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Oct 19, 2011 6:02 PM

GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

I am trying to play a GameCube game (Tony Hawk Underground 2) on my Wii.  The game load fine until I get to a screen that says Warning! No Memory Card Detected in Slot A. I do not have a GameCube memory card.  I would like to select the option to 'continue without saving all types of files'.  At this point, my controller stops working.  I am using a Wii classic controller that plug into my Wii controller. Do I need a memory card to play this game or is there an issue with my Wii classic controller that is preventing me from playing this game?

MARIO 3,050 posts since
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Oct 19, 2011 6:10 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

You need a GameCube controller to play GameCube games, and you need a GameCube memory card if you want to save them.

MARIO 3,050 posts since
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Oct 19, 2011 7:29 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

Nope, a GameCube controller plugs into the controller slots on the Wii console itself (on the top if your Wii is vertical, on the left side if it is horizontal.) Unfortunately a Classic Controller will not work with GameCube games.

NIGHTFIRE5 2,953 posts since
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Oct 19, 2011 7:56 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

As Mario has stated, in order to play Nintendo Gamecube games, you'll need to use Nintendo Gamecube hardware. For controllers, there is the normal Nintendo Gamecube controller, or the Nintendo Gamecube Wireless Wavebird controller, while for memory cards, you have your choice of the Nintendo Gamecube Memory Card 59 (grey), 251 (black), or 1019 (tan-ish). You most likely won't find any licensed controllers or memory cards that are new, but it's worth looking. Remember, Classic Controller accessories and Classic Controller PRO accessories are designed mostly for use with the Virtual Console games, but some Wii and WiiWare games can also use them. Nintendo Gamecube controllers can be used to play Virtual Console titles, select Nintendo Wii games, and Nintendo Gamecube games only. You would also be wise to never purchase an unlicensed memory card, as they are made cheap, break easy, and can lose data for no reason.

 

Also, as a note, if you would have looked in your Wii's instruction book, you would have found the answer to your problem.

SMARTBOY161 181 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 3:47 PM in response to: NIGHTFIRE5
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

As an owner of a 1019 card, it looks more white than tannish to me.

NIGHTFIRE5 2,953 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 10:12 PM in response to: SMARTBOY161
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

I too, own a 1019, but perhaps my memory card is from a different production than yours, which could be why the colors are slightly different.

 

Also, as a note that even I failed to mention, a special two-tone Ruby and Sapphire Memory Card 59 was included with the Pokemon Box software for the Nintendo Gamecube. Aside from the limited edition coloring, there is no difference between this memory card and the normal Memory Card 59.

DERRICKSPY4 12 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 3:06 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card? Yes! (and read for more)

You can't play GameCube games with a Classic Controller. You need a GameCube controller. If you wanna save the game, you also need a memory card.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 5:48 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

You will need these items below to play GameCube games on your Wii:

 

 

1. GameCube Controller (Comes in wireless or wired)

2. Memory Card (Comes in 59 blocks [gray], 251 blocks [black], and 1019 blocks [white])

 

 

I personally recommend the wireless GameCube controller (also know as WaveBird) because the Wii will tip over if you run into one of the GameCube controller's cords.

OCARINA98 308 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 7:04 PM in response to: TYLER645
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

You wouldn't really have that problem if you had a GameCube controller extension cord.

SMARTBOY161 181 posts since
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Oct 20, 2011 8:33 PM in response to: OCARINA98
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

Coming from a family with any little kids, extension cords STILL knock over consoles, even the Wii.

 

If you do use a corded GameCube Controller, I would recommend laying the Wii on its side so the risk of tipping the console is reduced. Otherwise, go for a WaveBird Wireless. You can find those at used game stores or eBay.

ZELDAFOX5 1 posts since
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Nov 11, 2012 4:56 PM in response to: SMARTBOY161
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

can you play a gamecube game without a memory card but with gamecube controller

MARIO 3,050 posts since
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Nov 11, 2012 4:59 PM in response to: ZELDAFOX5
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

You can play GCN games without a memory card as long as you have a Wii system that supports GCN compatibility, but you will not be able to save.

NIGHTFIRE5 2,953 posts since
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Nov 11, 2012 5:27 PM in response to: ZELDAFOX5
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

ZELDAFOX5  wrote:

 

can you play a gamecube game without a memory card but with gamecube controller

 

As a friendly reminder, please don't go around bumping old threads. The last time that this thread was active was October 2011, more than a year ago.

MARIOGOLFER777 2,329 posts since
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Nov 12, 2012 4:05 AM in response to: ZELDAFOX5
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

In addition to what Nightfire5 said, please start your own discussion if you have a problem with a Nintendo system/game.

 

Thanks!

DERPYDERPJ 195 posts since
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Nov 11, 2012 5:21 PM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

you can play but cannot save

ALEX762 970 posts since
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Nov 12, 2012 9:31 AM in response to: SWERVINMERVIN
Re: GameCube Game...Do I Need A Memory Card?

Yes you do need a memory card i have like 6 and 2 gamecubes i found them cheap and you only need them to save if you dont save you have to start al;l over every time now if i was you i would go and buy one cause its boring starting all over every single time.

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