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post #51 of 86
5 GB firmware update? More like a complete OS.

And who thought it was a good idea to overwrite whatever is on the disk before the download is complete.
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Originally Posted by Toology View Post

I am lucky enough to have FIOS so my update was quick for my Wii U but even i agree when i seen it was around 4.8 gigs i was shocked.
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

I believe it was a 1GB update.

^^^^^ No, it appears to be nearly 5GB, as claimed.
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who thought it was a good idea to overwrite whatever is on the disk before the download is complete.

I was wondering the same thing..
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I'll have to tell my lil bro about this. He wants one, but he is on satellite internet. The only other option for him in his area is dial-up. Hughesnet enforces bandwidth caps for plans. The most expensive ones shying well short of 5GBs in a day.

The fact that it comes without firmware or software installed, and it bricks if you power off while downloading? I have a feeling Nintendo might have to shell out some $$$. I assume this isn't covered under warranty, but with this kind of oversight, and if a lot of people are doing it.
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That bit you've copied in the
OP is... I dono, just not correct.

As for the story, I was following this on Ars. Apparently if your connection drops it's resumes once it's back up, but if you lose power to the console during the download, consider your device bricked. The other issue at hand is the fact that the firmware update is 1GB. ONE BLOODY GIG FOR FIRMWARE. For crying out loud, the OS already consumes so much HDD space, and it needs another gig of data to enable features?!?!?

This things OS is bigger than a windows/linux install and obviously nowhere near as functional... Nintendo need to clear this mess up, and fast.

Agreed.

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4.8gb is not a "patch" or even an "update" - it's a whole new OS....

Nintendo is usually good at keeping file sizes small too, so how did this even happen. And there's no dual-flash, or backup OS.... just bad. A lot of ultrabooks come with a built in image of the Windows 7 disk, just in case things go bad (and you don't have a USB-DVD drive)... So how does this thing NOT have a backup OS image?
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The xbox has more units sold because of the red ring of death and cheaper initial price. It has nothing to do with what you mentioned above.
Would LOVE to see your source. Please link because that's a BS statement.
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I'll have to tell my lil bro about this. He wants one, but he is on satellite internet. The only other option for him in his area is dial-up. Hughesnet enforces bandwidth caps for plans. The most expensive ones shying well short of 5GBs in a day.
The fact that it comes without firmware or software installed, and it bricks if you power off while downloading? I have a feeling Nintendo might have to shell out some $$$. I assume this isn't covered under warranty, but with this kind of oversight, and if a lot of people are doing it.

Yea Sat F-A-P's suck. Atleast us Exede guys get un metered 12mbit everynight 12am - 5am. Can't believe Hughes new Gen4 restricts that zone aswell. I abuse Exede's LNFZ so hard lol
     
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I have the Wii U and I did not brick my console. Maybe its cause I did not turn off the console which it states not to do.
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The fact that it comes without firmware or software installed, and it bricks if you power off while downloading? I have a feeling Nintendo might have to shell out some $$$. I assume this isn't covered under warranty, but with this kind of oversight, and if a lot of people are doing it.
the update is for the whole online part of the consol. So it does come with a os/firmware. Im guessing ppl have to dl it is since it could take a big chunk of the devicd storage, and there are people without internet. So some ppl dont really need it taking up space
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I've heard reports that the console is actually instaling the firmware update as it is downloading, which is completely ridiculous and would result in a brick if your wireless connection cuts out. But unfortunately nothing amazes me from Nintendo nowadays, they used to be THE standard back in the days (NES,SNES, and to some extent N64 and GC).

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