The '''Virtual Console''' (abbreviated '''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].
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.
<!--A : Early DS cards, early GBA carts and GBC carts--> <!--B : Late GBA carts-->C : Commodore 64 <br />E : Neo-Geo <br />F : NES <br /> <!--also used for the GBA NES CLASSICS--> <!--G : Gamecube DVDs-->H : Wii channels (Only for saved channels, not VC) <br />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 : [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiiware 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 region code.
E : USA
<br />J : Japan <br />P : Europe (and other PAL regions such as Australia) <br />D : Germany (only if separate version) <br />F : France (only if separate version) <br />I : Italian (only if separate version) <br />S : Spanish (only if separate version) <br />A : All (?, only seen on channels) <br />L : Limited (region free games) <br />M: Import games (confirmed for Japaness imports in Europe) <br />N: Import games (confirmed in Japeness imports in US) <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.
| Mario & Yoshi
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