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Last Edited by phatchristy March 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM
We got a Wii through one of the Christmas deals...and had been playing Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga. Somehow this morning while the kids were playing our son wrote over our file and deleted the game that we had nearly completed...OMG.

He basically started a new game and then accidentally saved over the old game. Is there any way to get it back?

Honestly, I don't think I ever want to play that game again after putting all that time into it to think we'd have to redo everything is insane and would be a huge waste of time.

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You should slap him.

Hard.
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From the short amount of research I've Googled, it doesn't seem there's any way to recover your data.

I'd advise backing up your saves to a SD card every so often (or very often) in the future.
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Argh! Are you using DS to mean "Dear Son" here? If so, I absolutely HATE when people use "Dx" in general, but to use it in the gaming lounge makes things even more confusing. I was trying to figure out how the DS deleted your Wii Save file. The lack of a comma in that sentence still leaves me a bit unsure
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while the kids were playing DS wrote over our file and deleted the game that we had nearly completed..

As a sidenote I always read the D as "Dumb". Works pretty well in most cases where it's used
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Argh! Are you using DS to mean "Dear Son" here? If so, I absolutely HATE when people use "Dx" in general, but to use it in the gaming lounge makes things even more confusing. I was trying to figure out how the DS deleted your Wii Save file. The lack of a comma in that sentence still leaves me a bit unsure



As a sidenote I always read the D as "Dumb". Works pretty well in most cases where it's used
LOL

Yeah I hate that too... and now I have a new tactic to make it more fun Stick Out Tongue Thanks!

But yeah I was like "how would a Nintendo DS be able to overwrite a Wii save?"
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Argh! Are you using DS to mean "Dear Son" here? If so, I absolutely HATE when people use "Dx" in general, but to use it in the gaming lounge makes things even more confusing. I was trying to figure out how the DS deleted your Wii Save file. The lack of a comma in that sentence still leaves me a bit unsure



As a sidenote I always read the D as "Dumb". Works pretty well in most cases where it's used
If you use that word as the prefix, you could use a different word for the "s" to help lounge -> GL translation Smilie.
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op, one possible solution would be to download a save file from the net and transfer it to your SD card. They have a bunch of different ones here: http://www.wiisave.com/?cid=151

Not sure if that will work, but it's worth a try

edit: It should work, check out their FAQ for some more help:

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»How do I use someone else's save?

After downloading a save, you'll either get a plain old data.bin or a zipped file.

If you have a data.bin, you have to place it in a folder structure on your SD card like so: \private\wii\title\GAME\data.bin (replacing GAME with it's corresponding game code from the game code list).

If you get a zipped file, it most likely has all of it's folder structure in tact, so all you have to do is extract it to your SD card so it shows up like the above folder structure.

Once you have the file in place on your SD card, you can then put the SD card in to your Wii and go to your saved game(s) on your SD card (Wii Options > Data Management > Save Data > Wii > SD card tab), select the saved game that you want and select Copy. Keep in mind that if you already have a save on your Wii that you're trying to replace, it wont overwrite it, so you'll have to backup your save, then delete it off your Wii internal memory to be able to transfer the new one on.
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Argh! Are you using DS to mean "Dear Son" here? If so, I absolutely HATE when people use "Dx" in general, but to use it in the gaming lounge makes things even more confusing. I was trying to figure out how the DS deleted your Wii Save file. The lack of a comma in that sentence still leaves me a bit unsure



As a sidenote I always read the D as "Dumb". Works pretty well in most cases where it's used

OK, *DOH* to me writing DS in a gaming lounge. OK, well sure I get it now bounce. I was not happy this morning and hadn't had my coffee yet. My son was eerily quiet after it happened so I knew something had gone wrong.

On a positive note I did figure out how that I could delete the file he wrote over the old one and transfer a saved game from an SD card. At least now we don't have to start over from scratch. But things aren't exactly the same either. I made sure to back up the other games, will have to force myself to do it more often!
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I stayed out of the thread because I thought it was just some random crackpot thinking a DS and Wii had the same files...then when I saw "Son" I thought someone made a spoof again.

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Honestly, I don't think I ever want to play that game again after putting all that time into it to think we'd have to redo everything is insane and would be a huge waste of time.
I know what you are getting at...but...don't we play games to waste time in the 1st place Smilie
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Quote from ssjmichael View Post :
Argh! Are you using DS to mean "Dear Son" here? If so, I absolutely HATE when people use "Dx" in general, but to use it in the gaming lounge makes things even more confusing. I was trying to figure out how the DS deleted your Wii Save file. The lack of a comma in that sentence still leaves me a bit unsure
Up until this post I still thought the OP was talking about a Nintendo DS. I was thoroughly confused.
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op, one possible solution would be to download a save file from the net and transfer it to your SD card. They have a bunch of different ones here: http://www.wiisave.com/?cid=151

Not sure if that will work, but it's worth a try

edit: It should work, check out their FAQ for some more help:

This is very helpful! And, it works! Of course, now we're at 100% but ya know I guess it's better than starting over with little %. You just have to delete what you have on the internal memory I discovered.

I loaded a 100% one, but we weren't quite there yet. I can't exactly duplicate our game, but we're trying this for now.
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glad to help. I noticed they had one that was 68% complete too, and others in the 80's.
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glad to help. I noticed they had one that was 68% complete too, and others in the 80's.
Yeah, I think the 80% one is pretty close to what they actually have, I think I'll have to decide. They may just play a different game.

I wonder if there is there a way to load two games on?
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I agree with slapping him hard.
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I agree with slapping him hard.
Thirded...

Put him up for adoption would get my vote.

"As a sidenote I always read the D as "Dumb". Works pretty well in most cases where it's used"

I go with DOUCHE...
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