Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

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Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by ShadowOne333 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:58 pm

Hello GC Forever community!

Since the next beta will be compatible with Texture packs for N64 games, why don't we start sharing some packs of your favorite N64 games?
Heck we can even create some to adjust our liking and even get some help to create some!
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:22 am

I either need to release the texture packer since Wii64 will accept only packed archives, or you can upload .7z's someplace and I can .bin them.
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by nakata » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:19 pm

You mean texture packs like these ones?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6nj5FlK7C0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5aW-vqEpq4

Does the texture packer combine the custom textures with the .n64/.z64 game rom to produce a new .n64/.z64 file?
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Post by emu_kidid » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:29 am

Yes paks like those, we pack them into a easily indexed format to avoid cluttering up the SD/etc.
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Post by Vague Rant » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:17 pm

Releasing the packer seems like the better option since it avoids issues of pack authors asking you not to distribute their files and takes the load off your end when people start asking for every pack and/or pack update to be converted. Of course, you'll also have a vocal minority of users who can't figure out any tool you do provide, so ... yay.
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Post by ShadowOne333 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:48 pm

Vague Rant wrote:Releasing the packer seems like the better option since it avoids issues of pack authors asking you not to distribute their files and takes the load off your end when people start asking for every pack and/or pack update to be converted. Of course, you'll also have a vocal minority of users who can't figure out any tool you do provide, so ... yay.
I agree, the best option will be to release the packer for the textures, since a lot of people will start asking for a specific texture pack and you would have to pack them all. By releasing the Packer, you can avoid the pain of converting every texture pack and people can eadily edit their own packs and pack them by themselves.

Also, emukidid what do you mean by "cluterring the SD"?
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Post by emu_kidid » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:23 pm

Instead of dumping 10,000+ files on the card for a texture pak (and having to traverse through the FAT to find entries), we have a single file which internally has all images ordered by CRC with a tiny bit of meta available to each entry to identify the image type. All the images are pre-converted into the GC/Wii GX image format so loading is also not going to require any run-time conversion. This has proven much faster than dealing with traditional texture paks and any speed gain we can have is a must.
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Post by ShadowOne333 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:09 am

Will we be able to load custom texture packs out of both SD and USB/HDD?
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Post by emu_kidid » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:40 am

yep.
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Post by moneer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:59 pm

emu_kidid wrote:yep.
Can we expect a new update for Wii64 to come out by the end of the month??
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:34 pm

Unlikely.
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Post by Diminuendo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:43 pm

random interest, is there a image size limit for these textures?
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Post by jackpot08 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:15 am

emu_kidid wrote:Yes paks like those, we pack them into a easily indexed format to avoid cluttering up the SD/etc.
did i miss something? is there gonna be a wii64 update? hi res SSB64 would be amazing
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Post by moneer » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:18 am

Not to sound too pushy but when can we expect the update to be released. I'm super excited.
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Post by megalomaniac » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:28 am

moneer wrote:Not to sound too pushy but when can we expect the update to be released. I'm super excited.
NEVER!!! now go away
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by cfalcon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:47 am

megalomaniac wrote:
moneer wrote:Not to sound too pushy but when can we expect the update to be released. I'm super excited.
NEVER!!! now go away

Was that truly necessary to say? ;) Maybe there should be a disclaimer asking people not to inquire about them? Like a sticky or something, requesting users not to pester emukdid about it :D
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Post by megalomaniac » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:00 am

cfalcon wrote:
megalomaniac wrote:
moneer wrote:Not to sound too pushy but when can we expect the update to be released. I'm super excited.
NEVER!!! now go away

Was that truly necessary to say? ;) Maybe there should be a disclaimer asking people not to inquire about them? Like a sticky or something, requesting users not to pester emukdid about it :D
post a disclaimer and people will still ask anyways....
post a sticky and people will ask in the sticky...
lock the sticky and people will just create a new thread to ask the same old question over and over...
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by cfalcon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:27 am

megalomaniac wrote:
post a disclaimer and people will still ask anyways....
post a sticky and people will ask in the sticky...
lock the sticky and people will just create a new thread to ask the same old question over and over...

Well, when you put it that way, I can see why. C'est la vie... well, that proves that at least the emulators are being worked on whenever he can work on them.
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by slarlac249 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:56 am

people should chill, on both sides.
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by iamdablasta » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:47 pm

I think everyone is just fed up with people asking for updates all the time, even when told to stop doing it. Threads get locked because of it.
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by cfalcon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:25 pm

iamdablasta wrote:I think everyone is just fed up with people asking for updates all the time, even when told to stop doing it. Threads get locked because of it.
True, true, though it would be nice if people some kind of glimmer of proof that the emulators were at least still alive, not so much an ETA, otherwise, people will likely believe that they've simply died off, never to be worked on again. So, I guess people on both sides needs to chill ;) :D
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Post by megalomaniac » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:59 pm

So let's say someone posts a screenshot of something amazing...or something very minor...
Just that act alone will trigger a chain reaction of excitement and stupidity..
The news will travel fast and awaken the sleeping babies..

Babies become mad they can't have the new toy and become cry babies. Cry babies know if they whine long enough, if they make as much noise as possible, it will get what it wants..


No cry baby whiners here!!!



So what happens when the cry baby whiner is tired from crying???
They go back to sleep...



Moral of the story: do not awake a sleeping cry baby whiners.
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by iamdablasta » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:31 pm

So in the end there are no updates because updates make people want more updates... Am I right?
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by cfalcon » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:51 pm

megalomaniac wrote:So let's say someone posts a screenshot of something amazing...or something very minor...
Just that act alone will trigger a chain reaction of excitement and stupidity..
The news will travel fast and awaken the sleeping babies..

Babies become mad they can't have the new toy and become cry babies. Cry babies know if they whine long enough, if they make as much noise as possible, it will get what it wants..


No cry baby whiners here!!!



So what happens when the cry baby whiner is tired from crying???
They go back to sleep...



Moral of the story: do not awake a sleeping cry baby whiners.

So, in essence, when the new versions of emulators are ready to be released, they'll be released out of the blue, so to speak?
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Re: Next Wii64 Beta and Texture Packs

Post by ShadowOne333 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm

Just remember that babies do not stay asleep forever...
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