Frequently Asked Questions

filter_1 Who's running DoujinSoft?
DoujinSoft is a project managed by Difegue and friends. Nintendo has no involvement in creating or maintaining this service.
While the server costs are more than manageable, feel free to toss a coffee my way if you like the service!
filter_2 How can I extract my savefile to use with DoujinSoft?
For DIY Showcase savefiles, it's as easy as copying the save to a SD Card. The data.bin file you will find is compatible with our service. Dolphin saves also work.
For NDS savefiles, consider moving your content to a flashcart, and then using its .sav file. You can also try using GodMode9i.
filter_3 How do I upload content to DoujinSoft?
You can send your DIY Games/Music/Comics either through RiiConnect24 and DIY Showcase, or through our Web Uploader!
Check there for more info and guidance on how to extract content from game saves.
You can also use our source code to roll out your own DIY archive. The more the merrier!
filter_4 Some of your japanese (games/records/comics) have a lot of question marks in their names...
Our name parsing is pretty bad with those magical kanji rune things.
We also have trouble with some of the more esoteric symbols available in DIY, such as 🔟, ➡️, ⬅️, etc.
The names themselves will however be perfectly fine once reinserted into a game save.
filter_5 Some of the (games/records/comics) I made back in 2010 are on this archive and it's hella embarassing!
Can you do something?
If you want a creation removed, email us. It'd be a darn shame though :^(
filter_6 What's your stance on the "risque" games that were made with DIY?
While we removed some of the more hardcore stuff from the archive, we globally don't care that much. The crazy nipponese hentai games are a part of the experience, after all.
NSFW content is blurred by default unless you explicitly agree to see it, but there still might be some games that slipped through the cracks.
If you see one, please report it to us!
filter_7 How do I get started with RiiConnect24?
First off, make sure your copy of DIY Showcase is patched.
Past that, setup RiiConnect24 by checking their guide here, and make sure you're using their DNS. Be sure to register your Friend Code with us in the Cart once you're set!
filter_8 I'm not receiving any games sent through RiiConnect24!
Make sure you're properly hooked to RiiConnect24 first. Easiest way to check that is to see if your Weather Channel is working!
Past that, make sure DoujinSoft's Wii Number appears as a friend in your Wii Address Book.
filter_9 Where did you source the games from?
The Nintendo WFC dump can be found here. Other games from the theme contests and NinSoft can be found in this collection.
And of course, since the WFC shutdown, new content has been entirely uploaded by the community.
filter_9_plus What are your backup plans?
A full backup is made daily and can be downloaded here.
This backup is mirrored to other storage services as well.