Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Getting Started
Place the Game Disc into the Nintendo GameCube and insert a Memory Card into Slot A (Slot B is not used). Close the Disc Cover and turn the Power ON. When the title screen appears, press to go to the file-selection screen.
 Playing for the First Time
Follow the directions on the screen to create a Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Save File on the Memory Card. On the file-selection screen, choose from Files 1 through 4 to save Mario's quest data. Choose the File you want to use with and press to select it.
 Continuing a Game
If you've saved a game, you can continue form the last saved point. Choose the File you'd like to play.
 Erasing Data
Erased data cannot be recovered. Please be careful when erasing data.
 Copying Data
You may copy game data from one File to another. Select "Copy File", then select the File you wish to copy with and choose another File with no game data that you will copy to. If there's any data in the destination file, it will be erased, so be careful.
Return to Previous Screen.
 Sound Settings
You can set the game sound to Mono, Stereo, or Surround.
 Rumble Settings
You can use this option to adjust whether or not the Controller rumbles.
 About Saving
Saving your adventure requires a Save Block, which you can find all around the world. You'll also have the option of saving after completing each chapter.
- In order to save, you must have a Memory card in Slot A with one free file and 17 blocks of free memory.
- If you have just saved a previous game, you may resume play at any time. Just confirm that there is a Memory Card in Slot A containing a Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Save File.
For more information about erasing Save Files or formatting Memory Cards, please check your Nintendo GameCube instruction manual.