IMPORTANT BLOG UPDATE! – 07/23/12
Hey, guess what? I am not dead! Well, now to more pressing matters…
The URL Nintendobros.com will be going offline in a few days. More precisely, on July 26, 2012, the URL nintendobros.com will cease to exist. So what does this mean? Nothing bad, really. I just decided it was time to broaden my horizon and get a new URL. The title of “NintendoBros” sounds as if the focus is on Nintendo and only Nintendo, and for a few years, it was. My video game interests shifted a long time ago, so this change is long overdue. So what now you ask? If you have bookmarked this site, then you are going to want to update your bookmarks. The new URL for this site is Midenhall.com. Optionally, you can always use the default wordpress URL – http://www.nintendobros.wordpress.com – since that one will never change. I will try to update the old url links to the new one, such as on Youtube and other sites. Midenhall.com will become the primary URL once nintendobros.com goes offline. That’s all the important stuff. Read on to find out more about the change and other stuff I have been up to.
1. URL Change
First off, why “Midenhall”? Midenhall is a Castle and starting point of the game Dragon Quest II (Dragon Warrior 2 localized). Dragon Quest II is my second best DQ title and one of my favorite games of all time. The Hero himself, Prince of Midenhall (the guy in the middle in image above), is my favorite DQ Hero. Funny thing is, I played the Snes translation, where Midenhall was called Laurasia. I usually always go for the names I originally played with, but in this case, Midenhall gives of a more medieval vibe, which is what lots of RPGs are based on, and yes – I love RPGs. Expect to see lots of Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter amongst other stuff.
2. My Status – Where’s all the Hacking and Modding Stuff?!
I am not actively modding any games, and haven’t been doing so since before my last post on this blog. Am I retired from the hacking scene? I guess you could say that. While I do mod games and make codes every now and then, it’s usually for personal enjoyment, and not enough to warrant sharing, since most of those unreleased mods are very specific to my liking. And if I start on a project, it’s because I will finish it, which I don’t have time for now. I WILL, however, linger around the modding scene for any game or console and post about stuff I find interesting, like how I turned my 3DS into a gamepad and mouse for my Laptop. I also apologize for the missing files of which many were hosted on Megaupload. Unfortunately, many mods were lost due to Megaupload going down, hence, some are lost for good. Others I can still upload, like the New Super Mario bros textures, which again, I apologize for never taking the time to release them. This is all I can think of for this section.
3. Future of
I have plans to start updating the blog regularly once more. Video game news of all kinds, modding, blogging, rants, etc. I appreciate the work the Nintendobros mod team has contributed to the site and will be moving all members to a special dedicated page. Yes, this means the old modding team is over. This will once again turn into a personal blog. Perhaps something more in the future. Who’s up for some Super Mario Bros. X Online?
I’ll just copy and paste what I wrote in the Youtube video description:
Here is another custom Wii channel I made; a request by someone on Wadder Forums who goes by “murdaz”. This channel was created using 2 legal base wads made by CountZero (1 for banner, and 1 for Icon). The video rendering causes the icon to look pixelated, but it really isn’t. Its just something that Sony Vegas sharpened for some reason.
In Brief: A custom channel forwarder for Smashing! homebrew game. The channel itself does not contain the game.
All forms of hacking involve some risk of accidental brick. Make sure you have some sort of Brick protection before installation. NintendoBros will not be held responsible for any accidents!
What exactly is a forwarder? Its basically a channel which when launched, leads to a specified boot.dol file in your SD card. In this case, the boot.dol of your smashing folder (the smashing! game app). The channel itself does not contain any app, so launch will fail and reboot the system if the smashing directory is not found on your SD card.
*** Surprise Surprise ***
Tell your friends. Tell your family. Let it be known, the first ever completed custom moveset is here. And its all bug-free!
“But wait, where’s the download?!! I don’t see it!” – says You
I’m setting things up on Ustream for a live broadcast for “X” reason (X=variable, hence broadcasts will vary). I am trying to balance out the quality and framerate + Bandwith issues. I will be running a game or two live on the Nintendo Bros Ustream Channel tomorrow (or should I say later today?), so anyone who is interested can drop by and let me know if the quality and framerate is decent.
I’ll be running some tests, but feel free to give a visit.
You want items? You get items! Here is you chance to start playing Brawl with Custom item textures. Not only that, but I’ve added a few more customized items to the list. I will be updating the Common3 PAC file often with new item textures, so be sure to check out the TXS Brawl thread regularly for updated Download links. Continue reading for more in-game pictures of the new items waiting for you.
Nintendo Bros… The one and only site for Nintendo gossiping news has gone pro, and has now been graced with an official new domain. You can now type nintendobros.com and it will bring you directly to this informative Nintendo page. What does it mean for viewers and staff alike? This means Nintendo Bros. is rapidly growing, and we will make sure to keep the statistics at that level. Of course, this also means participation from readers, so if you drop by every now and then, let us know by leaving a comment or two!
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