waninkoko apps ARE dangerous

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Aug 1, 2008

waninkoko apps ARE dangerous by shredman at 4:06 AM (2,023 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. shredman
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    this whole region changer business has caused many people headaches

    if you have an ntsc-j wii and want to read the menu in english
    GET OVER IT - how many times do you need to change settings?!?

    there are plenty of menu translations available

    messing with your wii in the way that waninkoko advocates requires
    too much trust in his applications that are either far too convoluted to
    follow correctly for the majority of non-savvy wii owners or just
    a very bad idea

    from MARCAN....

    Still more dissapointing it is the content of the README:
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    Originally Posted by Waninkoko
    This application allows to completely change the region you of your Wii console.
    This application is semibrick guaranteed for it uses whatever it without of some form to imagine that also it must change the menu of the system by other means. , Still worse certain semibricks combined with certain other actions ends at total brick, non-recoverable.

    Waninkoko knows perfectly that this utility is only one third part of the process to change of region. It was released in this form, without explanations, and giving to understand that it is a complete changer of region? I am going to assume that it is not by maliciousness, so the unique conclusion that I have left is that he is an irresponsible one and it does not think before making the things. Our intention when commenting to him the one of setting.txt was it incorporated that it in its Downgrader, and thus bushing was said to it explicitly. To change setting.txt they are a few lines of code - as much for as for us. It makes this application would have cost to us less (we know setting.txt better), but the combination with a installer of the menu of the system rather more. That already had Waninkoko fact. Instead of to add the code of setting.txt and to document it all a little, which had supposed a work more or less reduced (and to do rather more the same), it has removed only one part from the process, express and evil. The idea was to reduce the necessary work for all, and in his place has been the opposite, besides a dangerous utility. And he is not because him the one has not been happened to integrate it, because in fact bushing said to him it did that it of that form.

    If you MUST use this region changer app please read this
    http://wiinewz.com/forums/faqs-guides-tuto...html#post544597

    SHREDMAN
     
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    Uh... did you really feel the need to make another thread about this?


    If so, it should've gone in the "Testing" area...
     
  3. shredman
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    my apologies...

    blind as a bat - didn't see the other threads [​IMG]

    glad to see many others think this is a bad idea also

    SHREDMAN
     
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    I haven't had any problems with any of his apps. I absolutely worship WAD manager, and his custom IOS is just great. I haven't used any of his new apps yet (aka downgrader and region changer) but I haven't heard of any major problems with them. I really don't think they're that dangerous, and I'm hoping he keeps developing despite this. All his apps are good in my opinion.
     
  5. blinktoday

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    Shoot yourself..In the face.
     
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    Preferably with a gun.
     
  7. teq

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    You know... I'd rather he release potentially dangerous tools than be an elitist and choose to release nothing.

    End of subject.
     
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    *Removed*

    Teq broke the combo [​IMG]
     
  9. teq

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    Yeah... shame I'm not a moron, huh?
     
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    He has hits and misses, but I agree with teq, better to try and help the scene than go lookie what we got and no you can't have it!
     
  11. Killer Phantom

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    Exactly.

    Even if the tools are dangerous, no one is forcing you to use it, I mean, it even has disclaimer...
     
  12. zidane_genome

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    Just ask jan77 how bricked their Wii is...

    PWNED!!

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    everyone knows when doing these things there is ALWAYS no matter how safe a small chance of bickage.
     
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    can someone PLEASE post me to the brick thread where this magical bricking happened useing wanins tools? because i havent seen one report yet
     
  15. HowardC

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    I can tell you first hand..... writing stuff for the wii and guaranteeing that they won't brick it is next to impossible. We simply don't know enough about the system yet to do anything safely, and that includes even team tweezers apps! On the other hand what we can do is test an app as much as possible to make sure it doesn't cause a brick, but of course you are putting the life of your wii at stake.

    Imho the only thing this guy does wrong is he says in his docs that the app can't brick a wii instead of putting the typical "WARNING THIS MAY BRICK YOUR WII USE AT YOUR OWN RISK" deal that everyone pretty much ignores at this point. [​IMG]

    Nothing wrong with the apps though, this one is just really new and has bugs to work out.
     

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