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41. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 05:49 BST
@PhoenixSage: you really understand what I'm talking about here! X3
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42. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 05:55 BST
@Tokool2007: I'm going to show my lack of internet knowlegde and ask you in the nicest way possible what that smiley meant. I have no idea if I'm being praised or insulted, though I probably deserve the insult.
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43. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 06:07 BST
It's a kitty cat smile. I didn't even know.
44. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 06:11 BST
I'm gonna assume that means he wasn't being sarcastic, so I'll respond by thanking you for the compliment.
Now I really hope I'm not being insulted because I'll look like a real moron now.
I mean, more of a real moron than I already am.
45. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 06:14 BST
Say the same for me. I'm a fire fighter. I run into burning buildings for a living.
46. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 15:44 BST
This is mostly based on memory of what I've read, so it may be slightly inaccurate, but should be roughly correct:
Ok, the thing is, when you run a game on the Wii, the software is running directly on the Wii. It doesn't have an 'operating system' running constantly like the PS360 does. When you open the Home menu, the code that's running is apparently running off the disk. This means that that menu can never be updated; or at least, if it is, it will always work the same way on older games. This is the same reason that we can't use WM+ on older games. If I remember right, Nintendo even ships a separate emulator for each and every VC game you buy, as inefficient as that is. This is also why old games need non SDHC memory cards to work, even though the Wii itself was patched to handle them; the games themselves don't have the drivers for it.
This means that the Wii, even if modified to allow for hard drive storage, would not be able to patch games. It might be possible to 'patch' games in the same way that a gameshark does, by modifying RAM before launching the game, but that would be a pretty ugly way to handle it, and I'm not sure how practical that would be. The only effective way to patch games on the Wii is to remaster and replace the disk, as happened to Twilight Princess with the cannon room glitch (effected persons could get a replacement disk by mail to allow them to continue). This can be worth it to protect a brand, as well as from lawsuits, if a game has a fatal error, but to add new features it's largely not worth it.
It IS possible for a game to have DLC, though. RB, GH, Samba de Amigo, and plenty of other games do this on Wii. If Nintendo had chosen to, they COULD'VE left the ability for Brawl to download more characters or stages, but they almost certainly didn't do that. Remember that this doesn't mean 'fewer characters', though, a lot of DLC is made and ready before a game launches. It's just as possible that we would've paid extra for Sonic and Snake. And the pressure to keep the game updated to work out balancing issues would be a significant development investment, meaning less content, for better or worse.
With SDHC memory cards supported, I wouldn't be surprised if Wii DLC became a bit more common, since space wouldn't be as much a concern, but the Wii will never be able to handle patches, updates, expansions, and so on as well as the PS360 can. It would take a dedicated developer to create, maintain, and manufacturer new disks on a monthly basis.
47. Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2009 17:32 BST
feba speaks the truth! Due to it's very nature the Wii is pretty much "fix-forward" when it comes to adding features and such. A fairly massive security flaw or bug would be required to get Nintendo to update every IOS on the system (and this has happened, which is why the Twilight Hack no longer works); it's unlikely they would risk breaking older games for some new features, but this is the solution they came up with.
Hopefully a future version will do some kind of versioning in a more modular fashion such that parts of the OS can be changed without heavy impacts on titles. As clunky as this is a fringe benefit is that you're much less likely to have system-breaking updates than the PS/360 does.
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48. Posted: Fri 19th Jun 2009 05:21 BST
I'm gonna assume that means he wasn't being sarcastic, so I'll respond by thanking you for the compliment.Now I really hope I'm not being insulted because I'll look like a real moron now.I mean, more of a real moron than I already am.
I wasn't being sarcastic. I was serious. It's an exited kitty cat X3
49. Posted: Fri 19th Jun 2009 05:24 BST
That's good. I was really worried about that last night. I was like, "Burn thinks I'm crazy, and now Tokool2007 is possibly insulting me. I must be crazy!" Thanks for alleviating my fears.
50. Posted: Fri 19th Jun 2009 05:34 BST
Does anybody know how the monthly downloadable challenge things on Mario Kart work?
This is good