nintendo’s cartridge security chips, referred to as CIC chips (Checking Integrated Circuit).  It’s a brief, but informative summary of how the security works, as well as the steps that the homebrew community went through to crack it. I often take for granted that I’m old enough to […]

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