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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by xxMarka, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. xxMarka

    xxMarka WiiChat Member

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    people have discussed running homebrew games and stuff off of an SD card, right?
    I was wondering if I could do the same things with an external USB hard drive (like my ipod in disk mode) as I could with an SD card, like game saves, photos, and homebreww stuff

    any help would be appreciated
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    nope you can't
     
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    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    not right now, at least.
     
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    Does anyone think that external drives might become part of the Wii feature?

    Really, all I want is loads of capacity either on an ehdd or an SD card, but I won't pay trazillions for an SD card..! But, then I can't see why I want loads of capacity for my Wii, because I haven't really got anything to put in it - it's not as though the VC downloads I've got take up that much space and I'm not really going to get any more.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    TheMix Lord of Jazz & Obscurity

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    If there's a will....and there always is....

    then hackers will find a way.



    People with wayyyy too much time on their hands always find ways to get **** done.

    My guess is 6 months and someone will have hacked it to the point where people will have their own channels on the Wii (for an in Wii media player) and a way to hook up externals.
     
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    I get the same sort of feeling... I'm sure the Wii is just asking to be hacked to death.

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    I like the 'Lord of Jazz & Obscurity' bit... can I utter some Zappa (not that I know any, but...)

    "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny!" :smilewinkgrin:
     
  7. Astroff

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    what if u take a drive and plug it in through an SD slot, like ppl did with the PSP with memstick?
     
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    I'm sure that it can be done. Sadly, there's no official practical use for high capacity storage on the wii yet.
     
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    TheMix Lord of Jazz & Obscurity

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    It surely does smell funny...

    Mostly because nearly all of it is underground now. :|
     
  10. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Maybe they will offer an software update via the VC that will let you purchase the ability to use a HD.
     
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    Bet it'll only be to support their OWN drive, tho.
     
  12. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    ....you CAN use an external HD on the Wii. It just has to be formatted to FAT 32 instead of NTFS. And make sure you take any SD cards out.

    But no, there is no homebrew on the Wii yet.
     
  13. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    NO YOU CAN'T. If you did your research you'd know that this is a MYTH.
     
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    Mine didn't work.. I went to all the trouble of formatting FAT32, and all.!

    But, I had a thought.. did it not work because it being a 40Gb drive and not split into smaller chunks? I dunno, I gave up bothering after a while.

    it'd be interesting just to see it working.
     
  15. christicehurst

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    There's no official hard drive. SD Cards can go up to 4gb and that should be enough for what you want to do.
     
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    Yeaaaaaa. I know. I don't really know why I want to see my wii with more capacity. i think it's just one of those things like furniture and an empty house: you know there's a space, so there's an urge to fill it. Like I said before, I can't really see me downloading any more VC games or anything else so I don't really see me needing any more space.

    but, there's still that urge!
     
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    I would love to get the classic games, but I have dial up :(
     
  18. saintjo

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    Actually according to Nintendo..."The Wii console is only compatible with SD Cards that are 2 GB (Gigabyte) or less. Cards with a capacity higher than 2 GB will likely not work with the Wii console."

    It can be found at their support page here...
    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/sdCards.jsp#purchase

    2GB is still plenty for what we can do with the Wii right now though.
     
  19. csiguy4u

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    What they are getting at is they don't support SDHC which most SD cards over 2GB are; if you can find an 4GB SD card that is Not SDHC then it should work.
     
  20. intekmdma

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    dial up is no problem... you may get it a lot slower. but none the less get classic games... it IS possibly to network on 56K... thats what my family did when 36K was still FAST!:yikes:
     

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