Re-buying games from Wii Shop Channel

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  1. Tranquil
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    If I install a wad, and then uninstall it to save space, does it count as being already downloaded from the Shop Channel so I can download it again at anytime from there or not?
     
  2. Sstew

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    If you downloaded Originally from the shop. not installed via homebrew, Then yes, you can delete it and then later go to the store, and you can re-download for free
     
  3. Screemer

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    not if you just install a downloaded wad from the web. you can only redownload it if you have purchased it through the shop channel.

    €dit: a second to late
     
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    it depends. if the wad has a proper ticket, then yes. if not, than no.
     
  5. Tranquil
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    How do I tell if the wad has a proper ticket?
     
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    check with wii shop channel, i assume.
     
  7. Sstew

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    The WAD has a proper ticket if you legally purchased from the Wii shop channel. If you downloaded it and installed it via homebrew, then the Wiishop wont recognize it, and will make you purchase the game.
     
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    ye, its a code in the ticket isn't it, isn't it easier installing through home-brew, what ever is on wii shop is downloadable and installable on wii anyway.
     
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    I assume you installed (with waninkoko's WAD Manager), so....... NO!!! you can't dowload it from wii shop channel (for free), you need to buy it, download it, erase it, and then re-download it
     
  10. Sstew

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    This topic could end quickly, If you say whether you legally downloaded it from Nintendo or not,
    If you bought it from Nintendo = You can re-install it
    Waninkoko's WAD Manager = Not re-installing it from Wii shop channel.
     
  11. Jerme

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    wait, if i delete a game i downloaded, can i download it again for free?
     
  12. Sstew

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    *clears throat*

    IF YOU BOUGHT IT FROM NINTENDO THEN YES.
     
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    hey sstew, try to explain more properly, not yell.

    Jerme:
    It's because the downloads are registred just like any other store, keeps information on what you buy and stuffs. So if you delete it from the wii, you can download it again for free.
    Compare it to this:
    If you buy a CD and rip it to mp3's on your computer, you have the files. then If you remove the mp3's you don't have to buy the CD again... you just rip it again.
    However, if you illegaly downloaded the CD in mp3 format, and delete the files, you can't re-insert the CD since you don't have it... [​IMG]
     
  14. FGOD

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    no samsam12 it gives a error and if you uninstall it with wad manager or wad uninstaller then the download link will disepear too...
     
  15. linkinworm

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    no you cant, the nintendo shop doesnt go on the ticket anymore, they give you the re download option based on what you actualy brought. illegal wads down even show a download option anymore in the shop
     
  16. toastert2003

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    My theory is if you are "going to pirate it, then pirate it... or whatever. But, don't pirate it, just so you can try to use the pirated copy in an attempt to make it appear you have got it legitimately."

    You would then, be wasting the time of Ninty, yourself, and the original pirateers.