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    Aloha Wiihacks!

    After 2+ years of wii ownership, I am considering entering the world of Modding. I have been afraid of being "bricked" as a good friend warned me of mods gone wrong, but I'm willing to try. I have a family of 4 who enjoy basic sports games, but am not into RP games, no time. I did that thing back in the days of the Amiga and almost spoiled a good marriage. I'm always looking for suggestions for new and approaching releases and so I will be checking this site regularly.

    I call myself the Wiicycler because I paid for my system and many of the games by recycling cans and bottles in my former state of Hawaii. The cost of living there is out of the park and I couldn't justify spending the enormous amount of money that I knew I would succumb to without restraint, so I began a 2 year regiment of collecting recyclables, and with the donations of friends and coworkers was able to pay for a 32 inch TV, the Wii console, and about 8 games. (That's a LOT of Coke bottles and cans at .05 apiece!)

    Glad to be a part of the community!

    Wiicycler, Lovell Wyoming

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    Wow... That's dedication. Welcome.

    Welcome to the community! Members of the community are extremely helpful, and there is information throughout the site on just about every issue you could imagine. Make sure you read ShadowSonic2's Wiihacks Ultimate Index. Here are a few things to help you get going:

    1) Read the Rules of the site. They are important and there are consequences to ignoring the rules, not that you would do anything like that.

    2) Read the Tutorials and Guides.

    3) SEARCH for questions you may have before starting a new thread. If you would like to narrow your search, choose the option on the search page that says "Search Titles Only."

    4) The advice on this site is all free, but it does cost money to operate. If you're able it would be greatly appreciated if you DONATE.

    It is NOT advised that you update to system menu 4.2 at the moment. Although it can still be modded, it's only reason for existing was to eliminate the homebrew channel.

    If you have not softmodded yet, there's an excellent guide by dogeggs for system menu 3.1-4.1 FOUND HERE

    And a wonderful guide by messie for system menu 4.2 FOUND HERE

    Any other problems can usually easily be found by searching.

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    Again, welcome to the wiihacks community. We hope you enjoy your stay!


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    Good story, Nice to hear the human side of things. Good luck and don't be afraid. It is good to be cautious, but not so afraid that it keeps you from moving forward. Read the guides and use your brain, then ask questions if you can't figure something out.
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    That is a great story, welcome to the site.
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    Hi wiicycler,

    You have been chosen to receive the gift of starred donor status on our WiiHacks site. The banner and star will allow you access to the Private Forums here. You were chosen upon the basis of your entertaining and worthy introduction. Thank you for your recycling efforts and using the money from recycling to purchase a Wii. That is indeed a lot of nickels. Congratulations on being selected for the starred donor gift. Normally a donation of over $10.00 is needed to have a banner and one star added under your username.


    Please visit the Private Forum area where you will have access to an exclusive monthly newsletter, special invitations, and other perks. Starred donors are also allowed to PM staff and have access to special IRC Chatroom assistance.


    Welcome to Wiihacks and hope to see you around the site.


    On behalf of all the WiiHacks staff,

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    You send this via email as well Gen3sf? I don't know how often this member checks into the site and would hate for him/her to miss out on the oppurtunity.
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    Thanks for thinking of that, oddgriffin. I sent this message via PM to wiicycler and have now have also sent via the Email used on registration here.

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    Thank you....
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I really appreciate the warm welcome! As I mentioned in the introduction, I've never been much of a networker or part of any newsgroups, but recently purchased some used games and was looking for some cover art or box art. The search led me to this site, and although I haven't found the art for the boxes, I quite enjoy seeing just what I can do with my console. I checked my OS and found that I already upgraded to 4.2 so will have to follow one of the tutorials or posts on how to rollback to an earlier system.

    Thanks again for the welcome!

    Wiicycler.
    "Please Wiicycle!"
    Last edited by wiicycler; 04-12-2010 at 11:26 PM. Reason: mis spelled words

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