to make usb loaders worthwhile

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  1. xzxero
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    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    i think they should incorporate running .iso's compressed in a .rar file.

    that way you would be able to fit more games on you hd.

    for ex, super paper mario is about 500mb compressed, could a program somehow fill in the empty space and you can just load the .rar file?

    i think that would be amazing.
     
  2. rustybanana

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    It would take ages to load as it would effectively have to unrar the game before it could load it. If it were a viable option im sure it would be implemented already [​IMG]
     
  3. Richy Freeway

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    The games are already effectively "compressed". RARing them up would gain very little space back.
     
  4. xzxero
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    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    plenty of games are less than 3gb compressed.

    thats at least 25% of space you would be saving.

    but anyways, just daydreaming.
     
  5. rustybanana

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    I know what you mean, sounds good on paper but impractical in useage [​IMG]
     
  6. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    wbfs scrubbes isos before adding them
     
  7. Richy Freeway

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    No you wouldn't save anything. The games are scrubbed when they're installed and the data that is copied over isn't very compressible anyway. You'd probably save a few megabytes, if that.
     
  8. tj_cool

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    As seen in this wiki: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/USB...e_Compatibility the game sizes are already very small. Usb loaders use .cISO not .ISO, where the c stands for compressed. So basically they are smaller than normal already, thus raring them won't help you (much).

    To take your example: Super Paper mario takes 400MB on USB loader, thats even 100MB smaller than when rared (if you say its 500MB)