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Backing up your digital games as the storefronts close

by marurun Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:41 am

It may be time for Racketboy to wade into guidance for folks in how to back up their digital games now that storefronts are being closed. I know with the 3DS it's easy enough to just copy the files to a PC (though those files will only work with the source console). But what about WiiU or Wii or non-Nintendo consoles? How do we retain access to and control of our digital games once the channels for downloading them again are gone?
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Re: Backing up your digital games as the storefronts close

by Anapan Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:18 am

Problem is legality. All digital downloads from all storefronts have already be archived, and are easily found online. Can't talk about it is all.
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Re: Backing up your digital games as the storefronts close

by Gucci Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:56 pm

All I’ll say is that the preservation of gaming is incredibly important and consider myself lucky that myself and everyone has access to a vast amount of games from up to the 7th generation of consoles, with the portable console space being highly represented in the last generation I mentioned, something that I have a lot of love for (had a lot of fond memories playing the DS and PSP).
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