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Nintedo release official Wii details

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Jester, May 9, 2006.

  1. Jester

    Jester WiiChat Member

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    Was reading over the official nintendo site from another thread and found this info, this is the most concise info i've read so far for the wii and thought it was worth sharing.

    Apologies if its already been posted:

    Really intrigued by the emulator setup and the ability to download over 20 years of Nintendo games, i bet you its not a free service though. :(
     
  2. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    ^-- yeah, i don't think 'free' is in any game companies vocabulary

    i really like the inclusion of the gamecube controller ports, as long as they work with wii games as well as the cube games, means i don't have to re-adjust to another layout
     
  3. Link

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    i am getting worried that the controller for the wii will be really hard to use do you lot think this as well?
     
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    I don't think so. I think it will be very easy to get used to, especially in FPSs. Have you seen the videos of people playing it?
     
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    I don't think it'd be hard to use the controller at all, if anything... being able to control a game with movement and stuff would be fun ^_^ Watch videos of how it is used and you'll see how easy it can be.
     
  6. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    There's going to be a slight learning curve but as soon as you get that out of the way you should have loads of fun.
     
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    nintendo really deserve to do well, as always. i hope "wiimote" wont deter nonexclusive game companies
     
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    I think the average gamer would find it weird at first, but after some hours, it should become more natural.
     
  9. yami_riku

    yami_riku Nintendo loyalist

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    The new smash brothers game is suposed to use the old Game Cube controler, so if develpoers really have a problem with the Wii's one this proves that they can always use the the classic one for their games.
    If anyone wants it i can find the ign article about SSBB's controls for them.
     
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    It sounds as if when it comes out it is going to be very strong as in what it is going to have which is great to hear.
     
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    What I am looking at is the graphics card. What could be in the graphics that could take it so long to develop if it is just slightly more powerful than the GameCube as they say?
     
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    512 megabytes of flash, wont go to far with downloads.
    It probally can hold about 50 downloaded games not including save files.
     
  13. Pit

    Pit Kid Icarus

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    You do have the option of using external SD cards as well though, so if you can fit 50 downloaded games on a single 512MB card, that is pretty cost effective.
     
  14. run_@w@y

    run_@w@y Darunia

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    no hard drive... what about downloading new maps, playing music and other such things :(, maybe it wil b and add on, then again, i suppose it wont b too much of a bad thing
     
  15. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    ^---it could be compatible with a usb hard drive, and there is always the SD slot if more room is needed beyond the 512MB
     
  16. run_@w@y

    run_@w@y Darunia

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    ^ good news bout the hard drive, i think they will release one, also if i fill up the 512mb will that have an effect on performance do u think?
     
  17. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    it shouldn't, flash memory actually reads much faster than a hard drive, so if anything you'll notice a performance hit once the hard drive has seen extensive use and become very fragmented

    the actual difference is not very apparent to human perception, but flash accesses at roughly 20 nano seconds, where as a hdd takes about 10 milliseconds. Of couse these stats are for PCs but hardware limitations translate fairly well usually

    EDIT: I think i just caught the real intent of your question....

    No, filling up the 512 will not affect the systems performance bc this is not the memory used to play games, it is the memory to store the save files and roms for the classic games
     
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    Will there even be a way to defrag the harddrive?
     
  19. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    well...not the prettiest solution, but if it is a USB drive hook it up to your computer and use windows defrag utility

    not really sure bc i haven't got any experience with a console hard drive, anyone know what the xbox 360 does about it?
     
  20. Think_Tank

    Think_Tank Reppin' the big N in GR.

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    I wonder how much more powerful will the final edition of the graphics card be, in relation with those used in E3....
     

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