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If I buy a memory card how do I get games onto it from computer?

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If you buy a memory card you buy also a card reader, then you can now plug in your memory card reader to the computer, then download games and save it in your memory card

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How do I save my Wii games to the SD card?


The Wii's internal memory is used to store game save and Wii Channel data.
When you're playing a game and want to save your progress (so you don't have to start from the beginning all the time), this small file is stored in the Wii's internal memory.
The Wii memory also stores Wii Channels that you download from the Wii Shop, and the information used by these Wii Channels.
When storing game saves and Wii Channel data, the Wii automatically saves this data to its internal memory by default.
What Happens When the Wii Memory is Full?
SD Wii memory cardYou can add extra Wii memory space by using an external memory card.
A memory card is a small, portable card that can be plugged into the front of the Wii console. The Wii is compatible with a specific format of memory card called a SD Card.
SD Cards are able to store different types of media files like photos, music, movies, pictures, Wii Channels, games, and game saves. These cards easily plug in and out of digital cameras, video cameras, computers and the Wii console, and you can take your SD card with you wherever you go.
SD Cards are available with different sizes of memory (the bigger the memory, the more information the card can store).
With the new Wii Menu 4.0 download, the Wii is compatible with High Capacity SD cards up to 32GB. If you haven't yet downloaded the new Wii Menu 4.0, your Wii will only be compatible with SD Cards up to 2GB in size (see the next question below for instructions on downloading Wii Menu 4.0).
With this new storage capacity, the total Wii memory capacity is now 64 times more than the size of the built in Wii memory on its own!
The Wii is compatible with all makes of standard SD cards. Nintendo makes an official Wii SD card, but it's generally more expensive than other brands, so don't feel like you have to buy the official one.
If you want to free up memory space on your Wii console, you can copy your Wii Channels and game save data onto your SD card and delete these files from your Wii memory.
How Do I Download Wii Menu 4.0?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. Click on the circle.
In the next screen, click on "Wii Settings". In the "Wii Settings" menu, click the right arrow twice until you reach the "Wii Settings 3" screen.
Click on "Wii System Update".
Your Wii console needs to be connected to the internet to download Wii Menu 4.0.
How Do I Put Games, Photos, Music and Other Things Onto a SD Card?
To put pictures, music, downloaded game saves and other files onto your SD card, you'll need to transfer these onto your card through your computer.
Most new computers and laptops have a SD card reader built into them. The card reader looks like a long, thin slot on the side of your computer and has the words "SD.MMC" next to it. If you plug your SD card into the slot, your computer will recognise it as an external hard drive.
If your computer doesn't have a built in card slot, you can buy an external card reader. The card reader simply plugs into a USB port on your computer and acts exactly the same way as a built in card reader. They're reasonably cheap at around $15.
A card reader will also come in handy when you need to transfer pictures and videos from your digital camera or video camera onto your computer.
To put files onto the SD card, plug the card into the card reader. From your computer's Desktop, click on "My Computer". When the new window pops up, look for the SD card under "Hard Drives".
Simply copy and paste the pictures, videos and MP3 music files from the folders on your computer to the Wii SD card.
When downloading games and other Wii Channels from the Wii Shop, you will be given the option of saving these to the SD card if one is plugged into your Wii console.
How Do I Plug a SD Card into the Wii Console?
The SD card slot is on the front of the console. It's on the left of the disc opening if your console is standing upright. If your console is lying flat the SD slot will be below the disc opening.
Open the cover flap and you'll see it says SD underneath the flap. Insert the SD card into the slot with the label facing the disc opening.
How Do I Access the Data on a SD Card?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. Click on the circle.
In the next screen, click on "Data Management" and then "Save Data". Click on the SD Card tab to see the files stored on your SD Card.
To copy any of these files to your Wii console, click on "Copy" and the Wii will copy the files onto your console.
How Do I Launch a Game or Wii Channel Directly from a SD Card?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. To the right of the circle is a small rectangular icon with the letters "SD" on it.
Click on the "SD" card icon and select the game or Wii Channel you want to launch by pressing the "A" button on your Wiimote. Then click "Start" to launch the game or Channel.
It's important to note that game saves can't be loaded directly from the SD card. You'll need to copy any game saves from the SD onto your Wii console first, using the steps in the question above, before you can load them.
How Can I Tell How Much Internal Wii Memory Space is Left?
In the Wii Menu, click on the circle with the word "Wii" in it in the bottom left corner of the screen.
In the next screen, click on "Data Management" and then "Channels". You'll see how much internal Wii memory space is left in the section called "Blocks Open".
How Do I Free Up Space in My Wii's Internal Memory?
To free up space in the Wii memory, you'll need to delete files from your Wii console. The best way to do this is to copy files you don't use very often onto a SD card. Once you've done this, simply delete them from your Wii console. When you need to use these files again, simply copy them back onto your Wii from the SD card and they'll work perfectly.
If you really don't need a Wii Channel or game save file anymore, you could delete these permanently without saving them to a SD card first. Any Wii Channels, Virtual Console games or Wiiware games that you downloaded from the Wii Shop can be downloaded again for free from the Shop. As a word of warning though, you'll probably lose most game save files for good if you can't download them from somewhere else again.
Should I Buy a SD Card?
If you're planning on downloading games and Channels from the Wii Shop, and using photos, videos and music on your console, I would highly recommend getting a SD card.
Remember that the more memory the SD card has, the more expensive it is. With so many size options available, it's worthwhile working out how much you're going to download and buying the right size memory card.
If you're planning on downloading full games and lots of Wii Channels, then a 32GB SD card may be worthwhile. But if you're only planning on uploading pictures to your friends board, downloading a few channels and racking up some game saves, then a smaller (and cheaper) SD card will be fine.
A regular SanDisk SD card is quite a bit cheaper than the official Nintendo Wii SD card (which is also made by SanDisk). Remember, the regular card will work just as well, so feel free to save yourself some money by buying regular, compatible SD cards.

Oct 07, 2014 | Nintendo Wii Console

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My psp is have games on my memory card ..the memory stick is inserted i see the memory..but no games..no space....


Is your PSP modified or do you buy games off PSN? If you try placing ISO games onto your memory card without being modified then the games will not show up.(piracy is wrong btw so only rip your OWN games to ISO format). So if you want to modify your PSP simply search for a guide on Google.

Jun 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable Slim Black...

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How to download a games to a psp version 6.10


How to Download Games onto PSP- Step 1-

Your regular PSP games will come on disc, or UMD as they are known. When you download games onto PSP however, you are going to be putting them straight onto a memory stick/card. (Some people call them memory sticks, and some people say memory cards, but they are in fact the same thing.) The standard PSP memory card of 32mb is just not going to be big enough to download games onto, PSP owners should generally get the largest one they can afford. These days you can find fairly affordable 2 or 4 gig models on Ebay and Amazon quite easily. Once you have your new memory card, you will need to format it before use. This is basically like wiping the slate clean before use, so be sure to do it.

How to Download Games onto PSP-Step 2-

You will need to locate somewhere to download the games from. There are hundreds of places online that will allow you to download games onto PSP, but unfortunately they are not all reliable-if you go to the wrong places you will encounter many problems and can even find your computer riddled with spyware after. Not good! Be sure to choose a reputable site to download PSP games from-the most reliable ones are the ones that charge a small fee upfront and then give you access to unlimited downloads.

How to Download Games onto PSP-Step-3-

Once you begin downloading to your computer, be sure to only download files that end in "PSP" or have "PSP" in the title, as they are the only files compatible. You will occasionally find that the untrustworthy sites out there will try and give all kinds of files as downloads, so be sure to double check everything before you download it. When downloading the games I save them to a little folder on my desktop called "PSP Downloads, as it's simply the easiest place!

How to Download Games onto PSP-Step 4-

Now that you have a selection of games downloaded, you will need to transfer them from your PC onto the memory card of your PSP. This is pretty simple, all you will need is an ordinary USB cable to connect the two, and the PC should then identify the PSP as some form of removable drive, like a flashdrive or removable HD. All you need to do from here is to open up the PSP using the PC and drag and drop the required files onto the PSP memory stick, much as you would with any other removable drive. When you are doing this, be sure to send the files into folders called PSP, and then GAME on your memory card. If they don't exist you will need to create them, and I would recommend using all caps.

How to Download Games onto PSP-Step 6-

Once the transfer is finished you should be able to play the games on the PSP by simply opening up the GAME menu and selecting the games from the stick. Any errors or error messages are likely to be due to incompatible firmware-this is especially true if downloading homebrew games. You may find it necessary to downgrade your PSP in order to play these homebrew games.

Hopefully this guide has helped you see that it's not that tough at all to download games onto PSP once you get the hang of it, the real trick is finding a reliable download source!


I would suggest downloading PSP games using torrents. Just go to www.thepiratebay.org and search for PSP games. You'll need to have mutorrent or some other torrent software on your computer to download the torrents with. Follow the instructions once you have the downloaded game via a torrent and you'll be good to go. Good luck.

Mar 13, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable Slim Black...

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Why has my r4i stopped working i can get my games up but when i click onto a game it freezes! help


well check your games are NDS files NOT RAR if they are, back up everything from your r4i on to your computer then go to the file my computer then right click your memory card and click on format then put all your backed up files on to your memory card then try the games !!!

Jun 20, 2010 | Nintendo DSi Black Console

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Are the playstation 1 games discs or are they something else.


Hi the ps1 games come in cd format so if your buying the games from shops then they come as cds, how ever if you search using google you can find sites that let you download the games onto a memory card this isnt legal so icant give you many details but searching google will help you then copy the games onto a memory card and also the ps1 data onto the card and you can then play games without cds you just insert the memory card in the card slot on the ps and then you play the games that way.

I hope this is some help to you

Jul 01, 2010 | Sony Time Crisis

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How do I download the memory card from my nokia


The easiest way would be to remove the memory card from your phone and insert it into your computer (if your computer has memory card slots, Otherwise, you may need to buy a usb memory card reader). Once you have the memory card inserted into your computer or card reader, double click on the memory card icon, and copy and paste you data into a new folder on your hard drive,

May 25, 2010 | Nokia N80 Cellular Phone

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Whenever i try to download games on my SGH-e250 it says memory full please delete games but i dont have any games


Try buying a memory card (if you don't have one already) and moving some of your other files onto the memory card. That should free up some memory then try downloading the game again and it should have enough memory, Hope this helps. :)

Apr 16, 2010 | O2 Samsung SGH-E250 Cellular Phone

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Download nintendo ds games for free


lol really like u can. you can buy cards that let you do that but you need the rigth one and the one thats lets you actually play the ds game which can have problems due to the cards limits.. look up r4 but even then ds games wont always run and wont run fast... just mod a psp then you dont have to buy psp games.. the psp is so much better and can run psp games from its memory cards.. snes nes sega playstation one and more [girl says]it plays music and super nintendo..do me

Jun 27, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Get internal memory onto computer


The DX 40 should have come with cables to hook up to your computer. If it did not then you will need to go and buy one. It is a USB cable. I would recommend that you get a 1 GB memory card or more. The storage on the DX40 has been known to be faulty also. You can buy a even bigger card for about 25 dollars at Longs, CVS, Riteaid, Radio Shack.

Apr 17, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Downloaded ds games onto sd card. did work on ds then added a few more games and now won't play on ds, says loading. i tried to delete games from sd card and it won't let me.


First have you determined if you exceeded the Memory Capacity for the SD card? If so load SD into your computer Memory card Reader slot, It should pop up on the Screen. Look for Options to View, or Edit the SD card, you should be able to open the Memory stuff and delete some of the games. It sounds like you overloaded the Memory Card.

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