Should I download as 1:1

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by kai445, Jul 4, 2010.

Jul 4, 2010

Should I download as 1:1 by kai445 at 2:47 AM (1,044 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. kai445
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    I'm looking to purchase a 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Go drive to complement my Wii (to replace the old 400GB drive I have attached by a SATA-USB cable) so I was pondering... since I'm going to have so much space anyway, would it be stupid of me to just download 1:1 rips of games instead of the scrubbed versions?

    - I have plenty of bandwidth, so download speed isn't an issue.
    - I have plenty of storage on my PC, so storage isn't an issue.
    - I don't think I'll need to store over 200 games on the FreeAgent drive, so space there isn't an issue. (And by the time I find 220+ games I like and have to have and outgrow the drive, I'm sure buying a larger external wont be an issue).

    So this begs the question... What are the obvious upsides to grabbing the 1:1 copies instead of the scrubbed rips? Anyone seriously think Ninty will check for 1:1 copies in the future, cause then I'd be ahead of the curve...
     
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    Anyone seriously think Ninty will check for 1:1 copies in the future, cause then I'd be ahead of the curve...

    probably not ... and if so you could always download em at that time

    but for now I'd say just dl the scrubbed ones. Maybe bandwith may not be a problem, but I can assure you it takes a bit longer to download 200 1:1 games then 200 scrubed ones [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing to worry about in regards to 1:1 copies right now. If the Wii HD (or whatever the next console is) eventually becomes hacked, then it seems likely that only 1:1 copies will work with the system. Apart from archival purposes, this is the only real reason that I can see to download all 4.36GB worth.
     
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    how would the wii2 ever know if a game was a real 1:1 copy? is it going to read the entire 4GB disc and do a hash check and send it off to a server somewhere to verify it before letting you play the game? i dont see how they could even be able to tell if you have a 1:1 copy otherwise.

    and people that keep 1:1 copies of games do it for completeness' sake. why would these people bother to keep all that useless garbage data but not buy the original game so they get the box, real stamped disc, instruction book, ect?
     
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    Obviously everything I said is theoretical, but it makes sense for Nintendo. I think you're overlooking the fact that a quick check (two or three lines of code) can be performed to see if a game has been Trucha-signed or if the newer 0xFF method was used.
     
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    its all personal choice, scrubbed and 1:1 run the same. and if you don't ever change your console, you will have a library of over 1000 games to choose from. i prefer 1:1 others prefer scrubbed. personal preference is the only matter.
     
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    It wont matter really.
     

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