Has anyone ever tried this out? Regarding playing wiiu games via sd

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  1. Knuxflux
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    I know this is pretty old, but I haven't seen a topic made on it as far as I could see. So has anyone tried this yet? And if they have does it work? If no one has though I intend to try it out myself for system knowledge purposes.
     


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    The Twilight Zone
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    I read that, funny way to lay out the tale. At least you were prepared. Something happened to mine one time and it was BLACK, I was not good at soldering then so infectus was not an option. I needed to use a Walmart special. Your solution was a lot more, ah, ethical. That required some prayer and that I repented. NEVER again. My wife was ENRAGED and I deserved it.
     
  5. bowser

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    This video isn't about modding or pirating, it's just talking about running legit eShop games from SD card using an SD to USB adapter. Are you sure it's fake?
     
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    For that, if the Wii U sees it and formats it, it likely can and will use it. I did not watch the vid but was responding to Joostin's post. I don't see the harm from what you said. It is not changing any software/ios, it should work if Wii U sees it/formats. I cannot speak to speed of SD card or how well it could work though. Worst case; give it a try, let us all know.
     
  7. Rydian

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    Haha, egg on my face. Didn't even look at the video, we just see so many fakes on youtube that people fall for.
     
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    I did not look, was it a "Rick Roll", lmfao.
     
  9. JoostinOnline

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    I agree, it's all your fault that none of us watched the video. Damn you Rydian, always doing...stuff! :angry:

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    Anyway, now that we've cleared that up, I've got a couple things to say.
    1. This video does look legit, and I might even test it tomorrow if I feel like formatting an SD card.
    2. There is a GOOD REASON why SD cards aren't supported. They have a maximum number of read/write cycles before they crap out. Playing a game means constant reading and writing to your drive.
     
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  10. DarkWork0

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    I use a 32gb flash drive on my WiiU to hold Arkham City-Armored Edition along with a few other games.
     
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    Huh. Well then it doesn't OFFICIALLY support flash drives, as in you aren't supposed to use them. I haven't tried one, I was going off of stuff I've read on Nintendo.com.
     
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    I've never read that on there lol but it doesn't have a problem with the one I'm using at least so far.
     
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    Well because it's flash memory, it's going to have the same issues as an SD card.
     
  14. DarkWork0

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    Essentially, since an sd card reader is just a usb adapter that turns it into a flash disc.
     
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    Yes, I know that. I don't think you understand my point. If you keep using a flash drive to run games, the flash drive is going to crap out.
     
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    Until it's "just" and USB mass storage it will work. Maybe you can also try with your phone and a µsd...
    The only thing said is that WiiU internal sd reader can't be used.
     
  17. LiamGore

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    its shokio's channel. hes a reliable source for me.
     
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    And why would I want to do this ?
     
  19. winmaster

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    Yes, flash memory devices have a limited number of write cycles, but its so high that you're unlikely to actually wear them out with typical use before they get replaced with a bigger/faster version. I mean, really, just think how much wear and tear an SSD with Windows must go through. Also, Wii U games shouldn't be writing to the memory device they're stored on. They're designed to be run from discs, which are read-only.
     
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    This would have been a good find if the guy was using the SD card slot located in the front of the Wii U. Nintendo already stated that transferring games to the USB and playing the games from USB will work.