Topic: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

http://is-twl-debugger.software.informer.com/ for example, probably drivers or software for the magic blue box! (nintendo dev, don't ask) Unfortunately, warioworld.com hates me, and I can't get a direct download link!

Can someone working for SI or an admin of some sort find out how Intelligent Systems software got on here, and maybe send the software to my email box ( kd8ouy at austinburk d0t c0m )?
istd.exe is the Intelligent Systems TWL debugger.
You must have access to the actual program to get the icon, right?
I need these programs!

Re: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

apburk wrote:

You must have access to the actual program to get the icon, right?

I would guess that's not necessarily so (sadly). When you first run the siClient application (http://software-informer.software.informer.com/), by means of which the database is apparently populated, it explicitly states that it's going to send the list of your installed software to its server, and that it wouldn't mind borrowing some icons from you in the process.

Wouldn't IS be able to fix you up with a download link? Or do they hate everyone who's not Japanese?

Re: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

Arrgh wrote:
apburk wrote:

You must have access to the actual program to get the icon, right?

I would guess that's not necessarily so (sadly). When you first run the siClient application (http://software-informer.software.informer.com/), by means of which the database is apparently populated, it explicitly states that it's going to send the list of your installed software to its server, and that it wouldn't mind borrowing some icons from you in the process.

Wouldn't IS be able to fix you up with a download link? Or do they hate everyone who's not Japanese?

Actually, they don't really like giving you Nintendo dev software if you don't have your dev license.

Last edited by apburk (2011-08-10 17:35:18)

Re: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

Bloody nitpickers.

From what I gather, though, even if you do have your dev licence handy, they just resort to telling you to buzz off and bother Warioworld (your side of the pond) or Nintendo Europe (our side of the pond) instead. Funny thing is, www.nintendo-europe-media.com is downright borked and there's no chance to log in and access the downloads at all.

On the bright side, you could try contacting that only chap that has this software installed on his PC: http://users.software.informer.com/guest_18489465/ (there's that 'Send message' thingy at the top of the page).

Re: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

I could try, but (s)he would probably quote me the non-disclosure agreement. "You're just a random person emailing me about proprietary software. Why should I give it to you?
Besides, I can't speak Japanese too well.

Re: How does SI get copies of certain programs, as to get icons and such?

Bah, it's a rule that every Nintendo developer speaks at least some Engrish! Ever since 'all our base are belong to them.' )

Although... yes, I may have overestimated the power of 'Pretty please?' in requests like 'Would you mind sharing your $4k worth of licence treats with me *wink-wink*'? Humble Bundles spoil me.

I'll shut up now. That's about as far as my constructive ideas go, anyway. Sorry. (