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The virtual console (VC) is a platform to play retro games on your Nintendo Wii. For more information about the VC visit the VC page of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Console_(Wii) Wikipedia].
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'''Wii Points''' are the digital currency used in the [[Wii Shop Channel]]. They can no longer be obtained, although when they could be obtained, they were sold as both physical cards and digital distributions.
  
==Internal game names==
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== Monetary value ==
The folders in which the Virtual Console files (content.bin) are saved have systematic, four-character names. The first character tells us what system the ROM belongs to.
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100 Wii points were sold at:
 
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* $1 in the U.S.
<!--A : Early DS cards, early GBA carts and GBC carts-->
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* $1 in Canada
<!--B : Late GBA carts-->
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* $0.70 in U.K. digital stores
E : Neo-Geo<br />
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* $0.75 in U.K. physical stores
F : NES<br /> <!--also used for the GBA NES CLASSICS-->
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* $1.50 in Australia
<!--G : Gamecube DVDs-->
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* €1.00 in the Eurozone
H : Wii channels (Only for saved channels, not VC)<br />
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* ¥100 in Japan
J : SNES<br />
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* ₩1000 in South Korea
L : Master System<br />
 
M : Genesis/Mega Drive<br />
 
N : N64<br />
 
P : [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_Engine/TurboGrafx-16 TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine]<br />
 
Q : TurboGrafx-CD<br />
 
R : Wii DVD (Only for savegames, not VC)<br />
 
W : WiiWare
 
<!--Y : Newer DS cards-->
 
 
 
The second and third char is the game identifier. For non-Wii games, it is incremented from AA to AZ, then A0 to A9, BA to BZ and so on; for Wii games, it is often an abbreviation of the game name (e.g. "SP" for Wii Sports, "ZD" for Zelda).
 
 
 
The last character is the regioncode.
 
 
 
E : USA<br />
 
J : Japan<br />
 
P : Europe (and other PAL regions)<br />
 
D : Germany (only if separate version)<br />
 
F : France (only if separate version)<br />
 
A : All (?, only seen on channels) <br />
 
L : Limited (region free games)<br />
 
 
 
Let's take F-Zero as an example. The folder for F-Zero (USA) is named JACE. The 'J' tells us it's a SNES game, followed by 'AC' which tells us this is probably the third game released for the SNES and the 'E' tells us it's a USA release.
 
 
 
==The content.bin file==
 
When saved to a SD card, the VC game is saved in a file named "private/wii/title/XXXX/content.bin", where XXXX is the four-character name of the game, as described above.
 
 
 
See the [[content.bin_file_structure|content.bin file format]] page for details of this format, which is shared with Wii channels.
 
 
 
==Virtual Console ID List==
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center; font-size:90%;width:100%;"
 
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! Commodore 64
 
! ID
 
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| Impossible Mission
 
| California Games
 
| Paradroid
 
| Uridium
 
| The Last Ninja
 
| International Karate
 
| World Games
 
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|-
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Software]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:23, 18 March 2021

Wii Points are the digital currency used in the Wii Shop Channel. They can no longer be obtained, although when they could be obtained, they were sold as both physical cards and digital distributions.

Monetary value

100 Wii points were sold at:

  • $1 in the U.S.
  • $1 in Canada
  • $0.70 in U.K. digital stores
  • $0.75 in U.K. physical stores
  • $1.50 in Australia
  • €1.00 in the Eurozone
  • ¥100 in Japan
  • ₩1000 in South Korea