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Kwaad said:

First off. Nintendo has already said.

"No regular USB HDDs will work with the Wii, it must be a Nintendo lisenced product."

Meaning, nintendo needs to turn it on in the wii, and then you will have to buy 'nintendo' brand HDDs... for ALOT more than their worth.

Nintendo has bascically said that the 2 USB ports will be used only for nintendo products. This is not good news, This is saying nintendo dont want 3rd party people useing the power of the Wii... what little it has.


C'mon Kwaad where have you seen such statements ?? Or is the dark side of Kwaad (whose wife tried to sell his Wii...) talking ? 



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I remember reading a quote (way back when) from Perrin Kaplin that said that the Wii would be able to connect to external USB hard-drives; later on this statement was corrected and they said it wouldn't be possible.

I could be wrong but I suspect the reason for this is that usb external hard-drives probably use a FAT32 or NTFS file system which are technologies which are owned by Microsoft and it is unlikely the Wii was designed to use them. This leaves Nintendo with the options of selling a Wii specific hard-drive or selling a driver through the virtual console. Personally I would love it if it was a driver because before christmas I bought a 250GB external hard-drive on special for $99 (cdn) ...



even with hdd,wii will not use it for gaming...

maybe for extra services...

 

nintendo designed wii for online without hdd...

so it will be an autogoal to admit that they need exstra storage for online gaming,

 

 

 



Nintendo is hosing you. I knew they had something like this, But it cost 270 BUCKS! JEEZ!



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souixan said:
The general rule of emulation is that the system doing the emulating be about 3 times as powerful as the system it's emulatin. I checked the basic specs.. Wii has better GPU by a good deal, a better processor(around 3x's with a bit to spare.) etc I entierly believe wii could emulate DC games with ease.

Actually, emulating the Dreamcast graphics hardware is rather difficult, since it's a tile-based renderer. Transparency effects are likely to look wrong on an emulator (or the game's graphics engine would need rewriting).



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sorry but the worst on this side is microsoft charging for an hdd 100 euros!!!!!!

 and on x360 hdd is base for online gaming...

 

having a limitation like wii in internal storage doesn't mean that it would be annoying for gamers or developers.

 

think about re2 on n64.

squaresoft(now they are merged to survive with enix)blamed nintendo for capabilities in not-in-game movies...

capcom has good programmers,think about re4!!!

 

 if a software house got good designers and programmers they can do things that other softco with bad designers and programmers can't do.

 

think also that now nintendo uses standards like sd or usb.

 

nintendo doesn't have a proprietary standard for memory cards.

 instead microsoft has and sony too(memory stick has been introducted sony in the end)

 



Another (potential) issue that exists with emulating DC games is that the DC ran on Windows CE.  If the games would actually need part of that to be emulated...  well, not happening.  Otherwise, they could get the DC emulated just fine eventually if Sega really wanted to.  It'd be a lot of work, but so would the Saturn's cpus.



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Kwaad said:

First off. Nintendo has already said.

"No regular USB HDDs will work with the Wii, it must be a Nintendo lisenced product."

Meaning, nintendo needs to turn it on in the wii, and then you will have to buy 'nintendo' brand HDDs... for ALOT more than their worth.

Nintendo has bascically said that the 2 USB ports will be used only for nintendo products. This is not good news, This is saying nintendo dont want 3rd party people useing the power of the Wii... what little it has. 

Link? Would be nice to read it, because I have missed that statement. I mean you could use any SD card, so why should they stop the use of any hard drive?

 



 

 

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HappySqurriel said:

I remember reading a quote (way back when) from Perrin Kaplin that said that the Wii would be able to connect to external USB hard-drives; later on this statement was corrected and they said it wouldn't be possible.

I could be wrong but I suspect the reason for this is that usb external hard-drives probably use a FAT32 or NTFS file system which are technologies which are owned by Microsoft and it is unlikely the Wii was designed to use them. This leaves Nintendo with the options of selling a Wii specific hard-drive or selling a driver through the virtual console. Personally I would love it if it was a driver because before christmas I bought a 250GB external hard-drive on special for $99 (cdn) ...


Isn't SD-cards using FAT most of the time? If yes, shouldn't Nintendo already license FAT? So an external harddrive shouldn't be a problem?



 

 

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While you can format an SD card to anything you would want like EXT3 or NTFS almost every device you will come accross expects it to have FAT32 as the filesystem present for it to read it correctly. While you can pay Microsoft for the ability get use the FAT32 filesystem there are many free alternatives out there and so I doubt Nintendo would have a problem allowing any USB storage device on the Wii.