Now that bootmii is out

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by xDarkElement, May 19, 2009.

  1. xDarkElement
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    Now that bootmii is out, can i go around my school charging to hack their wii's with no fear?
     


  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Recall that not everyone's Wii is compatible with BootMii-boot2.
     
  3. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    I've done 10 or so wii's with out a single brick. If you know what you're doing you shouldn't have to fear anything in the first place.
     
  4. xDarkElement
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    Yeah just incase, i dont have the money to pay off a full wii.
    Im guessing all wiis that have the LU64+ are not bootmii compatible?
     
  5. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They aren't, but even some Wiis older than that aren't compatible with it. There's no real way to tell by the serial alone.
     
  6. knowthing

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    Charging to hack their wii's ? bad karma man!
     
  7. Puma

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    You do realize charging them is illegal, and if one of them finds out about it, you can go to jail for quite a long time.
     
  8. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    There is nothing wrong with charging for installation as long as he's not charging for the software it self. Just because the software is free it doesn't mean his time is.
     
  9. rommy667

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    If their are to lazy to do it or to lazy to figure it out charge them away time is $ as they say..........
     
  10. knowthing

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    Well, I'm not a lawyer of course, but the bootmii installer says you can't redistribute it. I expect the creators wouldn't be that happy if they knew someone was charging for their work which they gave away for free. I think its bad karma, but I'm not about to try tell anyone else what they can or can't do with their wii!
     
  11. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    It's just like if someone charges you to set up linux. You are paying for their expertise and time. the redistribution thing was to stop the twilight hack being hosted on other servers. From what you are saying it would be wrong for anyone other then the owner of the wii to obtain the software and install it regardless if it was done for free or not.
     
  12. thebobinc

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    you should read carefully the screen when you are about to install the homebrew channel beford starting an topic asking if it is safe for you to charge people to install stuff that is made to be free and not to be sold as an app or to be include in a package,
     
  13. Sazzles

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    he's not selling the app, he's selling his time. And in the end, that's not what his question is about anyway!
     
  14. smash_brew

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    It doesn't say anything about charging for installation, only about purchasing as a part of a package like the one hombreware was selling. Again if you make it clear that you are only charging for your time and not for the software then you are doing nothing wrong. Once hombreware removed the twilight hack from their package and only sold the install guide then it was ok.
     
  15. glenrothes-wii-m

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    give the boy a break he did say school, how many of you people had wee money making scams when you were at school i know i was always trying to find ways to make money
     
  16. afif95

    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Eheh ya. I remember a few months ago I charged 1 ringgit per dude for buying them some drinks in the canteen [​IMG]

    On-topic:

    Ya, but just remember not all Wii are boot-mii boot2 compatible.

    And I end my speech with a dialog between Lisa and Homer:

    Homer:Check it out Lisa! I got second prize!
    Lisa: You won?
    Homer: Nope, I found it lying on the ground.
    *Homer walks out of the room*
    Homer: Stealing is wrong.
     
  17. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    There is nothing illegal in charging them, and nothing about this can get you in jail, unless of course you start selling burned copies of the games in the middle of the street or in the internet, nothing wrong with that in México [​IMG] Damn country with no crime-consecuences..!! [​IMG]
     
  18. TidusWulf

    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    you're a jackass. people make programs like bootmii for free, usign their hard earned time and energy to hand out great homebrew to people like you and I, then you start charging money for the simple steps of installing it? you clearly have appreciation for the scene do you?
     
  19. xDarkElement
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    you guys act like im trying to powersell bootmii on ebay. Which im not. Im just devoting my time, i dont see anything wrong with that.
     
  20. Flare7642

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    The steps to softmod a Wii are not always as simple as you make them out to be. People new to the Wii Scene who do not even know what an IOS is should not be messing with their Wii without proper research. He is offering his services and taking full responsibility for any mistakes he may make altering their Wii.

    Would you frown upon someone who lacks any experience paying another to hardmod a Wii?