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    Unhappy My first experience with failtube

    I posted this in my 4.3 guide to explain how I knew that Hacking Modding Nerd's guide was fail without watching it, but I did work on it awhile and I thought I would post it here too. It is true, just a bit "stretched."


    I only had to watch the beginning, for a reason I am not proud of .

    Once upon a time I was a complete newbie (and didn't know I had scoliosis). I had a skip in my step and a pocket full of dreams. I ventured to lands near and far, until my travels brought me to a land called "Youtube" where sunshine and flash ads never ended.

    One day I stumbled upon a guide for USB loaders. For a moment, caution stopped me, for not all the video comments were positive, and that some had reported damaged Wii's. However, when I saw the name "Hacking Modding Nerd" I immediately dismissed them, for surely nobody would choose such a name unless he was an expert. And so I began my quest of turning my "just-barely deflowered Wii" into a "whore among whores" by installing channels and IOS's from the download pack. I followed the instructions perfectly, and watched the video several times to make sure I didn't stray from the expert's path.

    However, it came to pass that before completing the final step, my Wii froze and I had to unplug it. Unfortunately, I was unable to enter the System Menu. I fell to my knees and let out a long resounding "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" The flash ads remained, but the sunshine was replaced by rainclouds. And so I wept . HMN had betrayed me.

    Okay, so maybe I didn't cry, but I was a bit bummed out. It was also a sunny day. Take away the drama, and it is all true. Fortunately I had a bootmii backup with boot2, so I restored my Wii to it's former "just-barely deflowered" state.
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    You were lucky to have bootmii/boot2 then :P Don't worry, before I knew this place I did some pretty stupid things to my wii. Luckely I never used a youtube guide :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliepo View Post
    You were lucky to have bootmii/boot2 then :P
    Yeah, no kidding! I am so glad my Wii is old enough. I hope you enjoyed my story.
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    I modded before I came to this site, and it was actually from a failtube vid
    so I guess I was lucky and picked the right one to follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by us3rname View Post
    I modded before I came to this site, and it was actually from a failtube vid
    so I guess I was lucky and picked the right one to follow
    Same here! Boot2 is my best friend now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    Same here! Boot2 is my best friend now.
    I thought I was your best friend!
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    When I started to mod my wii I was 13 years old and it was on my own. Just downloaded the bannerbomb exploit and followed the instructions in the readme that came with it. When I had the HBC already installed I began installing system menu themes downgrading and doing all kind of crazy things without bootmii or priiloader and luckily never bricked. Then I followed all kind of guides I found on the net none of them worked. but then I found WIIHACKS and all my problems were solved I installed bootmii as boot2 and priiloader. Now everytime I log in to wiihacks I learn something new, my modding skills have gotten better. And my english too

    This is my story. sorry if you don't understand my english sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardsito View Post
    When I started to mod my wii I was 13 years old and it was on my own. Just downloaded the bannerbomb exploit and followed the instructions in the readme that came with it. When I had the HBC already installed I began installing system menu themes downgrading and doing all kind of crazy things without bootmii or priiloader and luckily never bricked. Then I followed all kind of guides I found on the net none of them worked. but then I found WIIHACKS and all my problems were solved I installed bootmii as boot2 and priiloader. Now everytime I log in to wiihacks I learn something new, my modding skills have gotten better. And my english too

    This is my story. sorry if you don't understand my english sucks.
    Dude...Honestly coming from a guy with lots of Puerto Rican friends and spent quite a few years growing up in a predominantly Purto Rican neighborhood; Your English is way better than a lot of my friends here in NY. I guess my story is sort of similar except I was nearly two decades older and didn't screw around with downgrading or theming. My modding was a little more objective and being a skeptic by nature I had a hard time following random online guides. I was already fully softmodded and USB Loading by the time I found here. I found this site one day and was hooked. I lurked for a while after signing up because I wanted to get a general feel for the community before deciding to contribute. I signed up to some other unnamed Wii site that posts a lot of pirated material before finding here but have only visited there a handful of times and only posted once in the intro section because it just didn't have the same community feel and helpful nature of this site.
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    Yeah, I've been on a bilingual school since I was 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardsito View Post
    Yeah, I've been on a bilingual school since I was 6.
    Lol, it's really hard to see a relation when you compare this to the first post. It's the lounge, so it's not like you have to stay on topic, I just think it's funny. Btw, your english is great.
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