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WiiWare game - 40MB max in size

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Skippy, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    Some new information regarding WiiWare games has come out. For one, the filesize of the games has a 40MB max. While this is a little bit more than the biggest VC games, it's not very big (XBox Live Arcade games were originally capped at 50MB, but are now capped at 250MB).

    We're still going to end up with storage issues though. Why? Because a lot of them are on the horizon. Nintendo is working on about 35 games and another 65 games are beind developed by third parties. Although Nintendo is limiting third party developers to one release each month per developer.

    More here:
    http://www.nintendic.com/news/1447
     
  2. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    how many blocks is that?
     
  3. Spyro

    Spyro Wii60

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    Need. Hard drive.
     
  4. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    I believe one block is 128k, so a full 40MB game would be 312.5 blocks (probably gets rounded up to 313).

    Just for comparison, Ocarina of Time is 297 blocks.
     
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    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    hmm. . . thats a lot of space. . . the wii will fail in the downloadable stuff compartment if N doesn't make a HD or somethin. :frown2:
     
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    hmm so a wiiware title will be equivelent to a N64 game, thats alright imo.

    Now can anyone use the wiiware software of only "developers"
     
  7. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    I think you still need some sort of development kit from Nintendo and they probably have to approve your game for distribution, but I don't really know the details.
     
  8. wiiman14

    wiiman14 Hello-Moto/Go Leafs Go!!!

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    What is WiiWare again lol?
     
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    Basicly people make little games, give it to nintendo they stick it on the VC
     
  10. wiiman14

    wiiman14 Hello-Moto/Go Leafs Go!!!

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    Really lol
     
  11. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    Everybody Votes Channel, Check Mii Out, Internet Channel, Metroid Prime Preview Channel are all current WiiWare downloads. Starting in March (in Japan at least, hopefully elsewhere at the same time), actual new games will be available for purchase (as opposed to old games for the Virtual Console).
     
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    They will more than likely make a hardrive for the wii, but it will probably be external, but that's better than nothing.
     
  13. awdawg

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    I'd also imagine once wiiware is available a DVD channel may be created, even if by 3rd party. Someone needs to create Beer pong or "cup pong" (kid friendly) for wiiware... That'd be awesome for parties!
     
  14. 6ix

    6ix rebmeM tahCiiW

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    I wouldn't mind a 20 GB external HDD
     
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    krisv2010 WiiChat Member

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    i wish nintendo would listen to wii owners like you
     
  16. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    wii needs a usb hard drive, for sure!! what is nintendo thinking??
    it will be needed for sure at some time...... ;p
     
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