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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Sleepy-uk, May 20, 2006.

  1. Sleepy-uk

    Sleepy-uk WiiChat Member

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    Where will the games be downloaded too?
     
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    I presume they will be downloaded onto the Wii and stored for easy access.
     
  3. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    the wii has 512mb of internal memory to store the games (and saves i'm assuming) plus at least one (though i've heard two in some places) expansion slots for additional storage in the form of SD cards
     
  4. WiiT

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    They will be downloaded to your console's built in SD card/external SD card via Wiiconnect24. So you can even download games while you're sleeping.
     
  5. Sillyhat

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    my guess is it just saves the games to your account because I doubt there is enough internal memory to store games on the Wii.
     
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    I may be wrong but when i had my xbox i would download 100s of ROM files for these older cartridge based games and the space they took up was absolutely miniscule.
     
  7. phimuajedi69

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    yeah, the older games are quite small, i forget the exact sizes but roms for nes were <1mb and snes prolly no more than 6mb (the newer gba games go up to 11mb but they are a bit more advanced than the snes was), the n64 games are where we'll run into space issues prolly
     
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    the biggest N64 rom i could find was Conker's Bad Fur Day with 64 MBs. So not that bad.

    The average was about 17 MB.
     
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    ^-- cool thanks for the info
     
  10. Sillyhat

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    So...

    The average N64 Rom is 17 MBs
    The average NES Rom is only 21 KBs, so they hardly take up any space.
    The average SNES Rom is 1.7 MBs, not bad.
    The average Sega Rom is about 5700 KBs.
     
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    Yes, they don't take up much space at all.

    But I will probably be purchasing at least one SD memory card just in case. The main reason that pushed me over the hump to purchase the Wii is the Virtual Console.

    I am from the old school. I grew up on those games. I remember my mom buying the Nintendo Entertainment System on launch day for me. :)
     
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    The Virtual Console has me intrigued. I wonder if maybe considering that the wii is Wi-Fi and the fact that most likely its going to be networked with a computer if you can store these files on your PC. Maybe you could even purchase and download them via PC and move them to your Wii.
     
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    The Wii will have an online network.
    It won't be as big as Xbox Live.
    I soposed that you will buy little cards or use credit cards for credits and buy online. With the credits, you can download games.
     
  14. Sillyhat

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    Yea the best idea is that where you go to your local gamestop or ebgames and buy a card that has credits on it for the Wii online for you to purchase games and stuff. Hopefully thats what Nintendo does.
     
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    So they'll be stored in an SD card right? Can we use any SD card or will Nintendo provide us with their ones?
     
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    As far as i know there is only one kind/format of SD card (unlike sony memory sticks and the psp) so any of them should work, i guessing that the slot will be for a full sized one (they also make miniSD, same format but only the size of a phone connector or so, i have one in my phone and it comes with an adaptor to make it fit in the regular slot for computer communication)
     
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    Im pretty sure that even if that isnt officially endorsed someone will find a way to make it possible.
     
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    Already got one :D, it requires some file juggling but all you'd need is an SD card then you could take the games stored on the card and put them on the computer's hard drive, reinsert the card and download more, or swap them out for ones you wanted to play

    This does assume there will be some sort of file management built into the wii to move games from the flash memory to the SD card and such
     
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