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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Can I convert my old Wii Points into a more useful form?

I have an old Nintendo Wii sitting in a closet. I vaguely recall my store account having a balance of a few hundred Wii Points. Can I somehow convert these points into credit for the Nintendo eShop ...
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Identify what replacement DVD module to purchase

Our Wii Family Edition (RVL-101 USA) has stopped reading the game disks we put in. All other functions work well. Following some manuals I found online, I opened and cleaned up the internals (down to ...
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Can I play old WII console games from Australia and Europe in USA if I buy a US console?

Due to my work I lived in Australia and later in Europe between 2006 - 2008. In Australia I purchased a Wii console and some games for it. Due to the voltage and TV (PAL) standards being the same in ...
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GameCube Games with Bonus Content on Wii [closed]

There are Gameboy games that offered bonus content when played on the Gameboy Advance like the Oracle series. Are there GameCube games which offer additional content when run on Wii hardware
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Do gamecube games on the Wii use the Wii's system clock?

I have recently got a Wii, partly to play Gamecube games (on disc), and I was just wondering where games that use the system clock get their date and time. Do they use the system clock for the Wii, or ...
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are AR codes dangerous?

I'm using Dolphin Wii emulator for Zelda: TP, but I already completed a lot of the game and I don't have the save so I have to redo loads. I was thinking about jumping ahead by using AR codes to speed ...
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eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy freezes on WiiU

I downloaded the eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy and played for a few hours. I later moved it to a USB drive. Now, I can get to the initial menus, pick a game, save file, etc., then the whole ...
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Wii U Transfer: Hung on Loading Data From SD Card Screen

I just purchased a Wii U yesterday and after the initial setup I wanted to transfer my Wii data to my Wii U. I had to do some preparation for the transfer because I have a hacked Wii. I hadn't used it ...
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How do I serve a fast ball in Wii Sports?

I recently replaced our damaged Wii Sports disc after a year or so of it being out of commission. My son and I have been having a lot of fun playing together. When we play tennis, I'm getting vague ...
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Is the Nunchuk required for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed?

Is there any way for two players to play Star Wars: The Force Unleashed without a Nunchuk (or only using one Nunchuk)?
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Can I use PS2-to-WII adapters for Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution?

I just got a Nintendo Wii, and I don't want to have to purchase new instances of all my varied PS2 controllers. I've got Guitar Hero guitars. I've got Rock Band drums. I've got Dance Dance ...
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Resetting a Wii to factory settings

I am donating my Nintendo Wiis to a group of people far more deserving of them however after turning them on for the first time in ages they're all full of old saves, old miis, network settings, games ...
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How do I get back on the Hogwarts Express after the story in Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7?

When I finished up the game on the Wii version, I got it up to 100%. I did some free roaming and when I board the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade Station it dropped me off and I can't press the C button ...
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How many possible times can one play through Altered Beast?

My brother and I played through this and got part way through the second run before we died completely. Is there a limit on the number of play throughs, where meaningful changes will occur to the ...
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Does Animal Crossing: City Folk still work over LAN?

I have one copy for my Wii, but now my girlfriend would like to play co-op with me on our Wii U. I dont really want to go out and buy a second copy if we can't play over LAN together now that ...
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How do you capture video of your Wii gameplay?

I'd like to be able to capture video of me playing games on my Wii, especially when getting past tricky levels so I can share my techniques/tricks with others. Obviously, I could just point a camera ...
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Wii remote extension connector doesn't detect nunchuk

I recently acquired a Wii Remote with built-in Motion Plus. Unfortunately, despite the second hand store (Cex) saying they had tested the controller, the extension connector doesn't seem to work with ...
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What is the biggest SD memory card a Nintendo Wii can support?

OK I read that the Wii can support SD cards up to 2 GB then I read of an update that removed this limitation. What is the actual maximum SD card size the Wii can support if I keep it updated with ...
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Wii DVD drive disassembly and reassembly

Can someone please tell me how I can properly disassemble and reassemble a Nintendo Wii DVD disc drive. I know someone by the name 'Console Zombie' has posted a tutorial on YouTube for the Wii U ...
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Is the Wii RVL-101 compatible with the Active Life mat controller?

Is there a Active Life game mat controller that works with the Wii RVL-101 console? I can't find the hidden panel.
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Some WiiWare titles will not play nor move from the SD card

I downloaded some WiiWare titles, and they worked just fine directly on the Wii. When I started running out of room, I moved some of these titles to a 2 gigabyte SD card. Upon trying to play them from ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

I bought a refurbished Wii and I felt the remotes were not performing as well as I remembered them. So I started looking up the net and it seems that counterfeit Wii remotes that look quite like the ...
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii freezes at map selection menu

Recently I decided to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for my Wii. The game appeared to load fine, until I tried to play a multiplayer game. I selected some characters, and as soon as I pressed +, the ...
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Smash bros GameCube controller on Wii

Is the Super smash bros for Wii u controller itself (not the adapter as I know it's not compatible) adapter compatible with an original Wii or GameCube? I don't want to purchase used ones from Ebay ...
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Wii widescreen doesn't appear to work

When I set my Wii to 16:9 it doesn't appear wide at all. It looked exactly the same and the menu looks like it is in 4:3. Maybe it looked a little zoomed out but the sides were not wide. Pressing '...
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How can I get through the jet stream in Super Mario 64?

I am playing Super Mario 64 on my Wii using a GameCube controller. I have gotten very far, but I'm still stuck on getting the last star (Through The Jet Stream) for Course 3: Jolly Roger Bay. I have ...
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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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Which controllers do I need for playing GameCube and N64 games on a Wii?

I'm completely new in the world of video games, so forgive me if I'm clueless. I just bought a used Wii and found out that it was modified so that it can play N64 and GameCube games. I'm not sure what ...
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Wii u 220 v adapter?

My friend bought me a WII U from US and the WII U adapter supports 110 voltage and where live, the 110 voltage is not supported. I don't know what voltage range is supported there. How can i find what ...
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Will I brick my Wii if I install a HomeBrew operating system?

I've heard about the HomeBrew stuff (wiki) that'll let me download and install simple games and even write my own, but is it fully compatible with the latest updates? I've heard horror stories of ...
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Running import Gamecube games with GeckoOS

The Nintendo Wii is region-locked, so it can't run import games. There is however a homebrew application called GeckoOS, which I have already successfully used in order to play an European Wii games ...
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What video connection gives the highest quality output on a Wii?

I'm about to buy a high definition TV and want to hook my Wii up to it. What video connection should I use to give the best quality picture?
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Can one still redeem Wii Points in the Wii Shop Channel after discontinuation?

With the closing of WiiConnect24, Nintendo WiFi Connection, and now even Club Nintendo, is it still possible to add Wii Points and buy WiiWare and other software in the Shop Channel?
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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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Why is there a yellow light on my Wii?

I have an original Wii model that I bought recently. I have never used a Wii before, and in the user manual, it says that the power light should be red when off. However, sometimes it is yellow, and I ...
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What criteria make for good Mii coaches on Champion's Road?

In PES 2010 on the Wii, you can train Miis for your team. In doing so, you choose 2 players from your team as coaches and once chosen you are given a "compatibility rating" out of 3. What do you need ...
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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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Connecting my Wii Balance Board to my Wii U?

Does Wii Fit, played on a Wii U, support the Wii Balance Board? I tried to sync it, but nothing happened. I mean 'nothing happened' as in, I pressed both Sync buttons, and the light from the Balance ...
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Can you Super Swim on the Gamecube Version of wind waker on the Wii?

What I'm asking is that I could use storage on the gamecube when I play the game. But it seems to be more difficult when play it on the Wii. On a GameCube disc. Since Super swimming is fun, Is it ...
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What do you need to play gamecube games on your wii?

Which additional accessories are required to be able to play gamecube games on the wii? (besides a Wii and a Gamecube game)
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What do the gray/silver crown icons mean in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

In Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Nintendo Wii, when choosing a galaxy to go to, some galaxies have a gray (or maybe silver is a better description) crown-like icon next to them. I can't tell if this is ...
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The ending for Super Mario World (Wii Virtual-Console)

I recently just beat the game on the Wii Virtual Console and the ending was just Mario, the Princess, and Luigi standing there. Does nothing else happen?
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Why will my Skylanders Giant Wii game not work in the Wii U?

My 6year old son loves playing Skylanders. He has the Skylanders Giant game for the Wii and is wanting to play it on his new Wii U. I thought the Wii games were supposed to still work on the Wii U, ...
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Can I bleach or otherwise whiten discolored Wii Classic Controller analog sticks?

Apparently due to finger oils or sunlight or just the flow of time, the joysticks of my Wii Classic Controller have yellowed and look a bit icky, while the rest of the controller (plastic, not rubber) ...
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Wii Virtual Console — Black screen

According to Nintendo, when you get a black screen playing Virtual Console games, you can fix it by pressing Z+A+2 on the "Operations Manual" screen. However, I don't have a Wii Nunchuck, only a ...
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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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Skylanders Swap Force, are wii and wii u versions the same?

For Skylanders Swap Force, are the Wii and Wii U versions the same? I know the Wii version can be played on the Wii U, but will we be missing out on the new Wii U features, or is it the same release ...
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Connecting a Wii to a HD TV using coloured pins

This is the back of my Philips LED HD TV: The sockets are dark blue, yellow and aqua-blue. My Wii has Red, White and Yellow pins. I have tried all combinations of connecting the Pins in different ...
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Wii remotes disconnect as soon as I enter a channel

I own a original USA rvl-001 wii unmodded. Original motion+ controllers. They sync fine at the health and safety message. They work for long periods if I stay in the wii menu or settings page. But if ...
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How to play as the Axis side?

On the Turbografx 16 you could play as the Axis side (green) by doing the following: At the title screen choose game mode (new game or 1p continue) then hold Select and press Button I. With the ...