Nintendo Graphics API Patent & Revolution GCN Compatible

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  1. j^aws

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    and for backwards compatibility,

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    Okay, I'm not sure if this API is Revolutions or GameCubes, it was recently submitted on Nov 2003, so could be revolution. But the patent mentions an example, enhanced PowerPC 750 processor in the diagram so could be Gamecube. Can anyone confirm?

    Either way, the patent mentions emulation and backwards compatability so revolution or it's succesor could now follow the trend set by Playstation! 8)
     
  2. cybamerc

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    It's the GX API and GameCube.
     
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    I should never read patents they just depress me. What exactly are they claiming to have invented here? And which bit is none obvious?


    It looks like a GC patent to me.
     
  4. Guden Oden

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    That diagram describes GC down to a t...

    Still not convinced backwards compatibility is neccessary in a console though. Traditionally this has not been the norm, and everything worked out just fine anyway.
     
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