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 remember “being there” for most of these homebrew accomplishments, so I’m always appreciative when someone like MVG comes along and posts a great little summary like this.  Please check out the video below!


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