How to overcome FAT32 file size limiation?

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  1. ole
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    Hi, I`m trying to install a WUD file, the size is well over the size limitation of FAT32, so I cannot transfer it to my install directory on my SDCARD

    What are my options?
     
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    There is a game over 32GB :wtf:
     
  3. Kafluke

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    FAT32 limits a single file size to 4gb. It won't limit you to a game that's big. You can have 100's of gigs as long as no single file is larger than 4gbs
     
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    You don't install wuds, you extract them and put the installable files on your sd
    32 GB is the max wii u disc size. All good wud dumps are this size
    Also fyi the fat32 limit is 4 GB for one file
     
  5. Kafluke

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    You don't install wud files. You extract them first then install

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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Oh, i didn't know that. Is odd, since i managed to copy Tokyo Mirage sessions to my sd card and install it. Or do you mean a single file over 4GB can't be copied? :unsure:

    I didn't know files like that exist. I figured they had those "00000000.app" stuff that is supposed to install and then be installed. Maybe try that FTP installer thingy that WUP installer has?

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    I thought the biggest disc game was 25GB, but oh well, is not important. I think maybe he isn't doing it right. Is supposed to be a bunch of files not one single huge file right?
     
  7. Kafluke

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    OP was trying to copy a single WUD file. Those are huge. Contains lots of unneeded data. When you extract a WUD you get the .app files etc.

    Yes, I have a 128GB SD and its full. Fat32 just limits you to a SINGLE file being 4gb or smaller.
     
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    Well that i never knew about. Thanks for telling me, i'll remember that next time. :)

    But yeah, i never had a single file install of a game unless it was a cia on 3DS, though not the case since 3DS games were never 4GB, but i thought something was suspicious when he made the thread. So it needs to be proper unpack format to install. I hope NTSF HDD are gonna be possible soon.
     
  9. ole
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    Yes, I did try and install the wud file directly, hence the issue.

    Thanks for all replies. Will have to do some more research.