How to Build a Homemade GameCube Memory Card

Updated April 17, 2017

GameCube memory cards are used with both Nintendo GameCubes and Nintendo Wiis to store GameCube game data. However, with the use of an SD card and a special adaptor, a homemade GameCube card can be created which will not only store GameCube game data but allow you to transfer that data to other devices, such as a PC.

Insert the SD memory card into your GameCube SD card adaptor.

Insert the adaptor into the memory card slot on your GameCube or Wii. This slot is on the front of the GameCube and on the left side of the Wii.

Insert a GameCube game into your GameCube or Wii and begin playing. When you are ready to save your game, do so in accordance with your game's saving procedure and the information will be transferred to your new GameCube memory card.


If you wish to transfer your game information to a PC, you can do so by removing your SD card from the adaptor and inserting it into your PC.

Things You'll Need

  • SD card
  • GameCube SD card adaptor
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Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.