Loading Games without a USB using SMB

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by FancyNintendoGamer567, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. FancyNintendoGamer567

    FancyNintendoGamer567 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 13, 2017
    United States
    Does WiiFlow Lite or USB Loader GX supports loading games over SMB? It would be really useful, since it means I won't need to have my USB plugged in all the time, and modifications won't require me to unplug it.
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    no, it's not the loader's fault, but the cIOS is not coded to get data over SMB.
    even if cIOS would allow it (it would need network always enabled, not sure it would conflict with game's own network access), I think it will not have necessary bandwidth.

    over wifi it would be too slow, the wifi is locked to a specific speed.
    over LAN, I'm not sure but I think the speed is limited to same wifi speed. but I can't confirm, I don't have one and never tested. in fact, very few people have one.