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61. Posted:

Airola wrote:

It took about 20 minutes for me to download Tank Tank Tank, which is about 1,5 gigs.
The huge system update took me about an hour (that was somewhere between 3 and 5 gigs).
Based on that, I'd assume it would take me about 3 hours to download Fist of the North Star.

Perhaps the downloads work better in Europe.

Tank! Tank! Tank! took about 40 minutes when I downloaded it a couple of days ago. I think it downloaded a bit slowly compared to other things I've downloaded.
The "huge" system update took bit more than an hour.
Trine 2 took perhaps 50 minutes? I don't remember.
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SCAR392 wrote:

Dial up was used by 6% of users in 2010, because of economy, or mainly amish areas ...

Wait, the Amish have Internet service? I thought those kids were breaking Amish because they wanted Facebook.

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SCAR392 wrote:

Dial up was used by 6% of users in 2010, because of economy, or mainly amish areas ...

Wait, the Amish have Internet service? I thought those kids were breaking Amish because they wanted Facebook.

I highly doubt they use internet, they can't even use cars!

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64. Posted:

It's funny wathcing people complain about slow internet saying that mbps is really slow. Up until two weeks ago i had 100kbps, and all my devices woul usually top at around 90mbps. Now i have about 7mbps, so so to my the WiiU downloads seem flying haha.

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I highly doubt they use internet, they can't even use cars!

Anybody with half a brain can drive, it's just that Amish choose not to.

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66. Posted:

@Chrono Yeah that's what I was saying, or at least meaning to say..

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MrNiceGuy wrote:

@Chrono Yeah that's what I was saying, or at least meaning to say..

Ya, they drive tractors to plow the field.

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@scar392: not all of them. there are some smaller farms here in central NY that still use horse-drawn plows.

there's also the whole mennonite/amish thing: some congregations are allowed cars, phone, 'net whilst others aren't. some are allowed electricity if it comes from their own generator. some aren't.

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69. Posted:

kereke12 wrote:

That I sad right there 20 hours it must be a good game to take 20 hours to download

Just sayin', 20 hours to download a game =/= a good game.

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k8sMum wrote:

@scar392: not all of them. there are some smaller farms here in central NY that still use horse-drawn plows.

there's also the whole mennonite/amish thing: some congregations are allowed cars, phone, 'net whilst others aren't. some are allowed electricity if it comes from their own generator. some aren't.

That sounds kind of like Stephen King's 'Children of the Corn'. They only except the bare minimum of anything unless it is needed, and won't accept any other beliefs except their own. That's like saying I'd rather die than take medicine.

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kereke12 wrote:

That I sad right there 20 hours it must be a good game to take 20 hours to download

Just sayin', 20 hours to download a game =/= a good game.

It doesn't even need to take that long is the point though. As long as you are getting your Wii U to connect at 8.88mb/s, it shouldn't take that long.

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mozie wrote:

Wii Lan adapter has been shown here and elsewhere to be actually slower than wifi on the wii u, due to the system being optimized for wifi and the wii lan adapter transmitting data slowly due to it being a usb 1,0 device. I've confirmed this myself.

Actually the Wii U can use USB 2.0.

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mozie wrote:

Wii Lan adapter has been shown here and elsewhere to be actually slower than wifi on the wii u, due to the system being optimized for wifi and the wii lan adapter transmitting data slowly due to it being a usb 1,0 device. I've confirmed this myself.

Actually the Wii U can use USB 2.0.

Yes the Wii U can but nintendo skimped on the wii lan adapter which is only 1.0, maybe they'll bring a wii u lan adapter out at some stage which may help.

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Gamesake wrote:

Pretty much. When you have to pay the full retail price for a digital game and wait 20 hours for it to download, there really is no reason to go digital.

Sony and Microsoft are doing digital distribution just fine. Nintendo isn't to going ruin any of these convenient features all by themselves.

Yeah there doing fine and nintendo could certainly learn from them as how to provide more efficeint downloads of digitally distributed titles as an enhancement of the marketplace rather than a replacement. The time is just not right yet to go all digital and with over 40% of america on less than 4mbps (largely as a result of poor policy making and a monopoly of services) it's going to be some time yet, no way MS/SONY/NINTENDO are going to drop a huge percentage of current/potential customers by going all out digital particularly seeing as next gen devices will increase the file sizes, God of War 3, which is a current gen title is rumored to be 35gb (think mgs4 was around 33gb?!?) take a hell of a long time on a 4mbps connection.

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75. Posted:

Many people may not find downloading practical, but in many countries higher speed broadband is available. In the UK BT is continually upgrading their Infinity Service. When my contract comes up in April I've been told I can expect a twofold upgrade to 35Mbps down and 6Mbps upload. The time isn't right for download exclusive (as Sony learned with PSP GO), but it's a viable offering.

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76. Posted:

Server loading and server connection bandwidth would be my guess for the issue. I've had similar with PC downoads - 30 minutes to download a 7Mb manual for a poratable recorder/mixer.
Nintendo don't have six years experience with large digital downloads to fall back on nor do they have in-house access to a large team networking experts they can get for 'free'... let's see how quickly they learn.

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

Many people may not find downloading practical, but in many countries higher speed broadband is available. In the UK BT is continually upgrading their Infinity Service. When my contract comes up in April I've been told I can expect a twofold upgrade to 35Mbps down and 6Mbps upload. The time isn't right for download exclusive (as Sony learned with PSP GO), but it's a viable offering.

True, I started on 1 mbps (around 8 years ago) and currently at 50mbps with unlimited downloads here in Ireland, but due to the rural nature of the country I know many people who are on 3mbs as the max available to them at the moment and with the economy in the s***ter Govt spending on Internet infrastruture wont be improving anytime soon, in fact theres still many who only method of connection is 3g usb which is ridiculously expensive if you go over the monthly cap (with is around 20gb)

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78. Posted:

Monthly caps are the worst. It's the main reason I wouldn't go with a 4G mobile hook up for my home. I do hope BT stops this silly line rental charge soon - I don't even use my landline for telephony, but I can't opt out! They did give me a discounted rate when I complained at least.

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79. Posted:

Nintendo's servers are incredibly slow. I have a 100mbps connection, so download speeds should be much, much shorter than they are now. I waited two hours for the Sonic-demo to download, for example. Download speed is just one of the many things why I won't be buying any retail-games from the eShop.

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I have since also downloaded Sonic Racing that took about 10 hours to do. The thing with Fist Of was it was so slow for the first 60%, it was going to take 20 hours at the rate it was going. But then it started to speed up after that and the last 40% went at a normal speed pretty fast. Why that would be I'm not sure. Sonic Racing went slow through the whole thing. I'm okay with it being slow, it's not like I'm going to hate my WiiU because of it. Just really shocked me at first that it would take so long. I tested my speed, it was 10 mbps WiiU. I do believe it's Nintendo and I'm sure they will fix it. The system is really new and there are still things to work out. My one real concern is having to leave the system on so long, I don't want to burn up my WiiU downloading a game. You can pause a download I don't like doing that but I think I will start to and turn off the system to give it a rest when it takes so long. The downloads worked prefect though, there was no problems with the software or anything. And I'm very happy with both game.

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