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Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby Eternal Rain » 13 Nov 2012 17:57

I was prepping my Wii today for data transfer and found I couldn't move all SD Card data to my Wii's main system memory, so that's a no for me. I'll be able to transfer all saves and all of my VC games, but not any Wiiware games. I'll just have to re-download those from the eShop (I trust all Wiiware games will be available on the eShop at launch, unlike the 3DS eShop where some DSiWare games are still unavailable even now [Earthworm Jim especially]). Glad my shop data will transfer, I don't want to lose the points I have (though I'm guessing now they'll convert into dollars?).
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby ddddd » 13 Nov 2012 18:21

Do we know if the sd card has to be "fresh" when doing the system tranfer? Maybe you can still use the sd card with the games on it.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby Eternal Rain » 13 Nov 2012 18:24

ddddd wrote:Do we know if the sd card has to be "fresh" when doing the system tranfer? Maybe you can still use the sd card with the games on it.


No idea, I think you have to use the "system data transfer channel" thing that'll be put out on day 1. I'm gonna use the 2 GB card from my original 3DS for that (I copied the data to my computer first and then formatted it). I can't get an external hard drive yet so I'll just rely on using an SD card for now.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby ddddd » 13 Nov 2012 18:36

Yes, we have to use the system transfer tool, what we need to know is if the tool will format the card and erase everything before and after the transfer. If it doesn't erase all your data when first inserting it on wiiu then you might be able to transfer everything, even the wiiware games that were stuck on your card.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby cortjezter » 14 Nov 2012 02:22

the transfer details made it sound like it will erase all of the data from any old devices/cards used during the xfer process. you'd be wise to backup what you can on SD and then make a copy of it elsewhere.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby Dmolisher » 14 Nov 2012 07:46

If the 3DS is anything to go by it probably just needs to transfer the rights to the games on your SD card, but I wouldn't take a chance as there have been some people reporting errors and having their SD cards wiped prior to successful transfer. Most were able to just download everything, but some unfortunate people lost even the rights during the process so I'd copy everything on to your PC first.
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Wii to Wii U transfer question

Postby sonic7877 » 17 Nov 2012 17:47

I'm getting ready to pick up my Wii U tomorrow morning and I'm really excited. I am unsure about something with the transfer, and I'm wondering if anyone knows the answer. It doesn't really clarify in the guide Nintendo made, and the customer service rep didn't really know when I called them.

I have a ton of virtual console and wiiware games saved on both the system memory and an SD card. The guide says to put an sd card into the wii u, then after using the transfer option, it must be inserted into the wii console. After using the transfer app on the wii, it wipes the data from the wii, and transfers to the wii u. My wii is completely full, otherwise I would just transfer all the data saved on my SD card now. So, can I do this twice (once for the games saved on the wii itself, and a second time after I transfer the games on my sd card to the wii)? Do I need to buy another sd card? Or can I just transfer all the games on my wii to the sd card I have now?
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Re: Wii to Wii U transfer question

Postby Heatran5400 » 17 Nov 2012 19:00

I know that you can only do the transfer once and I THINK that the sd card has to hold everything at once and then be transffered to wii u. So that means no taking half the data first and then the other half next separately.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby sonic7877 » 17 Nov 2012 23:09

I just downloaded the transfer app on my Wii, and it says that the wii shop history will be transfered to the Wii U, so I suppose if it doesn't let me transfer the games on my SD card, I should be able to re-download them. Just to be safe, I backed up the SD card.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby MoldyClay » 18 Nov 2012 08:32

All I want to know - Can Brawl's save file transfer?
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby joshb1983 » 18 Nov 2012 08:38

MoldyClay wrote:All I want to know - Can Brawl's save file transfer?

I wish someone who has done it would respond. I would like to know this too.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby J0RdAnN » 18 Nov 2012 08:56

Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby VinceFox » 18 Nov 2012 09:17

J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.


I believe WiiConnect24 is the culprit of that situation
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby pokemaster515 » 18 Nov 2012 09:59

So does anyone who already transfered know if we need a new SD card or if the one already in my Wii will work and not erase stuff?
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 10:40

J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.

Meh, I can't play Brawl and Kart without the GCN controllers anyway.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby VinceFox » 18 Nov 2012 11:01

ddddd wrote:
J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.

Meh, I can't play Brawl and Kart without the GCN controllers anyway.


I feel the only reason that data from SSBB, MK Wii and MH Tri can't be transferred is due to their WiiConnect24 functionality which theoretically is now rendered useless due to the Wii U doesn't support such a function
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby MoldyClay » 18 Nov 2012 12:59

VinceFox wrote:
ddddd wrote:
J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.

Meh, I can't play Brawl and Kart without the GCN controllers anyway.


I feel the only reason that data from SSBB, MK Wii and MH Tri can't be transferred is due to their WiiConnect24 functionality which theoretically is now rendered useless due to the Wii U doesn't support such a function


This does not change the fact that this is absolutely absurd.

So then I have no motivation to start The Last Story (didn't play yet due to backlog of games) until I get a Wii U. Ugh. So mad.

This is also super annoying because it means I am going to lose save data in a few games that don't even support online play, just stupid crap like a leaderboard (Megaman 9, Darkside Chronicles and Sonic Colors).

Jeez Nintendo. Seriously?

EDIT: Now I am getting conflicting information. Someone over at GameFAQs said that Brawl's save data DID transfer over.

This is driving me nuts. I want to know if I should just abandon my online titles until I get a Wii U or not.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 16:59

VinceFox wrote:
ddddd wrote:
J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.

Meh, I can't play Brawl and Kart without the GCN controllers anyway.


I feel the only reason that data from SSBB, MK Wii and MH Tri can't be transferred is due to their WiiConnect24 functionality which theoretically is now rendered useless due to the Wii U doesn't support such a function

Yeah, when the FAQ said that, it was speculated that these games wouldn't transfer. Now, there are plenty of online enabled games on wii, all of them will stay on wii or it depends on each one? Super Mario Strikers has a split save file, will that one transfer?
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby joshb1983 » 18 Nov 2012 22:44

All game saves WILL transfer as long as they are stored in your wii's memory and not an SD card.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby MoldyClay » 18 Nov 2012 22:54

joshb1983 wrote:All game saves WILL transfer as long as they are stored in your wii's memory and not an SD card.


Games like Brawl can't be saved to an SD card, so that would not be the issue if it didn't port over.

Can you confirm games like Brawl, Monster Hunter, Goldeneye, Last Story, Mario & Sonic @ Winter Olympics, Animal Crossing, Sonic Colors/Black Knight, Pokemon Battle Revolution, Megaman 9, Sin & Punishment 2 and so on can be moved to the Wii U?
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 18 Nov 2012 23:41

J0RdAnN wrote:Brawl Mariokart Wii and Tri all DID NOT transfer....fuming right now.

My Mario Kart Wii and Brawl save files transfered…

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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby J0RdAnN » 19 Nov 2012 00:00

Actually looking at it again. it looks like the sd card was full so it left larger files behind? I retransferred the files that didn't make it over and it all transferred now.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby joshb1983 » 19 Nov 2012 05:20

Yet again, Nintendo is smarter than people give them credit for! (Posted this from my WiiU btw. :-)
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby Devil_Rising » 19 Nov 2012 07:38

To be honest, I was never going to get rid of my Wii in the first place, because I like it, and I never owned a GC so it also functions as my only GC player. So with that in mind, and seeing some of the issues/hassle with the transfer, I'm just not going to bother. My Wii will retain all of it's downloads and save files, and my Wii U will remain freed up for new Wii U exclusive save files and downloads. No fuss, no muss, especially considering they'll probably remain right near each other in the same room anyhow.
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Re: Are you going to be able to transfer over all your data?

Postby MoldyClay » 19 Nov 2012 15:43

J0RdAnN wrote:Actually looking at it again. it looks like the sd card was full so it left larger files behind? I retransferred the files that didn't make it over and it all transferred now.


Well if that is true and all saves move over, the only thing I gotta whine about now is LostWinds not transferring.

HOT DOG.

Now I'm far less upset/confused.

The main reason I want to move everything is to turn my Wii into a homebrew thing so I can play import games and mess with Brawl.

Yes, I see the Wii U can run homebrew too, but I'd rather my Wii U be untainted and turn the Wii into a Gamecube/Brawl hack thing (with a new save, unaffecting my file) and maybe get Fatal Frames.
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