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Finally a Storage Solution from Nintendo

Discussion in 'Wii Hardware' started by Sousanator, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Sousanator

    Sousanator New Member

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    It took them awhile but Nintendo has finally released a useful firmware update.

    The new update announced at GDC (Game Developers Conference) allows to start games directly from the SD card. Which means you can now save space by transferring all your WiiWare and Virtual Console games right to you SD Card.

    The update also increases the SD card size limit from 2GB to 32GB, so plenty of space now. The only limitations are 20 pages (12 games each) so only a max of 240 games on your SD card.

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    Source: Gdc09: Wii System Update Adds Play From SD Card Support

    Update 4.0 should be out now
     
  2. Johnhg7

    Johnhg7 New Member

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    Thank god, and the 32 max will be nice to.
     
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    titch.ryan New Member

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    wow what a useful update. wonder how long till it will be hacked?
     
  4. jesta

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    Do you think they will release any much larger WiiWare titles now you can use up to 32Gb of storage?
     
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    hopefully they will!
    maybe we'll get GC downloads?
     
  6. Sousanator

    Sousanator New Member

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    I highly doubt it. The main reason is that this is a work around method of playing games off the SD. What it does is copy over the file temporally, than plays it from the wii, and deletes it afterward. Adding large games would eat the RAM so there would be too many crashes making them unplayable.

    I can see them raising maybe to 100MB, but because Nintendo likes to think of everyone I think it will stay at the 40MB limit since many casual owners would still not have an SD card.
     
  7. mrman226

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    Why would you want Game Cube downloads? You can just play the ones you have on your wii, and getting a new game costs about $15.
     
  8. titch.ryan

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    i never had a gamecube and cant be bothered to go and buy the games!
     
  9. jellyome

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    Didn't the game cube alow you to play out game boy games on it?
     
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    Yes, but thats not relevent.

    Do you think that there is even 32gigs of homebrew out?
     
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