About transferring wii games, i am just getting started with this. First of all, you need to understand the fact that your Wii is only an emulator, not real game console like your gamecube & nintendo 64 (the new one has no discs). It makes some sense because wii is an emulator too; it can emulate N64 and GC. And also it can emulate them better than Nintendo 64 Emulator and GameCube emulator because of brand new technology.
And you know the result of all this is that if you copy gamecube games on to your wii, they will not work, but there are ways to do so, keep reading.
What do you Need
Wii can read GC and N64 games from SD card, but there is huge problem, the files of GC or N64 games MUST BE IN ISO FORMAT. And your Wii cannot play ISO files directly!
So what you need to do is to make a disk image out of ISO file with some third party software .
After that, you have to copy the disk image on to your SD card. You can use Wii Backup Manager to copy disk images on to your SD card. It’s easy too.
The next step is to patch your ISO game file(s) with Wiimm’s ISO patcher . This patcher can restore GC or N64 games so that they will work on Wii. You just need to choose the right settings for outputting the patched files.
The default settings are fine for most cases, but if you just want to play game with GC controller, you should check the option of “Force using GameCube controllers”.
Now you ready to copy these patched ISO files on to your SD card. You can use Wii Backup Manager for copying again.
Now you will see how easy it is. Just put your SD card in Wii and load the game from Wii menu.
How to Transfer Virtual Console Games to Another Wii
The primary tool i used was a fat32 formatted usb flash drive (with wbfs manager). I got another usb stick and i downloaded the image of my n64 game and copied all files from the folder to the root directory of my usb stick. If you have an image on a physical cd, you can use nero or alcohol 120% to create a .iso file from that. Once your iso file is ready, just dump it into the root folder of your drive.
You need to have wbfs manager 2.0 for this operation:
I assumed that you have already installed wbfs manager. If not, download and install it. The only thing you need to do is go to file>open image and select your .iso file or cd-rom drive letter if you have the disk. Press Ok and now your iso/cd is ready for transfer:
Go to system menu:
Here i chose “system settings”. This is the only time i have to leave the games on my usb stick. Later, i go back to this menu and copy all games there.
i entered “Data Management”, then went for “Wii” in the list of options, clicked on it with “A” button twice; found out that i had 20 mb free space in my “Wii” memory.
i went back to my games i ejected the usb. Now you see your list of games, copied them one by one (copying takes some time). After you finish copying all of them, start each game by clicking on it with “A” button.
You can also copy games, apps etc to an external drive or usb stick. You can dump them into your wii memory even though you don’t use it; the only thing that matters is whether there’s enough space for your games (20 mb in my case). That’s basically it!
I didn’t find anything on the internet about this; i had to figure it out by myself. The only thing that was obvious was the fact that you need some third party software for copying iso files of GC or N64 games. But after all, it’s easy to copy nintendo 64 games on to wii with images created from physical discs.
Can you tell us how did you figure this out? And do you have other ways to transfer GC or N64 games to Wii? Leave your comments below!