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What is the process required to transfer virtual console games from the Wii to the Wii U

I'm looking to buy the Wii U, and one of the major draws of it for me is transferring the virtual console games from a previous Wii. I've actually given the Wii to a relative, so I'd like to know ...
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii ...
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Is it possible to transfer Wii Virtual Console games to the 3DS?

I bought some NES games on the Wii that are also sold in the 3DS shop. Is it possible to transfer them from the Wii to the 3DS?
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Wii Tennis scoring formula?

Has anyone figured out the Wii Tennis scoring formula? IE, how many points you gain/lose based on whether you win/lose, who your opponents are, and how badly you win/lose? Given enough data ...
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Can I transfer the data from my Wii to my new Wii U without erasing the Wii?

The Wii U can transfer data from an older Wii using a new channel called the "Wii U Transfer Tool" which Nintendo has made available. However, the instructions state that once the data is transferred ...
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I just bought a new TV and now my Wiimote has a delay for its action

So I just bought a new LCD tv that I thought would be better than my old CRT. however, I've noticed a significant delay between when I press a button during gameplay (Black Ops) and whe the action ...
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Is there some way to determine your Wii's parent region?

A friend of my Wife's bought a Wii seconhand from some-person. They cannot purchase games via the Wii store because they get a message stating that the game is not available in their region. Since ...
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What does the number next to the skull and crossbones mean?

In Sid Meier's Pirates (on the Wii in my case), when sailing there is a minimap with various symbols and numbers next to it. The manual that comes with the game makes no mention of what these ...
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What's the Family Trainer Dancing Mat Controller for?

There is some kind of weird dance controller for the Wii. What's this for? What games are compatible with it?
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Will original Wii Graphics become HD on Wii U

I know that Wii-U will work with the original Wii games and hardware. When I play original Wii games on the Wii-U will the game graphics up convert to 720p/1080p? Or will the system play them in ...
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The Legend of Zelda (Original) Virtual Console can't select item to use on b!

I bought The Legend of Zelda for Virtual Console and my problem is, that I can't select any item on the B button in the subscreen. Of course I read the discription that says I should use the d-pad (I ...
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Will a step down converter from 220V to 110V-100W “toast” a Nintendo Wii?

I was checking the normal AC 110V to DC adaptor that comes with my Nintendo Wii and it says "52W" but my only options for buying are 50W, 60W or 100W. I am assuming the 50W won't be enough so I don't ...
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What does the “LCD TV” option do in Okami?

According to the manual: Video Output Change the TV type (standard TV/LCD TV). Google reveals a mix of guesses and clearly wrong answers. Actually changing the option causes no discernible ...
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What does the light on the power switch of my Nintendo Wii indicate with its colors?

Sometimes the light is Green. This clearly means the Wii is on. Sometimes the light is Red. I assume this means its off. Sometiems when the Wii appears to be off, the light is orange. I'm not at all ...
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Is there a way to run the Balanced Brawl mod from my standard Homebrew Channel GECKO install?

The Balanced Brawl download page provides a download that you have to load on a blank SD card. Once you load the game, you enter the Stage Builder option and it runs an exploit, starting the GECKO ...
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Can the Wii take screenshots of Virtual Console games?

Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii has the ability to take in-game screenshots and save them on an SD card in the Wii. Is the screenshot ability strictly dependent on the game, or is it included ...
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In DDR Hottest Party 3 can you play hotseat multiplayer on one dance pad?

If I have only one dance pad, can my wife and I take turns playing 'multiplayer', or do we just have to play single player and share? (so we can record our high scores separately for example.)
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How can I start a GameCube game without using a Wii Remote?

Is it possible to just use the Wii as a GameCube without the need for a Wiimote (using only the Wii console and the GameCube controller)? If not out-of-the-box, what settings should I set, and will I ...
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How can I tell if Nintendo Wii accessories are genuine/official?

The Wiimote and Nunchuk resale market (e.g., Amazon/eBay) varies between questionable and legit. Many reviews complain about scam products mixed in with resale of certified genuine hardware. What are ...
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Connecting my Wii to my TV over HDMI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I hook my Wii up to an HDMI or DVI monitor? I've read a few questions about this on here about this and was wondering if anyone could confirm that this would work ...
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What Wii consoles can play GameCube games?

I hear the newer ones do not play GCN games. How can one distinguish these consoles? (Date of manufacture? Console color? Bundled games? GameCube controller port panel? Something else?) For instance, ...
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Can I take snapshots (~savegames) of the current game in the Nintendo Wii emulator?

I'm replaying old SNES games and right now the Boss of DK Contry 2 (King K. Rool) gets the best of me. I always die just shortly before the end and have to replay the whole thing all over again. I ...
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Do I need two nunchucks for 2 player mode in Skylanders on the Wii?

I have just bought Skylanders for my son's birthday tomorrow. Just been informed he's got a friend coming around, and they are likely to want to play Skylanders in 2 player mode. I have two Wii plus ...
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How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?

We have Rock Band 3 for Wii, with the Mad Catz Rock Band Midi-Pro Adapter, and a Yamaha P-95 keyboard. This was working just fine. We hadn't used the keyboard with RB3 for a while, and when we plugged ...
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How to switch from interlaced to progressive mode on Zelda Wind Waker on the Wii?

My son selected interlaced video when he started playing Zelda Wind Waker (GameCube game) on the Wii. Now it doesn't prompt us to switch back. Does this make a difference on the Wii since I set it ...
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How can I play Excitebots on a UK Wii?

Did Excitebots ever come out in the UK, and if so where can I buy it? If not, what do I need to do (jailbreaking/modding/etc...) to get my Wii to play a US copy?
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Is it possible to start over playing Skylanders on the Wii?

In Skylanders on the Wii, is it possible to start over, deleting what you have played and upgraded to so far?
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Wii browser capabilities: Specifically: chat/JS/Flash/local storage

I've been asked about the specific capabilities of the Nintendo Wii. Does it have a web browser? If so, is it suitably enabled with JavaScript/Flash, etc.? I'm thinking could it support a ...
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Wii and S-Video results in black white window

I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results ...
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Why am I seeing serious Wiimote latency on Donkey Kong Country Returns?

I am rewriting this question from scratch because I feel that I need to be clear and concise. When I play Donkey Kong Country Returns on my Wii, I experience controller lag during the gameplay. ...
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MW3: Care Package Specialities

In Black Ops, care packages sometimes contained bonuses like the grim reaper or the death machine. Does Modern Warfare 3 have any special features with their care packages, or are they all available ...
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What are all the sword moves in the Wii version of Twilight Princess?

I want to jump back into this game and complete it, but I've forgotten what all the secret techniques are that you get from the wolf and how to use them. Can someone list them?
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Using a Wii/PS3 guitar heroes guitar on a PS3/Wii console

I'd like to know if there's any way to use a Wii guitar (drumset, etc.) on a PS3 - or a PS3 guitar on a Wii. Do I need any adapters?
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Wii extended range sensor bar

My gaming room is just a bit too big. At the far end, where most of my couch space is, the Wii is on the limit of it's detection range, skipping from one frame to the next. I have heard there are ...
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Graphic noise in Wii games - Skyward Sword most recently

I've noticed some graphic noise during a number of Wii games. A bit in Wii Fit, New Super Mario Bros., and most recently Skyward Sword. I don't play often enough to bother me but the amount of time ...
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Does the Wii have a system for free (non-browser) games?

I just got a Wii with Wii Sports Resort and two Motion Plus controllers, but don't want to spend any more money on games for a while. Does the Wii, like Steam and XBox Live, have a system for ...
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Blind Eye Pro - What Qualifies?

I was reading the description of the blind eye pro perk in call of duty modern warfare 3 perk. It says to destroy someone's streak item. Does that mean things such as destroying crates, or does that ...
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wii widescreen doesnt appear to work

I'm extremely confused, when i set my wii to 16:9 it was not wide at all. It looked exactly the same and the menu looked 4:3. Maybe it looked a little zoomed out but the sides were not wide. Pressing ...
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Call of Duty MW3 Guide for Black Ops Players

Being a Wii gamer, black ops is my first real exposure to call of duty. So has anyone written a guide for transitioning from black ops weapons system (I see the upgrade system is quite different), ...
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Is Rock Band needed for the Rock Band track packs?

Does that mean I need Rock Band to play the track packs? Or can I just purchase a track pack without having owned Rock Band 1 (or 2 or 3)? I mean since I'm on a Wii, will it need to sense a Rock ...
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Is there a functional difference between black Family Edition and white classic Wii console?

I just bought a black, horizontal form factor Wii. According to this Wikipedia article, this model is called the Family Edition. According to this FAQ at Nintendo, the only functional difference ...
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Is it safe to buy a pre-owned Wii?

I want to get a Wii to play the new Zelda game, but I am on a pretty tight budget. I have only about $150 to spend, so my best option appears to be buying a used Wii at GameStop for $80 and buying ...
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Can you import included and DLC tracks from Just Dance 2 into Just Dance 3?

My wife has been enjoying Just Dance 2 on the Wii since I gave it to her last Christmas, and has actually bought a number of additional tracks - enough that I had to buy her a big SD card just for the ...
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Playing Wii Without a TV [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a laptop as the monitor for a console Is it possible to use the Wii without a TV? I don't have a TV, and have no plans to get one anytime soon. I'm thinking ...
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Why do I have to lay the controller on a flat surface?

When I start Skyward Sword (its the only MotionPlus game I have, others that use it are probably similar) it always asks me to lay the MotionPlus controller on a flat surface for a bit before it ...
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Wii MotionPlus vs. Wii Remote Plus : is there a difference in quality or gameplay?

I would like to know if there any difference between the new Wii Remote Plus and the couple Wii Remote + Wii MotionPlus I wonder for instance if the "plus" gyroscopes differs in quality. Thanks!
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Is there a workaround for LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 freezing during year 6 on the Wii?

During the year 6 mission "A Not So Merry Christmas" the game freezes when I start putting out the fires. From what I can tell, it's a problem specific to the Wii version of the game, has anyone ...
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How do I turn off Wii remote sounds?

Once in a while I play games with headphones on to avoid disturbing others around me. This works well except with the Wii when games play certain sounds through the Wii remote controllers rather than ...
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What features does the WiiMotion Plus attachment add to a regular remote?

Does it make the remote more "accurate," or does it add some features? Either way, why would I want a remote with it over a regular one? Are there games that can only be played with the attachment, or ...
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Is there a functional difference between black and white Wii remotes?

I know that this is a silly question, but is there any difference between black and white Wii controllers apart from the color? At shops and on online shops, the black one is 10 Euro more expensive ...