Wii RVT-H

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  1. Shiggsy

    Shiggsy Enthusiastic Member

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    We talked about the RVT-H just over 3 years ago on the forum (this thread: http://assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11669 ). zidapi posted pics from when Nintendo had some demo thing in a mall.

    After that things have been really quiet on the forum. 2-3 members seem to have got their hands on the green RVT-R (GameCube NR-Reader equivalent for the Wii), but I haven't seen anyone boasting about getting an RVT-H (Gamecube NPDP-Console equivalent). Well, until now ;P

    I can't believe it's taken 3 years to get one. Not that I have been looking for one until recently...but still. Finally, it's sitting on my desk looking lovely :)

    [​IMG]

    If anyone else has one, please let the rest of us know. If you don't want "everyone" to know, send me a PM!

    Shiggsy
     
  2. Borman

    Borman I was the high bidder on da fiddy cent X Staff Member

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    Beautiful :)
     
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    Anything interesting on the HDD?
     
  4. Shiggsy

    Shiggsy Enthusiastic Member

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    Looks like a few different builds of some unreleased Zelda and Mario games.

    Shiggsy
     
  5. tmbinc

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    Open it up! Open it up! :)
     
  6. Shiggsy

    Shiggsy Enthusiastic Member

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    Haven't opened mine up (yet...), but here's someone elses pic:

    [​IMG]

    Shiggsy
     
  7. Demo

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    :eek:h::eek:h::eek:h:
    Where do you guys get things like that?
    Would you mind to take more pictures of it? :redface:
     
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  8. PSPdemon

    PSPdemon Peppy Member

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    Wait.... why are they using IDE of all things!?! o_O

    *curses IDE for being expensive for such a "old" ( or rather not well carried ) format*
     
  9. crediar

    crediar Rapidly Rising Member

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    congrats on finding one, shiggsy! :thumbsup:

    Those RVT-Hs are really rare and I've never seen one for sale.
    I hope you got the PC software to write/read games to/from it!
     
  10. Shiggsy

    Shiggsy Enthusiastic Member

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    It all comes down to offering enough $$$$ :D

    Shiggsy
     
  11. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    very nice, congrats :)
     
  12. Matthijscoman

    Matthijscoman Fiery Member

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    That's awesome Shiggsy! I'm looking forward to see more pics. Might even be a nice moment to revive your site. :nod:
     
  13. A252

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    Which is the HDD format? NTFS, WBFS...
    and the games?
     
  14. Borman

    Borman I was the high bidder on da fiddy cent X Staff Member

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    Considering WBFS was made for Wii Backups (hence the name), I highly doubt that its that haha ;)
     
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    WBFS is linux format
     
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    PSPdemon Peppy Member

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    WBFS iirc stands for "Wii Backup File System"

    Just as Borman said I highly doubt that ninty would be using Waninkoko's warezy file system
     
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    I thought it stands for "Warez Bum File System". I could be wrong, though. But at least it describes its technical implementation.
     
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    crediar Rapidly Rising Member

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    The format is probably just a header with offsets where the disc images are located.
    A real FS would just make it unnecessary complicated to implement this type of dev hardware.
     
  20. hl718

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    That's pretty much it.

    The thing holds 4 disc images. It doesn't matter if they're all really small "Hello World" programs. It still only holds 4. That's what the LEDs on the front denote. Which image is active.

    -hl718
     

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