Originally Posted by io
Hmmm... I decided not to try for that after hearing tales of previous video game promos where they only had 5 or 10 copies. Oh well... How many more people (roughly speaking of course) are behind you at this point?
My network adapter arrived from Amazon yesterday (the Nyko one for $16.xx). Man, is that night and day. I was finally able to finish my Wii transfer. Hooking that thing up to the Wii made it perform like I had never seen a Wii perform since launch. It didn't take 5 minutes to start up the Wii Shop channel. Downloading the Wii Transfer App took seconds instead of erroring out 5 or 6 times before finally working (as most other downloads have for me in the past). It was remarkable. I mena, I had pretty much stopped buying anything or using any Wii apps because of the crappy Wifi connection. And I'll add here (for the third or fourth time) that other devices hooked to my network in the same location work just fine.
Anyway, I then moved the network adapter over to the Wii U and wow, friend requests came in, the Mii Verse thing actually did something, and of course the Wii Transfer was then completed with only one hiccup. The first time I put the SD card in it told me it had a problem and to insert the correct card or some such nonsense. Since that was the one I used and my Wii was now erased that pretty much freaked me out. But I just ejected it and put it back in and it worked the second time. Whew...
I guess I have to redownload Wii games that were on my old SD card. I popped that in and it while it sees them there it won't play them. Kind of stupid but whatever - I can now redownload them without much hassle for the first time in a long time. My Wii Shop history and points (I had no idea I had 1600 sitting on there!) transfered no problem.
One strange thing - it told me that amongst other things (like the Metroid Preview Channel) that Lost WInds would not transfer over. That is kind of odd - I thought all WiiWare games would transfer. What's the deal with that one? I never finished it but I'd probably never play it again so no big deal I suppose.
Oh yeah, and I think I will try to pick up Scribblenauts. It is too bad none of the Wii games (besides NBA 2K13 and Darksiders II) were part of the BF deals. I want to pick it up but not for $50. I played the original DS game but never got too far. But I could just see my 2 and 5 year olds being amused to no end by that game and having the TV to display the results makes it much more accessible to them.
I'm glad it worked for you! I knew you were quite frustrated with the Wii U at launch, due to connectivity problems. It's nice to see that, the device solved that.
I'm also glad to hear that the adapter came so quickly for you. Would have been a shame to wait a week or two, while your Wii U is sitting offline.
If I was you, I'd contact Nintendo about the fact that some games won't transfer. They might have a solution.