Why Well Never Be Able To Run Wii Games From SD

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  1. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    This is just mainly speculation and if its been said before sorry but i was thinking are all SD cards use FAT file system and does the Wii only allow FAT32 SD cards because im pretty sure the maxium capicty of a file of a FAT file structure can oonly be 4gig and thats why we wouldnt be able to fit a wii games on a SD card to run from the SD slot.

    Correct me if im wrong...just curious.
     
  2. Costello

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    games can certainly be trimmed..
    for example the Wii Sports iso is 4.2 GB.. do you really think the game uses all 4.2 GB?
    if a Wii SD loader is created then the games will probably need to be trimmed...
     
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    call me crazy but why would you want to run a wii game from the SD card to me a blank dvd is alot cheaper than a 4 gig sd card
     
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    I doubt it will ever happen now it's possible to play backups via DVD, but if it did, I'm sure it will eventually be possible to trim some dummy data from ISOs and/or music/FMVs just like every console before it...
     
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    Im just saying if the hack was ever made. Its all theoritical(sp?) anyways, im not talking bout the max size of a sd card im talking bout max size of a file on a sd card so say an 8gig sd card couldnt hold one 1 single file thats larger than 4 gig.

    Only just saw the posts above me, fair enough but wouldnt trimming the files break the encryption on the iso?
     
  6. Presto

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    i bet homebrew will help fix this if you wanted to
     
  7. adgloride

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    Is an SD card fast enough to run a Wii Game? It might load it but I can see the loading between levels being very slooooww.
     
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    true it might not be able ot handle that speed
     
  9. Warm Woolly Shee

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    I think people were more interested in running VC backups through SD cards, not Wii games.
     
  10. Presto

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    or atleast emulators
     
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    afaik, sd cards are flash based, = faster than optical. dont quote me on that thugh.
     
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    you can format an sd card with whatever file system you want, FAT or FAT32
     
  13. BoneMonkey

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    it would be better if you can run games off a hardrive for wii like the ps2
     
  14. Presto

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    i think that would be the best thing ever
     
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    I may have misunderstood you, but SD cards allow for the FAT32 filesystem. And SD cards would probably come in more useful for people who don't wanna mod their wii, so that their games could run backups via SD card exploit instead of having to open their wii and void their warranty and such.
     
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    Yeh but what im saying you cant put a file larger than 4GB on a FAt/Fat32 file structure drive? I mean i had an external HDD that was one of the 2 and i tried unrarring a Wii ISO and it said cannot support files larger than 4gb. Maybe its me talking rubbish.
     
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    Dunno about FAT but FAT32 has a maximum of 8GB every partition and a max file size of 4.294.967.295 Bytes
     
  18. Blebleman

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    You could have a soft exploit run from the SD card, kinda like HEND with the PSP. I found that exploit so brilliant.
     
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    FAT32 has a much larger limit than 8gb every partition. Windows/Microsoft restricted it to 32GB but Partitionmagic can make a partition of approximately 127GB. It technically could go even larger on XP/Linux machines, but no program seems to support that.
     
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    Yes! I would even pay for games if I didn't have to get up and switch them out, damn it!