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Backup Virtual Console ROMS!!!!! READ MEE

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by uk_louis_1986, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. uk_louis_1986

    uk_louis_1986 WiiChat Member

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    [​IMG]Hey people i heared a while ago that nintendo were locking Virtual Console games to the console and that they were to be downloaded and saved onto an sd card, so i would like to know if it would be possible copy the ROMS from the sd card to my pc and put them on cd when i run out of space and will the wii read the ROMS on that cd?? :eek:

    If this would be possible it would mean big savings for people that like retro!!!:D

    PS THESE ROMS WOULD ONLY BE FOR MY WII!!!!!!!!!!!:prrr:

    *I KNOW THIS IS ABIT OF A NOOB THING TO ASK LOL*:thumbsup:



    WOOO IM GETTING A WII:devil:
     
  2. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    you can delete VC games then download them again FREE.
     
  3. uk_louis_1986

    uk_louis_1986 WiiChat Member

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    oh right kool thanx for that:smilewinkgrin:
     
  4. dan99iel

    dan99iel Hai :3. I'm back.

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    Oh, Ty, I neva knew dat!
     
  5. Trulen

    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    That is, if you don't reformat your Wii.

    I think I seen it from a video of some sort.
     
  6. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Really? All I know is that Nintendo said you can re-download them, and I think thats the case no matter what, each Wii has got a specific code.
     
  7. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    It probably has an account system similar to Xbox live.
     
  8. Anarchangel

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    Exactly, backing them up is for your own benefit. You will not be able to transfer them to another Wii.

    M.
     
  9. kcchiefsguru

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    That would stink if your Wii console stopped working for whatever reason after purchasing several VC games. Surely they will have some kind of system for people that may end up in this situation.
     
  10. DavidBeoulve

    DavidBeoulve Father of four Wii kids

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    I have read no hard evidence that the downloads are tied to your Wii, but that would make sense as otherwise you could log on to a friend's Wii and download the games.

    Can anyone find anything solid, or shall we make with the waving of arms and tossing of sticks while whooping like monkeys? ;)
     
  11. americonium

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    My vote is for the arm waving, stick tossing, and monkey whooping. These will probably be the only means of communication for at least the next week or so.
     
  12. Ashex

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    VC games are tied to your Wii. Otherwise Nintendo would be fools for letting you save to an SD card. You can re-download the game as many times as you want so long as you don't whipe your transaction history.
    I believe as long as you tie your Wii to a My Nintendo Account, you'll be set forever.
     
  13. Big_Mill

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    Nintendo have said that if your wii goes faulty and has important data like VC games (i.e. they cant supply you a new one with htis data on it) They will sort out repairs for it.
     
  14. DavidBeoulve

    DavidBeoulve Father of four Wii kids

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    Three cheers for Big_Mill! He doth show us monkeys something new to do! :D

    And, actually, that answers a lot. No citation, but it's still good.
     
  15. jshannonbuller

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    Has anyone tried transferring a VC game to another Wii. I currently do not have an SD card and was wondering the same thing.
     
  16. Master Wii

    Master Wii Master of the Wii

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    I actually thought I saw a video on youtube showing a guy that transfered a VC game (zelda I believe) onto an SD card.

    It read the space on the SD card as "blocks" of space and the VC game used a certain # of "blocks" on the card.
     
  17. dan99iel

    dan99iel Hai :3. I'm back.

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    If ur that worried which i might be and will do this when i get the money after paying back $100... Ok, on with the point, u can buy sd cards and put ur VC games on them so u can delete them on ur system but redownload off ur SD card... OK?
     
  18. DavidBeoulve

    DavidBeoulve Father of four Wii kids

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    That came so close to making sense... but just didn't.

    If you are saying that you plan on downloading the Virtual Console games to SD cards - by default you can't. There may be a hack, but that is what it is.

    I still can't make sense of "paying back $100". My only response is equally nonsensical "Do not pass go... do not collect $200..."
     
  19. Master Wii

    Master Wii Master of the Wii

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    haha
     
  20. splintercell820

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    so is the sd card only good for the photo channel
     

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