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How have you guys dealt with the Wii's (in)famous lack of storing capacity?
Will the episodes be shorter than the Sam n' Max ones? or have you found a new way to fit a bunch of content in a smaller place?

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  • Hopefully a new Wii update will allow the SDcards to act like SDCards (let you play stuff directly on them) instead of just back up storage. Of course I'm not sure how powerful the actual Card Reader on the Wii is.

  • I've just realized something - each game will be 40 MB and there will be five games. Thus, they'll take up 200 MB in total. Assuming buying the five-episode bundle for PC nets the buyer a free disc-based version like with the Sam & Max seasons, this means that they'll be able to put them on a CD rather than a DVD, and even then, that CD would have up to half of the disc's capacity left over, if not more. Perhaps there'll be exclusive Flash cartoons on it? They did that with the Strong Bad Sings CD (there's an exclusive hidden Flash music video on it).

  • Perhaps with the advent of wiiware Nintendo will release a long overdue USB hard drive expansion.

  • @BiggerJ said: I've just realized something - each game will be 40 MB and there will be five games. Thus, they'll take up 200 MB in total. Assuming buying the five-episode bundle for PC nets the buyer a free disc-based version like with the Sam & Max seasons, this means that they'll be able to put them on a CD rather than a DVD, and even then, that CD would have up to half of the disc's capacity left over, if not more. Perhaps there'll be exclusive Flash cartoons on it? They did that with the Strong Bad Sings CD (there's an exclusive hidden Flash music video on it).



    Remember, it's possible that episodes could share content, yet another space saving device. Across 5 episodes, many resources would be reused (eg. wallpaper, character models etc.), so if Telltale feel it's appropriate, they could reduce the size of a whole series even more. The only problem would be whether or not such a system is possible on the Wii.

  • @RabidZombie said: Remember, it's possible that episodes could share content, yet another space saving device. Across 5 episodes, many resources would be reused (eg. wallpaper, character models etc.), so if Telltale feel it's appropriate, they could reduce the size of a whole series even more. The only problem would be whether or not such a system is possible on the Wii.



    The problem if you do that is what happens if someone just downloads episode 3. Then they won't have the resources that they may need from 1 and 2.

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    ttg_Stemmle Telltale Staff

    I'm doing my part by limiting myself to words of less than five syllables, and cutting down on my oft-noted digressive writing style, which, although a hallmark of my literary stank, is nonetheless something of a complication (to put it mildly) when trying to cram a rather large adventure game into a teeny tiny box.

    Also, I don't want to kill Matt's vocal chords.

    Stemmle

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    Shauntron Telltale Staff

    @Kevin said: Plus, we're bending space and time...



    Telltale is the legitimate front for Aperture Science.

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    Seg

    About all the storage issues, WiiWare titles will act just like Virtual Console titles.

    Once you buy a title, you will be able to redownload it at any time without penalty.

    You will be able to backup WiiWare titles to an SD card and/or delete channels using the Wii Channel data management function. Course, you can't run from an SD card, but you can copy the game back to the original Wii console you copied from.

  • @Jake said: Culture Shock packed down to something like 70 megs at the time (we've since been able to pack it even smaller). If you think about something like Culture Shock, and then rip out a huge chunk of the filesize spent on textures (including textures for all the lightmap based shadows on every wall) and animation (remember that in Homestar almost nobody has fingers!) you can imagine a game of surprising scope fitting in 40 megs.



    But...but...Where's All the Data? ;)

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    Uka

    Well, this thread is rather old, but I have a question regarding file size on PC.

    Just discovered that Episode 3 is of different size in download and disc version: the file 1_sbcg4ap103_pc_data.ttarch is 142.5 MB in download version but only 27.5 MB when installed from DVD! I think I have played the first one. Can anyone who played it in disc version confirm it is not a mistake and nothing is cut from the DVD retail version??

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