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DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks so much. Every bit helps. I noticed only 4 people dumped their 3DS data and 0 people dumped their Wii U data in the past couple of hours, so there's going to be a very small amount of extra dumps by Apr 8th at this rate. I'm gonna continue sharing as much as I can.
I was gonna go share on r/technology on Reddit, but saw that one of their rules explicitly forbids posts that are a "call to action". What a stupid rule, why even stipulate that?

DreitonLullaby OP ,

It's so strange. I've got 120 upvotes on just this one Lemmy post, yet the most likes I have on any of my Reddit reposts is 14 on r/technology, followed by 9 on r/nintendo, and the other 3 subreddits I've shared on have no upvotes at all. I would have thought Reddit, being so much more popular than Lemmy, would get way more upvotes. I've certainly gotten a fair few thousand views already on Reddit, yet so little upvotes. I just find this strange.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

SpotPass was/is a free service provided by Nintendo that was only on the 3DS and Wii U consoles; Nintendo Switch doesn't provide this. Essentially what it's purpose was, was for Nintendo to send various pieces of content to players for their games and apps. For example, Tomodatchi Life had various time-limited costumes distributed to players on a half-monthly bases. This was some of the data I had on my console. Other examples include special distributions of special Pokemon in pokemon games. So, in a sense, you could call the SpotPass data "DLC's". That's why they are important to preserve, as they are DLC content that was distributed for free. They also include notifications, since all the notifications sent to you were through SpotPass. There's also some DLC's for New Super Mario Bros. 2 that require you to receive a SpotPass notification in order to install.

DreitonLullaby OP , (edited )

Thanks for that.
Edit: Sorry, just found out I was wrong about notifications in the paragraph below. They technically are sent through SpotPass, but the process of archiving them, while theoretically possible, is a bit more complicated, and there isn't enough time left to start developing a method now.

I don't know this for sure, but I think that your news notifications are archived as well, as I'm pretty sure they were all received through SpotPass; so while that's not exactly game content, it's still something else.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Awesome, thanks a lot!

DreitonLullaby OP ,

How dare you.
jk.

But please try find it if you can, I hope you can.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

No worries, glad I could reach you!

DreitonLullaby OP ,

This isn't correct, you're getting confused between StreetPass and SpotPass. Yes, SpotPass is a wireless tech, but it has nothing to do with connecting to other 3DS's or Wii U's (and the Wii U did not have StreetPass; only SpotPass). A StreetPass-like feature would be pointless on a Wii U because you couldn't take it out of the house without it losing range from the console. The 3DS on the other hand, had both features. So yes, the SpotPass did provide you with "DLC's", but it did not have the same features as StreetPass.

Also, the users' profile and their favourite game was shown in the friends list, which was not a part of SpotPass. I can't remember for sure if you needed a Nintendo Network account for adding friends, but I do know that you can add friends offline through the local network, but this does not use the SpotPass network, as the SpotPass network requires internet (and most games which had SpotPass warned you of this prior to activation).

The local wireless connection used in the friends list is the same connection used in local multiplayer games, the same as how it works on the Nintendo Switch.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

I think you're getting confused between the Nintendo Network and SpotPass. Miiverse didn't use SpotPass at all (except for notifications; which were also a function of SpotPass). Miiverse used the Nintendo Network, which as you know, the Nintendo Network was recreated into the Pretendo Network; but this has nothing to do with SpotPass, which is a separate service altogether.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Don't worry. There's heaps of testimony in these comments that it only took them a matter of minutes.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

I know how you feel. I understand because I lost my game case back in 2016 which contained ALL of my 3DS and DS games in it (plus my wallet); it was possibly stolen. Lost all my games and saves too

My Mii's in Tomodatchi Life probably starved to death, rip.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Huh. Thanks for letting me know that. I've had quite a few people ask me this question and I've linked them the same image again but didn't know people were having trouble loading it. Well, the image is a Discord message in the server which reads:

"-obligatory not a dev team member-
It is dumpable after the 8th, however, the data this project uses is not the dumped data of the spotpass, but rather the url that leads to the source of the SpotPass (i.e. nintendo or 3rd party servers that distributed spotpass data).
You can dump the data still, however, the servers will be gone after April 8th, and as such, submitting the dump would indeed be useless after April 8th.

The data submitted carries a very slim chance, (~10) of actually including sensitive information, however this is due to a system level flaw of the system itself. (Nintendo messed up while coding) It includes a bit of data which is whatever the nand was processing at the time of the dump. Most of the time this is garbage data, and nothing private.
The dev team automatically anonymises all the data however, and it is not recommended to ever share your dump data outside of the dev team. (Without previous discussion at least.)

To summarise, the date is when the servers shut down, the url of which is what we are extracting from the spotpass dumps, the team is then accessing those servers to get all the spotpass data they can from there.
There is a sub 10% chance of the dump containing any personal info, and as such the dev ream anonymises any and all dumps that are submitted.

Hope that helps, I’ll link a message with a more in depth explanation if necessary."

Also, let me know if the link works now. I accidentally shared a private link, so it should work now. Let me know, thanks.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

I'll go post there now. Thanks.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks for asking. I asked on the Discord server, and I was told that the Pretendo Network devs are also asking for network dumps for games that have online multiplayer support, and that you can find out about it on their website. I haven't found where on the site he was talking about yet, but I'm going to look further into it tomorrow to see if I can get any of mine dumped.

DreitonLullaby OP , (edited )

Edit: Ignore this comment, what I said is completely wrong. I'm sorry if I inconvenienced anyone and wasted your time dumping a console with nothing on it.

Probably not. Unless you bought it second-hand? Apparently the data still remains on the system even if it's reset, so if you bought your console pre-owned, or was given it by a friend, there may still be a large amount of data still there in the background.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Worth a dump, I think. I dumped my modded secondary console which is an OG 2DS which I also hardly ever use, just in case there was something there.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks a lot for the help!

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks for the suggestion. My post over there currently has 48 upvotes and had at least one person comment they've uploaded their data; a few others said they will do it "soon" or "tomorrow"

DreitonLullaby OP ,

r/wiiu mods were good. Pinned my post. r/gaming on the other hand... well. They took it down because it had a singular link to this lemmy post at the bottom which was apparently spam according to the moderator I appealed to in DM's.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks a lot for that! Why didn't I even think of doing this?

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks a lot! Don't forget about the time-zone information so you don't miss it. April 8 at 4PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Note that if you got the console second hand (even if it was factory reset), apparently, the SpotPass data stays on the console in the background, so it may be of more help than you think.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Don't mean to bug you, but did you end up getting it done? Just wanting to check in.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey, just checking in and seeing if you remembered to make your dump yesterday? Just in case you forgot.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey, you looked further into getting it done yet? I've had a lot of "I'll do it later" posts, so just checking in on some people.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey. Gotten around to it yet? Just checking in with a few of the "I'll do it later posts".

DreitonLullaby OP ,

I used the modded method so I'm not sure I can help you personally, but the people over at Discord will be very willing to help. Here is an invite to the Discord https://discord.gg/bVpaR9EY so you can get help; I'm sure they can help you.
Otherwise, there is another method listed on the site that doesn't involve Python, but it only works on the New 3DS or New 2DS though. I don't know if the method is any more or less difficult, though.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Please forgive me. That information was wrong, the data does not stay after factory resetting. I'm editing my comment to clarify this.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

I appreciate you've gone to this much effort. Thankyou.
I'm so sorry if this affects you. Because your message is 13 hrs ago, I will assume that you weren't affected by this, so you likely don't have to worry:

There was an announcement on the Discord by the maintainer of the server which the entire archive is stored on. He announced that he'd accidentally not noticed that the server storage-space had run out, from all the dumps being made. This means that for at least 4 hrs, all dumps made by contributors were not being received, even though they thought they had been. Here's the screenshot of the post.

So the servers were first overfilled starting April 6, 12PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT); and was fixed by the server maintainer at 4:08PM (PDT). However, all he knows is that the full amount of time the server was having this issue was "at least a 4 hrs", so it could have started some hrs prior to 12PM; it could have even been the entire day for all he knows. I know this is annoying. I'm not officially a part of this project, I'm just spreading the word, but I'm still sorry for you if this affects you. If you think you made your dump within this time period, you will need to make the dump again. Otherwise, if you made the dump prior, but on the same day, it might be worth re-dumping, because your original dump may have not actually properly uploaded due to this mistake on the server-owners part.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey, even though I'm not officially part of this project, I'm sorry to say that at least for the period of April 6, at 12PM to 4PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), the maintainer of the server mistakenly didn't see that the server had run out of storage space. This means that any dumps made by anyone within this time period didn't actually get archived in the end. The exact amount of time is unknown. This 4 hr period is just the least amount of time the server was down for, so for all he knows, it could have been for the entire day of April 6th up until 4PM in the afternoon (PDT). Again, even though this wasn't because of me, I'm sorry about this. If you can, could you please make the dump one last time if possible? As the archive servers are now working correctly again. Screenshot of the Discord announcement

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey, even though I'm not officially part of this project, I'm sorry to say that at least for the period of April 6, at 12PM to 4PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), the maintainer of the server mistakenly didn't see that the server had run out of storage space. This means that any dumps made by anyone within this time period didn't actually get archived in the end. The exact amount of time is unknown. This 4 hr period is just the least amount of time the server was down for, so for all he knows, it could have been for the entire day of April 6th up until 4PM in the afternoon (PDT). Again, even though this wasn't because of me, I'm sorry about this. If you can, could you please make the dump one last time if possible? As the archive servers are now working correctly again. Screenshot of the Discord announcement

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Hey, just letting you know that there's less then 33 hrs remaining at the time of writing.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

Thanks. Sorry for the hassle.

DreitonLullaby OP ,

No worries. Thanks so much for uploading it. Glad I reached so many people before the time.

DreitonLullaby ,

That's how I work, But I use FreeTube instead, which works the same way. There's a trending videos page, but it doesn't reccomend stuff based on your history.

DreitonLullaby ,

It actually works like this in the FreeTube app on PC or NewPipe on Android. It feels so much better having my own home page showing only videos who I'm subscribed to. Plus another added benefit is that you can put your subscriptions into categories, which is a great way of filtering down to the exact type of video's you feel like watching at the time. FreeTube personally stopped my unhealthy video-watching habits almost instantly, which were basically psychologically trained into me by YouTube's algorithm.

(Hypothetically) How terrible would Privacy be if using dial-up internet in modern day?

I was born in 2002 and wasn't really much exposed to the internet until 2012. I saw my older brother and sister watching YouTube on my Dad's laptop in 2007 with a (presumably ethernet) cable, but I'm sure they weren't using dial-up, and I think most people had abandoned it by that time....

DreitonLullaby ,

Truly Truly, I say unto you, install Linux; it's what you really must do.

https://linuxmint.com/

DreitonLullaby ,

The people saying to switch to Linux are half-joking, half-serious. Sometimes we can be a little too pushy by bringing up "just switch to Linux" too often, but usually we have good intentions for at least trying to encourage the switch, and it often-times does come from a place of care.

DreitonLullaby ,

I game on Linux and mainly play games bought from GOG. Both GOG and Epic games are extremely easy to get working, and are as simple as downloading Heroic Games Launcher, signing into GOG and/or Epic, and choosing the game you want to download from your library. While it is possible to use the official GOG Galaxy client with Lutris and WINE, I personally don't recommend it, as it's quite a glitchy and laggy experience, and is only done by people who can't live without GOG achievements. For GOG.. just use Heroic. It's just as easy to use as the official Galaxy client is on Windows and also supports cloud-saves.

I've never used Amazon, but Heroic also recently added downloading your Amazon Prime games as an option, which I imagine is just as easy to get working as GOG and Epic Games already are.

This part isn't necessary, but if you want to play those games but launch them from Steam, you can add each game individually to Steam as a non-steam game through the Lutris or Heroic Games' interface. A handy app I recommend, which I never hear people mention, is BoilR, which automatically adds all of your non-steam games in bulk into your Steam Library.

As for the EA App and Ubisoft Connect, I ditched them over a year ago due to not wanting to support the companies (same with Epic). I honestly don't remember what the process was exactly for those launchers, but I do remember it was very easy to set up in Lutris.

Lastly, I've never used Battle.net either, but I've heard it's quite easy to set up in Lutris.

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