Do USB loaders cause slowdown/lag?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by OGTiago, Sep 3, 2010.

Sep 3, 2010
  1. OGTiago
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    I noticed in a game before, and now Metroid every now and then. Not like Nintendo to have technical issues like these in games, is it because it's running on a USB loader? I would assume so, but would like confirmation.

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    It's generally accepted that buggy or outdated cIOS versions aside, USB loading is faster than disc loading. More so when comparing USB loading to disc loading with modchips that restrict drive speeds to 3x instead of the Wii's native 6x speeds.

    Any slowdown or stuttering experienced is usually due to the Wii's limited resources, see posts on SSBB lag, and/or hardware issues including corrupt rips.

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    It should be quite the opposite. USB loading is actually faster than the 6x read speed of retail disks. If you were in intense firefight or whatnot in the game, then I wouldnt be too surprised if it did lag. Happens in all games.

    What I would think is if your hdd is going into sleep or power conservation mode, something like that.
     
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    Well yeah, it's during more intense moments (and once in some big crowded room in Metroid)

    I ask because I thought framerates would stutter if it was the Wii's hardware limitations (or does it depend on how it's programmed?), and I thought slowdown was caused by something else, like loading, or maybe USB slot doesn't connect to Wii's hardware as fast.
     
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    Metroid Other M pushes the wii's hardware to its limits

    A slight slow down is normal in intense fights, but not stuttering
    If its stuttering then something is wrong

    What was the other game you noticed the slowdowns in?
     
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    It doesn't stutter, it slows down at times. Like slow motion, when I jump I notice it's slower. Only happened noticeably in some big battles, and one room where you see some woman who works in the lab- in the big room with all those boxes or w/e it slowed down a bit.

    The only other game which I noticed slowdown was Sin and Punishment 2 in some areas.

    Most run fine.
     
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    Yeah, slowdown usually happens whenever the game is overpowering the Wii's hardware limitations. Really common in games like Modern Warfare Reflex and such.
     

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