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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 Wikipedia.

Internal game names

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.

E : Neo-Geo
F : NES
H : Wii channels (Only for saved channels, not VC)
J : SNES
L : Master System
M : Genesis/Mega Drive
N : N64
P : TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
Q : TurboGrafx-CD
R : Wii DVD (Only for savegames, not VC)
W : WiiWare

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
J : Japan
P : Europe (and other PAL regions)
D : Germany (only if separate version)
F : France (only if separate version)
A : All (?, only seen on channels)
L : Limited (region free games)

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 format page for details of this format, which is shared with Wii channels.

Virtual Console ID List

The fourth letter not listed.

Commodore 64 ID
Impossible Mission C95
California Games C97
Paradroid C98
Uridium C99
The Last Ninja C9X
International Karate C9Y
World Games C9Z


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
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