User talk:Bg4545

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Hi. I saw your icon for AnyRegion Changer and thought it was pretty spiffy. :) People have been asking for inclusion of an icon in the official releases, and I was wondering if I could do so with your icon. I would of course provide attribution in all readmes for all releases using it, etc. --tona 01:36, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah sure, you can use it. Sorry I haven't checked this in a while. --Bg4545 07:05, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the very simple edit. I'm bad with Wiki Markup and what not. --BKW/TPAINROXX 03:09, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Icon Requests Here

Make a request for me to make an icon, I'd like to know the name, what the app does, and anything else about it here.--Bg4545 01:22, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

This is still open to anyone who wants an icon.png for their app... --bg4545 23:54, 27 June 2009 (UTC)


Completed

i love your icons, if you could add Fs browser, Xyzzy and menu loader please Octoroks 23:41, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey Bg4545, I like your icons! Any chance you would make one for WiiMU? It's a replacement for the standard Wii System Menu. You can find more information at its page, WiiMU. Thanks! --SquidMan 06:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Wow, thanks for the quick response! I love it =D Keep up the good work, man! --SquidMan 00:01, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Jewels could use a better icon. Dashxdr 16:23, 15 October 2010 (CEST)

I like that icon, thanks very much! Dashxdr 01:04, 16 October 2010 (CEST)
You are welcome --bg4545 04:31, 16 October 2010 (CEST)

Backup Utility

Well, I'm a lot of busy and only remotely interested in doing this. But I guess it's sort of "still there." It will probably be winter break for me before I get time to work on anything of the sort --Tona 23:19, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

userboxes

did you make the ps3/ps2/xbox, etc. userboxes? --Darklink 02:52, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Edit Warring

Please stop the edit warring. The screenshot will stay at Extrems', for the reason that yours isn't a screenshot but rather a mockup. --Tantric 05:18, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Well actually it is his Theme.. plus I think the mockup looks better and pretty much serves the same purpose. So why fix it if it aint broke? Randomdude 06:49, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Also the warring was pointless you should of just discussed it... in each others talk page.... Randomdude 06:51, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
@Tantric Understood. @Randomdude I tried.. --bg4545 01:25, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Legality

Bg4545, since you sound like an expert on illegal things let me ask you this: this page says 'Unauthorized technical modifications to your Wii Console voids your warranty and may be illegal. Nintendo may make technical changes to the Wii Console, software and/or Wii Network Service to disable the modification.'. Now nintendo does disable modifications with every new version of system menu, and one thing that it deletes every time is homebrew channel. Now question to you: do you want to be consistent and delete everything on wiibrew.org that 'may be illegal'? If so, nintendo gives you a hint what they think is unathorized mod that may be illegal. Do you want to start policing that? Just to be clear I dont like any of those themes, i didnt install any of that. I just wanted to chime in on the 'legality' debate. --Spec 21:18, 3 September 2010 (CEST)

All the statements you made about homebrew being unauthorized, but not illegal could be applied to themes you are policing. But the themes don't use reverse engineering to run and they dont circumvent protections which is all illegal according to DMCA in US and similar laws in other countries. Plus you got games using trademarks like Super Mario (even if they are entirely created by users). How about emulators - didn't sony get a court order to kill one of the emulators? Another legal action here. Also wouldn't it be illegal for nintendo to remove software from wii that you are saying is legal? Wouldn't nintedo expect a possible legal action if they kept doing that? How about this post, search for word 'illegal' and see what nintendo thinks is illegal. And you are policing posts by some guy saying "email me so I can give you a link to a site". Please... --Spec 16:00, 5 September 2010 (CEST)

Policy As Regards IOS descriptions

I'm interested in what entitles you to set policy on documenting what IOS's can do? Any technology that enables installing WADs can be abused, used for piracy. Yet the fact is there are legitimate uses. Isn't installing a homebrew WAD legal? Who are you to decide what can and cannot be discussed on this Wiki? I really want to understand what your authority is before I get caught up in a petty edit war. Dashxdr 05:33, 14 October 2010 (CEST)

First of all, WiiBrew does not support patched IOSes (i.e. cIOSes) so you didn't need to state what patches make IOS249 "useful" because its just not allowed here. And yes there are homebrew WADs that are legal, but "The HomeBrew Channel itself" does not come as a WAD and never has. Any WADs of the Homebrew Channel are illegal and not official. Thanks for actually messaging me instead of starting a pointless "edit war." --bg4545 05:52, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
I moved your comment here (from my talk page). Your page is on my watch list, so we can continue this back and forth here in one place. I want to clarify your authority. Are you an administrator, could you delete my account (for example)? Are you a user just like me? My question is because I'm wondering if in order to accomplish what I want to do, will I have to go through you, or can I just ignore you? You've inserted yourself in the picture, I'm just trying to figure out what I'm dealing with. For example if you're just a low user like myself then there's no point in debating with you. See where I'm coming from? Dashxdr 06:02, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
Fair enough. Well, no I'm no admin but I can report stuff that I see against the rules of this site (as anyone can). If what you "want to do" is against the rules than you will be blocked and your edits undone. All I did was remove the info from the IOS249 page because there's no point in including it since it is not supported by WiiBrew (as per the statements by dhewg who is an admin). I also fixed where you stated that the HBC comes as a WAD; it does not (officially/legally). So I don't know what you're trying to do but I have explained why I edited those pages. --bg4545 06:10, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
Ok thanks for clarifying that. Now since you seem to be knowledgeable about policy on WiiBrew, can I ask you a question or two? I'll concede the point about HomebrewChannel.wad not being a condoned file (however I just experimented and created just such a file myself to see whether it is true that it exists (it can be made easily)). And if modifying IOS's is not condoned on WiiBrew I'll concede the reversals to the IOS249 page. However related to modifying IOS's, doesn't the installation of a WAD onto the system menu depend on using a modified IOS? I can see the issues with distributing a modified IOS, however if one does the modifying oneself, isn't that 100% in the spirit of WiiBrew itself? Modifying a device that a person owns? Dashxdr 06:21, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
Yes, installing custom channels [WADs] with current tools requires an IOS with the "trucha bug." There are 2 ways an IOS can have this: 1. It is an old [unpatched] version (completely supported here) or 2. It is patched to include the bug (not supported). I'd like to refer to this blog post by dhewg where he states, "The AHBPROT feature, which we described one year ago, allows you to bypass IOS to access devices directly from the PPC, eliminating the need for any IOS patches. Starting now, we will remove all cIOS poisoned applications from the wiibrew.org wiki.." This means that it is possible to install custom channels using the AHBPROT feature in the Homebrew Channel, but no one has stepped up to make the installer. --bg4545 06:29, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
Ok thanks for that information, I might invest some time in researching that. My immediate goals (just FYI) I want a HomeBrew Browser Channel but can't seem to locate one for some strange reason. So I'm trying to figure out how to easily construct my own WADs (without any reliance on .NET tools) and in the process as I learn stuff I have the urge to share the knowledge gained on wiibrew.org which I've grown to like. If you had any juicy pointers to AHBPROT they'd be welcome, I'd think throwing together the desired tool wouldn't be too difficult... Dashxdr 06:40, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
For AHBPROT I'd suggest looking at the source for Dop-Mii or ftpii. WAD Manager is also open source but from what I hear, Waninkoko made it rely heavily on his cIOS so it would need a good deal of work to add AHBPROT functionality. --bg4545 06:45, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
Interesting...thanks! Dashxdr 07:11, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
The Hackmii installer and the WiiMC/FCE Ultra GX/VBA GX channel installers use AHBPROT - a patched IOS is neither required nor supported. But these installers aren't open source. --Tantric 08:41, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
@Tantric Thanks for that info. I'm wondering if there are clean-room issues involved. What if these closed sourced installers cut and pasted code out of real IOS's instead of reimplementing it, that would be a reason to keep the source closed (to prevent retaliation from copyright holder(s) for example). I'd prefer that explanation to another one of script-kiddies wanting to keep their tools theirs. I'm getting the feeling this whole area of discussion is touchy and I'm trying to figure out why. Dashxdr 13:02, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
There's no "clean-room" issue, and it's not a touchy subject either. Put simply, why does every bit of source need to be given away? It doesn't - there's no obligation and plenty of code has already been provided. There's really no secrets here - it's all been documented on WiiBrew and anyone can code it themselves, provided they have the initiative to. And a number of people already have. --Tantric 19:30, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
@Tantric Not a touchy subject? Everything is well documented here? OK, then why is there no Homebrew Browser Channel installer? I can't believe I'm the first person to want such a thing. And where is the description on WiiBrew about AHBPROT? Note if you're bored with this discussion feel free to consider these questions rhetorical. Dashxdr 21:16, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
No one has bothered. That is the simple and straight forward reason. Now, for making a custom channel without using .NET tools, that's perfectly possible, you can use other tools to do the job. Basically what you need are a legal base WAD (You can get these from the CustomizeMii Google Code page), a WAD (un)packer and a TPL converter. Extract the base WAD, convert the TPLs to PNGs, edit/replace them (!!make sure images are same dimensions etc!!), convert back to TPLs and then repack the WAD. Optionally, you could also edit the animation with Benzin while its unpacked, but that's tricky. And then you will have a custom channel WAD. As for installing it, you're on your own there :P. I'm guessing the main reason for installers being closed source is so that pirates don't change two lines and have a warez installer. And for HackMii Installer, that's obviously not going to be open source, then Ninty would see their exploits, and scammers would remove the scam warnings.
Also, I'm pretty sure there IS a Homebrew Browser Channel, just not on WiiBrew. Google a bit ;)
BTW, there's some documentation on HW_AHBPROT right here: http://hackmii.com/2009/08/of-tmds-and-hardware/ - not WiiBrew, but pretty much. --SifJar 21:34, 14 October 2010 (CEST)
@Bg4545 your 06:29, 14 October 2010 comment -- There is DOP-Mii: WiiBrew Edition which doesn't depend on a modified IOS to work, and it can install and uninstall wads. It seems the simplest method for making a custom WAD installer would be to modify the user interface on this to allow navigation to a directory containing WAD files and the ability to select which to install. Dashxdr 16:54, 25 October 2010 (CEST)
Oh yeah, I didn't even think of that.. That would probably work. --wiisixtyfour 05:08, 26 October 2010 (CEST)

Brawl Stage Studio

Not that I have any special interest in the matter, but isn't this thing equivalent to the Riivolution or Reggie! apps? Dashxdr 06:53, 13 November 2010 (CET)

No, it doesn't have anything to do with Wii homebrew other than the fact that SSBB is for the Wii and someone created the app. Plus the user that keeps adding it is doing a horrible job and already linked to illegal rom files. --wiisixtyfour 07:01, 13 November 2010 (CET)
Yeah, but wouldn't those observations apply to Riivolution or Reggie! as well? The intent being to allow end users to modify the behaviour of a Wii game as they wish? My point is if you don't allow this brawl stage builder thing, then wouldn't you also have to not allow these other two? Dashxdr 07:21, 13 November 2010 (CET)
You don't get the point. The Brawl Stage Editor is NOT Wii homebrew. It is a PC app related to a Wii game, but not in any way related to Wii homebrew. Riivolution IS a Wii homebrew, and Reggie! is a PC app which is VERY related to Wii homebrew (i.e. it requires it to function properly), and I don't know if Reggie! is even on WiiBrew anyway. --SifJar 13:53, 13 November 2010 (CET)
@SifJar it's an interesting distinction. Perhaps it will never be so black and white in my mind. Dashxdr 14:58, 13 November 2010 (CET)
Reggie is NOT on WiiBrew FYI. So there goes that argument for having the SSBB stage editor on WiiBrew. --SifJar 15:11, 13 November 2010 (CET)
@Sifjar Reggie! not sure what you mean... Dashxdr 15:18, 13 November 2010 (CET)
Didn't show up when I searched, never mind... --SifJar 16:14, 13 November 2010 (CET)
@SifJar, the search function doesn't really work very well here.. @Dashxdr You don't need homebrew in order to use the Stage Builder so it shouldn't be here. It's already on Smash Boards. --wiisixtyfour 20:02, 13 November 2010 (CET)

I see that theirs a debate over me. also some body is keep putting that rom link on my page and he wont stop doing it.so sorry about that and.... reggie is equal to super smash bros stage builder! --Blue luke234 15:15, 13 November 2010 (CET)

The wiki lets you see the history of everyone's edits, this "some body" you're referring to is easily identifiable. Dashxdr 15:22, 13 November 2010 (CET)
yes i know but the probem is that theirs no user name being shown and when i click the spot were it supposed to be my internet closes.--Blue luke234 15:42, 13 November 2010 (CET)
The only people who have edited your page other than yourself is bg4545 to remove the ROM link and Dashxdr to fix your userbox. YOU added the ROM link, don't try to blame someone else. --SifJar 16:14, 13 November 2010 (CET)

EVERYONE WHO IS ON THIS DEBATE PLEASE GO TO Brawl stage builder AND GO DOWN TILL YOU SEE A VIDEO. THEN WATCH THE VIDEO! ITS ALOT OF FUN! --Blue luke234 15:58, 13 November 2010 (CET)

So are many things that are not on WiiBrew. For example, I find watching TV fun; that's not on WiiBrew. Something being "fun" (which is completely one person's opinion BTW) is not a valid reason for it to be on WiiBrew. --SifJar 16:14, 13 November 2010 (CET)

SifJar has just gave up with the fight do you want to too? LoganA may not help you so give up bg4545! --Blue luke234 16:46, 13 November 2010 (CET)

WTF was all that? --wiisixtyfour 20:02, 13 November 2010 (CET)
@Bg4545 I don't know but the whole thing was prime entertainment. Better than Cats... On another note I was thinking as I was leaf blowing my yard that both defeat and victory can be a test of character. One has the opportunity of showing dignity in both cases. Dashxdr 00:16, 14 November 2010 (CET)

CAN YOU STOP TRYING TO DELETE THE PAGE ALREADY? every time you do it i undo it! --Blue luke234 23:05, 14 November 2010 (CET)

It doesn't belong here. Stop undoing my edits! As long as the page is there it should look nice. Your spelling is atrocious and the creator is Xane. He has his own download link so you don't need to put another. --wiisixtyfour 00:50, 15 November 2010 (CET)
@BL234 Look, you're not gonna win this one. You've got 4 big guns arrayed against you (Bg4545, LoganA, SifJar, now Tantric). They make the rules of the game. Why fight such a hopeless (and pointless) battle? I've been watching this comedy now for about a week. You get banned for a while. You come back and try again. The world is trying to teach you a lesson here. Pay attention! Choose your battles wisely. We've all got only so much energy to draw upon... Dashxdr 06:23, 19 November 2010 (CET)

HAPPY NOW? someone finally deleted the page. now just leave me alone and stop bothering me. with this ********! --Blue luke234 14:59, 19 November 2010 (CET)

ASH tools?

what now? you want to delete ASH tools? 1. it uses gecko for its code. which means it uses wii homebrew. 2. it is a hacking and cheating device so it homebrew and it is for the wii ( wii + homebrew = wii homebrew! --Blue luke234 03:12, 23 November 2010 (CET)

What? Do you see a deletion notice? I was cleaning it up because you don't know how to create wiki pages. --wiisixtyfour 03:14, 23 November 2010 (CET)

FINE,I WILL LEAVE IT BE ONLY IF ITS ON THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS 1. ADD ONE OF THE DEMO VIDEOS AND 2. MAKE THE AUTHER ME BECAUSE IT TOOK ME 2 WEEKS TO FIX THAT PROGRAM AND TO MAKE IT EVEN WORK!WHEN I FOUND IT SOMEONE DELETED ALOT OF THE FILES AND CHANGED THE CODES AND DESTROYED IT! SO AT LEASE GIVE THE CREDIT TO ME! --Blue luke234 03:22, 23 November 2010 (CET)

I don't see why you should get credit for an app you didn't make. And okay I will fix the videos. --wiisixtyfour 03:25, 23 November 2010 (CET)

DID YOU KNOW THIS? WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I FOUND ALL KINDS OF WIERD FILES THAT I DIDNT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE INTILL I SCANNED MY COMPUTER FOR VIRUS'S. THE PROGRAM WAS 67% FULL OF THEM!( I CALCULATED ) I TOOK ME 2 WEEKS TO MAKE IT NICE THEN I TOOK ME 5 HOURS TO TEST, 3 HOURS TO MAKE THE GUIDES, AND A HOUR TO FINISH IT AND POST THIS ONLINE! SO PLEASE LET ME HAVE CREDIT. --Blue luke234 03:30, 23 November 2010 (CET)

So you downloaded a virus-infested file, so what? You didn't create the app. The guide fine. --wiisixtyfour 03:34, 23 November 2010 (CET)
Upon further research I found that you copied and pasted a guide that was included in someone else's download and changed barely anything, so no you did not take 3 hours to make the guides and you don't get credit. This wiki isn't about getting credit, it's about sharing information with people. --wiisixtyfour 03:43, 23 November 2010 (CET)

Hang in there!

Real storm of activity, reversing these spam attacks. There must be a way to auto-reverse all edits by a particular user, might be on the back end. Doing it manually is unworkable. The account was almost certainly automated, so if you're doing it by hand, you're fighting a machine... Dashxdr 16:38, 24 November 2010 (CET)

Another improvement might be to globally limit the number of edits allowed per hour by a non-sysop user. Somewhere in the 20/hour range, anyone would be hard pressed to make that many legit edits... Dashxdr 17:08, 24 November 2010 (CET)
It actually wasn't that bad, he/they/it just added a line or a few lines to the tops of pages, so I just selected everything above the start of the page and deleted it. But yes I was thinking it'd be easier to just undo all edits by a specific user or IP address. I don't know if Admins can do that? --wiisixtyfour 22:56, 24 November 2010 (CET)

System Menu 3.5

It was only released in korea so it should be in korean... What do you think? Randomdude 01:39, 30 November 2010 (CET)

This is an english wiki so it should be english. --wiisixtyfour 02:03, 30 November 2010 (CET)

Edits to the Dolphin page

Why did you revert the URLs? If you visit http://www.dolphin-emu.com/ you can see for yourself that the project has moved to http://www.dolphin-emulator.com/. I don't believe there was anything wrong with Glitch's edit.Tueidj 04:22, 7 December 2010 (CET)

Ah, my mistake. I didn't see that; I only read the WiiBrew page that says that's a fan site... --wiisixtyfour 05:55, 7 December 2010 (CET)


Reply

:D Thanks.... and sry! but i can't Englisch ;) just a little bit!

bye :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Putinas123 (talkcontribs)

It's alright, I was just saying.. --wiisixtyfour 22:42, 8 December 2010 (CET)

thx

for fix my userbox :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Putinas123 (talkcontribs)

No problem --wiisixtyfour 19:16, 9 December 2010 (CET)

Userbox Icon

Thanks for changing the icon for the Return of the Jodi hack user template I made!! I like your yoda better!! --PCFreak2 —Preceding undated comment added 13:56, 2 May 2011.

No problem --wiisixtyfour 01:20, 4 May 2011 (CEST)