The Wii is a seventh generation television console, and is Nintendo's first home console to feature a built-in shop. Use this tag if the question is about Wii's operating system, hardware, or a Wii-only game feature. You can also use this tag for the Wii Family Edition or Wii Mini, but DO NOT use ...

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Which Wii console version has GameCube compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Wii consoles can play GameCube games? I've been surfing the Internet looking for a Wii system but I want to make sure I get one that can play GameCube titles. I've ...
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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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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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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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Wii Shop Channel out of service

I have just connected my old Wii and when I go to the shop (to download demos) it says its out of service. Is it turned off forever or can I somehow use it?
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How to reset the frequency to 50Hz on a Wii that has been set to 60Hz, without a TV supporting 60Hz?

I changed the settings of a Wii to 60Hz, and I can't reset it to 50Hz since the displaying on my TV does not support 60Hz. I have read over the internet that there is a manipulation that can be done ...
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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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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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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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Do Wii Virtual Console games not honor the system mono/stereo setting?

My main TV is an old and busted CRT with one nonfunctional speaker. Obviously, I have the Wii set to Mono sound. However, when playing Super Mario World on the Wii via Virtual Console, I'm still ...
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How are the many signals of a N64 or Wii joystick sent to the console by only 2 wires?

I am curious as to how only 2 wires (perhaps 3 or 4) inside a N64 or Wii gamepad are able to send the many signals of the different inputs at once. It used to be that for just one ON/OFF input, we ...
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Wii Guitar Hero World Tour microphone

What kind of microphones are supported by Wii Guitar Hero World Tour? I bought a box which contained one guitar only and would like to get a complete kit; two guitars, drums and microphone. Can I use ...
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Any way to extract music from Nintendo Wii Games?

I love the music from some of the Nintendo Wii games, like A Boy and His Blob or Super Mario Galaxy. Is there any way to extract the music from these games digitally so I can listen to it on my ...
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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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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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Can I use my BENQ projector with a Wii?

I've got a Benq W100 projector. Is it possible to connect my Wii to this projector? How? What kind of cable do I need? Many thanks in advance. Update: I've uploaded a picture of the projector. I ...
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Are there adapters to use one controller (possibly Xbox) as both Wii classic controller and as Gamecube controller?

Basically I want to have one single gamepad (and I like the Xbox layout best, but it's not imperative), so I am searching for one of the following solutions: One or two adapters USB (at least Xbox ...
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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 cheat codes exist for Goldeneye Wii?

I just recently found out about the cheat codes for this game, and the sites I've viewed have three listed: Does Goldeneye Wii have any other cheat codes?
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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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Is EA Sports Active multilingual?

I would like to buy the Wii game EA Sports Active but it doesn't have the usual multilingual badge I see in most Wii games. The box is only in German here in Switzerland, so can I expect the game to ...
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What do hits on bosses in Donkey Kong Country Returns mean and how do I earn them?

In Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii, after beating a boss it always tells me I got "1 Hit". It's clear to me that I am supposed to do something to get more hits, presumably during the ...
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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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How can I legally try Wii games before buying them?

The only method I can think of is to download a ROM and test it with an emulator, and then delete it 72 hours after I download it. However, I'm uncertain if this is legal. How can I test a Wii game ...
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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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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 you use the Wii Classic Control for the Wii version of Destroy All Humans?

I find the controller layout of Destroy All Humans for the Wii to be too annoying to play for long, using the IR sensor to control the camera is just a pain. I really liked using dual analog sticks ...
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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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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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Where to post game cheats? [closed]

My ten year old son spent several hours mapping out the Power Up Panels in New Super Mario Bro's Wii, and now he'd like to share his findings with the internet masses. The trouble is, I don't know ...
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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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Compatibility of US Rock Band equipment with Australian Wii? (RB3 in particular)

I want to pick up the wireless keyboard for Rock Band 3 for Wii. In Australia, as far as I can tell, only EB Games has imported it, and it costs nearly $200AU for the pleasure. Including shipping, ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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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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Is PS3 with Move an alternative to Wii?

My girlfriend tried the Wii during holidays and she told me that she liked play Wii Sports game. Now I would prefer to buy the PS3 with Move because I think I can use it more, not only for Move-based ...
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How to unlock the 6th world in Escape Vektor for the Wii?

I've gotten a star in every level and all 5 worlds, but I am unable to unlock the path to the 6th world, which I believe is grayed out and directly above the first world.
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Why are there only 12 Wii Demos?

I just started to use Wii Shop, but I'm shocked that there are only 12 Wii demos. What is the reason for this? I know that there are not many Wii games, but 12 demos looks like nothing when you ...
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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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What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?

What features are missing in the Wii edition of Rock Band 3 that the other (PS3 or Xbox 360) editions have? Gameplay functionality only, not console characteristics such as video output resolution.
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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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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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Differences between Mario Bros for the NES and 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros?

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Nintendo has released a couple of Wii bundles that include some sort of variant of Mario Bros: 25th Anniversary SUPER MARIO BROS is pre-installed, 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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Challenge Mat adapter?

I bought a new Wii, and the Challenge Mat I had with my old Wii does not attach to my new Wii system. Is there an adapter for it?
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What are my options for motion control on the three consoles?

What are my options for motion control on the three consoles? What are the pros and cons of each motion control system on the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3?