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    Is this really possible?

    I have read and heard many people say "oh that game is not online yet". Does that mean that its possible to enable online play for a game via updates????
    like Super Swing Golf for example...it doesnt have online but with an update can it get online capabilities...Since all the Data is on the disc I dont think its possible unless the discs interact with the console's inner data bank or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alucard_Aricado
    I have read and heard many people say "oh that game is not online yet". Does that mean that its possible to enable online play for a game via updates????
    like Super Swing Golf for example...it doesnt have online but with an update can it get online capabilities...Since all the Data is on the disc I dont think its possible unless the discs interact with the console's inner data bank or something
    Certainly possible technically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alucard_Aricado
    I have read and heard many people say "oh that game is not online yet". Does that mean that its possible to enable online play for a game via updates????
    like Super Swing Golf for example...it doesnt have online but with an update can it get online capabilities...Since all the Data is on the disc I dont think its possible unless the discs interact with the console's inner data bank or something
    Well I don't really know, But if you noticed Pc games get installed on to the computer... as in the info from the cd gets....put onto the Pc so that makes it where you can edit all that stuff, Which makes pc games easy to mod.

    Now consoles have a different technology of course to this. I really don't think its possible.
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    I hope they update it so you can play it online against other people.

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    Sure it's possible, this is how patches and updates to games work on Xbox Live. They are just saved to the hard drive.

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    Possible but not likely, unlike the PS3, 360 or PC the Wii isn't using a HD. Wii has like 512k internal memory expandable with up to 2gb. I'm not sure how they would patch a game since games aren't loaded onto the system like they are on other consoles. If the patch was small I'm sure they could save it to memory, but unless multiplayer was coded in on the disc and just not enabled I don't see them patching multi-player in an update. Often the multiplayer version of a game is pretty much an entirely new game as far as the code is concerned, not something you would just add in a patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthan
    Possible but not likely, unlike the PS3, 360 or PC the Wii isn't using a HD. Wii has like 512k internal memory expandable with up to 2gb. I'm not sure how they would patch a game since games aren't loaded onto the system like they are on other consoles. If the patch was small I'm sure they could save it to memory, but unless multiplayer was coded in on the disc and just not enabled I don't see them patching multi-player in an update. Often the multiplayer version of a game is pretty much an entirely new game as far as the code is concerned, not something you would just add in a patch.
    From a programming perspecitve, as part of the startup stuff that happens when the game first loads, you would need to have it check for a specific file and merge that code in with what is loaded off the disc. The Wii's limited storage space would limit how extensive those patches would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy
    From a programming perspecitve, as part of the startup stuff that happens when the game first loads, you would need to have it check for a specific file and merge that code in with what is loaded off the disc. The Wii's limited storage space would limit how extensive those patches would be.
    Well the patch would not be so extensive because all it adds are menus and the connection to the main server so it may not be that big

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    It's not hard to turn a older game like Street Fighter 2, into an online game(X-Box Live Did it). Nintendo can set up servers like Battlenet, and let the player host. As long as the player limit is below 9, there shouldn't be a problem. We'll have to wait till mid 2007 for their online channel. No news has been confirmed past that.

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