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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
C : Commodore 64<br />
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* $0.75 in U.K. physical stores
E : Neo-Geo<br />
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* $1.50 in Australia
F : NES<br /> <!--also used for the GBA NES CLASSICS-->
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* €1.00 in the Eurozone
<!--G : Gamecube DVDs-->
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* ¥100 in Japan
H : Wii channels (Only for saved channels, not VC)<br />
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* ₩1000 in South Korea
J : SNES<br />
 
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 Game ID List==
 
The fourth letter not listed.
 
As you can read above, the regioncode character use to be E=USA J=Japan P=Europe, however some games use a more specific character.  D=Germany F=France A=All (?, only seen on channels) L=Limited (region free games)
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Commodore 64
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Impossible Mission
 
| C95
 
|-
 
| California Games
 
| C97
 
|-
 
| Paradroid
 
| C98
 
|-
 
| Uridium
 
| C99
 
|-
 
| The Last Ninja
 
| C9X
 
|-
 
| International Karate
 
| C9Y
 
|-
 
| World Games
 
| C9Z
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Neo Geo
 
! ID
 
|-
 
|  FATAL FURY
 
|  EAA
 
|-
 
|  World Heroes
 
|  EAB
 
|-
 
|  Magician Lord
 
|  EAC
 
|-
 
|  ART OF FIGHTING
 
|  EAD
 
|-
 
|  BLUE'S JOURNEY
 
|  EAF
 
|-
 
|  THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94
 
|  EAG
 
|-
 
|  BASEBALL STARS 2
 
|  EAH
 
|-
 
|  TOP HUNTER
 
|  EAI
 
|-
 
|  Metal Slug
 
|  EAJ
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Nintendo (NES)
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong Jr. Math
 
| FA6
 
|-
 
| Mario & Yoshi
 
| FA7
 
|-
 
| Kirby's Adventure
 
| FA8
 
|-
 
| Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
 
| FA9
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong
 
| FAA
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong Jr.
 
| FAB
 
|-
 
| Pinball
 
| FAC
 
|-
 
| Gomoku Narabe Renju
 
| FAD
 
|-
 
| Mario Bros.
 
| FAF
 
|-
 
| Super Mario Bros.
 
| FAG
 
|-
 
| Tennis
 
| FAH
 
|-
 
| Soccer
 
| FAI
 
|-
 
| Ice Hockey
 
| FAJ
 
|-
 
| The Legend of Zelda
 
| FAK
 
|-
 
| Baseball
 
| FAL
 
|-
 
| Wario's Woods
 
| FAM
 
|-
 
| Urban Champion
 
| FAN
 
|-
 
| Solomon's Key
 
| FAO
 
|-
 
| NES Open Tournament Golf
 
| FAP
 
|-
 
| Ninja JaJaMaru-kun
 
| FAQ
 
|-
 
| Gradius
 
| FAR
 
|-
 
| Xevious
 
| FAS
 
|-
 
| The Legend of Kage
 
| FAT
 
|-
 
| Tecmo Bowl
 
| FAV
 
|-
 
| Elevator Action
 
| FAW
 
|-
 
| Pac-Man
 
| FAX
 
|-
 
| Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
 
| FB2
 
|-
 
| Lunar Pool
 
| FB4
 
|-
 
| ZANAC
 
| FB5
 
|-
 
| Mach Rider
 
| FBB
 
|-
 
| Excitebike
 
| FBC
 
|-
 
| Kid Icarus
 
| FBD
 
|-
 
| Ice Climber
 
| FBE
 
|-
 
| Castlevania
 
| FBH
 
|-
 
| Punch-Out!! / Featuring Mr. Dream
 
| FBI
 
|-
 
| Mighty Bomb Jack
 
| FBJ
 
|-
 
| Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 
| FBK
 
|-
 
| Lode Runner
 
| FBL
 
|-
 
| Ninja Gaiden
 
| FBN
 
|-
 
| Galaga
 
| FBR
 
|-
 
| Milon's Secret Castle
 
| FBS
 
|-
 
| ADVENTURES OF LOLO
 
| FBU
 
|-
 
| Super Mario Bros. 2
 
| FBY
 
|-
 
| Metroid
 
| FBZ
 
|-
 
| Bubble Bobble
 
| FC3
 
|-
 
| StarTropics
 
| FC6
 
|-
 
| NES Play Action Football
 
| FC7
 
|-
 
| Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
 
| FC8
 
|-
 
| Star Soldier
 
| FCA
 
|-
 
| FLAPPY
 
| FCH
 
|-
 
| Antarctic Adventure
 
| FCN
 
|-
 
| Balloon Fight
 
| FCP
 
|-
 
| Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
 
| FCQ
 
|-
 
| Adventure Island
 
| FCR
 
|-
 
| Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces
 
| FCS
 
|-
 
| MEGA MAN
 
| FCT
 
|-
 
| Volleyball
 
| FCU
 
|-
 
| Wrecking Crew
 
| FCV
 
|-
 
| Super Mario Bros. 3
 
| FCW
 
|-
 
| Yoshi’s Cookie
 
| FCY
 
|-
 
| KING'S KNIGHT
 
| FCZ
 
|-
 
| Double Dragon
 
| FD2
 
|-
 
| ADVENTURES OF LOLO 2
 
| FD6
 
|-
 
| Spelunker
 
| FDA
 
|-
 
| Bases Loaded
 
| FDF
 
|-
 
| Ghosts'n Goblins
 
| FDG
 
|-
 
| Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
 
| FDL
 
|-
 
| MEGA MAN2
 
| FDN
 
|-
 
| OPERATION WOLF
 
| FDO
 
|-
 
| Blades of Steel
 
| FDP
 
|-
 
| Double Dribble
 
| FDQ
 
|-
 
| Skate or Die
 
| FDR
 
|-
 
| Renegade
 
| FDT
 
|-
 
| River City Ransom
 
| FDV
 
|-
 
| SKYKID
 
| FEC
 
|-
 
| City Connection
 
| FEI
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Super Nintendo
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
 
| JA4
 
|-
 
| ActRaiser
 
| JA7
 
|-
 
| Final Fight
 
| JA8
 
|-
 
| Super Mario World
 
| JAA
 
|-
 
| Mario’s Super Picross
 
| JAB
 
|-
 
| F-Zero
 
| JAC
 
|-
 
| The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
 
| JAD
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong Country
 
| JAE
 
|-
 
| SimCity
 
| JAF
 
|-
 
| R-TYPE: THE THIRD LIGHTNING
 
| JAH
 
|-
 
| Super Castlevania IV
 
| JAI
 
|-
 
| Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
 
| JAJ
 
|-
 
| Contra III: The Alien Wars
 
| JAL
 
|-
 
| CONTRA : THE ALIEN WARS
 
| JAL
 
|-
 
| Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
 
| JAL
 
|-
 
| Gradius III
 
| JAM
 
|-
 
| Super Metroid
 
| JAV
 
|-
 
| ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS IV Wall of Fire
 
| JAW
 
|-
 
| The Legend of The Mystical Ninja
 
| JAZ
 
|-
 
| Harvest Moon
 
| JB3
 
|-
 
| Metal Marines
 
| JBA
 
|-
 
| SUPER STREET FIGHTER II: THE NEW CHALLENGERS
 
| JBB
 
|-
 
| Kirby's Dream Course
 
| JBC
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
 
| JBD
 
|-
 
| Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting
 
| JBI
 
|-
 
| Breath of Fire II
 
| JBK
 
|-
 
| Pac-Attack
 
| JBL
 
|-
 
| Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble
 
| JBP
 
|-
 
| Kirby’s Ghost Trap
 
| JBQ
 
|-
 
| Vegas Stakes
 
| JBR
 
|-
 
| Axelay
 
| JBS
 
|-
 
| Super Turrican
 
| JBT
 
|-
 
| Cybernator
 
| JBW
 
|-
 
| Super R-Type
 
| JBY
 
|-
 
| DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure
 
| JCA
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Master System
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Fantasy Zone
 
| LAB
 
|-
 
| Wonder Boy
 
| LAC
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! MegaDrive/Genesis
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Puyo Puyo 2
 
| MA3
 
|-
 
| Streets of Rage 2
 
| MA6
 
|-
 
| Shining in the Darkness
 
| MA7
 
|-
 
| Ecco: The Tides of Time
 
| MA8
 
|-
 
| Altered Beast
 
| MAA
 
|-
 
| Columns
 
| MAB
 
|-
 
| Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
 
| MAC
 
|-
 
| Ecco the Dolphin
 
| MAD
 
|-
 
| Golden Axe
 
| MAE
 
|-
 
| Gunstar Heroes
 
| MAF
 
|-
 
| Ristar
 
| MAG
 
|-
 
| Sonic The Hedgehog
 
| MAH
 
|-
 
| Space Harrier II
 
| MAI
 
|-
 
| ToeJam & Earl
 
| MAJ
 
|-
 
| Bonanza Bros.
 
| MAL
 
|-
 
| Sword of Vermilion
 
| MAM
 
|-
 
| Bio-Hazard Battle
 
| MAO
 
|-
 
| Comix Zone
 
| MAP
 
|-
 
| Streets of Rage
 
| MAQ
 
|-
 
| The Story of Thor
 
| MAR
 
|-
 
| VECTORMAN
 
| MAS
 
|-
 
| Sonic Spinball
 
| MAT
 
|-
 
| Wonder Boy in Monster World
 
| MAV
 
|-
 
| Virtua Fighter 2
 
| MAW
 
|-
 
| Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
 
| MAX
 
|-
 
| Alien Storm
 
| MAY
 
|-
 
| ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
 
| MAZ
 
|-
 
| Mega Turrican
 
| MB7
 
|-
 
| Phantasy Star II
 
| MB8
 
|-
 
| Sonic The Hedgehog 2
 
| MBB
 
|-
 
| Kid Chameleon
 
| MBC
 
|-
 
| Golden Axe II
 
| MBD
 
|-
 
| Shining Force
 
| MBE
 
|-
 
| Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
 
| MBF
 
|-
 
| Dynamite Headdy
 
| MBG
 
|-
 
| Landstalker: Treasures of King Nole
 
| MBI
 
|-
 
| Ghouls'n Ghosts
 
| MBJ
 
|-
 
| Crack Down
 
| MBK
 
|-
 
| ESWAT:City Under Siege
 
| MBL
 
|-
 
| Sonic The Hedgehog 3
 
| MBM
 
|-
 
| Golden Axe III
 
| MBO
 
|-
 
| Super Thunder Blade
 
| MBP
 
|-
 
| Streets of Rage 3
 
| MBQ
 
|-
 
| Rolling Thunder 2
 
| MBR
 
|-
 
| Alien Soldier
 
| MBT
 
|-
 
| Sonic 3D Blast
 
| MBU
 
|-
 
| Columns III: Revenge of Columns
 
| MBW
 
|-
 
| Ecco Jr.
 
| MBX
 
|-
 
| Light Crusader
 
| MBY
 
|-
 
| Eternal Champions
 
| MBZ
 
|-
 
| Gley Lancer
 
| MCA
 
|-
 
| POWERBALL
 
| MCB
 
|-
 
| Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
 
| MCC
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! Nintendo 64
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Super Mario 64
 
| NAA
 
|-
 
| Mario Kart 64
 
| NAB
 
|-
 
| The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
 
| NAC
 
|-
 
| Star Fox 64
 
| NAD
 
|-
 
| Paper Mario
 
| NAE
 
|-
 
| F-Zero X
 
| NAF
 
|-
 
| Yoshi's Story
 
| NAH
 
|-
 
| Wave Race 64
 
| NAI
 
|-
 
| Sin & Punishment
 
| NAJ
 
|-
 
| Pokémon Snap
 
| NAK
 
|-
 
| Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
 
| NAM
 
|-
 
| Pokémon Puzzle League
 
| NAN
 
|-
 
| 1080°: TenEighty Snowboarding
 
| NAO
 
|-
 
| Cruis'n USA
 
| NAS
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! TurboGrafx-16 / Pc Engine
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Bloody Wolf
 
| PA6
 
|-
 
| Alien Crush
 
| PA7
 
|-
 
| ORDYNE
 
| PA8
 
|-
 
| SPLATTERHOUSE
 
| PA9
 
|-
 
| Bomberman’93
 
| PAA
 
|-
 
| Bonk's Adventure
 
| PAB
 
|-
 
| Dungeon Explorer
 
| PAC
 
|-
 
| R-TYPE
 
| PAD
 
|-
 
| Super Star Soldier
 
| PAE
 
|-
 
| Victory Run
 
| PAF
 
|-
 
| BATTLE LODE RUNNER
 
| PAH
 
|-
 
| New Adventure Island
 
| PAI
 
|-
 
| Necromancer
 
| PAJ
 
|-
 
| Dragon's Curse
 
| PAK
 
|-
 
| Soldier Blade
 
| PAL
 
|-
 
| Neutopia
 
| PAM
 
|-
 
| Military Madness
 
| PAN
 
|-
 
| Final Soldier
 
| PAO
 
|-
 
| VIGILANTE
 
| PAV
 
|-
 
| GALAGA '90
 
| PAW
 
|-
 
| Neutopia
 
| PB2
 
|-
 
| Devil's Crush
 
| PB3
 
|-
 
| Cratermaze
 
| PB6
 
|-
 
| Blazing Lazers
 
| PB8
 
|-
 
| World Sports Competition
 
| PB9
 
|-
 
| DRAGON SPIRIT
 
| PBA
 
|-
 
| Double Dungeons
 
| PBD
 
|-
 
| Moto Roader
 
| PBE
 
|-
 
| Bonk's Revenge
 
| PBH
 
|-
 
| Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure
 
| PBI
 
|-
 
| SAMURAI-GHOST
 
| PBJ
 
|-
 
| LEGEND OF HERO TONMA
 
| PBM
 
|-
 
| Ninja Spirit
 
| PBN
 
|-
 
| Chew Man Fu
 
| PBS
 
|-
 
| China Warrior
 
| PBT
 
|-
 
| BRAVOMAN
 
| PBU
 
|-
 
| Air "Zonk"
 
| PBW
 
|-
 
| Shockman
 
| PBX
 
|-
 
| J.J. & JEFF
 
| PBZ
 
|-
 
| Silent Debuggers
 
| PCA
 
|-
 
| Dead Moon
 
| PCB
 
|-
 
| Power Golf
 
| PCE
 
|-
 
| Drop Off
 
| PCH
 
|-
 
| Psychosis
 
| PCO
 
|-
 
| Break In
 
| PCR
 
|-
 
| Digital Champ: Battle Boxing
 
| PCS
 
|-
 
| World Class Baseball
 
| PCV
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! TurboGrafx-CD
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| Super Air Zonk
 
| QAA
 
|-
 
| Cho Aniki
 
| QAC
 
|-
 
| GRADIUS / GOFER NO YABOU
 
| QAD
 
|-
 
| The Dynastic Hero
 
| QAF
 
|-
 
| Gate of Thunder
 
| QAG
 
|-
 
| Lords of Thunder
 
| QAS
 
|-
 
| Riot Zone
 
| QAT
 
|-
 
| Monster Lair
 
| QAU
 
|-
 
| Star Parodier
 
| QAW
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:90%;"
 
|-
 
! WiiWare
 
! ID
 
|-
 
| TV Show King
 
| WB6
 
|-
 
| Star Soldier R
 
| WBQ
 
|-
 
| Pop
 
| WBS
 
|-
 
| Critter Round-Up
 
| WBW
 
|-
 
| Defend your Castle
 
| WDF
 
|-
 
| Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
 
| WDM
 
|-
 
| Final Fantasy - My Life as a King
 
| WFC
 
|-
 
| LONPOS
 
| WLP
 
|-
 
| LostWinds
 
| WLW
 
|-
 
| Family Table Tennis
 
| WPP
 
|-
 
| Toki Tori
 
| WTT
 
|-
 
| V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
 
| WVC
 
|-
 
|}
 

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