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Wii U System Update 3.0, April 25 2013
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April 26, 2013, 06:51:28
 
The latest Wii U System Update has launched (in North America at least).

Nintendo said:
Version 3.0.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

New Features:

A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete
Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu *
Changes to System Settings:

An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in "Data Management"
To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console*
The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in "Data Management"
The option to adjust screen size is now available under "TV" *
"Auto Power-Down" has been renamed "Power Settings"
Options for the standby function are located within this menu
Changes to Miiverse:

Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller
Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation
"Undo" and "Redo" buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings
Changes to Nintendo eShop:

Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings
Changes to the Internet Browser:

Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller
Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search
Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings
Changes to Download Management:

Added the option to change the priority of downloads
Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


*1 User selection may be necessary

*2 Only one USB storage device can be used during normal use

*3 A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser


Anyone get to download it yet? How long did it take? What do you think so far?

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Posted: 04/26/13, 06:51:28  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 07:04:17    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
Yep, I downloaded it just a little bit ago! It scared me at first, saying it was going to take 58 minutes, but that number soon plummeted, and I ended up getting done in about 30 minutes or so. I didn't really take any time to mess around with anything after that, but it did seem a little quicker just when moving through menus and stuff like that.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 06:25:41
Downloading now.

I really think something might be wrong with my Wii U. There's constant connection problems that I don't get on any of my other devices.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 06:26:16
Downloaded but haven't had much time to check how much faster it is.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 06:28:37
Took about a half hour, and it's definitely quicker.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 06:35:52
'- Undo and Redo buttons available when making a handwritten post'

=O =O =O


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 06:57:00
Add this:

- More intuitive brush/eraser buttons in handwritten notes


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 07:04:00
The only game I tried after updating was Kirby, and if anything it took longer to get from the Plaza to the loading screen. It was frozen for at least 10-15 seconds, long enough to make me think I would have to unplug the console. I don't like this.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 07:18:38  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 07:19:24
@Guillaume

Hmm, I tried Punch Out!! and it was much faster starting and even more fast returning to the menu after I quit.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 08:00:48
@Jargon

Do your games reside on the onboard memory? All my stuff goes to my external HDD by default, I believe.

edit - I just tried Punch-Out!!, and I had time to count to 12 before the load screen came up. And I forgot to count for 4-5 seconds at the beginning.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 08:07:30  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 08:10:26
All these updates sound good! Now just to patch in voice chat for online games, and the Wii U will be ready for launch!


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 14:36:14
I haven't downloaded the update myself yet, but I feel like I'm hearing more issues with it than anything else. Hard locks, longer loading times, etc. Bleh.

@GameDadGrant At least the Wii U had an eShop at launch


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 14:44:49  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 14:45:46
Did anyone else notice that not only did the Wii U get updated, but the GamePad did as well? Any idea what it did?


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:14:10
@VofEscaflowne
I noticed that because the gamepad update failed the first time. I have no idea what it did though.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:15:34
@DeputyVanHalen
@VofEscaflowne

I thought it was a Miiverse thing with the undo/redo thing. Could also just be a more stability update.


I'm just happy that my screen just FITS MY TV NOW YAY!


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:24:30
Smerd said:
I'm just happy that my screen just FITS MY TV NOW YAY!
This. The black on the sides bothers me a little bit, but I'm happy that I can see the whole screen.

@GameDadGrant

Before you go there again (which I know that you're kidding), there are more Wii U games with voice chat than 3DS games with voice chat. Just sayin'.

@Guillaume

What kind of external HD are you using? Mine was significantly faster with both onboard apps (like the eShop and Browser) and games on my external HD (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Rayman Legends Challenges App).


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:51:42  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:55:53
@Guillaume

Ah, that must be it because I don't use a HDD. Can you choose what is stored where?


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 15:54:36
Nintendo said:
An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in "Data Management"

Does this mean that we can finally backup save files to a USB device? I'll have to try it out later.


@Jargon

Downloads will automatically go to the HDD, but you can always move stuff over to the internal memory.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:00:38
@DeputyVanHalen

Yeah it failed on me too. I was confused what was going on cause after that, it resumed a download and I thought it was for the Wii U itself.

@Smerd

Well that's an update to Miiverse. I don't think the GamePad would require an update for changes done to Miiverse as we've gotten several changes to it already without having to download anything. I'll have to check if the range is increased because mine is absolutely crap in here for some reason.

I like how the update does go faster for the menus now but it's also as if they sort of mask it, though not so obviously, by quickly returning to the menu but then dimming the screen and having a bit of loading before you can actually do anything. It doesn't always happen though. Ah well, it's still definitely quicker than what it was before. Quitting NES software was so slow!


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:33:34  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:44:49
@VofEscaflowne

A range increase would be great!


And yeah, the gamepad update also failed on me the first time..when I retried, the update jumped to 80% and started again.. I thought it was because I had my laptop inbetween the gamepad/Wii U so I moved the gamepad closer to the system and away from the wifi laptop.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:43:35  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:46:17
Same here. My brother tells me it failed and my first thought was.

"OH CRAP I BRICKED IT!"

Luckily that was not the case.


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/13, 16:45:44
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