if i have a wiiware WAD (or virtual console game) installed on my wii and i uninstall the game but keep the save file, and purchase the real one, would the save file from the WAD work on the purchased copy?
It should work if the WAD you installed had the proper titleID. Those are the 4 letter codes every game has.
Also know that if you use the wad-uninstaller to uninstall the wad it will also delete your save file.
i always do hours of research before i buy anything because half the crap you see gets bad reviews especially when it's on sale, stuff is usually on sale because it was a bad deal at full price and nobody was buying it