Wood Firmwares v1.29

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  1. Another World
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    Wood Firmwares v1.29
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    For the next few releases I will post questions and answers from a very short interview with the Yellow Wood Goblin. The questions are simple, sometimes have 2-3 word answers, focus on the firmware itself, but also aim to provide a tiny bit of insight while asking what the Goblin’s favorite games/homebrews are.

    Without further ado, our first question:

    Q: Why did you take the source code offline?
    A: Main reason: many cases of license violations.

    Please feel free to discuss the firmware update as well as the interview in this news thread.



    [​IMG] Wood R4 v1.29 Download
    [​IMG] Wood R4iDSN v1.29 Download
    [​IMG] Wood R.P.G. v1.29 Download
    [​IMG] Wood R4 as .NDS by Coolkill3r
    [​IMG] Wood R4 Bugs and Compatibility thread
    [​IMG] Wood R4 Language File thread
     
  2. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

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    once again YWG does the job!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. RoMee

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    I'm glad he did it.
    thanks for the update YWG
     
  4. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Isn't that a license violation itself?
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    I hit refresh and was like [​IMG]
     
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    If that's what he wants, I'm gonna' e-mail him and see if he's willing to give out the source individually.

    If not we have a problem. A GPL license violation is copyright infringement, so distribution of the Wood firmwares on GBAtemp is illegal if the sources are not available (they don't have to be in google code or something, but there must be a way to get them).


    EDIT: To clarify, this refers to releases without an available source. Older versions that have available source can stay on GBAtemp/Filetrip.
     
  7. trigao

    trigao GBAtemp Tiger

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    thank you ywg =) you're awesome
     
  8. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Should we force the issue? He might then stop Wood updates altogether.

    I hope he can give out the source individually so everyone can be happy.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  9. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I don't want to try to force him, which is why I've waited so long to e-mail him a request. It certainly would be bad if we have to stop hosting Wood or if he stops it altogether, but as it is the source must be available. I made sure to note him in the e-mail I just need to make sure it's available, I've got no plans to actually make anything of it myself.

    The unfortunate thing is if he insists on keeping the source to himself, then we'd need to treat the recent wood releases like we do BIOS files and such... we can announce and talk about them, but no hosting or linking. That's no fun, and the users won't like it (which is why I've waited weeks before taking action).
     
  10. yifan_lu

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    Thank you! Wood r4 is the reason my old R4 is still in use. I hope the source issue is resolved soon.
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    I've been meaning to bring this up, last I used the Wood R4 firmware (1.28 I believe), I could not get the Union Room to work in Pokémon Black (J), a clean ROM.
    The union room bug had been fixed in the (E/U) version but persists in the (J) version.

    Anyhow, thanks as always for this fantastic firmware, the flashcart scene is indebted to your hard work.

    Edit: Tested on 1.29, the (J) version still has the union room bug.
    I think AKAIO 1.8.6a shares this problem too, although it works on my Supercard DSTwo just fine.
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    Or I have a better idea. How about we just ignore it and let things be as they are. I would rather Wood be closed-sourced than no Wood at all.
     
  13. Another World
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    to be honest, i really don't care much about it. its just a firmware for a flash kit that is used to run illegal roms. its not like we are exploiting the next "linux." unless the gpl lawyers send me a letter i'm not removing any uploads nor am i going to stop uploading future releases to filetrip.

    -another world
     
  14. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    So as head of mag staff your official decision is to ignore copyright laws? If it's determined that we're okay to put it here, then we should also be okay to put BIOS dumps, and things such as the cracked versions of AKAIO...
     
  15. RoMee

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    looks like the end of wood might start here if people's gonna push this issue.

    I say let it go
     
  16. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I'll readily admit I'm the most vocal, but I'm not the only one. We have had people signing up here just to ask for the source since they know it's GPL'd.

    This is the GPL, it's a legally-recognized license, shit is serious now, people sue over GPL violations all the time and you don't have to be the copyright holder to do it.

    Yes the chance of getting sued is very minor, but so is the chance of getting sued for hosting the GBA BIOS, Nintendo WADs, and other such things, but they're still against the rules here because it's illegal.

    If this was not GPL'd I'd be on the "Suck it up, if you want a better menu for your cart code it yourself like YWG did" side, but this is actually a legal concern for the site.

    As magazine staff I'm not going to risk it.
     
  17. trigao

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    yes... -.-'.... come on guys... like a gay little cat boy said "I would rather Wood be closed-sourced than no Wood at all"
     
  18. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I would too, but Wood is not closed-source and it cannot be made closed-source due to the terms of the GPL, which is the issue.
     
  19. pilladoll

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    Yay! Happy Bday to me!!!!!
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    Oh, wait. This is not my gift. Well...... THANK YOU AGAIN, YELLOW WOOD GOBLIN!!!!! (You made my day with this release)
     
  20. breaktemp

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    sweet...we got an new update !!

    * so is the pokemon wireless union room fixed now...for wood R4 ?? *

    i've tried the pokemon black & white J E & U versions

    * clean & patched ones *

    and i still get a black screen >_