Talk:U8 archive

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Arc vs U8?

Not sure if this should be classed under "does it really matter?", but it may cause some confusion for some people. Magicus named them U8 Archives due to the magic word in the file, however historically they've been called arc files, because for the GC they were in files with the extension .arc. As a whole on Wiibrew, I think we probably need some consistency on whether we refer to them as U8 or arc files.

What do you think? Atacama 06:02, 22 March 2008 (PDT)

As for me, it doesn't really matter. I haven't been into GC development so I didn't know about the format. For me though, "arc" is an old archive format from the early childhood of the PC, but maybe I'm just an old-timer. :-) The only thing I really think is important is that we're clear about what we're discussing.
However, I've still failed to find any documentation on the GC Arc format on the net. I'd be really great if someone could post a link to anything like it. Magicus 10:30, 27 March 2008 (PDT)