ShadowPuppet

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  1. FORWARDERS BY RISING SHADOWS (MF) NTSC-U PAL This takes a lot to maintain, please take 10 seconds and +Rep
  2. DUTag Back Online! DUTag is now working again so you can update your tag from your favourite backup loader again! Tags will also display properly on websites. With the pre-launch of the new updated DUTag platform, we are breathing life back into DUTag. We will announce more details shortly but for now, keep playing your games! Oh and as a bonus, we're launching a brand new template layout as well You can see what that looks like below:
  3. WARNING! Images posted in this thread MAY contain graphic content, vulgarity, or sexual inuendo. Viewer Discretion is Advised. This will become our huge collection of funny pics. If you are feeling down, come here and have a look... I'll start
  4. Fellow DUdes and DUdettes, I am extremely pleased to announce that DarkUmbra will be undergoing a much anticipated and long-awaited transformation!! As some of you already know, Invision Power, the company who supplies the forum software we use here, recently released their new 4.0 platform. This has been a massive overhaul and everything has been rewritten, redesigned, and rethought out from the ground up. As a result, all of the crucial plugins we rely on at DU had to be rewritten by their respective authors. With a large portion of plugins being custom written, let's just say I've had a lot of work to do . As we roll into the weekend, I am nearing the final stages of development and preparation for our upgrade date of Wednesday, September 30th. I am estimating about 3-5 hours of downtime as we get everything set up and prepare for a brand new, crazy awesome DU experience. On Wednesday we are looking to have everything operational as most of the new software is already written and is being actively tested by staff. One notable exception to this is DUTag. When we relaunch on Wednseday, DUTag will be offline as we get the brand new DUTag platform installed. I promise it'll be worth the wait So yea, just wanted to give you guys a heads up well in advance! DU is about to become faster, sleeker, and awesomer than ever!! As usual, if you have any questions, let me know! Cheers, Shad P.S. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@darkumbranet) and like us on Facebook (DarkUmbraNet) to get the latest updates during the upgrade.
  5. Welcome to the new and improved DU! As we continue to make the transition after the upgrade, we are asking for your help! Post here about any issues/glitches/bugs you notice throughout the site so we can keep track of what has been reported and what has been fixed. We will do our best to fix what has been reported as quickly as possible. Staff, please edit this first post and add reported bugs here so members know what has been reported. I will edit this post and mark things as complete as they get fixed. Reported/Known Issues: DUTag offline (will now update your tag now from previously configured loaders)DUTag Configuration pages inaccessible at this timeEmoticons aren't in shoutbox (yet) - [email protected] isn't in shoutbox (yet)shouts loading glitch (old messages load below latest message on page refresh, seems to only affect Firefox v41)Shoutbox timestamps don't update - fixed!In requests cannot mark a topic as answered - canhide tags glitch (explained in depth below)
  6. Shadow's Interactive Jailbreak Guide!! Jailbreak your device in 5 easy steps!! So I have been asked by enough people how to jailbreak iDevices... so I made this webpage that I've embedded below that will determine your iDevice, the software version, and then provide you with download links and a guide how to go about doing it!!! This is probably one of my best pieces of work!! If your device is not here and you would like me to add it, please post below and I'll add it in Note 1: This guide does not teach jailbreaking for each program. It simply chooses the best one for you based on your device and firmware and shows you instructions and downloads for that. Note 2: It is HIGHLY recommended you do a sync/backup in iTunes BEFORE you jailbreak just in case something goes wrong. Note 3: If you use install0us to install your apps, be sure to transfer purchases in iTunes before proceeding.
  7. As some of you may have noticed you will now begin to see advertisements on different parts of DU. This is part of a test we are doing in an attempt to make DU self-sustaining as donations simply do not cover continually rising server and maintenance costs. Just wanted to let you guys know Also, please do NOT click on ads just for the sake of clicking. Google takes fake clicks very seriously and we do not want to be flagged for that. However in the case that something does catch your eye as intriguing, go ahead and follow it if you so desire Cheers, Shad P.S. It would be much appreciated and really helpful if people added DU to their ad blocker whitelists if they use such tools. Thanks!
  8. We have experienced some small data loss caused by a hard disk failure on one of our servers. As a result, any activity (posts, registrations, shouts, messages, etc) will have been lost if they occurred between the hours of 4:26 AM EST on March 7, 2017 and 2:26 AM EST on March 8, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. These things happen and we are continually improving our architecture to minimize our exposure to these kind of issues. Thank you for your understanding. Cheers, Shad
  9. Pretty much, yea
  10. This is caused by having to create this introduction. Congratulations, you have passed.
  11. Brick Prevention Methods What not to do ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here is a list of things that WILL brick your Wii... don't do it NEVER uninstall your system menu. Sounds stupid, but people have done it Your wii will not work very well without a system menu. NEVER uninstall your system menu ios IOS30,50, 60, 70 NEVER uninstall any IOS less the 200. IOS files under 200 are the wii system files. They are needed to function. If you are following a guide that says to install a WAD of a particular IOS, DO NOT UNINSTALL THE ORIGINAL. Simply install the new one... it will overwrite. NEVER update from disk Updating from disk can brick or semi-brick your Wii. It is almost never necessary, even when the disk says otherwise. NEVER downgrade system menu of newer Wii models System menu versions less then 3.4 do not support newer Wii hardware. Downgrading a newer wii will result in a brick. Example- Downgrading a newer Wii to 3.2 could brick it. NEVER downgrade IOS' of newer Wii models Newer Wii models will not function with many downgraded ios files. Downgrading your ios files to enable trucha bug could cause many black screens or worse, brick your wii. Example- Downgrading Ios36 to Ios36-v1042 will cause most Homebrew to load to black screens on a newer wii. Use TBR, or Dop-Ios-Mod to enable trucha bug instead NEVER install wads of unknown origin. Bad wads can banner brick your Wii, or worse, brick your Wii. There are some malicious WADS in circulation, that when installed can brick your Wii. Only download and install from a reputable source, one with good feedback. Always read the comments!! AVOID cIOSCORP Unless you know what cIOSCORP is, what it does, and fully understand the risks involved in its installation, do not install it. cIOSCORP is a very complex system modification, which offers legitimate features, but its installation can be very problematic. If you don't know what it is, don't install it. Don't install it to fix black screen issues with games. NEVER Follow youtube tutorials Even though some of them are alright, the majority will Mess.You.Up NEVER Rush Most bricks happen from careless actions. Slow down, read the stuff, and be sure to ask questions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hope that helps
  12. I've been thinking about where to post this thread for quite a while now and I've decided it's more entertainement than fun/games so that's why it's here lol Post the name and artist of the song you are curently listening to. You may post videos if you are on YouTube. Fireflies - Owl City
  13. Hi all, Just wanted to take a quick moment and update you guys on what I've been working on for the past few weeks. The new updated chat that's been in development has just been put live across DU and can be seen above in vibrantly awesome blue and black. Now the new chat behaves very much like the old one and for those of you who have been here for ages, a lot like all the other revisions. However, the new chat is running an entirely new framework I'm working on that will allow for easy integration of the DU chat service into other platforms. Let me explain... This means that it will be possible (in due time of course) to have a DU iPhone app, iPad app, eventually an Android phone and tablet app, desktop chat clients, windows sidebar gadgets, etc etc... pretty much anything. Once all the core features are done on the web version, I will begin the iPhone/iPad apps and go from there. I am really excited about this new platform; it's going to be super sweet. If anyone has any questions, please post below and I will answer them Cheers, Shad P.S. Oh and for those who keep asking for IM, or one on one messaging, to come back to the site, be patient; it's en-route as well Features in the works Relative dates (v3.0.01) @replies integrated again with autocomplete (v.3.0.06) Preferences panel (v3.0.002) Notifications choice: all messages, only mentions, none at all (v3.0.02) Messages to show at once (size of message box) Smart reconnect: reconnects to the chat seamlessly if you lose internet connection (v3.0.06) Message cache: keeps past messages cached in browser before loading in new ones Show notifications when shoutbox is out of field of view Optional showing of new topics/replies Encoding on notifications (v3.0.02) Mod privileges (v3.0.02) Selective scroll down (if you scroll up, it won't scroll to bottom) (v3.0.07) Emoticons (v3.0.04) Known Bugs Stop notifications in separate tabs/windows for own shouts
  14. --Moved to Help & Support--
  15. Here is a pack of Wii Homebrew Applications I compiled: Please don't post my links on other sites I do not take responsibility for any bricks caused by using these. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  16. Shadows' Guitar Hero 5 Guide Guitar Hero 5 - Backup Loader 1. Install the IOS56-64-v5146.wad Download: 2. Download and run multicios, and install IOS 37 as IOS 232. Download: 3. Download and run SoftChip, make sure to use IOS 232 and002 Fix enabled. Download: 4. Disk in, Volume up, Rock Out! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Guitar Hero 5 - USB Loader NOTE: You need Wifi Access For This! 1 - Start up the Homebrew Channel and start the cIOS 222 installer v4 application Download: 2 - Read the warning message and push A 3 - Select IOS249 to perform the install with, using the D-pad left/right and push A 4 - Select to Install Custom IOS 222 and use IOS38 merged with IOS37 5 - Wait for it to download and install 6 - Return to the Homebrew Channel and start the Installer again 7 - Select IOS249 again. 8 - This time select Custom IOS 223 and use IOS38 merged with IOS60 9- Load up your favorite loader and in the configuration, set it to load up using IOS 222 10- ROCK THE FRAACK ON!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  17. Login is fine for me? Can you try it again? I can log in from my iPad just fine? Also, Cloudflare can take up to a few hours to recache everything since we just did a major move and a lot of files will not be cached yet. I'm seeing ~3 second page load times from all my tests in Germany, the US, Australia and Canada
  18. In light of the recent website upgrades, we want to know how fast the website is for you! Let us know in the poll above! Thank you! Cheers, Shad
  19. I've moved this to Help & Support so someone can help you out
  20. No worries. Is there any way you can use Google Translate? I'm still not understanding
  21. Hi @reishikiller, please do not add links to outside sources. On another note, I don't understand what you are asking. Can you clarify?
  22. First off, we would like to thank every member that applied for the position for your interest in helping DU become even better. We have considered all applicants carefully and with time, we have finally decided to appoint the following members to the staff position of Moderator: Please join us in welcoming @faith genesis raven and @DreamHazard to DarkUmbra.Net Staff! Both of these individuals have been longstanding and loyal members of our community. They have both contributed to the well-being of the forum by uploading content, posting news and reviews, providing general discussion in threads and in the shoutbox, and by helping other members whenever possible. Their continued interest and dedication to DU has been noticed, just as have the efforts of many of the other applicants. For those of you that applied and were not chosen this time, we do hope next time we have open positions that you will apply again! So, we welcome you FGR and DreamHazard to our team!! Now, @JasonP27 and I would like to use this announcement to acknowledge a certain staff member that has gone above and beyond, kicking trash to the curb and keeping DU running smoothly during the absence of other staff. @Normanity has shown he has the desire and ability to contribute and help run DarkUmbra.Net and as such we have decided to promote him to Co-Admin! Be sure to congratulate him along with Dream and FGR in this thread, in the Shoutbox, or on their profile page! We hope that everyone is as excited as we are to welcome these fantastic new additions to our team!! Cheers, DarkUmbra.Net Staff
  23. Yea we require this as a secondary form of validation to prevent spammers from getting past the gates so to speak. Feel free to lurk now! IPBoard is the best forum software I know of and that's why we run it here. I've had experiences with vBulletin and PHPBB but neither of them are really quite this good. I think the reason most people choose other softwares is because of price. IPB is the most expensive but in my opinion, the best value
  24. Real life got in the way haha. As soon as I get some time to wrap this up, I will
  25. I want to take a minute to address the recent shoutbox shenanigans that have taken place over the last few days and overall over the last few months. People seem to be forgetting that this is an all-ages community. I want to remind everyone that what is said in shoutbox needs to be kept at a PG rated level. That isn't to say that cussing/swearing is ruled out entirely because, let's face it, the internet is full of it, but we ask that you keep your remarks to a minimum. Under no circumstances should any cussing be directed at another member of any kind. Because of recent events the following rules will be amended to the DU Official Rules. I encourage everyone to go back and re-educate themselves on what you've signed up for when you joined DU. Effective immediately, any shoutbox fighting/drama will result in an immediate shoutbox ban. The duration of the ban will range from a MINIMUM of 3 days to 2 weeks at the staff's discretion. After your ban has been lifted should you cause more drama/fight with other members, you will be immediately and irrevocably perma-banned from the shoutbox. Continuing to harass members via PM or through other means not necessarily on-site will earn you a site-wide perma-ban. There are no exceptions to these rules. To reiterate, DU is a family site to be used by anyone of any age, gender, race, status; there are no discriminations. As such, we need to keep the site as all-ages friendly as possible. Parents should feel comfortable with their children browsing our community and to do that, rules need to be put in place and enforced. Cheers, Shad