Wii saves on SD cards confirmed to work on other Wiis

SD cards on your WiiAnd a big “Yay!” goes out to proud Wii owners everywhere, as TYKOMYK from the Nintendo.com forums has conducted experiments on his Wii, and was able to confirm that YES, your saved games on SD cards will work on another Wii console. So, if you want to brag about how far you’ve gotten in a particular game, then just head over to your friend’s house and pop in your SD card which has your hundred hours or so of Zelda in it, and bask in the glory.

That is, unless you or your friend has a broken Wii…

Conducting his experiments on two Wii systems, one of which has had two firmware updates and is fully functional, and the other being one of the broken units with the 1110213 error, TYKOMYK came up with the following results:

  • A save from the updated system can be used on any other system. It can also copy saves between the system and the SD card and vice versa with no problems.
  • A save from the broken system is INCOMPATIBLE with the updated system and the copy procedure fails. Also, you can save to the SD Card on this unit, but CANNOT copy the save back to the system.
  • Virtual Console games can be copied to an SD card but CANNOT be transferred to another Wii.

TYKOMYK has also noted that “copying a save first requires that the device to copy to has no saves, therefore any saves are erased on the destination device prior to copying”, so remember to get a fresh card each time.

In the meantime, this may be a good reason for people who ended up with the 1110213-ed units to have them replaced as soon as possible, especially since Nintendo has put their best foot forward and would be more than willing to send over a replacement.

Via Nintendo.com Forums

SD cards on your WiiAnd a big “Yay!” goes out to proud Wii owners everywhere, as TYKOMYK from the Nintendo.com forums has conducted experiments on his Wii, and was able to confirm that YES, your saved games on SD cards will work on another Wii console. So, if you want to brag about how far you’ve gotten in a particular game, then just head over to your friend’s house and pop in your SD card which has your hundred hours or so of Zelda in it, and bask in the glory.

That is, unless you or your friend has a broken Wii…

Conducting his experiments on two Wii systems, one of which has had two firmware updates and is fully functional, and the other being one of the broken units with the 1110213 error, TYKOMYK came up with the following results:

  • A save from the updated system can be used on any other system. It can also copy saves between the system and the SD card and vice versa with no problems.
  • A save from the broken system is INCOMPATIBLE with the updated system and the copy procedure fails. Also, you can save to the SD Card on this unit, but CANNOT copy the save back to the system.
  • Virtual Console games can be copied to an SD card but CANNOT be transferred to another Wii.

TYKOMYK has also noted that “copying a save first requires that the device to copy to has no saves, therefore any saves are erased on the destination device prior to copying”, so remember to get a fresh card each time.

In the meantime, this may be a good reason for people who ended up with the 1110213-ed units to have them replaced as soon as possible, especially since Nintendo has put their best foot forward and would be more than willing to send over a replacement.

Via Nintendo.com Forums

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