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Did you know that replays don't actually record, they, in reality, just "remember" the button presses. That's why replay files are so small and don't show lagging in Wifi matches.

Did you know that? Huh? Huh? Cafinator (talk) 14:32, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

It's purpose is probably to prevent you seeing the lag in a wifi match. --Posted by Pikamander2 (Talk) at 14:35, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

I knew that, but I was looking at this.

"Reports from YouTube users state that replays may alter what had been recorded..." Cafinator (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

If it remembers the button presses, then another memory slot would record stage movements, item spawns and all. Right? Yagomus (talk) 12:36, October 1, 2009 (UTC)


In the first paragraph, it says it was possible to send replays to Nintendo for Smash Service. So you can't now?Smorekingxg456 14:43, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Video File on PC[edit]

I read the article and understand a replay is not saved as a video recording of the match but the input data from the match instead.

However how do you save it as video file so that say you can save it on your computer and the likes? Is there a program or some method you can use?

I would realy appreciate assistance provided please and thank you very much in advance. :) 01:47, 10 September 2011 (EDT)

People usually use a capture card on their Wii. There isn't really any other simple method to get a replay into a video file. Miles (talk) 01:50, 10 September 2011 (EDT)

It is possible to record over-10-minutes-long matches on Brawl[edit]

This article mentions "even with this hack, however, replays over 10 minutes do not function properly, as replays stop saving inputs beyond the 10 minute mark."

This is not true, I just recorded and replayed a 12-minutes-long match on Brawl with this Gecko code and it worked flawlessly. Perhaps the limit is still close to 10 minutes, but I would have to test it more. Of course, I haven't recorded that many replays yet, and replays are known to not work even without hacks sometimes.

This post mentions a 30-minutes-long replay, too.

-- 22:52, 10 September 2016 (EDT)

Are we talking NTSC or PAL here? Given that a different code is needed for both of them, it could be a version difference. Serpent SKSigHalloween.png King 22:54, 10 September 2016 (EDT)
NTSC revision 1.01. I don't really have any other Brawl version to test it on, so. I have seen a PAL cheat code versions of this feature but they might be outdated unlike the NTSC versions (the version of the cheat I am using was updated because older versions were pretty unstable, as it says on the forum post), so yeah, it might vary between versions. 17:59, 11 September 2016 (EDT)

Head icon glitch[edit]

I was going to add the head icon glitch, but it seems to have already been added. However, I did notice something the picture posted here and the pictures I took have in common: both have R.O.B.'s head icon not showing up. Could someone look further into this, perhaps? AidanzapunkSig1.pngAidan, the Spooky Dragon WarriorAidanzapunkSig2.png 13:50, 4 October 2016 (EDT)

Perhaps this is something to do with R.O.B.'s default costume being different between versions? Zyrac sig.png Zyrac(talkcontribs) 14:21, 4 October 2016 (EDT)

Smash 4’s max time limit?[edit]

I’ve been able to save replays up to around 20 minutes. I couldn’t really find a pattern of sorts, so I assume it’s based on your remaining storage space? I was, however, able to save quite a few replays that long and the time limit never seemed to go down. Theroux (talk) 03:56, March 28, 2019 (EDT)