WiiKey SD Adapter?

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Sep 16, 2007

WiiKey SD Adapter? by rockbox77 at 9:16 AM (3,301 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. rockbox77
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    what exactly is the WiiKey SD Adapter's purpose?
     
  2. DarkMatt

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    It's used for GameCube homebrew mostly. It allows you to use an SD card as a GC Memory card, so you can put emulators, apps, music or whatever on it to use on a chipped GC or Wii. You can also back Wii or GC games up to the SD card using homebrew on the Wii. It's basically useful if you've got a chipped Wii but not too useful otherwise afaik.
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

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    So it's impossible to use it on an unmodded GameCube/Wii to back up your saves to a SD-card? My memory card is pretty much full, and I can't find a new one for a reasonable price. I have some SD-cards, which are 128 MB and such. I don't use them, as they're to small, but for GameCube games it's almost unlimited space [​IMG]
     
  4. legendofphil

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    You can't use an SD card adaptor for gamecube save games.
    The official SD memory card adaptor was used for 1 (Animal Crossing+, maybe a few more) japanese games to save pictures but not the save game itself.
     
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    I'm really not familiar with them enough to tell you, but from what I've read, it doesn't seem to be possible to simply use the SD adapter as a memory card. I know you can transfer saves from a real memory card onto one of them for backup, but whether or not this is possible without a modded cube/wii, I don't know. You're probably best off getting one of those Cube memory cards with a USB port on them at this stage I'd say.
     
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    Why can't the homebrew be put on the SD card and placed in the Wii's SD card slot?
     
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    Oh, I didn't know about those! Thanks for the tip! I'll search for them.
     
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    were can u buy it?
     
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    The Gamecube hardware in the Wii can't access the SD slot.
     
  11. IxthusTiger

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    Same as the Gecko? ow do I get Gamecube games to recognize a save besides my own? I can backup and restore my own saves, but not others. (using MCBACKUP)
     
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    Yeah, on ebay i found 3 different adapters. 1 wiikey[​IMG], 1 front-loading SD adapter[​IMG], 1 side-loading SD adapter[​IMG]. Are they any different? Which one is the original SD-Gecko?
     
  13. Elo

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    they are all basically the same..ie they give the same functionallity..
    and yeah,have same problem as above..cannot use downloaded saves that i restore via mcbackup..ive hexedited them so they should work (in case they were maxpro saves etc.. removed headers) and they SHOULD work..but games dont read em [​IMG]
     

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