The Wii normally doesn't let the PowerPC access any of the devices directly; it has to go through an IO/security ARM core that's been nicknamed Starlet. HW_AHBPROT lets you set a single bit in the TMD of an application to access everything directly. It completely defeats the purpose of having this security system; presumably it's used in manufacturing tests, but it should not work by the time the consoles leave the factory. It completely defeats the purpose of having the ARM core there. Imagine if the Bond villain's spectacular security corridor with all the lasers and shit had a power switch by the door. They've gone to great lengths in the version of the system menu used by the BC layer to try and patch the many, many exploits that exist, and then they went and left this in. It's hysterical. Good news for me and you, though. For one thing - it means Devolution is going to work. Probably. Maybe. Gamecube backwards compatibility ho! Though losing the Wavebird as a controller is going to suck. re: sales - deluxe is still sold out at all kinds of places online. The keyword here is "online." They're making sales, but it's to crusty fucks like myself for whom Pikmin is a system seller. In other words, the same people who bought the GameCube. They need to do something about this if they want it to achieve the kind of success they're looking for.