why the Wii calendar ends at 2035

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  1. mushthepush
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    In an old copy of Official Nintendo Magazine (somewhere around late 2007 to early 2008), someone asked why the Wii calendar ends at 2035. ONM replied by saying to take a look at what the numbers equate to in the alphabet.
    So 20 = T
    3 = C
    5 = E

    Spells "TCE" which could stand for "The Calendar Ends".
    So what do you guys think about this useless information?
     
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  2. MaeseJesus

    MaeseJesus GBAtemp Fan

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    I think we need to put all available hackers to work to remove such limitation, we only have 16 years to make it, time is of essence!
     
  3. Chris2055

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    Why? Would the Wii stop working if the calendar ends?
     
  4. CoolStarDood

    CoolStarDood GBAtemp Regular

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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    Its probably the same as the gamecube, it will keep counting, but you can only set it so far. but it would be nice to remove the limit
     
  5. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    It would start again from 2000, which would rather be annoying to potentially disastrous in time-based software (such as my innate right to an accurate per-app time log :P )

    It was obviously planned, to some extent (how else are you going to get the new years' shirts 2000 to 2008 in animal crossing without cheating?) but it's rather more curious that the DS's clock (as well as the "GB/GBA" one in the few games including it) has no trouble counting up to 2099
     
  6. Larsenv

    Larsenv Dr. Wii, Ph.D

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    Yeah, I don't like that it ends at 2035, comparer to let's say 2099 on the DS.

    The Wii has a time server, perhaps it can go past 2035.
     
  7. Chris2055

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    They probably just picked an arbitrary limit that seemed well beyond the life span of the Wii. As long as nothing disastrous happens I guess it's not the end of the world if the calendar is off.
     
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  8. mushthepush
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    mushthepush Newbie

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    if they went by that logic i don't see why they wouldn't just round it up to 2099 like with the DS or something. 2035 seems too specific for me to just be picked like that.
     
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