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#1 rafal100

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:07 PM

Nintendo relesed some marketing materials about their new console's "dashboard" - Wii Channels. This could be base for speculative discussion for comparition XBMC and Wii channels, as dashboards, interfaces, media and games centers. I hope that this discusion can inspire some XBMC programmers and skins developers to improve existing or develop new skins.

Starting Screen vs Home screen.
Starting Screen on Wii is grid 3*4 icons with status bar on bottom. According to Wii Webpage icon order can be changed and new channels could be added. Probably more comfortable than PMII home screen or MC360 blades.
Game Channel
Nothing intresting was disclosed about this Channel.
Mii Channel
This is unique feature of Wii. There is nothing to compare in xbmc, nothing to miss either.
Forecast Channel vs. Weather
Forecast channel features very impresive Earth model for displaying weather, but 3 cities from XBMC is just enought for me.
Photo Channel vs My Pictures
There are only two feartures of Photo Channel not in XBMC: photo editing and sending photos to other consoles, and "to communicate with family members".
News Channel vs Rss Feeds
Wii has news reeder with 3 zoom levels. Xbmc has only scrolling rss headlines, and no good news/rss reader integrated in any popular skin.
Internet Channel
Wii has Opera! No comparable equivalent on xbmc. Yes, Linksboks is hardly comparable. There is no chances for compiling any closed source browser (Opera and IE) on xbox. Any chances for open source?
Virtual Console
Nothing intresting was disclosed about this Channel, besides partial list of games. Emualtor shortcuts in xbmc are functional and not very comfortable, but Emulauncher script looks very promising.
Wii Shop Channel
Nothing intresting was disclosed about this Channel, besides pricing model for Virtual Console. Various scripts for dowloading contents for XBMC are done or in development.

PS. I DO NOT want to start any flame wars. This is NOT Xbox vs Wii, Nintendo vs Microsoft vs Xbox homebrew developers! I don't even mention the four-letter "S"-word.


#2 mbay

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:41 PM

hmm.....thanks for the info, rafal100. maybe eventually people can collaborate to make Wii skin for xbmc.

can u post any pics, rafal100?

#3 rafal100

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE(mbay @ Sep 22 2006, 06:48 PM) View Post

hmm.....thanks for the info, rafal100. maybe eventually people can collaborate to make Wii skin for xbmc.

can u post any pics, rafal100?


I'm afraid, no. There are 5 movies showing Wii channels "in action" on official US Wii webpage (official US Wii webpage - Movies show japanese version of intergace). The UK version (link in first post) has better descriptions of channels, but no movies.

Wii skin for xbmc? Interesting idea. smile.gif I was thinking rather about improvements to existing skins.

Edited by rafal100, 22 September 2006 - 09:19 PM.


#4 saggar

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:30 PM

*cough* bump *cough*

Anyone willing to take this up, now that both are out? blink.gif

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 06:29 AM

I would love to see something like this. I love the simplicity of the Wii

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:56 PM

well, i might work on a "Xii" Skin, when i'm done with my current Project...

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:07 PM

Thats a nice mockup! It looks great!

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:22 PM

Nice mockup. I havent even seen the Wii's dashboard yet so I couldn't compare, but the mockup still looks nice indeed. wink.gif

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:34 PM

thanks ;-) it's not a complete clone... it's just similar to the gui, on the real wii the buttons are more rounded rectangles...



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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:38 PM

It looks really good but i dont know about the all white background, i know it's a mockup and all but with white i just see alot of screen burn you know?

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:27 PM

That looks really nice. Too bad wiimotes arent compatible with xbox

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:15 PM

Not a bad idea. I'd be willing to help out once done with the iTV skin. is anyone doing this? i have a wii so i can always check it out.

here's some pretty cool wii icons too (http://www.deviantar...ation/41980387/) that whoever is working on this skin might want to contact.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:19 AM

I have a wii also so if you want any help just let me know.

Also the glovepie scripts for windows (and I think maybe linux) have been released. I wonder how hard it would be to make a bluetooth adapter and glovepie work on XBMC would be. If you could do that then wiimotes would be able to be used on an xbox.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:51 AM

Any more mockups?

Edited by Nubbs, 23 January 2007 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:13 PM

how about we get this one started this one can be great

i was thinking we can have it so we can add channels
like in manturafs favorite mod for the mc360
or somethin like that i donno

i dont have a wii wii
so i dont even know how the menu feels but it would be nice

Edited by THEKIDD, 23 January 2007 - 03:14 PM.





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