I’ve always been somewhat of a grayzone warrior (does that word even exist?).
I’ve been reversing and hacking and reconstructing / improving things ever since I can remember.

But things have to come to an end. As I my responsibilities grow, I’ve found myself more centered around tasks that keep my family fed and in general, found myself lacking time to do time consuming tasks like cracking consoles. Long story short, I’ve come to realize that I can’t continue like this forever.

With the advent of cheap android devices that are easy to hack and work on, cheap ready-to-use SOCs like the raspberry pi for customized hacking jobs and a whole bunch of other low-cost and mostly opensource devices to go to console hacking has become a niche place to be, irrelevant for means other than piracy of AAA titles.
Which is why I’ve decided to distance myself from future projects like this as this is not what I stand for.

I will in no way stop working on existing projects of mine though, so both the Fragment and GE2 translation projects are still en route, although at a slower pace I assume.
On the brighter side of things, I’ve made more room in my timetable for android related projects.

To start things off in this new direction I’ve started work on a device and proprietary repository for the ZUK Z1 smartphone, bringing android 6.0 to this device for the very first time.
You can find all information regarding this (already more or less complete) side-project over on the XDA forum thread here.

On another note, Sound Nexus had to go the way of all things mortal as it turned out to be a way more time consuming task to maintain it than I first thought with too little gain to operating it.

While it might be possible to see it coming back sometime in the future, it sure won’t be in the near one.
Sorry about that.

I wish all of you success, good health and in general, a happy new year 2016.

A new year, a new direction!

6 thoughts on “A new year, a new direction!

  • 07/01/2016 at 17:26
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    What about PRO Online?
    A shame it had to go that way, but wish the best for you nontheless 😉

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    • 20/01/2016 at 13:20
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      PRO Online will remain online of course.

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  • 17/01/2016 at 15:43
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    Hey, Coldbird!
    What about the Pro Online? Will you still work on it? I’d love to play Digimon World RE:Digitize and maybe Dissidia with some friends that live far from me but I have little to zero knowledge on programming.
    Also, what about the Pro server? Will it die too?
    Btw, I admire everything you did, I love .hack and I always wished to play Fragment onlind and the Pro Online made me get closer to the farthest (physically) friends, so thank you for that. You deserve a break now.

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    • 20/01/2016 at 13:18
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      No, don’t worry. The PRO Server is safe and so is the Fragment Server.
      I will continue to operate and update them as time allows me so.

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      • 20/01/2016 at 23:41
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        That’s awesome to hear! 😀
        I understand your time issues (I’m living through a similar thing right now lol), so knowing these projects will still be going on is just enough for me. Don’t rush, just take your time!

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  • 19/01/2016 at 06:48
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    when will be GE2 translation project done? >.<

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