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Two More Hours! (Wii U OS 2.1.0 out now)

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#1 Admin Prime

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

You! Yes, you there! Have you ever thought to yourself "man, I spend way too much time playing my Wii U"? Do you look back at launch day longingly remembering those precious few hours you spent updating, wishing so hard it hurt that you could relive it? Well now you can! Nintendo has put out Wii U software version 2.1.0, and with it you too can relive the glory days! Unfortunately once it's all over it's hard to know how long you'll have to wait again, but as with anything good, it will be worth the wait. Unfortunately however there is one disheartening side effect: your console's gloriously long load times will be dashed by a small amount following the completion of the update. It may not seem like much, but in the long run you may lose as much as seconds of your beloved load times! But in the end, isn't it worth it just to relive those amazing two hours once more?

 

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Fucking Nintendo reads my mind again.  I mean, it only took me 5 days to finally connect to their servers and download the first update.  Once it was done, I didn't know what to do with myself.  I even tried writing "Download Update" in scribblenauts but nothing came up.

 

Hopefully they'll give us one of these every month from now on.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

There's a 3DS system update available too.

 

The Wii U and 3DS updates are system stability updates, nothing huge.


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

In all seriousness I've heard a few weird reports of systems crashing at annoying times, so this might be about that;  it's just that about half of those weird crashes were while updating the first update, which means people that still have that update to download won't really benefit from anything.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Ah the nostalgia. My long-as update is going on right now. It's predicting about an hour to go, but luckily it keeps disconnecting from the server, which means even longer downloading times to sit through. Yeah!


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

I've heard both You, and someone else on IGN mention being able to run shit while the updates download in the background. First. You mentioned being able to throw the Day1 update in the background, and now a user on IGN claimed to do the same with this 2.1.0 update. How the fuck do you do that? I had to sit there while the shit downloaded for an hour, and when I'd click the Home button the Wii U would be like FUCK YOU and give me that circle-with-a-line-through-it shit around the Home icon.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

Don't go through the system update screen in the settings menu. If you just power your system on and play a game or something it will automatically begin downloading in the background and you can check progress through the Download Management tool in the home menu. If you go through system update manually you'll be forced to watch it download/install.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Don't go through the system update screen in the settings menu. If you just power your system on and play a game or something it will automatically begin downloading in the background, and you can check progress through the Download Management tool in the home menu. If you go through system update manually you'll be forced to watch it download/install.

I could get around the download just fine (in fact, I thought you were supposed to let it download in the background), but the install? I don't think you can get around the installation. It tells you the system will restart, and as soon as it does, it starts the long installation with no access to the home menu.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I could get around the download just fine (in fact, I thought you were supposed to let it download in the background), but the install? I don't think you can get around the installation. It tells you the system will restart, and as soon as it does, it starts the long installation with no access to the home menu.

 

Yeah, there's no way around the Installation. Xbox 360's System Updates require you to sit through the installation process too, but (A.) they are never as long as Wii U's bullshit, and (B.) you only have to Install system updates; you don't have to sit through game download installations.... if I recall correctly. I've downloaded several 360 games too, both Arcade games like Shadow Complex, and Retail games like Resonance of Fate.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

I could get around the download just fine (in fact, I thought you were supposed to let it download in the background), but the install? I don't think you can get around the installation. It tells you the system will restart, and as soon as it does, it starts the long installation with no access to the home menu.

You're right, you can't get around the install itself. I just meant that if you go through the settings and manually perform an update, you have to sit through both back to back that way. I think if you do the background download, you can choose when to install, correct?
 

...if I recall correctly...

You do indeed recall correctly.
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