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    Default What do you do when your Wii is full of VC games?

    I recently found a Wii last week. Since there isn't much on the software front (yet), I started downloading a bunch of Virtual Console games. The problem is, my "blocks" are almost filled up. It appears that I don't have any space left to download new games. WTH?

    I thought you could store games on those little SD cards...but I guess it doesn't work yet? This seems like it will become a huge issue for most people in the upcoming months. Am I missing something...what exactly is the point of the SD cards?
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    Did you move to the right on the channel selection screen? Did you fill all of those up??
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    The point of the SD card is very little imo. You cant load saves from it and you cant play VC games from it, so whats left? You can use it to watch pictures, take backup of saves and VC (altho rather pointless since you can redownload them for free), and you can copy music over to it and use it in games like Excite Truck to get custom soundtrack. Other than this i cant think of any good use for it.

    To answer your question; if the internal memory is getting full you must delete a VC game or more to get room for more, there is no other solution. You can also copy the game over to the SD card, delete it from the internal memory and download a new game. If you want to play the old game you must repeat this process, move a game over to the SD card, delete it from the internal memory, then copy the old game over to the internal memory.

    It doesnt really take long, but if you do it alot it can get quite annoying. I have no idea why Wii cant play VC games or load saves directly from the SD card.
    Last edited by jajaja; 02-15-2007 at 08:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    What do you do when your Wii is full of VC games?
    Throw it out and buy a new one. :P
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    Wow, that is pretty stupid, not being able to use the SD card directly. Hopefully they can fix that in the future.
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    What happens if I have a game with saves like Zelda? If you transfer it to SD and bring it back over, will your saves remain intact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander View Post
    What happens if I have a game with saves like Zelda? If you transfer it to SD and bring it back over, will your saves remain intact?
    Yes, you can move the savegames back and forth to the SD card without a problem, but to be able to use them they must be laying on the internal memory.

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    Wow this really saddens me, because earlier this week I was trying to figure out, if there was a way to make the SD card the primary drive. Yet apparently not, even though I purchased a 2GB stick. However, thanks to Jajaja, at least it's true that I can stick with the original method by copying those games to the SD card.

    Now when you said about save data files. I noticed some games like Bonk's Adventure will NOT let you transfer that save game data.
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Yeah, it is surpisingly limited, though I would think the reason behind this is if a older 'non-gamer' buys the machine and doens't know much about computers, they wouldn't have to worry about this whole 'memory dohicky' that lets them do SO much more with the system.

    But yeah, your answer would be to just keep swaping them off and on of the SD card forwhich ones you are going to want to play, or just delete the games that you don't play as much, because you can always download them later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    Now when you said about save data files. I noticed some games like Bonk's Adventure will NOT let you transfer that save game data.
    I dont know about saves for VC games, but afaik it shouldnt be any problems to move savegames for Wii games back and forth to a SD card.


    Quote Originally Posted by MonoTekETeA View Post
    Yeah, it is surpisingly limited, though I would think the reason behind this is if a older 'non-gamer' buys the machine and doens't know much about computers, they wouldn't have to worry about this whole 'memory dohicky' that lets them do SO much more with the system.
    Know what you're saying, but i doubt thats the reason. If it was possible to extended the internal memory with a SD card, it would be just pop in a SD card and you have more space. You dont need to be a gamer to do that They have to worry more now that the space is running out much faster than if it was possible to expand the internal memory.
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    I think Nintendo did that for a reason..But I hope Nintendo makes a bigger Drive to store VC games in

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    I'm guessing it has to do with some form of copy protection, a safety measure to prevent executables being run from the SD-cards for some reason. Not that this makes a lot of sense, but I can't think of any other reason, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jajaja View Post
    I dont know about saves for VC games, but afaik it shouldnt be any problems to move savegames for Wii games back and forth to a SD card.
    Well that positive side to this, is those game saves are in very small blocks, so I'm glad it won't be that much of a problem so I hope.
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    as far as i know, the card drive is not fast enough to run games off of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    Now when you said about save data files. I noticed some games like Bonk's Adventure will NOT let you transfer that save game data.

    Well, I think that what Bonk's Adventure saves is not game data, but just a state. When you exit the game by going to the Wii menu, it uses a "save state" like an emulator, which probably can't be transferred to the SD card. But if the game is like Zelda or Mario 64, with actual save game functions programmed into the game (ie-a save function that was available in the actual cartridge), it stores that data in a separate file that can be moved about.

    Don't forget that a lot of those games use passwords, too. If you're too lazy to write them down, there's always Gamefaqs, which I'm sure has passwords for almost every game on the VC.

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    If you do have to delete a game, you can always download it again at no cost (as long as it is the same system).

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    What's the largest SD a Wii can recognize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    Well, I think that what Bonk's Adventure saves is not game data, but just a state. When you exit the game by going to the Wii menu, it uses a "save state" like an emulator, which probably can't be transferred to the SD card. But if the game is like Zelda or Mario 64, with actual save game functions programmed into the game (ie-a save function that was available in the actual cartridge), it stores that data in a separate file that can be moved about.

    Exactly what I was thinking after I read the last reply. Except, gamefaqs.com is looked down upon by most people. So we dare not speak it's name here at DP...we use pen/pencils and paper to write our FAQ's..
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbudrick View Post
    What's the largest SD a Wii can recognize?

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    I heard 4GB, but not sure if that has been confirmed.
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    I heard 4GB, but not sure if that has been confirmed.
    The instruction manual specifically states 2GB.

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