Subject: Re: Boot instructions
To: None <>
From: Marcus Comstedt <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 01/10/2001 02:56:36
>>>>> "Johan" == Johan Danielsson <> writes:

  Johan> It's really sad that game consoles can't just use USB, not even the
  Johan> x-box (which is just a pc) seem to have it.

  Johan> I guess the reason is that it's in general belief that they can make
  Johan> more money by inventing their own protocol, but I wonder what
  Johan> difference that really makes. I just assume that the companies that
  Johan> make joysticks for PC's also make joysticks for nintendos and
  Johan> playstations.

I think that there is also a desire to control the available
peripherals in order to assure that anthing you can plug into the
machine actually works with it.  The reason PC:s work so poorly is
because people plug all sorts of things into them which have never
been tested together.  It is important for console makers to avoid
that situation.

  // Marcus