Wii POC Linux 0.4

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  1. superrob
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    Cool, any screens/vids for the people who sold TP after finishing it?
     
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    This is funny, I recall someone saying that he/she wanted USB Keyboard support in the previous thread I made.
     
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    More and more reasons to find me a USB keyboard :/
    Cant wait to see a GUI :3
     
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    If only they made a GUI working like Ubuntu
     
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    A GUI would be godly. Imagine half-life on the wii running with wine.

    I'm just wishing...

    edit:
    Requirements:

    That's good...
     
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    never going to happen.
     
  8. methodone

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    i agree. wine needs an x86 cpu. you'd have to emulate an x86 which would totally kill the speed. now if half life were open source, it's likely it could be ported (there was an official port to dreamcast that got canned, so we know the wii is definitely capable of it). but i say you should just stick to quake [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, equally capable Xbox was running the port of HL2. But you need the source code to make it happen ...
     
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    Weird, I've had Wine running on a whole bunch of different architectures.
     
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    Don't get me started. All of the ubuntu nubs have a grand idea of what Linux is, which is all wrong.

    Firstly, it's not a "GUI like ubuntu" Ubuntu runs GNOME by default, although it's other distributions use Xfce and KDE. However, there's nothing to stop you using Fluxbox, Icewm, or similar.

    If X-Windows got ported to Wii-linux, then they wouldn't be using GNOME, it's too bloated. Also, they barely understand the extra hardware not present in GC mode yet. Don't get your hopes up, go back to your Ubuntu PC.
     
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    That's why I said "I'm just wishing".
    The other is useless blabber.

    Everyone hopes that in november (HalfLife 10 year anniversary) valve will make it open source... just imagine!
     
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    Wow, I imagined Wii Piece Of Crap Linux... sorry [​IMG]
     
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    x'D Lawl [​IMG]
     
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    There's not really an alternative to X-windows; And There were GUIs for "weaker" machines at the time which used it. Of course, this doesn't make it any easier, and Wii Linux is definitely at least a long way away from being "wii ubuntu"; But, well, breakthroughs happen, or they wouldn't be called like that. No harm in wishing for it to happen.

    EDIT : and shit, why settle with WINE? Go overkill, install VMWare, add some bloat and you have a machine running at *perfect* speed for win95 games [​IMG] (while we're wishing, I also want ten billion euros)
     
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    I didn't say it couldn't run on other arch...just that you'll have to emulate the x86 cpu to do it. AFAIK the only way to run wine on say PPC or sparc or what have you is to use something like qemu alongside wine. Which like I said, will kill the speed. lrn2read n00b [​IMG]
     
  19. st0nedpenguin

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    I can't help but think you're getting Wine mixed up with VM software.

    Wine is a compatibility layer to allow Windows applications to run under *nix, it's not emulating x86 hardware.