Just some news about what’s happening.


Yep. I’m in summer school right now, as some of you may know (I shouldn’t even be there, I already understand everything, I’m just there because my teacher didn’t correct my final work because he’s stupid). I also cannot use Brawl Box or my capture card anymore, because of my drivers. I had updated them to play games on my PC, but when I used my old drivers back, Brawl Box worked, but the models were lagging, meaning it was running on software. Capture card did not work either. This means that the drivers somehow worked, but that they’re not detected (Have had an error message about it). I’ll ask my brother for help about it in the week-end, so until then, I won’t really work on anything. Besides, I also have summer school work, so I won’t always be able to do anything either.

One more thing, I’ve recently got Modnation Racers, and I wanted to run a little contest. I already got the Sackboy DLC from a friend, and I have one here because I bought the game early. So, hoping you will not cheat, here are two famous riddles that, if you already know the answer to both, would help you a lot. Please do not cheat, as I’m only giving you a gift, and this is just for fun.

So, here they are.

1. What row of numbers comes next in this series?

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221

2. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, “You may make a statement. If it is true, I’ll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I’ll sentence you to six years in prison.” After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

It’s pretty simple when you think about it. First person to get it will get a PSN code to get the Sackboy mod and kart.

Also, if anyone’s interested, here are some mods I made for the game. For Tetra, the last picture is the updated version. Also, here are my creations: http://community.modnation.com/en-us/players/MounirJemily/creations

Update: I just made three Earthbound costumes I doubt anyone has made (Maybe the burnt Ness was made, as it’s easy to make) and a kart. Here they are:


58 Responses to “Just some news about what’s happening.”


  1. 1 Neo X 07/22/2010 at 2:34 AM

    now i want this game =( but texture looks nice

  2. 2 BigSharkZ 07/22/2010 at 3:01 AM

    @Neo X

    The post wasn’t really about the game, but more about why I didn’t make any hacks recently. You could have responded to that as well.

  3. 3 thanyou 07/22/2010 at 3:33 AM

    I know where you got these from and I should know the answers cuz my old english teacher had a different riddle/puzzle on the board as a warmup and both of these were ones he did, but I can’t remember 😦

    I’m gonna cheat but I’m not gonna post it here.

  4. 4 S84 PATCH 07/22/2010 at 3:55 AM

    The answer to riddle 2 is that the man made no statement, right? That’s the first thing that came to mind for me 😐 …

  5. 5 BigSharkZ 07/22/2010 at 4:01 AM

    @Thanyou

    I actually knew about these two, but I wasn’t sure of the exact way they were meant to be explained, as I knew about them since a long time ago, so I just googled them and found the exact riddles.

  6. 6 ItalianStallion 07/22/2010 at 4:15 AM

    Nice man I loled at the Pedo Bear.

  7. 7 hotdogturtle 07/22/2010 at 4:54 AM

    LOL Toon Link

  8. 8 BigSharkZ 07/22/2010 at 5:36 AM

    @ItalianStallion and hotdogturtle

    Thanks.

    Also, no one cares about the contest or the fact that I can’t hack for a while? o_o

  9. 9 Unai 07/22/2010 at 6:07 AM

    Since I’m not interested on the price because I don’t have that game, I won’t say the answers.

  10. 10 AdfroMan 07/22/2010 at 6:50 AM

    1. 1113213211

    2. sentence me to six years in prison

  11. 11 Unai 07/22/2010 at 7:15 AM

    @AdfroMan

    Hahaha, Google rules, doesn’t it?

  12. 12 hero1771 07/22/2010 at 8:28 AM

    i heard about ur summerschool. i had it about until a week ago, and i didnt need it.
    brawlbox isnt workign either.
    when i try to view a model, it gives me these fuzzy lines u get when ur tv doesnt have signal. i cannot animate, vertex hack, or edit stages.

  13. 13 Garrett223 07/22/2010 at 9:00 AM

    What do you know? It’s my birthday, and I’m getting that game today.

  14. 14 plasmakirby 07/22/2010 at 9:29 AM

    I would have gotten it if not for Adfroman. It is simple to figure out. That sucks since I would have liked that psn code. Mind if I tell how to get the answers?

    Anyway, I don’t have mod nation racers, but its next on my list after Littlebigplanet comes in the mail from ebay. I only recently got a ps3. I rly like the Tetra and T.Link! They look rly good! I would prefer the T.Link with his green uniform, but oh well.

    I’m off to play Fat Princess now 😀

  15. 15 AdfroMan 07/22/2010 at 10:11 AM

    I didn’t use google, I love riddles. I know them all.

  16. 16 plasmakirby 07/22/2010 at 10:16 AM

    yea, I managed to figure it out without google. I rly like the numbers one. its kinda fun to me. The other one is just meh

  17. 17 Srsly 07/22/2010 at 11:39 AM

    1
    11
    21
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221
    14434431

  18. 18 luigiman1928 07/22/2010 at 12:32 PM

    YOU WERE ON TOP MODS!? ……………… EFF!

  19. 19 luigiman1928 07/22/2010 at 12:57 PM

    Lol you were just in offline mode lol. Oops my mistake.

  20. 20 luigiman1928 07/22/2010 at 12:58 PM

    PLASMA KIRBY ADD ME. Im the_dude_is_real

  21. 21 BigSharkZ 07/22/2010 at 1:08 PM

    @AdfroMan

    You didn’t really explain the answers, therefore, I cannot be sure you did not cheat. It would make me sad if you actually did, because I’m giving out a prize, and instead of using your brain to get it, you cheat.

    @hero1771

    I believe it could be your drivers, or a virus.

    I actually got an idea, but I have something that came to mind as well. Anyone who got the game should have the DLC until the game gets a bit older, that means you have it as well, unless you rented or bought the game used.

    I’m going to run up another contest once the DLC is not available anymore, as this expires until May 2011.

  22. 22 fat kirby 07/22/2010 at 3:40 PM

    4222211

  23. 23 plasmakirby 07/22/2010 at 4:09 PM

    okay, i’ll explain them

    1=one 1= 11= two one’s= 21= one 2 one 1= 1211 etc. You pretty much read it out loud, and write what you read. does that make sense?

    the other is if it was true, he would go to 4 yrs, but that would be false, sentencing him to 6 yrs, but thats true, sentencing him to 4 yrs, and so on. Its a never ending loop, so the judge had to let him free since there was no way to decide what to do to the man

  24. 24 plasmakirby 07/22/2010 at 4:11 PM

    oh yea, and the next number is 1113213211 and the man said to be sentenced to 6 yrs. lol, can’t believe I forgot that

  25. 25 SkidzMcGee 07/22/2010 at 4:53 PM

    Pedobear, May, Tetra, and the King = Top Tier

  26. 26 xZedkiel 07/22/2010 at 8:33 PM

    Thanks to BSZ, I feel smarter already 😀
    Hope you can hack again soon and don’t lose anything like last time, that would suck if you did D:

  27. 27 Lavarush 07/22/2010 at 9:06 PM

    easy riddles are easy xP

  28. 28 Meh 07/23/2010 at 12:35 AM

    No one’s discussing you having to go to summer school because you’ve already talked about that in a past post and on Smash Boards.

  29. 29 W/e 07/23/2010 at 1:17 AM

    We will miss you BSZ 😦

  30. 30 Mewcario 07/23/2010 at 1:18 AM

    1. : ?????
    2. : He didn’t say anything.

    …I don’t even have a PS3, just wanted to guess. I like these kinds of brain teasers :3

  31. 31 SkidzMcGee 07/23/2010 at 1:46 AM

    I just got this game today. I’m in the process of making Porky!

  32. 32 Lexx 07/23/2010 at 3:06 AM

    Awh, silly kids. ❤
    They act like Smashboards is important.

  33. 33 Majora252 07/23/2010 at 5:51 AM

    1. 1113213211
    The first row – 1 – contains one 1 -> 11
    11 contains two 1’s -> 21
    21 contains one 2, one 1 ->1211
    1211 contains one 1, one 2, two 1’s ->111221
    and so on.

    Took me a while to figure this one out.

    2. He said, “You’ll sentence me to six years in prison.” If it was true, the judge would have to make it false by sentencing him to four years. If it was false, than the judge would have to sentence him to jail for 6 years, making it true. Rather than contradicting himself the judge set the man free.

    My uncle told me this one before.

  34. 34 Haxor 07/23/2010 at 8:39 AM

    IF the man said a neverending loop, the judge would probably sentence him for 5 years.
    He said, “I give you 5 bucks if you get me outta here” XD

  35. 35 Smoreking 07/23/2010 at 11:18 AM

    I thought the answer to the second one was “this statement is false” or something along those lines

  36. 36 CrimsonChaos 07/23/2010 at 3:30 PM

    I hope your brother can help you out. Your mods are the best.

    Modnation Racers looks like a pretty cool game. I like the characters you’ve made (Pedobear ftw)

  37. 37 FoxsLeftEar 07/24/2010 at 6:24 PM

    Am I too late to answer?

    1. Answer: The next row is1113213211. Starting with the second line, every line describes the line before it. In writing, it is: One OneTwo OnesOne Two One Oneetc.etc

    2. Answer: The man said, “You’ll sentence me to six years in prison.” If it was true, then the judge would have to make it false by sentencing him to four years. If it was false, then he would have to give him six years, which would make it true. Instead of contradicting his own word, the judge set the man free.

    A winner is me?

  38. 38 OizenX 07/25/2010 at 7:27 PM

    Isn’t being paid to hack illegal? =_=

  39. 39 SRX 07/25/2010 at 7:55 PM

    @OizenX Garry did it! Why can’t we?

  40. 40 BigSharkZ 07/26/2010 at 5:01 AM

    @OizenX

    And I knew someone would bring up that question..

    We’re not being paid to “hack”, but by putting ads on a site. WordPress has accepted us in their Ad-Control system because we are popular. We are not putting ads on a site that posts content that is against their rules, such as mature content, firearms, or drugs. A LOT of sites use this system, if you did not know. For example, sites that post cracks and keygens to programs are being paid, just because they’re popular. This brings money to both the site and the host of the site. Yes, even your team could do it, if you meet the requirements. We do not sell hacks, either. That is illegal. Besides, USA cannot do anything against this because we’re not against the ECMA rule, because each hacks we make have different check-sums then the original files. The ECMA rule explains that you cannot be paid for selling or using the same data from files that were made by someone. In this case, we’re not selling it, we’re modifying it. Furthermore, only Japan can do something about this if they felt like it, as this game was made in their country. I’ve seen an interview with a guy talking to Nintendo, and Nintendo clearly mentioned they had no problems if you hacked your Wii for yourself, but that they did not want you to hack with people that do not want to, such as playing with codes “With Anyone” on Brawl. Also, it’s not like we’re using the game to create a new game or release it either, as I’ve seen in some copyright cases. I myself do not mainly need money to have fun, but because I need this money. I currently cannot work because of summer school and my allergies, and my parents are sick, plus need to pay things. I also needed a new computer, since mine is getting old and I need a new drive, as one of mine is broken, and the other is old and always needs more space. I also thought about upgrading the blog, because one day, we will reach the limit of pictures we can have, and we could have our own domain, for example. Hope you understand the current situation. Also, I’ve got good news, Brawl Box, 3ds Max AND my games work, so I’ll be working on my stages once again.

  41. 41 cyberdark 07/26/2010 at 12:22 PM

    BigSharkZ sorry to hear you have summer school
    ps cool mii look great

  42. 42 Miacis 07/26/2010 at 1:52 PM

    @ BSZ : In much simpler words :

    The Brawl Hack community is already doing something that is illegal (modifying copyrighted content), we are providing DL links to said modified contents AND to the original contents, and giving the tools and methods to reverse-engineer them. That’s already 4 totally illegal actions. 5 if we add anything that is homebrew-related.
    Right now, we aren’t posing any problem to Nintendo, as we don’t take money from them (and if we do, we do not gain any, actually). However, if we start giving any reasons to destroy us (earning money by hacking their material), then we WILL be destroyed.

    So I’m sorry to burst your bubble, BSZ, but when you chose to produce hack-related content, you knew you could be told at any time to stop, and that you wouldn’t be able to earn money from it. And yes, putting ads to earn your living is much less well considered than proposing donations for necessary site maintenance. (Before anyone asks)

    If Nintendo ever stumbles on this blog and sees that people are living from the hack, you guys will be blown away like dust in the wind. You don’t have any capacity to fight against commercial attorneys.
    And if Nintendo starts taking SSBB Hacks as a threat to itself, the next victim will be the board providing the most hacks, the most knowledge … that means KCMM. Even if we are not earning money from it ourselves.

    So, with all due respect, BSZ, I ask you to reconsider your position, as you are taking responsibility of a huge part of the SSBB Hacking community right now. Without any prior concertation with anybody.

    And I hugely recommend anybody here to download and use AdBlock, for your own confort, and for your own preservation. >_>
    It’s a very soft plugin, which won’t leave huge blanks in your web pages. Try it : you won’t be disappointed. 😉

  43. 43 BigSharkZ 07/26/2010 at 2:03 PM

    @Miacis

    I respect your opinion, but take in mind that WordPress would have not accepted us in their system, because they look at the blog’s content. Besides, I am not paid to “hack”, nor do I sell hacks. I am paid because the blog is popular, and attracts a lot of people. I have not said that I only wanted this money for myself, as well. Members of the team know that I plan on giving them a part of what I earn, and I do plan on upgrading the blog as a first choice, as we have no upgrades so far. We have lost our custom CSS a few months ago, as well. Besides, having a donate button on your blog is actually the same thing than having ads. In both cases, money is earned. What people do not understand is that I am not earning money for hacking, but for people clicking on ads. It’s a totally different thing. It’s just that the blog is about hacks. The ads could be on an alternate site not related to hacks, but linked here, and it would not change a thing. Also, keep in mind that what we are doing is not against WordPress’ rules; we are not offending the users by showing mature content, or anything of the sort. So, yeah, if you understand my point, we’re not paid for hacking, but just because a lot of users are visiting the site. Even if it was because of our hacks, they are still not directly related to the final revenues. One more thing, how does this could make Nintendo mad? How many times people have told me that they would buy a Wii, or this game, just to use these hacks? I’ve lost count. This actually promotes the game and gets Nintendo more money. It would make them mad if we would be selling modified versions of their material, but we’re not. One more thing, it’s not like we are forcing people to click on the ads, therefore, we’re not actually getting money “for hacking”. If it would be the case, we would sell the hacks or force people to click on the ads after each update, but that’s not what we do. It’s a way of supporting us. If they do not want to, then they just don’t have to.I hope you understand and respect my opinion, as I understand and respect yours.

  44. 44 Miacis 07/26/2010 at 3:16 PM

    BSZ, don’t try to fudge the issue with the “it would be just like if”.

    If a Nintendo officer passes here, sees Brawl hacks, then ads, it would only take him the curiosity to check if these ads are necessary on WordPress, and in 5 minutes he would see the evident conclusion that people are hacking the game, and using this as a popularity appeal to earn money. It’s as simple as that. Then it would only depend on the level of belligerancy of the company if they are going to try and act accordingly (Cease and Desist).
    It’s as simple as that. And as I said, when you’ll have an attorney in front of you, you won’t be able to give excuses : he’ll just show you a paper with written everything that is forbidden in hacking, and you won’t be able to say much, as you’ll be fautive.
    And WordPress is taking a risk in this too, don’t believe that if they allow you to post here, everything is fine. (That’s ingenuousness. :P)

    My point is : we’re alreeady doing something illegal. Don’t start drawing the economy’s attention to us. Money transfers are the first way to show yourself out of the Internet mass of free websites. It gives you an existence in the economical process.

    About sharing the money … I think I’ve read that you’re clearly stating that “[You]’d like to be paid because [you] think that [you] deserve it for the amount of work [you] do.”
    And I particularly insist on the words “be paid” and “work”.
    If anything was to be engaged against you, the justice could as well take over the server and add to the file that this wasn’t meant for maintenance issues, etc … but for personnal profit. >_>

    Finally, no, it’s not the same as a Donate Button, as we aren’t forcing our users to give us money, and because seeing the Donate button doesn’t give us money. But nomally, the amont of money you earn from an ad on your website is based on the number of times it is DISPLAYED. Not the number of times people click on it.
    (Besides, the donations were for paying our host name … not quite the same goal as personal profit, isn’t it ? 😉 )

    I respect your opinion too, but I really think that you don’t really understand that you are actually putting a risk on a website, and a community that is much bigger than this blog.

    A few monthes ago, VILE asked the Admin team if if would be a good idea to put ads in the Vault. 90% of the money would get to the hackers, and 10% to us. The answer was unanimous : NO ! THAT WOULD ANNOY OUR USERS AND PAINT A GIANT TARGET ON OUR BACK FOR NINTENDO !! So we dropped the idea, out of prudence for our website … and the whole community. We didn’t want to draw attention.
    … And now, I see that BSZ wants to take advantage of his blog’s popularity to make money. (Did you even ask the rest of the team before ? 😕 )

    So in a few words : THANKS. “We’re not taking advantage of our public, because we don’t want to lose everything. But look at ESH who is doing what we wanted to avoid … >_> “

  45. 45 BigSharkZ 07/26/2010 at 4:03 PM

    Wait, what are you talking about? I’ve said it, I do not get money by people being on the blog, but for people CLICKING on the ads. It’s a totally different thing here. Keep that in mind. We’re doing the exact same thing as you having a donate button. No one is forcing anyone to click the donate button or the ads. Do you think I’d do all of this without thinking about it?

  46. 46 BigSharkZ 07/26/2010 at 4:07 PM

    As for your last statement, of course I’ve talked about it with the team. You just cannot see the private posts we make, since you are not a member of the team. And, why do you keep talking about personal profit? What if you’ve paid everything you needed for your blog? What would you do with that money? I do not intend to use it for any uninmportant uses. I’ve clearly said that this was going to be what I’d do LAST, once I’ve paid everything for the blog.

  47. 47 BigSharkZ 07/26/2010 at 4:13 PM

    Oh, one more thing (I should clearly edit my posts instead). If you want to continue talking about this situation, then let’s just continue on YouTube, or something. Don’t want to start a conversation here.

  48. 48 Luigiman1928 07/26/2010 at 4:26 PM

    Plasmakirby will u add me already?! I sent u a friend request!

  49. 49 Miacis 07/26/2010 at 6:05 PM

    Go for Youtube then. Even though this is definitely something that concerns anyone here. >_>

  50. 50 Random 07/27/2010 at 3:31 AM

    oh BeesZ, do you have an xbox. I no this is offtopic, but I really cant wait for reach. have any of you gone dark?
    the new forge 2.0 is amazing

  51. 51 plasmakirby 07/28/2010 at 6:20 AM

    so, who gets the psn code?

  52. 52 OizenX 07/28/2010 at 10:01 AM

    @BSZ: I’m sure Nintendo will love that answer.

  53. 53 Haxor 07/28/2010 at 10:31 AM

    OizenX, you so crazy.

  54. 54 OizenX 07/28/2010 at 2:11 PM

    @Hax: ” I’m not being paid to hack, I’m being paid to run a blog about hacking”

    I don’t see how I’m crazy.

  55. 55 BigSharkZ 07/28/2010 at 2:26 PM

    @OizenX

    Dude, you’re getting the thing wrong. People are not forced to pay me, they can or cannot click on the ads. It is EXACTLY the same thing as having a donate button like you guys have. These ads could be on any blog, it’s just because it’s on a hacking blog that you associate it with hacking, but I could be putting these ads on an alternate site not related to hacks, and it would be the same.

  56. 56 Miacis 07/28/2010 at 4:04 PM

    You wouldn’t get the 4.5 million hits if it wasn’t for the hacks presented here. That’s what decided you to put the adds, if I’ve read carefully. However, “any blog” means that it includes the ones posting legal stuff. And this one isn’t, so it’s not like “any other blog”. >_>

    The difference between this situation and our Donate button is that ours doesn’t create visual nuisance to our users by attcking them with various marketing ploys. Also that we never said anything about using the mone for anything else than paying the neccessary charges to maintain the blog. You guys, however, don’t need this money to anything as long as you’re on WordPress, so i’m seriously doubting the motivation behind raising money.

    How long are you going to try and hide this, BSZ ? You just wanted to earn money from the time you’ve spent here, and share some with some team members. You seized the oportunity, and now that we’re pointing out that this is a dangerous state of mind, you’re trying to make us the meanies with our Donate button (OF ALL THINGS !! It’s not like the donations are filled now and that most of the money was givn by team members). Like it’s completely the same as havin the disrespect to throw advertisements at your public … >_>

    If you’re so obssessed by this Donate button, why don’t you try and raise donations ? That way, people will know where the money is going …

  57. 57 OizenX 07/28/2010 at 4:24 PM

    BSZ, you like to repeat yourself.

    It doesn’t matter how big your ego is, its still illegal.

    and just as expected you guys bring completely unrelated things about us into these issues. We aren’t pocketing the money, you are.

    ’nuff said.

  58. 58 BigSharkZ 07/28/2010 at 4:47 PM

    Okay, I don’t really want to continue this anymore, just wait until how things turn out and you’ll see by yourself whether this turns out well or not. You don’t like it? It’s alright. People like it, others don’t. We all have different opinions. Let’s just not argue for hours without getting to somewhere. I understand your points, you’ve got some good ones, but this should really end, because I have no means of stopping for now. If you don’t believe me, be that way, I can’t change it.

    Edit by PAVGN: We are getting paid off of people clicking on ads, Not people downloading our hacks, So this not an issue. As a matter of fact Miacis, Out of all of the things you listed when you said “The Brawl Hack community is already doing something that is illegal (modifying copyrighted content), we are providing DL links to said modified contents AND to the original contents, and giving the tools and methods to reverse-engineer them. That’s already 4 totally illegal actions. 5 if we add anything that is homebrew-related.” NONE of that is illegal, Except for providing download links to the original contents because we are redistributing copyrighted material without permission. As for hacking being illegal, It depends. Some games have a Terms of Service that say you agree to It by simply using the program. Some of these Terms of Service agreements say something about not reverse engineering the program. So when you agree to it, You agree not reverse engineer the game. Some games have this, Brawl doesn’t. Hacking the game is 100% legal if you own an original copy of the game. Modifying copyrighted material is 100% legal if not being sold. I could draw Mickey Mouse all I want, Its only a problem If I sell it. The money from the ads is a grey area and there’s 99% chance we’ll be fine, Unless Nintendo wants to try to press the issue. They might try to intimidate us, But they probably won’t challenge us in court for the reason that they don’t want to set the precedent. What If we won in court? Then this behavior would become widespread and common. As It is, They can just intimidate people into stopping by bluffing them. Ever wonder how these people would define the cutoff point for this sort of thing if pressed? I mean, Entire blocks of data which appear in the exact same ROM locations is one thing, But using the instruction “A9-00” probably occurs at least once in every game ever made. How many contiguous bytes have to be identical (And/or in the same location) to constitute copyright infringement? What’s the magical number which, Were it to be one fewer, *Wouldn’t* constitute said infringement? What about “easy-out” ways around this, Like taking two zero-page locations that often appear in the same routines, And switching their functions? (The video game equivalent of changing a few adjectives here & there.)


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