You can update in the background while playing

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by PizzaPino, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. PizzaPino
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    Ah...now that's interesting. :)

    So...
    1. set up internet connection
    2. initiate firmware update (assuming it doesn't automatically bothers you to it)
    3. click cancel.
    4. play some games for some hours (ey...it'll be launch day ;) ).
    5. start firmware update.
    6. have it installed faster than before. :)
     
  3. Arras

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    Oh lol and everyone going I HAVE TO WAIT FOR OVER AN HOUR NINTENDO SUCKS
    Still, they could have put a notice it would download it automatically.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    Download? Yes. Install? Wouldn't be so sure about that.

    You know what happens when you swap firmware files while you're using those firmware files and the differences are substantial? You guessed it - bugs and conflicts. If I were a designer, I would not allow the user to install the firmware while he's playing games - download, why not, but not install.
     
  5. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Kotaku?

    LOL
     
  6. Arras

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    Yeah, of course. However, this alone would make a major difference to those with slow internet. The installation part should only take 15-30 minutes or something, not the hours people are saying the update takes.
     
  7. picano

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    Better actually, just a few minutes.
     
  8. PizzaPino
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    you have to install the updates manually after the download, i guess, like all the other updates. so no installation while playing i guess.
     
  9. DiscostewSM

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    Downloading in the background is nothing new. The 3DS did that at the very least with apps.