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why wont the sd card let me transfer saves to my wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by 4fingers97, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. 4fingers97

    4fingers97 WiiChat Member

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    I got a wii power save and got the Resident evil UC so I downloaded a save to the sd card and inseerted it in to the wii. I go to data mangament and go to sd card and try to copy the save to my wii. It says I must have played the game first before I transfer data. I did play the game before and I had memeory in the wii. So what do I do? I really need help
     
  2. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    What do you mean you "downloaded a save"? From online somewhere? Or from your own game on another Wii?
     
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    try this.... (dont know if it works with any or all games)

    Wii Options
    Data Management
    Save Data
    Wii
    Find the games save you wish to copy and hit the "a" button on it
    2 Options show up "Copy" and "Erase"
    hit the "a" button on the "Copy" option
    it then asks if you want to copy it to the SD card. choose "Yes"

    just found out that it doesnt work on all games. i tried to copy Guitar Hero 3 file and it wouldn't let me. but i was able to copy Warioware Smooth Moves and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes
     
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    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Guitar Hero 3 and Super Smash Brothers Brawl do not allow backing up of the save game data to an SD card.

    Be sure to email the companies with your opinions of that.
     
  5. 4fingers97

    4fingers97 WiiChat Member

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    no I mean I want to transfer a save from my sd card to my wii system. I got the wii power saves sd card and I am trying to use a wiisaves for resident evil UC. SO I can I copy a save from my sd card to my wii? it says I must first play the game before I can copy data. So how can I copy the save to my wii?
     
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    Did you download the correct region? (I'm assuming that you copied the file tree over correctly) There are sometimes issues between PAL and NTSC saves.
     
  7. 4fingers97

    4fingers97 WiiChat Member

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    well I downlaoded it off the software that came with it. I had a question. about wii saves.com what program do I need so I can downlaod the saves to my pc?
     
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    did you download the right reigon
     
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    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    You do realize that downloading someone else's saves off the internet isn't really a "supported" thing, right?

    That said, you're probably putting them into the wrong folder on the SD card. It needs to be in a very-specific folder structure:

    http://www.wiisave.com/faq/index.php
     
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    i have this problem where i cant move things from the internal memory to my SD card (wii sd card) im guessing its not made for extra memory but more like a back up.

    example: internal memory is full, move a game to the sd card and erase it from the internal memory or "blocks", then move the game back when you feel like playing it.

    hope that made sence but it sucks
     
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    If a game is wifi enabled then you cannot copy the data to the SD card. Non-wifi games you can do this as many times as you want.
     
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    copy the original save onto an SD card
    put it in a safe location on your computer
    copy the downloaded save onto the SD card
    delete the original save off the wii.
    copy the d/led save onto your wii.
    play said game.

    as was said you can't copy wifi games
    also, you can't have two save files on the wii at the same time.
     

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