what is eshop doing all this time when downloading?

Discussion in '3DS - Nintendo Network' started by Jow Banks, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Jow Banks

    Jow Banks GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 6, 2015
    whats the story with eshop downloading?

    i have been watching my proxie server while eshop demo games download

    it goes like this

    13:49:16 - press download now
    13:49:20 - box shows
    13:49:26 - balls start to fall
    13:53:24 - balls finished falling - box full - no data has transferred
    13:53:49 - actual download starts
    13:53:57 - download complete
    13:54:02 - ribbons and bows

    the actual download takes about 10 seconds – sometime more for bigger games
    why all the drama with the little balls falling while its doing nothing?
    is this to make me think the games are real big and worth a lot of money?

    i saw this on many demos so far – long time of waiting – little time of actual downloading
  2. endoverend

    endoverend AKA zooksman

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    It's probably a matter of the eShop communicating with Nintendo servers, Nintendo servers communicating with each other, processing payment, preparing files for download, creating unique download tickets, etc. There's a good amount of prep work to be done.
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  3. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    It's to make the process look professional and eye pleasing. This is a consumer device.
    Another reason for slowness is https and other security stuff. A simple process would be easier to exploit.
    PokeAcer likes this.
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