Nintendo forcing updates with usage of MircoSDXC Card

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  1. blujay
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    Please, be informed that I do not know whether or not this has been covered, but it seems that users who will be using the MicroSDXC Card will no longer be able to stay on older FW while using game saves on their SDXC, which has a capacity of 64+ GB. So far, this isn't very big news, as it says nothing on microSD(HC) cards or if formatting the MicroSDXC card will do. It seems stupid to include this unless they are formatting SD cards with their own format, which will cripple pirating on any level once it becomes an issue.

    TL;DR Version:
    • Nintendo says updating is required for microSDXC usage
    • Says nothing about microSD(HC)
    • May be possible to bypass via formatting or not connecting to internet
    • Nintendo may be including a special format for SD cards which will explain this
    • May prevent pirating until a CFW that addresses this issue is created (still ages away)

    Source: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Specifications/Specifications-1176277.html#1
    (see #2 on the back)
     
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  2. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    fuckin rip dude..
     
  3. ItsKipz

    ItsKipz l33t hax0r

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    Wrong.
     
  4. blujay
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    What? Did you see the source?
    "Please Note: An update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC Memory Cards."
    Did I write something wrong. Please let me know, I am new to this whole reporting thing.
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Official Axolotl

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    You could always formatte a sdxc card to fat32 and voila!

    it wasnt that hard
     
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    ItsKipz l33t hax0r

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    A day 1 update is needed to use the card, not an update is needed to constantly use them. What probably happened is they couldn't get SDXC support in before shipping, so its a day 1 patch.
     
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    Or format an SDXC card to be FAT32?
     
  10. blujay
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Well they definitely did not clarify that on the website. No where I have seen has said this.
     
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    Well, if they do, they can go fuck themselves.
     
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    This ^
    "All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one."
     
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    The C: drive
     
  14. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's Official Axolotl

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    Check the post again before replying with fucking quotes.
     
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    no
    you can't
    they're not
    the 1st ever update is going to stop hax...lol no
     
  16. blujay
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    As well as everything I have said, and being wrong in that, I still believe that Nintendo will release some sort of protection on their SD cards, probably a special format, or they will make it so you need constant updates to get it to work with SD cards.
     
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    Just saying, it would be both dumb and horrible to implement having to update to use a slightly-different save format.
     
  18. Zaide

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    And now this thread has been degraded to wild speculation.
     
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    the chance is still there. They did it already with the wii u and that especial usb format.
     
  20. blujay
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    Everything you said in this has no backing whatsoever, not even "they haven't done it on any handhelds", it is in their best interest, and it is most likely going to happen, that they will include a special save format