How to hack your dust gathering Wii to play an extra 128 new levels of Newer Super Mario Brothers


If your Wii is just gathering dust and the kids have played all the games they possibly could then you can squeeze some extra mileage out of it. I’ve found some excellent guides on how to hack your Wii if you want to play the sort of games we grew up with on it or if you want to use your Wii as a DVD player. You can also save all your expensive discs on a hard drive and have them accessible all in ones place if your household is anything like mine and scratched and damaged discs is a daily occurrence. There’s a myriad of tuts out there with cryptic instructions and the assumption that you have all the technical know how. So I’ve gathered the most decent, understandable ones, IE, the ones I followed.

A. You will need the following to complete all the steps.

1.Wii version 4.3 (other versions are possible but you will need a different set of instructions. This How To is just for version 4.3. which uses the Letterbomb exploit. You have the option to update your Wii in your Wii Menu if you don’t have version 4.3.

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Gimp Tutorial – Vintage Clock Face


In this tutorial I’m doing a quick How To in under half hour for a vintage clock using 4 different images with the free image manipulation software GIMP. If you don’t have GIMP,  download it at It’s more than a fair alternative if you don’t have access to Photoshop.

You will need:

A  selection of images. All the images in this post is in the public domain or for personal, not commercial, use only.
GIMP image manipulation software or Photoshop.

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Image Transfer Tutorial (Substitute for Citra Solv in South Africa)


You will need:

Fabric, preferably close weave,  burlap type fabrics won’t do.
Nail polish remover with citrus or limonene
Suitable painted surface
Suitable vessel to transfer your image onto.
Your pictures, reversed and printed on a laser jet printer or photo copies if you have an ink jet printer or if you’re unsure of the type of printer.
Ear buds
Tea spoon
Suitable sealer
A little water
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