Corrupted Game File

Pandapowah

King Bowser
My New Super Mario Bros. Wii game file was corrupted!I lost everything and I worked so hard on that game :'( Does anyone know why or has this ever happened to you?
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Yes this happened several times to me to not only one game, but all games I had on the Wii.
 

Dr. Javelin

Nathan Latsk
Hey, at least it's just your game. My memory card got corrupted and I lost every scrap of data in every single one of my Gamecube games. Except an Animal Crossing file that was saved on a different memory card.
 

Weasel

Donkey Kong
Retired Forum Mod
That happened once to both my Tekken 5 and Soul Calibur 3 data. I was not happy.
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
I can't really explain but that's when you lose your game data. I don't know how games can get corrupted, it means their files are messed up or something.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
Assuming you don't use a cheating device, corruption generally occurs when you eject a game or shut a console off when it's in the middle of saving data. There could also be some sort of damage to the game itself (scratches, excess smudging). Anything else I'd attribute to a technical glitch.
 

EctoBiologist

Best cat themed touhou. I love touhou and DR.
Banned User
Mario4Ever said:
Assuming you don't use a cheating device, corruption generally occurs when you eject a game or shut a console off when it's in the middle of saving data. There could also be some sort of damage to the game itself (scratches, excess smudging). Anything else I'd attribute to a technical glitch.
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In all seriousness my memory card was corrupted and I pretty much lost everything.

not to mention that some games cannot be saved.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
I've hacked my games, but none of them have ever affected my game data in a negative manner. On second thought, some of my Brawl hacks did impact some of my solo mode records; I may have gotten records that would normally be impossible to accomplish.

If you're confused, I did hack the common2.pac file that's in the Brawl ISO.

All the other games have been nothing but texture hacking, so they shouldn't corrupt my game data.
 

SKmarioman

King Bowser
None of my save data has actually corrupted, but I did temporarily lost my save data for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. I got my save data back in a month (somehow).
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
This didn't happen to me with the Wii, but it did happen to the Gamecube.
It started when I've found out my Memory Card got full (the one I've got with the Gamecube), so I've been looking at the internet for another card, and I've found a 3rd Party Memory Card with lots of more space on it, and brought it.
3 weeks after moving all of my Gamecube data, the new Memory Card forced me to format the card, in order to continue playing any game.
Then I was mad!
I thought, no more fucking 3rd Party junkware!
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Baby Luigi said:
I can't really explain but that's when you lose your game data. I don't know how games can get corrupted, it means their files are messed up or something.
Oh, that happened to me in Nascar Thunder 2003 once.
 

John Doe

Ace Ice Cream Salesman...?
SKmarioman said:
None of my save data has actually corrupted, but I did temporarily lost my save data for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. I got my save data back in a month (somehow).
I lost my save for Mario and Sonic as well. I haven't played it in a while, so I don't know whether it has come back...
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
YamiHoshi.nl said:
This didn't happen to me with the Wii, but it did happen to the Gamecube.
It started when I've found out my Memory Card got full (the one I've got with the Gamecube), so I've been looking at the internet for another card, and I've found a 3rd Party Memory Card with lots of more space on it, and brought it.
3 weeks after moving all of my Gamecube data, the new Memory Card forced me to format the card, in order to continue playing any game.
Then I was mad!
I thought, no more *bleep*ing 3rd Party junkware!
That's pretty much why I stick with products that have the official Nintendo Seal. Even my Wii's SD card has the seal.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
And your TV has the official Nintendo Seal too?
Does that also apply to your bed?
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
YamiHoshi.nl said:
And your TV has the official Nintendo Seal too?
Does that also apply to your bed?
Let me rephrase what I said then...

The only products that I'll buy for my Nintendo systems are the ones with the Official Nintendo Seal. Does that sound better?
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
I think so.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
YamiHoshi.nl said:
And your TV has the official Nintendo Seal too?
Does that also apply to your bed?
Some people have taken that a step further:

 

schmutz

welcome to the hotel waluigi
I remember this happening with third party memory cards to me a lot. It really upset me, especially for data on games I was nearly finished with/had just gotten past the toughest spot.
 
Happened on micromachines on DS. But that was a Rom, so I cant complain. It also happened on my Pokemon SoulSilver once, but it goes back to the previous save so it wasnt too bad.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
No, ROMs create a Save file on their own, and that's basically how they do on actual cartridges too.
The only difference is, the user won't see this happening.
Save States are Emulation and Virtualization features.
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
My mp3 Corruption save file got corrupted to the point where it won't allow me to progress the way the game wants me to.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
>mp3 Corruption save file got corrupted
That explains all.
 
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