Trying To Play GCN Saved Game Files On Wii

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Nov 3, 2008
  1. MagicalWingLT
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    Ok so I'm a newbie trying to find a way to play game saved files for the Gamecube on the Nintendo Wii

    The file that I want to play is Sonic DX sonic_adventure_dx_a.gci

    I know there are ways to get this file saved onto my Gamecube Memory Card on the Wii... The problem is I just don't know how to do it...
    My Wii isn't modded... And I read that if I use a Gamecube Action Replay, along with the Gecko SD Card Adapter, and with SD Loader I can be able to transfer the game save file to the gamecube memory card... Is this true? If so

    1. Which version of Action Replay do I need? And that will work? Just letting you guys know my Nintendo Wii is version 3.1...

    2. Where do I download the SDLoader? I've tried looking for it... And how to set it up

    3. How to setup the MCBackup 0.1 -SD Version




    I don't want to play Emulated games... I mainly need a way to transfer saved game files...


    So if anyone can post a Guide on how to do this, and or post links to where I can download the SDLoader I would be most thankful [​IMG]
     
  2. WilliamAlanBaile

    Newcomer WilliamAlanBaile Member

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    Apparently, Dasda already made something that does this, so you need not buy the SD card adapter or anything. Wiibrew.org acts like it may be dangerous though... or at least used to have a stern warning. anyone tried it?

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_apps/Gamecube_Saver

    You'll need to perform the twilight hack (and install the homebrew channel) to do this, obviously
     
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    Ok but how do I install this?
     
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    Someon's gotta know how to do this stuff...
     
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    Use the twilight hack and the homebrew channel to install this. There are numerous tutorials on how to do so.
     
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    Ok but where can I download the twilight hack and the homebrew channel? And how do I use them?
     
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    OK I now know how to install the twilight hack and the homebrew channel... So what's next? how do I transfer the gci file? Of course it's on my SD card but do I need a program or something?
     
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    This will come in handy for me. What a great app. My memory card randomly gets corrupted and requires formatting frequently. This will help loads.

    But before I install it, I'd like to hear some feedback.
     
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    Ok it took me some time get this program, this is a little tricky, so you need follow every step.

    1. Download the Gamecube Saver from the url posted for Screemer http://rapidshare.com/files/160769023/sd2gc.rar
    2. Download whatever .GCI file you want.
    3. Make a folder in the root of your SD card called gc_saves.
    4. Place the .GCI file inside of that folder.
    5. Put the SD card back in the Wii and load the app.
    6. Only ONE .GCI should be in your folder at a time.
    7. Rename the file save with two random capital characters, example AA.GCI -All in capital-.
    8. You need insert a EMPTY memory card in the slot A.
    9. Run the app.
    10. Press A in the gamecube controller to start reading/writing info onto the memory card SLOT A.
    11. Sometimes the program just doesn't work at the first time, try again, you should get the ''file reading done'' or something like that at the end of the code dumping.
    12. When the program finish power off the Wii, and check your memory card.
    13. If the new save file doesn't show up, try again with another name example BB.CGI
    14. For some strange reason the memory card seems register the code names that you choose, for example I use AA.CGI for Smash Bros. Melee save, and when I tried use the same AA.CGI for Animal Crossing the program doesn't writte nothing in my memory card, so use different characters for each save, every time.

    I got every NES game for Animal Crossing, yep including the forbiden ones. It's an excellent app, but it's a little inconsistent at times.
     
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    I thought that I only have to delet the old .gci file and replace it with the new game save .gci... The memory card has to be completely empty too?

    Ok so I get all that...
     
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    the file i linked some posts above contains a already converted .dol version and the right directory structure.
     
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    duh, I miss the link, thanks

    EDITED in my first post
     
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    Yep and works better than the gamecube saver and can also backup your saves...
     
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    Just a pity NuGaSa has problems with official nintendo memory cards :|
     
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    but, is there a way to emulate a gc memmory card?
    because i dont have one and i want to play Zelda WW!
     
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    no, there is no way to save in gc mode except of gc-memcards. maybe in the future with a port of gcos and a hacked mios.

    btw. does anybody have a nice icon for nugasa?
     
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    I made one with a Nutella Glas but somehow it didn't show in the homebrew channel. I would try to get it working but my Photoshop somehow doesn't work...

    btw. the problem with Nintendo-Memorycards is that they have to be unlocked first. If I remember it correctly fro the GC-days that wasn't that easy. Unofficial memory cards don't have to be unlocked, so they work flawless. Fortunately most of my saves are on a 64MB BigBen card...
     

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