How “200101” Became My Least Favorite Number This Holiday Season

FINAL EDIT: It’s been resolved

EDIT: 1/4/13 and 1/8/13 updates at the bottom

This is (hopefully) the least fun thing I will ever write on this blog; I just wanted to get my trials and tribulations with this process out there in order to 1) maybe help anyone else who is experiencing a similar issue and 2) relieve some of my own frustrations. – Ryan

I began the Wii to Wii U transfer process on December 27th. It’s now December 31st and I still don’t have my Wii saves and Virtual Console games on my Wii U system.

This is my story.

(Cue dramatic flashback music)

Last Thursday, I had a bit of free time so I began the transfer process, knowing that it would take roughly an hour or so. I formatted an SD card, downloaded the Transfer Tool onto the Wii and began. Everything went smoothly until I arrived at the step where I put the SD card with the Wii U data into the Wii. The system connected to the internet, read the data, began to connect to the internet again, and then bam:

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Error Code: 200101, which would soon become my eternal nemesis. First thing I did, was naturally, “Try Again.” No luck, so I waited a few minutes and tried again. Same error. I power cycled my Wii, modem, router, and tried again. Same error. It was time for a Google search.

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Episode 22.5 – Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

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This episode, Scott “oksoda” Thompson from Nintendo World Report / Connectivity podcast  joins Lindsey and Ryan to talk about Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 for the Wii U. Have a Wii U and some fitness goals for 2013? We break down the good and bad about Ubisoft’s fitness launch title and determine if it’s worth your time, money, and effort.

Music:

Olivia Newton John – Let’s Get Physical

The Lawrence Arms – 100 Resolutions

Say hi!

Miiverse:

Scott – oksoda

Ryan – brawndwarf

Lindsey – Mablegrl3

Twitter:

Scott: @oksoda

Ryan – @Brawndwarf

Lindsey – @Mablegrl3

Nintendofunclubpodcast@gmail.com

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Nintendo Fun Factor Zine Preview!

In the most recent episode of our podcast, we announced that we were working on a zine about retro and current games on Nintendo systems. The zine is called Nintendo Fun Factor and will be made available FOR FREE as a downloadable .pdf for your iPad or Kindle Fire or whatever sometime in January. We’re going for a hand-made punk rock zine + late-80s/early-90s video game magazine feel with honest, but positive writing. It’s our first go at this sort of thing, so we’ll see how it turns out!

Anyway, here are some preview pages to check out (note: these are low-res snapshots from the .pdf; actual pages will be much higher quality/resolution):

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Episode 22 – Forget Me

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We start this episode by revealing two rad projects we’ve been working on in addition to the podcast!

News: Etrian Odyssey re-releases, Soul Hackers being announced for NA, NA release date for Unchained Blades, Sakurai on wanting to be forgotten during the development of the next Smash Bros., and more!

What U’ve Been Playing: Crimson Shroud, Zombi U, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and more!

Music:
The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)
Etrian Odyssey IV – Windy Plains
The Promise Ring – Forget Me

News sources: Gonintendo, Nintendolife, Siliconera, Tiny Cartridge, BDash, Neogaf, Nintendo World Report

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Episode 21.5 – Distant Worlds Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Concert Impressions

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In this episode, Lindsey and Ryan discuss the Distant Worlds Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary concert they attended on December 7th, 2012 at the Akoo Theater!

Music:

Distant Worlds – Prelude

Distant Worlds – Victory Theme

Distant Worlds – Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV)

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Episode 21 – The End of the Golden Age of Miiverse

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We start off this episode with the most controversial What U’ve Been Playing yet, in which we talk Boost Mode in NSMBU, gore and politics in ZombiU, worrisome Miiverse trends, and more!

A short news session tackles announcements and release dates for 3DS and Wii U titles in both North America and Japan like Pier Solar, Ninja Gaiden (EDIT: Last minute release date change not reflected in the podcast!), Summer Carnival 92 Recca, and more!

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Hyrule Temple

Millencolin – Bullion

News sources: GonintendoNintendolifeSiliconeraTiny CartridgeNintendo GamerBDashNeogaf,Nintendo World ReportPolygon

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Episode 20 – Unpack Your Adjectives

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In What U’ve Been Playing it’s SO MUCH WII U. We talk NintendoLand, New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

A way short news section touches on 3D Space Harrier, Last Story success and price drop, and River City Ransom coming to the 3DS eshop in Japan.

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Mr. T Experience – Unpack Your Adjectives

News sources: GonintendoNintendolifeSiliconeraTiny CartridgeNintendo GamerBDashNeogaf,Nintendo World Report

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